Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Environmental Group Sues Wisconsin State Agency

Environmental Group Sues Wisconsin State Agency

February 23, 2010 by · 1 Comment 

Last week, the Wisconsin Sierra Club sued the state’s Department of Natural Resources, saying that agency has failed to provide requested records on several state-owned coal plants. The Sierra Club is trying to ensure that the plants are in compliance with the federal Clean Air Act. The group requested the records in October. The plants […]

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Mountaintop Removal Mining Kills Fish

Mountaintop Removal Mining Kills Fish

February 23, 2010 by · 1 Comment 

A biologist from Wake Forest University was scheduled to brief U.S. Senators today on yet another environmental problem caused by the practice of mountaintop removal coal mining: poisoned fish. Dead and deformed fish in surrounding streams are a consequence of selenium pollution from mountaintop coal mining, which is causing permanent damage to the environment and […]

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Hip Hop Caucus Clean Energy Now! Bus Tour Rolls

Hip Hop Caucus Clean Energy Now! Bus Tour Rolls

February 20, 2010 by · 2 Comments 

The Hip Hop Caucus Clean Energy Now! Bus Tour got underway yesterday in New Orleans, with Rev. Yearwood,  actress Gloria Reuben and DJ Biz Markie joined by community and student leaders and hundreds of students on the campus of Dillard University. All those voices came together to call for a clean energy future. Rev. Yearwood […]

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Troubles for New Wisconsin Coal-Fired Plant

Troubles for New Wisconsin Coal-Fired Plant

February 18, 2010 by · 1 Comment 

Late last month, an enormous new coal plant in Wisconsin began producing electricity – enough to power a million homes. The We Energies Oak Creek plant, a $2.3-billion facility, was approved years go, when the state’s electricity demand was much higher. Now its power is no longer needed, even according to state regulators. The plant […]

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The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Asks Court to Block EPA from Regulating Emissions

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Asks Court to Block EPA from Regulating Emissions

February 17, 2010 by · 1 Comment 

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce, no surprise, is asking a federal court of appeals to review the Environmental Protection Agency’s ruling that greenhouse gases pose a health risk that the agency could regulate under the Clean Air Act. The Chamber is leading the national campaign that includes the oil, natural gas, coal, and utility industry […]

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Wisconsin Residents Urge Passage of Clean Energy Jobs Act

Wisconsin Residents Urge Passage of Clean Energy Jobs Act

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A coalition of organizations announced that 12,000 Wisconsinites have signed a postcard to their legislators in support of the Clean Energy Jobs Act. “We’ve knocked on thousands of doors in communities across Wisconsin and one thing is clear: the public wants clean energy and they want it now,” said Dan Kohler, Wisconsin Environment Director, in […]

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Join the Rainforest Action Network’s Day of Action this Thursday

Join the Rainforest Action Network’s Day of Action this Thursday

February 17, 2010 by · 1 Comment 

This Thursday, February 18, will be a social media day of action to stop mountaintop removal coal mining. Rainforest Action Network (RAN) is organizing the effort aimed at JP Morgan Chase, which finances the destructive practice. JP Morgan Chase maintains a financial relationship with Massey Energy, which is responsible for most of the mountaintop removal […]

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Texas Governor Gets a “Citizen Citation”

Texas Governor Gets a “Citizen Citation”

February 17, 2010 by · 1 Comment 

Texas Governor Rick Perry is one of several politicians and business interests (including the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and a group of senators) trying to stop the EPA from regulating greenhouse gases, but after he filed his lawsuit against the EPA this week, Texas environmental groups made a filing of their own. Texas’ Public Citizen […]

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Upcoming Climate Trial

Upcoming Climate Trial

February 10, 2010 by · 1 Comment 

Tim DeChristopher got national headlines last year when he bid on and won 14 oil and gas leases worth $1.8 million.  Now he’s headed for a trial  for making false statements and interfering with an auction and the sentence could include up to 10 years in prison and $750,000 in fines. He plans to argue […]

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National TV Ad Urges Congress to Pass Clean Energy Act

February 10, 2010 by · 2 Comments 

Operation Free has launched a new national television ad. It highlights the connections between our dependence on oil and funding for terrorist organizations, urging Congress to take action and pass clean energy legislation. Operation Free is a coalition of groups including VoteVets.org, Veterans for Common Sense and Veterans & Military Families for Progress supporting the […]

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