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Richmond Passes Resolution on Limiting CO2

Richmond Passes Resolution on Limiting CO2

February 10, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Last week the Richmond, California City Council passed a resolution that recognizes 350 ppm CO2 as the sensible limit to prevent catastrophic climate change. Richmond is home to a large Chevron refinery, which is the largest contributor of emissions in the state. The Richmond resolution commits the city to a series of educational presentations, beginning […]

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Clean Coal? — Gillian Caldwell Engages President Obama

Clean Coal? — Gillian Caldwell Engages President Obama

February 8, 2010 by · 2 Comments 

On Thursday night, February 5, Gillian Caldwell  went to hear what President Obama had to say at a Gen44 event organized by the Democratic National Committee. Caldwell, the campaign director for 1Sky, a prominent climate action group based in Takoma Park, Maryland got more than the chance to hear the president. “I happened to catch […]

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Congress Holds Key to Creating Green Jobs

Congress Holds Key to Creating Green Jobs

February 6, 2010 by · 4 Comments 

Hundreds of thousands of jobs would be created if the U.S. would institute a renewable electricity standard (RES) to mandate creating 25 percent of its power from renewable sources, according to a new report. The report from RES Alliance, a group of renewable energy companies, says the creation of a federal RES could create 274,000 […]

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Solar Roofs Bill Introduced in Congress

Solar Roofs Bill Introduced in Congress

February 6, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Late last week, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) introduced a bill aimed at getting 10 million new solar rooftop systems and 200,000 new solar hot water heating systems installed in the U.S. in the next 10 years. The bill would offer rebates for up to half of the cost of new solar-powered systems. The bill has […]

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Coal River Mountain Treesitter Pens Letter from Jail

Coal River Mountain Treesitter Pens Letter from Jail

February 6, 2010 by · 1 Comment 

The following is from Eric Blevins, one of the recent Coal River Mountain treesitters. His hearing is currently scheduled for Feb. 23. I wrote this letter to the editor to the Beckley paper while in jail and told it to someone over the phone who sent it to them for me. They didn’t print it […]

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On the Bus for Clean Energy Now

On the Bus for Clean Energy Now

February 5, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

In two weeks The Hip Hop Caucus Clean Energy Now! Bus Tour will get underway in New Orleans, then roll on through the Midwest, ending in Washington, DC. Along the way there will be community rallies, roundtables on college campuses, tours of clean energy job sites and live music. The tour will deliver its message of […]

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More Sleep-Outs for Clean Energy Planned in Massachusetts

More Sleep-Outs for Clean Energy Planned in Massachusetts

February 4, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Protesters in Massachusetts will continue to urge their legislators to commit to powering the state with 100% clean electricity by 2020. The Leadership Campaign is organizing the efforts, as they did with last fall’s sleep-outs in Boston Common, which lasted three weeks and came to an end as the global summit in Copenhagen began. Although […]

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Funk the Warming Protests in DC

Funk the Warming Protests in DC

February 1, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

DC Students for a Democratic Society and DC Rising Tide organized a protest last Friday against “Fossil Hawks,” saying that the War on Terror and the Corporate War on the Earth are one in the same, It’s Getting Hot in Here reports. The protesters said they were fighting back against military recruiters who take advantage of […]

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Treesitters Come Down

Treesitters Come Down

February 1, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

The treesit on Coal River Mountain, which was Climate Ground Zero’s most sustained intervention in mountaintop removal mining operations since its campaign of nonviolent direct action began last February, ended over the weekend after nine days. In a final communication from her tree, one of the two remaining protesters, Amber Nitchman, 19, captured the group’s […]

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West Virginia Treesitters Still in Trees

West Virginia Treesitters Still in Trees

January 31, 2010 by · 1 Comment 

Two protesters remain in the trees on Coal River Mountain, blocking Massey Energy from continuing to blow up the mountaintop. The company has been attempting to dislodge them by blasting air horns and shining floodlights on them at night. Earlier this week, a man attempting to bring supplies to the protesters was arrested. Yesterday, West […]

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