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Climate Action Hotline, 3.21.11

Climate Action Hotline, 3.21.11

March 21, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Peter Bahouth, Executive Director March 21, 2011 Climate Action Hotline Under the guise of protecting small businesses, higher gas prices and continued high unemployment numbers, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) pushed to prevent the Environmental Protection Agency from moving forward on new pollution regulations, but failed to get to a vote Thursday, after days […]

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Clean Breeze for the Economy

Clean Breeze for the Economy

February 17, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

USCAN MEMBER REPORTS Economy and Green Investment: In a testament to the power of green technology to stimulate economic growth, “Rebuilding Green: The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act and the Green Economy” presents case studies of green investments’ effect on job creation.   According to the February report by the Economic Policy Institute and the BlueGreen […]

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Clean Air Act Digest, 2.10.11

Clean Air Act Digest, 2.10.11

February 10, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

UPDATES 1. First Hearing on Bad Air Bill Held on Wednesday: – The Energy and Power Subcommittee of the House Energy and Commerce Committee held its first hearing on Chairman Upton’s Energy Tax Prevention Act of 2011. The bill, along with its Senate companion introduced by Sen. Inhofe, would repeal the EPA’s CO2 endangerment finding […]

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Toxin Contamination and Other Hot Pubs

Toxin Contamination and Other Hot Pubs

February 6, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

USCAN  MEMBER HOT PUBLICATIONS Coal and Hexavalent Chromium: A report by Earthjustice, Physicians for Social Responsibility, and Environmental Integrity Project highlights the health threats of a cancer-causing chemical found at 29 sites in 17 states.  Further contamination is likely since coal ash dumps are inadequately monitored.  Although municipal water is now being tested for hexavalent […]

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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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Report: Coal Pollution Damages Human Health at Every Stage of Coal Life Cycle

Report: Coal Pollution Damages Human Health at Every Stage of Coal Life Cycle

November 20, 2009 by · Leave a Comment 

Coal contributes to four of the top five causes of mortality in the U.S., according to a new report from the Physicians for Social Responsibility. The report, “Coal’s Assault on Human Health,” looks at the impact of coal pollution on the major organ systems of the human body and also considers coal’s contribution to global […]

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Report Examines Hidden Costs of Energy

Report Examines Hidden Costs of Energy

November 18, 2009 by · Leave a Comment 

The external damages from sulfur dioxide, nitrogen oxides and particulate matter created by burning coal at 406 coal-fired power plants, which produce 95 percent of the nation’s coal-generated electricity, were about $62 billion in 2005. These nonclimate damages average about 3.2 cents for every kilowatt-hour of energy produced. Those are some of the findings of […]

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