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Clean Air Act Digest, 3.3.11

Clean Air Act Digest, 3.3.11

March 3, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

UPDATES 1. Legislation: House – Representative Upton (R-MI), Chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, is expected to introduce legislation today that would permanently block the EPA’s ability to regulate carbon pollution. This version of the bill has been modified from the draft version released a month ago and is expected to attract the […]

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Clean Air Act Digest, 2.23.11

Clean Air Act Digest, 2.23.11

February 23, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

UPDATES 1. House Spending Bill: On February 19 the House of Representatives passed their FY11 spending bill (H.R. 1) by a vote of 235-189. Upon introduction the bill blocked the EPA’s ability to address dangerous carbon pollution and included budget cuts that would cripple critical programs to protect public health. Additionally, several amendments were passed […]

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Climate Action Heats Up as Summer Wanes, Climate Action Hotline 9.14.10

Climate Action Heats Up as Summer Wanes, Climate Action Hotline 9.14.10

September 14, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

September 14, 2010 Climate Action Heats Up as Summer Wanes Congress resumes after a long August recess and the concerted influence of the climate community will focus this month on protecting EPA’s authority to act on global warming and pushing the agency to be more aggressive. First order of business: blocking rogue proposals this week […]

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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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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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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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Massey Energy Threatened with Lawsuit

Massey Energy Threatened with Lawsuit

January 12, 2010 by · 1 Comment 

Environmental groups are threatening to sue coal giant Massey Energy, which operates coal mines in Kentucky, Virginia and West Virginia. Groups including the Sierra Club, Ohio Valley Environmental Coalition, Coal River Mountain Watch and the West Virginia Highlands Conservancy say Massey has committed 12,000 violations of pollution laws. They say those violations are detailed in […]

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Petition Urges Michigan Energy Company to Look Beyond Coal

Petition Urges Michigan Energy Company to Look Beyond Coal

November 21, 2009 by · Leave a Comment 

A proposed Michigan coal plant is a bad investment, say the protestors launching a statewide petition drive urging Consumers Energy, the state’s largest utility, to drop plans to build it. Traveling across the state, representatives from the Sierra Club, Clean Water Action and Michigan Citizen Action invited residents to sign the petition asking Consumers Energy […]

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Protesters Tell Penn State to Stop Using Coal

Protesters Tell Penn State to Stop Using Coal

November 18, 2009 by · 1 Comment 

Last week on the Penn State campus, students joined faculty and community members at a rally in front of the university’s coal plant. They called on the university to phase out the plant – which now provides 80% of the energy on campus – and move toward clean energy. Penn State’s President Graham Spanier’s agreed […]

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