Posts Tagged with "coal plants"

The EPA Can, And Should, End the Construction of New Coal Plants

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

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The EPA Can, And Should, End the Construction of New Coal Plants

Are you as fed up as I am about the coal industry’s license to pollute? On January 9, coal cleaning chemicals leaked into West Virginia’s Elk River and poisoned the drinking water of 300,000 people. Since February 2, millions of gallons of toxic coal ash have leaked from a Duke Energy coal plant into North Carolina’s [...]

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RAN Protests Coal Export Kingpin Ambre Energy

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

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RAN Protests Coal Export Kingpin Ambre Energy

Today in Salt Lake City, RAN has joined with climate activists, air quality advocates and local labor organizations to tell coal giant Ambre Energy that the coal rush is over. Coal kingpin Ambre Energy is making a major push to build America’s first West Coast coal port in the Pacific Northwest. That’s right: Ambre has [...]

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Putting Wall Street on Notice

Thursday, January 27, 2011

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Putting Wall Street on Notice

Last week, RAN’s coal finance campaign released its latest report, “The Principle Matter: Banks, Climate & The Carbon Principles.” The report shows that despite adopting the Carbon Principles — once a much heralded “new path” for the banking industry — what we’ve seen in practice is still just “business as usual.” Along with releasing the [...]

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Deep in the Heart of Dirty Energy and False Solutions

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

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Deep in the Heart of Dirty Energy and False Solutions

I just want Texas to be number one in something other than executions, toll roads and property taxes. -Kinky Friedman They say everything is bigger in Texas. And in the race to drive our environment and climate off a steep cliff, my home state of Texas is speeding ahead in a big ass Mack fucking [...]

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New EPA Coal Standard Saves Lives

Monday, June 7, 2010

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The EPA just announced a new standard for sulfur dioxide emissions from coal fired power plants. According to the EPA in an article in the New York Times, this new standard would prevent 2,300 to 5,900 premature deaths and 54,000 asthma attacks a year, would cost the coal industry roughly $1.5 billion over the next [...]

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