Posts Tagged with "dirty energy"

Texas Oil Spill Hits Home for Tar Sands Activists

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

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Texas Oil Spill Hits Home for Tar Sands Activists

Does the Tar Sands Blockade (TSB) have a crystal ball we didn’t know about? Yesterday in Tyler County, TX, a pipeline operated by Sunoco Logistics sprung a leak and spilled 20,000 gallons (or 550 barrels) of oil into local East Texas waterways. Deep East Texas is known for its creeks and lakes, freshwater eco-systems and aquifers [...]

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API’s Circular Argument On Keystone XL Pipeline Wouldn’t Pass Your High School Philosophy Class

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

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API’s Circular Argument On Keystone XL Pipeline Wouldn’t Pass Your High School Philosophy Class

In my freshman logic course, now a long time ago, I learned about Petitio Principii, Circulus in Probando, also known as arguing in a circle. It’s a basic fallacy popularly demonstrated in a formulation like this: Daniel always tells the truth. I know this because he told me so. But of course Daniel might be [...]

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Why Going to Jail for Climate Justice Is More Than a Responsibility: A Closer Look at Our Movement’s Tactics

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

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Why Going to Jail for Climate Justice Is More Than a Responsibility: A Closer Look at Our Movement’s Tactics

This is a guest post by Peter Hoy of Chicago, IL. It originally appeared on WeArePowershift.org. Washington, D.C., for better or worse, always feels like a losing battle. I am educated enough to know that our politics are polluted by corporate money. I have lobbied enough to know that even congressional allies will say the [...]

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A Bad Year for Dirty Energy

Monday, April 4, 2011

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A Bad Year for Dirty Energy

April 5th is the one-year anniversary of the disaster at Massey Energy’s Upper Big Branch mine, in which 29 coal miners lost their lives needlessly thanks to Massey’s disregard for worker safety in its reckless pursuit of profits. It was also something of a kickoff for what would turn out to be a really bad [...]

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Score: Three to Zip in Bad Day for Dirty Energy

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

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Score: Three to Zip in Bad Day for Dirty Energy

Amidst a horrific week of news about Japan, there was some truly good news yesterday in the fight to keep dirty coal and oil out of our air, water and atmosphere. Ambre Energy was foiled in its effort to open a coal export terminal on the coast of the Pacific Northwest; TransCanada was delayed in [...]

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What Does Japan’s Nuclear Meltdown Mean for our Energy Future?

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

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What Does Japan’s Nuclear Meltdown Mean for our Energy Future?

Japan’s earthquake, tsunami and nuclear power plant disaster have dominated headlines around the world since news broke last Friday. Thousands of people have died in Japan over the past few days, and many more are at risk of radiation sickness from the ongoing nuclear power plant meltdown. My heart aches for all of the families in [...]

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Offical Notice: Cease Financing Coal

Monday, March 14, 2011

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Offical Notice: Cease Financing Coal

To: Bank of America, Citi, JPMorgan Chase, Morgan Stanley, PNC and Wells Fargo: We regret to inform you that this bank is being put on Notice. Effective immediately you must begin to cease all financing of coal-fired power-plants and related infrastructure. The Rainforest Action Network, our supporters and allies, being inhabitants of this planet, do [...]

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Our Local Dirty Power Plant Is Shutting Down

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

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Our Local Dirty Power Plant Is Shutting Down

Here in San Francisco we just got some holiday cheer: After decades of  battling, the last remaining fossil fuel power plant in our city is going to shut down. Mayor Gavin Newsom today announced that Potrero Power Plant, operated by GenOn Energy, will close on January 1, and be fully decommissioned by February 28. The [...]

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Murray Energy Coal Pollutes Southern Ohio’s Waterways

Sunday, October 3, 2010

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Thanks to Mary Ellen for alerting me to this story in Southern Ohio. A coal slurry spill from Murray Energy’s American Century Mine is threatening Belmont County Creek. This is the fourth coal slurry spill into the creek in recent years – and yet Murray Energy wants to put another impoundment right on the creek. [...]

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Double Trouble: Chevron’s Ecuador Gameplan Slowly Unravels

Thursday, September 16, 2010

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Crossposted from Daily Kos In the last two days Chevron has been hit with two developments that will surely produce lasting doubts to the legality and authenticity of Chevron’s actions in what is being called the world’s largest environmental lawsuit. Chevron has been involved in the $27.3 billion for the last 17 years. The breathtaking [...]

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