Posts Tagged with "Energy"

Report from the Coal Export Action: Day 1

Monday, August 13, 2012

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Report from the Coal Export Action: Day 1

At around 9:30 this morning, one hundred strong gathered in Helena, Montana for the first day of the Coal Export Action. Today’s rally spread across the steps of the capitol building, kicking off a week of action against coal exports organized by the Blue Skies Campaign, a Montana-based, volunteer grassroots organization. Lowell Chandler, who is [...]

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Coal Exports Action Moves To Stop Preventable Environmental Catastrophe

Thursday, August 9, 2012

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Coal Exports Action Moves To Stop Preventable Environmental Catastrophe

It is obvious Big Coal is on the ropes. This week, both Arch Coal and Alpha Natural Resources posted losses. St. Louis based Patriot Coal, mainly operating in Appalachia, filed for bankruptcy. In Appalachia and the interior West, front groups like the Friends of Coal stirred up miners and their families with so much hate [...]

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Charlotte Rolls Against Coal!

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

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Charlotte Rolls Against Coal!

Last weekend, over a thousand Charlotte citizens turned out for a cancer fundraiser styled as a 24 Hour bike ride.  Participants were encouraged to ride with a team, and many organizations and businesses were represented.  Duke Energy’s team was present, as was team Bank of America in matching red and blue spandex. This year, as [...]

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Twenty Pro-Mountain Activists Held on $500,000 Combined Bail After Shutting Down Hobet Mine

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

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Twenty Pro-Mountain Activists Held on $500,000 Combined Bail After Shutting Down Hobet Mine

Environmental crises are ravaging the country. From tar sands oil pipelines to fracking for natural gas to western coal exports, the fossil fuel industry is literally waging war on the United States. One of the most resisted forms of extraction is mountaintop removal coal mining. In the late 1990′s, a new anti-strip mining movement emerged [...]

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Bank of America: Strong on Rhetoric, Weak on Climate & Coal

Monday, June 11, 2012

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Bank of America: Strong on Rhetoric, Weak on Climate & Coal

Bank of America released its new environmental initiative this morning, grandly declaring that “Today’s announcement builds on Bank of America’s legacy of leadership in the environmental arena.” While the bank’s initiative focuses on its financing of renewable energy, key construction projects and reduction of its own operational emissions (emissions from its buildings and facilities), the [...]

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Bank Of America Vs. The World: Charlotte, NC On May 9th

Thursday, April 12, 2012

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Bank Of America Vs. The World: Charlotte, NC On May 9th

It sucks to be Bank of America. BoA is wrecking the planet for profit, wrecking the economy for fat cat executive bonuses, and foreclosing on millions of American Dreams. And it’s the biggest funder of coal, from mining to power plants, in the U.S. BoA may have gotten away with it for years, but now [...]

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North Carolina’s 99% Spring is Coming for Bank of America

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

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North Carolina’s 99% Spring is Coming for Bank of America

Heads up Bank of America and other corporate baddies: the North Carolina 99% Spring is upon you. What happens when over 100,000 committed activists unchain their imaginations and take action? The 1% is about to find out. Last weekend, March 24 and 25, over 60 North Carolinians gathered in Charlotte to prepare for a season [...]

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EPA Rejects Palm Oil: Good News for Indonesian Rainforests

Thursday, February 2, 2012

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EPA Rejects Palm Oil: Good News for Indonesian Rainforests

Before I started doing environmental work, I’d assumed that biofuel use would have a positive effect on the climate. It turns out the truth about biofuels is much more complex than I’d originally thought. Not every biofuel on the market today has a positive impact on the environment, and some actually pose a major threat. [...]

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Wanted: Mr. Bank O. America, Menace To Society

Friday, January 20, 2012

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Wanted: Mr. Bank O. America, Menace To Society

This morning, we conducted a manhunt in San Francisco. Or, I should say, a “man” hunt. If corporations are people, then this Mr. Bank O. America fellow is a clear and present danger to society. So we teamed up with The Alliance of Californians for Community Empowerment, rounded up a posse, and searched the streets [...]

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The Top 20 Climate Killer Banks

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

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The Top 20 Climate Killer Banks

A new report titled “Bankrolling Climate Change” calls out the top 20 banks that are financing the dirty coal industry. The top three “climate killers” will not come as much of a surprise: JP Morgan Chase, Citi, and none other than Bank of America top the list with $22 billion, $18.27 billion, an $16.79 billion [...]

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