Posts Tagged with "fossil-fuels"

Why Washington University in St. Louis Should Ditch Peabody Coal

Friday, April 11, 2014

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Why Washington University in St. Louis Should Ditch Peabody Coal

This article first appeared in Washington University in St. Louis’ Student Life on April 10, 2014.  On April 30, the UN’s International Governmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) released the best available scientific report on global warming and the likely consequences of continued carbon pollution. Based on 12,000 peer-reviewed studies, the IPCC’s report describes a [...]

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Why We’re Sitting in at WashU (And We’re Not Leaving)

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

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Why We’re Sitting in at WashU (And We’re Not Leaving)

By Caroline Burney, Senior at Washington University. Crossposted from We Are Powershift. I’ve learned many things in my four years at Washington University in St. Louis–not all of them in the classroom. For example, before I became a student at Wash U, I had never heard of Peabody Energy, the world’s largest private sector coal [...]

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The Last Message Becky Wrote To You

Friday, January 11, 2013

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The Last Message Becky Wrote To You

For the last two weeks, we’ve been grieving the loss of RAN’s beloved executive director, Rebecca Tarbotton, who died tragically on December 26. In late December, Becky was working on a letter to you that she planned to send in the New Year. We’ve decided to share the full letter below. We will warn you [...]

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Hurricane Sandy Haunts CEOs at Economic Outlook Conference

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

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Hurricane Sandy Haunts CEOs at Economic Outlook Conference

As Bank of America Co-Chief Operating Officer, David Darnell, and outgoing Duke Energy CEO, Jim Rogers, met behind closed doors to forecast 2013′s corporate profits—a storm was brewing in Charlotte. Immediately before the heavily guarded economic summit was set to begin, an inconvenient visitor arrived and demanded to be let into the meeting: Hurricane Sandy. Buoyed [...]

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“Coal Blooded”: New Report Says Coal Plants Disproportionately Impact Communities Of Color

Monday, November 26, 2012

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“Coal Blooded”: New Report Says Coal Plants Disproportionately Impact Communities Of Color

A new report from the NAACP called “Coal Blooded: Putting Profits Before People” (co-authored by former RAN staffer Adrian Wilson) paints a grim picture. Grim, but not surprising. Of the 378 coal plants across the country, 75 are considered to be the most toxic and receive an “F” on the report’s environmental justice report card. [...]

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Time To End $122 Billion In Taxpayer Handouts To Fossil Fuels

Thursday, October 6, 2011

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Time To End $122 Billion In Taxpayer Handouts To Fossil Fuels

Say you live next door to a polluting factory that is poisoning you and your family, and you decide to stop buying whatever that factory makes, voting for alternatives with your dollar. How would you feel if the owners of that factory then went and bought off as many politicians as possible so that they [...]

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Bank Of America’s Shirking Responsibility Statement

Thursday, July 21, 2011

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Bank Of America’s Shirking Responsibility Statement

Last week, Bank of America released its 2010 Corporate Social Responsibility Report. It is more accurately described as “Bank of America’s 2010 Shirking Responsibility Report,” however. The document, titled “Opportunity in Motion,” is  87 pages of information about how the company conducts global business and holds itself accountable to “customers, employees, shareholders and communities,” according [...]

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Royal BS

Thursday, August 19, 2010

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Hundreds of climate activists set up camp this morning next to the headquarters of the Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) in Edinburgh. Since an October 2008 bailout, taxpayers have owned more than 80% of the bank. But Downing Street won’t enforce basic environmental standards at RBS so Climate Camp is taking direct action. The camp [...]

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44 Arrested Protesting Cliffside Coal Plant

Monday, April 20, 2009

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A few hours ago hundreds of protesters converged on the headquarters of Duke Energy in Charlotte NC to demand a stop to the construction of the Cliffside Coal-fired power plant. This is just the latest in the growing wave of civil disobedience that is building around the country demanding that we get America off coal [...]

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Public Interest Groups Oppose Carbon Capture Scam

Tuesday, May 6, 2008

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In conjunction with the international release of a report by Greenpeace today – that identifies the ridiculous risk, uncertainty and cost associated with industry-driven plans for carbon capture and sequestration (CCS), Public interest groups (from across the country) sent the following letter to Congress, demanding that taxpayer subsidies be disallowed CCS, and that safe, affordable and [...]

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