Posts Tagged with "Lisa Jackson"

EPA Announces Powerful Air Pollution Safeguards: You Spoke and Lisa Jackson Listened

Thursday, December 22, 2011

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EPA Announces Powerful Air Pollution Safeguards: You Spoke and Lisa Jackson Listened

As the holidays draw near I’m raising a glass to all of you RAN activists, because—along with hundreds of thousands of clean air advocate allies—you stood up and asked the Environmental Protection Agency to protect our environment and our bodies from toxic pollutants. EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson announced the first-ever Mercury and Air Toxics Standards [...]

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EPA’s New Rule: Yet Another Reason to Quit Coal

Thursday, July 7, 2011

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EPA’s New Rule: Yet Another Reason to Quit Coal

This morning the EPA gave us some news we’ve been waiting a long time for. Administrator Lisa Jackson announced The Cross-State Air Pollution Rule, a critical regulation that mandates strict limits on soot and smog emissions from coal-fired power plants. In the words of the EPA, this rule “will protect communities that are home to [...]

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Do EPA Staff Get Threatened With Tuna Heads In Their Beds?

Friday, May 20, 2011

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Do EPA Staff Get Threatened With Tuna Heads In Their Beds?

Last night’s edition of John Stewart’s The Daily Show featured EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson explaining why we need to clean up coal-fired power plants. Her reason is pretty compelling (you can watch below): “Mercury’s a neuro-toxin, it destroys our children’s brains, oftentimes before they’re born. These standards are estimated to prevent 17,000 premature deaths and [...]

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RAN DC Delivers Over 6,000 Public Comments To EPA

Friday, December 3, 2010

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Yesterday was the end of the public comment period for the April 1st guidelines that put tougher standards on mountaintop removal mining permits. So we stuffed the public comments into holiday stockings that read: “EPA: End MTR in 2011″ and headed down to the EPA with a letter. The letter to EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson [...]

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A letter to Lisa Jackson from West Virginia

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

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Yesterday we learned the news that the EPA has, yet again, flip-flopped on mountaintop removal (MTR) coal mining and given the go-ahead to new mining at Pine Creek in Logan County, West Virginia For West Virginia coal miner’s widow Lorelei Scarbro and leader with the Alliance for Appalachia, who has met numerous times with the [...]

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EPA’s First Decision Under New Mountaintop Mining Guidelines Goes to King Coal

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has given a green light for the Pine Creek mine permit, an MTR mining site in Logan County, W.Va. This is the first permit decision the EPA has issued under the new mountaintop mining guidelines, which came out last April and were anticipated to provide tougher oversight of mountaintop removal [...]

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Citizen Watch Over Appalachia

Monday, June 14, 2010

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We must thank the 9,263 RAN activists who submitted a public comment to Lisa Jackson, head of the Environmental Protection Agency, urging that she hold firm and veto the Spruce Mine permit, protect over 2,000 acres of forest and save more than seven miles of streams. We need to prevent further situations like this – [...]

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Lisa Jackson’s Reaction To Mountaintop Removal Activist Lock Down At EPA

Thursday, March 18, 2010

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At 7:00am this morning, a dozen brave activists released a 25-foot banner on the lawn of the EPA headquarters in Washington, DC. The message on the banner calls on the EPA to pledge to end mountaintop removal coal mining in 2010. But there’s a catch—the banner and two of its holders are suspended from two freestanding tripods 20-feet above the air, and after seven hours they are still hanging there.

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NASA Photos Reveal True Impact of Mountaintop Removal Mining

Saturday, March 13, 2010

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Satellite photos recently released by NASA illustrate the real impacts of mountaintop removal (MTR) mining in Appalachia. They were taken between 1984 and 2009 at the Hobet mine site in Boone County, West Virginia. You can see through the time lapse the scale of the deforestation that has taken place, followed by the leveling of [...]

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Fight MTR in Atlanta On March 1st

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

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Reposted from It’s Getting Hot In Here By Matt Wilkerson If you live in the Southeast and want to do something for the struggle against mountaintop removal coal mining come on over to Atlanta March 1st to tell the EPA to ban MTR. End Mountain Top Removal! * Rally for the Mountains in Atlanta * [...]

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