Posts Tagged with "mountain-top-removal"

Air Pollution Endangers Lives of Six in 10 Americans

Thursday, April 30, 2009

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One of the biggest culprits behind air pollution is – you guessed it – dirty coal plants (that would be all of them.) Global warming, acid rain, massive amounts of toxic waste, and straight-up, old-fashioned air pollution that is killing people – all brought to you by this dinosaur that continues to promote itself as [...]

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Jerry Cope: The DC Shuffle; Saving the World From Death By Coal

Friday, March 6, 2009

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Huffington Post: Jerry Cope: The DC Shuffle; Saving the World From Death By Coal. Right in the heart of our nation’s capitol is a coal fired power plant which kills. This is not unusual, all coal power plants kill. They are the largest anthropogenic source of the CO2 emissions (over 40%) which have now reached [...]

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Good News and Bad News on Coal

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

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First the Good News News just came in yesterday that Duke Energy Corporation’s controversial Cliffside power plant will have to undergo a full environmental assessment of its coal-fired generator that is currently under construction in North Carolina. A federal judge ruled that Duke was in violation of the Clean Air Act for failing to adequately [...]

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Majority Oppose Mountaintop Removal Mining; Find Protecting Environment Good for Economy

Friday, October 24, 2008

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The first nationwide poll to test voters’ opinions on mountain top removal mining is clear; voters in every region of the country are against mountaintop removal mining (MTR). Upon hearing that “more than 1,200 miles of streams in Appalachia already have been buried or destroyed by mountaintop removal coal mining,” fully 85% of voters say [...]

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Protesters Hijack Dominion Chief’s Slide Show

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

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http://www.styleweekly.com/article.asp?idarticle=17782 September 24, 2008 Protesters Hijack Dominion Chief’s Slide Show by Amy Biegelsen Protestors digitally hijacked a presentation that Dominion Resources’ chief executive, Thomas F. Farrell II, gave last week, voicing their opposition to his company’s new coal-fired power plant in Wise County. At a Bank of America investors’ conference Sept. 15, held in the [...]

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What is Bank of America doing for Earth Day?

Monday, April 21, 2008

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I spent this past weekend in Charlotte, NC – the headquarters of Bank of America. Their annual shareholder meeting is this Wednesday, and I’ve also been attending a number of Earth Day events around town – helping answer the question: What IS Bank of America doing for Earth Day? More than a few people came [...]

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ClimateGroundZero.org – Citizens Direct Action Camp June 1st – 6th

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

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“We All Live at Climate Ground Zero” It is time for American citizens to take leadership & direct action and make our politicians accountable to us. To this end we announce a Citizens Direct Action Training Camp in June 2008 in Montana to oppose and confront the massive fossil fuel development of the Rocky Mountain [...]

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Wall Street announces “Carbon Principles” – but what do they mean?

Monday, February 4, 2008

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So, big news on Wall Street today regarding coal and our climate. Three of the largest investment banks (Citigroup, Morgan Stanley, and JP Morgan Chase) announced the formation of the “Carbon Principles” – a set of guidelines the banks will follow when lending money to carbon-intensive projects, such as coal-fired power plants. While the banks [...]

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National Day of Action Against Coal Finance: Video Roundup

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

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San Francisco NYC (“How Citi Stole Christmas”)

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Bush has been to the mountain-top, removed it

Thursday, August 23, 2007

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As noted by Mother Jones and the New York Times, among others, the Bush administration will issue a regulation tomorrow allowing the expansion of a hugely destructive practice known as mountain-top removal mining, or MTR. This is bad news for mountain communities, the environment, and pretty much everything that’s not a coal company. This includes [...]

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