Posts Tagged with "No New Coal"

The EPA Can, And Should, End the Construction of New Coal Plants

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

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The EPA Can, And Should, End the Construction of New Coal Plants

Are you as fed up as I am about the coal industry’s license to pollute? On January 9, coal cleaning chemicals leaked into West Virginia’s Elk River and poisoned the drinking water of 300,000 people. Since February 2, millions of gallons of toxic coal ash have leaked from a Duke Energy coal plant into North Carolina’s [...]

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Don’t Foreclose on the Climate; Take Action Against Coal and Coal Finance Nov 14-15

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

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“I can’t understand why there aren’t rings of young people blocking bulldozers, and preventing them from constructing coal-fired power plants.” -Al Gore August 2007 “We are here because now is the time to take greater action as individuals, as communities, and as a country to create a sustainable future and stop the destruction of our [...]

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Huzzah! Billionaires for Coal Party Down in Atlanta

Friday, July 18, 2008

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The Billionaires for Coal are busy these days. Making appearances in New York, North Carolina and now Atlanta over the past few weeks, they must be getting worried that the grassroots anti-coal climate movement is taking off. In Atlanta the Billionaires held a cocktail party outside the “Climate Change: The Issue, Registries, Forestry Offsets & [...]

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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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Ohio students converge, plan and say NO! to coal

Monday, February 11, 2008

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Over the weekend, 70+ students from 9 colleges and universities in Ohio gathered in Columbus at Ohio State University to develop a network of student activists, coordinate cross-campus campaign activities and participate in an action to stop development of new coal-fired power plants in Ohio. It was incredibly inspiring to watch these students come together [...]

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Charlotte banner tells Bank of America: stop funding coal!

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

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At six am this morning (EDT) four intrepid RAN-ites scaled a crane outside Bank of America’s headquarters in Charlotte North Carolina and dropped a banner announcing: “Bank of America: Funding Coal, Killing Communities”. In full view of all their employees, the banner sent a powerful message to America’s largest bank that being one of the [...]

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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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Coal Doubters Block New Wave of Coal Plants

Wednesday, July 25, 2007

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Today’s article in the Wall Street Journal “Coal Doubters Block New Wave of Coal Plants” paints a pretty grim picture of the fate coal — even (gasp) so-called ‘clean coal’ – pointing to a recent recommendation by a Minnesota public utilities commission hearing judge to reject buying electricity from a proposed coal gasification plant capable [...]

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Reacting to Live Earth

Monday, July 9, 2007

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Slate sums up the general public reaction to the Live Earth concerts this past weekend: Lame Earth. Both the event itself and the criticism of it seemed off the mark to me. From the little bit I saw and what I’ve read in the coverage, the actual environmental movement seemed largely absent from the consciousness-raising [...]

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