Posts Tagged with "power plant"

A Coal Free Northwest? Far from a Done Deal

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

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A Coal Free Northwest? Far from a Done Deal

This weekend, Alberta-based utility company TransAlta, Washington Governor Christine Gregoire, and a coalition of environmental groups announced an agreement had been reached to stop burning coal at the Centralia power plant. The Centralia plant is the largest single source of greenhouse gas emissions in Washington, responsible for 10% of the state’s emissions. It puts out [...]

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Judging Our Right To Protest Coal

Monday, December 13, 2010

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Judging Our Right To Protest Coal

The media has paid a lot of attention to public protest in England this past week. Getting less attention is a fascinating trial of 20 climate change activists who were arrested in a night-time police raid in April 2009, on the eve of their attempt to shut down E.ON’s Ratcliffe-on-Soar coal power station, the United [...]

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Breath Of Fresh Air: Two Kentucky Coal Plants Cancelled

Friday, November 19, 2010

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Breath Of Fresh Air: Two Kentucky Coal Plants Cancelled

Great news from our friends at Kentuckians For The Commonwealth (KFTC): the coal-burning power plant proposed by the East Kentucky Power Cooperative (EKPC) has been canceled by the utility. East Kentucky Power Cooperative has entered into an agreement with KFTC, Kentucky Environmental Foundation (KEF), Sierra Club, Kentucky Office of the Attorney General and a number [...]

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CAPITOL CLIMATE ACTION VICTORY: in context for activists

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

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Yesterday thousands of people converged on the Capitol Power Plant to engage in mass civil disobedience, shutting it down for the afternoon to demand clean energy solutions to our economic and climate crises. Check out the recent media coverage in Associated Press (AP), TIME Magazine, CNN, Huffington Post, The Hill, Alternet, and USA Today. See [...]

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