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BP Slapdown: EPA Really is Back on the Job!

Henry Henderson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Henry Henderson

The EPA is back: it just weighed in on the controversial BP refinery expansion on Lake Michigan and issued an objection to the lax pollution permit that Indiana had lavished on the project.

The Economic Wind for New Energy Is Stiffening

Anne Butterfield | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Anne Butterfield

Despite a new wind turbine in Boulder, the elephant in the middle of the New Energy Economy is Comanche 3, the 750 megawatt coal plant in Colorado coming online as soon as next month.

Bomb Appalachia (and Face the Music)

Michael Gould-Wartofsky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Michael Gould-Wartofsky

Theirs is a coast-to-coast campaign to save Appalachia's mountains and streams -- and Appalachians' homes, jobs, and culture -- from the devastating coal mining practice known as mountaintop removal.

It's Time For Mountaintop Removal To Stop

xxXGloria RubenXxx | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
xxXGloria RubenXxx

Big coal has busted up the unions, impoverished communities, and lined the pockets of state politicians and judges. It's time for this to stop.

Boulder Start-up to Profit on Atmospheric CO2 in Manufacturing

Anne Butterfield | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Anne Butterfield

How about a plan to reduce atmospheric CO2 at industrial scale in a safe and economically attractive scheme?

Green News Report - September 1, 2009 (Audio)

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

IN TODAY'S AUDIO REPORT: Fires rage across California as Hurricane Jimena bears down on Baja; Lights out for incandescent lightbulbs; The Summer of A...

California Dreaming: Driving on Sunshine

Kevin George | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Kevin George

Bottom line, if your enthusiastic about EVs, this may be your time to plug-in and get involved. Find out for yourself why there's electricity in the air around EVs.

11 Habits of Highly Effective Lobbyists

Michael Markarian | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Markarian

It seems that grassroots lobbying is getting a bad rap these days, but that shouldn't discourage animal advocates from being in touch with their members of Congress.

L.A.'s Coal Ban Leads To Another Abandoned Power Plant | Tilde Herrera, July 13, 2009 | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

The Intermountain Power Agency (IPA) announced Thursday it has given up plans to build an additional coal-fired unit. Its biggest customer -- the city...

Historic Fight in Congress for Our Clean Energy Future

Trip Van Noppen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Trip Van Noppen

Our goal is clear -- to break their dirty energy monopoly -- and we are making progress. But, as these examples illustrate, the struggle is fierce.

Debate: Roberts v. 'Clean Coal' Flack Joe Lucas

David Roberts | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
David Roberts

There was an online debate between me and Joe Lucas, spokesflack for the American Coalition for Clean Coal Electricity. When he received my questions, he ran off like a pansy.

EPA Taking Over Cleanup of Tennessee Coal Ash Disaster

Rob Perks | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Rob Perks

This is yet another example of the Obama EPA taking responsible action to return the agency to its core mission -- that of protecting America's natural resources and safeguarding public health.

RFK Jr.: Some Leaders Fall For Coal's Lies

ABC News | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

"Clean coal is a dirty lie," says environmentalist Robert F. Kennedy Jr., who calls President Barack Obama and other politicians who commit taxpayer m...

Time to Applaud the "New" EPA

Trip Van Noppen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Trip Van Noppen

We've got to make sure that the coal industry's considerable money and influence and the false hope of "clean coal" don't sidetrack government action.

Hey Sen. Durbin: FutureGen Dogs Bark, Green Caravan Moves On

Jeff Biggers | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Jeff Biggers

While Durbin's eyes are on the prize of "38 billion tons of coal" that sit under our feet in the Illinois coal basin, he is missing the renewable energy revolution that is sweeping the rest of the nation.

"Clean Coal" Merely a Marketing Ploy to Stop Climate Solutions

Brian Hardwick | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Brian Hardwick

Why is the coal industry spending tens of millions of dollars on a marketing campaign trying to convince people they're "clean" rather than actually cleaning up their act?

Household Trash is Managed Better Than The TVA's Coal Ash

Frances Beinecke | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Frances Beinecke

While your municipal government does a good job of handling your trash, the Environmental Protection Agency is supposed to protect Americans from hazardous waste. Coal ash fits the bill.

Tennessee Coal Ash Spill Before And After -- And What's Next

Huffington Post | Dave Burdick | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

The online environmental community is abuzz with reports of all kinds about the coal ash sludge spill in Tennessee, ranging from first-hand accounts t...

Coal In West Virginia: "Slowly But Surely They're Killing Us -- Legally" | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

A toxic coal ash sludge spill in Tennessee ruined land, homes and lives recently, bringing to the fore an inconvenient truth about coal: it's not clea...

Massive Coal Ash Spill in Tennessee puts the lie to Clean Coal

Kevin Grandia | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Kevin Grandia

When it comes to PR spindoctoring there is always one surefire cure - reality. If you were fooled by the multimillion dollar "clean coal" PR marketing...

Give the Gift of Asthma and a Warmer Planet this Christmas

Kevin Grandia | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Kevin Grandia

Nothing like a Christmassy marketing campaign from the coal lobby to get you in the holiday spirit.

Breaking: Landmark EPA Ruling Kills 30+ Planned Coal Plants

Kevin Grandia | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Kevin Grandia

A decision by the Environmental Protection Agency today has ruled that all new and proposed coal-fired power plants must have their carbon dioxide emissions regulated. Wow.

Clean Coal PR blitz falling flat in Denver

Kevin Grandia | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Kevin Grandia

People attending the Democratic National Convention in Denver this week are the target of a $2 million advertising and PR blitz by a coal industry-fun...

Follow the Coal Money

Michael Brune | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Michael Brune

These days, you'll find more images of windmills and solar panels in campaign ads than pictures of cute babies and American flags. Why, then, is it so hard to pass a simple bill promoting solar power?

Obama's Coal Conundrum

Kevin Grandia | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Kevin Grandia

Does Obama need to keep touting "clean coal" as part of the solution to America's energy and economic woes? The environmental impacts of so-called "clean coal" show that it is far from clean, in fact it is downright filthy.