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Everything's Bigger in Texas - Including Air Pollution Problems

Mary Anne Hitt | Posted 04.12.2016 | Green
Mary Anne Hitt

Did you know that more sulfur dioxide haze pollution come from the eight Texas' coal plants subject to the EPA's haze clean-up plan than from all of the sources in Oklahoma, Arkansas, and Louisiana combined? It's a serious air quality and public health problem.

There's A Civil War Being Fought On Your Rooftop

Carl Pope | Posted 01.29.2016 | Green
Carl Pope

Utilities don't mind that solar is renewable, zero carbon, and enjoys free fuel -- as long as they own it. But solar is also modular and decentralized, which they hate. They don't want to compete with their own customers.

Blue Skies

Michael Brune | Posted 07.15.2016 | Green
Michael Brune

Our responsibility to end the suffering caused by coal brings with it a singular opportunity to build something better to take its place.

Once Upon A Time, Mitch McConnell Worried About Coal Plant's Environmental Risks

The Huffington Post | Kate Sheppard | Posted 10.01.2014 | Politics

In his earlier years, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) was inclined to weigh environmental concerns against economic prospects when cons...

A Zero Emissions Manifesto for the Climate Justice Movement

Tom Weis | Posted 11.11.2014 | Green
Read More: Google, Congress, Ipcc Report, Department of Defense, Peru, Fracking, Austin, E.O. Wilson, Greenpeace, Fossil Fuel Divestment, Christiana Figueres, Ban Ki-Moon, Friends of the Earth, Scotland, Discrimination, National Renewable Energy Lab, Al Gore, Lester Brown, Bill Mckibben, San Francisco, Pentagon, Jeffrey Sachs, Copenhagen 2009, Microsoft, Russian Roulette, Nsa Spying, Schleswig-Holstein, Zero Waste, Carbon Neutral, Prince Charles, Jimmy Carter, National Security Agency, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, World War II, Co2 Emissions, Seismic Testing, Costa Rica, President Obama, Tokelau, Penn State University, South Dakota, Iceland, Solar Energy, Communities of Color, Fossil Fuels, Poland, Slavery, Munich, Wave Power, Justice, Sweden, Nsa, Civil War, Ipcc, Plan B, Denmark, New York City, Energy Efficiency, Segregation, Keystone XL Pipeline, Jfk, Mass Extinction, Iowa, Coal Plants, Co2, White House, Children, Epa, Michael Mann, Conservation, House Republicans, Civil Rights, Mountaintop Removal, Germany, National Security, Asthma, Generation Change, Forests, Copenhagen, People's Climate March, Moon Landing, Climate, Electric Vehicles, Keystone Pipeline, Industrial Hemp, Barack Obama, Deutsche Bank, Cia, Climate Justice, Deepwater Drilling, Green Industrial Revolution, James Hansen, China, Organic Farming, Mass Transit, Un Climate Summit, United Nations, Renewable Energy, Phillipines, US Energy, Desmond Tutu, Paris, Tar Sands, House Democrats, Kyoto Protocol, China Greenhouse Gases, Stanford University, Boulder Colorado, Zero Emissions, Arctic Drilling, Civil Rights Movement, Carbon Dioxide, Maldives, Wind Energy, Climate Chaos, Bill Gates, Kofi Annan, Keystone XL, British Labour Party, Jim Crow, Wall Street, Angel Gurria, Bicycles, Tidal Power, Geothermal Energy, American Wind Energy Association, Green News
Tom Weis

Top military experts and government institutions like the U.S. Department of Defense and National Intelligence Council warn that climate destabilization threatens our national security, yet global emissions just keep going up.

Old King Coal

Jerry Jasinowski | Posted 01.27.2014 | Business
Jerry Jasinowski

The Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) has decided to shutter eight coal-burning generating stations at three locations in Alabama and Kentucky, yet another blow to the beleaguered coal industry.

The Things We Should Be Doing Anyway

Aaron Daniel Taylor | Posted 01.23.2014 | Religion
Aaron Daniel Taylor

In all of my studies into climate change solutions, I haven't found a single solution that doesn't have an additional positive benefit unrelated to climate change.

Kate Sheppard

Treasury Issues New Guidance On Funding Coal Plants Abroad | Kate Sheppard | Posted 10.30.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Treasury Department issued new guidance on Tuesday that makes it even more clear that the Obama administration will no longer approv...

'War On Coal' Good For Some, Mainly The Natural Gas Industry

Reuters | Posted 12.21.2013 | Green

By James B. Kelleher CHICAGO, Oct 21 (Reuters) - When the Obama administration unveiled new emission regulations for coal-fired power ...

Kate Sheppard

Democrats Join Coal Industry Lobbyists In New Pro-Coal Advocacy Group | Kate Sheppard | Posted 08.30.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Former and current House members, along with several former staffers who now work as lobbyists, have launched a new group representing p...

Startling Number Of New Coal Power Plants Proposed Around The World

Posted 11.20.2012 | Green

In a warming world with record concentrations of atmospheric carbon dioxide, a new analysis from environmental think tank World Resources Institute fo...

International Agencies Using Flawed Data to Fast-Track Kosovo Coal Plant, Put Health At Risk

Mary Anne Hitt | Posted 11.11.2012 | Green
Mary Anne Hitt

While no new coal plants have broken ground here in the U.S. since 2008, the U.S. government is backing a huge, polluting new coal plant oversees.

Clean Air Victory for Texas as Coal Plant Permit Struck Down

Mary Anne Hitt | Posted 09.26.2012 | Green
Mary Anne Hitt

This week Texas residents cheered when a judge invalidated the state air pollution permit for the proposed Las Brisas coal plant in Corpus Christi.

"Our Land, Our Decision": Kosovo Protests World Bank and U.S. Plans for New Coal

Mary Anne Hitt | Posted 05.30.2012 | Green
Mary Anne Hitt

While the U.S. has stopped building new coal plants and has rejected 166 proposed coal plants in the past decade, some of our government institutions are, inexplicably, trying to force new coal plants on other countries.

Report: Midwest Generation To Close All Of Its Illinois Coal Plants

Posted 03.05.2012 | Chicago

On the heels of news that its two Chicago coal-fired plants will close in the near future, Midwest Generation is reportedly considering closing each o...

Coal Plants Shut Down: Hard Work Pays Off, but More Work Ahead

Philip Radford | Posted 05.02.2012 | Green
Philip Radford

After ten years of gritty and determined grassroots work, communities in Chicago triumphed over the corporate polluter in their back yard.

City's Coal Plants To Close After Mayor Presents Ultimatum

Posted 02.29.2012 | Chicago

Chicago environmentalists won a hard-fought victory late Tuesday as the city's two coal power plants announced that they will close -- one of them by ...

Will U.S. Carbon Rules 'Send The Message That Coal Is Dead'?

Reuters | Posted 04.14.2012 | Green

* Proposed rules on new plants expected this month * Could push carbon capture, other ways to cut emissions By Timothy Gardner and Valerie...

EPA's New Air Pollution Rules Spark Debate Over The Value Of Life And Breath

Tom Zeller Jr. | Posted 03.10.2012 | Green
Tom Zeller Jr.

It might surprise many Americans to learn that, until just a couple of weeks ago, there were no federal standards requiring operators of the nation's ...

Matt Sledge

Coal-State Lawmakers Want To Ignore This Danger | Matt Sledge | Posted 12.14.2011 | Green

Just days before the three-year anniversary of the devastating dike failure at the Tennessee Valley Authority's Kingston Fossil Plant, the Environment...

No, It's Not All as Hard as It Looks

Carl Pope | Posted 10.11.2011 | Green
Carl Pope

There's evidence all over the landscape that America's current problems for the most part have really easy solutions that have been blocked solely by the determination of one wing of our politics -- Tea Party Republicanism -- to hold solutions hostage.

The Coal Stops Here

Michael Brune | Posted 09.20.2011 | Green
Michael Brune

I'm usually skeptical of absolutes. But not when it comes to coal.

PHOTOS: Disturbing Anti-Coal Plant Ads Take Over D.C. Metro Station

Posted 09.13.2011 | Green

Commuters probably weren't expecting this on their way to work in the morning. But beginning July 12th, the Sierra Club took over all of the ad space ...

Governor Quinn OKs State's First Coal-To-Gas Plant

Posted 09.12.2011 | Chicago

Illinois Governor Pat Quinn Wednesday signed legislation OKing a proposed plant that would convert coal to natural gas, the state's first of its kind,...

Ordinance To Regulate Coal Plants Gets Long Hearing, No Vote

Posted 06.22.2011 | Chicago

An ambitious ordinance that would regulate Chicago's two pollution-belching coal plants underwent six hours of City Council hearings Thursday, as poss...