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Ana Baptista: "Children of Color Are the Most At-Risk Victims of Pollution"

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 10.28.2014 | Green
Marcia G. Yerman

With a Masters from Brown University in Environmental Studies, a PhD in Urban Planning and Public Policy, and a teaching post at the New School for Public Engagement, Ana Baptista is well-equipped to move the needle on the environmental issues facing marginalized groups in American urban settings.

America's Coal-Fired Divide

National Journal | Posted 09.11.2014 | Green

When Oregon state officials last month denied a key permit to a huge proposed facility for exporting coal to Asia, they deepened a geographic divide t...

Kate Sheppard

Joe Manchin Intends To Block Anti-Coal Policy At Export-Import Bank

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 07.08.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Amid a vigorous congressional fight over funding for the U.S. Export-Import Bank, Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) plans to raise another heat...

Kate Sheppard

Nebraska Utility Is Phasing Out Some Coal Units, And It Won't Cost That Much

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 06.19.2014 | Politics

The Omaha Public Power District in Nebraska announced on Thursday that it will retire three coal units in the next two years at its North Omaha plant ...

Kate Sheppard

Future Of New EPA Power Plant Rules Depends On The States

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 06.02.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Now that the Environmental Protection Agency has unveiled new standards for emissions from power plants, responsibility will fall to the...

Kate Sheppard

EPA Says Power Plant Rules Will Be Ready By June 1 Deadline

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 04.18.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Environmental Protection Agency says it is on pace to release its new draft standards for cutting greenhouse gas emissions from exis...

Kate Sheppard

Industry Not So Good At Predicting Cost Of Pollution Controls: Study

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 03.19.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A new report from the Center for American Progress examines some historical industry claims about how much new pollution regulations wou...

'We Are Not Doing Enough to Counter Climate Deniers' -- Madeleine Albright

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 04.20.2014 | Green
Marcia G. Yerman

It seems that despite whatever statistics are presented to show evidence of climate change, a vocal contingency continues to question the findings. It has become an ongoing source of contention and debate.

Kate Sheppard

Environmental Group Demands A Refund From Democratic Congressman

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Rep. William Enyart, the environmentalists are calling, and they want their money back. The League of Conservation Voters on Thursday...

Kate Sheppard

Sierra Club's War On Coal Goes Global

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 01.25.2014 | Green

WASHINGTON -- The Sierra Club is going global with its effort to block new coal-fired power plants. The environmental group has claimed at least p...

Kate Sheppard

Whatever Happened To All That Enthusiasm For 'Clean Coal?'

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 11.15.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- It wasn't that long ago that "clean coal" was all the rage. John McCain touted it on the campaign trail in 2008. So did Barack Obama. Th...

Kate Sheppard

This Power Plant Embodies The World Bank's Fossil Fuel Dilemma

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 11.11.2013 | Green

WASHINGTON -- A World Bank-backed coal plant in South Africa is seeking to delay the implementation of pollution controls, a request that is raising n...

Kate Sheppard

Treasury Issues New Guidance On Funding Coal Plants Abroad

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...

300 Years Is Too Long to Wait for Clean Air in Our National Parks

Theresa Pierno | Posted 11.11.2013 | Green
Theresa Pierno

Due to years of lax enforcement and regulatory loopholes, no American alive today will live to enjoy clear skies over the Grand Canyon and dozens of other national parks -- unless the Obama Administration takes action.

Kate Sheppard

These Power Plants Are Global Warming's 'Elephant In The Room'

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 09.10.2013 | Green

If the 50 dirtiest power plants in the United States were their own sovereign country, they would qualify as the seventh-biggest polluter in the world...

Climate Change: President Obama's FDR Moment

Frances Beinecke | Posted 02.20.2013 | Green
Frances Beinecke

As we enter 2013, President Barack Obama faces a major challenge on how to address climate disruption. The nation -- and the world -- are looking to him for bold action and to see whether America will finally take the steps needed to address one of the biggest crises our planet has ever faced.

It's Time to Cut Carbon Pollution From Power Plants, Here's How We Do It

Frances Beinecke | Posted 02.03.2013 | Green
Frances Beinecke

America is known for facing challenges head on and solving them with action, resourcefulness and innovation. We must do the same with the climate crisis.

As the Climate Warms, U.S. Hits 120 Coal Plants Heading to Retirement

Bruce Nilles | Posted 10.29.2012 | Green
Bruce Nilles

Against this backdrop, Americans from all backgrounds are banding together to act. City by city and state by state, we are making progress. Americans are working together to phase out the dirtiest fuel -- coal -- and we continue to rack up victory after victory.

Conversation With NAACP Climate Justice Initiative Director Jacqueline Patterson

David Vognar | Posted 10.16.2012 | Green
David Vognar

For more than two years the NAACP Climate Justice Initiative has been working to address climate change and help people understand how climate change will impact minorities and low-income communities.

Lynne Peeples

Heat Wave Health Woes: Hot Temperatures And Excess Pollution Put Children At Risk

HuffingtonPost.com | Lynne Peeples | Posted 07.03.2012 | Green

"Heat Finds Victims From Seashore to the Rockies." This New York Times headline is from July 9, 1921, but could well have been printed any day thi...

Lynne Peeples

Are Rapidly Expanding Coal And Oil Sands Exports To Asia Raising Risks Of Another Major U.S. Oil Spill?

HuffingtonPost.com | Lynne Peeples | Posted 05.01.2012 | Green

Like many residents of the San Juan Islands, Johannes Krieger's livelihood is inextricably tied to the sea. He runs kayak and whale-watching tours her...

EPA To Reduce New Power Plants' Carbon Pollution

AP | DINA CAPPIELLO | Posted 05.27.2012 | Green

WASHINGTON — The Obama administration forged ahead on Tuesday with the first-ever limits on heat-trapping pollution from new power plants, ignor...

New Limits on Carbon Pollution Will Help Usher in a Clean, Healthier Future

Frances Beinecke | Posted 05.27.2012 | Green
Frances Beinecke

Americans know government safeguards drive dirty polluters to clean up their act. With these new carbon limits in place, we can count on a new generation of power plants that will create jobs, help stabilize the climate, and allow us all to breathe a little easier.

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...

Looking Beyond the Numbers

Michael Brune | Posted 04.30.2012 | Green
Michael Brune

Today's 100th coal plant retirement is an important milestone, but we still have a lot of road ahead. Our goal is to retire one-third of the country's dirty coal plants by 2020 -- and replace them with clean-energy alternatives.