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More Lies From ALEC About Climate Change

Elliott Negin | Posted 11.17.2014 | Green
Elliott Negin

If ALEC were an honest broker, it would recommend market-based solutions, like the Republican-inspired, acid rain cap-and-trade program championed by President George H.W. Bush. But that's not likely going to happen, because doing so would alienate its fossil fuel industry and trade association members.

Google Quits ALEC, But Chevron, ExxonMobil and Shell Stay Put

Elliott Negin | Posted 10.30.2014 | Green
Elliott Negin

When Eric Schmidt recently called out ALEC for "literally lying" about climate change and his company announced it would not renew its ALEC membership, it was just one of the conservative business lobby group's latest -- and loudest -- setbacks.

'Green News Report' - August 26, 2014

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 10.26.2014 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Napa earthquake is a warning for CA's nuclear plants; Another coal plan...

Overseeing Koch Profits: The Roots of David Vitter's Green Billionaires Club Report

Steve Horn | Posted 10.24.2014 | Green
Steve Horn

A DeSmogBlog investigation reveals that Kristina Moore, the Senate staffer listed as the author of U.S. Sen. David Vitter's (R-La.) "green billionaire's club" report published by the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee (EPW) on July 30, has career roots tracing back to the Koch Brothers' right-wing machine.

Group To Sue Major Energy Provider For Polluting North Carolina's Rivers

AP | By MITCH WEISS | Posted 08.31.2014 | Green

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — An environmental group says it's planning to use the federal Clean Water Act to sue Duke Energy over coal ash pollution at th...

Duke: Moving Coal Ash Would Cost Up To $10 Billion

AP | MICHAEL BIESECKER | Posted 04.23.2014 | Green

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Duke Energy told North Carolina lawmakers Tuesday that removing all of the company's coal ash away from the state's rivers and ...

Duke Energy, Greg Lindquist and Mary Mattingly

Julie Chae | Posted 04.09.2014 | Green
Julie Chae

Swirling vortexes of coal ash and river water on the Dan River after the Feb. 2, 2014 spill, on Feb 3, 2014. Photo courtesy of Brian Williams, Dan ...

North Carolina Regulators Side With Duke Energy

AP | By MICHAEL BIESECKER | Posted 06.08.2014 | Green

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina regulators are joining with Duke Energy in appealing a judge's ruling on cleaning up groundwater pollution leech...

After Series Of Coal Ash Spills, Illinois To Take Protective Measures

AP | TAMMY WEBBER | Posted 06.04.2014 | Green

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — The Illinois Department of Natural Resources said Thursday that it will increase inspections of coal-ash ponds in the wake ...

A Wolf in Sheep's Clothing: Duke Energy Goes After Solar in South Carolina

Anne Smart | Posted 06.02.2014 | Green
Anne Smart

Remember your childhood fables? A wolf in sheep's clothing is still a wolf. These monopoly utilities disguising themselves as solar advocates are still just monopolies looking out for their bottom lines.

Will the 'Pissed-Off Generation' Shape the Midterms in November?

Dawn Morais | Posted 06.01.2014 | Hawaii
Dawn Morais

Millennials have had enough of the decisions made by baby boomers that have left them scrambling to find jobs that match their hard-earned credentials -- and they've had enough of self-serving politicians.

'Green News Report' - March 25, 2014

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 05.25.2014 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Deadly -- and predicted -- landslide disaster in Washington State; Meet...

NC Pulls Deal With Duke On Coal Ash Pollution

AP | MICHAEL BIESECKER and MITCH WEISS | Posted 03.22.2014 | Green

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina regulators said Friday that they have asked a judge to withdraw a proposed settlement that would have allowed Du...

Regulators Say Duke Pumped Coal Ash Into NC River

AP | By MITCH WEISS and MICHAEL BIESECKER | Posted 05.21.2014 | Green

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina regulators say Duke Energy illegally pumped 61 million gallons of contaminated water from a coal ash pit into ...

'Green News Report' - March 20, 2014

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 05.20.2014 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Greenland is melting, and sea levels are rising; It's official - Winter...

'Green News Report' - March 18, 2014

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 05.18.2014 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Secret federal memo warns entire nationwide electric grid could be knoc...

Federal Grand Jury Looks Into Duke Energy Spill

AP | MICHAEL BIESECKER and MITCH WEISS | Posted 03.18.2014 | Green

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A federal grand jury planned to convene Tuesday as part of a widening criminal investigation triggered by the massive Duke Ener...

Tweak To NC Law Protected Duke's Coal Ash Pits

AP | MICHAEL BIESECKER and MITCH WEISS | Posted 03.17.2014 | Green

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Duke Energy was in a bind. North Carolina regulators had for years allowed the nation's largest power company to pollute the...

Emails Show Close Tie Between Duke Energy, North Carolina Officials After Spill

AP | MICHAEL BIESECKER and MITCH WEISS | Posted 03.13.2014 | Green

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Internal emails between staff at North Carolina's environmental agency show state regulators were coordinating with Duke Energy...

Judge Orders Duke Energy To Stop Groundwater Pollution At Coal Ash Dumps

AP | MITCH WEISS | Posted 05.06.2014 | Green

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Duke Energy must take immediate action to eliminate sources of groundwater contamination at its coal ash dumps, a judge said ...

Just How Big Was North Carolina's Coal Ash Spill?

AP | MICHAEL BIESECKER | Posted 04.27.2014 | Green

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A team of academic researchers equipped with a drone estimates about 35 million gallons of coal ash and contaminated wastewater...

'If You Want To Know What It's Like Living Near A Coal Ash Pond, This Is It'

AP | MITCH WEISS and MICHAEL BIESECKER | Posted 04.24.2014 | Green

WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) — From his modest home near the Cape Fear River, Sam Malpass can glimpse the tall stacks of Duke Energy's Sutton Steam Electri...

Kate Sheppard

U.S. Attorney's Office Probing North Carolina Officials Following Coal Ash Spill

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 02.13.2014 | Politics

Federal authorities have initiated an investigation into the North Carolina Department of Environment and Natural Resources following last week's coal...

Kate Sheppard

Phil Radford Reflects On His Time Leading Greenpeace USA

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 02.12.2014 | Green

WASHINGTON –- When Phil Radford took the helm of Greenpeace USA in April 2009, he promised to bring a renewed focus on the grassroots to the environ...

New Ad Reveals Duke's Monopoly Protection Plan

Anne Smart | Posted 04.13.2014 | Green
Anne Smart

Duke has entered the fray and should also fear the overwhelming public support for rooftop solar and an alternative to the monopoly.