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Markets Aid Environmentalists' Efforts to Curb Oil Drilling in Alaska

Carol Pierson Holding | Posted 04.07.2014 | Green
Carol Pierson Holding

On Friday, we found out why, when his State Department announced its findings that the pipeline, despite releasing between 147 and 168 million metric tons of greenhouse gas emissions annually, would not 'significantly increase carbon in the atmosphere.'

Kate Sheppard

North Carolina Coal Ash Spill Renews Push For Long-Delayed Federal Regulations

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 02.06.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON – Between 50,000 and 82,000 tons of coal ash flowed into North Carolina's Dan River on Sunday, prompting renewed calls for long-delayed f...

Kate Sheppard

House Republicans Just Quietly Passed A Bill Gutting Hazardous Waste Legislation

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON – The House of Representatives passed a bill on Thursday overhauling the country's hazardous waste laws. The bill, called the Reducing...

This Moment Could Have Easily Never Happened

Trip Van Noppen | Posted 03.11.2014 | Green
Trip Van Noppen

This remarkable bird of prey, the bald eagle, was headed the way of so many other species and died out, at the hands of us humans.

Maybe It Was the Mistletoe: Huge Settlement in Lawsuit Over Dirty Stormwater Pollution

Bart Mihailovich | Posted 02.20.2014 | Green
Bart Mihailovich

In this story, it was regular citizens and a federal court, not the Ghost of Christmas Future, that gave the County a glimpse of what it means to be on the hook for Clean Water Act fines.

Kate Sheppard

Judge Directs EPA To Cough Up A Timeline For Finalizing Coal Ash Rules

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 10.30.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A federal judge has called on the Environmental Protection Agency to come up with a plan for finalizing federal regulations on coal ash ...

EPA Will Conduct Investigation Into Matson Spill

Posted 09.24.2013 | Green

Hawaii News Now - KGMB and KHNL Hawaii News Now reports that the EPA has decided to conduct a separate investigation into the Matson molasses spi...

Our Shared Stake in Clean Air, Livable Climate

Trip Van Noppen | Posted 09.28.2013 | Green
Trip Van Noppen

President Obama's plan to take action on climate change is a critical step in protecting communities and our health. It is also a moral obligation we have to our children and future generations.

Are You Faking Your Fracking Knowledge? Here Are Six Good Sources

Danielle Nierenberg | Posted 05.05.2013 | Green
Danielle Nierenberg

People across America are talking about the effect hydraulic fracturing (often called "fracking") is having on our food, water and health. But even if you don't have time to read all the reports and articles, you are probably curious about fracking, and why people are concerned.

Fracking Causes Friction in Promised Land

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 03.10.2013 | Green
Marcia G. Yerman

Directed by Gus Van Sant in the tradition of The China Syndrome and Silkwood, Promised Land uses mainstream entertainment to delve into American values, corporate responsibility, and activism.

Environmental Groups Plan To Sue Pennsylvania Coal Plant Again

AP | Posted 04.15.2012 | Green

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A coalition of environmental and community groups say they plan to file a new lawsuit against an Edison Mission Energy power plant...

Is Navy Sonar Training Hurting Whales?

AP | GENE JOHNSON | Posted 03.27.2012 | Green

SEATTLE (AP) — A group of conservationists and American Indian tribes are suing over the Navy's expanded use of sonar in training exercises off the ...

Before Obama Retreat on Ozone, EPA Chief Warned of Illnesses and Deaths

Corbin Hiar | Posted 12.12.2011 | Green
Corbin Hiar

When President Obama retreated from a tougher stance on smog last month, his Environmental Protection Agency chief had formally concluded that the existing standard endangered thousands of Americans, including children and people with respiratory ailments.

Tom Zeller Jr.

Coal Ash Industry Sees Massive Job Losses If EPA Rules Proceed

HuffingtonPost.com | Tom Zeller Jr. | Posted 08.16.2011 | Green

An industry-funded report released late Wednesday suggests that federal regulation of coal combustion residuals, or coal ash, currently being consider...

Let's Keep Tap Water Safe From Fracking (Video)

Mark Ruffalo | Posted 08.08.2011 | Green
Mark Ruffalo

My family moved to our quiet farming town on the Delaware River so we could enjoy a simple, healthy life outside of the bustling city. We want to enjoy that peace down the road, and know that the tap water we drink, and bathe our children in, is safe.

Strawberry Farm Neighbors Protest Fumigant Use

AP | By GOSIA WOZNIACKA | Posted 07.13.2011 | Green

SALINAS, Calif. -- When Annette Danzer and her husband moved into a house surrounded by brush and strawberry fields on California's Central Coast, the...

New Lawsuit Filed Over GMO Alfalfa

Slashfood | Jason Best, Posted Mar 22nd 2011 @ 3:00PM | Posted 05.25.2011 | Food

The next skirmish over genetically modified foods is getting underway, pitting a coalition of environmental, consumer and food-safety groups against t...

Paying Respects to a Great Leader

Trip Van Noppen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Trip Van Noppen

Judy Bonds' life teaches us how to fight harder In this line of work, we are lucky to meet and work with a lot of heroes, people who stand up agains...

Election Stalls Progress Towards A Healthier Planet

Trip Van Noppen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Trip Van Noppen

There is no reason to beat around the bush: the November election results are a setback in our progress towards a cleaner, healthier, more sustainable...

Where the Climate Movement Gets a Win: Time to Crack Down on Toxic Coal Ash

Liz Butler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Liz Butler

The more concerned citizens speak out, the harder it will be for Dirty Coal to protect their profits at the expense of our health and safety.

EPA Ignores TN and AL on Coal Ash, Nearest Hearing Is 260 Miles From TVA Disaster Site

Brendan DeMelle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Brendan DeMelle

Residents of Tennessee might have a few things to say about the impacts of coal ash, since the state suffered the worst coal ash disaster in U.S. history less than two years ago.

Weekly Mulch: As risks for oil and gas grow, USSF offers change

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
The Media Consortium

By Sarah Laskow, Media Consortium Blogger BP oil has been spilling into the Gulf of Mexico for more than two months, and while attention has focused t...

Senate Vote Could Halt EPA From Regulating CO2 Emissions

The Associated Press | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

WASHINGTON (AP) -- In the absence of congressional action on climate change, the Senate is heading toward a much-watched vote on whether the Obama adm...

Wyoming Roadless Rule Lawsuit:

The Colorado Independent | David O. Williams | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

Environmental attorneys were encouraged by the tone of a final 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals hearing on the controversial 2001 Clinton Roadless R...

Clean Water Restoration Dammed in Congress

Trip Van Noppen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Trip Van Noppen

Despite promises for quick action, we still do not have a bill that would restore teeth to the Clean Water Act in the House. And momentum has slowly diminished under the weight of industry pressure.