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Time to Clean Up

Javier Sierra | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Javier Sierra

Big Coal has redefined the word "cheap" as keeping the profits and passing your true costs onto society. But those days are numbered.

Next Sunday: Protest at Right-Wing Billionaires' Secret Summit near Palm Springs

Peter Dreier | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Peter Dreier

A broad coalition of consumer, community, labor, environmental, student, civil liberties, and faith-based groups are sponsoring a rally in Rancho Mira...

Poison and the Price We Pay

Michael Brune | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Michael Brune

Last week I wrote about a congressional bill (H.R. 97) that would stop the Environmental Protection Agency from cleaning up pollutants -- by simply ch...

Addressing Climate Change: Push the Big Push!

Mary Ellen Harte and John Harte | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte and John Harte

What if there were an affordable plan to improve America's health, wealth, and national security? The United Nations Division of Sustainable Development developed one in 2009, nicknamed the Big Push.

Dear Environmental Community: Please Shut Up

Michael Kanellos | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Michael Kanellos

Green technology faces a number of barriers--high capital costs, entrenched incumbents, skepticism, bureaucratic and political roadblocks. But, pleas...

A Bit of Summer in December

Michael Brune | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Michael Brune

On a cold, rainy California morning -- the shortest, darkest day of the year -- a ray of summer sunshine showed up in my mailbox all the way from New ...

ExxonMobil Sued For Allegedly Releasing 8 Million Pounds Of Illegal Pollution

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

HOUSTON — The largest U.S. oil refinery released 8 million pounds of illegal pollution in the last five years, violating federal air pollution l...

E-Readers Versus Old Fashioned Books -- Which Is Greener?

Jennifer Schwab | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jennifer Schwab

The E-Reader would seem to be more environmentally friendly than your typical paper and cardboard book. Should we be buying them this holiday season?

A Fabulous Christmas Present

Javier Sierra | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Javier Sierra

President Obama, save that lovely bearded man some work and be our Santa: turn the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge into a national monument.

Is Yingli the Next Solar Superpower?

Jennifer Schwab | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jennifer Schwab

I remember watching the World Cup Soccer matches this summer, but I didn't last long because the constant humming of those plastic horns in the backgr...

EPA: Three Letters to Be Thankful for

Michael Brune | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Michael Brune

The Environmental Protection Agency celebrates its 40th anniversary next week, but I think it's worth taking a moment this week to be thankful for what the EPA has accomplished during four decades.

Lucia Graves

Some GOP Senators Become Unlikely Allies Of Green Groups In Fight To Gut Ethanol Subsidies

HuffingtonPost.com | Lucia Graves | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

WASHINGTON -- After being elected with a strong mandate to cut spending, all Republicans don't agree on how best to rein in the deficit -- and some ha...

Kentucky Cancels Coal Plant, New Power Movement Electrifies Grassroot Alliance

Jeff Biggers | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jeff Biggers

Thanks to a growing grassroots movement, a broad alliance of Kentucky activists sent a message across the nation today: A just transition to a clean-energy future, even in the heartland of coal country Kentucky, is possible.

Last Chance to Tell EPA We Want Strong Coal Ash Safeguards

Bruce Nilles | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Bruce Nilles

The comment period ends tomorrow for the Environmental Protection Agency's proposed federal safeguards for toxic coal ash.Coal ash is the by-product o...

Let's Take a Lesson From Calvin Coolidge

Carl Pope | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Carl Pope

The consensus outside Congress is that the U.S. is in a desperate race to restore its manufacturing sector. Will the new Congress have the sense not to stand in the way? Let's hope they dust off their bios of Coolidge.

The Sun Rose from California

Javier Sierra | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Javier Sierra

A certain Harvard professor years ago predicted that solar energy would be made readily available the day that Exxon owned the sun. In this election ...

A Green Victory in Richmond, California

David Helvarg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
David Helvarg

The recent elections were a setback for national environmental advocates. But for a small city near San Francisco, it demonstrated that poor communities can still control their shorelines and, perhaps, their own destinies.

New Coal Ash Hotline and Video

Bruce Nilles | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Bruce Nilles

The comment period for the EPA's proposed coal ash safeguards is winding down, with the deadline being next Friday. Have you submitted your comment yet?

Why is the U.S. Helping Finance Fossil Fuels Overseas?

Bruce Nilles | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Bruce Nilles

This post was co-written by Justin Guay of the Sierra Club International Climate Program.In a blog post this week, United States Export-Import Bank Pr...

Is Veterans Day the New Earth Day?

Carl Pope | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Carl Pope

One of the realities of American society is that big social change often reaches the tipping point only when it becomes embodied in the military.

Green Your Caffeine

Jennifer Schwab | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jennifer Schwab

Every day, citizens of our planet down 2.5 billion cups of coffee. Yearly, that's enough coffee filters, grounds and paper cups to circle the globe 55 times when placed end to end.

Kansas Coal Plant Proposal Renews Debate Over Water Use From Arkansas River

AP | JOHN HANNA | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

TOPEKA, Kan. — A western Kansas utility's push to build a new coal-fired power plant has already embroiled it in a lengthy public dispute about ...

Winning the Post-Election Challenge #1

Carl Pope | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Carl Pope

Looking at the map of seats that changed hands on Tuesday, it struck me that the Republicans made their major gains in places that remain economically...

Coal Industry Continues Its Shady Practices

Bruce Nilles | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Bruce Nilles

If you ever wanted evidence that the coal industry is corrupting our politics, look no further than the state of Kansas and the decision by Governor Mark Parkinson to fire his chief environmental official Rod Bremby.

More Like an Oil Spill Than a Landslide

Michael Brune | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Michael Brune

The 2010 election was the year of The Empire Strikes Back. Big Oil, the coal industry, and corporate polluters are desperate to stop the momentum towa...