Monday, July 22, 2024

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Organizations call on banks to end financing of metallurgical coal

An open letter was sent to 50 banks asking them to end “business as usual” practices.

99% of US coal plants cost more to run than replace...

“There’s a huge opportunity here to invest in coal communities, build local economic resilience and save money in the process.”

West Virginians lead blockade of coal plant that made Manchin rich

West Virginia has seen some of the highest electricity rate increases in the nation. Its loyalty to coal is one reason for that.

Climate activists mount utility strike to urge the shutdown of New...

The Strike Down Coal campaign provides a COVID-safe form of disobedience, building on more than a year of direct actions to shut down Merrimack Station.

As cleanup dispute looms, Peabody-linked group pushes Navajo Nation to buy...

If the Navajo Nation were to buy the plant and mine, Peabody could shift liability for the shutdown onto the shoulders of the Nation.

A vote to retire two coal-fired power plants passes despite Trump’s...

"It is not about coal. This decision is about economics."

Uranium leaked through floor of South Carolina nuclear plant

The leak comes as the Trump administration has promised to assist unprofitable nuclear and coal plants.

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Biden withdraws from 2024 race, endorses Kamala Harris for historic nomination

In a historic move, President Joe Biden announces his withdrawal from the 2024 presidential race, endorsing Vice President Kamala Harris and reshaping the Democratic primary landscape.

Biden signs ADVANCE Act to boost nuclear power amid controversy over safety and regulation

President Biden’s signing of the ADVANCE Act aims to accelerate nuclear power development for clean energy and jobs, but critics warn of safety and regulatory issues.

Student loan payments paused amid legal battles over Biden’s debt relief plan

As legal challenges threaten President Biden’s student debt relief efforts, the administration pauses payments for millions, sparking reactions from advocates and opponents alike.

Escalation in Yemen: Israeli airstrikes and Houthi retaliations deepen regional conflict

A new front emerges in the Middle East as Israeli airstrikes target Yemen’s Hodeidah port following Houthi drone attacks on Tel Aviv, raising concerns of a broader regional conflict.

Who’s a bigger threat to democracy—immigrants, or billionaires?

Don’t be distracted by the anti-immigrant rhetoric this election. The real impact on democracy comes from moneyed elites.