Friday, April 12, 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.

EPA proposes ‘strongest ever’ standards for keeping coal plant pollution out...

“The coal industry has benefited from lax pollution controls for decades, and we are pleased that the EPA is finally requiring the industry to stop dumping toxic pollutants into our waterways.”

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.”

‘Reckless’ coal companies moving forward with new mines and plants, report...

The majority of the new mining projects being planned were in China, India, Australia, Russia and South Africa.

Hidden carbon subsidies will destroy us

Western governments have been heavily subsidizing their own fossil-fuel industries even as they exhort much poorer countries to do more to reduce greenhouse-gas emissions.

West Virginia protest calls out Manchin’s coal profits

Over the weekend, 16 people were arrested after trying to block the entrance to the Grant Town Power Plant, which burns pricey waste coal bought from Sen. Manchin’s company.

EPA to require Midwestern utilities clean up coal ash waste

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will hold utilities in several Midwestern states accountable for coal ash waste. The agency announced it will...

As last coal chimney falls, will green energy issue in Scotland...

“We cannot trust the Tories with Scotland’s renewables sector and to get the best out of it for the people of Scotland."

Campaign to shut down New England’s last coal plant is doing...

New Hampshire's No Coal No Gas campaign deployed kayaktivists and a garden blockade as part of its latest day of mass action aimed at closing Merrimack Station.

Fossil fuel companies in UK awarded £150 million of public money...

A new paper is calling on the government to scrap research and development tax credits for fossil fuel extraction and instead invest the money in clean energy.

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Billionaire fortunes double in wake of Trump’s tax cuts

The report sheds light on the private equity sector, often criticized as "vulture capitalism," revealing that 45 private-equity billionaires alone have amassed a collective wealth of $210.8 billion.

Progressive coalition proposes 10-point agenda to counter fascism in 2024 election

The coalition's 10-point agenda stands as a testament to the progressive movement's resilience and its unwavering commitment to steering the nation away from the precipice of authoritarianism.

Progressive powerhouses demand urgent overhaul of America’s housing policies amidst soaring crisis

The stark reality is that half of America's renters are buckling under the weight of exorbitant monthly payments, a burden that has pushed more citizens into homelessness than ever before.
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Is it inflation? Or is it ‘greedflation?’

Inflation is dropping, but prices aren’t coming down. So how can this be?

Round table on current US foreign policy: Militarism unhinged

How would you assess the most important aspects of current U.S. foreign policy?