Wednesday, November 13, 2019

Tag: coal

Coal plants get a pass to pollute our waterways

"These dangerous attacks on the environment and our public health cannot be allowed to stand."

Germany poised to spend nearly $50 billion on climate protections

The country will spend up to 40 billion euros to cushion the impact of abandoning coal.

First major U.S. insurance company to stop insuring and investing in...

It seems like every day there is a new story of a pipeline spilling crude oil or an oil refinery exploding. How...

America’s big bet on selling fracked gas to China and the...

A lot of evidence points to these being bad bets — just like coal.

Victory in Illinois: Coal plant found guilty of polluting groundwater with...

“Today is a huge victory for Waukegan residents who have fought for years to see corporations like NRG Energy held accountable for the toxic waste that has been illegally dumped on our Lake Michigan lakefront.”

Britain just went nearly three weeks without coal, a new record

"2018 was our greenest year to date, and so far, 2019 looks like it has the potential to beat it."

Trump’s EPA is changing its math to make clean power plan...

"Using fake math to hide the death toll from dirty air at the behest of the coal industry is sadly consistent with the Trump administration's complete disregard for public health."

Utah’s coal-ash pollution: A toxic example of a national problem

According to the first comprehensive national study of coal-ash pollution, 91 percent of all coal plants in the country are contaminating nearby groundwater with toxic pollutants.

Top 10 most contaminated groundwater sites revealed in first major coal...

The report contains examples of several well-documented instances of residential tap water contaminated by coal ash.

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.

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Peruvian innovators launch banana leaf biodegradable dishes to combat plastic consumption

Chewa Plant aims to manufacture and commercialize the disposable dishes to help reduce plastic consumption and the pollution it causes.

In a step towards justice, US Senate passes bill with funds for missing and...

Lack of sufficient data and jurisdictional issues has been a huge obstacle for finding justice for Indigenous women that are victims of violence.

Veteran journalist Bill Moyers says he fears for the nation’s survival

“All th’s needed for evil to triumph is that good men do nothing.”

Demanding Kavanaugh impeachment, law students launch nationwide strike against illegitimate justice

"We cannot accept a system that empowers a man who repeatedly lied under oath and a judiciary review process that only performs a sham of an investigation into his misconduct."

Jane Fonda leads climate protests at US Capitol for fifth week in a row

“We cannot leave it to young people to fight this fight for their future by themselves.”