Energy

Waterkeeper Files Suit against Taylor Energy for Ongoing, Seven-Year Oil Spill

Waterkeeper Files Suit against Taylor Energy for Ongoing, Seven-Year Oil Spill

Waterkeeper Alliance Waterkeeper Alliance and several Gulf Coast Waterkeeper organizations filed suit in Federal Court Feb. 2 against Taylor Energy Company LLC under the citizen suit provisions of the Clean Water Act and Resource Conservation Recovery Act, for ongoing violations stemming from an oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico that has continued to flow […]

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    Eight Components of a Healing City

    Eight Components of a Healing City

    Natural Resources Defense Council By Kaid Benfield Used with permission of NRDC – Switchboard As director of Natural Resources Defense Council’s (NRDC) sustainable communities work, I spend a lot of time defining (and refining) our goals—what is a sustainable community? We must know the destination in order to forge a path. But, in this case, […]

    Why EPA Should Create New Rules for Oil and Gas Waste in 2012

    Why EPA Should Create New Rules for Oil and Gas Waste in 2012

    Natural Resources Defense Council By Amy Mall Used with permission of NRDC – Switchboard With the void of federal protection from toxic oil and gas waste, states can and should create better rules. As I mentioned in a recent blog post, a new West Virginia law takes one tiny step in that direction. From now […]

    Undercover Activists Disrupt ‘Vote 4 Energy’ Ad Campaign

    Undercover Activists Disrupt ‘Vote 4 Energy’ Ad Campaign

    Greenpeace By Kert Davies Recently, Greenpeace got a rare look behind the curtain at how Big Oil stages citizen support for huge oil companies, when activists got inside a television commercial shoot in Washington, D.C. The American Petroleum Institute (API), and their public relations firm Edelman, were filming a new series of television commercials that we […]

    Congressional Inaction Threatens Middle Class Wind Jobs Across America

    Congressional Inaction Threatens Middle Class Wind Jobs Across America

    Center for American Progress Congress has been unable to extend vital tax credits for the wind industry, causing incredible uncertainty for investors in the fast-growing wind sector and threatening thousands of jobs across America, like those at Alliant Energy in Iowa highlighted in the video released by the Center for American Progress Dec. 20. With […]

    Who Will Control the Green Economy?

    Who Will Control the Green Economy?

    ETC Group From the United Nations (U.N.) Rio+20 preparatory meetings in New York, ETC Group launched Who Will Control the Green Economy? The 60-page report connects the dots between the climate and oil crises, new technologies and corporate power. The report warns that the world’s largest companies are riding the coattails of the “Green Economy” […]

    Nation’s Longest Running Fight against Coal Plant Ends

    Nation’s Longest Running Fight against Coal Plant Ends

    Sierra Club The country’s longest-running campaign against construction of a new coal plant ended Dec. 12 as LS Power, a New Jersey-based power company, announced that it will cancel plans to build the Longleaf Energy Station in Blakely, Ga. Sierra Club, Friends of the Chattahoochee and GreenLaw have been organizing against the Longleaf coal plant […]

    First Nations Unite to Oppose Crude Oil Pipeline and Tanker Expansion

    First Nations Unite to Oppose Crude Oil Pipeline and Tanker Expansion

    Tar Sands Action First Nations, whose unceded territory encompasses the entire coastline of British Columbia (B.C.), have formed a united front, banning all exports of tar sands crude oil through their territories, and effectively all of B.C.—whether by Enbridge in the north or Kinder-Morgan in the south. Several new First Nations signed the Save the […]

    Offshore Oil Plan a Disaster for Wildlife and Climate

    Offshore Oil Plan a Disaster for Wildlife and Climate

    Center for Biological Diversity The Obama administration announced plans Nov. 8 to expand offshore oil drilling in the Gulf of Mexico and offer additional lease sales in the sensitive waters off Alaska. Ramping up offshore drilling raises the risk of disastrous spills, puts wildlife in harm’s way and deepens U.S. dependence on the fossil fuels […]