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Green Energy Ohio Hosts Renewable Energy Tour Oct. 1-7

Green Energy Ohio Hosts Renewable Energy Tour Oct. 1-7

Green Energy Ohio This 43 kW residential solar array in Lima, Ohio is part of the 2012 Green Energy Ohio Tour. Green Energy Ohio (GEO) joins American Solar Energy Society (ASES) and hundreds of solar-savvy installers and grassroots organizations throughout America to showcase more than 5,000 solar-powered homes, schools and businesses for the 17th Annual […]

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    Thousands Mourn Loss of Larry Gibson

    Thousands Mourn Loss of Larry Gibson

    Jeff Biggers Larry Gibson. Photo courtesy of Vivian Stockman, Ohio Valley Environmental Coalition More than four years ago, decked out in his trademark yellow cap and shirt, Larry Gibson famously waited his turn at a political rally in Beckley, West Virginia, and finally got the chance to ask then-presidential candidate Barack Obama whether he would […]

    Proposed Natural Gas Pipeline through Ohio Raises Grave Concern

    Proposed Natural Gas Pipeline through Ohio Raises Grave Concern

    Thanks to News Channel 5’s investigator Sarah Buduson for interviewing me regarding the proposed 250-mile Nexus Gas transmission pipeline from Northeast Ohio to Canada. The pipeline would transport Utica shale gas from fields in eastern Ohio to customers in Ohio, Michigan and Ontario, Canada with possible plans of an expansion once operations begin in November […]

    Coal’s Road to Nowhere

    Coal’s Road to Nowhere

    In the tranquil, misty mountains of southwest Virginia, the coal industry is trying to build its very own road to nowhere. King Coal’s latest scheme is to try and take $2 billion of federal funds—our tax dollars—to build the Coalfields Expressway through rural Southwest Virginia. Coal companies plan to use mountaintop removal mining to flatten […]

    Coalition Slams Duke Energy for Funding Voter Suppression Laws and Dirty Energy Policies

    Coalition Slams Duke Energy for Funding Voter Suppression Laws and Dirty Energy Policies

    Energy Action Coalition A coalition of environmental, democratic reform and civil rights groups released an open letter to Duke Energy CEO Jim Rogers today, calling on him to stop funding voter suppression by dropping the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) before the Democratic National Conference. The groups signing today’s letter and launching public petitions include: […]

    Youth Activists Urge Presidential Candidates to Address Climate Change

    Youth Activists Urge Presidential Candidates to Address Climate Change

    Energy Action Coalition More than 50 youth vote activists with the Energy Action Coalition rallied outside of the Obama for America campaign headquarters in Chicago yesterday, calling on President Obama and Mitt Romney to take action to address climate change and support clean energy. The rally coincided with the release of Mitt Romney’s energy plan, […]

    BREAKING: TVA Liable for Massive Tenn. Coal Ash Spill

    BREAKING: TVA Liable for Massive Tenn. Coal Ash Spill

    Waterkeeper Alliance By Donna Lisenby Watauga Riverkeeper Donna Lisenby takes water samples on December 27, 2008 while paddling between giant ash bergs created by the 1 billion gallon TVA Kingston coal ash spill into the Emory River in Tennessee. Photo credit: John Wathen, Hurricane Creekkeper. Waterkeeper Alliance salutes today’s ruling by federal district court Judge […]

    Nuclear Cover-Up Threatens Great Lakes Region

    Nuclear Cover-Up Threatens Great Lakes Region

    CounterPunch By Michael Leonardi FirstEnergy’s Davis-Besse Nuclear Power Station on the shore of Lake Erie near Port Clinton. According to recent reports from the nuclear watchdog Beyond Nuclear and several Great Lakes environmental organizations, the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is up to its usual practices as an industry captured agency. Collusion and flagrant cover-ups at […]

    What Is BP Hiding at the Atlantis Oil and Gas Facility?

    What Is BP Hiding at the Atlantis Oil and Gas Facility?

    Food & Water Watch BP’s Atlantis Oil and Gas platform in the Gulf of Mexico. What could be so wrong with BP’s Atlantis oil and gas facility that the company is willing to sacrifice profits and many thousands of barrels of oil a day to shut it down? This question lies at the heart of […]