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Appalachian Women Lead Memorial Day Protest Against Mountaintop Removal

Appalachian Women Lead Memorial Day Protest Against Mountaintop Removal

Jeff Biggers After serving her country as a major in the U.S. Army for 22 years, tending to injured soldiers as a case manager in other parts of the country, registered nurse Marilyn Mullens is now leading a group of her fellow Appalachian women to the West Virginia state capitol on Memorial Day to protest […]

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    Youth Activists Hit the Streets to Protest Bank of America

    Youth Activists Hit the Streets to Protest Bank of America

    Energy Action Coalition Just weeks before Bank of America’s (BoA) May 9 shareholders meetings, thousands of students pledge to move their money and took to the streets to demand Bank of America stop financing dirty coal and bankrupting our future with predatory lending and student debt. Energy Action Coalition, along with student and youth organizations […]

    Northeastern Coal Plant Retirement Announced in Oklahoma

    Northeastern Coal Plant Retirement Announced in Oklahoma

    Sierra Club Sierra Club joined Gov. Mary Fallin, Attorney General Scott Pruitt, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and American Electric Power subsidiary Public Service Co. of Oklahoma (AEP-PSO) yesterday in announcing an agreement in principle in pending federal court litigation over the state’s clean air protections. The agreement sets firm dates for retiring both units […]

    Activists Spotlight Apple’s Dirty Energy in New York and San Francisco

    Activists Spotlight Apple’s Dirty Energy in New York and San Francisco

    Greenpeace USA Today Greenpeace activists are demonstrating at Apple stores in San Francisco, New York and Toronto asking Apple to “Clean our Cloud” as part of a campaign to get the company to power its massive data centers with renewable energy instead of coal. “People around the world want to use their iPhones and iPads […]

    Activists Float Question to Amazon and Microsoft: How Clean Is Your Cloud?

    Activists Float Question to Amazon and Microsoft: How Clean Is Your Cloud?

    Greenpeace USA Greenpeace activists floated a cloud over downtown Seattle today in a demonstration to draw attention to the type of energy that tech companies Amazon and Microsoft use to power their cloud computing services. Activists climbed atop the roof outside of Amazon’s new headquarters, and across the street from Microsoft offices, and rappelled off […]

    BREAKING: Judge Ruling Could Expedite Mountaintop Removal Coal Mining

    BREAKING: Judge Ruling Could Expedite Mountaintop Removal Coal Mining

    Jeff Biggers In an alarming rebuke to fledgling U.S. EPA efforts to regulate devastating mountaintop removal mining operations today, U.S. District Judge Amy Berman Jackson ruled that the Obama administration overstepped its authority in revoking a permit last year for the largest proposed strip-mining operation in central Appalachia. Despite a growing health and human rights […]

    Fire on Earth—The Coalfields of Jharia

    Fire on Earth—The Coalfields of Jharia

    Isabell Zipfel In Jharia, in the federal state of Jharkhand, around 600,000 people live in the middle of one of India’s biggest coal mining areas. There’s nothing in it for most of them. Quite the opposite: the soil, the water and the air are now contaminated, of all things in an area that was previously […]

    Coal Plants Shut Down

    Coal Plants Shut Down

    Phil Radford Earlier this week, Edison International announced that they would shut down the Fisk and Crawford coal plants—a victory for the books! After ten years of gritty and determined grassroots work, communities in Chicago triumphed over the corporate polluter in their back yard. On the same day, citizens in Ohio, New Jersey and Pennsylvania […]

    Sierra Club Marks Milestone as 100th Coal Plant Set to Retire

    Sierra Club Marks Milestone as 100th Coal Plant Set to Retire

    Sierra Club On Feb. 29 the Sierra Club marked a major milestone in the transition to clean energy as the Fisk and Crawford facilities in Chicago became the 99th and 100th coal-fired plants to announce retirement since January 2010. These iconic Midwest Generation owned plants are two of nine coal-fired plants from Chicago to Pennsylvania […]