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    Massive Pipeline Leak Shows Why Nebraska Should Reject Keystone XL

    Massive Pipeline Leak Shows Why Nebraska Should Reject Keystone XL

    About 210,000 gallons (5,000 barrels) of oil leaked Thursday from TransCanada’s Keystone oil pipeline near Amherst, South Dakota, drawing fierce outcry from pipeline opponents. The leak, the largest spill to date in South Dakota, comes just days before Nebraska regulators decide on whether its controversial sister project—the Keystone XL (KXL) Pipeline—will go forward. “Enough is […]

    ‘Blocking the Sun’: New Report Documents Efforts to Undermine Rooftop Solar

    ‘Blocking the Sun’: New Report Documents Efforts to Undermine Rooftop Solar

    While nearly 9 in 10 Americans support the development of more solar energy, electric utilities and fossil fuel-backed special interests are trying to hold off the inevitable renewable-energy future by promoting policies that would make rooftop solar harder to obtain. A new report released Thursday by Environment America Research & Policy Center documents 20 entities, […]

    Renewable Energy Booming After a Decade of Progress

    Renewable Energy Booming After a Decade of Progress

    The sun is rising on a newer, cleaner era of American energy use. The U.S. generates nearly eight times as much electricity from the sun and the wind than it did in 2007—enough to power more than 25 million homes—and the average American uses 10 percent less energy than he or she did 10 years […]

    Will the Gulf of Mexico Remain a Dumping Ground for Offshore Fracking Waste?

    Will the Gulf of Mexico Remain a Dumping Ground for Offshore Fracking Waste?

    By Mike Ludwig As the Trump administration moves to gut Obama-era clean water protections nationwide, an environmental group is warning the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) that its draft pollution discharge permit for offshore drilling platforms in the Gulf of Mexico violates clean water laws because it allows operators to dump fracking chemicals and large […]

    Atlanta Becomes 27th City to Commit to 100% Renewables

    Atlanta Becomes 27th City to Commit to 100% Renewables

    Atlanta City Council unanimously approved a measure Monday establishing a community-wide goal of transitioning 100 percent to renewable energy by 2035. The legislation was introduced by city councilman Kwanza Hall, who is also a candidate for Atlanta mayor. “We know that moving to clean energy will create good jobs, clean up our air and water […]

    Massachusetts Might Become America’s First State to Commit to 100% Renewables

    Massachusetts Might Become America’s First State to Commit to 100% Renewables

    Clean energy supporters in Massachusetts announced legislation Monday, backed by more than a quarter of the state legislature, committing Massachusetts to get 100 percent of its energy needs from clean and renewable sources by mid-century. https://twitter.com/EcoWatch/status/820463036171481089 The legislation, introduced in the House of Representatives by Rep. Sean Garballey and Marjorie Decker and in the Senate […]

    650,000 Children in 9 States Attend School Within 1 Mile of a Fracking Well

    650,000 Children in 9 States Attend School Within 1 Mile of a Fracking Well

    More than 650,000 kindergarten through 12th grade children in nine states attend school within one mile of a fracked oil or gas well, putting them at increased risk of health impacts from dangerous chemicals and air pollution. Moms Clean Air Force The finding comes from a new study by Environment America Research & Policy Center […]

    Transportation Bill Drives Us to Deeper Oil Dependence

    Transportation Bill Drives Us to Deeper Oil Dependence

    Environment America On Jan. 31, Rep. John Mica (R-FL), chairman of the House of Representatives Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, officially introduced a major transportation reauthorization bill. The overall plan for the bill includes proposals to open the Atlantic and Pacific coasts as well as the pristine Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to drilling, and to open […]