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Cowboy Indian Alliance Sets Up Camp in DC, Says No Keystone XL Tar Sands Pipeline

Posted April 22, 2014 by Elizabeth Shope in Curbing Pollution, Environmental Justice, Health and the Environment, Moving Beyond Oil, Solving Global Warming

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Today, the Cowboy Indian Alliance set up camp on the National Mall in Washington, DC with a ceremony, march with riders on horseback, and erection of a tipi on the mall—the beginning of a weeklong encampment and events calling on...continued

IPCC Report Reactions: Act Now, Agree Later

Posted April 22, 2014 by Chelsea Phipps in Curbing Pollution, Environmental Justice, Health and the Environment, Solving Global Warming

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A recent report by the world’s leading scientists has concluded that immediate action is needed globally if we are to avoid the worst impacts of climate change. But with a global agreement on climate change not expected until 2015, we...continued

Students to WashU: Cut Ties With Peabody

Posted April 21, 2014 by Robert Friedman in Environmental Justice, Solving Global Warming

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The climate is changing, and with each and every passing day, more communities are experiencing the devastation of fossil fuel extraction. What’s it going to take to get us on track to a more sustainable future? Limits on carbon emissions, for...continued

Pebble Mine: Delivering Congratulations, Not Petitions, to Rio Tinto

Posted April 21, 2014 by Joel Reynolds in Curbing Pollution, Environmental Justice, Green Enterprise, Health and the Environment, Living Sustainably, Moving Beyond Oil, Reviving the World's Oceans, Saving Wildlife and Wild Places, Solving Global Warming, The Media and the Environment, U.S. Law and Policy

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Compared to our meetings in 2011, 2012, and 2013, this year’s meeting in London with Rio Tinto’s leadership about the proposed Pebble Mine had a very different feel.   Earlier in the week, after four years of discussions with NRDC and...continued

The Losing Economics of Investing in Aging Coal Plants: Part 2

Posted April 18, 2014 by Noah Long in Curbing Pollution, Environmental Justice, Green Enterprise, Health and the Environment, Solving Global Warming

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This entry is the second of a two-part follow up to the blog I posted last fall. The first entry focused on the national story of coal's decline, this entry focuses on the west. Investors already projected another bleak year for...continued

Nobel Peace Prize Laureates urge Obama to make the right choice and reject the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline

Posted April 16, 2014 by Susan Casey-Lefkowitz in Curbing Pollution, Environmental Justice, Moving Beyond Oil, Saving Wildlife and Wild Places, Solving Global Warming

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As the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline nears the end of its national interest determination process, ten Nobel Peace Prize laureates are urging President Obama to deny the project, citing the moral imperative of protecting some of the world’s most...continued

Paperwork Reductions or Life-Saving Standards?

Posted April 15, 2014 by Scott Slesinger in Curbing Pollution, Environmental Justice, Health and the Environment, The Media and the Environment, U.S. Law and Policy

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EPA priorities: Does this make sense to anyone? Appropriators and the Administration need to decide what is more important -- health and the environment or paperwork reduction. The hazardous waste industry has been working over a decade to replace its...continued

"Healthy 'Hoods, Not Toxic Hotspots" in L.A.

Posted April 14, 2014 by Ramya Sivasubramanian in Curbing Pollution, Environmental Justice, Health and the Environment

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Calling for justice and no more toxic pollution, people from across L.A. rallied outside the Exide Technologies facility in Vernon, CA today to support "healthy ‘hoods, not toxic hotspots" in the communities where they live, work, learn, and play. ...continued

Floodwaters are gone but not forgotten: lessons learned from Sandy

Posted April 8, 2014 by Kim Knowlton in Environmental Justice, Health and the Environment, Solving Global Warming, U.S. Law and Policy

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There’s a lot in the news about climate change and how it’s affecting communities today. There’s a new Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change – also called the IPCC – report that details the effects of climate change on human and natural...continued

When the Oil and Rail Industries Work Together to Put Profits Over Public Safety

Posted April 4, 2014 by Diane Bailey in Environmental Justice, Health and the Environment, Moving Beyond Oil

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One thing about these industries - when the oil and rail barons get together, tidy profits are sure to be made.  But at whose expense?  And if the latest mile long oil by rail collaboration has nothing to hide, why...continued

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