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Neil Young, Willie Nelson and 8,000 in Nebraska Stand Up to the Keystone XL Tar Sands Pipeline

Posted September 27, 2014 by Susan Casey-Lefkowitz in Curbing Pollution, Moving Beyond Oil, Saving Wildlife and Wild Places, Solving Global Warming

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Under a warm September sun, thousands spread out across the cornfield on the Tanderup family farm in Neligh, Nebraska. We sang along with Neil Young and Willie Nelson to honor the beautiful Nebraska farms and ranches, waters and traditional...continued

Citing pipeline constraints, Statoil postpones tar sands expansion project

Posted September 25, 2014 by Anthony Swift in Curbing Pollution, Moving Beyond Oil, U.S. Law and Policy

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The Norwegian oil company Statoil has announced it is postponing the development of its 40,000 barrel per day (bpd) Corner in situ tar sands project for at least three years due to rising costs and a lack of pipeline space....continued

A landmark plan for conservation and renewable energy

Posted September 23, 2014 by Helen O'Shea in Curbing Pollution, Living Sustainably, Moving Beyond Oil, Saving Wildlife and WIld Places, Solving Global Warming, U.S. Law and Policy

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Today, when the Department of Interior and the California Department of Natural Resources released a draft of the long-awaited Desert Renewable Energy Conservation Plan (DRECP), the agencies set the stage for a first-of-its-kind project … in more ways than one....continued

Guest Blog: India's Solar Cities Shine Light on Renewable Energy and Efficiency

Posted September 22, 2014 by Anjali Jaiswal in Moving Beyond Oil, Solving Global Warming

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Guest Blog by Nehmat Kaur & Bhaskar Deol, NRDC India Representatives based in New Delhi The new Indian government has marked 100 days in office this month. With “fresh” being the buzzword making the rounds, even the Ministry of New...continued

Million Electric Vehicle Bill Signed by Governor Brown

Posted September 21, 2014 by Max Baumhefner in Moving Beyond Oil, Solving Global Warming, U.S. Law and Policy

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Governor Brown just signed the Charge Ahead California Initiative to put 1 million electric vehicles on the roads within 10 years and provide consumers with much needed relief at the pump. If you like the idea of driving on a cleaner fuel...continued

Big Oil's California Battleground

Posted September 19, 2014 by Peter Lehner in Moving Beyond Oil

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The new documentary Pump lays out the costs and risks of our dependence on oil to move around—the dependence that’s creating an asthma epidemic in families who live near highways. The dependence that forces families to spend their hard-earned money...continued

Latin America Green News: A climate change tower in the Amazon, greener railroad transportation in Mexico, the first 100% solar-powered city in Chile

Posted September 19, 2014 by Carolina Herrera in Living Sustainably, Moving Beyond Oil, The Media and the Environment

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Latin America Green News is a selection of weekly news highlights about environmental and energy issues in Latin America. September 13th – September 19th, 2014 Climate Change A structure taller than the Eiffel Tower is set to be built in the...continued

Zombie Highway Projects

Posted September 19, 2014 by Deron Lovaas in Curbing Pollution, Environmental Justice, Living Sustainably, Moving Beyond Oil, Solving Global Warming, U.S. Law and Policy

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Jeff Inglis and Phineas Baxandall have co-authored a new PIRG report about “highway boondoggles” in which they profile 11 large road projects costing about $13 billion. These are projects long contemplated on paper, as part of long-range transportation plans assembled...continued

Marching to Make the Urgency for Climate Action Clear

Posted September 18, 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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  Climate change is no longer a far-off peril, it’s here and now. From Hurricane Sandy on the U.S. east coast to the horrific Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines, from rising seas to widespread droughts, wildfires, floods and famine,...continued

Canada lags the United States on climate and clean energy

Posted September 18, 2014 by Anthony Swift in Moving Beyond Oil, Solving Global Warming, U.S. Law and Policy

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As world leaders meet in New York for the United Nations Climate Summit next week, it is becoming all too clear how the paths taken by Canada and the United States have diverged in recent years. A backgrounder released by NRDC...continued

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