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Bobby Andrew to EPA: Stop the Pebble Mine

Posted September 15, 2014 by Joel Reynolds in Curbing Pollution, Environmental Justice, Green Enterprise, Health and the Environment, Living Sustainably, Moving Beyond Oil, Nuclear Weapons, Waste and Energy, 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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Today we are running the final in a series of ads in Washington, D.C. urging the Obama administration to stop the proposed Pebble Mine. The ads in Politico feature Alaskans from Bristol Bay explaining, in their own words, why it’s...continued

For Michigan Farmers, Agricultural Energy-Efficiency Programs Are a Big Source of Savings

Posted September 12, 2014 by Lauren Kubiak in Curbing Pollution, Health and the Environment, Living Sustainably, Moving Beyond Oil, Solving Global Warming

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Michigan’s second-largest industry is agriculture. The sector provides $92 billion annually to the state’s economy, employs a quarter of its workforce, grew during the economic downturn, and feeds millions of Americans every day. Michigan’s agricultural sector also uses an extraordinary...continued

Green Jobs on the Rise: Will the Growth Continue?

Posted September 11, 2014 by Peter Lehner in Curbing Pollution, Moving Beyond Oil, Solving Global Warming

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Tesla, the electric car manufacturer, announced last week that it plans to open a $5 billion factory in Nevada. The giant facility—they’re calling it a “gigafactory”--will employ 6,500 people to manufacture batteries for Tesla’s much-anticipated low-cost Model 3 sedan. Tesla’s...continued

VIDEOS: How Fracking is Affecting Real Californians' Lives

Posted September 10, 2014 by Damon Nagami in Curbing Pollution, Moving Beyond Oil

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Fracking and other risky oil extraction techniques are a hot topic around the state, as the industry pushes for expansion from NorCal to SoCal. As more and more Californians express concern over these heavy industrial processes moving into their communities,...continued

Bristol Bay to EPA: Stop the Pebble Mine Now

Posted September 8, 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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This week we’re running a series of ads in Washington, D.C. urging the Obama administration to stop the proposed Pebble Mine. The ads in Politico feature Alaskans from Bristol Bay explaining, in their own words, why it’s essential that EPA...continued

Court Ruling Could Require BP to Pay Billions in Fines for Gulf Oil Spill Restoration

Posted September 5, 2014 by Frances Beinecke in Moving Beyond Oil, Reviving the World's Oceans

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A federal judge ruled on Thursday that BP acted with “gross negligence” in the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill. This decision could result in the company paying an estimated $18 billion in fines. And the vast majority of that...continued

TransCanada is responsible for prolonged routing process for the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline

Posted September 5, 2014 by Anthony Swift in Moving Beyond Oil, Solving Global Warming, U.S. Law and Policy

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On September 5th the Nebraska Supreme Court hears oral arguments in the state’s appeal of a ruling that found that the expedited process used by governor to approve the route for the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline was unconstitutional....continued

Going Back to School. Moving Forward with Solar.

Posted September 4, 2014 by Jay Orfield in Curbing Pollution, Health and the Environment, Living Sustainably, Moving Beyond Oil, Solving Global Warming

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While this may have been a tough week for some of New York’s school kids, who, in the last few days, have headed back to class, the school districts that educate them, just got some great news: A new, New...continued

Fifteen Organizations Call on Mass. Governor Patrick to Keep Tar Sands out of Massachusetts

Posted September 4, 2014 by Elizabeth Shope in Curbing Pollution, Environmental Justice, Moving Beyond Oil, Solving Global Warming

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Today, fifteen organizations including NRDC sent a letter to Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick, calling on him to take action to keep tar sands oil out of the Massachusetts fuel supply. Tar sands cause 17 percent more greenhouse gas emissions over...continued

Million Electric Vehicle Bill Sent to Governor Brown

Posted August 28, 2014 by Max Baumhefner in Moving Beyond Oil, Solving Global Warming, U.S. Law and Policy

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California is poised to open a portal to America’s future, shoving Big Oil off the highways to make room for cleaner transportation alternatives that will improve the nation’s health and provide drivers with much-needed relief from pain at the pump....continued

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