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Cross-Posted from DeSmogBlog The U.S. Senate failed to get the necessary 60 votes to approve the northern leg of TransCanada‘s KeystoneXL pipeline, but incoming Senate Majority Leader Mitch ...
by Steve Horn
Comment Count 11 comments on Tue Nov 18, 2014 at 08:13 PM PST with 22 Recommends
In recent weeks, something amazing has been happening in the Gulf Coast of Louisiana – communities have been standing up and casting votes to ring the alarm about proposed coal export projects. ...
by Mary Anne Hitt
Comment Count 4 comments on Fri Oct 17, 2014 at 07:09 AM PDT with 15 Recommends
Cross-Posted from DeSmogBlog Just over a month before the United Nations convenes on September 23 in New York City to discuss climate change and activists gather for a week of action, the Obama ...
by Steve Horn
Comment Count 16 comments on Sun Aug 31, 2014 at 09:25 AM PDT with 30 Recommends
Cross-Posted from DeSmogBlog Greenpeace USA has released a major new report on an under-discussed part of President Barack Obama’s Climate Action Plan and his U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (
by Steve Horn
Comment Count 6 comments on Mon Jul 28, 2014 at 03:42 PM PDT with 3 Recommends
It's easy to make a public comment against the Keystone XL pipeline. Here are two "mad-libs" to help with the composition process. Each block contains three lines, any of which will connect ...
by WarrenS
Comment Count 18 comments on Wed Mar 05, 2014 at 07:00 PM PST with 34 Recommends
The tug boats are trying to alter its course but the "Lifestyle Titanic" continues mostly on auto pilot under the direction of its Energy Global Positioning System (EGPS).   I like analogies. ...
by John Crapper
Comment Count 35 comments on Tue Mar 04, 2014 at 01:00 PM PST with 50 Recommends
One of the largest investment banks in the world has backed away from the Cherry Point coal export proposal in Washington. Earlier this week, financial giant Goldman Sachs sold off its stake in ...
by Mary Anne Hitt
Comment Count 14 comments on Fri Jan 10, 2014 at 09:54 AM PST with 28 Recommends
Good news! China needs and insists on having cleaner air. China's smog threatens health of global coal projects BY FAYEN WONG SHANGHAI (Reuters) - A choking smog across much of northern China ...
by Lefty Coaster
Comment Count 17 comments on Thu Nov 14, 2013 at 08:09 PM PST with 27 Recommends
There are a handful of decisions that are going to be made in the U.S. this decade that will be pivotal in the fate of our climate. The six proposed coal export terminals in the Pacific Northwest ...
by Mary Anne Hitt
Comment Count 5 comments on Mon Nov 04, 2013 at 01:20 PM PST with 19 Recommends
Two years ago, retired NASA climatologist James Hansen famously said that if we allowed the development of Keystone XL, it would be "game over" for the climate. But today there were over 200 Draw ...
by John Crapper
Comment Count 47 comments on Sat Sep 21, 2013 at 04:33 PM PDT with 68 Recommends
Warren Buffett - the fourth richest man on the planet and major campaign contributor to President Barack Obama in 2008 and 2012 - may soon get a whole lot richer. That's because he just bought over ...
by Steve Horn
Comment Count 38 comments on Fri Aug 16, 2013 at 01:11 PM PDT with 13 Recommends
In recent days, there were new developments in the fight against Northwest coal exports that stopped me in my tracks. Last week, the news broke that ...
by Mary Anne Hitt
Comment Count 4 comments on Fri Aug 09, 2013 at 08:46 AM PDT with 18 Recommends
With many eyes honed in on the Powder River Basin coal export battle in the Northwest, another coal export boom is unfolding on the U.S. Gulf Coast. Although no coal production is actually taking ...
by Steve Horn
Comment Count 6 comments on Tue Jul 02, 2013 at 09:49 AM PDT with 8 Recommends
This very good news comes on the heels of President Obama's address on Climate last week. U.S. and World Bank might stop financing dirty coal plants By John Upton The World Bank says it cares ...
by Lefty Coaster
Comment Count 19 comments on Sat Jun 29, 2013 at 02:04 AM PDT with 22 Recommends
Corps review won’t weigh impact of coal beyond NW By Hal Bernton “We have determined ... that the effects of shipping of coal outside U.S. waters and the burning of coal, wherever the ...
by Lefty Coaster
Comment Count 7 comments on Wed Jun 19, 2013 at 01:57 PM PDT with 13 Recommends
There's been a fair amount of reporting on the OIG evaluation of coal leases on federal lands published yesterday. As it turns out, the environmentalists and conservationists have been right all ...
by Mike Stark
Comment Count 3 comments on Wed Jun 12, 2013 at 11:50 AM PDT with 6 Recommends
This week, the Sierra Club, several Waterkeepers, and other allies in the Northwest filed legal action that put companies on notice for coal pollution coming off of trains and polluting the region. ...
by Mary Anne Hitt
Comment Count 4 comments on Wed Apr 03, 2013 at 10:03 AM PDT with 8 Recommends
Originally posted to PolluterWatch Peabody Energy , the largest coal company in the US and one of the largest in the world, is once again embroiled in controversy over shady treatment of employees.
by JesseC
Comment Count 7 comments on Mon Mar 25, 2013 at 12:54 PM PDT with 22 Recommends
Last Tuesday the public comment period for the Pacific Gateway coal export terminal came to an end, and the scoping process entered a new phase. The proposed Pacific Gateway would be the largest ...
by Lefty Coaster
Comment Count 18 comments on Sun Jan 27, 2013 at 10:02 AM PST with 33 Recommends
"It's not our job in the Northwest to give mouth-to-mouth resuscitation to a dying fossil fuel industry." That's what a former West Virginian, who now lives in Oregon, told federal officials this ...
by Mary Anne Hitt
Comment Count 4 comments on Thu Dec 13, 2012 at 11:17 AM PST with 38 Recommends