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U.S. Offshore Wind Power: A Step Closer to Reality  

National Wildlife Federation     

The U.S. certainly remains far from claiming leadership on offshore wind, but getting a model turbine in the water offers a tangible symbol to the global community that we are getting serious. Establishing the infrastructure to deploy...


Rebuild the Dream: A Conversation with Van Jones  

Earth Island Journal    

The idea that we were coming forward with economic solutions that were business-friendly, pro-innovation, pro-investment, pro-American independence, that could actually deliver more jobs than the coal companies—that scared the bejeebers out of the Koch Brothers. And it...


Taking Big Coal to Court

Columbia Riverkeeper / Sierra Club

The suit was filed in U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington in Seattle, where coal dust has been identified in and along multiple waterways. Seattle Mayor Mike McGinn, a co-founder of the Leadership Alliance Against Coal comprised of over 40 Northwest tribal and elected leaders, has actively opposed the plan to develop coal export terminals in Washington and Oregon...


Fracking Industry Asks NY Court to Throw Out Gas Drilling Bans  

Center for Health, Environment & Justice

Attorneys for Norse Energy and an Otsego County farmer made the filing late Friday, asking the seven-member Court of Appeals to take on the cases of a pair of upstate towns that changed their zoning laws in 2011 to ban...


Colorado Clean Energy Win Swings National Momentum Back to Renewables  

Natural Resources Defense Council

The move also sends another big blow to fossil fuel interests, who invested heavily in rolling back renewable energy laws this year. So far, those efforts in the state and the ones in Montana, North Carolina and Kansas have...


Regulating Carbon Emissions: Moving from Rhetoric to Reality on Climate Action  

National Wildlife Federation

In addition to protecting our air and agricultural environments, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency regulation of greenhouse gas emissions has the potential to make a more energy-efficient and globally...


The Devastating Legacy of Extreme Fossil Fuel Extraction

Great Plains Tar Sands Resistance

Expanding tar sands mining in Alberta, Canada, through the Keystone XL is the latest threat to indigenous sovereignty and traditional homelands...


Oil and Gas Drilling Takes Precedence Over Conservation on Public Lands


Under President Obama, the pace of drilling on public lands is double that of protecting public lands. The current U.S. Congress is the first since World War II to fail to designate a single new acre of protected land...


First-Ever Drill Site Approved Inside Alaskan Reserve Challenged  

Center for Biological Diversity

Reversing an earlier decision, the Corps rejected an alternative that would have minimized impacts to the Colville Delta, which provides habitat for myriad migratory birds, overwintering fish, caribou and marine mammals...

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