climate change

US Coal Exports Could Push the Climate Past a Point of No Return

There’s a new front line in the battle to prevent catastrophic climate change.

Companies like Arch, Ambre, and Peabody want to ship the coal buried under the United States to Asia, releasing disastrous amounts of carbon pollution, just to line their own pockets. This expansion in US coal exports could release more carbon pollution than any other new fossil fuel project in the United States, according to a new report Greenpeace released today.

There’s a new front line in the battle to prevent catastrophic climate change.

Companies like Arch, Ambre, and Peabody want to ship the coal buried under the United States to Asia, releasing disastrous amounts of carbon pollution, just to line their own pockets. This expansion in US coal exports could release more carbon pollution than any other new fossil fuel project in the United States, according to a new report Greenpeace released today.

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Transforming the Northwest into Dirty Coal’s New Corridor

King Coal Looking to Connect Western Coal to Asian Markets
The Corporate Doomsday Machine’s (aka the fossil fuel industry) latest scheme to plunder and ruin the earth for profit involves transforming the highways, waterways and railways of the Northwest into a transport corridor for coal.

King Coal’s domestic options are soon going to be limited after Obama and Lisa Jackson drop the big one on greenhouse gas emissions. Therefore, with a possible loss in profits, Mr. Peabody’s coal company needs a new place to sell their dirty black rock.

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Bird-Dogging the Coal Barons

Peabody's Boyce Explains to Congress that Clean Coal is the Solution to Global Warming

Being an anti-coal activist leaves you with mixed emotions.  Frustration, anger, triumph, joy, sadness and, of course, amazement at the ability of the coal industry to get away with spinning their offensive bull#*@t into mainstream consciousness.

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Growing Resistance to Coal in the West

Coal Fights Spread Westward
The spirit of Ed Abbey has returned home to the west. The fight against Big Coal is not just in Appalachia anymore.

Most publicized on this site and in the media is the epic battle being waged by the movement against the coal companies laying waste to Appalachia’s Mountains. It’s also fought and stopped over half of the coal fired power plants proposed by the Bush-Cheney energy plan.

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Australians Shut Down Giant Coal Export Terminal

Climb Team Occupies Coal Loading Equipment for Over 36 Hours

I got forwarded this from some of my friends down under.  Daring, bold and inspiring Australian Greenpeace direct actionistas have shut down one of the largest coal export terminals in the world with lockdowns and a climb team on the Queensland coast.

Early in the morning, they entered the facility.  The climbers scaled a 50 metre coal loading machine and have been there over 24 hours dangling like fruit bats.  The lockdown team was cut out.
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No more 'No New Coal'?

Thanks to the good work of the Sierra Club and a large coalition of
western and Utah organizations, the phrase ‘No New Coal’ may have gone
WAY out of style today. The Environmental Appeals Board of the EPA just
ruled that the EPA has the authority to establish a Best Available
Control Technology (BACT) limit for carbon dioxide.

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