global warming

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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Don’t Go West, Big Coal. We’re Waiting for You!

Stop King Coal’s Dirty Energy Exports for Profit.
Big Coal has big plans for the west.

They are already digging out tens of millions of tons of coal from the ground in Wyoming and Montana. Not only do they want to continue to feed coal fired power plants in the U.S. with their filthy energy, but they also want to grow their profit margins by exporting it to Asian markets. And the quickest way from Point A to Point B is via ports along the Pacific Northwest coastline.

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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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Dominion's Contraversial Coal Plant in Southwest Virginia Stopped by Court

Judge Rules Air Permits “Unlawful”
For a number of years, a coalition of groups have been fighting Dominion Energy’s proposed coal-fired power plant in southwest VA. Using tactics ranging from lobbying to letter writing to lawsuits to protests to lockdowns outside Dominion’s Richmond HQ and the actual plant site itself in Wise, VA.

Today, those efforts of raising awareness and putting pressure on political, corporate and l

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Upstaging Duke Energy’s Greenwashing Coal Antics

North Carolina Mobilizing against Big Coal
Yesterday, Duke Energy CEO Jim Rogers spoke at the 6th annual Sustainable Energy Conference in Raleigh to promote Duke’s clean energy agenda which includes building a dirty coal plant in Cliffside, North Carolina.

That doesn’t sound like “clean energy” to me.

A lot of other people in North Carolina agree.
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Scientists Finger Coal as Main Global Warming Culprit

Coal must go to save planet say leading experts

At the American Geophysical Union union meeting in San Francisco, Kenneth Caldeira of Stanford University presented new calculations that even if humanity zeroed out its use of oil, emissions from coal burning would rapidly push global warming to dangerous levels.

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Make Climate Justice History

Join a Mass Non-Violent Direct Action against the Capital Coal Plant in D.C. Mar. 2nd

In late February 2009, the Energy Action Coalition will host Powershift 2009 in Washington DC, creating the largest youth mobilization on climate change in history. Conference organizers are hoping for 15,000 attendees (up from 6,000 in 2007) from across the country to attend the conference, focusing generally on making climate change, clean energy, and green jobs a priority for the new administration.

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"Green Banksy" Monkey Wrenches Kingsnorth Coal Plant

Climate Activist Single-Handily Cuts UK Carbon Emissions by 2%

"At some point we must draw a line across the ground of our home and our being, drive a spear into the land and say to the bulldozers, earthmovers, government and corporations, "thus far and no further." If we do not, we shall later feel, instead of pride, the regret of Thoroeau, that good but overly-bookish man, who wrote, near the end of his life, "If I repent of anything it is likely to be my good behaviour."-Ed Abbey

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