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Coal from the Powder River Basin is sold to China at below market value - costing taxpayers tens of millions of dollars

Warren Buffett’s Coal Gambit and the China Connection

I wanted to see an actual coal train, its open cars heaped with fossil fuel, and to inhale a wave of coal dust as the train meandered past me. But the closest I came to any of that was near a filling station in Washington state’s Nooksack valley. Standing at the pump, I soon heard the diesels thrumming nearby as…

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Interior Moves Wyoming Wind Power, Atlantic Offshore Wind Energy Forward

Marking historic milestones in US renewable energy development, Interior Secretary Salazar announced the completion of environmental assessments for what could be the largest wind farm in the US, as well as promising Wind Energy Areas off the Atlantic coast.

Enviro News Wrap: Climate Change Denial in Texas; Solar Doesn’t End with Solyndra; Occupy the Environment, and more…

GlobalWarmingisReal contributor Anders Hellum-Alexander wraps-up the climate and environmental news headlines for the past week: While companies like BP, Shell, Chevron and ExxonMobile are the the biggest names in the American oil industry they hold very little of the worlds oil. The power that these companies have is their ability to use their huge amounts of spare cash to drill for…

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The Omnibus Bill is good news for reducing carbon - Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado

Climate Change and Land Conservation

EarthTalk® is a weekly environmental column made available to our readers from the editors of E/The Environmental Magazine Dear EarthTalk: I understand that Congress passed legislation not too long ago that protected a few million acres of wilderness areas, parks and wild rivers, in part to help offset climate change. How does conserving land prevent global warming? — M. Oakes,…

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Tim DeChristopher is found guilty on two counts of felony

Activist Tim DeChristopher Convicted on Two Felony Counts

The Weekly Mulch By Sarah Laskow, Media Consortium blogger (reposted with permission) Environmental activist Tim DeChristopher was convicted yesterday of two felony counts. DeChristopher was on trial for bidding on more than 22,000 acres of public land that he could not pay for: his two crimes are making false representations to the government and interfering with the land auction. DeChristopher…

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Weekly Mulch from the Media Consortium: Risks of Continued Oil and Gas Extraction Grow, USSF Offers Change

By Sarah Laskow, Media Consortium Blogger (reposted with permission) BP oil has been spilling into the Gulf of Mexico for more than two months, and while attention has focused there, deepwater oil drilling is just one of many risky methods of energy extraction that industry is pursuing. Gasland, Josh Fox’s documentary about the effects of hydrofracking, a new technique for…

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