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Executive Order Guts Clean Power Plan : Trump’s Imaginary War on Coal has just Begun

Clean Power Plan Executive Order

This morning, under the cover of “energy independence,” U.S. President Donald Trump signed an executive order calling for a rewrite of the EPA’s Clean Power Plan. The Plan is the cornerstone of U.S. commitment to curbing emissions under the Paris climate agreement, so the rewrite represents a significant rollback of U.S. global warming mitigation as a whole. Unlike the rhetoric surrounding health care, no replacement carbon regulation …

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Coal and Climate – a Tale of Two Summits: UNFCCC Chief Figueres Addresses Coal Conference in Poland

Coal and climate don't mix. UNFCCC chief addresses International Coal Summit in Warsaw, Poland, one of the most polluting countries in Europe

Coal and climate in Warsaw Perhaps one of the biggest ironies at the ongoing COP19 climate conference is the open acceptance of corporate sponsorship by Poland, this year’s host country for the talks – sponsors that are, as Giles Parkinson points out in RenewEconomy, mostly fossil fuel companies as Lotos, a Polish oil company and brown coal producer PGE. In fact, Poland has a rather spotty record …

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Enviro News Wrap: New York Decides on Fracking; Australia Seeks Tax on Polluters; Water and Weather in the U.S., and more…

The Latest Environmental News Headlines

GlobalWarmingisReal contributor Anders Hellum-Alexander wraps-up the climate and environmental news headlines for the past week: The Australian Government is allowing Shell Oil Company to explore for oil near an environmental reserve. It would only take one spill to ruin an environment populated by endangered species. The Australian Government is also trying to impose a carbon tax on big polluters – $18 billion over the next …

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Enviro News Wrap: Domestic Energy Policy; Tripling Resource Extraction; Why Islands Are Sinking, and more…

Latest Environmental News Headlines

GlobalWarmingisReal contributor Anders Hellum-Alexander wraps-up the climate and environmental news headlines for the past week: With the price of oil on the rise and oil exporting countries becoming increasingly unstable the US government is figuring out how to get more oil from domestic sources. Keep in mind that it takes years for an extraction project to bring oil to the market. More drilling in …

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What’s in Your Water? Nuclear Waste, Coal Slurries and Industrial Estrogen

The Weekly Mulch from the Media Consortium By Sarah Laskow, Media Consortium Blogger (reposted with permission) It won’t be long before the world has to confront its diminishing supply of clean water. “We’ve had the same amount of water on our planet since the beginning of time, ” Susan Leal, co-author of Running Out of Water, told GritTV’s Laura Flanders. “We are on a …

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Enviro News Wrap: New Rules on Mercury, Nuclear Energy Renaissance, Environmentalism Can’t Address Climate Change, and more…

GlobalWarmingisReal contributor Anders Hellum-Alexander wraps-up the climate and environmental news headlines for the past week: The US Environmental Protection Agency will soon enforce new rules on the industrial use of mercury. This will greatly reduce the amount of mercury being spewed into our environment. This is an environmental and public health victory, but some are unhappy with the negative financial impact it will have …

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BP CEO Says It’s Time to Think Beyond Coal – Feeds the Feud Between Gas and Coal Producers

On the one hand, oil giant BP PLC’s CEO Tony Hayward sees the United States using petroleum into the foreseeable future. On the other, Hayward thinks it’s time for the nation to begin “thinking beyond coal.” Speaking before the Peterson Institute of International Economics, a Washington think tank, Hayward added that the U.S. should not try to save coal jobs at the expense of …

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