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February 2, 2011 | Blog Post

Interior Department Ignores Coal's Link to Climate Change

In the not-too-distant past, Interior Sec. Ken Salazar issued a bold call to action for his department. With authority over hundreds of millions of acres of public lands and the vast majority of coal, oil, and gas owned by taxpayers, he stated that his department would be "taking the lead" in protecting the nation's wildlife and water from climate change, and that doing so would "require us to change how we manage the lands."

January 28, 2011 | Blog Post

Chevron Gives Up On Coal to Liquid Fuel

Finally admitting the unprofitably of turning coal into motor fuel, Chevron announced on Friday that it was officially getting out of the business

January 25, 2011 | Blog Post

Trading Clean Energy for a Lump of Coal

The Union of Concerned Scientists has a snazzy new interactive slideshow on its website, highlighting states that are bypassing opportunities to ditch dirty coal and embrace clean energy. The slideshow is both interesting and an office-safe distraction good for at least a five-minute break from your spreadsheet formulas.

January 18, 2011 | Blog Post

Tr-Ash Talk: Please, Not in Their Backyard

(This is the latest in a weekly series of 50 Tr-Ash Talk blogs discussing the dangers of coal ash. Earthjustice hopes that by December 2011, the third anniversary of the TVA coal ash spill, the EPA will release a coal ash rule establishing federally enforceable regulations ensuring the safe disposal of this toxic waste.)

January 14, 2011 | Blog Post

Taking Big Coal to Court in Kansas

The proposed expansion of a coal-fired power plant near Holcomb, Kansas has been the center of controversy for several years. And now the issue is back in the news.

January 11, 2011 | Blog Post

Taking Australia Beyond Zero Emissions

By now, we all know the refrain. Sure, politicians and pundits tell us, it would be swell to make the switch to clean energy, but such a move is infeasible at any time in the near future. No, they say, we must not stray from our well-hewn path of environmental destruction paved by fossil fuels.

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