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The federal land at stake in Trump’s rush for more drilling 8.12.2017 High Country News Most Recent
Where national parks, monuments and other protective areas overlay resources.
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Keystone pipeline leak a reminder to 'respect existence or expect resistance' 24.11.2017 rabble.ca - News for the rest of us
US Politics Last week in Bonn, Germany, thousands gathered at the heavily secured United Nations climate conference, dubbed "COP 23," a Potemkin village of bureaucrats, politicians, environmentalists, journalists and local support staff. Sixty kilometers away, in the 12,000-year-old Hambach Forest, scores of activists, living in treehouses, defended the old growth woodland in an ongoing struggle to save the rare ecosystem from destruction and stop the expansion of Europe's largest open-pit mine, a sprawling hole in the earth where energy company RWE extracts lignite, or brown coal, the dirtiest coal on earth. Hanging over both was the political pall cast by President Donald Trump, who announced June 1 that he was pulling the U.S. out of the Paris Agreement, the global climate change accord negotiated by all the countries of the world. "Whilst the United States might be saying that it's pulling out, it still continues to play a destructive role," Asad Rehman, executive director of London-based War on ...
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Why I Helped Organize the Singing Revolt Against the White House at the UN Climate Talks 21.11.2017 Truthout - All Articles
As Trump's climate-denier delegates tried to present their pro-fossil-fuel agenda at the UN Climate Summit last week, a US youth delegation began singing to register their protest and declare solidarity with climate justice advocates around the world. The message to the Trump administration was clear: The young people of the US are ready to step in and fill the leadership vacuum. People disturb an event titled: "The Role of Cleaner and More Efficient Fossil Fuels and Nuclear Power in Climate Mitigation" with friendly singing at the COP23 United Nations Climate Change Conference on November 13, 2017, in Bonn, Germany. (Photo: Lukas Schulze / Getty Images) Ready to make a difference? Help Truthout provide a platform for exposing injustice and inspiring action. Click here to make a one-time or monthly donation. Last week, nations of the world gathered in Bonn, Germany, for the annual United Nations Climate Negotiations. This year's conference was pivotal -- the first meeting since Trump announced his ...
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Trump Climate Adviser Says Coal Needs a "Level Playing Field" at UN Climate Talks 15.11.2017 Truthout - All Articles

This year's UN climate summit in Bonn, Germany, marks the first climate conference since President Donald Trump vowed to pull the United States out of the landmark 2015 Paris climate agreement, a process that takes four years. We speak with Trump's climate adviser David Banks, the White House special assistant for international energy and environment, about his views on climate change and the Trump administration's stance on the role by humans in inducing climate change. This comes one day after the Trump administration made its official debut at COP23 with a forum pushing coal, gas and nuclear power that included speakers from coal company Peabody Energy, a nuclear engineering firm and a gas exporter.

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Pacific Climate Warriors Roll Out Anti-Coal "Red Carpet" for Angela Merkel at UN Climate Talks 15.11.2017 Truthout - All Articles

Broadcasting from the U.N. climate summit in Bonn, Germany, we look at protests underway against oil, coal, gas and nuclear power. Indian activists are demonstrating against India’s largest nuclear power station, the Kudankulam plant in India’s southern state of Tamil Nadu. Activists also disrupted a presentation by the European Investment Bank at an annual corporate conference held alongside the climate summit here in Bonn, with a protest against the construction of the Trans Adriatic gas pipeline, known as TAP, which is slated to run from the Greek-Turkish border, under the Adriatic Sea and into Italy. Meanwhile, activists had a special welcome ready for German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Wednesday before her address to the conference.

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Special Report: Revolt at Trump's Pro-Coal, Pro-Nuclear and Pro-Gas Panel Rocks UN Climate Summit 14.11.2017 Truthout.com

Democracy Now! was there when activists and Democratic lawmakers at the UN climate summit in Bonn, Germany, staged a full-fledged revolt Monday when the Trump administration made its official debut at this year's conference with a forum pushing coal, gas and nuclear power. The presentation was entitled "The Role of Cleaner and More Efficient Fossil Fuels and Nuclear Power in Climate Mitigation." The panel was the only official appearance by the US delegation during this year's UN climate summit. Of the four corporate representatives pushing nuclear, gas and coal, Lenka Kollar of NuScale Power and Amos Hochstein of Tellurian told Amy Goodman that they disagreed with Trump’s decision to pull the US out of the climate agreement.

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Heat on ‘climate chancellor’ Merkel over coal and cars 14.11.2017 World – The Indian Express
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Some Coal Ash from China Too Radioactive for Reuse 10.11.2017 Environmental News Network
Manufacturers are increasingly using encapsulated coal ash from power plants as a low-cost binding agent in concrete, wallboard, bricks, roofing and other building materials. But a new study by U.S. and Chinese scientists cautions that coal ash from high-uranium deposits in China may be too radioactive for this use.
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China Experiences Sharp Drop in Coal-Related Emissions, Study Says 10.11.2017 Environmental News Network
Emissions of sulfur dioxide, an air pollutant produced primarily by burning coal, have fallen by 75 percent in China since 2007, while SO2 emissions in India have jumped 50 percent, according to a new study by researchers at the University of Maryland.
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Electric cars are greener than gas, literally everywhere 8.11.2017 TreeHugger
There is, however, a caveat.
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"We Draw the Line": Lummi Nation Connects With Museum to Grow the Climate Justice Movement 1.11.2017 Truthout - All Articles
Every year since 2013, the Lummi Nation of northern Washington State has delivered totem poles to Indigenous communities whose sacred land and water are threatened by fossil fuel projects. This year, they have teamed up with The Natural History Museum to deliver exhibits around the country to educate the public and build alliances in their fight against fossil fuels. The Lummi Nation totem pole. (Photo: Neal Anderson) This Truthout original was only possible because of our readers' ongoing support. Can you make a monthly donation to ensure we can publish more like it? Click here to give. Smoke from burning buffalo sage and red cedar circles over a recently carved totem pole. Indigenous tradition says wherever there is sage, evil spirits cannot enter. An elder from the Lummi Nation -- a coastal Salish fishing people who've lived for millennia on Washington State's Northwest coast -- drums and chants. He urges the crowd gathered at a Seattle church to touch the totem pole and offer blessings for its ...
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Italy is phasing out coal too 31.10.2017 TreeHugger
By 2025, Italy will have weaned itself off of the nasty black stuff, apparently.
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From ‘hallway’ to artery, a town rebuilds Main Street 31.10.2017 High Country News Most Recent
Booms and busts withered Farmington, New Mexico, but new initiatives could revitalize it.
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Electricity from shale gas vs. coal: Lifetime toxic releases from coal much higher 24.10.2017 Environmental News Network
Despite widespread concern about potential human health impacts from hydraulic fracturing, the lifetime toxic chemical releases associated with coal-generated electricity are 10 to 100 times greater than those from electricity generated with natural gas obtained via fracking, according to a new University of Michigan study.
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Why Rick Perry's Proposed Subsidies for Coal Fail Economics 101 15.10.2017 Truthout - All Articles
Where do you turn for news and analysis you can rely on? If the answer is Truthout, then please support our mission by making a tax-deductible donation! In a controversial proposal, Energy Secretary Rick Perry has asked federal regulators to effectively subsidize coal and nuclear power plants at ratepayers' expense. Under Perry's  proposal , plants that operate in deregulated electricity markets -- where generators normally compete to provide power at the lowest cost -- would be guaranteed positive profits so long as they stockpile 90 days' worth of fuel on site.  To rationalize this proposal, which a former Republican member of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has dubbed " the antithesis of good economics ," Secretary Perry points to uncompensated benefits generated by coal and nuclear plants. As energy economists, when we think about coal-fired electricity generation, what usually comes to mind are unaccounted-for costs -- not benefits. This emerging pro-coal narrative is worth ...
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On carbon, cities, circular, coal and consumer goods 11.10.2017 GreenBiz.com
The latest crop of reports you need to read on sustainable business and clean technology.
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The Real Reason Why Trump and Pruitt Are Repealing the Clean Power Plan 10.10.2017 Truthout - All Articles
For Trump, coal holds the key to voters in the regions thought to have thrust him into the White House. His administration's love affair with the coal industry is not about jobs or "energy independence." It's about base politics and re-election in 2020. President Donald Trump and EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt speak about the US role in the Paris climate change accord in the Rose Garden at the White House in Washington, DC on Thursday, June 1, 2017. (Photo: Jabin Botsford / The Washington Post via Getty Images) Support your favorite writers by making sure we can keep publishing them! Make a donation to Truthout to ensure independent journalism survives. As concerns about climate disruption and pollution continue to seep into markets and political systems across the globe, coal will never be "clean" enough to keep up with other sources of energy. However, coal is intimately connected to an industrial past that President Donald Trump glorified on the campaign trail. That's why Trump hired Scott Pruitt to ...
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Trump And Pruitt To Scrap Major Climate Action Plan 9.10.2017 Green on HuffingtonPost.com
As storms and wildfires besiege our nation, Donald Trump and his EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt will announce Tuesday their
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Even When It's Sitting in Storage, Coal Threatens Human Health 8.10.2017 Truthout.com
President Trump and his appointees have pledged to end what they call the "war on coal" -- policies designed to reduce the health and environmental impacts from producing and burning coal, such as  toxic air pollution  and  mine waste disposal in streams . But while it is true that coal production and use in the United States is subject to many long-standing regulations, they exist for good reason.  Burning coal generates air pollutants that cause  thousands of premature deaths and hospitalizations every year . Coal mining, especially mountaintop mining, has been linked to increased exposure to toxic pollutants, increased morbidity and mortality, and  adverse impacts on mental health  for people living nearby. In a recent  study ,  Nicholas Muller  and I uncovered a source of air pollution from coal that has not received much policy scrutiny: the storage and handling of coal piles. We found that wind blowing over uncovered coal piles at US power plants plus gaseous emissions from the piles significantly ...
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Trump's Clean Air Nominee Represents Air Polluters in Court 3.10.2017 Truthout.com
Trump's nominee to head the EPA's clean air program has represented industry groups opposed to new standards meant to protect workers from airborne cancerous silica dust. While unions claim that hundreds of workers die each year from silica exposure, attorney William Wehrum has argued in federal court that the new standard goes too far because people "are designed to deal with dust." Using a mask to keep the silica dust from entering his lungs, an employee of Maine State Highway Maintenance Department sweeps a large quantity of the the harmful salt laced road sand. Unions say hundreds of workers die each year from silica exposure, but William Wehrum argued on behalf of industry groups that new standards go too far. "People are in dusty apartments all the time and it doesn't kill them," Wehrum reportedly told the court. (Photo by Portland Press Herald via Getty Images) Last week, attorney William Wehrum appeared before a federal court to argue against new standards meant to protect workers from airborne ...
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