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Carbon Omission

  And of course, before there was “OAL,” there was “Clean Coal”. It’s unfortunate that Big Coal has Big Cash to peddle Big BS to further delay little wind, solar, tidal, and geothermal. More on Big Coal BS: From Coal Tattoo: Coal PR firm set up state’s anti-Obama meetings From Source Watch: Environmental impacts of

Global Weirding News of the Week

Since we had plenty of news last Friday and I was heading out of town, I decided to leave our weekly roundup of global weirding and environmental news (that we didn’t already cover) to Monday. Here’s the global weirding portion. Climate: Student Reporters Take on Climate Change and Security Coincidences abound—just after posting an item

Clean Coal Does Not Exist

I’ve heard it from those in the business, those living in coal country, and various scientific studies: nothing can make coal clean. Nonetheless, the myth keeps on circulating (I wonder why). I think it coal’s numerous environmental harms need to be broadcast much more.. broadly and loudly this year. People need to realize that coal

Clean Coal Carolers? [VIDEO]

We all know that coal is still a long way from being “clean,” but in a desperate attempt to convince us of such, the American Coalition for Clean Coal Electricity goes to all lengths, including this old Christmas video, which I just ran across on ecopolitology. A fun share for the holidays. Happy Holidays to

Greencast: National Security and Climate Change, Bicycling Politicians, New National Parks in Russia…

[youtube=] Here is this week’s “greencast” or screencast of great green news from around the internet (that we didn’t already cover). Enjoy the video above via YouTube or in high definition on screenr. By the way, if you happen to notice the sound of pedestrians, cyclists or streetcars in the background, it is because I

Liquid "Clean Coal" Project Dropped After Legal Challenges

Baard Energy withdrew an application for federal loans for a $6 billion coal-to-liquids plant in Illiinois last week. The company cited lawsuits by the Sierra Club and National Resource Defense Council for blocking the project. [social_buttons] “Baard keeps claiming this is a clean coal facility and nothing could be further from the truth,” said Nachy

Residents Sue Over Coal Ash Dump Disguised as Golf Course

Residents of Centerville, Virginia have sued Dominion Virginia Power to the tune of $1 billion for supplying 1.5 million tons of toxic fly ash to fill the hills of a nearby golf course. [social_buttons] The attorneys representing 400 Centerville residents claim that Dominion knew that the substance they supplied to the Battlefield Golf Club would

Five Scottish Protesters Arrested for Stopping Work at Coal Mine

Five activists managed to shut down a coal mine before being arrested and charged with “breach of the peace” for standing on a piece of equipment with a sign reading “No New Coal.” “We’re here to send a message to [mining company] ATH Resources that mining the dirtiest fossil fuel and fuelling climate change is

Activists Storm the Stage at DC Coal-to-Liquids Conference

Today seven activists are facing a crowd of some of the world’s biggest proponents of coal-based energy at the World Coal-to-Liquids Conference 2009 in Washington, DC. [social_buttons] The group, acting as Rising Tide DC, interrupted the planned panel discussion to interject some ideas of their own about the environmental detestation caused by coal technologies. The

EPA Stops Mountaintop Removal; Waterways Still Not Safe?

Just days after news leaked that Obama’s Environmental Protection Agency will designate CO2 as a pollutant, the EPA has announced that hundreds of mountaintop removal coal mining permits will be put on hold while their impact on streams and waterways is evaluated. [social_buttons] Mountaintop removal is a controversial method of extracting coal that literally blows

Coal Company Settles Lawsuit Regarding Toxic Mine Waste

A coalition of environmental groups emerged victorious today when Patriot Coal agreed to test a new way to remove selenium from coal mine run-off. [social_buttons] The West Virginia-based coal company agreed to the deal to settle a lawsuit filed by the Ohio Valley Environmental Coalition and West Virginia Highlands Conservancy which made allegations that the

Earth Hour Opponents Plan Lame "Human Achievement Hour"

The Competitive Enterprise Institute has announced their own plans for March 28th from 8:30 to 9:30 pm: instead of shutting of lights with millions of people across the globe for Earth Hour, they’ll be celebrating Human Achievement Hour. [social_buttons] CEI is a libertarian organization that advocates for human innovation. Interestingly, green innovation doesn’t ever seem

Climate Action Shutters Coal Plant For Day, No Arrests Reported

Over 2,500 people from across the country gathered at the Capitol Power Plant today and blocked all five entrances to the plant for almost four hours. [social_buttons] Operators did not attempt to enter the facility, leaving the plant without human attendants and inoperable for the day. NASA scientist James Hansen, Robert Kennedy, Jr., Bill McKibben,

Clown Outfit Among Items Confiscated by Police at UK Protest

Thanks to a freedom of information request by justice spokesman David Howarth, police have revealed a list of 2,000 items confiscated from protesters at the Climate Camp protest at England’s Kingsnorth coal plant last August. [social_buttons] A clown outfit, children’s crayons, soap, books, tents, bicycle helmets, and other seemingly random items were deemed “potentially harmful”

Activists Storm Ritsy Coal Industry Award Gala in London

About 100 activists from the group Climate Rush gathered at a five-star hotel and unfurled a banner reading “No New Coal Awards” before being hauled away by police. [social_buttons] Fifty officers prevented the activists from entering the ballroom itself, but the action disrupted the envent nonetheless. The activists came dressed to impress, wearing dresses and

ALERT: DC Coal Plant Target of Civil Disobedience

[social_buttons] On March 2, Bill McKibben and Wendell Berry are asking for large civil disobedience at the Capitol Power Plant in Washington D.C. Why, cuz Clean Coal sucks! Over 2,000 people are expected to risk arrest. And the protest comes on the heels of the upcoming grassroots action — Powershift 2009 — which will bring

Coal Industry and Environmentalists Wage "Clean Coal" Ad War

Clean coal doesn’t exist. We know it, but for many Americans the jury is still out. Environmentalists and the coal industry are battling for public opinion. While proponents of carbon capture technologies try to ride on the coat tails of Barack Obama’s approval ratings by quoting his pro-coal sentiments from the ’08 campaign trail, the

Greenpeace Activists Invade and Occupy UK Power Plant

The crown jewel of Greenpeace’s naval arm, the Rainbow Warrior, pulled in to the harbor alongside the Kingsnorth coal-fired power plant today before six activists stormed the facility to prepare to project video of impacts of global warming onto the plant’s giant smokestack.[social_buttons] The action comes mere months after a jury acquitted Greenpeace protesters who

'Eco-Terrorism' Legitimized by British Court

In a monumental ruling, a British jury acquitted six Greenpeace activists of criminal damage charges stemming from what the activists said was an attempt to shut down a coal-fired power plant. The jury decided that the activists’ action was justifiable because the plant, which emits 20,000 tons of CO2 every day, will hold some blame

McCain Wants 45 New Nuclear Reactors and Clean Coal

For a lot of years, I’ve respected and admired Arizona Senator John McCain, and even though he is a Republican, he seemed to be more moderate than his right-wing compatriots. That changed today when I read that he has proposed construction of 45 new nuclear reactors by 2030.  Adding insult to injury, he told a

The Lindberg Report Podcast: Sarah Lozanova of CleanTechnica

Sarah Lozanova is a native Chicagoan who is passionate about renewable energy. She has an MBA in Sustainable Management from the Presidio School of Management in San Francisco and she is working on developing ways for corporations to solve environmental and social challenges that face society. When she can escape the Internet vortex, she enjoys

New Plant Strives to Generate Cleaner Coal Electricity

Carbon sequestration will be used in this new coal-fired power plant to reduce the carbon footprint of electricity. The town of Mattoon, Illinois rejoiced when the developers of a $1.8 billion low-pollution power plant announced the selected location. This rust-belt town will no longer be primarily known as the bagel capital of the world. The

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