Monthly Archives: December 2011

EPA mercury regs end 2011 on a high note

Written by wrdforwrd, December 29, 2011 It took a while—20 years!—but the EPA’s historic decision to regulate mercury emissions are cause for a major celebration and at least a dollop of optimism that the U.S. is on the right environmental … Continue reading

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Who really imports U.S. coal, and other facts about coal exports

Who really imports U.S. coal, and other facts about coal exports Reported in High Country News by Eric de Place, Sightline.org, December 20, 2011 Arguments over Northwest coal exports have been hot and heavy in 2011.  As one might expect, … Continue reading

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The Top Environmental Issues of 2011– and the Year to Come

The Top Environmental Issues of 2011 — and the Year to Come — The EnvironmentaList Earth Island Journal | Earth Island Institute Climate change, of course, remains the biggest environmental issue of this year and will continue to be so … Continue reading

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Daily Kos: Exporting Carbon Pollution – We Shall Not Participate in Our Own Destruction

By James Wells for Climate Hawks, December 22, 2011 They offer a few crumbs to the economically stressed community.  “Jobssssss.  Yesssss, precious.  Jobssssss.  And if you don’t want them, we know a town that does, just across the border.  The … Continue reading

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Oregon Coal Opponents Object to Potential Coos Bay Coal Export Port

For Immediate Release,  December 22, 2011 Contacts: Holly Stamper, Charleston resident and former Port of Coos Bay Commissioner, (541) 888-1038 Dan Serres, Conservation Director, Columbia Riverkeeper (503) 890-2441, member, Power Past Coal Coalition Laura Stevens, Representative, Sierra Club, (503) 740-9078, member, Power … Continue reading

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Coal trains and our drinking water | Center for Justice

Coal trains and our drinking water | Center for Justice Written by Bart Mihailovich on September 6, 2011, posted in RIVERKEEPER BLOG The issue is this: Train traffic increases that would come with the plan to ship coal from the Powder River Basin in Montana … Continue reading

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EPA finalizes tough new rules on emissions by power plants

The Washington Post, December 16, 2011 The Obama administration finished crafting tough new rules Friday curbing mercury and other poisons emitted by coal-fired utilities, according to several people briefed on the decision, culminating more than two decades of work to … Continue reading

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