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Top coal lobbyist compares coal plants to 90s car phones, refuses to say if coal contributes to climate change

  • Posted on: 30 April 2014
  • By: joesmyth

ACCCE CEO Mike Duncan can't answer coal climate change question

The US coal industry has been struggling with its PR efforts in the face of some tough conditions: polls show that coal is Americans’ “least favored” energy source, scientists insist that most fossil fuels - 

Meet Ross Bhappu, the money behind coal export proposals on the Columbia River

  • Posted on: 25 February 2014
  • By: joesmyth

The coal industry’s efforts to export huge amounts of taxpayer-owned coal from Montana and Wyoming to Asia has generated unprecedented opposition in the Pacific Northwest - tens of thousands of people have rallied, attended public hearings, and called on their elected officials to oppose coal export terminals that would disrupt and pollute communities and pose one of the biggest threats to the climate of any fossil fuel project in the world.

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Lobbyists for the "Electric Reliability Coordinating Council" attack clean air rules on behalf of Arch Coal

  • Posted on: 24 May 2012
  • By: joesmyth

The Environmental Protection Agency is holding a public hearing today in Washington DC on the first-ever rules to limit carbon pollution from new power plants. It's a popular rule, and EPA has already heard a lot about it: over a million comments supporting the rule were delivered to EPA last week.

Meet the coal lobbyists who call mercury safeguards 'unfortunate'

  • Posted on: 21 December 2011
  • By: joesmyth

After years of delay, the Environmental Protection Agency is finally issuing safeguards that will protect Americans by reducing the amount of mercury pollution and other poisons emitted by coal plants around the country.

Internal emails reveal Keystone XL lobbyist's insider access with State Department

  • Posted on: 22 September 2011
  • By: joesmyth

Hillary Clinton's State Department Oil Services and Keystone XL Tar Sands Pipeline by Mark Fiore

 

 

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Oil Billionaire Koch Brothers exposed in The New Yorker

  • Posted on: 24 August 2010
  • By: joesmyth

The New Yorker published a must-read expose of Charles and David Koch this week, detailing the major role that these oil billionaire brothers have played in funding organizations that misrepresent the science of climate change like the Cato Institute, front groups like Americans for Prosperity, and others that aim to block progress on climate solutions and keep America addicted to  fossil fuels . The article includes information from Greenpeace’s report, Koch Industries: Secretly Funding the Climate Denial Machine.

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