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Two years ago this week, Myrtle Williams' life changed in a way she had never imagined. The healthcare professional was at work in a nursing home in the Rockaway neighborhood of Queens, New York, when Hurricane Sandy came ashore. The... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Compass
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A lot of people have heard the buzz around electric vehicles (EVs), but they don't know if an EV would be right for them. In fact, many don't even know what would be the right questions to ask themselves to... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Compass
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Rebecca Ruggles (L) of the Maryland Environmental Health Network and Leah Kelley of the Environmental Integrity Project listen to questions from the group. On Tuesday night I joined a small group of concerned Baltimore residents to hear more about the threat of crude oil trains running through Charm City. The... Continue reading
Posted Oct 22, 2014 at The Planet
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In recent weeks, something amazing has been happening in the Gulf Coast of Louisiana – communities have been standing up and casting votes to ring the alarm about proposed coal export projects. As U.S. coal use has declined, mining companies... Continue reading
Posted Oct 17, 2014 at Compass
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A sold-out crowd of more than 250 people people attended the first ever "Earth, Wind, and Fire Energy Summit" earlier this month in Dallas, Texas. The Dallas Group of the Sierra Club Lone Star Chapter organized the event, which also included more than 22 speakers and 19 exhibitors. "The two-day... Continue reading
Posted Oct 15, 2014 at The Planet
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Last year the California Legislature passed a bill (AB 327 - Perea) granting the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) the ability to make broad changes to how the state's investor owned utilities (PG&E, SCE, and SDG&E) charge customers for electricity.... Continue reading
Posted Oct 15, 2014 at Compass
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All this good clean energy news lately, and I haven't talked about the recent college victories! Last month, thanks to tremendous student activism, officials at the University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill and the University of Georgia announced significant... Continue reading
Posted Oct 10, 2014 at Compass
If you haven't been watching MSNBC"s "All in with Chris Hayes" every night this week, you've been missing out on some phenomenal research into the coal industry, its future in the U.S., and the people fighting for clean energy to... Continue reading
Posted Oct 9, 2014 at Compass
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Last month, plug-in electric vehicles (EVs) made up the highest percentage ever tallied of total vehicles sold in the United States. This is good news. According to the latest monthly scorecard from the prolific EV media site InsideEVs, auto manufacturers... Continue reading
Posted Oct 8, 2014 at Compass
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Late Monday the Federal Energy Regulatrory Commission (FERC) approved the controversial Cove Point liquefied natural gas (LNG) export facility in Maryland. The Sierra Club and a large coalition of groups -- including Earthjustice, Chesapeake Climate Action Network, Patuxent Riverkeeper, Potomac... Continue reading
Posted Sep 30, 2014 at Compass
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by Gina Coplon-Newfield and Zan Dubin-Scott In 150 cities and 39 US states, more than 90,000 people attended events last week associated with the 2014 National Drive Electric Week. Getting people into plug-in electric vehicles (EVs) to experience the fun,... Continue reading
Posted Sep 25, 2014 at Compass
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by Gina Coplon-Newfield and Zan Dubin-Scott In 152 cities and 39 US states, more than 90,000 people attended events last week associated with the 2014 National Drive Electric Week. Getting people into plug-in electric vehicles (EVs) to experience the fun, quiet, and clean air benefits of EVs first-hand was part... Continue reading
Posted Sep 25, 2014 at The Planet
Earlier this month activists in Bridgeport, Connecticut, cheered when city council members took a bold step in moving the city (and state!) beyond coal. A bi-partisan resolution that calls for the retirement of the state's last coal plant -- the... Continue reading
Posted Sep 24, 2014 at Compass
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What does a plan to protect the often undervalued and misunderstood California desert and its wildlife have to do with moving the U.S. to a clean energy economy? Everything! If California gets renewable energy development done correctly here, then it... Continue reading
Posted Sep 23, 2014 at Compass
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We know that some of the most important ways to get more electric vehicles (EVs) on the road are 1) provide consumers with incentives that will make EVs less expensive and more convenient; 2) get dealerships to actually make an... Continue reading
Posted Sep 19, 2014 at Compass
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The Environmental Protection Agency recently found that we’ve been doing it wrong for years; our air is not as clean or as safe as we once supposed. The agency’s smog pollution policy assessment, released in late August, found that current... Continue reading
Posted Sep 11, 2014 at Compass
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Wow. That's the word I repeated over and over this summer, as news rolled in of one clean energy victory after another. These are David and Goliath campaigns, led by community groups fighting for the health of their families, for... Continue reading
Posted Sep 9, 2014 at Compass
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"The State of Diversity in Environmental Organizations", which was published by Dorceta E. Taylor, Ph.D, a professor at the University of Michigan School of Natural Resources and Environment, highlights the racial, gender, class and cultural disparities among environmental organizations throughout the nation. The report examines the discrepancies within 293 environmental... Continue reading
Posted Sep 9, 2014 at The Planet
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In case you missed it, late Friday the Environmental Protection Agency proposed a fix to a Clean Air Act loophole which currently allows facilities in 36 states to dump massive amounts of pollution onto nearby communities. Right now this loophole... Continue reading
Posted Sep 8, 2014 at Compass
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This week, my small town in West Virginia cut the ribbon on a solar project that isn't just the largest crowd-funded solar project in the state, but also launches a new model making it possible for any WV community organization... Continue reading
Posted Aug 28, 2014 at Compass
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Last summer, President Obama delivered a major climate speech in which he laid out his plan to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 17 percent by 2020. He also committed to deciding the fate of the Keystone XL pipeline based on... Continue reading
Posted Aug 11, 2014 at Compass
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Last summer, President Obama delivered a major climate speech in which he laid out his plan to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 17 percent by 2020. He also committed to deciding the fate of the Keystone XL pipeline based on its climate impacts, stating unequivocally: "The net effects of the... Continue reading
Posted Aug 11, 2014 at The Planet
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This week marks the six-month anniversary of the Dan River coal ash spill in North Carolina. In February 2014, a broken pipe released up to 82,000 gallons of toxic coal ash and wastewater into the Dan River. The cleanup still... Continue reading
Posted Aug 8, 2014 at Compass
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Hundreds of concerned residents from port communities along the Gulf Coast packed an Environmental Protection Agency hearing in Houston this week to call for stronger pollution controls near oil refineries. "In Louisiana and Texas, communities around refineries have for too long lived with exposure without knowing what was in the... Continue reading
Posted Aug 7, 2014 at The Planet