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Greenpeace Applauds First-Ever Limits on Mercury from Coal

Blog by Molly Dorozenski | December 21, 2011

WASHINGTON, DC—Today, Greenpeace joined public health advocates and communities all around the country in welcoming the EPA’s first-ever limits on mercury emissions from coal and oil-fired power plants. The Mercury and Air Toxics...

Big Coal and Oil Play Dirty but EPA Mercury Ruling Proves We’d Rather Keep It Clean

Blog by Phil Radford | December 21, 2011

Starting today, we can begin to breathe, eat, and drink a bit easier. The EPA begins enforcement of the Mercury and Air Toxics standard, a 20-year-old mandate that set limits on mercury emissions from coal and oil-fired power plants.

Help Greenpeace get to Cannes!

Blog by Michelle Frey | May 19, 2011

A few weeks ago we asked people to submit a video that would knock the halo off the head of the coal industry; to expose all parts of the life cycle of coal, from mountaintop removal to toxic emissions; to inspire people to join the...

Coal Industry: We Overestimate Jobs and Underestimate Cost

Blog by Gabe Wisniewski | April 5, 2011 2 comments

The Chattanooga Times Free Press recently ran a story about a new study that compares the number of jobs promised by coal-fired power plants to the actual jobs brought to a community where one is built. For the study, analysts looked...

Finishing the message in the clouds

Blog by Michelle Frey | May 25, 2011 1 comment

A team of Greenpeace activists hanging from an elevated platform begin a second day painting a message on the smokestack of the Fisk coal-fired power plant in Chicago, Illinois. The activists were getting their "Quit Coal" message...

Michigan State University ignores students on Earth Day

Blog by David Pinsky | April 22, 2011 4 comments

Today, Michigan State University students and community members marched and rallied with climate activist Tim DeChristopher at the steps of Michigan State’s Hannah Administration Building, eagerly awaiting an announcement from the...

Chicago, It's Time to Quit Coal

Video | February 15, 2011 at 9:43

Every day, Fisk and Crawford make us sick. Chicago, it's time to get off coal. Go to cleanpowerchicago.org to take action today. Music: Kevin Macleod.

Senators Casey and Toomey Support GenOn Profits Over Pennsylvanians' Health

Blog by Myriam Fallon | July 27, 2011

Activists gather outside Senator Casey's office after delivering over 4,800 petitions. Out of curiosity, what did you get for ‘Christmas in July’? This year, we decided that Pennsylvania Senator Bob Casey should get a big box of...

Sometimes We Need To Be the Leaders Ourselves

Video | February 18, 2011 at 13:17

Greenpeace activists scaled the coal elevator to demand the aging and dirty coal-fired power plant be shut down. Activist Lauren Thorpe talks about why she feels so strongly about taking on Coal.

Over 10,500 people (and counting) have signed our True Cost of Coal Action

Blog by ben kroetz | February 17, 2011 4 comments

In less than 4 hours, we have had over 10,500 people sign up on our True Cost of Coal Action that will ensure our elected officials in Washington, DC know that dirty coal is costing the American people up to an astounding $500,000...

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