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EPA: Do The Right Thing To Protect Our Communities

Blog by rgardner | November 19, 2010 2 comments

The Environmental Protection Agency has closed its public comment period on the regulation of coal combustion waste, also known as coal ash. Today, we delivered over 15,000 supporter comments (thank you all very much) demanding that...

Planning For the end of King Coal in Massachusetts

Blog by Robert Gardner | December 17, 2010 1 comment

Good news yesterday out of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) . It's recent decision on the nasty coal plant in Salem, Massacusetts paves the way for a coal free Massachusetts and a clean energy future for residents of...

It's Time to Act on Coal Ash

Blog by Robert Gardner | September 28, 2010

This morning activists unfurled a banner at the Seelbach Hotel in Louisville that read "EPA: PROTECT PEOPLE, NOT POLLUTERS." The peaceful protest was held at the location of EPA's Coal Ash public hearing on two vastly different...

Just Stopped By To Say -- Shut Down Now!

Blog by Robert Gardner | February 4, 2011 5 comments

In Southern New Jersey there is a fifty-year-old reminder of the past. This filthy coal plant, the BL England Generating Station , is known for its distinctive smokestack shaped like a lighthouse. And much like a lighthouse, this...

"A Tale of Two Oregons"

Blog by Robert Gardner | October 15, 2010 1 comment

Just today, the Department of Energy has decided to start getting serious about solving the problem of Oregon’s dirty secret. The largest wind farm in the world has gotten approval to move ahead and much needed loan guarantees. ...

Confronting the Coal Industry in North Carolina

Blog by Robert Gardner and Kelly Mitchell | January 23, 2011 2 comments

Yesterday, Greenpeace hosted a non-violence training and candleight vigil with community members in North Carolina, as part of our Coal Free Future Tour . Climate Campaigner Robert Gardner shares his story from the day: These...

Coal, Dirty Lies and a time to Rise Up!

Blog by robertgardner | August 19, 2010 6 comments

This blog is a collaborative effort from Robert Gardner and Carolyn Auwaerter. Continued reliance on coal to power our economy is not just foolish, it's dangerous. From extraction to burning to disposing of the waste, coal costs...

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