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Greenpeace Welcomes Federal Probe of Duke Energy's Relationship with Regulators

Media release | February 13, 2014 at 12:38

WASHINGTON, DC —In response to the news that federal authorities have launched an investigation into North Carolina's environmental agency following a massive coal ash spill on the Dan River, Greenpeace released the following statement from...

Charlotte Residents Protest Duke’s Coal Ash Spill, Concerned about Risk to Their Water

Media release | February 6, 2014 at 13:24

CONTACTS: Robert Corriher, Charlotte Environmental Action, 704-779-7411 Monica Embrey, Greenpeace Charlotte, 773-419-0963,

PHOTOS, VIDEO: Duke Energy pond still leaking toxic coal ash into NC’s Dan River...

Media release | February 4, 2014 at 17:55

CHARLOTTE, NC, Feb. 3 2014 -- Duke Energy’s coal ash pond is still leaking hazardous chemicals into the Dan River in North Carolina, a drinking water source for downstream communities, after over 48 hours.

Greenpeace reaction to 2014 State of the Union address

Media release | January 29, 2014 at 9:41

Washington DC - In response to President Obama’s comments on climate change in his State of the Union address, Greenpeace Executive Director Phil Radford said:

Charlotte Community Leaders Tell Duke Energy: Don’t Block Rooftop Solar

Media release | January 27, 2014 at 15:51

CHARLOTTE, NC, January 27, 2014 — Leaders from a diverse array of Charlotte’s communities expressed their support for rooftop solar energy this morning in response to Duke Energy’s recently announced plan to make it more expensive for homes and...

Open letter calls on Ross Bhappu to withdraw investment from Ambre Energy coal export...

Media release | January 27, 2014 at 10:43

Denver - January 27, 2014 - Today 10 environmental and community groups sent an open letter to Ross Bhappu, calling on his firm Resource Capital Funds to withdraw its investment from Ambre Energy and its proposed coal export terminals and...

Court Decision: Victory for the Arctic, Blow for Shell, Opportunity for President Obama

Media release | January 22, 2014 at 18:40

Greenpeace is welcoming today’s 9th Circuit Court of Appeals decision that the Department of the Interior violated the law when it opened almost 30 million acres of the outer continental shelf to oil and gas drilling.

Palm Oil Giant Wilmar Makes Major Commitment to End Forest Destruction

Media release | December 5, 2013 at 14:30

Jakarta, 5 December 2013 - Wilmar International, the world's largest palm oil trader today announced a No Deforestation Policy in response to pressure from Greenpeace, NGOs and consumers around the world. The policy has the potential to be a...

Greenpeace30 bail appeals refused as Brazilian President Speaks out

Media release | October 11, 2013 at 10:41

Amsterdam, 11 October 2013 - Appeals for bail by lawyers for Phil Ball and Kieron Bryan, both British citizens, were today refused by the Regional Court of Murmansk.

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