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Greenpeace activists erect banner in front of Duke Headquarters

Media release | February 15, 2012 at 8:34

CHARLOTTE, NC— This morning, six North Carolinians built and ascended two 20-ft tall tripods in front of Duke Energy’s headquarters with a banner between them that read “Duke Energy: no dirty rate hikes” wearing t-shirts that said, “Be a good...

All 16 activists arrested after unfurling giant banner reading "Duke Energy: The...

Media release | February 13, 2012 at 15:06

UPDATE: All 16 activists arrested after unfurling giant banner reading "Duke Energy: The climate needs real Progress." ASHEVILLE, NC—Activists at a North Carolina power plant have unfurled a banner 400 feet above the ground on a smoke stack...

Activists Take a Stand at Asheville Power Station

Media release | February 13, 2012 at 8:10

ASHEVILLE,NC—Greenpeace activists are protesting the destruction and pollution caused by coal at the Progress Asheville Power Station this morning. Activists have secured themselves to the coal loader and conveyers, which will prevent coal from...

Greenpeace applauds first-ever limits on mercury from coal

Media release | December 21, 2011 at 14:28

WASHINGTON, DC - December 21 - 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...

Secret audio recordings expose American Petroleum Institute's plans to influence 2012...

Media release | December 20, 2011 at 13:32

WASHINGTON - Dec 20, 2011 - Audio recorded during an American Petroleum Institute (API) commercial shoot reveals how the oil industry plans to stage citizen support for its agenda to influence the 2012 elections. The ads, which API officials said...

Facebook Commits to Clean Energy Future

Media release | December 15, 2011 at 8:57

San Francisco, December 15, 2011 – Greenpeace and Facebook today announced that they will collaborate on the promotion of renewable energy, encourage major utilities to develop renewable energy generation, and develop programs that will enable...

After 20 year battle, Green Refrigerants finally legal in the U.S.

Media release | December 14, 2011 at 17:11

WASHINGTON, DC—The EPA has finally issued a rule making greener refrigeration gases legal in household refrigerators and some commercial freezers. Currently refrigerators and freezers in the U.S. contain HFCs (hydrofluorocarbons), which are...

Greenpeace Delegation Scales Arctic Oil Rig to Demand Missing Spill Plan

Media release | June 4, 2011 at 9:45

Greenland, June 4 2011 – Eighteen Greenpeace activists have scaled a controversial Arctic oil rig 180km off the Greenland coast. They braved freezing seas to climb the huge legs of the rig then formed an orderly delegation to make its way to the...

Greenpeace activists end 26 hour occupation of Fisk Power plant

Media release | May 25, 2011 at 11:39

CHICAGO — Yesterday, eight Greenpeace activists climbed the 450 foot smokestack at the Fisk power plant in Chicago. From the stack, they demanded the owners shut down the dirty, dangerous Fisk and Crawford coal plants, and throughout the day...

Greenpeace activists occupy 450 foot Fisk smokestack overnight

Media release | May 25, 2011 at 9:56

CHICAGO - Eight Greenpeace activists are beginning their day 450 feet above the ground on the smokestack at Fisk power plant in Chicago. Before dawn yesterday, the eight climbers scaled the stack, and later commenced painting a message to plant...

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