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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...

Greenpeace activists stop coal shipment at Pulaski Bridge in Chicago

Media release | May 24, 2011 at 18:29

CHICAGO— Today, eight Greenpeace activists stopped a coal barge in the river from the Pulaski Bridge. Rappelling off the bridge, they displayed a banner that said “We can stop coal” and “Nosotros podemos parar el carbόn.” Dangling above the...

Activistas de Greenpeace escalan una chimenea en la central térmica de carbón Fisk en...

Media release | May 24, 2011 at 12:53

CHICAGO - Esta madrugada, un equipo de ocho activistas de Greenpeace subieron una chimenea de 450 pies en la central térmica de carbón Fisk de Chicago para exigirle a Edison International que cierran las sucias y peligrosos centrales de carbón de...

Greenpeace activists climb deadly smokestack at Fisk coal plant in Chicago

Media release | May 24, 2011 at 9:14

CHICAGO — May 24, 2011 - Before dawn, eight Greenpeace activists climbed the 450 foot smokestack at the Fisk power plant in Chicago. From the stack, they demanded that the operators shut down the dirty, dangerous Fisk and Crawford coal plants.

Clear Path to Salem Shut Down Encourages Citizens

Media release | May 10, 2011 at 18:22

Boston, MA--Yesterday’s ISO proposal on upgrades to the transmission system removes any impediment to shutting down Salem Harbor Generating Station. The closure of this plant will be the culmination of years of work by local citizens and...

Facebook Users Break Guinness World Record and Tell The Social Networking Giant To...

Media release | April 13, 2011 at 12:24

SAN FRANCISCO -- 13 APRIL 2011 – Eleven hours into their attempt, tens of thousands of Facebook users around the world established a Guinness World Record for the most comments to a Facebook post in 24 hours.(1) The Facebook users joined with...

Greenpeace activists climb coal elevator at Bridgeport Coal Plant

Media release | February 17, 2011 at 14:42

BRIDGEPORT, CT— This morning Greenpeace activists scaled the Bridgeport Harbor Generating Station coal elevator to demand the aging and dirty coal-fired power plant be shut down. A 40 ft x 20 ft banner reading “Shut it Down - Quit Coal,” is...

Harvard: Coal impacts cost public up to a half trillion dollars annually

Media release | February 16, 2011 at 11:49

In a groundbreaking article to be released this month in the Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences, Dr. Paul Epstein, associate director of the Center for Health and the Global Environment at Harvard Medical School, details the economic,...

Polluterharmony video and online contest lets you choose best example of polluter -...

Media release | February 10, 2011 at 11:11

WASHINGTON – February 10, 2011 – Polluterharmony, a spoof dating website described as "the #1 matchmaking site for polluters, industry lobbyists, and politicians" launched a new video and online contest today to highlight the role of polluting...

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