• February 18, 2016
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    Clean Power Plan

    OUR POWER PLAN   THE CLEAN POWER PLAN On August 3, 2015 President Obama and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced the Clean Power Plan (CPP) to reduce power plant carbon emissions 32% by 2030 (from 2005 levels). The […]

  • February 18, 2016
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    A Just Transition in Southeast Chicago

    Guest commentary: Rhea Suh, Director of Natural Resources Defense Council       The Southeast Environmental Task Force is grateful for its association with the NRDC, and for all they have done to help on the southeast side of […]

  • June 2, 2015
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    Inside the War on Coal

    The Southeast Environmental Task Force joined the Sierra Club in their Beyond Coal campaign. Guest story via Politico: How Mike Bloomberg, red-state businesses, and a lot of Midwestern lawyers are changing American energy faster than you think. By Michael […]

  • May 29, 2015
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    The United States Government Leads in Crimes Against the Planet:

    Guest Editorial: The United States Government Leads in Crimes Against the Planet: Obama Approves 30 Million Acres for Drilling World Can’t Wait, Bay Area | May 29, 2015 “For a leader who has made fighting climate change a priority, […]

  • March 23, 2015
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    Scandinavia’s clean energy and grassroots change

    Scandinavia’s clean energy and grassroots change Published on Monday, 23rd March, 2015 at 07:12 under the columns category, by Larrie Wanberg. From Finland’s bio-energy to America’s growing solar movement, clean energy is on the rise. This facility is located […]

  • March 15, 2015
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    Lawmakers Move to Regulate Pipelines, After a Record Spill in a Drilling Boom

    North Dakota has 20,000 miles of largely unregulated ‘gathering lines,’ and that number is expected to increase by around 60% over the next five years By Zahra Hirji, InsideClimate News Mar 11, 2015 http://insideclimatenews.org/news/11032015/lawmakers-move-regulate-pipelines-after-record-spill-drilling-boom?utm_source=Inside+Climate+News&utm_campaign=b05e3d913b-Weekly_Newsletter_3_15_20153_13_2015&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_29c928ffb5-b05e3d913b-327527673 Two months after the biggest […]

  • March 12, 2015
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    Nothing Says Love Like Petroleum Coke Dust (Petcoke Updates)

    Valentine’s Day Petcoke http://switchboard.nrdc.org/blogs/mgeertsma/nothing_says_love_like_petrole.html Chicago Dust Report: Making Sense of February’s Petroleum Coke Announcements… http://switchboard.nrdc.org/blogs/mgeertsma/chicago_dust_report_making_sen.html Pet Coke Community meeting –March 19th – East Side Methodist Church 1100 South Ewing (Specific time TBA)

  • March 11, 2015
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    Tallahassee, We Have a Problem: The Harm Done by Florida’s Climate Leadership Void

    Erika Spanger-Siegfried, senior analyst, Climate & Energy Program March 9, 2015 What could justify the Governor of Florida, a state widely considered “ground-zero” for climate change in the U.S., to prohibit the use of that term by state staff? […]

  • August 15, 2012
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    Cause for Celebration?

    An article in the Tribune today may be cause for celebration.  Read about Leucadia throwing the towel in and moving on to other projects: http://www.chicagotribune.com/business/ct-biz-0815-leucadia-exit–20120815,0,7834384.story

  • January 25, 2012
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    SPECIAL SCREENING OF THE “DIRTY BUSINESS OF COAL”

    There will be a special, FREE screening of the documentary, “The Dirty Business of Coal” at 6:30 PM on February 10th at the Zone, 11731 Ave. O, Chicago.  Following the screening, there will be a panel discussion with the Director, Peter […]