Posts Tagged ‘ Coal ’

Peabody Funded At Least Two Dozen Groups Questioning Climate Change

Peabody Funded At Least Two Dozen Groups Questioning Climate Change

by Suzanne Goldenberg and Helena Bengtsson / The Guardian Peabody Energy, America’s biggest coalmining company, has funded at least two dozen groups that cast doubt on manmade climate change and oppose environment regulations, analysis by the Guardian reveals. The funding spanned trade associations, corporate lobby groups, and industry front groups as well as conservative...
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Welcome to Appalachia’s Gulag Archipelago

Welcome to Appalachia’s Gulag Archipelago

Art by Kevin Rashid Johnson, former prisoner at Red Onion By Skyler Simmons / Earth First! Newswire Exile in the Mountains It is hard to imagine the hollers and hills of southern Appalachia ever being a place of punishment. With its lush coves filled with ginseng, ramps, towering oaks, and tulip poplars. Its abundant...
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University of Massachusetts Divests From Fossil Fuels

University of Massachusetts Divests From Fossil Fuels

from UMass Fossil Fuel Divestment Campaign This Wednesday our movement won a massive victory: the University of Massachusetts System divested all directed holdings from the fossil fuel industry. This is a huge win for students, for the climate justice movement, and beyond. Our badass organizers have been working for four years to finally secure...
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Earth First! Newswire 2016-05-18 19:16:49

Earth First! Newswire 2016-05-18 19:16:49

from Earth First! Newswire Earlier today after 8am cops entered the forest and began an eviction of Lautonomia, a forest occupation and treesit on the edge of forest being destroyed by the encroaching Prosim Wezlow open cast lignite mine and the site of the massive blockades of equipment, mine, railroad, and electrical power plant...
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More Disruptions at BLM Oil & Gas Lease Sale

More Disruptions at BLM Oil & Gas Lease Sale

from Canyon Country Rising Tide Demonstrators are forcibly removed from a #KeepItintheGround rally in Salt Lake City. Photo by Valerie Love, Center for Biological Diversity. SALT LAKE CITY—Dozens of people disrupted another Bureau of Land Management’s oil and gas lease sale in Salt Lake City. This action is on the heels of other large...
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Climate Change Protests Escalate Around The World

Climate Change Protests Escalate Around The World

by Deirdre Fulton / Common Dreams Update, 9:30pm EST: Fossil fuel projects were blockaded simultaneously on three continents on Saturday—the “crest” of a wave of global actions responding to the growing threat of climate change. Through rallies, civil disobedience, and kayaktivism, people around the world stood up to oil and gas interests to say:...
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Bomb Trains Blockaded as Thousands Converge in Albany

Bomb Trains Blockaded as Thousands Converge in Albany

by Aly Johnson-Kurts / Albany 2016 ln an action that caught county officials off guard, two climbers suspended themselves from train tracks on a railroad bridge that crosses the Watervliet Reservoir. They successfully blockaded a train from North Dakota carrying fracked crude oil, also known as a “bomb train” because of its explosive nature....
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Eco Campaigners Blockade German Coal Mine

Eco Campaigners Blockade German Coal Mine

from The Times of India Two thousand environmental protesters blockaded a coal mine in Germany on Friday as part of an international campaign against the use of fossil fuels. The activists, dressed in white overalls and equipped with breathing masks, blocked access to the open cast Proschim mine close to the Polish border, according...
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Activists Blockade New Zealand Bank, Demand Fossil Fuel Divestment

Activists Blockade New Zealand Bank, Demand Fossil Fuel Divestment

by Matt Stewart / Stuff.co.nz About 50 activists have forced an ANZ branch on Lambton Quay to close demanding the banking giant divest its $13.5 billion in fossil fuel investments. Four protesters perched atop the bank’s awning – wearing coal-dusted boiler suits – could face arrest when they come down while about 50 people sat below at the...
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Anti-Coal Movement Grows in Philippines

Anti-Coal Movement Grows in Philippines

by John Leo C Algo / Asia Sentinal A year ago, with the Philippine economy soaring upward along with its expanding population, energy officials issued environmental compliance certificates for 21 new coal-fired plants to meet the country’s burgeoning energy needs. Some 40 percent of the country’s energy needs are now provided by coal, in...
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Convergence In Support of Eco-Prisoners & Against Toxic Prisons

Convergence In Support of Eco-Prisoners & Against Toxic Prisons

June 11 – 13, 2016 in Washington D.C.   June 11 and 12th – Converge and Strategize June 13th – Mass Direct Action against the Bureau of Prisons FOR OVER A DECADE, June 11th has been a day of action in solidarity with environmentalists and anarchists imprisoned for their actions in defense of the Earth....
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Fossil Fuel Register Shows More Than a Third of Australia Earmarked for Coal or Gas

Fossil Fuel Register Shows More Than a Third of Australia Earmarked for Coal or Gas

by Michael Slezak / The Guardian More than a third of Australia’s landmass is earmarked for coal or gas, according to a new analysis and interactive map commissioned by the community group Lock the Gate. No single register of fossil fuel exploration and extraction licences and applications exists so, commissioned by Lock the Gate,...
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