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Friday, February 22, 2008
At left, Mr. White stands behind a panel of photos showing damage to the ancient rock writing caused by dust kicked up by hundreds of gas drilling truck-trips that often travel the dusty Nine Mile Canyon road during the day. White's group proposed a truck by-pass route to protect the internationally famous site. The proposal was rejected the BLM. Photo ©JNWestwater
Monday, February 18, 2008
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Tuesday, February 12, 2008
Coal-fired power plants, which are one of the largest sources of mercury pollution in the United States, will now have to dramatically reduce the amount of mercury they spew into our air.
Sunday, February 10, 2008
Friday, February 1, 2008
Today, for the first time ever Duke Energy will be required to address carbon dioxide emissions before its new coal-fired power plant can be built. North Carolina granted the air quality permit for Duke Energy's Cliffside coal-fired power plant, on the condition that the carbon emissions from the plant -- up to 6 million tons per year -- are completely offset.
This decision reflects the growing sentiment that the United States should be actively fighting global warming, not building new coal plants that will make the problem worse. States like Kansas and Florida have already said no to new coal, focusing instead on cleaner energy solutions like wind, solar and energy efficiency.