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Top Climate Scientist James Hansen, Actress Daryl Hannah and Former Representative Ken Hechler join Appalachian Residents in Peaceful Protest to Stop Mountaintop Removal

Release Date: 
Tuesday, June 23, 2009

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California’s Low Carbon Fuels Standard Could Impact Tar Sands Imports

Release Date: 
Tuesday, April 21, 2009

CALIFORNIA (April 22, 2009) –Today, the California Air Resources Board is in the final stages of considering the Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS), the biggest step yet in the state's campaign to slash global warming emissions. California regulators are poised to order sweeping changes to regulate the fuel sold within the state. The LCFS discourages the use of tar sands oil and encourages low-carbon transportation fuels as a way to fight global warming.

44 Arrested for Protesting Duke’s Climate Hypocrisy

Release Date: 
Thursday, April 16, 2009

Charlotte, N.C.— Charlotte, N.C.— Police arrested 44 people for participating in a protest of Duke Energy’s plans to add massive additional coal burning to the company’s Cliffside plant. Those arrested include: Jim Warren of NC Warn; Bo Webb and Mike Roselle from Coal River Mountain in Appalachia; Larry Gibson and Mike McCoy-from Kentuckians for the Commonwealth; and several Rutherford County residents where the construction is underway. They will likely be charged with second-degree trespass.

Report Takes Aim at Climate Bill's Giant Carbon Polluter Loophole

Release Date: 
Thursday, April 16, 2009

A detailed analysis released today by two environmental organizations raises a red flag on the carbon offsetting provisions of the leading climate bill now moving through Congress.

The report from International Rivers and the Rainforest Action Network calls for removing giant carbon pollution loopholes from the Waxman-Markey bill, also known as the American Clean Energy and Security Act of 2009 (ACES). Otherwise, the report warns, the carbon cap will fall far short of hitting its targets.

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Coalition Response to Call for Switch to Natural Gas at Capitol Power Plant

Release Date: 
Thursday, February 26, 2009

Today, Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi and Senate Leader Harry Reid released a letter asking the Capitol Architect to switch the Capitol Power Plant from coal to 100 percent natural gas by the end of 2009. Pelosi and Reid’s call comes just three days before more than 2,500 people from across the country are coming to converge at the power plant for the biggest civil disobedience on climate issues in U.S. history. Prior to the announcement of the Capitol Climate Action, pro-coal legislators had been able to prevent the switch from coal to natural gas.

Protests at RBC Shareholder Meeting Highlight Poor Record on Water, Tar Sands

Release Date: 
Thursday, February 26, 2009

VANCOUVER – Activists with the Rainforest Action Network (RAN) and First Nations representatives spoke out against RBC’s record on tar sands both inside and outside the bank’s Annual General Meeting today. Protests provided a stark contrast between the Olympic sponsor’s status as the top financier of the Alberta tar sands, one of the fastest growing sources of water pollution and greenhouse gas emissions, and RBC’s PR promises to promote clean water.

2,500+ to Join Biggest Climate Civil Disobedience in U.S. History Scientists, Celebrities, Citizens from 40+ States to Risk Arrest for the Climate at Capitol Power Plant

Release Date: 
Wednesday, February 25, 2009

WASHINGTON— The Capitol Climate Action Coalition announced today that more than 2,500 people have registered to participate in the March 2 Capitol Power Plant protest, ensuring that it will be the largest act of peaceful civil disobedience on global warming in the country’s history.

Dr. James Hansen and Coalition to Protest Congressional Power Plant Call for massive civil disobedience to avoid worst impacts of global warming.

Release Date: 
Tuesday, February 3, 2009

WASHINGTON-A national coalition of more than 40 environmental, public health, labor, social justice, faith-based and other advocacy groups today announce plans to engage in civil disobedience at the Capitol Power Plant in Washington D.C. on the afternoon of March 2, 2009. The Capitol Climate Action (CCA), the largest mass mobilization on global warming in the country's history, reflects the growing public demand for bold action to address the climate and energy crises.