In a stealth move that went virtually unnoticed by major media outlets, Energy Secretary Rick Perry last week used an obscure provision of law to essentially put the government’s thumb on the scale in favor of coal-fired and nuclear power plants. Secretary Perry directed the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) to issue a new rule… Continue reading Rick Perry Wants to Prop Up Old Coal and Nuclear Plants at Taxpayers’ Expense
UPDATE: CLF argued our case this morning, taking Vermont gas to task for trying to charge hardworking vermonters for a polluting pipeline. The Vermont Supreme Court was engaged in our argument – we’re asking that the Vermont Public Utilities Commission follow its own rules and re-examine this project based on ballooning costs. We’ll let you… Continue reading UPDATE: Fighting the Vermont Gas Pipeline – at the State Supreme Court
A new bill, H-5897, just introduced into the Rhode Island General Assembly, may be enough to kill Invenergy’s proposal to build a 1,000-megawatt fracked gas and diesel oil power plant in rustic Burrillville, Rhode Island.
The new folks in town want to hear what you think about the Vermont Gas Pipeline. WHAT: Public Forum to Discuss Vermont Gas Pipeline Project WHEN: Wednesday, February 22 TIME: 5:30 – 8:30pm WHERE: Montpelier High School, 5 High School Dr, Montpelier, VT… Continue reading Vermont Gas Pipeline Forum This Wednesday
Late in the afternoon on Friday, January 13, just before the start of the long MLK holiday weekend, National Grid quietly filed a letter with the Rhode Island Public Utilities Commission (PUC) asking the PUC to close Docket # 4627. This is the Docket that would have allowed National Grid to contract for a portion… Continue reading CLF Defeats Gas Pipeline Proposal in Rhode Island PUC
… ExxonMobil should be next. Like Volkswagen, it too profited from its deceit. It knew the real risks of global warming long ago. Knowing about melting ice sheets, they made strategic investments in ice-laden northern areas where oil would be more accessible as a result of global warming. Read more here by Sandra Levine, a… Continue reading Breaking The Fossil-Fuel Habit