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Grounded Ship Leaks 80 Tons Of Oil Near UNESCO World Heritage Site

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Sat, 03/02/2019 - 2:18pm

An environmental disaster is unfolding in the Pacific after a large ship ran aground and began leaking oil next to a UNESCO World Heritage site in the Solomon Islands, Australian officials said Friday.

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Coal Consumption In The U.S. Falls To Lowest Level Since 1979

Published: 
Thu, 12/06/2018 - 2:16pm

Americans are consuming less coal in 2018 than at any time since Jimmy Carter’s presidency, a federal report said Tuesday, as cheap natural gas and other rival sources of energy frustrate the Trump administration’s pledges to revive the U.S. coal industry.

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California’s Fossil Fuel Industry Had It Relatively Easy Under Jerry Brown. That’s Going to Change After November.

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Tue, 06/12/2018 - 2:28pm

In California’s primary election Tuesday, voters all but picked statewide politicians and decided who would face off in the races that might flip the House of Representatives. But the environment was also on the ballot, and the results look like a win for the type of green who thinks a 100-percent renewable path is the best bet.

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How a bankruptcy filing shielded a big coal company from California's climate-change lawsuits

Published: 
Thu, 12/28/2017 (All day)

Peabody Energy, the nation’s largest private-sector coal company, joined several of its fellow coal producers in bankruptcy in 2016. Its main goal was to wriggle out from under more than $10 billion in debt it had incurred to expand, even as demand was sharply falling.

PUMP Movie Screening

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