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The End of Fossil Fuels is In Sight

Fracking in Pennsylvania. Photo: Ruhrfisch, GFDL, CC-BY-CC.

By George Harvey

On May 23, the price of General Electric (GE) stock fell steeply. This happened because GE announced that its power division is not making money. The power division makes steam and gas turbines for fossil fuel and nuclear plants, but it does […]

We Have a Problem

By George Harvey

The status quo is widepread environmental destruction. We have all the solutions we need, but some people prefer the status quo. For now, they are getting their way.

Populations of black-footed kittiwakes have declined nearly 80% since the 1980s. (RSPB photo)

We have a problem. The bad news […]

Opponents to Offshore Drilling Called to Attend Federal Agency Public Meeting on New Drilling Plan

Urging protection of people, wildlife, communities, and local economy

 

Concord, NH — On Monday, March 5, 2018, the public is invited to drop in from 3 pm to 7 pm at the Holiday Inn, Main St. Concord, NH to participate in an open house style public information session concerning the federal proposal to allow […]

Fossil Free: a People-powered Push to Pass Resolutions Stopping New Fossil Fuel Projects

From Beta Coronel of 350.org

Last month, we won a huge victory when New York City and State committed to divesting their pension funds from fossil fuels. Not only that, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio launched a lawsuit against the top fossil fuel companies for the damage climate change has caused the people […]

Stop New Fossil Fuel Infrastructure in Vermont

Six years ago, Vermont became the first state in the nation to ban fracking for fossil fuels. I was proud to help lead the fight for that fracking ban and it’s been great to see other states follow suit in the years since.1

Now we’re taking on the fossil fuel industry again. And this […]

A New Metaphor

Rock Concert fire show (Les Panchyshyn, Wikimedia Commons)

By George Harvey

Freedom of speech?

Imagine being in at a really great indoor rock concert. You got a really good seat, about five rows back from the stage and right in the center of the theater. Exiting out will be a chore, […]

Roadmaps to Slow Climate Change and Eliminate Air Pollution

By George Harvey

In May of 2015, a team of researchers headed by Dr. Mark Z. Jacobson of Stanford University published a paper, “100% clean and renewable wind, water, and sunlight (WWS) all-sector energy roadmaps for the 50 United States.” It proposed a set of roadmaps to eliminating of our use of fossil fuels, […]

One Dead, Three Injured in Anadarko Oil Tank Explosion

By Lena Moffitt

An oil tanker in Mead, Colorado exploded, killing one and injuring three on Thursday. Authorities are continuing to investigate the cause of the explosion.

The death is the third fatality caused by Anadarko’s Colorado operations in just the past six weeks. On April 17, a home explosion in Firestone, Colorado was the […]

Offshore Oil Well Leaked for Months, Public Kept in Dark for a Year

THIS COULD HAPPEN ANYWHERE THAT THERE IS OFFSHORE OIL

Australia’s oil regulator is refusing to disclose the location and the company behind a 10,500 liter leak of petroleum into the ocean last year.

An Australian offshore oil and gas well leaked continuously into surrounding waters for two months in 2016 but information about […]

Natural Gas Power Plants Emit up to 120 Times More Methane Than Previously Estimated

By Steve Horn • Monday, March 20, 2017 – 17:45

Researchers at Purdue University and the Environmental Defense Fund have concluded in a recent study that natural gas power plants release 21–120 times more methane than earlier estimates.

Published in the journal Environmental Science and Technology, the study also found that for oil refineries, emission […]