“Coal fired power plants are no longer economically viable and the days are numbered for the last few that remain,” said N. Jonathan Peress, vice president and director of clean energy and climate change at the Conservation Law Foundation.
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Movement sparks shift to clean energy, major carbon reductions SAN FRANCISCO, CA — Today the Sierra Club and a growing coalition of local, regional and national allies announced the retirement of its 150th coal plant — a significant milestone in the ongoing campaign to move the country beyond coal no later than 2030. With today’s
Obama takes on coal with first-ever carbon limits; EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy to address National Press Club, follow on TwitterSep 20th, 2013 | By Environmental Headlines -- CT environmental news
The Obama administration will press ahead Friday with tough requirements for new coal-fired power plants, moving to impose for the first time strict limits on the pollution blamed for global warming. Follow EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy’s 9 a.m. National Press Club conversation on Twitter #ActOnClimate
Duke Energy has agreed to quit burning coal at its share of a power plant in western Indiana by June 2018 under a settlement announced Friday with environmental and citizens groups that also calls for the company to increase its investments in renewable energy.
About 25 protesters from the environmental group Healthy Connecticut Alliance converged on McLevy Green to protest the coal-burning Bridgeport Harbor Power Station, which they said is a threat to health and uses “technology from an earlier century.” “That plant needs to be closed tomorrow,” said Elaine Thompson-Ward, who lives in the city’s East End. “We’re
A new report released by a coalition of environmental and clean water groups highlights the critical need to clean up power plant water pollution.
Based on available water permits, the groups surveyed 386 coal plants across the country and identified 274 coal plants that discharge either coal ash or scrubber wastewater. The report reviewed the extent to which the permits limit – or require monitoring of – the discharge of arsenic, boron, cadmium, lead, mercury, and selenium; the expiration date of the permits; and the health of the receiving stream.
Click on this Environmental Headline for more from Clean Water Action, Earthjustice, Environmental Integrity Project, the Sierra Club and Waterkeeper Alliance.
Dominion Virginia Power’s Altavista power station is now running on renewable biomass as part of a previously announced plan to convert three of its coal-fired power plants in the state to burn mostly waste wood left from regional timbering operations as fuel, the energy provider said Monday.
Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz said Thursday that coal will continue to play a major role in meeting America’s energy needs even as the Obama administration seeks to reduce carbon emissions and combat global warming. In an interview with The Associated Press, Moniz dismissed claims from Republicans and some coal-state Democrats that President Barack Obama’s climate
The owners of a Pennsylvania power plant have agreed to stop burning coal in two generating units and to provide $1 million towards environmental mitigation in Connecticut and New Jersey as part of a clean air settlement announced today by Connecticut Atty. General George Jepsen and CT Dept. of Energy and Environmental Protection Commissioner Daniel C. Esty.
Bridgeport’s controversial coal-burning power plant would have its emissions testing cut to just once a year under legislation unanimously approved Wednesday in the state Senate.
Ever noticed that red and white smokestack looming over Bridgeport, occasionally billowing clouds of black smoke? You can see it from almost any point in the city. The Bridgeport Harbor coal plant is the last coal-burning power plant in Connecticut.
What you cannot always see are the six schools and University of Bridgeport located within only a mile of this plant.
Why is this a problem, you ask?
Connecticut has an opportunity to make history by retiring our last coal plant, located in the heart of Bridgeport. Its legacy is pollution and upon its retirement, Connecticut will become the first coal-free state in the United States. Click on this environmental headline for more of this important viewpoint.
The state Department of Energy and Environmental Protection on Thursday issued a draft permit for the Bridgeport Harbor Station power plant that has been the target of recent protests by environmental groups. The DEEP action triggers a 45-day review process by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. DEEP is authorized to issue a final permit at the end of the review period if there are no objections from EPA.
BRIDGEPORT — Small businesses aren’t usually the ones to stick their necks out for the cause of environmental activism, but 100 of them in Bridgeport, most of them little shops and restaurants, signed a petition this week urging the shutdown of the Bridgeport Harbor Power Station ‘s coal-fired boiler. For more on this story, visit:
A dispatch from Sylvia Broude, Incoming Executive Director, Toxics Action Center For more than forty years, the Bridgeport Harbor Station coal-burning power plant has been belching out smog, soot and other toxins. And we’re sick of it. Literally. Asthma mortality rates in Bridgeport are ten times higher for children and three times higher for seniors
This week the NRDC released a report, Poisoning the Great Lakes: Mercury Emissions from Coal Fired Power Plants in the Great Lakes Region, which highlights the impacts of mercury emissions from Great Lakes power plants on the people, fish, birds, and wildlife of our region.
From the National Parks Conservation Association: A proposal from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is threatening the long-term health of national parks and wilderness areas across the eastern half of the United States. This proposal would exempt hundreds of highly polluting, antiquated coal-fired power plants from longstanding air pollution clean-up requirements. Take action now to
Documentary photographer and educator, Carlan Tapp, will launch a 3000-mile motorcycle ride on June 4 through 12 national parks and monuments in New Mexico, Colorado, Utah, Nevada, and Arizona to raise money for Naamehnay Project – Question of Power, a not-for-profit organization dedicated to creating visual voices for individuals, families, and communities affected by the extraction, production, and consumption of coal to produce electricity.
Chuck Nelson: Federal Court Battle Over Stopping Mountain Top Removal Coal Mining Permit in West Virginia | Between The LinesApr 5th, 2012 | By Environmental Headlines -- CT environmental news
In January 2011, the Environmental Protection Agency revoked the Clean Water Act permit for the Spruce No. 1 coal mine, the largest mountaintop removal site in West Virginia. Mountaintop removal coal mining is the process of blowing up mountain tops to access the coal seams underneath, and dumping the rocks and earth into valleys below.
The Bridgeport Harbor Station in southwest Connecticut, which is less than a mile from six schools and a university,1 is the last remaining coal plant in the state. And as of last week, the plant’s operating permit has expired, giving us a great opportunity to shut this half-century old polluter down once and for all.