Posts Tagged ‘ Sierra Club ’

EPA tells Outdoor Wood Furnace manufacturers to cease and desist | EHHI

Feb 17th, 2014 | By

Meanwhile, Environment and Human Health, Inc, American Lung, Northeast, and the Sierra Club, Connecticut, have sent a legal petition to the CT DEEP requesting that they promulgate health-protective wood smoke air standards. Click for more from Nancy Alderman at EHHI.

The Plan: How the U.S. Can Help Stabilize the Climate and Create A Clean Energy Future

Nov 15th, 2013 | By

In their continuing effort to highlight diverse voices from across the climate movement, Sierra Club periodically runs guest columns from representatives of other organizations. The following is a submission by Matthew Lichtash, a recent graduate of Wesleyan University and a representative of the Wesleyan Climate project. … After decades of presidential promises to wean ourselves

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Coal on the Decline — 150 Coal Plants Set for Retirement

Oct 9th, 2013 | By

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

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University of Connecticut Praised for Green Efforts

Sep 12th, 2013 | By

The University of Connecticut was ranked the greenest campus by Sierra Magazine, in the 7th annual “Coolest Schools” done by the magazine. The survey studies schools’ majors, sustainability programs, construction and other factors to determine which American universities are at the forefront of promoting a greener lifestyle. To earn its number one spot, the University

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‘Coolest School for 2013’: UConn

Aug 15th, 2013 | By

Last year’s “Coolest School” was University of California at Davis and although it’s #4 this year, University of Connecticut takes the lead.

UConn ranked 5th greenest school in U.S.

Aug 27th, 2012 | By

UConn was recently rated the fifth most environmentally friendly college on the Sierra Club’s Top 10 “Cool Schools” for 2012. This is a large jump from 16th last year and 49th two years ago. This ranking is based on the university’s commitment to making “earth-saving decisions,” according to the Sierra Club’s website. It recognizes UConn’s

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Environmentalists in Connecticut Look to Ban Fracking

Aug 2nd, 2012 | By

Environmentalists like Martin Mador, legislative and political chairman for the Connecticut chapter of the Sierra Club, aren’t convinced that we’re safe from the fracking plague. “It’s not happening now,” he says, “but it is possible.” Mador is hoping Connecticut’s General Assembly will prohibit fracking and follow New Jersey’s lead in banning in-state treatment or storage

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Residents tell last sooty power plant ‘This air was made for you and me’ (update)

May 15th, 2012 | By

PSEG, residents, environmenalists, others face off over Bridgeport power plant

Even though less than 2 percent of Connecticut’s power came from coal burning sources last year, the owners of the PSEG Bridgeport Harbor Station seem determined to get their operating permit renewed.

Click on this environmental headline for more on this story from Environmental Headlines and other news sources.

TIME Exclusive: How the Sierra Club Took Millions From the Natural Gas Industry—and Why It Stopped

Feb 5th, 2012 | By

TIME has learned that between 2007 and 2010 the Sierra Club accepted over $25 million in donations from the gas industry, mostly from Aubrey McClendon, CEO of Chesapeake Energy—one of the biggest gas drilling companies in the U.S. and a firm heavily involved in fracking—to help fund the Club’s Beyond Coal campaign.

Exhibitors Respond to Crash Course: Solutions 5-7 p.m. Nov. 19, Hartford

Nov 10th, 2011 | By

Environmental organizations, clean energy suppliers, Connecticut Clean Energy Fund approved installers, growers of organic gardens, and The New Economics Institute will address solutions to today’s economic and environmental challenges in Hartford, Saturday, Nov. 19.

Environmentalists arrested at Bridgeport power plant defending public health

Feb 17th, 2011 | By

BRIDGEPORT — A group of environmental activists from Greenpeace unveiled a 20×40 foot banner on the coal elevator at the Bridgeport Harbor Generating Station Thursday to raise awareness of a campaign to end the reliance on dirty coal, the CT Post reports.

Five activists — Aliyah Field, John Deans, Chandler McGaw, Lauren Thorpe and Nicholas Simmons —were arrested according to Molly Dorozenski, a Greenpeace spokesperson.

Matt Peak endorsed by Sierra Club

Sep 27th, 2010 | By

Matt Peak, Republican Candidate for State Representative, has been endorsed by the Sierra Club for his candidacy for the 12th House District.