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Climate & Energy

Obama’s group Organizing for Action finally takes up climate change … sort of

The Obama team isn't pushing for climate legislation, it's just trying to embarrass climate deniers in Congress. But better than nothing, right?

Climate & Energy

Fuel barges explode, burn through night in Alabama

Two gasoline barges in Mobile went up in flames on Wednesday night, critically injuring three people. The fire was put out on Thursday morning, and now an investigation into the causes is underway.

Climate & Energy

A big blow for Big Coal in Wisconsin

One coal-fired power plant will be shut down and others will be cleaned up to make amends for air pollution violations, thanks to the EPA.

Climate & Energy

Fracking waste deemed too radioactive for hazardous-waste dump

A truck full of fracking waste was turned away from a Pennsylvania landfill after it set off a radiation alarm. But, hey, nothing to worry about.

Climate & Energy

TransCanada and GOP steamed over EPA’s Keystone comments

The company that wants to build the Keystone XL pipeline accused the EPA of meddling in Canadian affairs after the agency warned of environmental impacts from the project.

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Court hands EPA a victory in fight against mountaintop-removal mining

A federal appeals court has ruled that the EPA can block a permit for a big, controversial coal mine in West Virginia. Activists are celebrating.

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Falling prices for renewable energy could lead to a tripling of investment

Looks like it'll be cheaper than expected to transition from fossil fuels to renewables, according to a report from Bloomberg New Energy Finance.

Climate & Energy

EPA bashes State Department’s ‘insufficient’ Keystone report

The EPA says State still hasn't done its homework on the Keystone XL pipeline's potential environmental effects.

Climate & Energy

Most Protestant pastors don’t think climate change is real

Only 43 percent believe global warming is happening and human-caused, a new survey finds. Democratic pastors are far more likely to get it than Republicans.

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