Monthly Archives: January 2011

Stark County, ND: Tough on Solar, Lenient on Coal?

Beth Hurt of South Heart wrote this letter to the editor of the Dickinson Press recently to point out the inconsistency of recent Stark County (ND) Commission decisions on rezoning for expansion of Solar Bee, which manufactures “award-winning and patented … Continue reading

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Presidential Climate Action Project: Obama Must Act Now

Barack Obama’s legacy as president will largely be determined in the next two years by what he does – or does not do – to address global climate change. That’s the conclusion of the Presidential Climate Action Project (PCAP), a … Continue reading

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Plains Justice Joins Lawsuit for Clean Air Act Implementation in National Parks

Our coalition, led by the National Parks Conservation Association, released this statement today. (WASHINGTON, DC) — Today, a coalition of clear air advocates is acting to compel the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the U.S. Department of the Interior (DOI), and … Continue reading

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Powering the World on 100% Renewables

National Geographic looks at what would be necessary for an all-renewable energy future, and finds that it’s not as far away as you might think. Take for example the complementarity of wind and solar energy. When the wind isn’t blowing … Continue reading

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Art and the Environment Exhibit @ UNI

Longtime Plains Justice friend and supporter Margaret Whiting of Cedar Falls, Iowa, will give a talk titled “Art as a Medium for Environmental Awareness” next Tuesday, January 18, at 7 PM at the University of Northern Iowa Art Gallery auditorium. She … Continue reading

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Keystone Pipeline System … and China

Investigative reporter Vince Wade puts the pieces together about the dubious Keystone XL proposal and the growing oil thirst of the People’s Republic of China. Fascinating stuff. Wade notes that the Chinese are investing in the tar sands, but Canadians … Continue reading

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CO2 Capture Field Leaking in Saskatchewan?

The Winnipeg Free Press reports that the carbon dioxide injected in Saskatchewan’s Weyburn oil field may be leaking, killing farm animals and making farm soil “fizz.” The Weyburn CO2 injection is the world’s largest carbon capture and storage (CCS) project, … Continue reading

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