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Cooking the Books: State Department Ignores True Climate Impact of Keystone XL Pipeline | EcoWatch

A new report out today from environmental groups—Oil Change International, Natural Resources Defense Council, 350.org, Environment America, National Wildlife Federation, Friends of the Earth, Sierra Club, Greenpeace—shows that the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline would, if approved, be responsible for at least 181 million metric tons of carbon dioxide equivalent (CO2e) each year, comparable to the tailpipe emissions from more ...

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Critical Cables, Wires at Nuclear Plants Are At Risk of Failure | Common Dreams

WASHINGTON – June 18 – Miles of vital electrical cables and wires at most of America’s 104 nuclear power plants are at risk of failure due to prolonged submersion in water or condensation, according to the Natural Resources Defense Council. In a petition filed today, the environmental advocacy group is asking the Nuclear Regulatory Commission to require all plants to ...

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Power Plant Mercury Emissions Poisoning the Great Lakes | ThinkProgress

by Thom Cmar, via NRDC’s Switchboard This week we 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.  EPA recently issued new nationwide Mercury and Air Toxics Standards that ...

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The Rio+20 Earth Summit | NRDC

Speeding up the transition to a sustainable future at the Rio+20 Earth Summit In June 2012, more than 150 presidents and prime ministers and thousands of other top leaders are expected to come to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil for the UN Conference on Sustainable Development. The gathering will mark the 20th anniversary of the first historic Rio Earth Summit where ...

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Groups Sue Obama Administration for Scrapping Stronger Ozone Standards | Earthjustice via Common Dreams

Thousands of lives left at risk, groups say Public health and conservation groups today filed a lawsuit against the Obama Administration for rejecting stronger ozone standards that scientists say are needed to save lives and prevent thousands of hospital visits. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposed the stronger standards almost two years ago, but President Obama directed the EPA ...

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By Blocking Clean Car Peace Treaty, H.R. 1 is Bad for Consumers, Oil Dependency and Automakers | Switchboard, from NRDC

Yesterday, the House of Representatives passed H.R.1 on a vote of 235 to 189 with only three Republicans joining all the Democrats in voting no. By blocking what we call the 2009 Clean Car Peace Treaty, H.R. 1 would also raise consumer fuel bills, worsen our oil dependency, and throw automaker production plans into chaos. H.R. 1 is a “continuing ...

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