The Massachusetts public pension system -- with $61 billion -- has been refusing for years to look at the question of fossil fuel divestment on the grounds that selling fossil fuel stock would be a violation of fiduciary duty. Now it turns … [Read more...]
Will You Feel Safer if MA Imprisons Anti-Coal Activists? (UPDATED)
Authorities wants to put two anti-coal activists in prison for the crime of trying to stop climate change, reports the AP's Philip Marcelo: Environmental activists Ken Ward and Jonathan ‘‘Jay’’ O’Hara say they don’t intend to dispute many … [Read more...]
A New Surprise Benefit of Cutting Lead Pollution
Studies have shown a strong connection between the phase-out of lead in gasoline starting in the mid-1970s and a plunge in violent crime in the following decades. As Kevin Drum reports at Mother Jones, a new study is connecting lower levels … [Read more...]
Big New England Wind Contract Much Cheaper Than Coal, Nuclear
What if the debate about Environmental Protection Agency limits on climate-disrupting carbon pollution was all hot air? What if the falling cost of clean energy has already planted a stake in coal's polluting heart? As Erin Ailsworth of … [Read more...]
Will Gov. Patrick Listen to Anti-Coal Protesters and Shut Down Brayton Point?
Protesters delivered a powerful message to Gov. Deval Patrick (D-MA) on Sunday, asking him to shut down the coal-fired Brayton Point power plant: Organized by 350 Massachusetts Action and Better Future Action, protestors carrying mini wind … [Read more...]
Somerset Police Chief Ready to Crack Skulls at Peaceful Coal Protest
Ahead of a peaceful anti-coal protest planned Sunday at Massachusetts' Brayton Point power plant, Somerset Police Chief Joseph Ferreira has invested $30,000 of town funds in full riot gear. Click the link so you can see the accompanying … [Read more...]
Dominion Dumps Brayton Point Coal Plant
Big news today as Dominion announced it's selling 3 power plants including Somerset's controverisal Brayton Point - and the price-tag is eye-popping: The power stations are: Brayton Point Power Station, a 1,528-megawatt power station … [Read more...]
More Coal Closures in Midwest – When Will MA Go Coal-Free?
The Sierra Club is announcing a big victory for clean air and climate action in the Midwest today: Today a coalition of citizen groups, states and U.S. EPA announced a landmark settlement agreement with American Electric Power (AEP) … [Read more...]
Why Won’t Inhofe’s Pro-Pollution, Anti-Women Tour Stop in MA for Scott Brown?
Hey, Sen. Jim Inhofe! You forgot to include Scott Brown in your "give me a Republican Senate so I can let Big Oil and Big Coal murder the Environmental Protection Agency" tour! Sen. James Inhofe (R-Okla.) is hitting the road to fire up … [Read more...]
Wanna Buy a Wildly Expensive, Dirty Coal Plant?
In a surprise move, Dominion has put its controversial & ginormous Brayton Point coal-fired power plant in Somerset up for sale. No immediate word on any potential buyer or what it means for the plant's future. The most comical part … [Read more...]