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Remember when the EPA warned Duke Energy about its Dan River coal ash ponds?

February 13, 2014 // 0 Comments

Remember when the EPA warned Duke Energy about its Dan River coal ash ponds?           No? Well, the Internet does. The report,published in 2009, points out five recommendations to improve the structural integrity of the Dan River plant’s coal ash waste ponds. Duke Energy Corporation – Dan River Steam Station Cover Letter (PDF) (4 pp, 1 MB) Comments (PDF) (4 pp, 27 KB) Draft Report (PDF) (111 pp, 20 MB) Final Report (PDF) (133pp, 22 MB) Company Response/Action Plan (PDF) (4 pp, [...]

Eco-Logic: Town Hall Meeting in Long Beach, NY

February 7, 2014 // 0 Comments

Eco- Logic (WBAI):Town Hall Meeting in Long Beach, NY WBAI’s Ken Gale starts with Pete Seeger’s “Do, Do, Do, Do, Something Good” before going into his main “Do Something Good” discussion: Long Beach (Long Island) Connects to the World: A Town Meeting On Saturday, February 8th.” Speakers include: JK Canepa from New York Climate Action Group; David Alicea from Sierra Club’s “Beyond Coal Campaign”; Bob Hennelly, Interim Program Director of WBAI and of course, Ken himself. Other announcements and topics abound but the main focus is on [...]

Delaware Riverkeeper Network video Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement Impact

February 6, 2014 // 0 Comments

Delaware Riverkeeper Network video Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement Impact By Delaware Riverkeeper The Delaware Riverkeeper Network along with other organizations is warning that a trade agreement being negotiated between the United States and Pacific countries will threaten environmental protections and public health. This video examines the potential impacts of the Trans Pacific Partnership if the trade agreement is approved by [...]

City of Danville using Duke Energy’s sampling results to soothe public fears over water contamination

February 5, 2014 // 2 Comments

From our friends at City of Danville using Duke Energy’s sampling results to soothe public fears over water contamination While the Danville, Va., water utility is reporting that the water in their city is fine, you might want to know that they’re making that statement based in part on water sample testing that was done by Duke Energy — the company is collecting the samples and processing them in their private lab at its McGuire nuclear plant in Huntersville, N.C. Barry Dunkley, the division director of water and wastewater treatment for Danville Utilities, [...]

Alpha Headquarters Shut Down By Demonstrators Locked to Tank of Dirty Water

May 24, 2013 // 0 Comments

Residents Protest Mountaintop Removal Coal Mining, Health Impacts and Sludge Expansion RAMPS RAMPS is a non-violent direct action campaign based in the southern coal fields of West Virginia. We are dedicated to ending all forms of strip mining in Appalachia and believe our greatest contribution to reaching this goal is to undertake locally supported direct [...]

Stand Up and Join My Fight: Junior Walk

August 3, 2012 // 0 Comments

  Click here to join Junior’s fight – Junior Walk’s path to activism was not an easy one. From living with contaminated water in his own home as a child, to being kicked out of the house for speaking out against the coal company, and being threatened by relatives and neighbors, Junior has had to muster courage at every step along the way. His courage, and his clear voice calling for change, are now inspiring people across the world to stand up against mountaintop removal. The late renowned environmentalist and climber David Brower, [...]