Volume VI, #138
"All permits in the pipeline are now stymied."
-- Jason Hutt, a lawyer who represents a number of utilities and merchant energy developers on a federal panel decision forcing new coal plants to go back and address their global warming pollution.
In this issue
1)Take Action: Tell the EPA to Regulate Greenhouse Gases and Make our Cars Cleaner
1) Take Action: Tell the EPA to Regulate Greenhouse Gases and Make our Cars Cleaner
The technology to clean up cars and light trucks is available today and it is vital that the EPA act quickly and decisively to reduce emissions of greenhouse gases in order to avoid the worst consequences of global warming. Yet so far, the EPA has refused to act.
We'll put the best entries on our "truth truck" that will carry mobile billboards around D.C. and take your message straight to the coal industry's headquarters. Your slogan could be a key part of our campaign to promote clean energy and dispel the myth of clean coal. Get those creative juices flowing and submit one now!
3)Great New Book: Holy Ground
Including reflections from Pope Benedict XVI, Islamic scholar Seyved Hossein Nasr, Native American novelist Linda Hogan and many others, this landmark collection will bring together caring people of all faiths and all beliefs on common, holy ground.
4) Victory: New coal plants on hold
Since coal plants are responsible for 30% of our Nation's carbon dioxide pollution, this decision has huge implications for the fight against global warming. It also opens the door to begin building a clean energy future.
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