Press Releases

October 16, 2017
Minnesotans Continue to Fight Back Against Line 3

Washington, DC -- Today, the State Department granted a cross-border permit for Enbridge’s Line 67, or Alberta Clipper, tar sands pipeline expansion. Since 2015, Enbridge has already been moving an expanded amount of tar sands across the border, since the company connected Line 67 to the nearby Line 3 tar sands pipeline. This scheme allowed them to bypass State’s environmental review because Line 3’s original cross-border permit was older and did not specify a maximum capacity.

October 16, 2017
Sierra Club released new findings today showing that Secretary Rick Perry’s recent directive to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) to force electricity customers to bail out uneconomic coal and nuclear plants would severely distort America’s energy markets and cause ratepayers’ bills to skyrocket.
October 16, 2017
WASHINGTON,​ ​DC​ ​-​​ ​Scott Pruitt is engaging in an attack on the enforcement of environmental law at the EPA, and in doing so is referencing the myth of so-called “sue and settle.” The polluter backed U.S. Chamber of Commerce report underlying Pruitt’s false rhetoric has been regularly debunked in the academic literature on the topic. As the Harvard Environmental Law Review concluded: “This analysis reveals the current ‘sue-and-settle’ debate for what it is: a war of words relying on emotionally charged rhetoric to score political points."
October 15, 2017
Fracked Gas Pipeline Has Already Had 100+ Spills
The Rover pipeline has been spilling gasoline in an ongoing, days-long discharge into a Pinckney, Michigan wetland.
October 13, 2017
Certificates for ACP, MVP Continue Dangerous Trend
Today, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), after recently regaining a quorum, granted federal approval for the fracked gas Atlantic Coast (ACP) and Mountain Valley (MVP) pipelines.
October 13, 2017

WASHINGTON,​ ​DC​ ​-​​ Donald Trump has picked Kathleen Hartnett White, a fossil fuel industry apologist and aggressive opponent of environmental and public health protections, to lead the White House Council on Envir

October 13, 2017
TEXAS -- Luminant Energy’s announcement to close three of the nation’s largest and dirtiest coal plants in Central Texas means that more than half of the coal plants in America have retired or committed to retire since 2010.
October 12, 2017

Jackson, Mississippi - Today

October 12, 2017
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Last night, Politico reported on a draft document from Scott Pruitt’s EPA that would not only foreclose any possibility of a meaningful Clean Power Plan replacement, but would open the door to attacks on the proven scientific and legal principles supporting EPA’s duty to protect the health of the public from dangerous greenhouse gas pollution.

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