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Alberta’s mountaintop mining ban won’t affect proposed Rockies coal mines

When the government said it would put an 'outright ban on mountaintop mining,' many Albertans rejoiced. But Alberta's energy regulator says that only applies if the top of a mountain is 'completely' removed.

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Justice

Haaland, with a key vote in her column, appears headed for confirmation

Senator Joe Manchin III, who oversees the confirmation hearing, said he would support Representative Deb Haaland, President Biden’s nominee to lead the Interior Department.
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Toxics

Dominion SC plans to retire coal plants by 2030 but would mostly rely on natural gas

After a state commission told Dominion to rework a prior plan, the utility now says it can remove all its coal power from South Carolina within the decade.
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Toxics

Here comes the sun: Solar moves in, and a farm community wonders about its future

Biden's clean energy push will make the community conversations about placement of solar power more important.
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Toxics

Why coal mining is big in the B.C. Rockies but not Alberta

Mountaintop-removal coal mining is much more prevalent in B.C. than Alberta. To understand why, you need to go back decades to unfurl a story that defies stereotypes of environmental values.

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Climate

‘Absolutely ridiculous’: top scientist slams UK government over coalmine

Exclusive: Prof Sir Robert Watson says backing of Cumbrian mine refutes claims of climate leadership
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After Texas power grid collapse, lawmakers wade into U.S. energy and climate policy

The power grid collapse in Texas served as a backdrop Thursday for a wide-ranging congressional hearing on American energy policy.

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Justice

Calls for accountability after coal-slurry spill in Indonesian river

A coal-slurry spill into a river in Indonesian Borneo has killed hundreds of fish and forced authorities to shut off water lines to households.

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AGL is leading the way in harmful coal pollution

With sinking coal profits and a position as one of Australia's leading polluters, energy giant AGL is rethinking its business strategy.
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Toxics

Germany concerned about Poland’s nuclear energy plans

The Polish government wants to start producing nuclear energy in 2033 and has agreed to deals with the US and France. But Germany is increasingly alarmed by its neighbor's energy plans.
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Toxics

Coal scientist warns Albertans of contamination from mining

One of North America's top experts on pollution from coal mines is warning Albertans about the dangers of expanding the industry in the province's Rocky Mountains.

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Climate

500+ experts call on world’s nations to not burn forests to make energy

Last week, more than 500 top scientists and economists issued a letter to leaders in the US, EU, Japan, South Korea, and the UK, urging them to stop harvesting and burning forests as a means of making energy in converted coal burning power plants.

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Climate

Mexico was once a climate leader - now it's betting big on coal

As the climate crisis worsens, Andrés Manuel López Obrador plans to buy nearly 2m tons of thermal coal from small producers.

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Justice

Alberta UCP’s coal mining about-face: 9 things that haven’t changed

The United Conservative Party was backed into a corner on its decision to open up the eastern slopes of the Rocky Mountains to open-pit mines. But it hasn't completely abandoned its push to allow more coal projects in the province
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Fractured: The stress of being surrounded

Jane Worthington moved her grandkids to protect them from oil and gas wells—but it didn't work. In US fracking communities, the industry's pervasiveness causes social strain and mental health problems.

Fractured: Distrustful of frackers, abandoned by regulators

"I was a total cheerleader for this industry at the beginning. Now I just want to make sure no one else makes the same mistake I did. It has ruined my life."

Fractured: Buffered from fracking but still battling pollution

A statewide network of fracking and conventional wells, pipelines, and petrochemical plants closes in on communities.

Fractured: Harmful chemicals and unknowns haunt Pennsylvanians surrounded by fracking

We tested families in fracking country for harmful chemicals and revealed unexplained exposures, sick children, and a family's "dream life" upended.

Fractured: The body burden of living near fracking

EHN.org scientific investigation finds western Pennsylvania families near fracking are exposed to harmful chemicals, and regulations fail to protect communities' mental, physical, and social health.

LISTEN: Kristina Marusic discusses the "Fractured" investigation

"Once they had the results of our study [families] felt like they had proof that these chemicals are in their air, their water, and making their way into their bodies."

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