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Waxman-Markey climate bill a wish list for Duke Energy?

While it's a sad fact that corporate and industry interests regularly write the basis for much of our Federal legislation, there has been some impressive political maneuvering from the coal and utility industry around the Waxman-Markey American Clean Energy and Security (ACES) Act. In many ways, the ACES bill reads like a wish list for the coal

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Jury Says: Direct Action Justified to Stop Coal!

Today is a historic day for the climate change
movement. A UK Crown Court jury effectively ruled that taking direct action, breaking the law, and even property damage are all justified in the course of stopping catastrophic climate change.

The trial was regarding 6 Greenpeace activists -
who were arrested in the course of painting an anti-coal message on the smokestack of the Kingsnorth Power plant in the UK. They were charged

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Protestors to Coal Train: Keep It In The Ground!

Actions speak louder than words in the fight to keep coal where it belongs... in the ground.

Sometimes, we all get a little caught up in talking and arguing about politics.

Talk is good - we need to be thoughtful, educated, and in conversation about the things in this world we oppose, and what things we support. But some people recognize that merely talking (or blogging) about problems and solutions and ideas is not enough - and if we are to actually build a better world we need to act.

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