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Let's Be Kinder to Our Environment

Let's Be Kinder to Our Environment

The Morrison Government is planning to scrap protections for the environment to benefit their mining and fossil fuel lobby mates. We must stop them. Building more coal and gas mines, and logging more native forests and habitat, while we are already facing a climate emergency and extinction crisis will be …

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People talk about the ‘Coal Lobby’.. Our goverment is the coal lobby. The Coalit…

People talk about the ‘Coal Lobby’.. Our goverment is the coal lobby. The Coalit...

People talk about the ‘Coal Lobby’.. Our goverment is the coal lobby. The Coalition, coal industry and conservative media are one intertwined beast. As long as we have a coalition Goverment we will have zero meaningful climate change policy. This mural is titled “The Ivory tower” and is inspired by …

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Garnaut predicts renewables to boom on cheap money as coal loses out

Garnaut predicts renewables to boom on cheap money as coal loses out

Leading environmental economist Professor Ross Garnaut has predicted the current economic crisis will lead to growth in renewable energy at the expense of coal, and has argued Australia should not fear taking on debt to fuel a green economic recovery from the coronavirus pandemic. The global economic crisis spurred by …

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How to clean up coal in Europe – five minutes with our lawyer, Maria-Jolie Veder

Maria-Jolie Veder headshot

ClientEarth uses law to tackle the climate crisis. We pair up with lawyers and charities throughout Europe to fight dirty coal. Maria-Jolie Veder, one of our energy lawyers, tells us how we work with local experts to help people take on polluting coal. How do you clean up coal? We …

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Coal Country Climate Change – Meet Mike

Coal Country Climate Change - Meet Mike

Mike is a former coal miner living in coal country, West Virginia. He’s experienced the downside of America’s reliance on coal – his father died of black lung disease. He’s also seeing the changes from climate change in coal country. He believes that clean energy will not only help stop …

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EPA Loosens Rule On Toxic Mercury Emissions As Pandemic Rages

EPA Loosens Rule On Toxic Mercury Emissions As Pandemic Rages

The Environmental Protection Agency on Thursday finalized its proposal to loosen rules on oil- and coal-fired power plants’ emissions of mercury and other toxic pollutants in its latest rollback of public health protections during the coronavirus pandemic.  The proposed change to the Mercury and Air Toxics Standards (MATS) does not …

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As Investors and Insurers Back Away, the Economics of Coal Turn Toxic

As Investors and Insurers Back Away, the Economics of Coal Turn Toxic

Any day now, New York State will be coal-free. Its last coal-fired power station, at Somerset on the southern shore of Lake Ontario, will shut for good as the winter ends. Remember when Donald Trump promised to bring back coal? Well, three years on, coal’s decline is accelerating — in …

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We’re taking action as public money used to evict people for coal in Romania

Excavators at a mining area

Our lawyers and Bankwatch Romania have submitted a complaint to the European Commission after learning that the Romanian government has been funding the evictions of home-owners by coal company Complexul Energetic Oltenia (CEO) for expansion, to the tune of several million euros. ClientEarth has a history of raising the alarm in …

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