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2009-02-02 10:53:00

New Report Shows Action Needed To Address Job Quality Concerns **NOTE UPDATED TIME: 11 a.m. ET** WASHINGTON, Feb. 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Senate Finance Committee member Debbie Stabenow, D-Mich., and House Energy and Commerce Committee member Jay Inslee, D-Wash., will join Laborers' International Union general president Terence O'Sullivan, Sierra Club political director Cathy Duvall, and clean energy business leaders and workers for a news conference on Tuesday, February 3 at 11 a.m. ET at the...

2009-01-30 08:58:00

New Report Shows Action Needed To Address Job Quality Concerns WASHINGTON, Jan. 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Amid growing economic, energy and climate crises, Senate Finance Committee member Debbie Stabenow, D-Mich., and House Energy and Commerce Committee member Jay Inslee, D-Wash., will join Laborer's International Union general president Terence O'Sullivan, Sierra Club political director Cathy Duvall, and clean energy business leaders and workers for a news conference on Tuesday, February 3 at 10...

2009-01-28 15:01:00

SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 28 /PRNewswire/ -- In today's challenging economy, nonprofit organizations must seek new strategies to find and retain donors. Mission Inspired Gift(TM) fundraising is emerging as a valuable source of new donors and donations for many charities. These programs enable supporters to give gifts that support a cause. During the recent holiday period, several nonprofits were able to increase revenue from fundraising despite the economic crisis with innovative Mission...

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2009-01-24 13:55:00

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) filed objections to an air quality permit a South Dakota state agency had granted for a large coal-fired power plant, a move environmentalists hailed as the beginning of a new era on coal powered plants. "This is a signal that the Obama administration is taking a much harder look at coal power from the previous administration," Darrell Gerber, a program coordinator for the group Clean Water Action, told the New York Times. "EPA is signaling that...

2009-01-13 09:36:00

10 Weeks After Formal Request Is Made, Internal Files Still Not Released on Duke-Subsidized 'Energy Summit' for Daniels Two Months Before Election INDIANAPOLIS, Jan. 13 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Governor Mitch Daniels has failed to respond in a timely way to a public record disclosure request lawfully filed under Indiana law fully two and a half months ago (October 29, 2008), according to Hoosier Chapter Sierra Club, Citizens Action Coalition (Indiana CAC), Valley Watch, and Common Cause....

2008-12-18 10:43:00

HOLLAND, Mich., Dec. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- The San Francisco-based Sierra Club has filed a complaint in U.S. District Court asking for a court-ordered shutdown of the community-owned electrical generating plant in Holland, Michigan. The complaint, filed against the City of Holland and the Holland Board of Public Works on December 15, alleges that normal maintenance and repair work done at the James De Young power generating facility constituted "major modifications" of the plant that required...

2008-12-04 06:00:00

Calls on Coal Industry to Live up to the Promise of So-Called "Clean Coal" MENLO PARK, Calif., Dec. 4 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, the Alliance for Climate Protection (www.climateprotect.org/about/alliance), League of Conservation Voters (www.lcv.org/about-lcv/), National Wildlife Federation (www.nwf.org/about/), Natural Resources Defense Council (www.nrdc.org/about) and Sierra Club (www.sierraclub.org/inside/) launched the "Reality" Coalition, a national grassroots and advertising...

2008-10-29 09:00:29

INDIANAPOLIS, Oct. 29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Three leading U.S. and Indiana citizens/environmental groups - Hoosier Chapter Sierra Club, Citizens Action Coalition (Indiana CAC) and Valley Watch - today filed a public record disclosure request to compel the production of all documents and other records detailing "actions, public or non-public, that Governor Daniels and his Administration may have taken" to promote Duke Energy's proposed new power plant at Edwardsport. Filed under the...

2008-10-14 00:00:37

By Paul Snyder The heated debate over building a partially coal-fired power plant in Cassville got even hotter recently when one of the main players switched sides. Brett Hulsey, a Dane County supervisor and president of Madison- based energy consultant Better Environmental Solutions, launched a radio campaign this month voicing his support for Alliant Energy's $1.4 billion expansion of the Nelson Dewey Generating Facility in Cassville. The problem? Hulsey spent 21 years - until he left...

2008-10-09 15:00:19

By JOHN BRENNAN, STAFF WRITER The Sierra Club moved forward Tuesday on a pair of Xanadu- related court cases, continuing a four-year battle over state permits issued for the sprawling Meadowlands project. In a brief, the state chapter of the environmental group asked an appellate panel to reconsider part of a Sept. 17 decision upholding 2004 state approvals allowing 8 acres of wetlands to be included within the Xanadu development site. The Sierra Club has maintained for years that the...


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