Quit Coal Blog

November 20, 2012
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Authored by Gary Cook, Greenpeace International

This week, after hundreds of thousands of Apple customers and Greenpeace supporters asked the company to use clean energy instead of dirty coal, it announced a significant investment in local renewable energy to power its data center in North Carolina, US.

December 12, 2011

Today, an indictment has come down from a Marion County grand jury concerning Duke Energy's improper relationship with the Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission's ("IURC") former chairman David Lott Hardy. The indictment states that Hardy allegedly allowed IURC administrative law judge Scott Storms to preside over cases involving Duke Energy Corp. despite the fact that Storms was talking with Duke about a job.

October 26, 2011
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Last Thursday, as part of 100 Actions for 100% Clean Energy, seven Michigan State University students held a sit-in at their president's office demanding MSU shut down its coal plant and transition to 100% clean energy.

October 20, 2011
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**UPDATE**​ Monday October 24, 2011 - Check out this cool video of the action. 

The three students have all been released.  More updates on the administration's response soon to come.


Three students arrested at Michigan State University Sit-in.

October 17, 2011

On Friday, the House of Representatives pushed through HR 2273, legislation which continues the same non-existent regulation of toxic coal ash and yet again undermines the EPA’s ability to protect our public health.

October 11, 2011

Congress is voting on a bill this Friday that would leave our water sources completely unprotected.  Our streams, lakes and rivers are being polluted on a massive scale by toxic coal ash leaking from unregulated, poorly constructed ash ponds.  

October 6, 2011
Here is a collection of recent news articles related to coal and clean energy:


Ultra pro-business State Journal declares in editorial that it’s time for W.Va. to ‘look beyond coal’

September 28, 2011

In the media, coal is often portrayed at its source and we hear mostly about the ill effects of coal on mining communities.

While the impacts of coal mining on these places is deeply destructive, the toxic pollution that poisons the air and water during the generating stage of coal’s life cycle, in the towns and communities where coal is burned across the country, can be just as devastating.

September 14, 2011

For the current Speaker of the House, John Boehner (R-OH), American democracy is simpler than representing the people who vote for him. Instead of fighting for jobs and health in his district, Boehner will just spend money to polish his image in 2012. He has made a decision to collect vast sums of money from industry polluters outside his district who couldn't care less about the 8th district of Ohio.