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New Jersey to receive solar farms, part of $446 million plan

What was once a landfill in Kearny, New Jersey is the first such farm, and currently boasts 12,500 solar panels over 13 acres.

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Three coal plant shutdowns a victory for health and climate

Energy giant AEP announced it would be shutting down three coal-fired power plants in Indiana, Ohio, and Kentucky after growing pressure and opposition by environmentalists.

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Six steps! Leaders say, "Prep infrastructure for climate change"

Leaders of the labor-environmental group Blue-Green Alliance called on the president to launch and prioritize a national dialogue on climate change.

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Obama expected to oppose forced cuts in State of Union

President Obama is expected to make a case against the budget-slashing sequester scheduled for March 1.

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New Jersey, number one in solar power, passes “revolution bill”

"The bill could double the megawatts of solar power installed in New Jersey in the next few years."

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Wind farm impact on wildlife debated

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has released a draft habitat conservation plan for the Criterion Wind Project - a 70-megawatt clean energy facility.

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Mill owner cheats on jobs, wages in biomass project

Building trades workers were hoping for desperately needed union-wage jobs when Nippon Corporation announced plans to build a $71 million biomass cogeneration plant.

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Fukushima fallout - U.S. regulatory agency loses top safety advocate

As attorneys who represent neighbors of proposed nuclear power plants in NRC licensing cases, we have watched the response to Fukushima with concern.

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Proposed bill would end fossil fuel subsidies

Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., and Rep. Keith Ellison, D-Minn. announced they would introduce the End Polluter Welfare Act to Congress.

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Study exposes fracking’s poisonous effects

Now, concerns about the safety of gas drilling in the Marcellus Shale have skyrocketed, in light of a recent scientific study.

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