Under a settlement reached with Southern Co. subsidiary Mississippi Power – which still needs approval from the Mississippi Public Service Commission -- the Sierra Club has agreed to drop its opposition to the company's proposed coal-gasification project in Kemper County while the company agrees to convert four coal-fired units to natural gas elsewhere, Platts reports.
Green groups -- including the Sierra Club and the Environmental Defense Fund -- rallied outside Environmental Protection Agency headquarters Tuesday to boost support for the EPA’s rule to limit carbon emissions from power plants as hearings about the regulations got underway, E&E reports.
Federal Energy Regulatory Commission approval for construction of LNG export facilities in Cameron Parish, Louisiana is being challenged by groups including the Sierra Club, which are asking the FERC for more environmental analysis, Platts reports.
Bill Magwood, a member of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission who is headed to become chief of the Paris-based Nuclear Energy Agency, should be asked to leave his NRC post, groups including Sierra Club and Friends of the Earth wrote to President Obama, The Hill reports.
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Conservative fundraising group American Crossroads is filling in for Republican U.S. Senate hopeful Joni Ernst while she participates in Iowa National Guard training for two weeks.
Group spokesman Paul Lindsay told The Associated Press on Monday that the group backed by GOP strategist Karl Rove is spending $415,000 on a 30-second television ad that begins airing statewide Tuesday. That's in addition to the $3.1 million in advertising time the group has reserved in Iowa as part of the $20-million blitz the group plans in Senate battleground states.
The Sierra Club is challenging the latest permit issued to the Sunflower Electric Power Corp. for a new coal-fired plant, claiming the state won’t regulate its carbon and toxic emissions and the permit is too similar to one rejected by the Kansas Supreme Court, The Associated Press reports.
The Sierra Club is slamming Rep. Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif. and the favorite to succeed Rep. Eric Cantor as House Majority Leader, for what it calls his “flip” to oppose production tax credits for the wind industry, The Hill reports.
Twenty one House Republicans who’ve failed to back a restoration of the wind Production Tax Credit will be the target of ads by the Sierra Club accusing them of letting jobs in the sector “blow away,” The Hill reports.
Environmental groups -- including the Sierra Club, the Natural Resources Defense Council and the League of Conservation Voters -- are flexing their political and activist muscle more than ever, The New York Times reports, noting that their support of the Obama administration rule limiting carbon emissions from existing coal-fired plants will be a big test of their effectiveness.
The Sierra Club filed a lawsuit in U.S. District Court this week, charging that Louisville Gas & Electric has been polluting the Ohio River with water overflowing a coal ash containment pond, The Courier-Journal reports.
The 1.2 million barrel-per-day increase in U.S. crude oil output last year was the biggest on record, according to the Energy Information Administration, which predicts that the growth rate will slow because of the fall in oil prices, The Hill reports.
The U.S. will meet an informal March 31 deadline to give the United Nations its plans for fighting global warming, a White House official told Reuters. The news agency reported most other countries will wait longer.
Dealing with water contaminated by tritium is one of the many challenges faced by the Tokyo Electric Power Co., operator of the crippled Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear plant in Japan, the Los Angeles Times reports.
Sen. Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., the man most likely to succeed departing Sen. Harry Reid of Nevada as Senate Democratic leader, does not have the same track record of supporting environmental causes, National Journal reports.