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Carnival atmosphere as enviros back EPA’s carbon rule


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.

Cameron LNG project gets challenge from environmentalists


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.

Magwood must leave NRC, green groups urge Obama

The Hill

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.

Super PAC fills void as Iowa GOP's Ernst on duty

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.

Sierra Club files suit to stop Kansas coal-fired plant

The Associated Press

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.

McCarthy change on wind PTC upsets Sierra Club

The Hill

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.

Sierra Club ads to slam House Republicans over wind PTC

The Hill

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 activists more organized, active and united than ever

The New York Times

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.

LG&E targeted by Sierra Club suit over coal ash overflows

The Courier-Journal

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.

Sierra Club: Ky. coal ash pond at risk for disaster

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A coal ash storage site in central Kentucky near Herrington Lake is at risk for a potential disaster, according to a Sierra Club report.

State environmental officials responded Thursday that ground water near the E.W. Brown Generating Station is being evaluated and the ash site is in the process of being cleaned up.

The LG&E-owned power plant near Harrodsburg stores about 26 million tons of coal ash in a 126-acre pond. Ash is no longer dumped at the site.


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