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Democrats, greens keep eye out for environmental riders in lame duck bills

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E&E

Congressional Democrats and environmental groups say they are ready to scope out and fight potential Republican environmental riders to essential spending bills in the lame duck Congress, E&E reports.

Green groups avoid Kansas election, unsure about Orman

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E&E

Despite Kansas Republican Sen. Pat Roberts' unpopularity among environmentalists, major green groups are staying out of his state's Senate race as independent challenger Greg Orman has been ambiguous in his stance on energy and environment issues, E&E reports.

Sierra Club settles with Mississippi Power over Kemper plant

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Platts

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.

Carnival atmosphere as enviros back EPA’s carbon rule

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E&E

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

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Platts

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

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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

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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

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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

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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.

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