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Citizen, environmental groups sue Texas guv over controversial coal plants

19 Jan 2007 at 11:01am

The big ol' mess in Texas over TXU Corp.'s plan to build 11 coal-fired plants just got messier: four citizen and environmental groups have sued the state's governor, Rick Perry (R), for fast-tracking the permit process. Thanks to a swaggerific executive order Perry issued two years ago -- which the ...

Intrepid Grist intern follows a climate film to Sundance

19 Jan 2007 at 11:01am

The Sundance Film Festival kicked off this week with a VIP showing of "Everything's Cool", a humorous documentary about climate change. And where climate change and humor overlap, can Grist be far behind? We sent Kate Sheppard to the scene to report on the raves the film got from its ...

Fast-developing China to push for $200 billion energy-efficiency investment

19 Jan 2007 at 11:01am

China will try to nudge its burgeoning economy in a green direction by prompting building owners to spend some $200 billion by 2020 on energy efficiency for apartments and office buildings, Vice Minister of Construction Qiu Baoxing announced yesterday. Construction makes up 27 percent (and rising) of China's total energy ...

Kassie Siegel of the Center for Biological Diversity answers readers' questions

19 Jan 2007 at 11:01am

Say the Bush administration does actually list polar bears as "threatened" -- what happens then? Inquiring minds want to know, and Kassie Siegel has the answers. (Hint: It might affect coal plants in Texas. No, really.) As InterActivist this week, Siegel takes a brief break from Arctic-animal advocacy to answer ...

Corporations join green groups to push for U.S. climate action

19 Jan 2007 at 11:01am

Quivering under the bed was an option, but 10 major corporations have bravely formed a coalition with four U.S. green groups instead, calling for a national limit on carbon emissions. Their aim is a 10 to 30 percent cut over the next 15 years, using a cap-and-trade system that would ...

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