Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Victory for Cape Wind!

Interior Secretary Kenneth Salazar announced this morning that the Cape Wind project between Cape Cod, Nantucket and Martha's Vineyard! There has been incredible opposition to this project from everyone from Ted Kennedy (god rest his soul) and more recently native American tribes, who someone convinced to complain that their ancestors sacred sites would be disturbed. Funny that they didn't complain until Cape Wind seemed sure of getting approved! You can read about the early difficulties of the project in this excellent book by a local journalist.
This will be the first of many off-shore wind projects (see this map from the New York Times today.

Monday, April 26, 2010

Coal Ash Contaminates Lives in New Mexico and Tennessee

Earth Justice has interviewed members of families whose livelihoods and health have been drastically affected by coal ash, far away from the mines.

If you'd like to read more about the effects of coal, try these books:

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Clean Energy for a Strong USA

Green jobs are replacing dirty jobs with the same skills. Great movie!