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Green groups back oil worker strike

February 4, 2015 - Environmentalists are calling for solidarity with U.S. oil refinery workers as they stage the biggest industry work stoppage in 30 years over issues including unsafe staffing, onerous overtime and dangerous conditions.

Big Carbon vs. the future at EPA Clean Power Plan hearings

July 31, 2014 - This week's Environmental Protection Agency hearings on the proposed plan to clean up carbon pollution from power plants offered a ringside seat to the political fight that's pitting those with a financial interest in the high-carbon economy against those whose top priority is the well-being of future generations.

Is a Duke Energy power plant making nearby residents sick?

May 1, 2014 - That's the question an environmental advocacy group raises in a new video about Duke Energy's Belews Creek power plant in Stokes County, NC. The video intensifies the spotlight shining on the company's environmental impact in the wake of a massive coal ash spill into the Dan River from another Duke plant.

Duke Energy coal ash poisoning NC lake, study finds

December 3, 2013 - Pollution from waste pits at Duke Energy's Sutton power plant is killing over 900,000 fish and deforming thousands more each year in an eastern North Carolina lake popular for fishing and recreation. The state has known about the problem for years, but it's failed to take initiative to force a cleanup.

House of labor needs repairs, not just new roommates

September 17, 2013 - The AFL-CIO is undertaking a new strategy that involves building closer ties with non-labor allies, from the NAACP to the Sierra Club. But given the extreme attacks workers are suffering, will that be enough to meet the challenges of the day?