15 May '11, 7pm

Coal Train Visits Bank of America and Wells Fargo: On Friday two bank branches in downtown Portland, one belongi...

Coal Train Visits Bank of America and Wells Fargo: On Friday two bank branches in downtown Portland, one belongi...

On Friday two bank branches in downtown Portland, one belonging to Bank of America and the other to Wells Fargo, were visited by around 30 activists concerned about the banks’ investments in dirty energy projects. If you didn’t already know, both banks are major lenders to Arch Coal , the second biggest coal company in the United States. Along with Austrialia-based Ambre Energy, Arch is responsible for a proposed coal export terminal on the Columbia River which would send tens of millions of tons of coal abroad each year through a port in Longview, Washington. Arch also owns the Otter Creek coal mine in Montana, which the company hopes to use as a source of coal to be exported. Train loads of coal on their way from Otter Creek and other mines to the proposed coal port in Longview would expose Northwest residents to coal dust, diesel fumes, and noise pollution. It’s thus on...

Full article: http://itsgettinghotinhere.org/2011/05/15/coal-train-visi...

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Tell Southern Company that coal is NOT #Green #...

greenamerica.org 25 May '11, 1pm

As a leader in coal-fired energy, Southern Company is also a leader in producing asthma and other diseases related to coal...

TD Bank Invests in Carbon-Negative Banking

TD Bank Invests in Carbon-Negative Banking

greenbiz.com 16 May '11, 12pm

TD Bank , which brands itself as “America’s Most Convenient Bank,” is becoming as green as its logo. The bank achieved car...

Nation's First Net-Zero Energy Bank Opens in Fl...

sustainablebusiness.com 16 May '11, 2pm

TD Bank (NYSE: TD) opened a "net-zero energy" branch in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, last week. Only eight buildings in the US...

[Blog Update] More Coal Along the Columbia River

[Blog Update] More Coal Along the Columbia River

itsgettinghotinhere.org 19 May '11, 10pm

This week the Port of Morrow Commission (located in Boardman, OR) announced that they had agreed to a lease with Salt Lake...

Bank of America Targets 15% GHG Cut

environmentalleader.com 18 May '11, 9pm

Bank of America aims to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions by 15 percent by 2015, against a 2010 baseline, the company an...

Rural Bangladesh Taps Into Solar Power With Wor...

e360.yale.edu 16 May '11, 3pm

16 May 2011: Rural Bangladesh Taps Into Solar Power With World Bank Funding The number of homes and shops equipped with so...

'Addict Nation: An Intervention for America': Right now it means warning Americans that we are addicted to stuff...

'Addict Nation: An Intervention for America': R...

mnn.com 17 May '11, 9am

“Almost everything being presented to us as a free choice is being designed, packaged and sold in a way to get us hooked s...

Op-Ed: Why Can't America Make Alternative Fuels...

gas2.org 15 May '11, 5pm

So why can’t we do the same today, only do it for alternative fuels? Electric cars and the battery systems in particular w...

Scholastic is all sorry it pimped out America's...

grist.org 16 May '11, 7pm

Scholastic, the children's book publisher, took a big pile of money from the American Coal Foundation and turned it into a...