Sierra Club activists in Minnesota spent the summer helping gather 11,000 petition signatures from residents seeking to close down Sherco, the state’s largest coal plant.
Polling shows a majority of North Dakotans support tougher restrictions on the flaring of natural gas in Bakken oil fields, but so far legislative efforts to do so have failed to gain traction.
Members of environmental advocacy groups rallied, protested and prayed about energy-related issues at three independent events in Ohio this week. The gatherings reflect a continuing concern by groups about safe, clean energy and highlight the importance of community organizing for advocacy groups.
Papers filed last week in one of Ohio’s utility “bailout” cases suggest how companies could benefit in upcoming capacity auctions for the PJM grid area.
The Sierra Club is repeating a threat of a lawsuit against a northern Minnesota utility, alleging thousands of pollution violations at its coal-fired power plants.