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  • Studies show diesel emissions are 90 times higher near the Port of Oakland in West Oakland than the state average. Photo Credit:  Chris Jordan-Block/Earthjustice

    Group Files Civil-Rights Complaint Over Port of Oakland Pollution

    Suzanne Potter California News Service OAKLAND, Calif. – Millions of Californians live close to a major port and just last week, community leaders in West Oakland filed a federal complaint alleging that the continued pollution in their community of color is a violation of the Civil Rights Act. Margaret...
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    Are we really heading for a coal-free power future ?

    Roddy Scheer & Doug Moss EarthTalk Far from just an environmental pipedream, the coal industry in the U.S. and around the world is in the midst of a major downswing. In 2011, coal dropped below 40 percent of total U.S. energy generation for the first time since the late...
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    American companies embrace a sustainable future

    Meeting in Paris, delegates from 195 nations ended 2015 by reaching a landmark agreement to make significant efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. The historic pact represents a global effort to curb climate change and a move toward widespread investment in zero-carbon energy sources and other sustainable practices. Many...