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Monsanto to pay $46 million to victims of PCB poisoning

(ANTIMEDIA) St. Louis, Missouri — Three plaintiffs have been awarded $17.5 million in damages caused by Monsanto and three other companies for negligence in the production of PCBs. A jury voting 10-2 in St. Louis found Monsanto, Pfizer, Solutia, and Pharmacia must pay the plaintiffs and assessed an additional $29 million in punitive damages against […]

Big coal is dying – NW rejects zombie mega-mine

By Mary Anne Hitt Director of the Sierra Club’s Beyond Coal campaign Let’s start this victory column with a staggering number: For years Arch Coal had its eyes set on mining upwards of 1.3 billion tons of coal from Montana’s Otter Creek coal reserves – a move that would create the largest new coal strip […]

March 15th

The best medicine for Flint – and America

By Michael Brune Dxecutive Director, Sierra Club You have to look hard for good news about the drinking water crisis in Flint, Michigan — but it’s there. There was last Sunday’s #JusticeForFlint benefit show, which set out to raise $100,000 and netted close to $150,000 with a surprise appearance by Stevie Wonder. The event, which featured […]

March 3rd

UK Election Too Close to Call

But Both Parties Promise Positive Environmental Changes In case you haven’t been paying close attention to the UK General Election this spring, Britain is in the midst of one of the most closely contested political races in recent memory. Smaller parties like the Liberal Democrats and the Scottish National Party are making some noise in […]

April 22nd

Solar Power is Truly a Bipartisan Solution

If you’re at all like me, then you might find listening to the rhetoric being spat back and forth between republicans and democrats to be a bit nauseating. According to our elected officials, whatever ails our country (un-employment, healthcare, social security, climate change, lack of education etc.) is always the “other guys” fault , or […]

December 1st

Americans want limits on CO2, but vote for climate deniers

By Meteor Blades A poll conducted by Yale’s Project on Climate Change Communication has found 67 percent of Americans favor federal regulations to limit carbon emissions from power plants even if that means paying more for their electricity. That meshes somewhat with the latest Wall Street Journal/NBC poll asking what Americans think the new Congress should […]

November 21st