A group in the United States called the Tennessee Conservative Union released an advertisement on Monday. The ad supports proposed state legislature that would ban mountain top removal for virgin peaks over 2,000 feet. But behind the ad is concern that a Chinese owned mining company, which has surface rights to about 48 square miles, would cause damage to Tennessee's mountains. [ADVERTISEMENT] "Tennessee has become the first state in our great nation to permit the red Chinese to destroy our mountains and take our coal. The same folks who hold our debt, hack our businesses, and have the worst conservation record in the world." Triple H Coal Company was bought by Chinese state-owned Guizhou Gouchuang Energy Holdings Group last year. This was the first Chinese acquisition of a US coal company, and a top Chinese CEO in the coal industry said Chinese coal companies were interested in further acquisitions. While TCU is worried about the destructive practice of mountain top removal, it is also concerned over Chinese companies with a poor environmental record acquiring US assets. [ADVERTISEMENT] "We're proud that Tennessee is a red state, but just how red are we willing to go?" Environmentalist group Appalachian Voices points out that while the coal is mostly sent to other US states now, it may not be that way for long. Last year the US sent 12% of US coal overseas, and as alternatives to coal become cheaper in the US, the group predicts, that percentage will increase. It also warns that if the coal industry becomes more international, the profits from Tennessee coal will go overseas while the pollution will stay at home. For more news and videos visit ☛ http://ntd.tv Follow us on Twitter ☛ http://twitter.com/NTDTelevision Add us on Facebook ☛ http://on.fb.me/s5KV2C
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Ontario, Canada going 100% solar by 2031. Ontario is now the first jurisdiction in North America to fully eliminate coal! Find out how. Sunday 3pm & 11/9 & 11/23 & 12/7/14 2940 16th & Mission, rm 302, [email protected] Speakers: Fmr Supervisor Carol Ruth Silver, Rev. Will Scott, Interfaith Solar & Light, Teresa Coleman, Women’s Energy Matters David Grace, Abalone Alliance, / solar100percent.blog spot Brian Foster, expert on PG&E pipeline explosions. Paul Kangas, “How solar homes pay their own mortgage.” Germany banned fracking using solar. Youtube: paul8kangas
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We can all find small ways to make our world a better place. In the fourth episode of "That's Amazing"' we meet: a boar hunter preserving tradition and protecting birds in the wettest place on earth, an artist who transforms toxic sludge into works of art, and a group of scientists working to save the Joshua Tree from a warming climate. Tune in to "That's Amazing" every Sunday at 9 pm on The Weather Channel. SUBSCRIBE: https://goo.gl/vR6Acb Follow us behind the scenes on Instagram: http://goo.gl/2KABeX Make our acquaintance on Facebook: http://goo.gl/Vn0XIZ Give us a shout on Twitter: http://goo.gl/sY1GLY Come hang with us on Vimeo: http://goo.gl/T0OzjV Visit our world directly: http://www.greatbigstory.com This story is a part of our Planet Earth series. From mammals to insects and birds to reptiles, we share this great big world with all manner of creatures, large and small. Come with us to faraway places as we explore our great big planet and meet some of its wildest inhabitants. Great Big Story is a video network dedicated to the untold, overlooked & flat-out amazing. Humans are capable of incredible things & we're here to tell their stories. When a rocket lands in your backyard, you get in.
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The Role of Coal in a New Energy Age - Select Committee on Energy Independence and Global Warming - 2010-04-14 - For the first time in recent memory, the CEOs of America's top two coal mining companies, and a leading international company, came to Capitol Hill to answer questions on their positions on climate change, clean energy policy, and the challenges that face their industry. "Just as our national energy policy is at a crossroads, so, too, is the coal industry," said Rep. Edward J. Markey, who chairs the Select Committee on Energy Independence and Global Warming, the committee that hosted the CEOs. "Whether it's climate science, the viability of 'clean coal,' or safety concerns, I believe Congress requires answers from the coal industry on their ability to be a part of our clean energy future." As Congress continues to push for a comprehensive clean energy and climate bill, questions remain regarding the coal industry's position on the essential science of climate change and their potential to provide cleaner, lower-carbon fuel in the decades to come. The House-passed Waxman-Markey bill offered a pathway for coal to transition to carbon capture and sequestration technologies. The coal mining industry has seen significant developments over the last two weeks. A mining accident in West Virginia has renewed questions about the safety of coal extraction, and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has offered new rules on the environmental and health impacts of mountaintop mining. TESTIMONY: Gregory Boyce, President and Chief Executive Officer, Peabody Energy Corporation; Steven F. Leer, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Arch Coal, Inc.; Preston Chiaro, Chief Executive for Energy and Minerals, Rio Tinto; Michael Carey, President, Ohio Coal Association. Video provided by the U.S. House of Representatives.
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https://democracynow.org - President Donald Trump says he will make his announcement today on whether to pull the United States out of the landmark Paris climate accord, a decision environmentalists warn would be a crime against the future of the planet and humanity. Will he or won’t he? As the game show-like deliberations continue, we speak with Sierra Club Executive Director Michael Brune, author of "Coming Clean: Breaking America’s Addiction to Oil and Coal," and with South African environmental activist and former Greenpeace head Kumi Naidoo. Democracy Now! is an independent global news hour that airs weekdays on nearly 1,400 TV and radio stations Monday through Friday. Watch our livestream 8-9AM ET: https://democracynow.org Please consider supporting independent media by making a donation to Democracy Now! today: https://democracynow.org/donate FOLLOW DEMOCRACY NOW! ONLINE: Facebook: http://facebook.com/democracynow Twitter: https://twitter.com/democracynow YouTube: http://youtube.com/democracynow SoundCloud: http://soundcloud.com/democracynow Daily Email: https://democracynow.org/subscribe Google+: https://plus.google.com/+DemocracyNow Instagram: http://instagram.com/democracynow Tumblr: http://democracynow.tumblr.com Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/democracynow iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/podcast/democracy-now!-audio/id73802554 TuneIn: http://tunein.com/radio/Democracy-Now-p90/ Stitcher Radio: http://www.stitcher.com/podcast/democracy-now
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For the past 15 years, the Center for American Progress has served as a creative engine for introducing bold solutions that advance progressive values on nearly every possible front. In the past year alone, we have defended the Affordable Care Act; outlined policies to create workplaces that support women and families; discussed the impact of race across a wide range of issue areas; and helped drive opposition to President Donald Trump’s tax plan. At CAP, we believe that ideas are the heart of all progressive change, but we also know that ideas aren’t enough. It takes grassroots advocacy and real leadership supporting those ideas to create true progressive change. As we celebrate our 15th year of big ideas, CAP is bringing together elected officials, policy experts, cultural influencers, and grassroots activists at the 2018 CAP Ideas Conference, where we will explore and unveil new ideas that can make America a place for every single one of us to thrive. SPEAKERS INCLUDE: ` SEN. CORY BOOKER | (D-NJ) SEN. SHERROD BROWN | (D-OH) JULIÁN CASTRO | Former U.S. Secretary of Housing and Urban Development MAYOR BILL DE BLASIO | New York, NY RYAN DEITSCH | Activist and Student, Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School SEN. KIRSTEN GILLIBRAND | (D-NY) FATIMA GOSS GRAVES | President and CEO, National Women’s Law Center GOV. JAY INSLEE | (D-WA) SEN. DOUG JONES | (D-AL) REP. JOSEPH KENNEDY III | (D-MA) SEN. AMY KLOBUCHAR | (D-MN) PAUL KRUGMAN | Economist, Nobel laureate MARIA TERESA KUMAR | President and CEO, Voto Latino REP. TED LIEU | (D-CA) SARAH MCBRIDE | Author and National Press Secretary, Human Rights Campaign SEN. CHRIS MURPHY | (D-CT) GOV. PHIL MURPHY | (D-NJ) DEJUAN PATTERSON | Founding Partner/CEO, The BeMore Group CECILE RICHARDS | President, Planned Parenthood Federation of America SEN. BERNIE SANDERS | (I-VT) REP. TERRI SEWELL | (D-AL) SEN. ELIZABETH WARREN | (D-MA) SALLY YATES | Former acting U.S. Attorney General
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On July 27 and July 28, the Precision Medicine Initiative (PMI) Working Group of the Advisory Committee to the NIH Director (ACD) hosted a public workshop on the scientific, methodological and practical considerations to inform the incorporation of mobile and personal technologies in the national research cohort of one million or more volunteers. The workshop will be was held at the Intel Corporation campus in Santa Clara, California, and was videocast. This workshop built on the unique scientific questions developed during the April 28–29 workshop, digital health data perspectives shared during the May 28-29 workshop, and the participant engagement and health equity discussions at the July 1-2 workshop. A full list of workshops convened by the ACD PMI Working Group is available on the Events page of the NIH PMI website. Agenda and time codes: Welcome - Mr. Eric Dishman - 00:05 Meeting and PMI overview - Dr. Francis Collins - 03:18 Goals and Objectives for the Workshop - Dr. Kathy Hudson - 09:19 Mobile and Related Technologies and their Potential for Advancing Precision Medicine - Dr. Jessica Mega - 25:40 Lessons Learned from Cohorts Implementing Mobile Technologies – Dr. Josh Denny - 39:20 Mobile Technologies for Participant Engagement - Ms. Bray Patrick-Lake - 2:10:10 Variables Measurable Via Mobile Technologies - Dr. Spero Manson - 3:41:10 Social Challenges for Mobile Technologies in the PMI Cohort - Dr. Esteban G. Burchard - 5:59:16
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The Senate convened and began a period of morning business. Thereafter, it began consideration of the motion to proceed to S.J.Res.27, a joint resolution disapproving a rule submitted by the Environmental Protection Agency relating to the mitigation by States of cross-border air pollution under the Clean Air Act.
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