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G-20 Countries Will Phase Out Fossil Fuel Subsidies

G-20 Countries Will Phase Out Fossil Fuel Subsidies

G-20 government leaders today concluded the Pittsburgh Summit with a commitment to phase out fossil fuel subsidies over the medium term while providing targeted support for the poorest households. The leaders said that this unprecedented move is expected to encourage energy conservation, improve energy security, and kick-start their commitment to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

West Virginia Tree Sitters Halt Mountaintop Removal Blasting

West Virginia Tree Sitters Halt Mountaintop Removal Blasting

Two tree sitters with the Climate Ground Zero campaign have forced coal giant Massey Energy to cancel blasts on a mountaintop removal mine above Pettry Bottom, a Coal River Valley town in Raleigh County.

U.S. State Department OKs Pipeline From Canada's Oil Sands

U.S. State Department OKs Pipeline From Canada's Oil Sands

The U.S. State Department has issued a permit for a multibillion-dollar pipeline to carry crude oil from Canadian oil sands to refineries south of the border, triggering a court challenge from environmental and native groups.