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20 June 2011

[PDF] American Electric Power Company, Inc., et al. v. Connecticut, et al.

Author: US Supreme Court

We address in this opinion the question whether the plaintiffs (several States, the city of New York, and three private land trusts) can maintain federal common law public nuisance claims against carbon-dioxide emitters (four private power...

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6 December 2010

Supreme Court takes global warming case that targets power companies [USA]

Author: Warren Richey, Christian Science Monitor [USA]

The US Supreme Court on Monday agreed to examine a major environmental lawsuit that seeks to force six electric power companies to cap and reduce their carbon-dioxide emissions to fight global warming...The lawsuit...targets what it claims are the...

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27 November 2009

Kivalina lawsuit (re global warming)

Pour la version française de ce profil, cliquez ici....

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17 September 2007

USA: Report by Human Rights Campaign finds growth in company policies for gay & transgender workers

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17 September 2007

[PDF] full report: "Human Rights Campaign Corporate Equality Index 2008"

Author: Human Rights Campaign [USA]

The Human Rights Campaign Foundation Corporate Equality Index...was devised with corporate diversity leaders, GLBT workplace advocates and employees to provide employers with a roadmap to creating fair workplaces. Each year, we have seen tremendous...

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12 August 2007

Resolved: Public Corporations Shall Take Us Seriously

Author: Dashka Slater, New York Times [USA]

…What is ExxonMobil, the world's largest publicly traded oil company, planning to do about global warming? [Sister Patricia] Daly’s order, the Sisters of Saint Dominic of Caldwell, N.J., owns about 300 of the 5.5 billion ExxonMobil shares outstanding,...

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24 July 2007

USA: Human Rights Campaign reports major increase in workplace protections for gay, transgender employees

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24 July 2007

[PDF] full report: “The State of the Workplace for Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Americans 2006-2007”

Author: Human Rights Campaign [USA]

Gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender employees and their families are valued in the American workplace now more than ever before. And inclusive non-discrimination policies and benefits for GLBT employees and their families are essential for...

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22 August 2006

A Victory for Cleaner Air [USA]

Author: [editorial] New York Times

Americans who live in areas with substandard air won another important round last week in the tortured legal battle to force power companies, other industrial polluters and the Bush administration itself to obey the Clean Air Act. In a unanimous...

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1 July 2006

Making Sense of the “Coal Rush”: The Consequences of Expanding America’s Dependence on Coal

Author: Travis Madsen & Rob Sargent, U.S. PIRG (Public Interest Research Group) Education Fund & National Association of State PIRGs

As of June 2006, [US] power producers have approximately 150 new coal-fired plants on the drawing board...[that] would increase U.S. carbon dioxide pollution from electricity generation by more than 25 percent above 2004 levels...a 10 percent increase...

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