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9 December 2016

USA: Corporate Equality Index scores record number of companies full marks for having inclusive policies for LGBT workers

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13 March 2015

US and Chinese companies dominate list of most-polluting coal plants

Author: Damian Carrington, Guardian (UK)

The 100 global power companies most at risk from growing pressure to shut highly polluting coal plants have been revealed in a new report from Oxford University....

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9 December 2013

Best Places to Work 2014 [USA]

Author: Human Rights Campaign

This year, an historic 304 major businesses…scored 100 percent on HRC’s Corporate Equality Index and the coveted distinction of “Best Places to Work for LGBT Equality.” These companies adopted a full framework of LGBT inclusion in the workplace,...

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26 June 2013

Case profile: Kivalina lawsuit (re global warming)

Author: Business & Human Rights Resource Centre

[Business & Human Rights Resource Centre case profile for lawsuit against AES, American Electric Power,BP, Chevron, ConocoPhillips, DTE Energy, Duke Energy, Dynegy, Edison Intl., ExxonMobil, MidAmerican Energy, Mirant, NRG Energy, Peabody Energy,...

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8 May 2013

Alaskan village takes global warming case to U.S. SC [Supreme Court]

Author: Jessica M. Karmasek, Legal Newsline

An Alaskan village claiming that global warming is eroding its shoreline has taken its fight to the U.S. Supreme Court. The village of Kivalina…made the move after a federal appeals court denied its petition for a rehearing in November…The residents...

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9 October 2012

Alaskan village wants rehearing of Ninth Circuit's global warming decision

Author: John O'Brien, Legal Newsline [USA]

An Alaskan village that claims global warming is eroding its shoreline is asking for a rehearing of their case against several power companies it says are to blame. The village of Kivalina has filed a motion for a rehearing of a September decision by...

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24 September 2012

Alaskan village loses appeal in global warming case against oil giants [USA]

Author: Leigh Jones, National Law Journal [USA]

Residents of an Alaskan village threatened by an eroding coastline have lost an appeal in a closely watched case against some of the biggest oil producers in the world. The U.S. Court of Appeals...found that the village of Kivalina could not recover...

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1 December 2011

[PDF] Corporate Equality Index 2012; Rating American Workplaces on Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Equality

Author: Human Rights Campaign Foundation

...[T]he Corporate Equality Index [CEI] represents [how] corporate America...prioritize[s] the protection, recruitment and retention of LGBT [Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender] employees...[S]uccessful U.S. businesses have proven...that LGBT...

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20 July 2011

Ohio, Pennsylvania and Florida Lead List of "Toxic 20" States with Most Toxic Air Pollution from Power Plants [USA]

Author: Natural Resources Defense Council [USA]

Residents of Ohio, Pennsylvania and Florida live in states with the most toxic air pollution from coal- and oil-fired power plants, according to an analysis by the Natural Resources Defense Council. The study used publicly-available data in the...

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21 October 2010

Study: Chi [Chicago] Coal Plants Costing a Bundle in Healthcare [USA]

Author: Glen Gardner, Public News Service [USA]

A study released this week takes aim at two coal-fired electricity generation plants in Chicago as the source of dirty air that is resulting in millions being spent on health care and related damage. The Environmental Law and Policy Center says the...

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