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Everything you need to know about Perry’s coal bailout plan

By propping up uneconomic coal and nuclear plants in the name of grid reliability, Perry could disrupt our energy markets and more.

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Drilling knocks on the door of Bears Ears

A proposed lease sale nibbles away at the canyonlands and archaeologically rich sites surrounding Utah’s Bears Ears National Monument.

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Senate vote poses grave threat to Alaska’s Arctic Refuge

Tim Woody

The U.S. Senate today failed to remove a provision for its budget resolution that is designed to open the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to oil and gas drilling after decades of bipartisan support

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How did your senators vote on Arctic Refuge drilling?

The move poses a grave threat to the Arctic Refuge after more than 40 years of bipartisan support for protections. 

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Batteries and recycling in Guilford County

You might wonder… “Batteries are made of metal… does that make them recyclable in my bin at home? Why am I supposed to take them to the Household Hazardous Waste drop off site? What happens if batteries are put in the bins at home?”

All batteries–rechargeable and non-rechargeable–should be taken to the Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) Collection Center for disposal. Alkaline batteries (non-rechargeable) have no recycling value. Since they have hazardous chemicals inside, it is EXTREMELY important that they are taken to the HHW drop off location to be disposed of in a special landfill.…

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