coal http://ripr.org en Brown votes against coal industry disvestment http://ripr.org/post/brown-votes-against-coal-industry-disvestment <p>The corporation that runs Brown University has decided against purging its endowment of investments in coal companies, as a student-led group, Brown Divest Coal, had campaigned for.</p><p></p><p>In a statement released by university President Christina Paxson, the corporation decided that Brown will address climate change though teaching and research, rather than through coal divestment.</p> Sun, 27 Oct 2013 20:56:08 +0000 Scott MacKay 23851 at http://ripr.org Brown votes against coal industry disvestment Brayton Power Point Set to Close http://ripr.org/post/brayton-power-point-set-close <p>Environmentalists are hailing a decision to shut down the Brayton Point Power Station in Somerset, Massachusetts.&nbsp; Owners of the coal-fired plant filed papers Monday indicating the plant will no longer provide power to the grid by 2017.</p><p></p><p></p><p>Federal regulators have called it the heaviest polluter in Massachusetts. Environmentalists have decried the carcinogens that pour from its smokestacks. Now, the Brayton Point Power Station on the Massachusetts/Rhode Island border is closing, according to papers filed by its owner, Energy Capital Partners.</p> Wed, 09 Oct 2013 13:17:57 +0000 Flo Jonic 22933 at http://ripr.org Brayton Power Point Set to Close