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Coal Companies' Secret Funding of Climate Science Denial Exposed

Elliott Negin | Posted 04.13.2016 | Green
Elliott Negin

Recent bankruptcy filings reveal that coal companies are still funding climate science denier groups.

Paul Chesser, Fossil Fuel Pundit, Attacks Tech Industry's Cleantech Investments

Gabe Elsner | Posted 11.12.2015 | Green
Gabe Elsner

These investments are not a good deal for fossil fuel interests -- the same fossil fuel interests that have funded groups like Heartland Institute and John Locke and then pay Paul Chesser to make baseless attacks on renewable energy.

Climate Denier Response to WSJ Story Revealing Coal Payments: (1) Dog Ate Homework, (2) I'm A Lawyer

David Halperin | Posted 10.16.2015 | Green
David Halperin

Fang's piece disclosed a June 2015 email signed by Alpha's CEO, Kevin Crutchfield, along with the CEOs of other coal companies, suggesting, at least, that the companies were all paying Horner, and for work aimed at engaging with the public.

Markets Are About to Deal With Climate -- Get Ready for Ugly

Carl Pope | Posted 07.27.2016 | Green
Carl Pope

Advocates of "market-based" climate solutions paint pastel pictures reflecting smoothly adjusting macro-economic models. But commodity markets for oil and gas don't work that way. Schumpeter's destructive engine of capitalism is about to show its ugly side.

Small Quaker Group Takes Aim at Big Bank and Wins

Eileen Flanagan | Posted 05.03.2015 | Green
Eileen Flanagan

As we fight to protect our communities and the climate, we all need to remember that, when we use unconventional tactics, ordinary people can win against giants.

The Worst Performing Stocks Of The Year

The Huffington Post | Alexander Eichler | Posted 12.30.2011 | Business

What can we learn by looking at the year's 10 worst performers among the S&P 500? That it's not an opportune moment for alternative energy. Some finan...

Ordinary Citizens Fight Big Coal in The Last Mountain

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 02.11.2012 | Green
Marcia G. Yerman

Featuring citizen activists fighting for clean air and water against entrenched interests and corporate dollars, the documentary combines backstory, statistics, and human interest to explain more fully the narrative of where our electricity comes from.

Paige Lavender

Upper Big Branch Mine Memorial Gets Big Donation From Coal Group

HuffingtonPost.com | Paige Lavender | Posted 08.20.2011 | Green

WASHINGTON -- Alpha Natural Resources, the energy company that purchased problem-ridden Massey Energy Company after the 2010 Upper Big Branch (UBB) mi...

Paige Lavender

Blair Mountain: Protesters March to Save Historic Battlefield

HuffingtonPost.com | Paige Lavender | Posted 08.10.2011 | Green

A week long protest calling for the preservation of West Virginia's Blair Mountain has rehashed conflicts within a coal mining community torn between ...