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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 07.28.2015 | 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.

Court: Mountaintop Removal Mines Polluted Streams

AP | By JONATHAN MATTISE | Posted 08.06.2014 | Green

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A federal judge has ruled that two Alpha Natural Resources mountaintop removal mines in southern West Virginia illegally po...

Big Fine In Coal-Tainted Water Settlement

AP | DINA CAPPIELLO | Posted 03.05.2014 | Green

WASHINGTON (AP) — One of the nation's largest coal producers will pay a $27.5 million fine and is set to spend $200 million to reduce illegal toxic ...

Coal Company Closing 8 Mines, Laying Off 10 Percent Of Work Force

AP | VICKI SMITH | Posted 11.18.2012 | Green

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — Coal producer Alpha Natural Resources said Tuesday it was cutting production by 16 million tons and eliminating 1,200 jobs ...

Selenium Pollution Lawsuit Back In West Virginia Court

AP | Posted 09.16.2012 | Green

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — Three environmental groups sued Alpha Natural Resources Inc. over selenium pollution again Monday, this time focused on nin...

Still 'Room To Improve' After Mine Explosion Killed 29 Workers

AP | By VICKI SMITH | Posted 06.18.2012 | Green

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. -- Alpha Natural Resources has significantly cut its accident and injury rates in the six months since a landmark $210 million settl...

Coal Processing Plant Mechanic Falls To Death

AP | Posted 07.18.2012 | Green

UNEEDA, W.Va. (AP) — A veteran mechanic is dead after a three-story fall at an Alpha Natural Resources Inc. coal processing plant in southern West V...

Independent Safety Panel Created As Part Of Mine Disaster Settlement

AP | JOHN RABY | Posted 07.14.2012 | Green

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Three experts on mine and workplace safety and health were named Monday to research ways to make U.S. coal mines safer as p...

WV Coal Mines Sued For Allegedly Violating Clean Water Laws

AP | PAM RAMSEY | Posted 07.10.2012 | Green

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Two Alpha Natural Resources Inc. subsidiaries are being sued by environmental groups who claim selenium discharges at a sur...

Mine Disaster Survivors 'Can't Move Forward'

AP | VICKI SMITH | Posted 06.10.2012 | Green

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — Nine men who survived West Virginia's Upper Big Branch mine disaster want to abandon mediation of their personal injury cla...

Coal Mine Sealed After Deadly Blast

AP | VICKI SMITH | Posted 06.05.2012 | Green

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — The West Virginia coal mine where an explosion killed 29 men two years ago Thursday will be permanently sealed with concret...

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...

Huge Initiative Targets Some Of Nation's Lowest-Performing Schools

AP | By LAWRENCE MESSINA | Posted 01.17.2012 | Education

CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- A coalition that includes a Fortune 500 company, labor unions and nonprofit foundations outlined plans Thursday to spend the next...

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.

Coal Mine Owner Reportedly Agrees To Settlement In Deadliest U.S. Blast In Decades

AP | Posted 02.05.2012 | Business

CHARLESTON, W.Va. - The owner of a West Virginia coal mine where an explosion killed 29 men will pay nearly $210 million in a historic settlement aris...

Paige Lavender

Upper Big Branch Mine Memorial Gets Big Donation From Coal Group | 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 | 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 ...

Massey Energy To Be Sold To Alpha Natural Resources

AP | ANDREW VANACORE and TIM HUBER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

NEW YORK — Massey Energy Co., struggling with losses after an explosion that killed 29 workers at a West Virginia coal mine last spring, agreed Satu...