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"Coal Doesn't Kill. Coal Operators Kill."

Carl Pope | Posted 01.20.2013 | Green
Carl Pope

Problems afflicting the coal industry are the direct result of the historic attitudes of its operators -- not actually the resource itself, or the men, women and communities who produce and rely upon it.

Candidate Will Keep Running Until He Wins Or Dies Trying

Pat LaMarche | Posted 12.22.2012 | Green
Pat LaMarche

West Virginia's landscape has been changed forever by the loss of hundreds of mountains and the contamination of ground water caused by thousands of EPA violations.

King Coal: Hoist on His Own Petard

Carl Pope | Posted 06.10.2012 | Green
Carl Pope

The few that opened almost broke the financial backs of the utilities that built them -- forcing 25 to 50 percent rate increases on customers. And when the new plants didn't materialize, and wind and natural gas got cheap, the utilities who, after all, are businessmen, not coal miners, simply dumped the dirty black rock.

Heartland Coal Crisis: Illinois Bankrolls Big Coal School Program? Interview With Eco-Justice Leader Lan Richart

Jeff Biggers | Posted 08.22.2011 | Green
Jeff Biggers

Illinois has been pushing a misleading and downright shameless Big Coal-approved curriculum and educational activities on children and their teachers around the state.

U.S. Coal Companies Already Profiting On Rising Nuclear Fears | MATT WHITTAKER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

NEW YORK -- U.S. coal companies are poised to benefit from a move away from nuclear energy because of concerns raised by the severe crisis at reactors...

Kivalina Appeals: Eroding Alaska Village Appeals Lawsuit's Dismissal, Blames Corporations For Climate Change

AP | RACHEL D'ORO | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

ANCHORAGE, Alaska — One of Alaska's most eroded villages wants to revive a lawsuit that claims greenhouse gasses from oil, power and coal companies ...