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Coal Country

It Ain't All Duck Dynasty Out Here

Anthony Flaccavento | Posted 04.28.2014 | Politics
Anthony Flaccavento

What the small businesses of Arizona, the farmers of Missouri and the coal miners of southwest Virginia are not, is stupid. The zealots in the Arizona legislature may have finally awakened this bunch, which might well be more than they'd bargained for.

White House Has Coal Industry On The Defensive

AP | MATTHEW BROWN | Posted 08.31.2013 | Politics

COLSTRIP, Mont. — After several years of taking a beating from the poor economy, new pollution rules and a flood of cheap natural gas, the coal ...

Eliot Nelson

The Most Democratic County In America

HuffingtonPost.com | Eliot Nelson | Posted 09.26.2013 | Politics

SANDY HOOK, Ky. -- In 1988, the band Alabama scored a No. 1 country hit with "Song of the South," Bob McDill's tribute to life in rural Dixie. Twangy ...

Coal Country Fights For Its Way Of Life

Reuters | Posted 04.07.2013 | Green

By Daniel Trotta BEALLSVILLE, Ohio, Feb 5 (Reuters) - Leon Lieser has been a coal miner 49 years, his bent fingers testament to his fi...

The Must-See New Film Coal Country

Bruce Nilles | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Bruce Nilles

This week's post was co-written by Mary Anne Hitt, deputy director of the Sierra Club Beyond Coal Campaign"My hope is this superb documentary will sho...

Heads Up! Massey Energy Now Blasting Coal River Mountain

Jerry Cope | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jerry Cope

The forecast in Coal River, W.V. now calls for heavy boulders and flying debris. Climate scientist James Hansen has declared it "ground zero in the fight against climate change".