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How This Approach To Mining Is Dividing The West Virginia Coal Industry

The Huffington Post | Madeline Diamond | Posted 07.12.2016 | Politics


Coal Industry Worried Its Executives Might Somehow Be Responsible For Their Companies' Actions

The Huffington Post | Jason Linkins | Posted 07.06.2016 | Politics

After Massey Energy CEO Don Blankenship knowingly conspired to violate the safety standards at his Upper Big Branch coal mine in West Virginia, a jury...

Coal Baron Promises Huge Layoffs, Then Tells Workers To Vote Trump

The Huffington Post | Alexander C. Kaufman | Posted 07.05.2016 | Business

Robert Murray, owner of the country's largest private coal company, wasted no time pointing the finger when he announced plans earlier this week to la...

Kicking the Coal Habit Moves to the Mainstream in China

Dr. Kristen McDonald | Posted 04.21.2016 | Green
Dr. Kristen McDonald

What is one sure-fire way to reduce devastating pollution in China, decrease carbon emissions and stabilize the economy? Cool down the country's overheated coal industry.

Hint: It's Not Obama That's Killing The Coal Industry

The Huffington Post | Kate Sheppard | Posted 04.13.2016 | Politics

Peabody Energy, the world's largest privately-owned coal company, filed for bankruptcy on Wednesday -- and it wasn't because of President Barack Obama...

Some Green Billionaire Should Buy The Whole U.S. Coal Industry Right Now

The Huffington Post | Ben Walsh | Posted 04.14.2016 | Business

The U.S. coal industry is in terrible shape. Peabody Energy, the world’s largest private coal company, filed for bankruptcy on Wednesday. Fellow co...

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.

Here's What Big Banks Won't Say About Their Anti-Coal Pledges

The Huffington Post | Ben Walsh | Posted 12.04.2015 | Business

One after another, the big banks have rolled out new policies that limit the business they can do with the coal industry. In the last six months alone...

The Incredible Shrinking Mineral: How It Went from King Coal to Coal Kills

Javier Sierra | Posted 08.27.2016 | Green
Javier Sierra

Coal is a dead man walking because of two fundamental reasons: the revelation of the true cost of its deadly pollution and the booming clean energy economy. Both reasons disproportionately impact the Latino community.

The Coal Royalty Loophole That's Costing the U.S. Hundreds of Millions

Carrie La Seur | Posted 08.07.2016 | Green
Carrie La Seur

As Americans retreat to cooler locales for the worst of the summer's heat, the Department of the Interior is on a listening tour about coal royalty reform. Interior manages coal on public lands for the public's best interest, which has been ill-served by the below-market prices attached to federal mineral leases for decades.

Blood on the Mountain: New Film Chronicles Coal's War on Appalachia

Jeff Biggers | Posted 05.26.2016 | Green
Jeff Biggers

Unfolding with the plaintive air of an elegy, Blood on the Mountain captures mining companies' blatant disregard for the health and lives of coal miners -- and the mountains they call home -- as a timely reminder of the legacy of an essentially outlaw industry and its 150-year reign in West Virginia.

Climate, Scott and Mitch McConnell

Christopher Brauchli | Posted 05.26.2015 | Politics
Christopher Brauchli

There are two ways to attack climate change. One comes from Rick Scott of Florida and the other from Mirthful Mitch McConnell of Tennessee. They attack the same problem with different weapons. It all revolves around what some people call "climate change."

This Land Is Our Land

Paul Allen | Posted 01.24.2015 | Green
Paul Allen

Our global climate is warming due to the unprecedented amounts of carbon dioxide we are emitting through the combustion of fossil fuels.

Ben Walsh

How Wall Street Really Is Failing The Planet | Ben Walsh | Posted 09.26.2014 | Business

On Monday, thousands of protesters marched through lower Manhattan to call attention to Wall Street's role in causing global climate change. They were...

Dave Jamieson

Alison Lundergan Grimes: Both McConnell And His Wife Have Failed Coal Miners | Dave Jamieson | Posted 09.24.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The campaign of Democratic Senate candidate Alison Lundergan Grimes has ripped her opponent, Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), for siding wi...

A New Coal Power Station the Coal Industry Won't Boast About

Bob Burton | Posted 11.15.2014 | Green
Bob Burton

When the US$1.35 billion coal-fired Norochcholai Power Station is commissioned by the Chinese President Xi Jinping on his visit to Sri Lanka this week, it is unlikely that the global coal industry will be waxing lyrical.

Dave Jamieson

Black Lung Disease Rates Skyrocket To Highest Levels Since 1970s | Dave Jamieson | Posted 09.16.2014 | Business

The proportion of coal miners who suffer from an advanced form of black lung disease has skyrocketed in central Appalachia in recent years, according ...

The Ironies of Shipping U.S. Coal From B.C.

Jeffrey Rubin | Posted 11.08.2014 | Business
Jeffrey Rubin

If President Obama is committed to reducing carbon emissions from burning coal on the one hand, why is his administration so busy promoting coal exports on the other?

Lynne Peeples

Big Coal's Plans For The Pacific Northwest Take A Major Hit | Lynne Peeples | Posted 08.19.2014 | Green

Doctors, tribal leaders, business owners and concerned parents are among those cheering a potentially major blow to Big Coal. On Monday, an Oregon ...

Big Coal Fights Regulations Despite Worker Pleas | Posted 08.03.2014 | Politics

“We’re dying, literally dying for you to help us,” Stanley Sturgill said....

Big Polluters Cry Wolf Over EPA Plan to Protect Health and Fight Climate Change

Frances Beinecke | Posted 09.24.2014 | Green
Frances Beinecke

Now that our nation is finally holding dirty industries accountable for the worst pollution in America -- pollution that increases the risk of asthma attacks, heart disease, lung cancer and causes climate change -- big emitters are using the same Chicken Little playbook.

Invest In the Future -- Not in Fossil Fuels

Frances Beinecke | Posted 06.29.2014 | Green
Frances Beinecke

Americans are worried about pollution -- oil trains running through their towns, fracking in their neighborhoods, coal dust in their air. They're worried about what the future will look like for their children if carbon pollution continues unchecked.

NRDC Action Fund and LCV Combine Forces to Represent the Public Interest in Politics

Frances Beinecke | Posted 06.16.2014 | Green
Frances Beinecke

The vision of a cleaner, more sustainable future is a powerful force. Fossil fuel companies spent heavily in the 2012 elections. Despite that massive investment, Americans swept clean energy and environmental champions into office around the nation.

Fossil Fuel Fiefdoms

Edward Flattau | Posted 03.31.2014 | Green
Edward Flattau

How do Louisiana and West Virginia break out of their well-entrenched culture of dependency on the fossil fuel industry?

Alison Lundergan Grimes Hits Mitch McConnell On Kentucky Jobs In New Ad

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

Kentucky Secretary of State and U.S. Senate candidate Alison Lundergan Grimes (D) released a new web ad Thursday featuring the story of an Eastern Ken...