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Coal Sludge

Dear Vinod Khosla and Tom Friedman: No Amount of Sequestration Will Make Coal "Clean"

David Roberts | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
David Roberts

Even if a coal-fired power plant sequestered 100 percent of its carbon pollution, it would not be "clean."

Killing Our Water: The Hidden Cost of Dirty Energy

John DeCock | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
John DeCock

Perhaps the biggest challenge in changing human behavior to address the reality of climate change is connecting impacts to every day life. But there ...

Verizon Wireless Dumped Glenn Beck: Will It Dump Bizarre Big Coal Sponsorship?

Jeff Biggers | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jeff Biggers

Glenn Beck's controversial track record pales in comparison to Massey Energy's mining operations in Appalachia, which have literally displaced American citizens from their native homes.

West Virginia Supreme Court Chooses Coal Over Children

Josh Nelson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Josh Nelson

West Virginia loves coal. That became painfully obvious last week when the state's Democratic governor signed a resolution making the dirtiest rock on the planet the official state rock.

Rep. Hechler to President Obama: Time for a Harry S. Truman Moment in the Coalfields

Jeff Biggers | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jeff Biggers

Standing at the Massey Energy mountaintop removal operation last month, the 94-year-old Hechler showed no sign of retreating on this egregious violation of human rights and the environment.

Letter From a Mountaineer to President Obama

Dave Cooper | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Dave Cooper

During your presidential campaign, you declared: "We have to find more environmentally sound ways of mining coal than simply blowing the tops off mountains." That time is now. Or never.

Coal Industry Pressured Browner Into Ignoring Coal Ash 8 Years Ago

American News Project | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

In March of 2000, during the last days of the Clinton administration, the EPA decided coal ash was a hazardous waste. Then, two months later, it flipp...

Tom Kilgore, TVA CEO, Talked To Angry Victims Yesterday, Senate Today

Huffington Post | Dave Burdick | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Tom Kilgore, CEO of the Tennessee Valley Authority, testified today before the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee at 10 a.m. EST today. V...

Tennesseeans Bring Jar Of Sludge To Sen. Boxer Ahead Of Hearing

Huffington Post | Dave Burdick | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

The Knoxville News-Sentinel reports that Tennessee residents met with Sen. Barbara Boxer and others in Washington yesterday to talk about the effects ...

Tennessee Governor Bredesen To Tour Coal Sludge Site

wate.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

According to his statement, the governor says he "fully expects TVA to fulfill its pledge to take all appropriate actions to assist those affected and...