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NEWS: Arrests, Actions: Blowing Off Thumbs of Soldiers, Blowing Off Mountaintops, Does JP Morgan Chase Fund Crime?

Jeff Biggers | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jeff Biggers

Racketeering: The federal Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO) (18 USC §§ 1961-1968) prohibits (1) acquiring, establishing, or ...

Black Water Rafting: When Will the EPA Enforce Coal Ash Laws in Alabama?

Jeff Biggers | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jeff Biggers

What is the EPA's excuse now? Waiting for more torrential rain to host Olympic Black Water rafting competitions?

Does the President's "Clean Coal" Glibness Turn American Citizens Into Acceptable Collateral Damage?

Jeff Biggers | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Jeff Biggers

Does Obama's glibness, for whatever reasons of practicality or politics, turn American citizens into acceptable collateral damage in a confounding defense of our nation's dirty energy policy?

An Open Letter to President Obama: No More "Clean" Coal

Gillian Caldwell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Gillian Caldwell

Thursday, February 11, 2010 President Barack Obama The White House 1600 Pennsylvania Ave., NW Washington, DC 20500 Dear President Obama, Thank you ...

The Big Shake: Is Chicago Earthquake a Wake Up Call for Clean Coal?

Jeff Biggers | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Jeff Biggers

Some experts openly question whether injecting carbon dioxide back into underground storage areas might actually trigger earthquakes.

PolluterHarmony.com - Let Us Do The Dirty Work

Kert Davies | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Kert Davies

With the Federal government shut down by back to back record breaking blizzards, members of Congress are huddled at home, wandering the internet, perh...

Amazing Video: Coal Miners Join Historic Rallies to End Mountaintop Removal

Jeff Biggers | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jeff Biggers

Coal miners are uniting with citizens and environmental groups with an unequivocal message to the world: End mountaintop removal now, and launch a just transition for clean energy jobs in the coalfields.

An Old Prayer for Clean Coal: Strip-Mining Jesus

Jeff Biggers | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jeff Biggers

"And upon this rock I will build my church, and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it." Matthew: 16:13-18. Declaring his intent to chart a p...

Bring Back Van Jones! Blindsiding Clean Energy with Dirty Coal

Jeff Biggers | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jeff Biggers

I miss Van Jones. A lot of us miss President Obama's former green jobs visionary. That includes coal miners, and residents on Coal River Mountain. ...

The Historic Cost of the State of the Union: Mr. President, Welcome to the Saudi Arabia of Coal

Jeff Biggers | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jeff Biggers

While Obama addresses the Congress in his State of the Union tonight, our nation will sit back and burn an estimated 115,000 tons of coal. Close to 250,000 tons of CO2 will be released from coal-fired plants during the hourlong presentation.

BREAKING: Tree-Sitters Shut Down Infamous Mountaintop Removal Operation; TVA Cops Strike Again

Jeff Biggers | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jeff Biggers

Perched on 60-foot-high platforms in tulip poplar and oak trees, three nonviolent tree-sitting protestors associated with Climate Ground Zero and Moun...

Massachusetts, Climate, and Change

Gillian Caldwell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Gillian Caldwell

Before we all start investing in houseboat stocks and declaring the planet permanently doomed, I think it's important to remember a few key facts about where we are and that, as a movement, we still have immense power.

Colbert Report Takes Down Big Coal: Save the Endangered Hillbilly (VIDEO)

Jeff Biggers | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jeff Biggers

Goodbye purple mountain's majesty--here comes Patriot Coal! Last night on the Colbert Report, Stephen Colbert hosted scientist Margaret Palmer in a...

300 Clean Water Act Violations! Illinois Citizens File Notice to Sue Reckless Coal Strip Mine

Jeff Biggers | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Jeff Biggers

How did discharges of illegal levels of pollutants, including manganese, total suspended solids, sulfates, iron, and acidic water wind up in some of the last old growth forest in Illinois?

Dominican Republic Birth Defects Caused By US Coal Company

miamiherald.com | By FRANCES ROBLES | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

A civil lawsuit filed Wednesday in Delaware charges that toxic levels of waste dumped at the Arroyo Barril port has made people nearby sick. After yea...

It's Time For Mountaintop Removal To Stop

xxXGloria RubenXxx | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
xxXGloria RubenXxx

Big coal has busted up the unions, impoverished communities, and lined the pockets of state politicians and judges. It's time for this to stop.

Coal Is Too Dirty Even for Colleges

Bruce Nilles | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Bruce Nilles

Did you know that many of our country's colleges and universities -- places that are supposed to be a source of higher-education and leadership -- get their electricity by burning coal?

Bomb Appalachia (and Face the Music)

Michael Gould-Wartofsky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Michael Gould-Wartofsky

Theirs is a coast-to-coast campaign to save Appalachia's mountains and streams -- and Appalachians' homes, jobs, and culture -- from the devastating coal mining practice known as mountaintop removal.

The True Impact of Coal Mining

Bruce Nilles | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Bruce Nilles

Blasting has begun on Coal River Mountain in West Virginia, site of a long battle between Massey Energy and local residents who want it to be a site for wind turbines instead of coal mining.

EPA to Revoke Permit for Infamous WV Mountaintop Removal Mine

Rob Perks | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Rob Perks

The EPA is taking unprecedented action to bring to an end the saga of the infamous Spruce Mine, jamming a stake in the heart of what would have been the largest mountaintop removal project in the history of West Virginia.

Coal Must Embrace the Future

Sen. Robert Byrd | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Sen. Robert Byrd

The future of coal and indeed of our total energy picture lies in change and innovation. In fact, the future of American industrial power and our economic ability to compete globally depends on our ability to advance energy technology.

Urge the Obama Administration to Save Coal River Mountain

Rob Perks | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Rob Perks

Rising above a picturesque valley in southern West Virginia, Coal River Mountain represents the last, best hope for a community resisting the legacy of dirty energy in this part of Appalachia.

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...

Finally, Good News on Climate! US Carbon Emissions Drop

Patrick McCully | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Patrick McCully

The drop in emissions means that we are already more than halfway to the goal of the cap-and-trade bill passed by the House of Representatives of a 17% cut from 2005 to 2020.

Kentucky Straight: Students Call Out Trustees Big Coal Pander in Growing UKY Wildcat Scandal

Jeff Biggers | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jeff Biggers

The scandalous University of Kentucky Trustees may have voted to approve rebuilding and renaming the beloved Joe B. Hall Wildcat Lodge as the Wildcat Coal Lodge, but the public relations nightmare has just begun.