Thanks to a growing grassroots movement, a broad alliance of Kentucky activists sent a message across the nation today: A just transition to a clean-energy future, even in the heartland of coal country Kentucky, is possible.
For a Republican-led Congress about to take over Washington, DC, I hope the fate of the coal miners and their families and communities -- and our nation's dependence on dirty and deadly coal -- is not overlooked.
After years of fearless and inspiring work to halt mountaintop removal strip mining, West Virginia activist Bo Webb was awarded one of the 10 prestigious Purpose Prizes today by the Civil Ventures think tank.
People in the climate movement -- or anyone who believes in what we're doing to avert a climate crisis and bring about an energy revolution -- can push back on Big Oil and Dirty Coal by exercising their right to vote.
Peabody Energy announced its quarterly profits have doubled due to international operations. Despite concerns over water supplies, desertification, and workplace safety, they announced an intention to open mines in Mongolia.
Big Coal utility giant Ameren just got confirmation that a pay-off check for nearly $1 billion is in the mail, courtesy of US taxpayers. Too bad the farmers contaminated by coal slurry in nearby Illinois never received such compensation.
Now it's Big Coal's turn to pick up the tab for the Tea Party. Under the guise of "celebrating the American coal miner," an infamous Big Coal front lobby group has bankrolled the buses, hotels and meals to bring Appalachian coal mining supporters to DC.