His message was simple and to the point: Love them or leave them, just don't destroy them.
Have you ever heard of this landmark event in American history, the Battle of Blair Mountain, the largest armed rebellion in America since the Civil War? And if not, then why not?
Seriously, anyone who thinks that America's oldest and most biologically diverse mountains ought not be obliterated to pad the pockets of coal company executives and shareholders needs to say so. Loudly.
Half of India's population -- one-tenth of the planet's people -- lost power completely this week, with a blackout covering most of north India's highly populated states. What was the reason for the blackout?
Big Coal's resistance to common sense public safeguards and its 'gaming' of the dust sample system have condemned tens of thousands of people to agonizing, slow deaths.
In a shocking blow to besieged Appalachian coalfield residents today, U.S. District Judge Reggie B. Walton ruled in favor of a coal industry law suit, striking down the EPA's modest guidance rules on mountaintop removal mining.
Ramping up renewed efforts to end mountaintop removal mining in central Appalachia, scores of protesters staged a daring action at the controversial Hobet strip mine today in Lincoln County, West Virginia.
The coal industry essentially has its employees between a rock and a hard place. They say they are operating on behalf of the employees' interests, that they want to protect their jobs. In reality, they want to protect their bottom line.
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Recognizing the mounting humanitarian crisis from mountaintop removal mining in the Appalachian coalfields, Rep. Dennis Kucinich and Rep. Louise Slaughter joined others from across the nation today and introduced The Appalachian Communities Health Emergency Act.
Maria Gunnoe was going to show a picture to the House Committee on Natural Resources, a photo of a five-year-old child bathing in brown, poisonous water. After the hearing, the capitol police took her aside for questioning about "child pornography."
Although the word "iconic" tends to be overused these days, the term certainly applied to Mother Jones. For roughly 60 years she was the working man's spiritual leader and benefactor -- part Madonna, part mediator, part rabble-rouser -- a labor icon in every sense of the word.
Annenberg Weingarten's gift, like the very heritage he explores, is a wonderful legacy, and one that the rest of the nation needs to know as they flip on their lights and electricity each day.
The Sierra Club has just launched a new series of videos underscoring how truly ridiculous it is for the coal industry to claim coal is safe and harmless.
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Every day, 12 workers die on the job in America -- often because a corporation has defied regulations or ignored standard safety procedures. Many more die prematurely from work exposure to toxic materials.