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Mountaintop Removal

Dear Mr. President: Declare August 3rd as Armistice Day in the Appalachian Coalfields

Jeff Biggers | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jeff Biggers

Mountaintop removal is an immoral crime against nature and our citizenry, and it must be abolished, not regulated.

Sierra Club Video Skewers Worst Coal Songs Ever Recorded in History

Jeff Biggers | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jeff Biggers

Don't ever accuse the Sierra Club of being bad sports. After the West Virginia Coal Association released a series of the worst cellphone ringtone co...

Green News Report - April 28, 2009 (Audio)

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

IN TODAY'S AUDIO REPORT: Swine flu protection, nuthin' but pork, said the Republicans; California's new fuel regulations threaten corn ethanol; Does ...

Obama's First 100 Days of Coal: A Few Honest Words, Please

Jeff Biggers | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jeff Biggers

Let's hope the next 100 days bring us a real green jobs package for the coalfields.

Earth Day Atonement: 10 Environmental Disasters to Remember

Jeff Biggers | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jeff Biggers

Ten tragic lessons in our nation's environmental history that should never be forgotten. And one climate destabilization tragedy in the making that needs our urgent help.

Even So, The Best Day of the Year

Carl Pope | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Carl Pope

Losing an old laptop is somehow not so important when you hear what the real environmental heroes in this world are up against.

WV House Committee Gag Order: No Stinkin' Green Jobs or Responsible Mining Debate!

Jeff Biggers | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jeff Biggers

West Virginia House of Delegates Speaker Rick Thompson and a handful of House Rules Committee members have just blocked a resolution for the development of a nationally acclaimed industrial wind farm.

Letter to Senator Robert Byrd: Save My Home

Dave Cooper | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Dave Cooper

If our grandchildren are going to have any future in West Virginia, we must find a way to bring new jobs and life to our mountain communities.

Mountaintop Mining Procedures Halted In West Virginia By Court

The Charleston Gazette | More Comments » | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

U.S. District Judge Joseph R. Goodwin issued an injunction that blocked the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers from authorizing new valley fills through its...

Big Coal Defeat! Rednecks and Greens Announce Victory at Blair Mountain

Jeff Biggers | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jeff Biggers

After 500 mountains in Appalachia have been blown to bits by mountaintop removal, one peak was most likely saved: Blair Mountain in West Virginia.

Lamar Alexander Walks the Walk for the Mountains and Communities of Appalachia

Sandra Diaz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Sandra Diaz

There has been an exciting and unprecedented flurry of activity this week to stop mountaintop removal coal mining, with the White House, the EPA, and ...

EPA Mountaintop Mining Backtrack: Permits NOT Frozen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Now I'm disappointed and more than a little confused by EPA's "clarifying" statement issued this evening. Based on this, it appears that EPA is takin...

Bipartisan Campaign: "Only God Should Move Mountains"

Dave Burdick | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

There are plenty of groups that oppose mountaintop removal coal mining, but not so many that reach across the aisles and into the chapels. But that's ...

No More Mountaintop Removal

Rob Perks | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Rob Perks

This week, more than 150 activists from around the country walked the halls of Congress, urging their elected leaders to end mountaintop removal coal mining.

ATTN Matthew Wald at the NY Times: Does This Look Like "Environment-Friendly" Coal to You?!

Jesse Jenkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jesse Jenkins

If we want to truly clean up coal, it's time to start with these three policies, each taking a major step to clean up one stage of the dirty-as-can-be coal life-cycle.

Oprah: Mountaintop Removal's Worst Nightmare

ecorazzi, DailyKos | Dave Burdick | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Issues like mountaintop removal coal mining -- a type of mining that is both environmentally and visually horrific -- were made for television. But we...

Dirty Coal Has Left the Building: Live Blog from DC

Jeff Biggers | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jeff Biggers

Author Bill McKibben held down the corner of the park with plenty of media cameras. He declared simply: "Coal is killing the planet. Green energy is going to drive us out of this recession."

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.

Diane Sawyer: Talk to Ashley Judd, Don't Overlook the 800-LB Gorilla on 20/20

Jeff Biggers | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Jeff Biggers

Sawyer's special report failed to notice the 800-pound gorilla in the room: Mountaintop removal strip mining that has devastated eastern Kentucky's communities and economy.

Top 5 Myths About Coal

Tara Lohan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Tara Lohan

The backbone of the "clean coal" rhetoric is based on several layers of lies and misinformation. The first is the idea that there is a technology that we have now to make coal clean.

Coal CEO: "I've been around West Virginia long enough to know that politicians don't stay bought"

Dave Cooper | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Dave Cooper

When it comes to cartoonish coal company eco-villians, no one fits the bill better than Massey Energy CEO Don Blankenship.

VIDEO: Mountaintop Removal

Assignment Earth | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

New federal mining rules, a parting gift to the coal industry from the Bush administration, will allow mining companies to blast even more mountain pe...

A View to a Spill: Coal Ash Slideshow

Rob Perks | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Rob Perks

It's one thing for a group of scientists to suggest turning lemons into lemonade in the case of the TVA spill, but the folks living this nightmare don't seem to like the sour taste. Who can blame them?

Dear Obama and Gov. Manchin: Act on Coal River Crisis

Jeff Biggers | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jeff Biggers

The mechanization of above-ground mountaintop removal has prevented a diverse economy and led to a decrease in coal mining jobs in some of the highest poverty stricken strip-mining areas.

Describing the Devastation of Mountaintop Mining

Peter Lehner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Peter Lehner

We also need to cap carbon and make coal pay its true price so that clean energy can compete with it. NRDC will be working on all of that.