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Upcoming Decision Could Wipe Out U.S. Commitment on Climate Change

Kevin Grandia | Posted 05.31.2015 | Green
Kevin Grandia

While President Obama is saying and doing many good things on climate, his administration is at the same time allowing very large amounts of coal to be mined and shipped overseas to countries like China and India where it will be burned.

One Of America's Dirtiest Coal Plants Had Some Dire Predictions. It Was Wrong.

AP | DINA CAPPIELLO and KEVIN BEGOS | Posted 05.28.2014 | Green

HOMER CITY, Pa. (AP) — Three years ago, the operators of one of the nation's dirtiest coal-fired power plants warned of "immediate and devastating" ...

House Moves To Block Obama's Coal Rule

AP | MATTHEW DALY | Posted 03.25.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republicans on Tuesday approved a bill that would prevent the Obama administration from imposing a stream-protection rule fo...

To Clean Up Coal, Obama Pushes More Oil Production

AP | DINA CAPPIELLO | Posted 02.21.2014 | Politics

DE KALB, Miss. (AP) — America's newest, most expensive coal-fired power plant is hailed as one of the cleanest on the planet, thanks to government-b...

Wait, Is This The Future Of Clean Energy?

AP | By DINA CAPPIELLO | Posted 02.21.2014 | Green

DE KALB, Miss. (AP) — America's newest, most expensive coal-fired power plant is hailed as one of the cleanest on the planet, thanks to government-b...

Obama Officials Address 'Heavily Discussed' Energy Issue

AP | DINA CAPPIELLO | Posted 09.18.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama's top energy and environmental officials said Wednesday there is a future for coal, despite a pending regulation ...

Lynne Peeples

Obama's Coal Contradiction | Lynne Peeples | Posted 07.26.2013 | Green

Environmental experts who remain unimpressed with President Barack Obama's war-on-carbon rhetoric point to one key reason for concern that's off most ...

White House Has Coal Industry On The Defensive

AP | MATTHEW BROWN | Posted 08.31.2013 | Politics

COLSTRIP, Mont. — After several years of taking a beating from the poor economy, new pollution rules and a flood of cheap natural gas, the coal ...

Coal Country Fights For Its Way Of Life

Reuters | Posted 04.07.2013 | Green

By Daniel Trotta BEALLSVILLE, Ohio, Feb 5 (Reuters) - Leon Lieser has been a coal miner 49 years, his bent fingers testament to his fi...

King Coal Hasn't Abdicated Throne In Kentucky

AP | ROGER ALFORD | Posted 01.12.2013 | Green

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky's beleaguered coal industry, suffering under economic conditions that have cost the jobs of some 2,000 miners over th...

Dave Jamieson

Romney Making 'Desperate' Play On Coal, Auto Industries: Union Chief | Dave Jamieson | Posted 10.29.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka assailed Mitt Romney on Monday for his campaign's recent criticism of President Barack Obama on coal an...

'Really, Really Good Propaganda'

AP | VICKI SMITH | Posted 12.20.2012 | Green

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — Drive through the coalfields of Central Appalachia, and signs of the siege are everywhere. Highway billboard...

Campaigns Speciously Court Coal Country

Tom Zeller Jr. | Posted 01.08.2013 | Green
Tom Zeller Jr.

It should come as no surprise that both President Barack Obama and the Republican presidential nominee, Mitt Romney, are eagerly positioning themselves as "friends of coal." But the truth is, neither man has a legitimate claim to the title.

LISTEN: Obama Knocks Romney For Opposing Coal

The Huffington Post | James Gerken | Posted 08.08.2012 | Green

A new campaign ad from President Obama targets Mitt Romney's stance on coal -- but not for supporting the industry. The radio spot, airing in Ohio, to...

10 Reasons Clean Coal Is Offensive

Kevin Grandia | Posted 09.16.2012 | Green
Kevin Grandia

"Clean coal" is nothing more than a made up marketing phrase .It is PR spin not based in reality and President Obama and his campaign team are playing a part in trying to dupe the public again

For Democrats, A Green Energy Double Standard

Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

By Kristen Lombardi The Center For Public Integrity Democrats have turned to Duke Energy Corporation for a $10 million line of credit for their 2012 ...

New Obama Coal Regulations Would Overturn Weaker Bush-Era Plans

AP | MATTHEW DALY | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

WASHINGTON — The Obama administration is proposing a new rule to tighten restrictions on pollution from coal-burning power plants in the eastern...

Obama Pushing Clean Coal, Green Jobs

AP | PHILIP ELLIOTT and MATTHEW DALY | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

WASHINGTON — Looking for a political and policy victory, President Barack Obama on Wednesday pushed energy proposals designed to attract allies ...

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.

Day of Action Against Coal

Michael Brune | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Michael Brune

The citizens of Coal River Mountain, West Virginia are already working on building their own future with clean power.

McCain's Desperate Coal Attack Debunked

The Jed Report | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

On Sunday, John McCain launched the final attack of his campaign, a fraudulent assault on Barack Obama that serves as a fitting reminder of the fundam...

Obama Pro-Coal Ad Panders To Kentucky Voters

Pol Watchers | Ryan Alessi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama launched a new TV ad this weekend featuring an Illinois miner praising the the him for work on coal iss...

Obama Flier Panders To Kentucky Voters Over Coal

Gristmill | Kate Sheppard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Hillary Clinton has been pilloried for pandering to working class voters with her gas-tax holiday proposal. But she's not the only one telling working...