Ten years ago on Earth Day, the scene was entirely different here. I stood with my mother and Uncle Richard at the rim of a lunar expanse of ruts and rocks and broken earth. We had to protect our eyes.
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Here's a sobering fact on World Water Day: Coal-fired power plants use approximately 1.5 trillion gallons of water a year in the US.
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The Interior Department could -- and should -- have published proposed changes right away and proceeded straight to public input.
What happens when coal companies flatten the mountains directly above Appalachian communities?
The failed West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection is emerging as an embarrassingly pro-coal anti-mountain public relations nightmare.
The Obama's administration's OSM nomination of Pizarchik, the seemingly good-natured and well-meaning Pennsylvania Director of the Bureau of Mining and Reclamation, is a colossal error.
Lax enforcement by state and federal environmental officials means that the mountaintop removal reclamation rarely results in reshaping the mountain to its approximate original state.
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