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Reclaiming Earth Day: Guerilla Reclamation Actions in the Coalfields

Jeff Biggers | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jeff Biggers

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.

Dark Secret of World Water Day: Coal-Fired Plants Drink 1.5 Trillion Gallons, Then We Drink Backwash

Jeff Biggers | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jeff Biggers

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. In many respe...

Facing Coal Hard Facts at Interior Department

Rob Perks | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Rob Perks

The Interior Department could -- and should -- have published proposed changes right away and proceeded straight to public input.

Boulder from Mountaintop Coal Mine Smashes Into Kentucky Home

Dave Cooper | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Dave Cooper

What happens when coal companies flatten the mountains directly above Appalachian communities?

VIDEO UPDATE: Coalfield Uprising Grows: Will Feds Take Down WVA's Embarrassing DEP?

Jeff Biggers | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jeff Biggers

The failed West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection is emerging as an embarrassingly pro-coal anti-mountain public relations nightmare.

Let Them Eat Coal Ash: OSM Nominee Pizarchik Must Be Stopped Now

Jeff Biggers | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jeff Biggers

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.

Coal Companies Destroying, Not Restoring Mountains

Rob Perks | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Rob Perks

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.