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Big Coal Funded This Prominent Climate Change Denier, Docs Reveal

The Huffington Post | Shane Ferro | Posted 06.16.2016 | Business

One of the world’s largest coal companies, Peabody Energy, paid a prominent scientist and dozens of others to promote climate change denial, new doc...

The Hidden Green in Earth Day

Charlie Saginaw | Posted 04.22.2016 | Green
Charlie Saginaw

To me, 'Earth Day in Texas' evokes the mental image of cowboys tending to oil derricks and treehuggers advocating to protect polar ice caps from melting.

How Carbon Markets Can Take The Sting Out Of Peabody Debacle

Steve Zwick | Posted 04.15.2016 | Green
Steve Zwick

This story first appeared on Ecosystem Marketplace Five months after it agreed to stop lying to investors about the impact that "climate change and p...

3 Reasons Why Coal Companies Declaring Bankruptcy Is Bad

James Goldwin | Posted 04.15.2016 | Green
James Goldwin

If the world stands a chance at making a lasting pivot towards renewable energy sources, the time to make a full court press is now. To think that coal is done for good is naïve.

'Green News Report' - April 14, 2016

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 04.14.2016 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: World's largest coal company declares bankruptcy; Utility CEO foresees an...

Hint: It's Not Obama That's Killing The Coal Industry

The Huffington Post | Kate Sheppard | Posted 04.13.2016 | Politics

Peabody Energy, the world's largest privately-owned coal company, filed for bankruptcy on Wednesday -- and it wasn't because of President Barack Obama...

Some Green Billionaire Should Buy The Whole U.S. Coal Industry Right Now

The Huffington Post | Ben Walsh | Posted 04.14.2016 | Business

The U.S. coal industry is in terrible shape. Peabody Energy, the world’s largest private coal company, filed for bankruptcy on Wednesday. Fellow co...

Coal Companies' Secret Funding of Climate Science Denial Exposed

Elliott Negin | Posted 04.13.2016 | Green
Elliott Negin

Recent bankruptcy filings reveal that coal companies are still funding climate science denier groups.

Subsidized to the End: Not Even Corporate Welfare Can Save Big Coal

Ben Jervey | Posted 03.31.2016 | Green
Ben Jervey

This year, two energy companies that have each received billions of dollars in subsidies and financial support from the federal government are going into bankruptcy.

The World's Largest Private Coal Company May File For Bankruptcy

The Huffington Post | Nick Visser | Posted 03.16.2016 | Business

Peabody Energy, the largest private coal company in the world, may soon file for bankruptcy, citing falling global demand and "substantial doubt" abou...

Coal Miner's Union Wins Big Victory For Retired Members

The Huffington Post | Shane Ferro | Posted 01.05.2016 | Business

There's some good news and some bad news this week for coal miners who retired from the ill-fated Patriot Coal company. The world's largest private co...

ExxonMobil, Peabody Coal Lobbying for Bill Preventing Climate Change Accounting in US Trade Deals

Steve Horn | Posted 12.20.2015 | Green
Steve Horn

Cross-Posted from DeSmogBlogThe day before global leaders and diplomats passed a climate change deal in Paris at the United Nations climate summit, th...

For Shame! Legal Maneuverings Putting Coal Miners' Futures at Risk -- Yet Again

Sally Greenberg | Posted 11.10.2015 | Business
Sally Greenberg

Over the last several years, watching developments in the Patriot Coal bankruptcy and resulting fallout for workers has been a roller coaster for those of us who care about the workers who risked their lives for decades working hundreds of feet underground.

EPA Clean Power Plan Attacks Based on Flawed Reports

Gabe Elsner | Posted 08.27.2016 | Green
Gabe Elsner

Critics of President Barack Obama's landmark regulation to reduce carbon dioxide emissions almost always highlight a series of flawed studies to attack the Clean Power Plan. In fact, many are often paid for by utility or fossil fuel interests.

Markets Are About to Deal With Climate -- Get Ready for Ugly

Carl Pope | Posted 07.27.2016 | Green
Carl Pope

Advocates of "market-based" climate solutions paint pastel pictures reflecting smoothly adjusting macro-economic models. But commodity markets for oil and gas don't work that way. Schumpeter's destructive engine of capitalism is about to show its ugly side.

The Secret Network of Fossil Fuel and Utility Backed Groups Working to Stop Clean Energy

Gabe Elsner | Posted 07.28.2016 | Green
Gabe Elsner

While some fossil fuel companies claim they support renewable energy, actions behind the scenes tell a different story. Many are backing front groups to create barriers for the deployment of renewables. These front groups serve as a critical component, adding a supposed "independent" voice to state energy policy debates.

Internal Documents Show Fossil Fuel Industry Has Been Aware of Climate Change for Decades

Elliott Negin | Posted 07.07.2016 | Green
Elliott Negin

Sen. Whitehouse likened their actions to those of the tobacco companies that conspired to manufacture doubt about the link between smoking and disease when they were all too aware of it. In 2006, a federal district court ruled that the tobacco industry's deceptive campaign to maximize its profits by hoodwinking the public amounted to a racketeering enterprise.

Meet the Lawyers Who Pushed the Supreme Court to Block Toxic Power Plant Rules

David Halperin | Posted 06.29.2016 | Green
David Halperin

The lead lawyer urging the Supreme Court to overturn this important public safety rule was Michigan Solicitor General Aaron Lindstrom, representing a group of conservative-dominated states. But many private lawyers were paid by coal, oil, and gas interests to block the rule.  Who are they?

ALEC Climate Change Denial: Attacks on Climate Regulations and Clean Energy Solutions

Gabe Elsner | Posted 06.07.2015 | Green
Gabe Elsner

These pro-clean energy policies translate into direct market competition for ALEC's corporate membership in the fossil fuel, coal, and utility industries.

McConnell's Latest Pro-Coal Salvo Gets It Wrong -- Again

Elliott Negin | Posted 05.18.2015 | Green
Elliott Negin

Sen. Mitch McConnell's campaign to convince governors to reject the EPA's Clean Power Plan ignores the facts.

The Future of Electricity 1: Why They Hate the Clean Power Rule

Carl Pope | Posted 04.14.2015 | Green
Carl Pope

Amidst groans and outcries of Presidential overreach, the reality is that such a rule was mandated by the Supreme Court. It establishes a carbon dioxide emission limit for each state's utility sector by 2030.

Mitch McConnell's Misguided Coal Crusade

Elliott Negin | Posted 04.01.2015 | Politics
Elliott Negin

Flush from victory last November, Republican Sen. Mitch McConnell threw down the gauntlet. "What the administration has done to the coal industry is a true outrage," he said, referring to the loss of mining jobs in his home state of Kentucky.

Paid by Coal Company, Laurence Tribe Argues Coal Is 'Bedrock' to Economy

Brad Johnson | Posted 02.08.2015 | Green
Brad Johnson

Laurence Tribe, the Harvard law professor who argued the losing side of Bush v. Gore, is now defending the coal industry against the Environmental Protection Agency's planned rules for greenhouse pollution from power plants.

More Lies From ALEC About Climate Change

Elliott Negin | Posted 01.13.2015 | Green
Elliott Negin

If ALEC were an honest broker, it would recommend market-based solutions, like the Republican-inspired, acid rain cap-and-trade program championed by President George H.W. Bush. But that's not likely going to happen, because doing so would alienate its fossil fuel industry and trade association members.

Illinois Citizens Sue Feds to Take Over Rogue State Mining Agencies

Jeff Biggers | Posted 12.21.2014 | Green
Jeff Biggers

As the onslaught of the nation's fast-growing coal-mining boom tears across the heartland, citizens in southern Illinois have filed a Writ of Mandamus in Federal District Court against the US Secretary of Interior, in an attempt to revoke the state's control over its notoriously inept and rogue mining agencies.