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

Brad Johnson | Posted 12.09.2014 | 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 11.17.2014 | 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 10.21.2014 | 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.

Peabody Coal 'Campaign' Hopefully Won't Fool Congress

Doug Norlen | Posted 11.16.2014 | Green
Doug Norlen

This August a select number of Congressional offices working on international issues received an email from Advanced Energy for Life, a new PR entity extolling energy from coal. We, along with the Congressional staffers who told us about the mailing, gulped in amazement.

How ALEC Fronts for Fossil Fuels

Nick Surgey | Posted 10.04.2014 | Green
Nick Surgey

Even as the Environmental Protection Agency finally attempts to limit carbon dioxide pollution from coal plants, it is meeting resistance at the state level, thanks to a secretive campaign by the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC).

Coal and Oil Polluters Dominate ALEC Conference

Nick Surgey | Posted 10.01.2014 | Politics
Nick Surgey

One-third of the official ALEC conference sponsors are dirty energy companies, their trade associations, and their political front groups.

Documents: Cheniere Fuels ALEC's New Push for Fracked Gas Exports

Steve Horn | Posted 09.30.2014 | Green
Steve Horn

Today, legislative and lobbyist members of the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) voted on model legislation promoting both exports of gas obtained via hydraulic fracturing ("fracking") and vehicles powered by compressed natural gas (CNG).

Kate Sheppard

Face Of Coal Company's Advocacy Ads Is Actually A Solar Consultant

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 06.11.2014 | Green

One of the public faces of a major ad campaign aimed at touting coal's benefits for the developing world is actually a solar industry consultant based...

Rising Tide on Campuses: 7 Wash U Students Arrested Over Peabody Coal Trustee

Jeff Biggers | Posted 07.02.2014 | Green
Jeff Biggers

Today's action followed a historic 17-day sit-in at the St. Louis campus, where hundreds of Washington University students have joined in a campaign to remove Peabody Energy CEO Greg Boyce from the Board of Trustees, as part of other demands to cut university ties with the coal industry giant.

What's the Word? Wash U Sit-In Against Peabody Coal Enters Historic Third Week

Jeff Biggers | Posted 06.24.2014 | Green
Jeff Biggers

Students continued to press demands after a faltering statement released yesterday by Chancellor Mark Wrighton.

Students Sit-In, Rally to Get Washington University to Cut Ties With Peabody Coal

Mary Anne Hitt | Posted 06.22.2014 | Green
Mary Anne Hitt

If you're looking for clean energy inspiration, we've had lots of it this past week, courtesy of a phenomenal group of Washington University (St. Loui...

Dear Mr. Peabody: No One's Loss of Life, Liberty and Health For Your Coal Profits Is Acceptable Collateral Damage

Jeff Biggers | Posted 06.18.2014 | Green
Jeff Biggers

In the tradition of King and the civil rights movement, students and community advocates at Southern Illinois University in Carbondale also held protests for divestment from Peabody yesterday.

Why the Great Wash U Sit-in Against Peabody Coal Matters: Which Side Are You on?

Jeff Biggers | Posted 06.15.2014 | Green
Jeff Biggers

Will other schools, alumni groups -- and investors in Peabody Energy -- follow the lead of the Washington U. students?

More Road Blockades of Peabody Coal's Dead End: Judy's Rock Film Chronicles Strip Mine Showdown in Southern Illinois (VIDEO)

Jeff Biggers | Posted 05.28.2014 | Green
Jeff Biggers

While Peabody Energy may have hired a notorious public relations firm to hawk its international ad campaign, a village trustee and her rural farming community have exposed the devastating legacy of the world's largest coal company near its historic Illinois beginnings.

Kate Sheppard

World's Biggest Coal Company, World's Biggest PR Firm Pair Up To Promote Coal For Poor People

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 03.28.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -– Peabody Energy Corp., the world's largest private-sector coal company, launched a public relations and advertising campaign last month...

UDPATE: Road Blockade Stops Peabody Loggers: Mr. Peabody's Coal Train Ain't Haulin' Rocky Branch Away: Illinois Residents Move to Halt Violation-Ridden Strip Mine

Jeff Biggers | Posted 05.13.2014 | Green
Jeff Biggers

Drawing a line in the sand on the state's coal rush -- and drawing statewide and national support -- their message is simple: Mr. Peabody's coal trains ain't haulin' our community away.

Breaking: Peabody Loggers Break Ground on Controversial Shawnee Hills Strip Mine -- Without Mining Permit

Jeff Biggers | Posted 05.11.2014 | Green
Jeff Biggers

With mounting violations and administrative errors, will Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan finally intervene in the most controversial strip mine in southern Illinois?

Illinois Residents Stand Up to Peabody Coal at Historic EPA Hearing: Will AG Madigan Bring Justice to Rocky Branch?

Jeff Biggers | Posted 04.22.2014 | Green
Jeff Biggers

It was a historic evening in Harrisburg, Illinois and for the first time in decades, southern Illinois residents brought the spotlight to issues of civil rights and the state's spiraling crisis from a poorly regulated coal mining rush.

Catastrophic Aggression From Fossil Fuel Producers

Carol Pierson Holding | Posted 02.03.2014 | Green
Carol Pierson Holding

It's hard to see the UN gaining any traction around proposed financial consequences for countries. But there are consequences for investor-owned companies. We know who those companies are, and now we know how much each is to blame.

Court Grants Corporations Impunity to Mug Retirees

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 08.10.2013 | Business
Leo W. Gerard

When a kid snatches an old lady's purse, it's punished as a crime. But when a corporation manipulates bankruptcy law to deny thousands of retired coal miners benefits they labored their entire lives to earn, it's endorsed by federal court.

Coal Exports, Bad for the Environment -- Duh

Kyle Ash | Posted 07.22.2013 | Green
Kyle Ash

Coal exports are good for the environment -- they are actually saying this. In Oregon and Washington State the coal industry has been pushing this line at town hall meetings, government hearings, and lobby visits.

Meet a New Endangered Species: The Coal Miner

Phaedra Ellis-Lamkins | Posted 07.06.2013 | Green
Phaedra Ellis-Lamkins

If we allow Patriot, Peabody and Arch to renege on their promises to their workers, retirees and widows, we'll be failing our fellow Americans.

Lucia Graves

Coal Companies' Dispute Leaves Miners' Benefits In Limbo

HuffingtonPost.com | Lucia Graves | Posted 05.04.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Alana Green worked underground. Not for the CIA or the police, but in a coal mine for eight hours a day, six days a week, for five years...

Calling Out the Corporate Charade

Sarita Gupta | Posted 06.17.2013 | Business
Sarita Gupta

Shareholder season is upon us, marking the beginning of another round of corporate America's dog-and-pony shows held to placate their cronies and pat each other on the back for another profitable year.

ALEC Energy Director Misleads the Wall Street Journal

Gabe Elsner | Posted 06.02.2013 | Green
Gabe Elsner

In Friday's Wall Street Journal story, "States Cooling to Renewable Energy," ALEC Energy, Environment and Agriculture Task Force Director Todd Wynn claimed, "I have not received one dime to work directly on renewable-energy mandates."