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Powder River Basin

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

Ben Jervey | Posted 04.01.2017 | 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.

At Hearings Across West, Public Demands Federal Coal Leasing Reform

Mary Anne Hitt | Posted 09.02.2016 | Green
Mary Anne Hitt

The PRB, stretching from northeast Wyoming into southern Montana, generates 40 percent of our nation's coal, more than any other region. Much of this coal comes from taxpayer-owned public lands. So why are coal companies being given a sweetheart deal to extract it?

Coal -- Not In Any Backyard

Allen Schmertzler | Posted 03.18.2014 | Arts
Allen Schmertzler

Art about hard issues is easier to take if it doesn't hit you over the head. Sculptor Bonnie Meltzer wants people to stick around to look at her artwo...

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 ...

Tar Sands Coal Export Boom: Petcoke Exports Second Highest Ever in April

Steve Horn | Posted 09.02.2013 | Green
Steve Horn

Although no coal production is actually taking place here, a filthy fuel with even more severe climate impacts than coal is leaving port bound for foreign power plants.

Senators Call For Investigation Into Coal Export Sales

Reuters | Posted 03.06.2013 | Green

(Repeats to additional subscribers) WASHINGTON, Jan 4 (Reuters) - Two top U.S. senators are calling for the Interior Department to inv...

EPA Protects West Coast Ports Besieged by Coal

Carol Pierson Holding | Posted 06.25.2012 | Green
Carol Pierson Holding

It's amazing what a determined group of people can do, even in the face of the combined forces of coal, railway, and shipping industries. I sure hope they succeed.

New Plans for Coal Exports Are Bad Business

Mary Anne Hitt | Posted 05.16.2012 | Green
Mary Anne Hitt

We are determined to stop these dirty coal exports across the region and instead build a clean energy future that protects the Pacific Northwest's environment, health and economy.

Lynne Peeples

Coal Battle In Pacific Northwest Has Global Fallout | Lynne Peeples | Posted 11.23.2011 | Green

BELLINGHAM, Wash. -- The flyer and I landed in Matt Krogh's Bellingham office on the same October afternoon. I had stopped by to hear why he thought b...

Powder River Basin: The New Energy Frontier?

Caroline Henderson | Posted 06.01.2011 | Green
Caroline Henderson

How will America embark upon a new energy frontier when we're promoting backwards policies that not only prolong the use of coal in the U.S, but also further enable dirty and destructive energy habits abroad?

Big Coal Giveaway

Michael Brune | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Michael Brune

This week, in the heart of one of the nation's best potential wind energy-producing regions, the Powder River Basin, the Obama administration handed away thousands of acres of federal land, land owned by you and me, to the coal industry.

Obama Administration Announces Massive Coal-Mining Expansion

Glenn Hurowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Glenn Hurowitz

Despite his administration's rhetorical embrace of clean energy, when push comes to shove, Obama is effectively using modest wind and solar investments as cover for a broader embrace of dirty fuels.

Your iPod Is Polluting China and L.A. -- and Wyoming Might Be Next

Daniel K. Gardner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Daniel K. Gardner

Next time you buy an iPod, don't forget to add the CO2 cost of moving coal from Powder River Basin, Wyo., to Guangzhou, China.

Uranium One, Eyed For Russian Purchase, Divesting From Colorado

The Colorado Independent | David O. Williams | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

Uranium One, a Canadian company mired in controversy over its proposed purchase by a Russian mining conglomerate, is divesting itself of its Colorado ...

Back in Humpty Dumpty Land

Carl Pope | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Carl Pope

Through a useful regulatory loophole, commonsense safeguards have been absent in the United States' Powder River Basin since 1990.

The True Impact of Coal Mining

Bruce Nilles | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Bruce Nilles

Blasting has begun on Coal River Mountain in West Virginia, site of a long battle between Massey Energy and local residents who want it to be a site for wind turbines instead of coal mining.

Salazar's Dirty Energy Disgrace

Jeremy Nichols | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Jeremy Nichols

Here's an international embarrassment waiting to happen. Interior Secretary Ken Salazar is not only planning to tag along with Obama in Copenhagen, he's going to be a keynote speaker.