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Dear Sen. Rockefeller: Citizens Appeal for 'Time Out' on Mountaintop Removal in 2014

Jeff Biggers | Posted 02.11.2014 | Green
Jeff Biggers

Never has Sen. Rockefeller's leadership on health and safety issues been more needed in the coal mining areas of central Appalachia.

Defying Washington to Save the Internet

Timothy Karr | Posted 01.23.2014 | Technology
Timothy Karr

It's a rarity in Washington to see a communications bill that actually serves the public. But a bill Sen. Jay Rockefeller introduced last week is a direct challenge to the communications cabal that controls much of our media in the United States.

Gerry Smith

Senate Will Not Vote On CISPA, Dealing Blow To Controversial Cyber Bill

HuffingtonPost.com | Gerry Smith | Posted 04.25.2013 | Technology

The Senate will not vote on a cybersecurity bill that passed the House earlier this month, according to two Senate staffers, dealing a blow to a measu...

Obama's August Surprise for Coal Country: Mountaintop Removal Moratorium and New Green Jobs Plan

Jeff Biggers | Posted 09.16.2012 | Green
Jeff Biggers

Obama should keep his 2008 campaign promise, travel to Appalachia and publicly announce a timeline to enact a mountaintop removal moratorium and launch a green jobs coalfield regeneration fund.

U.S. Senator Likely To Be Rebuffed In News Corp. Inquiry

Reuters | Posted 07.04.2012 | Media

* Rockefeller had asked for any evidence of US misconduct * Leveson not authorized to fulfill request, sources say * U.S...

Retirees Occupy Century Aluminum

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 03.31.2012 | Business
Leo W. Gerard

On Dec. 18, a dozen retirees, men and women in their 60s, 70s, even 80s, began occupying a median strip along Route 33 in front of the closed Century Aluminum smelter in Ravenswood, W.Va.

Net Neutrality Struggle Hits Tipping Point

Art Brodsky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Art Brodsky

A little letter that went over to the FCC from Rep. Henry Waxman and Jay Rockefeller to FCC chief Julius Genachowski could change everything for Internet freedom.

No Joke -- Franken is a Senator

Mike Smith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mike Smith

Too bad Sen. Al Franken is being held-up by Senate Leadership before he gets to join the health care debate.

Genachowski Rule: FCC Confirmation Is a Lovefest

Mike Smith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mike Smith

Genachowski's confirmation hearing for FCC chairman last week was a provocative give-and-take on national communications infrastructure, broadband policy, mobile deployment and transparency.