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War on Coal

Clinton Has A Plan To Help Coal Workers. Trump Has A Scapegoat.

The Huffington Post | Ben Walsh | Posted 05.10.2016 | Business

Hillary Clinton has a $30 billion, 4,300-word plan to retrain coal workers that covers everything from education and infrastructure to tax credits and...

Here’s A Sign That The Coal Industry May Be In Trouble

The Huffington Post | Shane Ferro | Posted 03.07.2016 | Business

This week brings us yet another indicator that coal may be on the decline worldwide. JPMorgan Chase announced on March 4 that it will curtail the amou...

'King Of Coal' Don Blankenship Found Guilty Following Deadly Mine Explosion

The Huffington Post | Lydia Oconnor | Posted 01.10.2017 | Business

Former Massey Energy CEO Don Blankenship was found guilty Thursday of conspiring to violate mine safety standards. Blankenship will face only up to on...

The Coal War

Raymond S. Bradley | Posted 12.01.2016 | Politics
Raymond S. Bradley

Last week, Mitch McConnell, Republican leader of the U.S. Senate, accepted the Washington Coal Club's Annual Achievement Award (who knew?) for his efforts to stop President Obama's "war on coal jobs".

5 Ways Obama's Successor Could Undermine His New Climate Rules

The Huffington Post | Jonathan Cohn | Posted 08.04.2015 | Politics

The Republican presidential candidates gathering in Cleveland for Thursday's debate are sure to get questions about the Affordable Care Act, Planned P...

Air Pollution Is Making Me Anxious

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 05.12.2016 | Green
Marcia G. Yerman

As an urban dweller, I may finally have something to pin my personal angst on. The funny thing is that I suspected that air pollution may be impacting my mental health, just not in the way that one study suggested...

The Republicans' Minimum Wage Class Warfare

Dale Hansen | Posted 09.21.2014 | Politics
Dale Hansen

The rise of the U.S. was very much tied to innovation and creation. This conservative propensity of arguing for antiquated occupations to save menial jobs instead of embracing the sort of change that made the U.S. the world power it is today is dangerous.

Republican Mayor Jim Brainard Believes in the Science of Climate Change

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 09.06.2014 | Politics
Marcia G. Yerman

Brainard was tapped to be on President Obama's Task Force on Climate Preparedness and Resilience. He won first place honors from the 2008 Mayor's Climate Protection Awards Program. The most exciting news in his bio... he is a Republican!

Why Are Obama and Harper So Out of Sync of Carbon Emissions?

Jeffrey Rubin | Posted 08.11.2014 | Business
Jeffrey Rubin

Obama has declared a war on coal that's taking direct aim at his country's largest polluters. In Canada, meanwhile, Prime Minister Harper is using his mandate to muzzle weather forecasters from even mentioning climate change. The two major trading partners have their differences, but seldom have they been so out of sync.

Questionable Spending By Koch-Related Coal Group Explored

Center for Public Integrity | Michael Beckel | Posted 11.18.2013 | Politics

Swing state voters in Virginia and Ohio last fall were bombarded with television advertisements encouraging them to "stand with coal" and "vote no on ...

'War On Coal' Good For Some, Mainly The Natural Gas Industry

Reuters | Posted 12.21.2013 | Green

By James B. Kelleher CHICAGO, Oct 21 (Reuters) - When the Obama administration unveiled new emission regulations for coal-fired power ...

IPCC's New Climate Change Report Recommends Fossil Fuels Stay Where They Are... in the Ground

Belinda Waymouth | Posted 11.30.2013 | Green
Belinda Waymouth

Most of us have already made peace with that part, and are ready to change -- 60 percent of Americans agree clean renewable energy is the future. But our willingness to do the right thing for ourselves and the planet is being undermined by the slow response of our own Environmental Protection Agency.

A War on Coal?

William S. Becker | Posted 11.23.2013 | Politics
William S. Becker

Is President Obama waging a war on coal? That's the allegation from the coal industry and its champions in Congress as the Administration cracks down ...

Cost Cutting in Congress Faces Fossil Fuel Obstructionism

Michael Shank, Ph.D. | Posted 09.12.2013 | Politics
Michael Shank, Ph.D.

These bipartisan bills in the House and the Senate are must-pass bills, if primarily for the return on investment. To fail this opportunity is to pass on serious financial returns and it is a pass on a healthier environment for the American people. We cannot fail. The time for bipartisanship is now.

Lucia Graves

Industry At Odds With GOP 'War On Coal' Rhetoric | Lucia Graves | Posted 06.28.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- When President Barack Obama laid out a broad climate change package earlier this week, Republican opponents accused him of waging a war ...

The War on Coal

Jerry Adler | Posted 08.27.2013 | Comedy
Jerry Adler

Four hundred million years ago In the late Devonian Sunlight's energetic glow Made the trees and forests grow Rank and Amazonian.

'War On Coal' Campaign Has Failed, Coal Lobby Concedes

Huffington Post | Dave Jamieson | Posted 06.12.2013 | Politics

The leading lobbying group for coal companies has acknowledged that the industry's relentless "War on Coal" mantra used to attack the Obama administra...

An Agenda for Regulatory Reform: Think Big (and Small)

Eli Lehrer | Posted 06.17.2013 | Politics
Eli Lehrer

Poorly thought-out government regulations can do tremendous harm. To date, the Republican Party's efforts against them have been heavy on bluster and light on action. By thinking bigger and thinking smaller, however, there's a good chance that the GOP could move forward with real regulatory reform.

Dave Jamieson

Romney Making 'Desperate' Play On Coal, Auto Industries: Union Chief | Dave Jamieson | Posted 10.29.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka assailed Mitt Romney on Monday for his campaign's recent criticism of President Barack Obama on coal an...

WATCH: Romney Ad Uses Miners Required To Attend Event Without Pay

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 09.19.2012 | Business

One of Mitt Romney’s latest campaign ads features a number of seemingly disgruntled miners standing behind the Republican presidential candidate. Bu...