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How West Virginia's Politicians Are Ruled By Coal

The New Yorker | Posted 04.07.2014 | Politics

On the morning of Thursday, January 9, 2014, the people of Charleston, West Virginia, awoke to a strange tang in the air off the Elk River....

Jason Linkins

Getting Away With It In West Virginia: Your Sunday Morning Conversation

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 03.28.2014 | Politics

A week after a massive chemical spill at a Freedom Industries storage facility contaminated the Elk River in West Virginia with 7,500 gallons of 4-methylcyclohexane methanol and forced 300,000 residents of the state to go without potable, usable water, life is slowly starting to return to normal. Well, that's the casual way of describing what's happening, anyway.

Jason Linkins

West Virginia Governor Starting To Feel Like Maybe Rivers Shouldn't Be Filled With Poison

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

As residents of West Virginia perfect their ability to glance suspiciously at the water flowing from their taps, state lawmakers have officially whipp...

Jason Linkins

Almost Forgotten, West Virginia: Your Sunday Morning Conversation

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 03.21.2014 | Politics

A week after a massive chemical spill at a Freedom Industries storage facility contaminated the Elk River in West Virginia with 7,500 gallons of 4-methylcyclohexane methanol and forced 300,000 residents of the state to go without potable, usable water, life is slowly starting to return to normal. Well, that's the casual way of describing what's happening, anyway.

Jason Linkins

Almost Forgotten, West Virginia: Your Sunday Morning Conversation

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

A week after a massive chemical spill at a Freedom Industries storage facility contaminated the Elk River in West Virginia with 7,500 gallons of 4-met...

Kate Sheppard

West Virginia Spill Exposes Disturbing Lack Of Data About Hazardous Chemicals

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 01.25.2014 | Green

The 300,000 residents of nine West Virginia counties affected by last Thursday's chemical spill are slowly starting to get notice that they can turn o...

Jason Linkins

Sunday Shows To West Virginia: Drop Dead!

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

Some 300,000 residents of West Virginia are without safe drinking water this weekend after 7,500 gallons of 4-methylcyclohexane methanol leaked into t...

Over 300,000 In West Virginia STILL Without Water

AP | MITCH WEISS & BRENDAN FARRINGTON | Posted 01.25.2014 | Green

DRY BRANCH, W.Va. (AP) — For Bonnie Wireman, the white plastic bag covering her kitchen faucet is a reminder that she can't drink the water. The 81...

West Virginia's Future Grim as Their Past Is Demolished

Pat LaMarche | Posted 05.26.2013 | Green
Pat LaMarche

Turning from deep well mining to mountaintop removal mining or surface mining isn't just environmentally cataclysmic; it's devastating to the cultural heritage of West Virginia.

Body Of Miner Recovered In Coal Slurry Pond

AP | Posted 02.14.2013 | Green

LUMBERPORT, W.Va. (AP) — Search crews have recovered the body of a worker missing since Nov. 30 in a West Virginia coal slurry pond. ...

West Virginia Coal Accident Turns Deadly

AP | By VICKI SMITH | Posted 01.30.2013 | Green

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — Separate accidents at two West Virginia coal operations Friday left one worker dead, two others ...

About 20 Protesters Arrested At West Virginia Coal Mine

AP | Posted 09.29.2012 | Green

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Police say about 20 anti-coal protesters have been arrested at a strip mine in West Virginia. State Police C...

Coal Mine Sealed After Deadly Blast

AP | VICKI SMITH | Posted 06.05.2012 | Green

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — The West Virginia coal mine where an explosion killed 29 men two years ago Thursday will be permanently sealed with concret...

Is The EPA Really Waging A 'War On Coal'?

AP | Posted 05.28.2012 | Green

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia's congressional delegation joined Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin on Wednesday in bashing the U.S. Environmental Protec...

Official: Coal Mines Warning When Inspectors Show Up

AP | Posted 05.23.2012 | Green

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — The Mine Safety and Health Administration says coal companies are still illegally warning miners when federal inspectors ar...

Conyers, Coal, and the Future of West Virginia

Mary Anne Hitt | Posted 10.26.2011 | Green
Mary Anne Hitt

My daughter is an 11th-generation West Virginian, and by the time she is ready to raise a family, I worry that our state will have been driven off a cliff by the leaders of today who refused to embrace the clean energy future.

Dave Jamieson

Feds Cite Chronic Safety Failures In Upper Big Branch Mine Disaster

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 08.29.2011 | Green

WASHINGTON -- The federal agency tasked with overseeing mine safety released on Wednesday its preliminary findings on the Upper Big Branch Mine disast...

Matt Sledge

Ted Turner Says Coal, Oil Industries Need 'A Good A** Kicking'

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Sledge | Posted 07.24.2011 | Green

ANAHEIM, C.A. -- Philanthropist and CNN founder Ted Turner has turned his sights to renewable energy -- and he had some fighting words for the wind in...

Drop Chase Bank, Win a Badge of Honor, and Stop Mountain Top Removal

Kevin Grandia | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Kevin Grandia

Seriously, do you want your money tied up in an institution that literally blows up entire mountains to save money on extraction and staff costs?

Big Coal Running Attack Ads Against "Tree Hugging Extremists"

Kevin Grandia | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Kevin Grandia

Massey Energy, a large coal producer in the country is running political-style attacks in West Virginia claiming that "tree hugging extremists and self-serving politicians" are killing jobs.

The EPA Must Respond to Toxic Water

Suzy Shuster | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Suzy Shuster

Why would I feel the EPA is going to act swiftly to save these thousands of people across the country who live at the mercy of the evil and despicable polluters that hide under the umbrella of Big Business?