In May, I was one of five arrested during the Alpha Natural Resources bridge blockade. I had to spend a stint of time in the Bristol, Va., city jail....
The Teaching Garden is an example of small-scale biodiversity, empowering the local community with local food culture.
He tells me that the coal residue on the road is highly toxic yet there is no regulation for its safe disposal, if such a thing exists. He tells me that the air in this part of the country is dirtier, because of the coal residue, than it is in my home locale of Manhattan.
It is those entities on the margins, because of their race, economic condition, their species and what is considered the correct utility of their existence, who are the most unjustly treated in the trenches of this crisis.
Allan Tweddle wants to build a manufacturing facility. He would prefer to build it in West Virginia -- where he lives. But he's going to build it in Ontario, Canada -- where he was born.
What does public service and giving back mean to you? For the people of West Virginia, public service and giving back is a way of life.
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.
We asked them why they didn't afford the same level of protection to the people of West Virginia from mining pollution, but they didn't have an answer. I for one am sick and tired of the people who hold the power in this state flat out ignoring the concerns of their constituents.
Trumka is an ambitious, smart man and it was unthinkable that he or other UMWA leaders would hire a contract killer as Blankenship suggests may have happened.
The truth is that from the college campus to the workplace, we are all members of a national and increasingly global community. We must all learn the signs of depression and other mental disorders and reach out to someone in trouble.
While the fight to end mountaintop removal coal mining is still far from over, we are celebrating today's ruling by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the ...
Don Blankenship, the chairman of Massey Energy, drove Hugh Caperton's Harman Mine into bankruptcy in 1998. Pittsburgh lawyers Dave Fawcett and Bruce Stanley took on Caperton's case on contingency and fought it with relentless tenacity.
This year's quarterback class has been widely disparaged, and somewhat rightfully so. In light of many recent first-year starters' immediate success, especially last year, this quarterback class looks extremely barren in terms of pro-ready players who can start in Week One this fall.
A vote to allow debate is not a vote for gun control. And many Republicans, and some Democrats, remain opposed to any such legislation, including background checks.
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.
Imagine that you've grown up in a beautiful, hilly countryside near many streams where you played and fished as a child. Now, years later, you can't e...