With coal-fired power plants serving as the very face of global warming, the time seems ripe to find a more benign source of jobs and revenue for West Virginia.
Here's hoping that 2012 will be the year when we stop abandoning schools and people as "failures" and begin reconnecting communities to build long-term educational, social and economic success.
In America, a great public education is our primary opportunity agent for a better future. Yet as our economic struggles have reminded us, educational opportunity and economic prospects are inextricably linked.
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Should the pledge be required? Should patriotism be compulsory? Can it be? The Supreme Court, it turns out, has already addressed these questions.
Two weeks ago I stood waiting to get into a hearing in Charleston, W.Va contesting a $35 million settlement in a case in which Rawl Sales, a Massey subsidiary, allegedly poisoned the water of 700 residents.
I did an interview with Dr. Bob Henry Baber on his campaign, the issue of mountaintop removal mining, and how he sees it within a national movement for clean politics and energy development.
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.
H.R. 2018 removes a national safety net that guarantees everyone in this country a minimum level of water quality protection no matter where you live.
Hailing a new study on birth defects related to mountaintop removal mining, leaders have issued a new appeal to Appalachian and national civil rights and environmental organizations to demand a moratorium until the government can effectively mitigate a spiraling humanitarian crisis.
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H.R. 2018 would mark an abrupt U-turn in the long journey we've taken to protect our waters and health. It would throw us back to a time when state fought state over the fate of this essential resource.
Maria Gunnoe's fight to stop MTR and transform the Appalachian Mountains into a wind energy powerhouse attracted filmmaker Bill Haney and his partners, who feature her in their documentary, The Last Mountain.
A real friend would tell a guy like LeBron James that he is really messing up his image and his brand. But his yes-men entourage never will. They don't want to get kicked off the gravy train.
With nearly 1.5 million acres of American geography erased from our maps by mountaintop removal operations, Appalachia is dealing with an emergency situation of historic proportions.