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After Upper Big Branch: New Film Reveals the Lives and Dreams Along Coal River Valley

Jeff Biggers | Posted 06.05.2012 | Green
Jeff Biggers

Annenberg Weingarten's gift, like the very heritage he explores, is a wonderful legacy, and one that the rest of the nation needs to know as they flip on their lights and electricity each day.

Spruce Mine Reversal Signals Mountaintop Removal Permits Are Not Slowing to a Trickle

Jeff Biggers | Posted 05.23.2012 | Green
Jeff Biggers

Far from a trickle, according to the EPA, "110 individual and general mining permits have been issued by the Corps of Engineers since the Obama administration began under section 404 of the Clean Water Act."

New Documentary Exposes America's 'Other BP' Disaster

Jeff Biggers | Posted 05.22.2012 | Green
Jeff Biggers

One of the most important film documentaries in years, turning the light on the dark side of all mining, Coal Rush faithfully documents the long-running legal proceedings until the final settlement in the summer of 2011.

Dave Jamieson

Lone Miner's Death Tells 'Story Of The Appalachian Coal Miner'

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 03.02.2012 | Green

Richard Coots, Jr. wasn’t killed in a massive explosion, and the accident that claimed him barely made a ripple of news beyond Eastern Kentucky. He ...

Appalachian Community Health Emergency Kick Starts Mountaintop Removal Campaign in Washington, D.C.

Jeff Biggers | Posted 04.29.2012 | Green
Jeff Biggers

Besieged residents living amid the fallout of the mountaintop removal crisis in the central Appalachian coalfields are descending on Washington, D.C. ...

Mountaintop Removal and Fracking Foes Join Forces

Dave Cooper | Posted 04.25.2012 | Green
Dave Cooper

Environmental groups combating fossil fuels are facing titanic energy industries and a congress that is deeply indebted to them for big campaign contributions.

"The Hand of Man": Powerful New Music Video Captures Appalachia's Grief Over Mountaintop Removal

Jeff Biggers | Posted 04.21.2012 | Green
Jeff Biggers

"The Hand of Man" takes the listener to White Star Holler in Kentucky, where seven generations of mountain families have struggled to defend their lives and livelihoods from the toxic fallout from coal company destruction.

If We Can Stop the Keystone Pipeline, We Can Stop Mountaintop Removal. Right?

Jeff Biggers | Posted 04.03.2012 | Green
Jeff Biggers

This is where the urgency and solidarity and audacious determination of national organizations -- and residents across the country -- are desperately needed, on a par with the tar sands movement. If we can stop the proposed Keystone pipeline, we can stop mountaintop removal.

How Do We Move Mountains?

Sabrina Stevens | Posted 08.15.2012 | Education
Sabrina Stevens

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.

Backpack Snack Program -- Small But Crucial Step in Fighting Hunger in the U.S.

Jenifer Howard | Posted 02.13.2012 | Impact
Jenifer Howard

Many of the children in Martin County, Kentucky, eat only when they are in school. No food at home on weekends or during school vacations. That means that more than 1,500 children in this community went hungry.

Metrobilly Band Rocks Charts With Song on Mountaintop Removal (VIDEO)

Jeff Biggers | Posted 01.30.2012 | Green
Jeff Biggers

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BUSTED: Why Did House Committee Censor Appalachian Testimony on Mountaintop Removal? (VIDEO)

Jeff Biggers | Posted 11.29.2011 | Green
Jeff Biggers

The House Natural Resources Committee has some explaining to do. A press release summary from the Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources completely deleted any mention of the official testimonies by Appalachian coalfield leader.

Appalachia Faces Steep Coal Decline

AP | By DYLAN LOVAN | Posted 11.27.2011 | Green

GARRETT, Ky. -- When business screeched to a halt at Jerry Howard's eastern Kentucky mine engineering company two years ago, he decided to call it qui...

RFK, Jr. Says Massey Coal 'Offensive To The Public Interest'

The Huffington Post | James Gerken | Posted 11.21.2011 | Green

Should a corporation with a track record of frequent legal violations be allowed to operate? Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. and Free Speech For People say no....

Dave Jamieson

How One Miner Took On Big Coal

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 11.14.2011 | Politics

WHITESBURG, Ky. -- On a July morning four years ago, Charles Scott Howard left his home in the mountains of Southeastern Kentucky and drove his pickup...

Can Ethnic Pride Translate into Hatred?

Daniel Cubias | Posted 11.01.2011 | Latino Voices
Daniel Cubias

Does being an activist for your own race mean discriminating against others?

Kentucky Journey

Brad Rothschild | Posted 10.26.2011 | Business
Brad Rothschild

My real reason for going to Kentucky was because I wanted to see what happens when a town outlives its usefulness to the global economy; to get a better grasp of human cost of the decline of American industry.

Dear Soledad: Appalachian Leaders Respond to CNN's Blair Mountain Special on Mountaintop Removal

Jeff Biggers | Posted 10.15.2011 | Green
Jeff Biggers

If O'Brien and CNN wish to tell the real battle of Blair Mountain, they owe it to their viewers -- and the affected residents living under the fallout of mountaintop removal operations in central Appalachia -- to come back and tell the other side.

'Green News Report' - August 4, 2011

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 10.04.2011 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport. The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app!. IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: The late...

'Green News Report' - August 2, 2011

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 10.02.2011 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport. The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app!. IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Debt cei...

'Green News Report' - July 28, 2011

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 09.27.2011 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport. The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app!. IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Science ...

Breaking: New Study Links Mountaintop Removal to 60,000 Additional Cancer Cases

Jeff Biggers | Posted 09.26.2011 | Green
Jeff Biggers

Among the 1.2 million American citizens living in mountaintop removal mining counties in central Appalachia, an additional 60,000 cases of cancer are directly linked to the federally sanctioned strip-mining practice.

'Green News Report' - July 26, 2011

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 09.25.2011 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport. The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app!. IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Despite ...

EPA Guidance on Mountaintop Removal: Acceptable Birth Defects and Cancer Corridors in Appalachian Coalfields?

Jeff Biggers | Posted 09.21.2011 | Green
Jeff Biggers

The once proud EPA that promised "to protect 95% of aquatic life and fresh water streams in central Appalachia" and defend the Clean Water Act and health of coalfield residents has succumbed to right-wing political and legal pressures.

Appeal to Action: Appalachian Leaders Launch Mountaintop Removal Moratorium Now Campaign

Jeff Biggers | Posted 09.11.2011 | Green
Jeff Biggers

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.