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Live at the KY Capitol on Day 3: Exclusive Video Interviews with Wendell Berry and Sit-in Activists

Jeff Biggers | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jeff Biggers

As the sun rose on the Frankfort capitol in Kentucky on this beautiful winter morning, 14 anti-mountaintop removal activists were already in meetings ...

Yes, Virginia, This Dirty Coal Bill Is a Bad Bar Room Romance

Jeff Biggers | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jeff Biggers

A handful of Virginia politicians appear more intent on providing loopholes to circumvent growing national concern over clean water laws than to protect their own citizens -- and their own state budget.

Big Coal's Watergate? Nation Watches as Clean Water Act Scandal Rocks Kentucky Court Today

Jeff Biggers | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jeff Biggers

According to many observers, the sheer number of fraudulent acts and mind-boggling oversights could turn this case into Big Coal's Watergate -- or Clean Watergate.

Breaking: EPA Vetoes Largest Mountaintop Removal Permit: New Era of Civility in the Coalfields?

Jeff Biggers | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jeff Biggers

Invoking the rule of law and science, the EPA just announced their veto of the 2,300-acre mountaintop removal mining permit at the Spruce No. 1 Mine in West Virginia.

Roadmaps to New Power: WMMT Radio Brings Together Coal Miners and Tree Huggers on the Airways

Jeff Biggers | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jeff Biggers

Appalshop's WMMT-FM, from Pine Mountain in eastern Kentucky, is the voice of the central Appalachian coalfields, offering views on coal mining and politics, and the growing recognition for a just transition toward sustainable energy development in the region.

From Appalachia to the Amazon: The Fight Against Coal and Oil

Mitch Anderson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Mitch Anderson

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Minefields or Coalfields: Should Big Coal Change Name For Mountaintop Removal/Strip Mining?

Jeff Biggers | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jeff Biggers

In a new episode of Big Coal Gone Wild last week, coal lobbyists announced their intentions to rebrand mountaintop removal mining as "mountaintop development."

"Roadmaps to New Power" series: Interview with Coalfields Leader Lorelei Scarbro

Jeff Biggers | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jeff Biggers

Editor's note: "Roadmaps to New Power" will be a series of interviews with activists, residents, entrepreneurs and industry analysts about current pla...

Lisa Jackson's Choice on Dec. 1st: Crucify Appalachia or Stand Up to Big Coal Lobby

Jeff Biggers | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jeff Biggers

No one in Washington, DC--outside of President Obama--will determine the future of clean water and health care in the Appalachian coalfields more than...

Declaration of Clean Energy Independence: We Need a Road Map to a Coal Free Future

Jeff Biggers | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jeff Biggers

In the wake of the worst coal mining disaster in 40 years, compromise and political machinations this spring have resulted in a regulatory crisis of f...

Blair Mtn. Thanksgiving: Will Sen. Joe Manchin and Nation Thank Coal Miners or Massey Energy?

Jeff Biggers | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jeff Biggers

As we huddle around our Thanksgiving dinner tables on Thursday, reflecting on the bounty of our nation, recently elected US Sen. Joe Manchin will have...

Kentucky Cancels Coal Plant, New Power Movement Electrifies Grassroot Alliance

Jeff Biggers | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jeff Biggers

Thanks to a growing grassroots movement, a broad alliance of Kentucky activists sent a message across the nation today: A just transition to a clean-energy future, even in the heartland of coal country Kentucky, is possible.

Want to End Mountaintop Removal? Support These Tax-Deductible Campaigns, Projects and Films

Jeff Biggers | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jeff Biggers

Great movements for social and environmental justice come at a great cost for those on the frontlines. No one understands this better than the besieg...

The Webb Abides: Heroic Anti-Mountaintop Removal Activist Wins Prestigious Purpose Prize

Jeff Biggers | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jeff Biggers

After years of fearless and inspiring work to halt mountaintop removal strip mining, West Virginia activist Bo Webb was awarded one of the 10 prestigious Purpose Prizes today by the Civil Ventures think tank.

Exhaust the Limits: New Book Speaks to One Man's Successful Mission to Help Humanity

Jim Luce | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jim Luce

Although our lives have turned out different, I learned in my friend Charles "Chic" Dambach's exciting new book, Exhaust the Limits, that we have much...

HuffPost's Greatest Person of the Day: Ian Felton, Founder of Marching Mountains

The Huffington Post | Dominique Fenton | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

Every day on HuffPost, we're highlighting one 'Greatest Person'- an exceptional individual who is confronting the country's economic and political cri...

Green News Report: October 19, 2010 (Audio)

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 05.25.2011 | 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: The "Glo...

The EPA Steps Up for Appalachia

Michael Brune | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Michael Brune

Today's recommended veto of the Spruce Mine permit shows that the Obama administration is adhering to science and the rule of law and is listening to the people of Appalachia.

Green News Report: October 14, 2010 (Audio)

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 05.25.2011 | 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: Obama li...

Green News Report: October 12, 2010 (Audio)

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 05.25.2011 | 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: Offshore ...

Notes for Sunday's Sermon

Reverend Billy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Reverend Billy

There are 600 causes on our computers every morning -- but only a small number will ripen into Movements.

Morning After Appalachia Rising

Reverend Billy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Reverend Billy

Since I don't have a television at home, when I'm in a motel I can't help but surf around the channels. So I experience all those cop shows -- with ...

Green News Report: October 7, 2010 (Audio)

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 05.25.2011 | 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: Hungarian ...

Green News Report: October 5, 2010 (Audio)

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 05.25.2011 | 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: Toxic sl...

Green News Report: September 30, 2010 (Audio)

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 05.25.2011 | 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: Koala Chla...