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Dave Jamieson

Coal Miner Whose Brother Died On The Job Was Fired After Flagging Dangers

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 07.15.2014 | Business

In October of 2011, Jeromy Coots helped transport the lifeless body of his older brother out of the coal mine where they'd worked together in eastern ...

Feds: Arch Coal Workers Took $2 Million In Kickbacks

AP | JONATHAN MATTISE | Posted 05.30.2014 | Green

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Ten Arch Coal employees at a West Virginia mine are charged with pocketing almost $2 million from vendors in a pay-to-play ...

Mountaintop Removal: Two Ecosexuals Fight Back Hard

Greg Archer | Posted 02.11.2014 | Green
Greg Archer

Ralph Waldo Emerson, one of the most revered American essayists and lecturers and the man at the helm of the Transcendentalist Movement of the mid-...

President Obama's Climate Action Plan and Domestic Coal

Tina Gerhardt | Posted 09.17.2013 | Green
Tina Gerhardt

Just last week two coal-fired power plants in Southwestern Pennsylvania -- Mitchell and Hatfield's Ferry -- announced they would shut down by Oct. 9 rather than face expensive work to bring them up to safety standards.

Court Grants Corporations Impunity to Mug Retirees

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 08.10.2013 | Business
Leo W. Gerard

When a kid snatches an old lady's purse, it's punished as a crime. But when a corporation manipulates bankruptcy law to deny thousands of retired coal miners benefits they labored their entire lives to earn, it's endorsed by federal court.

Coal Exports, Bad for the Environment -- Duh

Kyle Ash | Posted 07.22.2013 | Green
Kyle Ash

Coal exports are good for the environment -- they are actually saying this. In Oregon and Washington State the coal industry has been pushing this line at town hall meetings, government hearings, and lobby visits.

Lucia Graves

Coal Companies' Dispute Leaves Miners' Benefits In Limbo

HuffingtonPost.com | Lucia Graves | Posted 05.04.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Alana Green worked underground. Not for the CIA or the police, but in a coal mine for eight hours a day, six days a week, for five years...

'Green News Report' - April 23, 2013

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 06.23.2013 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport FACEBOOK: Green News Report The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app! IN TODAY'...

Coal Could Cause Even Bigger Problems for Investors

Carol Pierson Holding | Posted 04.17.2013 | Business
Carol Pierson Holding

Energy from PSCE is so expensive that utilities sell at a loss or increase prices for customers. Several municipalities have had to declare bankruptcy. How did this come to light?

Dave Jamieson

Lone Miner Takes On Big Coal And Wins -- Again

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 05.29.2014 | Business

WASHINGTON -- A panel of federal judges ruled Thursday that a Kentucky miner who was fired two years ago after alleging unsafe conditions at his mine ...

VIDEO: Coal Polluter Lobbyist Confronted at Energy Event

Kert Davies | Posted 11.16.2012 | Green
Kert Davies

These laggard coal-reliant companies are responsible for ecologically destructive coal mining and the carbon dioxide emissions that drive global climate change, not to mention a litany of dangerous pollutants.

Arch Coal Agrees To $575,000 Fine After Clean Water Act Violations

AP | DYLAN LOVAN | Posted 03.20.2013 | Green

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A court filing says Kentucky officials, environmental groups and an Arch Coal Inc. unit have agreed on the amount the company...

Judge Dismisses Lawsuit Over Wyoming Coal Leases

AP | BEN NEARY | Posted 10.03.2012 | Green

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — A federal judge has dismissed a legal challenge from environmental groups that sought to block federal coal leases in Wyoming'...

Dave Jamieson

Miner Beats Big Coal In Court

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 06.19.2012 | Business

Kentucky miner Charles Scott Howard lost his job at Cumberland River Coal Co. last May, after years of butting heads with management over safety issue...

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...

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...

Paige Lavender

Major Coal Company Plans To Mine Under High School

HuffingtonPost.com | Paige Lavender | Posted 09.11.2011 | Green

WASHINGTON -- A subsidiary of the second-largest coal company in the United States is seeking permission to mine directly underneath a high school in ...

Dave Jamieson

Whistleblowing Miner Fired

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 05.29.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A Kentucky miner whose whistleblower case recently caught the attention of mine safety proponents on Capitol Hill was fired yesterday, h...

Dave Jamieson

House Dems: Coal Industry Rep Gave 'Questionable' Testimony On Whistleblower Retaliation

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 05.29.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House Democrats have accused a coal industry representative of giving "questionable" testimony during a hearing on mine safety reform ea...

Powder River Basin: The New Energy Frontier?

Caroline Henderson | Posted 06.01.2011 | Green
Caroline Henderson

How will America embark upon a new energy frontier when we're promoting backwards policies that not only prolong the use of coal in the U.S, but also further enable dirty and destructive energy habits abroad?

Kentucky's Coal Cabinet

Scott Edwards | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Scott Edwards

There's a storm brewing in Kentucky among coal companies and state government.

55 Cents: The Cost of Big Coal Hubris, Disgraced West Virginian Pols and Betrayed Coalfield Residents

Jeff Biggers | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jeff Biggers

Despite posting more than $700 million in earnings for 2010, Arch Coal reportedly refused to consider paying an extra 55 cents a ton for coal in order to meet proper EPA and Clean Water Act standards.

Where's the Outrage? EPA Betrays Coalfields (Again) With New Mountaintop Removal Permit

Jeff Biggers | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jeff Biggers

President Obama's Environmental Protection Agency has once again gone back on its word and green-lighted a dangerous mountaintop removal permit in a hair-brained pander to Big Coal.