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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 ...

'Green News Report' - July 1, 2014

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 07.01.2014 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Big Coal baron says Obama's 'evil', attacks wildly popular new EPA emis...

Emissions Without Borders: The Problem With Greenhouse Gas

Belinda Waymouth | Posted 06.10.2014 | Green
Belinda Waymouth

We can fence national boundaries with concrete and barbed wire, but unseen CO2 emissions are released into a border-less atmosphere. Right now, we are on track to triple these emissions by century's end.

Coal Rush Kids! Illinois Votes to Keep Big Coal in Schools

Jeff Biggers | Posted 06.08.2014 | Green
Jeff Biggers

While the uncritical media reported that Illinois House members "bemoan the decline of the Illinois coal industry," it's a fact that Illinois is in the throes of an unprecedented and unmatched coal mining rush in the nation.

Illinois Strip Mine Showdown Is Last Best Hope for Coalfield Justice

Jeff Biggers | Posted 04.15.2014 | Green
Jeff Biggers

Isn't it a disgrace enough that Illinois, unlike West Virginia, is greenlighting the injection of toxic and deadly coal slurry in abandoned mines, knowingly jeopardizing the watersheds of residents and farms?

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-...

Crowdfunding Against Big Coal

Steve Fenberg | Posted 10.28.2013 | Denver
Steve Fenberg

New Era decided to up David's chances, using a crowdfunding platform to raise resources that will allow the grassroots organization to go head to head against Goliath, which in this case is a multi-billion dollar utility giant.

Goodbye Gauley Mountain: One Of The Most Seductive Environmental Documentaries Of The Year

Greg Archer | Posted 10.15.2013 | Impact
Greg Archer

Eco patriotism gets a delicious and effective makeover in Goodbye Gauley Mountain: An Ecosexual Love Story. And leave it to two enterprising lesbia...

Coal Rogue State of Emergency Tonight: Illinois Farm Town Fights Second High Hazard Coal Slurry Dam

Jeff Biggers | Posted 10.14.2013 | Green
Jeff Biggers

When Hillsboro residents gather this evening for a public hearing on a controversial permit proposal by a coal company to build a second toxic coal slurry impoundment within city limits, the stakes will go beyond the threatened health of this Illinois farm town.

Dave Jamieson

A Huge Win For Miners Who Take On Big Coal

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 06.21.2013 | Business

WASHINGTON -- In a ruling that could have wide implications for coal miners, a federal judge has rebuked a coal company for trying to sue a Kentucky m...

'War On Coal' Campaign Has Failed, Coal Lobby Concedes

Huffington Post | Dave Jamieson | Posted 06.12.2013 | Politics

The leading lobbying group for coal companies has acknowledged that the industry's relentless "War on Coal" mantra used to attack the Obama administra...

Should the U.S. Join the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative?

Betsy M. Taylor | Posted 07.29.2013 | Impact
Betsy M. Taylor

The US is gearing up to join a multinational movement for transparency in extractive industries, that offers bold and flexible powers for open, democratic public debate about extractive industries, in order to achieve goals of sustainable development, poverty reduction, and public accountability.

Who Speaks for Illinois on Fracking? Dr. Sandra Steingraber or Sierra Club, Compromising Environmental Groups?

Jeff Biggers | Posted 07.22.2013 | Green
Jeff Biggers

Before environmental lobbyists and legislators push a hydraulic fracking bill through the Illinois legislature, they need to sit down with farmers in Clinton County and learn how well regulations defended their water, farms and cankered lives from the contamination of coal slurry.

Cheering Record Coal Exports, Illinois Gov. Quinn Joins Climate Deniers and Big Coal Mayhem

Jeff Biggers | Posted 07.02.2013 | Green
Jeff Biggers

Within hours of renowned climate scientists announcing a staggering milestone in carbon dioxide emissions, Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn rolled out the booster wagons for Big Coal and celebrated his state's five-fold increase in record coal exports.

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 ...

Dave Jamieson

How Sequestration Hurts Miners But Not Coal Companies

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 03.26.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The nation's miners will be among those paying a high price for Congressional sequestration, with the head of the federal agency for min...

The Poison We Never Talk About in School

Bill Bigelow | Posted 04.03.2013 | Green
Bill Bigelow

The most dangerous substance in the world is barely mentioned in the school curriculum. Coal.

Europe's 'Coal Renaissance' Masks Industry Downfall

Justin Guay | Posted 03.26.2013 | Green
Justin Guay

All told, since 2010 there has been a net closure of coal capacity in the EU of about 10GW. So what has the EU been building? Lots and lots of gas, wind and solar.

Watershed Victory Against Big Coal Nears! Illinois Town Celebrates Proposed Denial of Strip Mine Permit

Jeff Biggers | Posted 02.06.2013 | Green
Jeff Biggers

After waging a tireless six-year campaign in the historic Spoon River region of central Illinois, residents in the small town of Canton are celebrating a state hearing officer's proposed denial of a permit to a rogue coal company for a devastating stripmine.

The Other Loser in 2012

Mike Lux | Posted 01.19.2013 | Politics
Mike Lux

The many losers on the Republican side were to my mind some of the people and groups who have degraded our politics and policies in the worst kind of way. But there is one other set of people and groups who lost in this election.

Virginia's Wayne Powell: An Environmental Profile in Courage

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 01.03.2013 | Politics
Marcia G. Yerman

I was impressed to hear candidate Wayne Powell (who is challenging incumbent Republican House Majority Leader Eric Cantor for his seat in the 7th District of Virginia) speak boldly and openly about the environment. Virginia is a crucial swing state. This congressional race is certainly one to watch.

Soot: Filthy and Sickening

Dominique Browning | Posted 12.26.2012 | Green
Dominique Browning

People everywhere have a sacred right to clean air. Let's make sure we protect that right here at home and our children will breathe easier.

Stop the War on Health

Adrianna Quintero | Posted 11.26.2012 | Latino Voices
Adrianna Quintero

Our businesses need certainty in policy in order to invest and compete. Our communities need clean air and water to thrive. Congressional intervention to protect polluters over people ignores what the majority of Americans want and puts us and our country's ability to compete at risk.

'Green News Report' - September 25, 2012

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 11.25.2012 | 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...

'Green News Report' - September 20, 2012

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 11.20.2012 | 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!. TWITTER:...