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Dave Jamieson

There's No War On Coal. There's A War On Coal Miners

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 06.02.2014 | Politics

Whistleblower Justin Greenwell told regulators that his company, Armstrong Coal, was misreporting the dust levels in his mine, potentially putting min...

Dave Jamieson

Obama's 'War On Coal' Is About To Save Coal Miners' Lives

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 04.23.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- On Wednesday the Labor Department announced new rules that will tighten the standards protecting U.S. miners from black lung disease, a ...

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.

Black Lung Deniers

Richard Trumka | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Richard Trumka

Coal companies, their lawyers and their hand-picked doctors will go to any length -- ethical or not -- to deny the small monthly benefits that stricken miners are due under the Black Lung Benefits Act.

Illinois Ranks As Worst Rogue Coal State: Strip Mine Permit to Serial Violator Stuns Residents

Jeff Biggers | Posted 07.01.2013 | Green
Jeff Biggers

Whether she runs for governor or not, Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan would need nine lives to bring the state's notoriously broken regulatory system into compliance with the nation's most reckless coal industry.

You'll Never Guess What THIS Is

Posted 04.15.2013 | Science

By: Stephanie Pappas, LiveScience Senior Writer Published: 04/15/2013 07:44 AM EDT on LiveScience A beautiful black-and-white image that looks lik...

GOP Worships the 'Hand,' Disrespects Those Who Work With Them

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 05.04.2013 | Politics
Leo W. Gerard

The invisible hand of the market, which the GOP worships as an infallible god, is curled into a fist and is pounding America's lowest-paid workers.

Dave Jamieson

'Playing Politics With People's Lives'

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 08.18.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Someday, a device known as the personal dust monitor could save coal miners a lot of misery. The "PDM," as it's known in mining circ...

Black Lung: Coal's Dirty Politics

Mary Anne Hitt | Posted 09.26.2012 | Green
Mary Anne Hitt

House Republicans and the coal industry are putting profits and politics above public health, specifically above the health of those workers they are so quick to defend in pro-coal commercials and at public hearings.

'Green News Report' - July 19, 2012

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 09.18.2012 | 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: Hot town,...

Black lung surges back in coal country

The Center for Public Integrity | Posted 09.08.2012 | Green
The Center for Public Integrity

By Chris HambyiWatch NewsPRESTONSBURG, Ky. -- Ray Marcum bears the marks of a bygone era of coal mining. At 83, his voice is raspy, his eastern Kent...

Dave Jamieson

GOP Gives Christmas Gift To Big Coal, Endangers Miners

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 12.19.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- As House Republicans and Democrats patted one another on the back over their new spending agreement Friday, advocates for coal miners we...

Black Lung Disease On The Rise Again

Posted 07.23.2011 | Healthy Living

Black lung disease, long a killer of coal miners, is on the rise again after retreating in the 30 years since Congress passed tougher mine safety ...

Persistent Black Lung, Old Scourge Of Coal, Found In Autopsies Of Most Massey Miners

The Center for Public Integrity | Posted 07.19.2011 | Green
The Center for Public Integrity

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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...

Energy Sec. Chu Calls for More Black Lung, Strip-Mining, Coal Ash, Coal Slurry and Coalfield Poverty

Jeff Biggers | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jeff Biggers

Chu triumphantly told his Big Coal listeners that he would "save coal" by investing billions into still infeasible, prohibitively expensive, unproven and fanciful carbon capture and storage (CCS) technology.

Green News Report -- March 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: China beats ...

Green News Report -- March 16, 2010 (Audio)

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport Now available via Stitcher Radio's way cool app! Listen on your iPhone, Android, Palm Pre and BlackBerry! IN TODAY'S RADI...

What's the Matter With Midwestern Democrats and Coal?

Jeff Biggers | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jeff Biggers

What's the matter with the Democrats in the Midwest and the challenge of coal? Have they turned their backs on the great American pastoral and our de...

Does the President's "Clean Coal" Glibness Turn American Citizens Into Acceptable Collateral Damage?

Jeff Biggers | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Jeff Biggers

Does Obama's glibness, for whatever reasons of practicality or politics, turn American citizens into acceptable collateral damage in a confounding defense of our nation's dirty energy policy?

Hechler's Wake Up Call to Greens and Liberals: Big Coal Denial Calls for Hellraisers

Jeff Biggers | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jeff Biggers

Tragic lessons in history remind us that the coal crisis and its deniers call for more hellraisers, not compromise.

Hey Sen. Durbin: FutureGen Dogs Bark, Green Caravan Moves On

Jeff Biggers | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Jeff Biggers

While Durbin's eyes are on the prize of "38 billion tons of coal" that sit under our feet in the Illinois coal basin, he is missing the renewable energy revolution that is sweeping the rest of the nation.

Blago's Symbolic Parting Gift to Dirty Coal: Will Obama Follow?

Jeff Biggers | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Jeff Biggers

Impeachment notwithstanding, Gov. Rod Blagojevich signed a bill this week that will send another $18 million down the "clean coal" rabbit hole in Illinois. The delusional symbolism couldn't be more obvious.