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A New Coal Power Station the Coal Industry Won't Boast About

Bob Burton | Posted 09.15.2014 | Green
Bob Burton

When the US$1.35 billion coal-fired Norochcholai Power Station is commissioned by the Chinese President Xi Jinping on his visit to Sri Lanka this week, it is unlikely that the global coal industry will be waxing lyrical.

Dave Jamieson

Black Lung Disease Rates Skyrocket To Highest Levels Since 1970s

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 09.16.2014 | Business

The proportion of coal miners who suffer from an advanced form of black lung disease has skyrocketed in central Appalachia in recent years, according ...

The Ironies of Shipping U.S. Coal From B.C.

Jeffrey Rubin | Posted 09.08.2014 | Business
Jeffrey Rubin

If President Obama is committed to reducing carbon emissions from burning coal on the one hand, why is his administration so busy promoting coal exports on the other?

Lynne Peeples

Big Coal's Plans For The Pacific Northwest Take A Major Hit

HuffingtonPost.com | Lynne Peeples | Posted 08.19.2014 | Green

Doctors, tribal leaders, business owners and concerned parents are among those cheering a potentially major blow to Big Coal. On Monday, an Oregon ...

Big Coal Fights Regulations Despite Worker Pleas

www.newrepublic.com | Posted 08.03.2014 | Politics

“We’re dying, literally dying for you to help us,” Stanley Sturgill said....

Big Polluters Cry Wolf Over EPA Plan to Protect Health and Fight Climate Change

Frances Beinecke | Posted 07.25.2014 | Green
Frances Beinecke

Now that our nation is finally holding dirty industries accountable for the worst pollution in America -- pollution that increases the risk of asthma attacks, heart disease, lung cancer and causes climate change -- big emitters are using the same Chicken Little playbook.

Invest In the Future -- Not in Fossil Fuels

Frances Beinecke | Posted 06.29.2014 | Green
Frances Beinecke

Americans are worried about pollution -- oil trains running through their towns, fracking in their neighborhoods, coal dust in their air. They're worried about what the future will look like for their children if carbon pollution continues unchecked.

NRDC Action Fund and LCV Combine Forces to Represent the Public Interest in Politics

Frances Beinecke | Posted 06.16.2014 | Green
Frances Beinecke

The vision of a cleaner, more sustainable future is a powerful force. Fossil fuel companies spent heavily in the 2012 elections. Despite that massive investment, Americans swept clean energy and environmental champions into office around the nation.

Fossil Fuel Fiefdoms

Edward Flattau | Posted 03.31.2014 | Green
Edward Flattau

How do Louisiana and West Virginia break out of their well-entrenched culture of dependency on the fossil fuel industry?

Alison Lundergan Grimes Hits Mitch McConnell On Kentucky Jobs In New Ad

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

Kentucky Secretary of State and U.S. Senate candidate Alison Lundergan Grimes (D) released a new web ad Thursday featuring the story of an Eastern Ken...

Kate Sheppard

West Virginia Spill Exposes Disturbing Lack Of Data About Hazardous Chemicals

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 01.25.2014 | Green

The 300,000 residents of nine West Virginia counties affected by last Thursday's chemical spill are slowly starting to get notice that they can turn o...

Message to the Tea Party: Stop Trying to Drown Our Government

Heather Taylor-Miesle | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Heather Taylor-Miesle

After the debacle of the government shutdown, it's no surprise GOP lawmakers are pouncing on the botched rollout of the Affordable Health Care Act. Wh...

Another Tipping Point: US Coal Supply Decline So Real Even West Virginia Concurs (REPORT)

Anne Butterfield | Posted 11.07.2013 | Denver
Anne Butterfield

Everywhere we turn, environmental news is filled with horrid developments and glimpses of irreversible tipping points. Just a handful of examples a...

Global Warming and America's Slaveholders

Jonathan Wolfman | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Jonathan Wolfman

Those who say we needn't care much about warming because it's a cyclical, natural phenomenon miss the point entirely. The issue isn't whether or not there's cyclical global warning every so-many tens of thousands of years or even eons.

The Next Superstorm: Will Congress Protect Us?

Frances Beinecke | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green
Frances Beinecke

Coal industry lobbyists and House Republicans have chosen to spend the anniversary of Superstorm Sandy trying to block climate action and help the polluters who release the largest amount of global warming pollution in our nation.

PR Flack Caught on Tape Raises Ethical Problems for Coal Exports Campaign

Gabe Elsner | Posted 12.11.2013 | Green
Gabe Elsner

Edelman is one of many companies working to distort the facts and spin the energy debate on behalf of their fossil fuel industry clients.

A War on Coal?

William S. Becker | Posted 11.23.2013 | Politics
William S. Becker

Is President Obama waging a war on coal? That's the allegation from the coal industry and its champions in Congress as the Administration cracks down ...

Obama Officials Address 'Heavily Discussed' Energy Issue

AP | DINA CAPPIELLO | Posted 09.18.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama's top energy and environmental officials said Wednesday there is a future for coal, despite a pending regulation ...

Obama Plan Targeted By Coal Industry, Hill Allies

Center for Public Integrity | Kristen Lombardi | Posted 09.03.2013 | Politics

By Kristen Lombardi Center for Public Integrity Paul Bailey made the White House pitch on July 31. Flanked by six colleagues from the American Coa...

GOP Gov On Defense After Reported Ouster Of Top Environmental Official

Kate Sheppard | Posted 08.30.2013 | Politics

Ohio state Rep. Debbie Phillips (D) is seeking public records regarding the resignation of a top environmental official who told staffers last week th...

Rep. Lamborn Presses To Lift Coal Mining Restrictions Near Streams

The Colorado Independent | John Tomasic | Posted 08.03.2013 | Denver

From The Colorado Independent's John Tomasic. Colorado U.S. Rep. Doug Lamborn is pressing to lift restrictions that keep coal mining companies fro...

Bloomberg Giving Big Boost To Unusual Ally

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 07.02.2013 | Politics

New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg will host a fundraiser at his Manhattan home for Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.), according to BuzzFeed. Tickets f...

White House Has Coal Industry On The Defensive

AP | MATTHEW BROWN | Posted 08.31.2013 | Politics

COLSTRIP, Mont. — After several years of taking a beating from the poor economy, new pollution rules and a flood of cheap natural gas, the coal ...

Billionaire's Coal Operations Struggle As Business Owners Go Unpaid

AP | DYLAN LOVAN | Posted 08.16.2013 | Business

-- West Virginia billionaire Jim Justice made his fortune in coal and agriculture, and he is revered in his home state as the man who rescued the his...

'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...