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Moving Mountains Tragedy 2014: Stunning Court Denial of Appalachian Health Crisis

Jeff Biggers | Posted 08.22.2014 | Green
Jeff Biggers

In a breathtaking but largely overlooked ruling this week, a federal judge agreed that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers may disregard studies on the health impacts of mountaintop removal mining in its permitting process.

The Few and the Many: Linking a Campaign to a Movement

Eileen Flanagan | Posted 04.28.2013 | Impact
Eileen Flanagan

When I handcuffed my wrist to the White House fence on February 13 along with author Bill McKibben, the Sierra Club's Michael Brune, civil rights icon Julian Bond and 44 others, it was a big moment for my organization, Earth Quaker Action Team.

Dirty Pictures, Dirty Water and Dirty Politics

Jonathan Askin | Posted 08.14.2012 | Politics
Jonathan Askin

Don't get me wrong -- child pornography is terrible and water pollution is horrible. But chilling a witness with allegations that she's a child pornographer rather than a public-spirited whistleblower performing her civic duty is outrageous.

Have You No Decency, Republicans? Congress Must Censure Extremist Members Over 'Child Porn' Abuse of Coal Mining Witness

Jeff Biggers | Posted 08.05.2012 | Green
Jeff Biggers

The reckless congressional staff behind this unconscionable act of abuse of power, paid by our tax dollars, must be brought to justice.

Obscenity: I Know It When I See It

Aaron Bady | Posted 08.05.2012 | Green
Aaron Bady

Maria Gunnoe was going to show a picture to the House Committee on Natural Resources, a photo of a five-year-old child bathing in brown, poisonous water. After the hearing, the capitol police took her aside for questioning about "child pornography."

Ordinary Citizens Fight Big Coal in The Last Mountain

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 02.11.2012 | Green
Marcia G. Yerman

Featuring citizen activists fighting for clean air and water against entrenched interests and corporate dollars, the documentary combines backstory, statistics, and human interest to explain more fully the narrative of where our electricity comes from.

The Last Mountain -- New Documentary Chronicles Coal Mining's Collateral Damage

Michael Rose | Posted 08.14.2011 | Los Angeles
Michael Rose

Maria Gunnoe's fight to stop MTR and transform the Appalachian Mountains into a wind energy powerhouse attracted filmmaker Bill Haney and his partners, who feature her in their documentary, The Last Mountain.

Will President Obama Screen Last Mountain Film at White House -- And Then Abolish Mountaintop Removal?

Jeff Biggers | Posted 08.02.2011 | Green
Jeff Biggers

While The Last Mountain opens in theaters on Friday, its most important screening should take place at the White House Family Theatre.

Environmental Activism: 33rd Mountainfilm in Telluride Focuses on Action

Jerry Cope | Posted 07.26.2011 | Green
Jerry Cope

For 33 years the Mountainfilm in Telluride festival has established an annual tradition of bringing together filmmakers, environmentalists, educators...

Big Coal's Rally of Denial: Coalfield Citizens Bring Message of Growing Health Care Crisis to State Capitol

Jeff Biggers | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jeff Biggers

Besieged citizens from the central Appalachian coalfields faced down Acting West Virginia Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin and a large crowd of Big Coal lobbyist...

Historic Senate Hearings on Clean Water Protection Act Today: We All Live Downstream

Jeff Biggers | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jeff Biggers

Over 1,300 miles of streams have been sullied and jammed by mountaintop removal operations. Over 500 mountains have been blown to bits.

Even So, The Best Day of the Year

Carl Pope | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Carl Pope

Losing an old laptop is somehow not so important when you hear what the real environmental heroes in this world are up against.