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Court: Mountaintop Removal Mines Polluted Streams

AP | By JONATHAN MATTISE | Posted 08.06.2014 | Green

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A federal judge has ruled that two Alpha Natural Resources mountaintop removal mines in southern West Virginia illegally po...

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...

10 Reasons Clean Coal Is Offensive

Kevin Grandia | Posted 09.16.2012 | Green
Kevin Grandia

"Clean coal" is nothing more than a made up marketing phrase .It is PR spin not based in reality and President Obama and his campaign team are playing a part in trying to dupe the public again

Protests Begin At Bank of America Shareholder Meeting

Posted 05.09.2012 | Politics

Activists from Occupy Wall Street, the environmental movement and labor unions, along with victims of home foreclosures, have begun massive demonstrat...

Zach Carter

Bank Of America Meeting Gets Protestors Warmed Up For Democratic National Convention

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 05.09.2012 | Politics

Dozens of good-government groups, Occupy Wall Street contingents, environmental activists, struggling homeowners and institutional investors are desce...

Jaybird Flies

Henry J. Stern | Posted 09.25.2011 | New York
Henry J. Stern

MTA chief Walder had a number of good reasons for his secretive flight from New York and the MTA.

EPA Guidance on Mountaintop Removal: Acceptable Birth Defects and Cancer Corridors in Appalachian Coalfields?

Jeff Biggers | Posted 09.21.2011 | Green
Jeff Biggers

The once proud EPA that promised "to protect 95% of aquatic life and fresh water streams in central Appalachia" and defend the Clean Water Act and health of coalfield residents has succumbed to right-wing political and legal pressures.

Mountaintop Removal Threatens National Treasure

Renee Hodges | Posted 08.08.2011 | Green
Renee Hodges

Fayette County is one of the most beautiful counties in West Virginia. If Frasure Creek Mining LLC is permitted to move forward, that would mean a total of over 3,000 acres of mountaintop removal.

In Memoriam: Judy Bonds, MTR Activist and Superstar

David Novack | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
David Novack

Judy Bonds will always be loved by the growing masses who have cheered her work -- and who now cheer her journey on.

The Wizards of Finance -- Part 2

J Henry Fair | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
J Henry Fair

One of the most interesting thing about carbon energy is its propensity for continuous monetization. The definition of sustainable energy includes pe...

The Wizards of Finance

J Henry Fair | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
J Henry Fair

The Wizards of Finance are slowly backing away from mountaintop removal mining (MTR) like the well-brought up from a drunk, puking, distant cousin. A...

Risking Arrest to Plant Trees on a Mountaintop Removal Site

Morgan Goodwin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Morgan Goodwin

Today 44 volunteer 'reclamation workers' (activists) illegally marched onto a supposedly reclaimed mine site to plant trees. Why? Because the 'recla...

Appalachia Is Rising Up Against Mountaintop Removal Coal Mining

Liz Butler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Liz Butler

Two years ago this month, I flew in a helicopter over Appalachian coal country in Kentucky. After we landed and I drove off, I cried. I was in Ken...

Ashley Judd Fights Back After Big Coal Attack

Rob Perks | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Rob Perks

Proponents of mountaintop removal hung a banner in eastern Kentucky, mocking Ashley Judd for her efforts to raise awareness of the environmental, economic and cultural damage being wrought by the world's worst coal mining.

Mountaintop Mining Motivational Posters?

Rob Perks | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Rob Perks

Wouldn't these look great hanging on the walls at EPA and other agencies with oversight over mountaintop removal coal mining?

Mountaintop Removal Redux: Bobby vs. Blankenship II

Rob Perks | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Rob Perks

Visit NRDCs Switchboard Blog

In a reprise of the debate between NRDC's Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. and Massey Coal CEO Don Blankenship over mountaintop removal coal mining, the Washington newspaper The Hill published dueling pieces by both adversaries in today's edition. 

Country Stars Come Out Against Mountaintop Removal

Rob Perks | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Rob Perks

It is time to save the Appalachians from mountaintop removal coal mining. Music Saves Mountains just may mark the swan song for this horrendous crime against nature and our heritage.

Friends of Coal vs. Friends of Wood

Rob Perks | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Rob Perks

I don't know Chris Chanlett, but I like his style. A self-described farmer and landscaper, he writes in the Charleston Gazette about his unique perspective on the "coal war" being waged in Appalachia.

EPA to Revoke Permit for Infamous WV Mountaintop Removal Mine

Rob Perks | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Rob Perks

The EPA is taking unprecedented action to bring to an end the saga of the infamous Spruce Mine, jamming a stake in the heart of what would have been the largest mountaintop removal project in the history of West Virginia.

Facing Coal Hard Facts at Interior Department

Rob Perks | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Rob Perks

The Interior Department could -- and should -- have published proposed changes right away and proceeded straight to public input.

Interior Department Comes Out Strong (Rhetorically) on Mountaintop Removal

Rob Perks | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Rob Perks

Interior doing its job by pledging to crack down on mountaintop removal? That's certainly welcome news. Aye, but there's a rub.

Obama's First Year a Good One for the Environment

Rob Perks | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Rob Perks

As someone who spent considerable time tracking every good, bad, and ugly environmental action by the Bush administration, I can say without a doubt that things are looking a whole lot brighter under the new regime.

The Must-See New Film Coal Country

Bruce Nilles | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Bruce Nilles

This week's post was co-written by Mary Anne Hitt, deputy director of the Sierra Club Beyond Coal Campaign"My hope is this superb documentary will sho...

Coal Baron Don Blankenship's Crazy Talk on Climate Change

Rob Perks | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Rob Perks

Perhaps Blankenship's extreme wealth is why Forbes magazine decided to interview him. But what shines through more than anything is Blankenship's extreme anti-environmental worldview.

Defending Dolly from Big Coal Bullies

Rob Perks | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Rob Perks

This misguided boycott is akin to a neighbor refusing your dinner invitation unless you agree to let him burn down your house afterwards.