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Red States Are Way Ahead of Congress on Global Warming

Elliott Negin | Posted 07.30.2014 | Politics
Elliott Negin

Americans across the country have been grappling with a range of severe, climate change-related weather events, including prolonged droughts, extreme precipitation, heat waves and, like Florida, coastal flooding. And majorities in both blue and red districts want federal action.

'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...

Climate Denier Steve Milloy Now Director at Coal Giant Murray Energy, On CPAC Global Warming Panel Today

Brendan DeMelle | Posted 05.06.2014 | Green
Brendan DeMelle

If you produce a deadly and dangerous product that needs defending, then Steve Milloy is your man. His business card might as well read "science denier for hire." Apparently, Murray Energy is the latest polluter to make the call to book the Junkman's disinformation services.

Coal Baron Digs a Deeper Hole

Elliott Negin | Posted 04.04.2014 | Green
Elliott Negin

Murray Energy Corp. -- the largest producer of underground coal in the country -- alleges that the EPA has illegally ignored the impact of Clean Air Act enforcement on jobs in the coal industry. Rhetoric aside, does Murray Energy have a legitimate beef with the EPA?

Blogger Asks Court: Dismiss Libel Case Over Article Linking Cuccinelli to Coal CEO Murray

David Halperin | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green
David Halperin

This morning, my co-counsel from the ACLU of Ohio and I filed a motion asking a federal court to dismiss a defamation lawsuit filed by Robert Murray, ...

Meet the Extremist Coal Baron Bankrolling Ken Cuccinelli's Campaign

Mike Stark | Posted 11.20.2013 | DC
Mike Stark

Murray's status as the largest individual donor to Cuccinelli's campaign should raise questions in Virginia: What does Bob Murray expect in return for his investment? (It's worth noting that Murray Energy has no mining presence in Virginia.) What promises has Cuccinelli made to Murray Energy and Bob Murray?

Coal Company Now Hiring -- After Blaming Obama For Layoffs

The Huffington Post | Bonnie Kavoussi | Posted 01.24.2013 | Business

The coal company that announced layoffs right after President Barack Obama's reelection now is hiring again, according to The New Republic. Murray ...

Coal Boss Changes His Mind About Obama Layoffs

The New Republic | Alec MacGillis | Posted 03.26.2013 | Business

In the middle of last summer, as the presidential race was heading into its home stretch, there was a flurry of news about layoffs at Ohio coal mines ...

"Coal Doesn't Kill. Coal Operators Kill."

Carl Pope | Posted 01.20.2013 | Green
Carl Pope

Problems afflicting the coal industry are the direct result of the historic attitudes of its operators -- not actually the resource itself, or the men, women and communities who produce and rely upon it.

Plutocrats Want to Own Your Vote

Bill Moyers | Posted 12.22.2012 | Politics
Bill Moyers

Back in the first the Gilded Age, in the 19th century, bosses in company towns lined up their workers and marched them to vote as a bloc. Now, the Gilded Age is back , with a vengeance. Welcome to the plutocracy -- the remains of the ol' USA.

CEO Who Told His Workers To Vote For Obama, Or Else, Says He Wasn't Trying To Intimidate Them

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 10.15.2012 | Business

For Westgate Resorts CEO David Siegel, telling his employes they’ll lose their jobs if President Obama is reelected isn’t a threat. It’s a fact....

Super-Rich CEO To Workers: You're All Fired If Obama Wins

Posted 10.15.2012 | Business

The super-rich guy who claims he’s the one who got George W. Bush elected is doing everything he can to make sure Mitt Romney wins in November too. ...

Coal Company's Pro-Romney Coercion Leads To Calls For Investigation

The Huffington Post | Bonnie Kavoussi | Posted 10.09.2012 | Business

The Ohio Democratic Party has requested a criminal investigation of the Ohio-based Murray Energy, after the coal company allegedly told employees to d...

Coal Baron Pressures Miners Into Bankrolling Romney: Report

The Huffington Post | Dave Jamieson | Posted 10.04.2012 | Politics

Over at the New Republic, Alec MacGillis reports on the extent to which Ohio coal baron Bob Murray pressures his mining employees to underwrite the ca...

Romney Backer's Coercion Sparks Fright

The New Republic | Posted 10.04.2012 | Politics

IT IS BOTH a pundit's truism and a mathematical reality that Mitt Romney's path to the White House runs through Ohio. And that path, in turn, runs thr...

'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:...

LISTEN: Mine Workers Attended Romney Rally For Fear Of Losing Jobs

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 08.29.2012 | Business

Click play to listen to news radio WWVA's interview with Murray Energy Company executive Rob Moore. Would you give up a day’s pay to see Mitt Ro...

Judge 'Outraged' At Utah Mine Collapse Deal

AP | PAUL FOY | Posted 05.15.2012 | Green

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A federal judge said Wednesday he was outraged over a plea deal that settles criminal charges against the operator of a Utah c...

Dave Jamieson

Disgraced Senator Resurfaces Lobbying For Big Coal

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 12.22.2011 | Green

WASHINGTON -- Having left Congress after an embarrassing 2007 arrest, former Sen. Larry Craig (R-Idaho) has quietly reemerged in Washington as a lobby...

Lucia Graves

Republican Global Warming Deniers Funded By Energy Industry

HuffingtonPost.com | Lucia Graves | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Pennsylvania Senate candidate Pat Toomey drew headlines when he said in a local radio interview on Friday, that the degree to which human activity is ...

Oklahoma Sen. Inhofe Walks Out on TVA Disaster Hearings

Dave Cooper | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Dave Cooper

Did Sen. Inhofe have an important engagement -- something more important than the problem of one million pounds of arsenic being dumped in our drinking water?

Mine Safety Agency Was "Negligent" In Protecting Utah Miners

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The Labor Department's Inspector General said Monday that the federal agency responsible for ensuring the safety of the nation's coal miners was "negl...

Safety Fears Shut Another Murray Energy Mine In Utah

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

An energy company that owned the Crandall Canyon mine where nine people were killed in two collapses last August has shut another of its Utah coal min...