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Longwall Mining's Aftershocks and Destruction: Interview on Blockbuster New Study on Big Coal's Dirty Secret

Jeff Biggers | Posted 06.18.2011 | Green
Jeff Biggers

Flawed state regulatory policies for underground longwall coal mining have not only failed to protect American citizens and their private property and critically important waterways, but stand in violation of state constitutions.

SOS: Day 12,065 of Mountaintop Removal Disaster: Appalachia is Rising (Again)

Jeff Biggers | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jeff Biggers

It was on this day in 1977 a liberal president who campaigned to end the strip-mining wars signed the admittedly "watered down" Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act as an act of compromise.

Irreparable Damage: Senate Must Block OSM Nominee Pizarchik Today

Jeff Biggers | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jeff Biggers

Given the irreparable damage of his mining record, Pizarchik's entrenched support of the coal industry suggests that the OSM would continue its decades-old tradition of lawlessness and betrayal of coalfield residents.

New Year's Resolution: Mountaintop Removal Ends in 2010

Jeff Biggers | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jeff Biggers

In the meantime, this absolutely unnecessary process of strip mining has devastated the peace and prosperity of a region for over a generation.

Breaking: Suit Cites Chronic Pizarchik Failure: Millions Call for OSM Nominee Withdraw

Jeff Biggers | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jeff Biggers

Pizarchik's hearing on Tuesday will be a litmus test of the Obama administration's--and the US Senate's--commitment to appointing and confirming agency directors who believe in science and law in our nation's coalfields.

Fearless Tree-Sit in Coal Blasting Area Calls Out Failed Regulations

Jeff Biggers | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jeff Biggers

In a stunning blow to mountaintop removal blasting operations in the Coal River Valley of West Virginia this morning, two fearless protesters scaled massive trees and unfurled banners.