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Kate Sheppard

Face Of Coal Company's Advocacy Ads Is Actually A Solar Consultant

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 06.11.2014 | Green

One of the public faces of a major ad campaign aimed at touting coal's benefits for the developing world is actually a solar industry consultant based...

Rising Tide on Campuses: 7 Wash U Students Arrested Over Peabody Coal Trustee

Jeff Biggers | Posted 07.02.2014 | Green
Jeff Biggers

Today's action followed a historic 17-day sit-in at the St. Louis campus, where hundreds of Washington University students have joined in a campaign to remove Peabody Energy CEO Greg Boyce from the Board of Trustees, as part of other demands to cut university ties with the coal industry giant.

What's the Word? Wash U Sit-In Against Peabody Coal Enters Historic Third Week

Jeff Biggers | Posted 06.24.2014 | Green
Jeff Biggers

Students continued to press demands after a faltering statement released yesterday by Chancellor Mark Wrighton.

Students Sit-In, Rally to Get Washington University to Cut Ties With Peabody Coal

Mary Anne Hitt | Posted 06.22.2014 | Green
Mary Anne Hitt

If you're looking for clean energy inspiration, we've had lots of it this past week, courtesy of a phenomenal group of Washington University (St. Loui...

Dear Mr. Peabody: No One's Loss of Life, Liberty and Health For Your Coal Profits Is Acceptable Collateral Damage

Jeff Biggers | Posted 06.18.2014 | Green
Jeff Biggers

In the tradition of King and the civil rights movement, students and community advocates at Southern Illinois University in Carbondale also held protests for divestment from Peabody yesterday.

Why the Great Wash U Sit-in Against Peabody Coal Matters: Which Side Are You on?

Jeff Biggers | Posted 06.15.2014 | Green
Jeff Biggers

Will other schools, alumni groups -- and investors in Peabody Energy -- follow the lead of the Washington U. students?

More Road Blockades of Peabody Coal's Dead End: Judy's Rock Film Chronicles Strip Mine Showdown in Southern Illinois (VIDEO)

Jeff Biggers | Posted 05.28.2014 | Green
Jeff Biggers

While Peabody Energy may have hired a notorious public relations firm to hawk its international ad campaign, a village trustee and her rural farming community have exposed the devastating legacy of the world's largest coal company near its historic Illinois beginnings.

Kate Sheppard

World's Biggest Coal Company, World's Biggest PR Firm Pair Up To Promote Coal For Poor People

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 03.28.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -– Peabody Energy Corp., the world's largest private-sector coal company, launched a public relations and advertising campaign last month...

UDPATE: Road Blockade Stops Peabody Loggers: Mr. Peabody's Coal Train Ain't Haulin' Rocky Branch Away: Illinois Residents Move to Halt Violation-Ridden Strip Mine

Jeff Biggers | Posted 05.13.2014 | Green
Jeff Biggers

Drawing a line in the sand on the state's coal rush -- and drawing statewide and national support -- their message is simple: Mr. Peabody's coal trains ain't haulin' our community away.

Breaking: Peabody Loggers Break Ground on Controversial Shawnee Hills Strip Mine -- Without Mining Permit

Jeff Biggers | Posted 05.11.2014 | Green
Jeff Biggers

With mounting violations and administrative errors, will Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan finally intervene in the most controversial strip mine in southern Illinois?

Illinois Residents Stand Up to Peabody Coal at Historic EPA Hearing: Will AG Madigan Bring Justice to Rocky Branch?

Jeff Biggers | Posted 04.22.2014 | Green
Jeff Biggers

It was a historic evening in Harrisburg, Illinois and for the first time in decades, southern Illinois residents brought the spotlight to issues of civil rights and the state's spiraling crisis from a poorly regulated coal mining rush.

Catastrophic Aggression From Fossil Fuel Producers

Carol Pierson Holding | Posted 02.03.2014 | Green
Carol Pierson Holding

It's hard to see the UN gaining any traction around proposed financial consequences for countries. But there are consequences for investor-owned companies. We know who those companies are, and now we know how much each is to blame.

Court Grants Corporations Impunity to Mug Retirees

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 08.10.2013 | Business
Leo W. Gerard

When a kid snatches an old lady's purse, it's punished as a crime. But when a corporation manipulates bankruptcy law to deny thousands of retired coal miners benefits they labored their entire lives to earn, it's endorsed by federal court.

Coal Exports, Bad for the Environment -- Duh

Kyle Ash | Posted 07.22.2013 | Green
Kyle Ash

Coal exports are good for the environment -- they are actually saying this. In Oregon and Washington State the coal industry has been pushing this line at town hall meetings, government hearings, and lobby visits.

Meet a New Endangered Species: The Coal Miner

Phaedra Ellis-Lamkins | Posted 07.06.2013 | Green
Phaedra Ellis-Lamkins

If we allow Patriot, Peabody and Arch to renege on their promises to their workers, retirees and widows, we'll be failing our fellow Americans.

Lucia Graves

Coal Companies' Dispute Leaves Miners' Benefits In Limbo

HuffingtonPost.com | Lucia Graves | Posted 05.04.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Alana Green worked underground. Not for the CIA or the police, but in a coal mine for eight hours a day, six days a week, for five years...

Calling Out the Corporate Charade

Sarita Gupta | Posted 06.17.2013 | Business
Sarita Gupta

Shareholder season is upon us, marking the beginning of another round of corporate America's dog-and-pony shows held to placate their cronies and pat each other on the back for another profitable year.

ALEC Energy Director Misleads the Wall Street Journal

Gabe Elsner | Posted 06.02.2013 | Green
Gabe Elsner

In Friday's Wall Street Journal story, "States Cooling to Renewable Energy," ALEC Energy, Environment and Agriculture Task Force Director Todd Wynn claimed, "I have not received one dime to work directly on renewable-energy mandates."

The Desperate Plight of Retired Coal Miners

Laurence Leamer | Posted 04.30.2013 | Politics
Laurence Leamer

The United Mine Workers is suing Peabody and Arch, saying they can't walk away from their obligations. But this isn't the first time coal companies have figured out a way to avoid social responsibility.

In Sandy's Wake: Top Romney Advisors Andrea Saul and Jim Talent Tied to Climate Change Denial

David Halperin | Posted 12.31.2012 | Politics
David Halperin

While Mitt Romney has flip-flopped on climate and energy issues, he has surrounded himself with people tied to the climate denial industry.

Top Romney Advisor Jim Talent Tied to Coal Lobbying, Walmart Spying -- and Todd Akin

David Halperin | Posted 12.01.2012 | Politics
David Halperin

Jim Talent, who oversees coal industry lobbying and then endorses coal in a Romney policy paper, symbolizes how Romney's "No Apology" mantra might play out in Washington -- as president, it seems, Romney could hand over public policy to special interests.

Judge Dismisses Lawsuit Over Wyoming Coal Leases

AP | BEN NEARY | Posted 10.03.2012 | Green

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — A federal judge has dismissed a legal challenge from environmental groups that sought to block federal coal leases in Wyoming'...

More Corporate Contradictions on Climate

Elliott Negin | Posted 08.01.2012 | Green
Elliott Negin

A new report analyzing more than two dozen Standard & Poor 500 companies found that despite their public pronouncements about the reality of global warming, three-quarters of them at least indirectly hindered climate change mitigation efforts.

Wildlands Are Your Lands

Michael Brune | Posted 11.27.2011 | Green
Michael Brune

Woody Guthrie put it best when he sang, "This land is your land." Until, that is, someone steals it from you.

Navajo Nation Settles Allegations Against Coal Company

AP | By FELICIA FONSECA | Posted 10.05.2011 | Business

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. -- The Navajo Nation has settled its allegations that a coal mining company conspired with others to cheat the tribe out of hundreds ...