Thanks to a growing grassroots movement, a broad alliance of Kentucky activists sent a message across the nation today: A just transition to a clean-energy future, even in the heartland of coal country Kentucky, is possible.
The consensus outside Congress is that the U.S. is in a desperate race to restore its manufacturing sector. Will the new Congress have the sense not to stand in the way? Let's hope they dust off their bios of Coolidge.
The recent elections were a setback for national environmental advocates. But for a small city near San Francisco, it demonstrated that poor communities can still control their shorelines and, perhaps, their own destinies.
If you ever wanted evidence that the coal industry is corrupting our politics, look no further than the state of Kansas and the decision by Governor Mark Parkinson to fire his chief environmental official Rod Bremby.