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Environmental Group Sues Wisconsin State Agency

Environmental Group Sues Wisconsin State Agency

February 23, 2010 by · 1 Comment 

Last week, the Wisconsin Sierra Club sued the state’s Department of Natural Resources, saying that agency has failed to provide requested records on several state-owned coal plants. The Sierra Club is trying to ensure that the plants are in compliance with the federal Clean Air Act. The group requested the records in October. The plants […]

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Join the Rainforest Action Network’s Day of Action this Thursday

Join the Rainforest Action Network’s Day of Action this Thursday

February 17, 2010 by · 1 Comment 

This Thursday, February 18, will be a social media day of action to stop mountaintop removal coal mining. Rainforest Action Network (RAN) is organizing the effort aimed at JP Morgan Chase, which finances the destructive practice. JP Morgan Chase maintains a financial relationship with Massey Energy, which is responsible for most of the mountaintop removal […]

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West Virginia Treesitters Still in Trees

West Virginia Treesitters Still in Trees

January 31, 2010 by · 1 Comment 

Two protesters remain in the trees on Coal River Mountain, blocking Massey Energy from continuing to blow up the mountaintop. The company has been attempting to dislodge them by blasting air horns and shining floodlights on them at night. Earlier this week, a man attempting to bring supplies to the protesters was arrested. Yesterday, West […]

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16 States and New York City Back the EPA’s Endangerment Finding on CO2

16 States and New York City Back the EPA’s Endangerment Finding on CO2

January 26, 2010 by · 1 Comment 

When the EPA issued guidelines on regulating large stationary sources of CO2 late last year through the authority of the Clean Air Act, industry groups voiced their displeasure while environmentalists celebrated. Some of those industry groups, including Massey Energy and three other coal companies, the Industrial Miners Association and the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association, filed […]

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Last Night’s Coal Debate

Last Night’s Coal Debate

January 22, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Robert Kennedy Jr. came out swinging in last night’s much-anticipated debate over coal, saying that coal companies were “liquidating the state for cash.” Massey Energy CEO Don Blankenship responded with the claim that his industry offers badly needed jobs, provides cheap electricity and supports the communities in which they operate. There was little common ground […]

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Protesters Halt Mountaintop Blasting In West Virginia

Protesters Halt Mountaintop Blasting In West Virginia

January 21, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Armed with banners reading “Save Coal River Mountain” and EPA Stop the Blasting,” protestors halted blasting on Coal River Mountain today with a five-person tree-sit. The protesters, associated with Climate Ground Zero and Mountain Justice, are on platforms approximately 60 feet up two tulip poplar trees and one oak tree next to where Massey Energy […]

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