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Evaluating Ingenuitive Pathways to a Sustainable Future and Other Hot Pubs

Evaluating Ingenuitive Pathways to a Sustainable Future and Other Hot Pubs

August 18, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Member Reports Truck Fuel Economy Standards: On August 18, 2011, the National Wildlife Federation released a report: “Trucks That Work: How New Fuel Efficiency and Greenhouse Gas Standards Will Deliver Better, Cleaner, Cheaper-to-Operate Trucks —– and Why it Matters for Truck Owners, Wildlife and the U.S. Economy.” The report focuses on the first ever standards […]

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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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Mountaintop Removal Mining Kills Fish

Mountaintop Removal Mining Kills Fish

February 23, 2010 by · 1 Comment 

A biologist from Wake Forest University was scheduled to brief U.S. Senators today on yet another environmental problem caused by the practice of mountaintop removal coal mining: poisoned fish. Dead and deformed fish in surrounding streams are a consequence of selenium pollution from mountaintop coal mining, which is causing permanent damage to the environment and […]

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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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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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Debate Over Mountaintop Removal Coal Mining Set for Tonight

Debate Over Mountaintop Removal Coal Mining Set for Tonight

January 21, 2010 by · 1 Comment 

In a much-anticipated televised event, this Thursday Robert F. Kennedy Jr. will debate Don Blankenship about the future of coal and the practice of mountaintop removal mining. Kennedy is the chief litigator for the Waterkeeper’s Alliance, an environmental group; Blankenship is CEO of Massey Energy, a coal producer recently threatened with a lawsuit for EPA […]

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Stop Mountaintop Removal Mining, Scientists Say

Stop Mountaintop Removal Mining, Scientists Say

January 8, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

A group of 12 eminent scientists have called for a halt to mountaintop mining. At a press conference, the hydrologists, ecologists and engineers (some of them National Academy of Sciences members) said they’d discovered extensive evidence of permanent damage to the environment and dangers to human health from the practice of blowing off the tops […]

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Hundreds Protest Mountaintop Removal Coal Mining

Hundreds Protest Mountaintop Removal Coal Mining

December 10, 2009 by · 1 Comment 

Yesterday about 300 environmental activists gathered outside the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection headquarters, calling for an end to blasting on Coal River Mountain. Robert F. Kennedy Jr. addressed the rally, which was organized by Coal River Mountain Watch, and said that mountaintop removal mining in Appalachia is a crime, and that if the […]

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CD Brings Together Musicians Against Mountaintop Removal

CD Brings Together Musicians Against Mountaintop Removal

December 8, 2009 by · Leave a Comment 

Coal Country, the documentary about mountaintop removal in Appalachia, now has a companion CD called Coal Country Music. Sales of the CD, which features songs by Willie Nelson, John Prine and Natalie Merchant, will benefit the Alliance for Appalachia, an organization working to end mountaintop removal.

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