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11-30
Massey lawyers seek to have justice removed from case
11-30
W.Va. must face the real cost of coal
11-30
Coal's global toll - Kyoto Re-Think Needed after U.S. Unmoved - Blair - UN seeks to broaden fight against global warming - Pro-Bush think-tank calls global warming `a myth' - Entering `Kyoto' Years, Warming World Wonders what Lies Beyond - Blair Urges Dialogue With US on Climate Change
11-30
Stand up against Don Blankenship (scroll down; write those letters to the editor to help counter Big Coal's massive propaganda campaign!)
11-30
Pa. shifting policy to protect streams; Order stopped long-wall mining near Fallowfield
11-30
Methylmercury and Children's Heart Function
11-30
Chemical spill teaches area many lessons
11-30
Judge: Truck weight up to legislature
11-30
A Premature Sunset for Pension Plans?  - It's a fundamental wrong to punish workers for what's beyond control 
11-30
Bhopal Disaster and Aftermath a Huge Violation of Human Rights: Amnesty
11-30
China acid rain "out of control"
11-30
Recount Effort Is Expanded To New Mexico and Nevada - Electronic Voting 1.0, and No Time to Upgrade
11-30
Tiny Fuel Particles Cause Heart Attacks
11-30
Energize Indiana with cleaner coal (Energize stupidity with repetition of the myth of "clean" coal! Cleaning up emissions may make the air cleaner, but what happens to what is removed form the smokestacks?) - Insisting on clean coal 
11-30
Judge halts two Wisconsin coal-fired power plants
11-30
UK Coal's surface mine plan blocked
11-30
In a World Below, Bedrock Resistance to Protests in Kiev 
11-30
Coal mine explosion in China kills 50 - Scant Chance of Survival for 141 Chinese Miners - 'Greed led to mine disaster'
11-30
Hydrogen Production Method Could Bolster Fuel Supplies
11-29
$ billion FutureGen plant (Let's throw more billions at real solar and other renewable energy technologies and remember that as long as there is mountaintop removal, there is no such thing as "clean" coal) - Microbes can digest abandoned coal seams, generating methane
11-29
Environmentalists troubled after Bush's re-election
11-29
Rescuers Trying to Reach Chinese Miners  -  Blast Traps Scores in Chinese Mine
11-29
Mining Jobs Growing
11-29
Bhopal still suffering, 20 years on
11-29
Spain Coal Emission Rights Seen Harmful to Endesa
11-29
Wind Industry Bids to Win Over Doubters
11-29
A Dream of Cleaner Fuel Just Might Be Realized
11-29
Carbon Storage Comes to Disused Texas Oil Fields 
11-28
US still holds out on Kyoto  - Greenhouse effect 'may benefit man'; Claims by pro-Bush think-tank outrage eco-groups
11-28
A temporary home: In Southern W.Va., more than 250 families still riding out flood
11-28
Life depends on fresh water
11-28
Coal Mine Blast in China Traps Hundreds - Mine Blast in China Traps Some 166 Worker - Coal Mine Explosion in China Traps 166
11-28
Survivors gaining ground in fight over deadly leak - Why my family are fighting for justice - 20 years on
11-28
Goodbye, golden-wings; Tiny West Virginia bird may make it to endangered list
11-28
Wind deadline; Time is running out for bats as new tax credit promotes the expansion of turbine projects
11-27
'We don't have much time'
11-27
Bhopal Chemical Also Stored in Charleston, WV - Remembering Bhopal Fears of catastrophic chemical leaks remain - Bhopal gave corporations a financial incentive to be responsible
11-27
Coal's global goal 
11-27
While the U.S. sells out its own environment to the highest bidder, China is getting serious about energy conservation
11-27
Commissioner: Coal trucks driving faster with lighter loads -    Crackdown on Overweight Coal Trucks has Taken an Unexpected Turn
11-27
Mine program safe for another nine months
11-27
Greene residents learn about mining impact
11-27
Fate of company, miners (stream, residents) lies with Pa. judge's ruling on stream - Cases closed in Maple Creek hearing
11-27
Jackson plans rally with ministers to call for election investigation
11-27
Agencies approve exploratory coal-bed methane wells
11-27
U.S. will feel effects of warming treaty
11-27
Prompt action is essential if climate change is to be tackled
11-27
Energy Supply and Pricing for a Sustainable Future
11-27
Pa. co-op group gets national recognition for solar panel system
11-27
Moon gas could meet Earth's energy demands 
11-26
Mine library: Not broken; why break it? 
11-26
Fundamental Flaws Put Our Voting System at Risk - More voting questions raised - Saudis, Enron money helped pay for US rigged election - Hearings on Ohio voting put 2004 election in doubt - Thugs, Racketeers Counting American Votes 
11-26
Birds Not Being Killed By Wind Farms - Ecologist
11-26
Market-based mercury rules best (Not! The EPA estimates that enforcement of existing toxic air pollution protections in the Clean Air Act will limit mercury pollution to 5 tons per year by 2008. "Clear" Skies weakens the limit to 26 tons per year by 2010!) - "Clear" Skies = Bush Smokescreen - "Clear Skies" plan falls far short - Mercury Rising: How Bush's Clear Skies Initiative Will Raise Pollution Levels - A mission to expose Bush policy on air, water -  New Jersey Adopts The Nation's Strongest Mercury And Arsenic Standards
11-26
Asia Faces Living Nightmare From Climate Change - Climate change to ravage tropics - UNM study says more forest fires ahead as global warming continues
11-26
 - Arctic People Seek Tropical Team on Global Warming - Health warnings urged for SUVs
11-26
Ancient climate switch could signify sharp increase in todays global temperature - Global warming: a perspective from earth history
11-26
Coal gets another look as home fuel    
11-26
China: Renewable energy law under consideration 
11-26
Hard coal, hard life in anthracite mines 
11-26
Fuel-Cell Firm Ceres Powers Ahead on London Debut - Statoil Says to Open Norway's First Hydrogen Station - Hondas and Hydrogen 
11-26
Energy Bosses Urge EU to Back Nuclear Power
11-25
Giles officials defend approach; A friend of apparent murder victim Sue Daniels disappointed police were not more thorough - Friends discuss what happened on Richmond Indymedia 
11-25
Nov. 26 is Buy Nothing Day: Buy nothing for Christmas and give a gift to Mother Earth - Stepping off the money-go-round - The Church of Stop Shopping
11-25
Thanksgiving's Hidden Costs
11-25
Good News Shows We Can Change
11-25
When will we retake our land from coal companies? (scroll down... Folks, help counteract the $millions the coal industry spends on propaganda by writing your own letters to the editors!)
11-25
Privatization of mine academy library worries federal workers
11-25
DEP sues TechSol Chemical
11-25
Decision likely Tuesday in Pa. longwall coal mining case
11-25
Global warming spurs disasters - Global warming a threat to insurers: IAG - Global warming appears to affect when Pennsylvania lakes freeze, thaw - It's Time to Get Serious About Global Warming - Global warmings other effects on the oceans
11-25
McCain ruffles GOP feathers with continued calls for action on climate change - U.S. Resists Carbon Dioxide Limits - Arctic Countries Agree on Perils of Climate Change but Not Solution - Group Passes on Addressing Global Warming - Global warming fight to get harder from 2012 -U.N - Bi-coastal warming plans take shape in Kyoto-less US
11-25
A Virtual Ecotopia
11-25
Sandia pushes limits of solar technology
11-25
Company hopes for breakthrough with clean coal process (Company and government ignore the extraction part of the coal-using process--as long as there is mountaintop removal, there is no such thing as "clean" coal!) - THE COAL PARADOX
11-25
Coal Ash: Toxic timebomb at Leckwith
11-25
Killer Pollution
11-25
Wind cheaper than gas or coal
11-25
Governor Rendell Calls for Further Review of Dredged Sediment Standard
11-25
Organization of western coal has begun 
11-25
Independent anthracite coal miners cling to traditional way of life
11-25
Coal sludge disaster: Aberfan survivor says flashbacks on nightshift cost her a factory job
11-25
Coalbed methane: Range Resources announces $219 million oil, gas field acquisition
11-24
State hopes to land big coal project - Deconstructing "Clean" Coal Bush's "Clean Coal" Boondoggle - Critics call 'clean-coal' plan a sooty smoke screen
11-24
Twenty Things to Know About Dow Chemical on the 20th Anniversary of Bhopal
11-24
Massey fined in three safety violations, mining death
11-24
Massey worker 11th state mine death - Boone mine accident victim ID'd
11-24
Byrd criticizes mine academy privatization
11-24
Judge gives DuPont deal preliminary approval
11-24
Clarification
11-24
Rights group sues over election results - GAO Will Investigate 2004 Elections - The Unexplained Election Poll Discrepancy   
11-24
Coloradans Vote to Embrace Alternative Sources of Energy - Wind Power Production Milestone
11-24
Fuel for nought: The adoption of biofuels would be a humanitarian and environmental disaster (In the US, the government subsidizes 51 cents per gallon!)
11-24
11-24
Groups Join, Seek Action on Global Warming 
11-24
Arctic Council report warns of dire consequences of global warming - Arctic Nations to Make Scant Promises to Slow Thaw
11-24
Energy firms continue coal bed methane quest
11-24
Plant in a position to survive after judge rules  
11-23
Bones may be those of missing biologist - Search called off; deaths considered murder-suicide  "Her passing will be viewed as a tragedy in the fields of wildlife biology and conservation biology. She was a brilliant scientist..." Goodbye Sue, We are so terribly saddened and sorry...
11-23
Funding bill extends mine cleanup program
11-23
Tragic: Miner protections gone
11-23
Byrd gets $15 million for King Coal Highway
11-23
Mining will ruin water and forests - Maynard, Massey ties worry plaintiff - Coal mining process will ruin state's water
11-23
Litigating the Election - Saving Your Right to Vote - How the Ohio election was rigged for Bush 
11-23
Coal production on rise after dropping last year - Momentum for Canadian coal heating up - As Energy Spikes, Coal Company Considers IPO
11-23
DuPont settlement would fund study 
11-23
Groups want to stop Cheat River logging 
11-23
Diesel fuel spills into Mingo County creek 
11-23
Big Spending Bill Makes a Winner of Mars Program but Many Losers Elsewhere - Congress ignoring future budget-busters 
11-23
D.C.-Area Businesses Launch Coalition to Fight Global Warming and Air Pollution
11-22
Search continues for Giles County woman - After Suspected Arson, Niklan Jones-Lezama Believed Dead, Sue Daniels Missing 
11-22
Massey created coalfield woes (Go Mary!  Everyone, please get in those letters to the editors; together we can counter Big Coal's lies on the airwaves!)
11-22
Disappearance of the world as we know it As Ice Thaws, Arctic Peoples at Loss for Words - Asian CEOs Warned of Threat From Climate Change - Bush's slapdown for Blair on climate change
11-22
More Ohio voter suppression testimony prompts upcoming legal filing for statewide recount 
11-22
Energy guru preaches post-petroleum future
11-22
Is 'hydrogen highway' the answer? 
11-22
China May Spend $10 Bln to Turn Coal Into Diesel, Other Fuels
11-21
Body found near fire site (Sue is an activist in the Stop Mountaintop Removal fight and an activist on many other issues.)  Activists Field Trip to West Virginia: Reportback on Mountain Range Removal - Arson sparks search for missing 2  - Man's body found in Giles County 
11-21
Coal Rivers namesake root of problem, some say; Cleanup efforts focus elsewhere (Several of the people quoted are members of both OVEC and Coal River Mountain Watch)
11-21
Mining hearing to be open to public  
11-21
CEOs stock sale eclipses profits; Blankenship shares net $17.6 million
11-21
Mining officials investigating Boone County mining fatal
11-21
Wind energy has pluses - and minuses
11-21
Fish consumption guidelines being reviewed - Mercury found in Mich. lake fish - Reducing mercury in the environment seen as complex, global challenge
11-21
Kyoto Protocol Ratification Supports Church Action Against Global Warming - Clear effects of global warming, except on U.S. policy
11-21
Towards Alternative Cities, the Green-Friendly Way
11-21
US companies rediscover coal-fired power plants (US breathers, beware) 
11-20
Blacksburg social activists listed as missing following suspected arson (Sue is an activist in the Stop Mountaintop Removal fight.  Please, Sue, tell us you are safe!) 
11-20
Home buyout program to be explored Dec. 9
11-20
Bush's second-term stamp on environment
11-20
No More Sham Elections - Study Finds Florida 'Ghost' E-Votes - 'Stinking Evidence' of Possible Election Fraud Found in Florida Ohio Recount Must Start Now
11-20

Wanting the environmental watchdogs to be called off - Mining owner feels financial squeeze of DEP order - Longwall miners fighting DEP edict

11-20

Coal Fallout: Legislation To Stop Bankruptcy Judges From Allowing End To Health Benefits

11-20
N.C. set to sue over coal plants; EPA slow to act against polluters
11-20
Sessions put focus on reducing mercury emissions
11-20
Enjoy the Arctic while it's still here - Climate change affecting environment, 2 reports say 
11-20
Fuel of the Future? Some Say Coal (Some are in denial about the ecological realties of global warming and unaware of the cultural and environmental devastation of mountain range removal) - Move over crude, it's coal's turn to shine - Burning to succeed
11-19
Meeting With Massey Chief Falls Short
11-19
Hearings on Ohio Voting Put 2004 Election in Doubt - Why Kerry Conceded Though He Had the Most Votes
11-19
Statistical Analysis - the Sole Method for Tracking E-Voting - Shows Irregularities May Have Awarded 130,000 - 260,000 or More Excess Votes to Bush in Florida; Research Team Calls for Investigation - Preliminary analysis shows electronic voting needs much improvement
11-19
Jay, Rahall seek protection for miners; Bill would prevent coal companies from terminating health care for retirees - 2 bills introduced to help miners
11-19
Bush fund-raisers get rewards; 246 pioneers win appointments
11-19
Shuffling is afoot in Bush administration's environment-related slots - 11th-Hour Additions to Funding Bill Trouble Environmentalists
11-19
Bets are on for drilling in Arctic refuge; New Senate mix finally favors GOP, president
11-19
The EPA wants stricter curbs on air pollution; Lax enforcement may undermine its "goals"
11-19
EDA set to issue bonds for power plant improvements
11-19
Melting Glaciers Threaten World Water Supply - A cold, hard look at a telltale region - Climate change already affects Arctic animals 
11-19
After seven-year gestation, Kyoto Protocol set to be born - US giants swinging to Kyoto - Russia Ratifies Kyoto, Starts on Feb. 16
11-19
Climate change issues heat up in D.C.; EPA signs partnerships, McCain wants more action - Greens declare war on Blair for 'failures' over climate change
11-19
STATE-LEVEL CANDIDATES RAISE $2 BILLION FOR 2002 ELECTIONS
11-19
Coal company manager sentenced to six months in jail
11-19
Lehigh Coal evades bankruptcy
11-19
PA Community Upset With Coal Trucks
11-19
PA DEP Promotes Recovery of Metals From Acid Mine Drainage as Economic Driver 
11-19
Methane a danger in stripped land (scroll down) 
11-18
West Virginians Reverse Trend of Election Complacency
11-18
McGraws' Revenge Hot, Cold and a la Mode
11-18
Lawyer Pours Controversy on Flood Case - Supreme Court Decision Still Pending; New Crop of Lawsuits Being Filed
11-18
Massey CEO stock sales nets millions - Massey still top coal producer in West Virginia - Coal Production
11-18
Mining peaks does damage to more than environment; `Appalachians' examines cultural residue of mining
11-18
MSHA's Lauriski gets job in mining industry - Not a proud legacy: Lauriski leaves woeful record at MSHA
11-18
Vote Recount to Settle Doubts? - Post-Election Statement of the Voting Justice Delegation of International Observers - Election Officials Find Possible Double Votes, Ballots Counted Twice - WAS IT HACKED? - Official Orders Recount in Washington State Race - Media Accused of Ignoring Election Irregularities
11-18
Manchin expects wave of voting system changes
11-18
THE END OF THE AGE OF OIL
11-18
Bush Administration Wants Artic Meltdown 
11-18
Kyoto protocol doesn't have to be out of our reach- Chinese gov't moves to comply with Kyoto- Can we stop global warming? 
11-18
Climate change skeptics 'wrong' - Greens Paint Grim Picture of Future, Warmer World - Australians face buffeting from climate change - Under pressure, scientist changes his statement: Global warming won't cause human extinction, just civilization's end - Global warming could make large areas of world uninhabitable - Everest Needs UNESCO Status as Glaciers Melt - Climate change 'ruining' Everest - Inuit start to feel the heat in a world warming up 
11-18
Science counts species on brink - Nearly 16,000 species threatened with extinction: report - Species disappearing at an alarming rate, report says - Red List of Threatened Species Reveals 15,589 Species at Risk of Extinction - Planet faces spectre of mass extinctions, scientific group warns
11-18
America violates environment
11-18
Hinton slippage will require more study
11-18
New Jersey adopts nations strictest mercury and arsenic standards
11-18
City deaths rise with ozone levels - Study Finds Smog Raises Death Rate
11-18
Methane targeted by U.S. as McCain raps Bush on global warming
11-18
Utah environmentalists seek to block 2 coal-fired plants; Toxic emissions may threaten air quality at nearby national parks - Lawsuit accuses CG&E of running dirty Clermont coal plant
11-18
Va. officials eye renewal of tax incentive for coal
11-18
Driver flown to hospital after coal trucks collide on 422
11-18
Catch That Breeze - Tibet's geothermal energy able to generate 1 mln kw of power  
11-18
China in energy crisis, faces winter with not enough coal for heat - Beijing gasps for a breath of fresh air - Hong Kong Think Tank Calls for Pollution Standards 
11-17
Coal Industry On The Mend
11-17
Human extinction within 100 years warns scientist - Earth 'heading towards another mass extinction' - Scientists Say More Than 15,000 Species Facing Extinction - It's Time for a Real Solution
11-17
Book club's focus rural poverty, no stereotypes
11-17
Deconstructing "Clean" Coal
11-17
Foundation Coal about to go public
11-17
Report: W.Va. coal production, employment down in 2003
11-17
Election 2004 and Lingering Suspicions Document reveals Columbus, Ohio voters waited hours as election officials held back machines - Why did John Kerry abandon his crew (US!) in battle? - 3 more counties report errors - More Than 260 Absentee Ballots Uncounted In Pinellas County - Ballots missing in Casar - Suspicions stir belief that presidential election was hijacked
11-17
Mine safety: New chief welcome
11-17
Bankruptcy used to take workers lawful benefits
11-17
Ozone blamed for thousands of deaths each year - Short-Term Ozone Pollution Raises Mortality Risk
11-17
America's innocents abroad (Janet is OVEC's co-director)
11-17
Environmental Justice for All
11-17
MINING VS. OLD-GROWTH FOREST
11-17
E.P.A. Says Enforcement Shows Results; Those in the Know Say No
11-17
GOP Election Victory Shaping Budget Bills (Is Bush already dumping his "clean" coal promises? Well, when what you are promising is based on a myth anyway...)
11-17
14 nations OK plan to control methane - U.S. and 13 Other States Agree on Push to Gather Methane Gas
11-17
Like it or not, cant fight the Power
11-17
Blackwater friends sue Interior in document refusal
11-17
Melting Glaciers Said to Be Threatening Everest
11-17
Fletcher says September trip to Europe is paying off
11-17
Coal-bed methane being created by microbes, researchers say
11-17
Timeline associated with Westmoreland Coal and coal mining - Coal empire leaves area; history remains
11-17
I am what I ate; I'm a toxic waste dump, loaded with mercury -- and I don't even eat very much fish
11-17
'Clear skies' or stormy weather ahead? - Roosevelt Wouldn't Be Very Bullish On Bush
11-17
Conservationists Meet To Plan Global Green Agenda  
11-16
West Virginia Heads Down a Political Road Less Taken
11-16
Lessons on the mountain: Virginia Tech students witness the scars caused by mountaintop coal mining at Kayford Mountain, W.Va. (Gibson is an OVEC board member)
11-16
Mining company seeks formal hearing on Va. boulder-death fines - Reopening strip mine draws ire
11-16
Bush can't Remain in Denial on Global Warming - Election Over, McCain Criticizes Bush on Climate Change - Global climate change a reality
11-16
Mining Safety Rules Got the Shaft, Workers Union Says
11-16
Recount in Ohio a Sure Thing - Ohio voters tell of Election Day troubles at hearing - National Assessment & Action On Voting Systems Urgently Needed - 33,000 ballots lost in shuffle
11-16
PA DEP order idles High Quality Mine - Maple Creek appealing DEP order
11-16
Energy Secretary Abraham Resigns Post
11-16
The first off-shore wind farm in the U.S. will produce clean energy, lower electricity prices, create jobs and harm no animals, birds or fish; So what if it blocks the view
11-16
Global warming could make Aust 'uninhabitable' - Spectacular colours may be due to global warming - Climate change taskforce warns of dangerous warming - Global climate change not a future fantasy - Indian cities could turn into deserts
11-16
GM, DuPont Adapt to Kyoto Environmental Standards - International Solar Cities Congress Adopts 'Daegu Declaration' on Global Climate
11-16
New mining technology set for market
11-16
Colorado Snubs Coal for Renewables; Voters turn away from utilities' reliance on coal in favor of mixing in renewable energy
11-16
Renewable Energy Bill Takes Shape in Pennsylvania - Hydrogen Pump Station Using Air Products Equipment Opens in Washington, D.C. 
11-16
Museum in economic plan for Blackwater area
11-16
Sierra Club files appeal against Wisconsin coal-fired power plant - N.C. attorney general sues TVA over pollution - Eco-groups appeal to board to overturn coal-burning plants
11-16
Ohio EPA plan to revise clean-air rules criticized
11-16
China faces cold winter as fuel grows scarce
11-15
New Mine Under Construction
11-15
US OKs Commercial Drilling in Alaska Oil Reserve
11-15
Some Enviros Optimistic, Others Fear Bush's Second Term - What Happens Now?
11-15
CAN COAL MAKE A COMEBACK? BUSH VICTORY MAY MEAN BRIGHTER FUTURE (Or not...if you breathe and drink water...) - Bush administration officials plan to give more weight to industry concerns
11-15
Nature, Nurture and Culture
11-15
Energy independence: America can find peace, prosperity through alternative fuels (We'd prefer renewables over "alternatives"...)
11-15
About Those Election Results
11-15
Whole state is in transition, political expert says - State given blueprint for growth
11-15
Energy guru Amory Lovins sees a world without petroleum
11-15
US study links more than 200 diseases to pollution
11-15
Michigan seeks shift to renewable energy - Ten ways to support renewable energy for next to nothing
11-15
Burned-out coal towns fired up by culture, art
11-15
Advocate says Kentucky energy policy should seek rebound in coal output (Hey kids, let's subsidize dangerous dinosaurs!)
11-15
Reports Point to Proof of Global Warming - Global warming alert: no-go zones coming - Efforts counteract global warming - Blair planning to raise global warming issue at G-8 summit
11-15
Japanese firms to set up fund to buy greenhouse gas emission rights - Carbon dioxide trading breathes life into futures markets - Japanese firms eye China's global warming gases
11-14
Region faces the possibility of costly mandates 
11-14
2 reports: Global warming real, already altering climate - It's time for U.S. action on global warming - Climate change already affecting the global environment, two reports say - New Global Warming Study Indicates Potentially Serious Impact for US Ecosystems
11-14
Major bugs found in Diebold vote systems - New Hampshire: Presidential Ballots to be Recounted - Looking for Voter Reform, Groups Keep Eyes on Ohio
11-14
Pen stroke, miners' disaster; A judge cuts off their company-financed health insurance
11-14
Sinking feeling is all too real for Cranberry residents
11-14
Jobs: Many plans for growth (But we have no plan that takes into account the reality of global warming and other ecological and social tolls associated with our ever-growing coal use.) 
11-14
Lawyer Investigates Judicial Selection
11-14
Coal remains king of West Virginia (And WV remains one of the poorest states in the nation, without a diversified economy, and in denial of the social costs and ecological realities thrust upon us by the "King.")
11-14
Proposals seek to tap Ohio's renewable energy potential
11-14
Development continues along Corridor G south of Southridge (The Earl Ray Tomblin Industrial Park is void of any development; taxpayer money went into the James H. Buck Harless Wood Products Industrial Park; elsewhere, thousands of acres of mined land sits ruined--develop that before you dare to lie that WV needs more flat land!)
11-14
Canaan Valley National Wildlife Refuge celebrates 10th anniversary with addition of crown botanical jewels
11-14
A Seashore Fight to Harness the Wind
11-14
Grass is greener on the roof; Living under a lawn is ecologically sound - and economical
11-14
'Clean' energy saves money; Pa. bills require power companies to use more renewable sources (Burning waste coal and calling that "clean" or "renewable" is more deadly doublespeak.) -  Facility plans proceed despite challenge
11-14
Neighbors protest opening of strip mine in Southeast Tennessee
11-14
Set mercury limits in concrete
11-14
China says energy supply rising but not enough 
11-13
Apocalypse Denial in America - Global warming a dire threat, ex-presidential adviser says - Administration ignores global warming warnings - Experts see states as force in fighting global warming
11-13
MSHA chief quits; UMWs Roberts has been critical of Dave Lauriski - Head of mine safety agency steps down
11-13
KERRY WON OHIO : JUST COUNT THE BALLOTS AT THE BACK OF THE BUS - Rule by Theft: Reconstructing the Crime - Worst Voter Error Is Apathy toward Irregularities - A Legitimate Recount Effort in Ohio - Links to more news about election "irregularities" posted on this page
11-13
Toxic policy: State mercury emissions too high
11-13
UMW, Massey appear ready to clash at Cannelton
11-13
NAS Coal Combustion Appointees Off Committee; Panel Still Consists of Several Members With Industry Ties
11-13
Pennsylvania DEP stops longwall operation - Washington County springs, tributary protected by action - DEP Orders High Quality Mine To Protect Stream From Longwall Subsidence
11-13
Kentucky energy-policy forum focuses on crossroads for coal (As long as there is mountaintop removal there is no such thing as "clean" coal! And shall we continue to ignore global warming?) - Power plant dilemma
11-13
Washington Station Offers Gas, Snacks and Hydrogen - The Hydrogen Economy: An Objective Look
11-13
The big stories of the year that were ignored by Big Media, according to Project Censored
11-13
China: Frequent blasts make coal mining most deadly job
11-13
The biomass energy debate 
11-12
W.Va. coal is No. 1 in dollar terms; From 1991 to 2001, no other industry grew as rapidly as mining (And no other industry robbed the natural capital of the future so profoundly and irreparably!)
11-12
Flood lawyer wants Maynard off case
11-12
The Benjamin plan was simply brilliant - State's judges not for sale; Big bucks not 'investing' in Arizona bench 
11-12
Coal business stressed as miners families shun industry
11-12
Vote Fraud Theories, Spread by Blogs, Are Quickly Buried - Kerry Campaign Lawyers Checking Ohio Vote
11-12
Woes of Warming Arctic to Echo Worldwide Via Birds - Meltdown: Arctic Wildlife is On the Brink of Catastrophe - Inuit want to pressure US to slow Arctic thaw  - The Arctic seems to be getting warmer. So what? Aussie farmers must adapt or perish in warmer world - China facing increasing pressure to reduce greenhouse gas emissions - China in for Extreme Weather as Climate Change Felt
11-12
Abraham Mum on Staying as Bush's Energy Secretary
11-12
Satire...Or is it: Happy Hour on K Street
11-12
Priming the Public For Hydrogen Fuel; Benning Road Station Is First of Its Kind in U.S.
11-12
BP Solar on track for first profits
11-12
Nuclear fusion reactor deal close - statement
11-12
U.S. Dismisses Report That Says Biotech Corn Should Be Better Regulated to Protect Mexican Countryside 
11-12
2nd Coal Mine Blast in Province Kills 29 - Latest in Grim China Cycle of Mine Blasts Kills 33 
11-11
West Virginia open for business, coal leaders say; Industry welcomes Bush victory, McGraw defeat (60 people assembled outside the workshop to denounce Blankenship's buyout of democracy and trashing of WV environment; OVEC was a leader in organizing this protest)- Coal workshop addresses environmental regulations (The lawsuit mentioned is OVEC's) - Channel 8 Coverage - More from Channel 8 Demand for coal continues to grow
11-11
Bush appointee charges that EPA tried to thwart lawsuits against polluting power plants 
11-11
Grim Signs Mark Global Warming - Jet pollution must be cut in climate fight, warn peers - Rapid Arctic Warming Brings Calls for Bush to Reassess Policy - An Arctic alert on global warming - Arctic Decapping - Climate report leaves U.S. policy unchanged
11-11
Global warming is a moral issue
11-11
Abraham Sees Congress Backing Alaskan Oil Drilling - Environment Officials See a Chance to Shape Regulations
11-11
Latest Conspiracy Theory -- Kerry Won -- Hits the Ether - A Note On The Presidential Election in Ohio
11-11
China's dirty energy takes its toll 
11-11
Economists predict job growth in W.Va.
11-11
Nations First Public Hydrogen Fueling Station Opens
11-11
Coal truck concerns continue in Appalachia
11-11
Coal-fired power plant planned in Clark Co., Ky.
11-11
Clerks: Early voting worth work, cost
11-11
Spinach Power Adds Muscle to Batteries 
11-11
CONSOL Energy Reports October Coal, Gas & Power Production
11-10
Bush's 'Incredible' Vote Tallies - Every Vote Will Be Counted! - The E-Vote Factor: Kerry Conceded But Did He Really Lose? - MSNBC Covers Voting Problems - Glitch could force North Carolina to vote again - Ohio Is Set to Reckon With Outstanding Ballots - Election stolen, group suspects - Will Your Vote Count? 
11-10
Frankenbill - BUSH'S ENERGY GOALS GAIN SUPPORT IN SENATE
11-10
W.Va. business leaders hope court change improves image; However, labor community sees Benjamin as a step backward
11-10
Global warming study finds real change in America - New Report Shows Disturbing Ecological Changes in the U.S. - New Study Confirms Arctic Warming at Unprecedented Rates Due to Human Causes - NEW SCIENTIFIC CONSENSUS: ARCTIC IS WARMING AT UNPRECEDENTED RATE, BURNING OF FOSSIL FUELS IS CULPRIT - Many Species Scramble to Adjust to Warming
11-10
Global Warming Exposes Arctic to Oil, Gas Drilling (Look on the bright side--we can get more of what's killing us!)
11-10
Spill victims meet about options
11-10
FOCUS SHOULD BE ON LARGER SAFETY ISSUES, REPORT SAYS
11-10
EU Threatens to Go It Alone on Nuclear Fusion
11-10
Australia's fossil fuel reliance means alternative energies overlooked 
11-9
State settles case with Massey Energy
11-9
Computer voting gets scrutiny; Expert tells leaders to insist on system that allows manual recount, leaves a trail Kanawha vote canvass changes no outcomes; Several hundred ballots go uncounted in 11-hour verification
11-9
Coal Protest Outside, Coal Workshop Inside
11-9
Give us your trees, your air, your crystal waters: Environmentalists say that four more years of Bush will turn even the red states black - Face The Music
11-9
Manufacturers want weaker water rules; Lawmakers choose not to immediately back restoration of regulator funding
11-9
Mine agency misses 'systematic' problems, study says
11-9
Massey agrees to suspension of permit; Coal company will not shut down - Massey subsidiary, state DEP settle Supreme Court case
11-9
Votes Aren't the Only Thing Missing in Ohio; Media Black Out on Vote Fraud Allegations - Cabell County election team reviews ballots - Software expert gives edge to optical over touch screen voting - HOW A PRIVATE COMPANY COUNTS OUR VOTES ON ELECTION NIGHT 
11-9
Corporate lobbies set for victory's reward
11-9
How does political cash help uninsured?
11-9
Study Says Polar Bears Could Face Extinction; Warming Shrinks Sea Ice Mammals Depend On - Arctic Melting Threatens to Disrupt Oil Pipelines - Global warming hits Arctic hardest, study shows - An Arctic alert on global warming
11-9
Coal power 'cheaper than wind'
11-9
Voluntary mercury pollution plan not working - EPA should get moving on mercury rules
11-9
Agency takes lumps at Thursday hearing - Legislators offer suggestions for change
11-9
Citizens to Protest Coal-fired Power Plant in Montgomery County; Arrests Likely
11-9

Mining Protest

11-9
State roads, bridges rate low on safety
11-9
Emergency crews rescue man trapped under coal truck
11-9
Wave-Energy Study Seeks Funding 
11-8
Voting method at issue in Marion
11-8
Three companies volunteer for state water use survey
11-8
Worse Than 2000: Tuesday's Electoral Disaster - Our Moment Of Truth
11-8
G.O.P. Plans to Give Environment Rules a Free-Market Tilt - The Big Companies Will Be Repaid - Business Groups Invested in Races, Now Wait for Returns; After a hefty push for Republican candidates, industry organizations form their wish lists - How various industries might fare in Bush's second term
11-8
Wealthier areas of Kanawha County voted at higher rates
11-8
Judicial selection process needs major revamp
11-8
With Faulty National Campaign Finance Law, Money Talks Louder Than Ever
11-8
A look at who won and who lost
11-8
Coal miners fight union-busting bankruptcy
11-8
Enforcing mine safety
11-8
Kentucky in running for coal plants
11-8
Bush advisor claims climate change conspiracy - Bush holds to rejection of Kyoto Accord's greenhouse limits  
11-8
Climate crowd has dark view of future - Fast Arctic Thaw Threatens People, Polar Bears- Study says global warming to blame for huge wildfires - Observed Impacts of Global Warming: New Assessment of Climate Impacts Indicates Disturbing Ecological Changes in the U.S. - A witness to global warming
11-8
UK to push Bush on global warming - Financial world goes green as climate change treaty gets Russian boost
11-8
Kyoto can't do the job alone says expert    
11-8
States curb reliance on fossil fuels
11-8
Beijing facing pollution "state of emergency" 
11-7
Blankenship used to controversy; Massey Energy president helped oust McGraw
11-7
EPA Director Hangs Back on Ordering Mercury Studies; At issue is controlling power-plant pollution; Critics say the agency fears the findings
11-7
A Sad Day in America
11-7
Wind farms out; Big Oil, Coal, Drugs in - George W. Bush's second term: What it will mean for you
11-7
Fox Shifts Their Message
11-7
Elections and the Specter of Things Unseen
11-7
Group offers reward for evidence of  WV voter fraud - On The Front Lines in Florida - Election Protection Report from New Mexico
11-7
Evidence Mounts That The Vote Was Hacked - Anita Hill: Questionable Tactics by GOP - Footprints of Electoral Fraud: The November 2 Exit Poll Scam -    Historic vote count is over - Computer glitch still baffles county clerk - Board awaits state followup - Voting Problems in Ohio Set Off an Alarm
11-7
A storm over global warming: Some link temperature to '04 hurricanes - Global warming 'will redraw map of world' - Wildfires linked to global warming - Experts: more obvious global warming found in Mt Everest region
11-7
Spill just business as usual for TechSol
11-7
Site clean up to begin Monday 
11-6
House Dems Seek Election Inquiry - Voting Machine Error Gives Bush Extra Ohio Votes - Glitch gave Bush extra votes in Ohio Alone in Ohio, officials cited homeland security - Ohio Whitewash  - Palm Beach County Logs 88,000 More Votes Than Voters - Too many voting irregularities to be coincidence -Surprising Pattern of Florida's Election Results - Charges Fly About Voting in Senate Race in Westchester 
11-6
NPR's Living on Earth: Whats in store for the environment? The Vote and the Environment
11-6
What Moral Values? - Don't Mourn, Organize 
11-6
Rest of those evacuated return home Weeklong oil-spill evacuation ends
11-6
At the End, Pro-GOP '527s' Outspent Their Counterparts - A Million Bucks Didn't Buy Much for Free-Spending Candidates
11-6
Putin Ratifies Kyoto Protocol on Emissions - The world awaits
11-6
Mercury levels high in Wisconsin men
11-6
Lakeland Electric Gets OK to Build Coal Ash Landfill Higher
11-6
Eagles overshadow world's biggest land windfarm
11-6
Latest coal mine blast in China kills 16
11-5
Spill evacuees getting a bit testy
11-5
Ugly race may fuel changes in judge selection
11-5
Coal ash committee scrutinized 
11-5
Kerry Won. . .  - Exit Polls Right, Tallies Wrong? - CITIZENS FOR LEGITIMATE GOVERNMENT Launches Investigation Into Discrepancies of 2004 'Election ' - Report Says Problems Led to Skewed Surveying Data - New Woes Surface in Use of Poll Estimates - We do not concede our democratic rights - For more news on election 'irregularities' visit OVEC's other news page
11-5
Environmental leaders and thinkers on what comes next
11-5
At hearing about boy crushed by boulder, many point fingers at DMME
11-5
Displaced families fear area will never be safe; Some wont return to homes near chemical leak - Some of evacuated return to homes - 4 residents file suit over chemical leak
11-5
State Bar to review judicial elections; Messy (Massey) matchup between Benjamin and McGraw cited - Benjamin must keep promise to be balanced
11-5
Making Music, Moving Mountains: Voices of Appalachia Concert Highlights Environmental Devastation - Coal Calendar for Tennessee and Appalachia - stop mountaintop removal!
11-5
If only this Kennedy would run for president
11-5
Matewan filmmaker John Sayles to speak at state film fest
11-5
MSHA to hold retreat mining safety seminars
11-5
Region has record voter turnout
11-5
Colorado Voters Pass Renewable Energy Standard - Colorado voters back renewable energy  
11-5
Scotland: Big wind-farm plan faces lengthy battle
11-5
Putin Signs Up Russia for Kyoto Pact
11-5
Nanotechnology may change energy industry - UK government report warns of potential nanotechnology risks 
11-5
Chamber Pleased With Benjamin Election 
11-4
Election 2004: Shoplifting the Presidency? - OHIO STOLEN - Fixed - The Stealing Of Another Election - Why Did CNN Change Their Exit Poll Data for Ohio After 1:00 AM? - Remember: Head of E-Voting Machine Co. Pledged to help "Ohio deliver its electoral votes to the President (Bush)"
11-4
Winning on fear itself, the GOP is ready to take the country even farther right - Rightward Shift May Squeeze Centrists
11-4
2005 a critical year for coal; Investors will want to see substantial profits  (i.e., investors will want tax-payer paid subsidies, and they will want continue externalizing massive costs such as global warming catastrophes, increasing asthma from coal-fired power plant pollution, flooding associated with mountaintop removal, poisoning of groundwater from coal ash, destructions of forests from acid rain, etc.)
11-4
Benjamin may face bias questions; Court winner says he is not bought by anybody (As if!) - Judicial Campaign Ad Spending Hits $19 Million - 2004 ELECTION OUTCOME: MONEY WINS - Justice? Bizarre court race - W.Va. Supreme Court Justice Defeated in Rancorous Contest - Next court race could be just as nasty
11-4
Bush carried most of W.Va. easily; Kerry carries coalfields, but turnout weak - Bush Win Drives Coal Stocks Higher (Coalminers and coalfield residents are for Kerry, the coal barons are for Bush, and the barons pretend that global warming isn't real, that mercury poisoning is good for you!) - Election a boon to oil, gas, coal sectors; Regulatory fears recede under second Bush term - Alternative fuel stocks down, coal climbs - After the Voting: What May Lie Ahead for Business in America - Bush's win warms businesses - Investors see Bush victory as a bonanza
11-4
U.S. Wants No Warming Proposal; Administration Aims to Prevent Arctic Council Suggestions - Arctic melt accelerates - Antarctic warming killing off fish food - Melting ice breaks polar food chain -  West's Wildfires Linked to Global Warming - Russia Keen to Link Emission Trade to EU, North America
11-4
Enough study, now act
11-4
Paper ballots work well in Wyoming County - Paper ballots help speed up Wyoming vote-counting process  
11-4
Election work energizes volunteers
11-4
Mountain Party celebrates its 'win'
11-4
Suit filed over Huntington chemical leak
11-4
California group sues wind companies over bird deaths - Eagles overshadow world's biggest land windfarm
11-4
Colorado Clean Energy Victory Sends Message to Utilities and Leaders
11-4
Bush re-election was important for energy industry
11-3
The Best Votes Money Can Buy: Facts and figures of the most expensive election campaign in U.S. history
11-3
The Ohio debacle and the death of our civic life 
11-3
Kerry concedes, White House aide says - Kerry Plans Speech at 1 PM ET in Boston - Kerry Concedes Defeat; Bush Wins Second Term
11-3
Presidential Votes Miscast on E-Voting Machines Across the Country - Electronic Voting Machine Woes Reported - Exit polling shows new voters chose Kerry by wide margin  (Last night, exit polls showed Kerry winning...funny how exit polls were excellent indicators of who would win before electronic voting machines)
11-3
Ohio May See Court Battle Over Election - The world waits for Ohio - Waiting for a President - With Echoes of 2000 Vote, Ohio Count Is at Issue - 20 Crucial Electoral Votes May Be Stuck in Limbo Lines As Long As Ohio Is Close - Ohio Voter Suppression News Election Protection - Election 2004: Short Takes - Ohio Voters Find Partisan Challenges, Long Lines - Calls to Voter Alert hotline reveal weaknesses in election system 
11-3
Huge voter turnout - Living Poor, Voting Rich
11-3
Jesse Jackson: GOP Attempts to Keep Minorities from Voting
11-3
Bush Administration 'Lacks Skills to Heal Divided U.S.' 
11-3
The Great Divide Continues - Divide and rule ... for now
11-3
Oil Jumps to Over $50 on Possible Bush Win - Insurgents Blow Up an Iraqi Oil Pipeline - Bush victory could boost Big Oil, analysts say
11-3
Benjamin takes seat - Does Massey CEO Use $Millions To Buy His Company A Supreme Court Judge?
11-3
Manchin wins by wide margin - Ireland beats Hechler
11-3
Neglect: Water board slowly dying
11-3
Bird turbine deaths prompt suit
11-3
80 Westmoreland residents still displaced from homes
11-3
Family sues coal companies, employees in death of child - National Coal Corp. Information to Be Available Through S&P Market Access Program
11-3
Bush appointee charges that EPA tried to thwart lawsuits against polluting power plants 
11-3
Canada's environment ministers commit to cutting mercury emissions from power plants - Canada Presses Ahead to Cut Mercury Emissions
11-3
Environment: Guess Who Extreme Weather Hits Hardest?  Climate Change May Reverse Progress on Fighting Poverty - Up in smoke
11-3
Arctic melt accelerates - And yet it melts - Three New Record Highs Temperatures Set in West Virginia - Scientists: Bush global warming stance invites stronger storms - Global warming 'will leave Arctic ice-free' - Global Warming Has Arrived: Arctic Study - Global warming brings no debate among scientists -  
11-3
Where the toxic Texan leads, Blair follows - Blair 'Must Press Bush on Climate Change'  - Queen to open climate change summit - UK and Germany - Working Together to Combat Climate Change
11-3
A greenhouse gas goes underground
11-3
RATIFICATION OF KYOTO PROTOCOL TO BRING RUSSIA POLITICAL GAIN
11-2
Voting heavy, long night predicted - Few precincts report early problems
11-2
VOTE! Vote, No Matter What - Faith in America - A day that will decide the fate of the world - The Whole World is Watching - You Can't Stop This Democracy - An Honest Election
11-2
Kerry calls for federal probe of MSHA contracts  
11-2
Out on a limb with politics in flux
11-2
Residents vent concerns about spill - Spill keeps 35 families from homes - Residents concerned about exposure to chemical
11-2
Nothing But Skulls and Bones: Kurt Vonnegut--The End is Near
11-2
Record Turnout Forecast; Vote Drives Intensify - Officials will keep a close eye on electioneering - Clerks ready for possible record voter turnout - Record 1.8 million Kentuckians are expected to vote today
11-2
Election Day Dawns With Unpredictability - As polls close, long campaign may linger - Let the people decide - frantic finale to historic US election - The nightmare scenario: a dead heat - Where Have All The Lawyers Gone?
11-2
Florida's Palm Beach County Bracing for the Electoral Storm G.O.P. in Ohio Can Challenge Voters at Polls -In This Battleground, Well-Orchestrated Noise - Eastern Panhandle Democrats allege vote suppression by phone - Ready or Not, Floridians Gird for Another Close One - AP Will Be Sole Source of Vote Count - An Election Spoiled Rotten 
11-2
Wise County gets $1.17 million
11-2
In Harrisburg, officials find it's not so easy being green
11-2
Illinois EPA Rejects Tougher Pollution Rules
11-2
US wind energy projects in 2005 to hit record level Peering at the Sticker on a Cleaner Car - German Repower to supply UK wind farm with turbines
11-2
China: Energy conservation focused
11-2
Support sought for CO2 storage
11-2
Has a runaway greenhouse effect begun? - Killer heatwaves to blight developed world - Kyoto Is Too Little to Fix Warming, Says U.N. Climate Chief - Increase in forest blazes linked to greenhouse gases - Global Warming May Stymie Development - Evidence of Global Warming Urgent Priority for Business Leaders - Global Warming Chills Arctic Hearts - Report to predict big changes in Arctic - Poor nations get tough on climate change 
11-1
America's Voting Process is on Trial - Deputy tackles, arrests journalist for photographing voters - Fla. State Elections Office Evacuated
11-1
Early voting ends with rush; Ballots cast in many counties exceed clerks' projections 
11-1
Judge Bars Challengers From Polling Places - Justice Dept. letter backs poll watchers - Ashcroft thinks its legal - Cincinnati: Ground Zero 
11-1
Stand, Be Counted, Vote - I Will Vote - Many young voters casting their first ballot on Tuesday - Nearly 2 Million Vote Early in Florida - Nationwide, 14% of Registered Voters Have Already Voted
11-1
Calls break law, McGraw campaign says - Court race muddled by attacks - Nation's Nastiest Political Ads Aired in D.C. Target W.Va. Audience
11-1
BIG PRESIDENTIAL DONORS PUMPED $9.3 MILLION INTO STATE RACES 
11-1
Public comment invited on mine reform
11-1
Sandy Wells on Si Galperin: Its an uphill battle
11-1
Music Legend Slams Bush Campaign Over Song Theft
11-1
North Carolina film fest features mountaintop removal
11-1
Debate on environment vigorous but overlooked - Bush, Kerry contrast over protecting planet
11-1
Administration favors Western mines
11-1
UMWA responds to labor shortage claim
11-1
Unprecedented Efforts To Mobilize Voters Begin - W.Va. miners working overtime to rally votes - To Get Ohio Voters to the Polls, Volunteers Knock, Talk and Cajole
11-1
Voters Claim Abuse of Electoral Rolls - Now They're Registered, Now They're Not - Early voting adds 'ghost' ballot woes - Michael Moore's video cameras poised to focus on dirty tricks
11-1
Charges of Dirty Tricks, Fraud and Voter Suppression Already Flying in Several States - In a Changed Florida, The Acrimony Remains
11-1
"Free Trade" pacts undermine citizens rights, job security - New Report Links Offshoring of U.S.Jobs to Bush Policies and Bush Campaign Contributors 
11-1
State to conduct hearing on readiness of rainfall gauges
11-1
West End residents closed out of homes; Westmoreland association seeking information about Thursdays spill - Homes evacuated because of oil spill
11-1
Mountain Party candidate has plan to grow economy through film
11-1
25-year miner back to school, enjoying life
11-1
Potpourri
11-1
Fight Global Warming with Your Knife and Fork - Global warming to thaw Arctic ice and make polar bears migrate - Warming could imperil West Severe drought possible, global study indicates - Disaster Toll Tripled in 2003 Amid Quakes, Heatwave - Carbon emissions trade gathers pace in Europe
11-1
Experts say we're about to run out of oil, but we're nowhere near having another technology ready to take its place
11-1
Economics of green power improve

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