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2-28
Power plant a part of Capito agenda
2-28
Blocking roads hurts the state (Does the Daily Mail think that coal companies completely blocking roads forever for mountaintop removal is bad? )
2-28
Energy bill shortsighted (Letters to the editor are great tools! Please use them.) - Mascot designs show ignorance (scroll down)
2-28
Mount Sinai Study Shows Impacts of Mercury Pollution on the Health of our Children and the American Economy - New Study Shows Impact of Mercury Pollution: $8.7 Billion Lost Annually Due to Poisoning in the Womb
2-28
IN THE HOT SEAT: OBAMA TO CAST KEY VOTE ON FUTURE OF COAL - Opponents see intimidation tactics over Clear Skies bill - 'Clear Skies' Plan: The Battle Heats Up
2-28
It's Time To Save Tennessee's Mountains and Streams from the National Coal Corporation
2-28
New Pa. law likely to increase drilling for coal-bed methane gas - New state law promotes methane gas well drilling
2-28
2004 Natural Disasters Death Toll Doubles - Insurer
2-28
Vanishing Islands
2-28
Asia Pushes Ahead on Biofuel, Despite Cost
2-28
Wind farms dealt a blow by energy study
2-28
Green lobby launches manifesto to create jobs from renewable energy
2-27
Massey renews CEOs contract for 8 months; Don Blankenship likely to earn more than $14 million
2-27
Open for business: What role will Workforce Investment Division play in states economy?
2-27
Lake, range key Wallback plan
2-27
Air Quality Officials' Group Protests Senator's Actions
2-27
Tangled alliances behind Kentucky truck bill; Conflict pits court against legislature
2-27
Mining the future through the past
2-27
World market could be hurt as severe coal shortfall worsens in China
2-27
Experts show official wind power claims are hot air
2-26
Improving a Good Bill: Clean Elections Bill Being Cleaned Up - WV Environmental Council Legislative Update - WV Citizen Action Group Capitol Eye
2-26
Behemoths: Coal truck dilemma
2-26
A formerly polluted parcel of land, off grounds to traditional development, will soon become New England's largest solar PV project
2-26
US blocks plans on UN environment body and mercury ban talks - Pact to curb mercury is rejected - Binding Treaty Plan on Mercury Rejected - More stories...
2-26
EPA chief promotes Clear Skies initiative; Environmentalists say it will provide the opposite - Dirty Politics, Foul Air
2-26
ILLINOIS "CLEAN" COAL POWER PLANT ON HOLD: ENVIRONMENTAL, PUBLIC HEALTH GROUPS OBJECT TO AIR POLLUTION PERMIT - Power plant on hold after appeal filed - Coal plant gets put on hold
2-26
Carbon rush at World Bank - The carbon spin doctors: How the World Bank explains emissions trading to journalists - Emissions Trading Up In Smoke
2-26
China's growing presence on the international energy stage could ultimately bring it into confrontation with the world's largest energy consumer, the US
2-26
Canadian Government Wins Kudos for New 'Climate Change' Budget
2-26
Ski Resorts Celebrate Winter, Fight Global Warming - Aspen Looks To 'Canary Initiative' In Global Warming Effort - Middle School Kids Hold Global Warming Protest
2-26
Face facts on global warming - Greenhouse Gas Emissions Rise in 2003 Despite Industry Cuts
2-26
Coming in from the cold over global warming?
2-26
Plans to harness the wind divide the moors
2-26
Study says renewable energy could create jobs and revenue Renewable energy bodies publish action plan to increase output - Promoting renewable energy
2-26
Va. mine fire appears to be dying
2-26
Judge said BLM study on coal-bed methane development inadequate
2-26
Anthracite Coal Shortage Causes Scramble
2-25
Rush Creek mine hearing attracts 150; Residents, miners debate proposed mine
2-25
Miners arrested near Massey plant; UMW protests loss of pensions, health care and union jobs - Union Miners Arrested During W.Va. Protest - Union President Arrested at Massey Protest - Union Continues Battle Against Massey
2-25
Loaded coal truck overturns in Nicholas
2-25
Randy Boyd: Putting houses on New River Gorge rim a mistake
2-25
Great Lakes o' Sludge!
2-25
Fayette students who are 18 can register to vote in high schools
2-25
Secret: The public's ballpark
2-25
'Clear Skies' plan: the battle heats up; Ten state attorneys general are accusing the Bush administration of diluting air-pollution standards
2-25
Pennsylvania admits mistake for allowing mine under stream - PennFuture Reaches Settlement with DEP to Guarantee Citizens' Rights to Participate in Longwall Decisions
2-25
Does coal now grow on trees? We should not use the limited funds for renewable energy on nonrenewable energy - RENEWABLE ENERGY: Best way to reduce the high cost of oil, decrease dependence on imports - There are energy alternatives out there, but governments have to get behind them
2-25
Ice Melting Everywhere - Kelpie Wilson Interviews Ross Gelbspan
2-25
The Kyoto Protocol, and beyond - Ottawa to spend billions on Kyoto
2-25
Heavy Metal Madness
2-25
Air quality officials scratch their heads over rejected plan
2-25
Pennsylvania: PPL plans to clear the air around 2 coal-fired plants - Utilities consider $1 billion coal-fired plant; Virginia's coal reserves, deregulation law prompt interest - Power-plant study planned- Appeals court upholds ruling for 4th Arizona coal-fired plant
2-25
Local groups find offshore wind project will provide energy, economic, environmental benefits
2-25
Hydropower can be as harmful as coal burning
2-25
Arch Coal Declares Quarterly Dividends
2-24
25 billion gallons of fuel could be saved with a few simple steps (Letters to the editors are great tools; use them!)
2-24
Manchin seeks coal, steel protection (Manchin ignores protection for coalfield residents!)
2-24
Coal truck solution sought
2-24
RFK, Jr.: For the Sake of Our Children
2-24
DEP names water division head
2-24
School failure: Takeovers not working (Nor our mountaintop removal sites stables places to build schools)
2-24
Ireland Says November Vote Included Fraud
2-24
Kentucky: Legislative road kill--Price of increased truck weights too high - Heavier loads, heavier costs
2-24
Pennsylvania: DEP ready to issue air quality permit for power plant - Decision on power plant permit rests with DEP
2-24
No injuries in Virginia mine fire near Pike
2-24
Solar Industry Joins Rep. Oberstars Call for Solar Panels on the Capitol Campus
2-24
Commission wants federal involvement as B.C. eyes coal potential
2-24
New Zealand: Marsden activists arrested
2-24
RWE Expects Profit Growth to Slow in 2005 on Coal
2-24
World environmental officials weigh proposals to cut mercury emissions
2-24
Retreat of Antarctic Ice Shelves Is Not New, Report Says - Ski Areas Lead in Addressing Global Warming - Climate Science Keeps on Ticking
2-24
Black water spill fouls portion of eastern Kentucky stream
2-23
Man says he has a right to mine property
2-23
Many fail to realize how much the coal industry helps West Virginia (Please write in response to this tripe! This LTE is from the same fellow who admitted to Mingo Co. residents that mountaintop removal had a role in most recent he flooding. We know he has already sent the same letter to at least the Huntington and Williamson papers. This LTE ignores the huge costs the coal industry passes on to current and future generations.)
2-23
Caputo offers bill to provide funds for campaigning (OVEC coordinates Citizens for Clean Elections)
2-23
Imminent danger cited in shutdown of coal mine; Roberts pins problem on lack of union precautions
2-23
Utility to pay $1.25 million for ballpark name
2-23
Housing developers pull gorge zoning request for now - Roaring River silenced for now
2-23
Injured miners get poor treatment (letters to the editors are great tools--use them!)
2-23
Coal Mine Black Water Release Fouls East Kentucky Creek
2-23
Kentucky: House votes to exempt more overweight trucks - From $385 million to zero in less than a week - Your Call Needed To Put The Brakes On HB 8 In Ky. Senate; e-mail vivian@ohvec.org for details
2-23
Kentucky: Learn about mountaintop removal (scroll down)
2-23
Inhofe's Idiocy
2-23
AEP to be partner in higher ed center
2-23
Anthracite coal shortage leaves homeowners scrambling
2-23
Wind Power Growth Boosts German Green Energy Share - Bluff and bluster: The campaign against wind power
2-23
Warming Globally, Acting Locally: With no end in sight for the Bush administration's do-nothing environment policy, northeast states take the lead in the global warming fight
2-23
Prof warns of global warming health impacts
2-23
Economist warns of global warming
2-23
New Zealand: Forest & Bird backs Greenpeace against Marsden B -Toxic discharge pipe highlighted
2-23
Coal town's daughter
2-22
Black water spill fouls portion of eastern Kentucky stream
2-22
Power tie-in: Utility buys naming rights to new East End stadium
2-22
Legislators send first bills to Manchin
2-22
Bill to protect volunteer groups on abandoned mine sites passed
2-22
Gorge proposal violates land plan, report says - Gorge housing hearing today
2-22
Up to 11 wilderness areas could join national forest
2-22
Ky. coal truck law creating problems
2-22
Panelists Decry Bush Science Policies
2-22
Industry experts look to nuclear and green power
2-22
U.N. to Debate How Best to Curb Mercury; U.S. opposes a binding treaty
2-22
Court Rejects Government Plan to Improve Air Quality in Parks
2-22
Bush Disappoints Europe With Climate Change Ideas - Many reasons for U.S. to back Kyoto - Mayor Is on a Mission to Warm U.S. Cities to the Kyoto Protocol
2-22
Scientists Looking at Ways to Trap Greenhouse Gases
2-22
Climate change will bring new health risks - Global warming can affect your health: Expert
2-21
Jack Spadaro: Mountaintop removal: Mining practices must change or ecosystem will be destroyed (Jack is an OVEC member)
2-21
Coal facility near school shocking (scroll down; letters to the Editors are excellent tools--use them!)
2-21
Name change could bolster mining fight
2-21
Sacred responsibility to steward Earth (scroll down; letters to the Editors are excellent tools--use them!)
2-21
Kentucky: Bill allows more trucks to haul 60 tons
2-21
It's hard to swallow this mercury report
2-21
Threat of warming is real, menacing
2-21
Kentucky: Setting books straight on coal
2-21
New Zealand: Power station activists stay put
2-20
A Corrupted Election: Despite what you may have heard, the exit polls were right
2-20
State shuts down part of Massey mine
2-20
Flooding documentary - ACTS OF GOD? How Natural Are Natural Disasters?
2-20
Comp benefits concern workers; Many might not be able to find jobs, attorney says
2-20
Gorge isnt a first for firm; Company also had controversial project in Ga.
2-20
Officials say plans for plant running on schedule 
2-20
Room for Crops, Trees On Wind Farms (letters to the editors are great tools--use them!)
2-20
Virginia: New mining laws in effect on signing
2-20
Kentucky: Trucking bill raises road questions; Measure would allow more heavy loads
2-20
Pennsylvania: Mining Under Local Homes Leads To Criminal Charges - Ex-Maple Creek engineer may have altered records
2-20
Pennsylvania: Allegheny Energy faces suit over power plant emissions - Another advocacy group targets Hatfields Ferry
2-20
Pennsylvania plant security: Chicken or egg
2-20
Opponents of 'Clear Skies' Bill Examined; GOP sponsor of Bush bill asks two groups to turn over financial records
2-20
The Final Proof: Global Warming is a Man-Made Disaster - New global warming evidence presented; Scientists say their observations prove industry is to blame
2-20
Blair asked to help Bush see the light - Shame on us for snubbing global warming treaty - Carbon emissions trading is new weapon to battle global warming
2-20
Global Warming Could Worsen U.S. Pollution: Report - Warming world could worsen pollution in Northeast, Midwest
2-20
Taiwan to accommodate Kyoto Protocol with special energy-saving measures - Chile Poised to Take Full Advantage of Kyoto
2-20
Nebraska: No Drought Relief This Year
2-20
Conference to discuss renewable energy issues
2-20
Peabody Energy CEO: Not Concerned About New Mines In China
2-19
Timmermeyer touts faster mine permitting - Reclamation' is not at all what it seems - Citizens Fed Up With WV DEP
2-19
Take Action: Clean Elections Pilot Project Heads to Full House - Clean Elections Passes Judiciary Committee (OVEC coordinates the Clean Elections Coalition)
2-19
Take Action: Toxic Lakes of Goo and You (OVEC coordinates the Sludge Safety Project with Coal River Mountain Watch and concerned citizens in Mingo County)
2-19
Take Action: EQB Public Hearing on Manganese
2-19
DEP Should Pursue Reporting of Greenhouse Gas
2-19
Fayette gets look at plans for gorge - Hearing seeks public input on housing plan
2-19
Court Finds Fault With EPA Haze Program
2-19
New data point to man-made global warming, severe climate change - Greenhouse gases 'do warm oceans' - Ocean warming, fossil fuel gases linked - Ocean, Arctic Studies Show Global Warming Is Real - Study Predicts Boston Flood Threat Due to Warming - Global warming real say new studies
2-19
Seattle dreams of 'green' team; Mayor urging other U.S. cities to enact Kyoto Protocol - Activist touts local initiative to cut pollution - Russian firms turn Kyoto pioneers
2-19
Pressure on Bush to address global warming - Sins of omission cast shadow over Kyoto - Canada to earmark more money to fight global warming
2-19
Digging their own graves - Take Tough Action To End China's Mining Tragedies
2-19
Competition attracts machines; Coal mining is theme this year
2-19
Peabody makes changes to legal, government relations staff
2-19
Toxic mercury lurking in Great Salt Lake
2-19
Biodiesel: Pumped up about cleaner fuel
2-18
Citizens decry Gov. Manchin efforts to promote coal as vital to homeland security; Beleaguered coalfield residents say mountaintop removal destroying their homeland
2-18
Citizens for Clean Elections launches WV website
2-18
Public campaign financing pilot project goes to House (OVEC coordinates the Clean Elections Coalition) Clean elections: Noble undertaking
2-18
Coal sludge spills into Pines Creek; 40,000 gallons blacken miles of water; resident wants stiffer fines  -  Cleanup Begins on Raleigh County Sludge Spill
2-18
Manchin Welcomed At Coal Gathering - Manchin lauds coal at symposium - Manchin Speaks to Coal Industry; Says Wants to Streamline Mine Permitting
2-18
Power unveils mascots: 5 energy-related characters to lead the cheering; Friends of Coal out as band name (The WV Coal Assoc. is pulling out all the stops in its PR efforts. Why?  Because we are making a difference by speaking truth to power (no pun intended). Use your voice! Write letters to the editor; talk to your neighbors; tell legislators and regulators you want an end to mountaintop removal! See above link too--with a coal-related business owning governor like Manchin, we all have to insist that our voices be heard!)
2-18
Jobs fair to provide data on plant plans (eco-park?!)
2-18
Kentucky Groups Sue Army Corps of Engineers for Permitting Coal Companies to Destroy Streams; Blanket Permit Violates Clean Water Act, Groups Say
2-18
End the carnage: Limit coal truck weights to save on road costs
2-18
Developer may back off part of gorge plan; Company would drop plan to build within park
2-18
E.P.A. Agrees to Deadline in Emissions Case - EPA to rule on interstate air pollution from coal-fired power plants
2-18
President Picks Your Poison
2-18
Bush Says Will Tell Europe 'We Care About Climate' - Christians lobby Bush to sign Kyoto Protocol
2-18
Maathai Addresses Kyoto Conference
2-18
Sign Here to Save the Planet - Join a People's Campaign to Ratify the Kyoto Protocol
2-18
Global Mercury Reduction Action Urged at Upcoming U.N. Meeting by Environmental NGOs and Indigenous Nations
2-18
Death toll in Liaoning coal mine blast rises to 213 - b
2-18
New Minnesota coal plant given renewable energy grant
2-18
Feds probe both railroads serving Powder River Basin
2-17
Senate GOP Delays Action on Pollution Plan - Clear Skies plan suffers setback - Senate Panel Delays a Vote on Air Bill
2-17
Bill would curb influence of election contributors (OVEC coordinates the Clean Elections Coalition)
2-17
Sludge Spills Into Raleigh Stream
2-18
New Zealand: Greenpeace outlines toxic ash legacy of Marsden B
2-17
Feb. 24 in Beckley: Flooding movie to screen in series
2-17
Workers are meaningless to Massey operations (scroll down; letters to the editors are great tools--use them!)
2-17
Workers comp relief kicks in with bill signing - Workers comp debt bill signed
2-17
McDowell landfill plan resurrected
2-17
Consol seals coal mine to extinguish fire
 
2-17
Historic Kyoto Treaty Inked Without the World's Biggest Polluter the US - Proponents Want U.S. to Join Kyoto Pact
2-17
California tries to cut emissions on its own
2-17
Families Grieve, ID Dead After China Blast - Hazardous China Taps US Coal Sector Safety Ideas
2-17
The town that said no to dirty energy celebrates Kyoto pacts enforcement
2-17
Kyoto protests disrupt oil trading
2-16
W.Va. school board seizes control of Mingo County schools
2-16
Mason hopes for new plant (As long as there is global warming, mercury, acid rain, mountaintop removal, abuse of workers' rights, coal $ influence over politicians, massive tax breaks and subsidies for huge corporations, etc, there is no such thing as "clean" coal.)
2-16
Bill McKibben: Tilting at Windmills
2-16
UNEP chief warns of planet spinning out of control as Kyoto takes effect - The reality of climate change is that the engines of progress have merely accelerated our rush to the brink - Global warming as bad as terrorism
2-16
Mixed Feelings as Kyoto Pact Takes Effect - Unfolding Story of Warming Planet - Greenpeace celebrates Kyoto and highlights more must be done - Giant leaps needed post-Kyoto - Protestors occupy New Zealand power plant on Kyoto Treaty day - Kyoto Global Warming Pact Takes Effect - Kyoto Treaty Takes Effect Today - Feted and hated, Kyoto enters into force - EU leads Kyoto 'carbon revolution' - 1997 Kyoto pact takes effect today
2-16
Some more talk from bleeding-heart liberal (scroll down; letters to the editors are great tools--use them!)
2-16
Consol sends all safety teams to site of Virginia cave-in - Large rock fall closes Virginia coal mine
2-16
Emission bill may come up 1 vote shy ; Democrats claim committee votes to block Bush plan - Bush plan would let polluters breathe easier
2-16
Mingo takeover on track - In West Virginia and across the country, rural communities are fighting the supersizing of public schools
2-16
Ex-police chief gets lesson in civics
2-16
DEP rejects calls to test Perry Township water
2-16
A new source of electricity for Pennsylvanians
2-16
Energy efficiency: from marginalized to mainstream
2-16
China Miners: Losing Jobs Biggest Worry
2-16
UK Coal's problems pile up
2-15
New governor drops DEP greenhouse reporting bill
 
2-15
Bill would take parties off ballots in high-court races - Non-partisan high court pushed as tort reform
2-15
China Mine Accident Kills More Than 200 (Chief FOCer--Friend of Coal--Don Nehlen thinks the W. Va., coal industry should emulate China!) - China's Deadliest Mining Disasters - Chinese media blocked from reporting mining disaster
2-15
Vote Nearing, Clean Air Bill Prompts Rush of Lobbying
2-15
Secret corporate political gifts harm shareholders (pdf)
2-15
Interim dropped from development chiefs title - Tri-State wins wherever new plant is built (As long as there is global warming, mercury, acid rain, mountaintop removal, abuse of workers' rights, coal $ influence over politicians, massive tax breaks and subsidies for huge corporations, etc, there is no such thing as "clean" coal.)
2-15
Friedman: Bush's energy policy finances both sides of the war on terror
2-15
Global Warming Accord Takes Effect Minus US, Australia
2-15
Global warming: While scientists quibble, species vanish
2-14
Group has warm Valentine for Bush
2-14
Lawsuit, insurance bills top agenda; Manchin forms working group for each topic
2-14
Massey tsunami giving hypocritical (Letters to the editors are great tools; use them!)
2-14
Campaign finance laws need loopholes closed by lawmakers
2-14
Global Warming Treaty Set to Take Effect - Bush holds the line on Kyoto as debate grows in US public - Blair Seeks U.S. Support on Global Warming - Impact of environmental treaty unclear
2-14
UK industry learns the price of Kyoto - Heat on Australian government to sign Kyoto
2-14
Climate fears prompt energy U-turn in China
2-14
How to save the world before it's too late - Global Warming: "Tragedy of the Commons" Revisited - It's much too late to sweat global warming; Time to prepare for inevitable effects of our ill-fated future - A Global Problem Requires a Global Solution - Sinking islands cling to Kyoto lifebuoy - Earth's 'Lung,' the Amazon Forest, Breathes Uneasily in a Time of Climate Change
2-14
Carbon emissions trading new weapon
2-14
Global Warming Bill Means Thousands of New Jobs
2-14
Wind Power Is Becoming a Better Bargain - Cities Eye Ocean Waves for Power Supplies
2-14
What Mercury Problem? - President Bush intends to implement the facets of the failed Clear Skies Bill
 
2-14
Power plant opponents create resistance for Wisconsin utility - Nevadans band together to fight California company's power plant - Church groups nix coal-fired power plants
2-14
Fletcher plan to divert coal tax funds gets chilly reception, even from GOP
2-13
George W. Bush, Corporate Lapdog
2-13
PSC rejects moratorium on wind power projects
2-13
Comp might review benefits
2-13
Gorge project divisive
2-13
Free judiciary from election politicking; Find way to select impartial judges
2-12
Mine board told to merge with other boards
2-12
FOC Field? Friends of Coal mulls purchase of naming rights to new stadium - Coal group, power utility look into naming stadium
2-12
W.Va., Ohio and Ky. sites are considered by AEP for new plant (As long as there is global warming, mercury, acid rain, mountaintop removal, abuse of workers' rights, coal $ influence over politicians, massive tax breaks and subsidies for huge corporations, etc, there is no such thing as "clean" coal.) - Power officials supporting act - Costello Again Adds "Clean" Coal Legislation To Energy Bill
2-12
Coal gasification plant: More lawsuits filed over contaminated soil
2-12
Greenbrier power plant to host job fair
2-12
Rise in sea level threatens leading bird reserve - Too late to save the reef - Government warns over changes to agriculture from global warming
2-12
Activists say Utah should test its waters for mercury; A report says Bush information about the poison has been manipulated
2-12
High-efficiency appliances help conserve energy, fossil fuels
2-12
Coal Baron Pagnotti indicted on federal charges
2-12
60 Minutes Wednesday: Showdown In Wyoming Over Gas  - Concerns raised over coalbed methane bill - Industry rep criticizes '60 Minutes Wednesday' story on methane - Bill demands coalbed methane drillers work with landowners - Coalbed methane brings profit, problems
2-12
Turning Coal Into Cash Flow
2-11
Bush plan streamlines strip mine permits - Coal mine application streamlined - Federal agencies will work together to speed up mining permits - Agreement may speed mine-permit process - Agencies Agree to Joint Regulatory Framework for Processing Applications for Surface Coal Mining Operations
2-11
Revised Bush Air Pollution Plan Increases Attacks On Clean Air Act - Friends in high places
2-11
Earth First! Demands Mountain Justice
2-11
Rahall critical of Bush budget plan
 
2-11
Rahall opposes Gorge plans; Congressman will fight efforts to build inside park boundary
2-11
As President Dithers, Congressional Leaders Take Lead on Tackling Global Warming
2-11
2005 Could Be Warmest Year Recorded -- NASA  - World Social Forum: Environmental Emergency Looms as Governments Fail to Address Global Warming
2-11
Brussels quits lead role in CO2 cuts
2-11
Carbon dioxide cap and trading plans see widespread interest
2-11
Clouds gather over Kyoto climate pact - EU's Post-Kyoto Proposals 'Cheap', Say Green Groups
2-11
AEP Seeks Transmission Review of Potential IGCC Plant Sites - (As long as there is global warming, mercury, acid rain, mountaintop removal, abuse of workers' rights, coal $ influence over politicians, etc, there is no such thing as "clean" coal.)
2-11
'Global warming causing flood'
 
2-11
GLOBAL WARMING BILL MEANS THOUSANDS OF NEW JOBS; Study Shows Trigger for New Energy Economy Increases Employment
2-10
Coal group, power utility look into naming stadium
2-10
Kanawha Commission trying to block mountaintop mine (The people skulking around under the golden dome of the State Capitol should be hearing the blasting of mountaintop removal!)
2-10
Virginia: Police on alert after group urges action  (Coal corporations can destroy homes, drive away communities, contaminate water, raze forests, foul the air, slowly kill people via poisoning (and sometimes kill them quickly--see below); Citizens who dare to try to rein in ecocidal corporate greed are watched by the FBI. Go figure.)
2-10
A scene of sadness - Virginia enacts tougher mine safety law - Virginia Enacts Tougher Mine Safety Law (Will it be just another law for coal companies and regulators to ignore?) - Fatal rock fall leads to tougher law
2-10
Mercury Debate Overshadows EPA Budget Hearing
2-10
Deer Foraging Threatens Ginseng Survival (...as does mountaintop removal coal mining!) - Ginseng's deer threat
2-10
Political Meddling Hampers Fish and Wildlife Service Scientists
2-10
EU Climate Policy Aims for Wider International Involvement
2-10
State of the State: Cleanup program exists - Manchin balances cuts, promises: part 1 -Manchin balances cuts, promises: part 2 - Battle brewing over tort "reform," legislators say - $4 million to attract business - Health officials like Manchins optimism - Lawmakers rave over governor's first address
2-10
State of the State: Manchin calls for cooperative leadership; Governor says united effort essential to propel state forward
2-10
Mingo schools in trouble
2-10
STRIP MINING, KENTUCKY TOURISM ARE INCOMPATIBLE (Please use this great tool--letters to the editors!)
2-10
Who set energy policy? - Top House Republican sees movement on energy bill
2-10
2004 Was Fourth-Warmest Year Ever Recorded - After Tomorrow
2-10
Kyoto Protocol set to enhance global actions on climate change - U.S. Firms Said Lagging in Global Warming Fight - Carbon emissions trading is new weapon to battle global warming
2-10
Politics of pollution: Rising degree of evidence that mercury rule is flawed - Effects of mercury decision may drift north; 'Vicious debate' over U.S. emissions limit is key to Canadians' health, critics warn - Environmentalists say the energy industry helped write Clear Skies. Yeah? So what else is new?  
2-10
Peabody sells power firms on new plant (As long as there is global warming, mercury, acid rain, mountaintop removal, abuse of workers' rights, etc, there is no such thing as "clean" coal.)
2-10
Air to be monitored for metals, arsenic
2-10
Clash over policies on energy, pollution - Senate vote this week will determine fate of President Bush's Clear Skies initiative
2-10
New CFI Study of "527" Groups
 
2-9
'Reclamation' is not at all what it seems
2-9
Board to learn results of state-ordered audits in Mingo, Hampshire counties
2-9
Mountain Defender: With fierce faith, Julia Bonds works to save the land and people of West Virgina
2-9
Session: Plug tax dodges
2-9
State-of-the-art plant reclaiming waste heaps that pollute streams (...to pollutes the air instead)
2-9
'Clean Coal' A Myth Say New Zealand Greens
2-9
President Bush's call for environmentally-friendly energy is seen as a boost to the planned conversion of Alaska coal into clean and cheap liquid fuel (What a load of BS!)
2-9
Effect of pollutants on people
2-9
Armageddon isn't the only option
2-9
Global warming: a threat to world security? - In the Northwest: We must wake up to realities of global warming
2-9
China Under Pressure on Emissions as Kyoto Looms - FACTBOX - What is the Kyoto Protocol? - After Delays, Kyoto Global Warming Pact to Start - Blair Hopeful of US Backing on Climate Change - EU won't set post-2012 emissions goal now - Climate of Disdain
2-9
Sustainable Energy Coalition Slams Bush Budget - Bush Continues Policy of Slowly Bleeding Key Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Programs
2-9
Problems to Go With Wind Energy's Promise - Delays 'cost wind farm industry' - Wind farm drive damaging rural areas, claims energy foundation
2-9
Senate Bill Would Hobble Citizen Lawsuits vs. Polluters
2-9
Arch Coal 4Q Profit Falls 10 Percent - Has Arch Found Fools' Coal?
2-9
'Aberfan trauma' case settled
2-9
Wales: Residents fear hazards from MTR mine
2-9
Bush Wants Electricity Set at Market Rates; Electricity Rates Likely To Soar
2-8
Fund boosts Massey investment
2-8
Massey Energy will open clinic in Madison to focus on wellness (Maybe their employees would be healthier if they weren't consumed by deeply sublimated guilt feelings over destroying Appalachia.)
2-8
Election bills gain committees endorsement (OVEC coordinates the bi-partisan, multi-issue coalition that is Citizens for Clean Elections.) - Committee endorses political spending limits - Panel wants $1,000 limit for contributions to 527s - Panel Limits Campaign Gifts - WV Public Radio: Legislative committee endorses campaign reform bills (scroll down)
2-8
With new budget, mine cleanup future unclear
2-8
Budget backs coal, hydrogen, nuclear - Bush Seeks Nearly Six Percent Cut in Environment Funding - Budget at a Glance: Department of Energy - Clean Water Fund Facing Major Cuts
2-8
National Public Radio: Virginia Strip-Mining Death Brings Reforms
2-8
Churches should be in forefront on environment
2-8
Chesapeake residents turn out for meeting on coal truck traffic - Residents Say They Can't Live With Filth - Solution sought for coal truck problem in Chesapeake
2-8
AEP's Mitchell Plant Getting Major Upgrade
2-8
Many firms avoid state income taxes (Marriot gets federal tax breaks for investing in apparently sham "synfuel" schemes) - Marriott International Reports Record Earnings Per Share From Continuing Operations of $2.47 for 2004, up 27 Percent From 2003
2-8
Massey Energy Announces Board Changes
2-8
Kentucky: Governor backs coal, biodiesel
2-8
California Mulls New Rules For Power Plant Emissions
2-8
After delays, Kyoto global warming pact to come into force - Global warming can't be ignored: UN
2-8
States' watchdogs go where Bush's regulatory lapdogs refuse to tread
2-8
OFFICIALS PROMOTE PEABODY'S 'CLEAN COAL' POWER PLANT (As long as there is global warming, mercury, acid rain, mountaintop removal, abuse of workers' rights, etc, there is no such thing as "clean" coal.)
2-8
Ontario Issues First Winter Smog Alert
2-7
Controlling the news is no easy task
2-7
Training centers proposed
2-7
Abandoned mines prone to flooding - Funds to fix abandoned mines drying up
2-7
Coal recouped: A state-of-the-art power plant is reclaiming the waste heaps that pollute Pennsylvania streams, but as an "alternative" energy, it is controversial
2-7
EPA has dirty hands on mercury rules
2-7
Panel moves to expand Water Protection
2-7
Gable's legal loss is a win for the public
2-7
J. Steven Gardner: Coal mining benefits E. Kentucky (Lies in print!)
2-7
The New Environmentalism
2-7
Coming soon to a sea near you: biggest wind farm in the world
2-7
ASU researchers seek way to harness hydrogen power
2-7
Accumulating River Sludge Threatens Bay
2-7
Alaska AG quits amid coal deal flap
2-6
Audit may be checkmate in Mingo consolidation (Barb Chafin is an OVEC member)
2-6
Apocalypse now: how mankind is sleepwalking to the end of the Earth
2-6
Safer for All Living Things
2-6
Evangelicals go for the green; Christian right turns, sometimes warily, to environmentalism
2-6
Green causes called out of step
2-6
Railroad, coal fueled local black migration
2-6
Water from McDonald blowout 'definitely acid mine drainage'
2-6
Arid Arizona Points to Global Warming as Culprit - Researchers probe Antarctica's shifting ice, 'not sure what's going on'
2-6
Climate Change And The Future Of Air Travel
2-6
Muddying "Clear Skies"
2-6
Alaska Attorney General Gregg Renkes to resign
2-6
Hazardous abandoned mine near Pa. high school targeted