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10-31
Ex-WVU chief gets huge fees
10-31
Company wants to build wind farm
10-31
Is United States Becoming Hostile to Science?
10-31
Campus group involved in social justice issues
10-31
U.S. has means, motive for domestic energy output (There is no such thing as "clean" coal. Coal's dirty when you dig it, dirty when you haul it, dirty when you burn it, dirty when you dispose of the ash, and it sure dirties up politics.)
10-31
Construction ready to start on clean coal plant near Gillette (There is no such thing as "clean" coal. Coal's dirty when you dig it, dirty when you haul it, dirty when you burn it, dirty when you dispose of the ash, and it sure dirties up politics.)
10-31
US Interior Secretary Urges Alaska Refuge Oil Drilling
10-31
Part of fly ash basin that failed wasn't inspected, records show
10-31
Coal may be hot, but cooler if you can't mine it
10-31
Utah coal could go begging; California's decision to shun 'dirty' power will hit entire West
10-31
Report: Utility entertainment money ends up on customer bills
10-31
Zero-Energy Homes Becoming More Popular
10-31
Solar power holds more promise than nuclear
10-31
Germany to Stay as Committed to Renewable Energy - Milling electricity: the renewable future is here - France Looks to Frying Pan to Fire Biofuel
10-31
Judges retire in coal mine approval case
10-31
From hydrocarbon to a hydrogen-based economy (Part II)
10-31
Japan Wants All Nations in Post-Kyoto Deal - Australia Rules Out New Post - Kyoto Limits
10-30
Mining limit studies too costly, feds say (Mountaintop removal / valley fill is too costly to the land, the people, the democratic system, our culture, our future!)
10-30
Clean coalis still bloody (letters to the editor are great tools--use them!)
10-30
Difference between dumb hillbilly and a smart one (letters to the editor are great tools--use them!)
10-30
15 years in the making, controversial APCO transmission line finally finished
10-30
Pa., PPL never thought ash basin logs would fail
10-30
School bus and coal truck smack mirrors
10-30
Pike company drops suit over higher coal truck weight limits
10-30
Pa. coal plant approval is sought
10-30
 
Coal: A clean fuel source or a potential health risk? (If it weren't for coal industry lies and political campaign contributions this stupid question wouldn't even be asked. Hello? There is no such thing as "clean" coal. Coal's dirty when you dig it, dirty when you haul it, dirty when you burn it, dirty when you dispose of the ash, and it sure dirties up politics.) - Coal, natural gas and your checkbook
10-30
A boost for Illinois coal country? (see above comment)
10-30
Power plant shutdown bringing gloom to N. Arizona - Role of tourism looms larger
10-30
Air Pollution Raises Stroke Risk
10-30
Natural Gas Boom a Boon to Eastern KY
10-30
Lower your fuel bills and go green on the cheap - The energy war at home
10-30
Bush criticised over global warming policies - Bush 'light years behind' on climate
10-30
Global warming cause of intense hurricanes? - Mediterranean to suffer most in Europe due warming - Japan may warm 3 degrees by 2100
10-30
Carving a Clean State from Dirty Power
10-30
Democrats: Bush energy policy favors oil industry
10-30
China's Next Big Boom Could Be the Foul Air
10-30
Will Renewable Energy Crops Drive Future Of Farming
10-30
Both Promise and Problems for New Tigers in Your Tank
10-29
New mine permits gain speed; Bush administration issues final mountaintop removal study - The mountaintop removal study
10-29
New mountaintop mining plan criticized - Appalachian Streams, Valley Destruction to Continue under Bush Rules
10-29
Study examines four states' mining practices - Coordinated permits expected to improve mining decisions - Mountaintop removal argued
10-29
Massey chief 'stupid,' justice asserts
10-29
Hardesty defends new role
10-29
Gore Says It Is Not Too Late to Combat Climate Change
10-29
EPA estimates costs of power plant curbs; Carbon dioxide and other emissions examined for legislative debate
10-29
Energy expert cautions that era of cheap fuel is over - Time to break U.S. oil addiction - United States must develop its own liquid fuels (See comment below)
10-29
Analysis: Transition from oil to take time (There is no such thing as "clean" coal. Coal's dirty when you dig it, dirty when you haul it, dirty when you burn it, dirty when you dispose of the ash, and it sure dirties up politics.)
10-29
New plant may open in Meigs County - Illinois in 'good position' to get FutureGen project (see comment above)
10-29
Voluntary Green Power Purchasing up 1,000 Percent in 5 Years; Large Corporate Purchasers Driving Growth
10-29
Mountain Justice: Film festival looks at energy's costs
10-29
CONSOL Energy To Shutdown Mine
10-29
Scrapping for a Living in Old Coal Country
10-29
Idahoans can comment on coal-fired plant emissions
10-29
China to open up coal industry to foreign investors
10-29
 
Taiwan looks for a future with renewable resources
10-28
Bush tries to jump-start Clear Skies legislation
10-28
EPA Studies Ways to Cut Warming Pollution
10-28
Mine inspector promoted despite old allegations
10-28
Massey involvement in court a concern
10-28
W.Va. leaders working to prevent threat of flooding
10-28
Development could mean jobs
10-28
Esposito named to energy board
10-28
Massey Energy profit up on strong pricing - Consol Energy Swings to 3Q Profit - Higher coal, gas prices boost CONSOL - Arch Coal Declares Quarterly Dividend
10-28
Group protesting waste coal power plant near Pa. border
10-28
Mercury level high
10-28
Coal challenging gas as power-plant fuel
10-28
Global warming is mankind's greatest challenge, says Prince
10-28
Scientists: Time to act on global warming - Debate over, it's time to save the planet - Record heat raises climate fears - Global warming threatens drought for Mediterranean
10-28
New tax break is expected to revive interest in solar - US consumers warm to solar energy's potential
10-28
Renewable energies continue to need support says report - Solar Power Brightens NYC Commute - AMD to Power Austin Campus with 100% Renewable Energy - Breakthrough for new solar technology
10-28
The heat is on to save energy - Marine Renewable Energy Under Study
10-28
How the power flows...
10-28
Wind of change for China's energy
10-28
Got an Ailing Business? He Wants to Make It Right
10-27
The Nov. 2005 Hightower Lowdown: Our oldest mountains are being blown away (OVEC is proud to have assisted with the information gathering for this issue)
10-27
DEP seeks to block Massey questions
10-27
Massey CEO targets Starcher for defeat - Learn How Nasty Last Race Was - Related Archives: Justice for Sale? - West Virginia Ads Nastiest in the Nation - How Big Business is Quietly Funding a Judicial Revolution in the Nations Court SystemsNext Supreme Court Race Could Be Just as Nasty, Observers Fear - Will Benjamin Be a Reliable Pro-Business Vote on WV Supreme Court?
10-27
Blankenship Avows His Role in West Virginia (Barf bag anyone?)
10-27
Pollution: Washington obstacle (So bizarre that in talking about one small part of the total pollution and toll from coal the writer states that our coal must be mined to met America's ravenous energy appetite. What about ecological reality? America must conserve, get more efficient and begin to power down.)
10-27
UF President Bernie Machen announces his conservation plan
10-27
Environmentalists Make Last Stand On Alaskan Drilling - US House Panel OKs Alaska Refuge Oil Drilling Plan
10-27
Building Green - Government Units Take Interest in Efficient Building Initiatives - Using Green Design in Homes Can Be Cost Effective - Some State Buildings Take on Green Hue - 'Green' Home Advocates Cite Energy Savings
10-27
Alliance Coal to Open Ohio County Mine - Alpha Natural Resources Completes Acquisition of Nicewonder Coal Group
10-27
Plans for coal mine north of Glacier proceeding
10-27
CSX 3Q Profit Up on Higher Coal Shipments
10-27
Global-Warming Skeptics Under Fire
10-27
A rapid warm-up for the Northwest - Half of the world's coral reefs could be dead in 40 years - Global temperatures to increase between 1.4 to 5.8 degree
10-27
Speaker: while global warming debate heats up, renewable energy may be a solution
10-27
Clinton urges solar power in Oz
10-27
Sen. Clinton calls for $20 billion fund from oil companies
10-27
Corporate America Buys in to Renewable Energy - Exploring renewable energy fuels - Solar power cuts house's energy bills
10-27
Wind Power Industry Upbeat on Offshore Future - Big money looks at wind power - UK Report Calls for Investing in Renewable Energy R&D
10-27
Japan should introduce carbon tax in 2007
10-27
Illinois Town Council votes to support FutureGen (There is no such thing as "clean" coal. Coal's dirty when you dig it, dirty when you haul it, dirty when you burn it, dirty when you dispose of the ash, and it sure dirties up politics.)
10-26
OSM blocked from probe into Mettiki mine permit (OVEC is on this suit)
10-26
Christians for the Mountains announce conference speakers
10-26
Residents complain at meeting on coal blasting
10-26
Coal, neither clean nor cheap
10-26
Coal gasification gets environmental review
10-26
Campus events: Films focus on environment  Local festival reflects bustling film scene
10-26
Historic Buffalo Creek makes trout stock list
10-26
Harm of barge facility would outweigh good
10-26
Florida company seeking permit for coal country wind farm -
10-26
Portugal govt launches world's largest solar power project
10-26
Keep warm - get into geothermals
10-26
Explosion at Coal Mine in China Kills 15
10-25
Everyone wants a piece of coal ("Everyone" wants to make money without considering the future or who and what they are harming now in the process of making money.)
10-25
Lewis raises $500,000 for Senate race
10-25
US Power Companies Eye Idaho for Coal-Fired Plants (There is no such thing as "clean" coal. Coal's dirty when you dig it, dirty when you haul it, dirty when you burn it, dirty when you dispose of the ash, and it sure dirties up politics.) - New (old) power options: Coal, nuclear
10-25
Keeping Tabs on Mercury - Doctors, sportsmen urge action on mercury - Toscano vows environment aid
10-25
Is Arch Coal Still a Diamond? - Arch Coal Third-Quarter Profit Soars
10-25
Air pollution taking a heavy toll in China, experts say - Cleaner air could save estimated 178,000 lives a year
10-25
Texas Plans First US Offshore Wind Farm
10-25
No Escape: Thaw Gains Momentum - Warm Oceans Threaten Caribbean Coral Reefs - A new report shows the Northwest must change with its warming climate or its economy will wither - Nature offers signs of change - EU Must do More to Fight Climate Change
10-25
The man who told the truth about climate change is now selling nuclear power for his political masters
10-25
Many small steps lead to alternative energy sources
10-25
TVA meets 'green power' demand - Voluntary Green Power Purchasing Up 1000 Percent in 5 Years - Wal-Mart to Seek Savings in Energy
10-25
Generating interest in wind power - Urban wind turbine switched on - Co. Leases 11,000 Acres for Wind Energy Farm
10-25
Worlds First Biogas Train - Cows make fuel for biogas train - Sweden champions the cow-powered train
10-25
Solar homes no longer an unattainable luxury; Nonprofit helps working families harness suns energy - Scientist: Solar cell solution may be nanotubes - Solar Decathlon Wows DC
10-25
Pitfalls on renewable energy (Pitfalls in investing--acting like clean air, clean water and the future are less important than money)
10-24
Backing Massey? Live in coalfields
10-24
How can I not be involved?
10-24
Hardesty joins CONSOL Energy board; Appointment raises questions over conflicts of interest
10-24
The earth is angry; Mankind persists in ignoring the messages
10-24
State takes solid approach to new coal technology - Barker says the time is right for coal liquefication Key to independence - Synthetic Fuel Announcement Generating Interest - Time Magazine: Coal is Back; Long dismissed as backwards and dirty, some new (and not-so-new) technologies are turning the rock into black gold (Ignoring the full cycle of coal brings is like ignoring black death. Coal's dirty when you dig it, dirty when you haul it, dirty when you dispose of the ash, and it sure dirties up politics.) - How to Kick the Oil Habit
10-24
Wind of change in US blows dust off nuclear facilities - Fission Returns to Fashion
10-24
All Kentuckians should applaud enforcement of truck weight limits
10-24
Fuel prices usher in new coal age
10-24
Coal burning byproduct could aid crops
10-24
Hazletons dirty little war - Powerful Philadelphia political forces behind torrent of sludge
10-24
Pollutants and health effects - New machine could help company clean up its act
10-24
Fading Foliage
10-24
Africa aid to be eaten by climate change-scientist
10-24
School districts find saving energy means saving money - 'Standby culture' adds 120m a year to energy bills
10-24
Australia-China Wind Farm Operator Wins New Approval
10-24
Using Sun and Earth to Survive in Harsh Eritrea
10-24
Cost Breakthrough For Inorganic Solar Cells
10-23
Nominee for MSHA concerns UMW
10-23
Bridge View Estates very name poses question regarding development along New River Gorge
10-23
Energy companies push coal-gasification plants
10-23
Public health expert examining catches for heavy metals
10-23
Running out of energy
10-23
Energy policy may come from governor's summit
10-23
Investor's new drying process could boost the value of Powder River coal
10-23
Michigan is inching its way toward renewable energy alternatives Local firms working to advance solar tech - Renewable Fuels Coming to a Gas Station Near You
10-23
Renewable energy still may be too expensive (The huge costs we pay for fossil fuel--global warming, air pollution, water pollution, destruction of communities near mines and drilling area, corruption within government, etc.--makes our continued reliance on them far to expensive.)
10-23
China's energy saving to generate billions
10-22
Opponents in Massey suit want Benjamin off bench
10-22
Manchin fills slots on environmental board
10-22
Counties Decide on New Voting Equipment
10-22
Environmental abuse costs RP P141 B yearly - Polluting 'black rain' hits Chengdu
10-21
Hardesty's CONSOL role questioned
10-21
The worst environmental President in history
10-21
Marchers protest coal industry
10-21
CONSOL post will pay Hardesty $70,000 - Hardesty Appointment Sparks Controversy (scroll down)
10-21
ENERGY, EXTERNALITIES: Adding up the true cost of energy
10-21
Nonprofits reach out to public employees for support
10-21
Commissioner wants to lead with hybrids
10-21
Labor Hall of Honor to induct three
10-21
Producing coal is a destructive job (scroll down)- Missing Mountains S.O.S. Community Event  (scroll down)
10-21
Renewable energy needed now - WWF calls for renewable push
10-21
Today, 1966: Coal tip buries children in Aberfan
10-21
The evidence linking hurricanes and climate change - Global warming a major threat in Africa
10-21
Storms' fallout pits energy supply against environment
10-21
Relief concerts, more fill weekend (scroll down for info on OVEC's Nov. 4 Treehuggers' Ball)
10-21
High mercury levels in Utah under scrutiny - Idaho residents must comment now on mercury emissions - Clock ticking on coal-fired plant - Environmentalists test new state regulators - Toxic emissions found in Quezon power plant
10-21
PA DEP Issues Permit to Drain, Re-Mine Abandoned 'Mile Pit' in Northumberland County; Flooded Strip Mine Was Site of Two Fatalities in 2000
10-21
Coal-bed methane proposal worries some - Judge delays decision on easement for coal-bed methane water
10-21
Impacts of Peak in World Oil Production Addressed by Worldwide Experts at Denver Conference - Peak oil hits USA Today - Peak Oil Confusion and the World Economy - Oil Forecasting Legend Discusses Peak Oil, Share Prices - DOES PEAK OIL SIGNAL THE END?
10-21
Deal 'opens the door' to wind power - Nationwide Goes Greener With Renewable Energy - Grant for wind energy puts Minnesota atop program - New Renewable Energy Options for Michigan - Ontario's Renewable Fuel Standard Enables New Supply
10-21
Sunny Future for Nanocrystal Solar Cells - Solar cell solution: nanotechnology - European Union Questions and Answers on Risk Assessment of Nanotechnology Products - Nanotechnology commission launches a consultation on how best to assess the risks
10-21
Dutch Windmills at Risk from Climate Change
10-21
Is this proof of global warming?
10-21
Italy unveils solar-energy train - Solar power pays daily benefits for homeowner off power grid - Australia's Largest Solar Facility in the Works - Chinese Partnership for Solar Commercialization - UK wind farms good idea as coal output falls
10-21
Fuel Use Spreads Vegoil too Thin for Margarine Firms
10-20
Protesters rally at candlelight vigil
10-21
Mining ban ignored by hard-up owners
10-20
WVU board chairman defends action
10-20
Actor David Selby recalls his home state in new book
 
10-20
West Virginia Joins Coal Liquefaction Race
10-20
Coal industry leaders meet at arena (While we met outside and will meet again today to expose the truth about coal sludge impoundments and mountaintop removal)
10-20
Book festival offers fun for everyone (Stop by booth no. 11 to visit with the Friends of the Mountains)
10-20
Military could become main costumer of coal-based fuels (Great--destroying our homeland (mountaintop removal) in the name of homeland security so we can destroy the homelands of others--using a technology Hitler used. All while ignoring the greatest equalizer when it comes to homeland destruction--global warming.) - DOD Supports Domestic Supply - The United States House of Representatives continues support for liquid coal products in recently passed "Energy Bill II" - DOD: U.S. could be bigger player in world energy market
10-20
Schweitzer pushes coal development at summit - Symposium targets energy options
10-20
US Senate Panel OKs Oil Drilling in Arctic Refuge
10-20
Feds to study PPL response to August coal fly ash spill
10-20
State finds urgent need for mercury reduction - Grocery chains post fish warnings; Some mercury levels unsafe for unborn, young
10-20
Lawmakers argue over energy crisis (There is no such thing as "clean" coal. Coal's dirty when you dig it, dirty when you haul, dirty when you burn it, dirty when you "dispose" of the ash, and it sure dirties up politics.)
10-20
Residents bracing for an oil crisis ; Louisville group urges conservation
10-20
Proposed power plant fuels residents' concerns - DEQ orders mine to cease operations - Power companies seek tax-exempt bonds
10-20
Coal company faces industrywide shortage
10-20
CBM company makes bid to discharge water
10-20
The BOC Foundation Awards Grant to Hydrogen Solar
10-20
Britain at energy crossroads as CO2 emissions rise
10-20
Global Warming Makes Oregon's Wine Hot as Pinot Purists Fret
10-20
Clinton issues Alberta a global warming warning
10-20
High - Tech Fair Shows China Bopping Up Value Chain
10-19
Hardesty service on Consol board sparks controversy - CONSOL Energy Elects WVU President Hardesty to Board - Coal analyst favors Consol, Massey - It's Elementary, Peabody - High Coal Prices Spur Peabody Profits
10-19
Benefit for Coal River Mountain Watch: End of Suburbia at Tally Ho - Coal Miners' Daughters (scroll down)
10-19
No Winter by 2105? New Study Offers Grim Forecast for U.S. - Warming to Cause Harsher Weather, Study Says - Climate Model Predicts Extreme Changes for U.S. - Scientists blame weather disasters on global warming - Global warming to cause more natural disasters, scientific group says - Wilma Now a Storm for the Record Books
10-19
 
10-19
Is Coal Clean? - Rising energy prices put coal in the spotlight -  Bozeman summit to develop energy policy - Governors talk cooperation at energy forum - Great Falls backs coal plant
10-19
Is Now The Time For Synthetic Fuel? (Hello? What about the costs to human health, cultural continuation and the environment? What about ecological economics? What about ecological relaity)
10-19
Wallboard plant using scrubber byproduct to be built in W.Va.- Drywall Plant Will Bring Jobs to Valley
10-19
Paul Wilson: Congress sacrifices wildlife and habitats
10-19
Final towers on the rise as 765kv project nears completion
10-19
Environmental studies waived in oil push - Shame: Refineries, tax breaks, power
10-19
Wisconsin urged to invest in energy efficiency - New York State ready to benefit from renewable energy, analyst says
10-19
Minnesota meets 2005 mercury goal, but fish still not safe to eat - Pollution officials urge mercury reduction, but offer no plan
10-19
Coal holds out against the power of turbines
10-19
Windfall? No, but Savings Ahead: The soaring costs of coal- and gas-fired power plants will allow wind-energy customers to pocket other benefits of their investment
10-19
Pakistan, China to cooperate for solar tubes manufacturing - Power source diversification proposed - Britain 'lacks skills to meet renewable energy target'
10-19
Two New Maps Developed in Response to Coal Industry's Resurgence
10-19
Prep work amounted to strip mining at Bull Mountain
10-19
Impact of global warming expected to be dire in Puget Sound - Expert: Warming Trends Could Plague N.M.
10-19
UK launches action to overturn EU limit on carbon emissions
10-19
Ocean warming threatens Antarctic wildlife - Polar regions take centre stage in climate crisis
10-18
Dianne Bady: Don't let area power plants make our air even worse
10-18
Greased lightning
10-18
More authors, poets to explore strip mining; Forums to follow up on E. Kentucky tour
10-18
China may Emerge as World Top Wind Power - UK Wind Power Faces Competition amid Policy Doubts - Britain 'needs more puff behind wind power drive'
10-18
W.Va. needs a better way to select judges
10-18
Coal dust was a great equalizer
10-18
Everything you do has an impact on the planet
10-18
Warming to Cause Harsher Weather Worldwide, Study Says - Small Africa Farmers seen Vulnerable to Climate Change - 'Global warming may leave millions destitute'
10-18
Let the Markets Define the Incentives
10-18
Out of the frying pan, into the coal pit
10-18
Tribal leaders leery of coal-bed methane proposal
10-18
Greenspan: Energy Prices to Drag Economy - Firms forced to adapt as energy costs climb
10-18
NPPD to dedicate states largest wind farm today - Grant Awarded for Solar Hydrogen Generation
10-18
"Kyoto" Era Begins  - EU Ministers Seek Post-2012 Climate Change Plan
10-18
China Builds Its Dreams, and Some Fear a Bubble
10-17
Lack of conservation, energy alternatives forces Americans into destructive trade-offs
10-17
Coal to gas pollutes  - Schweitzer to kick of Western energy symposium
10-17
"Cleaner" coal plant still rejected by community in Indiana: Air quality a concern for St. Joseph County - Mulberry, Fla., perspective - Terre Haute, Ind., perspective - Coal a bad investment
10-17
Saving the planet at flick of switch
10-17
2005 Globally 2nd or 3rd Hottest Year -Global warming blamed for droughts in Utah - Global warming in Alaska exacerbated by longer summers - Report urges actions to offset global warming
10-17
Wilting under the heat: Global warming blamed for deaths of millions of trees in Four Corners
10-17
U.S. facing suits over global warming
10-17
Out-of-town river sludge may be used to fill area mine voids
10-17
Judge: Treat methane water like other
10-17
Clean, Quirky Cars to Dominate Tokyo Motor Show - Reaching for Blanket, Not Thermostat, as Days Cool and Oil Costs Rise
10-17
New project bringing wind energy to New Jersey coast
10-17
Japan's `Warm Biz' Campaign Set to Trim Power Sales
10-17
International team of scientists finds method of producing hydrogen through solar energy
10-16
Clean coal push concerns environmental activists (OVEC is an active member of the Friends of the Mountains coalition) - Friends of the Mountains letter to NRDC on the myth of "clean coal" - Manchin Coal Plan Promising (if you don't like to breath or drink or care about the future) - Coal-to-fuel proposal raises environmental concerns
10-16
Book Fest: Authors, readers, sellers - Next weekend, come to this event in Charleston, W. Va. and stop by the Friends of the Mountains booth, booth number 11. We'll have books that mention mountaintop removal on display.
10-16
An acid rain primer
10-16
Dark clouds gathering over Bush presidency
10-16
Byrd adds nearly $1 million to 2006 campaign chest
10-16
Authors speak out: Ky. writers to protest mining method
10-16
United Kingdom: Calls for green tax on energy
 
10-16
Chavez says world headed for major energy crisis, increased production unlikely - US "private military contractors" already in-country to "deal with" Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez Frias
10-16
New Jersey takes steps to be leader in hydrogen fuel cell technology - Oregon and New York offer tax incentives for solar energy systems - Minneapolis neighborhood may see lower tax bills through solar energy
10-16
Connecticut provides $2 million grant for renewable energy projects - Seminar touts many benefits of solar energy - Airtricity in 800m wind-farm investment plan for Scotland - Renewable energy the wave of the future
10-16
Global meltdown hits skiing; With Alps and Northwest warming, are Rockies next?
10-15
Feds repeatedly cite slurry impoundment near Marsh Fork Elementary
10-15
Schweitzer Coal Liquefaction Plan Criticized - Fuel measure could damage air quality
10-15
Energy: Better solutions needed (coal is not part of a better solution)
10-15
A National Conversation on Conservation: Environmentalists Hope the Time is Now
10-15
A Gathering of Greens
10-15
Threatened forest (scroll down)
10-15
PPL to pay $33 million for fly ash cleanup; Figure could rise and could be accompanied by penalties
10-15
Minnesota Power Proposes $60 Million Air Emission Reduction Plan - Idaho seeking public comment on mercury emissions rules
10-15
The Clean Water Act - Wetlands Test
10-15
Colorado Team Wins 2005 Solar Decathlon
10-15
Consumers urged to conserve energy
10-15
Hot year sweats on Siberia - Century of droughts predicted - God and global warming - Consumption, global warming threats detailed at symposium - Climate change to hit UK insurance premiums
10-15
Climate shift already affects our economy
10-15
Environmental taxes mean healthier China
10-14
Renewable Energy: Too Little, Too Late
10-14
The Fallen Legion - Casualties of the Bush Administration
10-14
DEP ordered to answer questions on Massey silo - DEP ordered to disclose Manchin's role in coal silo case - W.Va. governor's role in permit decision debated
10-14
Manchin wants to convert coal to gas & other products (10/14 entry)- Manchin wants conversion plant; Facility could turn coal into products like diesel or natural gas (W.Va.: State of denial. Global warming? Mountaintop removal? Heavy metals poisoning? End of the age of oil? Our so-called leaders deny all, refuse to plan for the change the planet insists we make. The lack of planning and the impending energy crises will make the aftermath of Katrina look like a cake walk. See stories in the cell below this one) - Manchin: Put Coal In The Tank - Byrd Supports Manchins Initiative on States Role in New National Energy Strategy  - Coal advocacy group welcomes Manchin's liquefaction initiative - Manchin unveils coal conversion mission - Susman gets in early plug for coal conversion plant 
10-14
Memo: Coal-to-fuels process big polluter Group says coal-to-fuel plant proposal not environmentally sound - Bill contains incentives for new coal-conversion plant in Montana - Enzi and Thomas visit UW - Energy-hungry China turns to South African scientists for coal-to-liquids expertise
10-14
Caffrey OK'd mine work without permit, MSHA says; Former DEP chief argues federal conclusion about April explosion and his role in it 'not factual' - MSHA rules former DEP director approved work that led to blast
10-14
EPA Issues Draft Rules On Plants' Emissions - New rules for power plants could allow more pollution - Bush Admin Seeks to Weaken Utility-Emission Rules
10-14
Burn what you got
10-14
Army Corps wasting wetlands
10-14
OVEC Presents 16th Annual Treehuggers Ball at Java Joint Nov. 4
10-14
Sierra Club tackles mercury - Group urges grocers to advise customers on mercury and fish
10-14
UNESCO introduces low-cost water filter to remove arsenic
10-14
Chinese coal mine accidents on the rise, with 4,228 killed so far this year
10-14
Solar power supplies tower blocks - BP to expand solar biz, to tap rural areas with clean energy
 
10-14
On Plate or In Tank? Europe Vegoils in Demand
10-14
Chilling Effects of Climate Change in the Antarctic
10-14
Australia 'must rethink Kyoto'
10-13
World Temperatures Keep Rising With a Hot 2005 - Economists fear warming's effects
10-13
Manchin did not order silo action, DEP say - DEP, Massey argue over Manchin's role in silo permit
10-13
Manchin pushes construction of multi-use coal conversion facility - Manchin to make energy announcement (coal is not an alternative energy source!)- Coal-to-fuel plant proposal not environmentally sound, group says - Thomas: Coal research belongs in Wyo
10-13
State Bar rejects ending judicial elections
10-13
Touch voting machines to remain
10-13
Coal plays part in lives of all Kentuckians
10-13
Environmental film festival coming to APSU; Movies on unique subject mountaintop removal
10-13
Reclaiming the American Legacy of Civil Disobedience
10-13
Solar houses soak up praise -Students Build Solar House
10-13
French Biofuel Sector in Race for New Output Target - E.ON to Build UK Biomass Power Station
10-13
Hybrid Grass Shows Strong Biomass Potential
10-13
Shell Oil President Says: No New Refineries Needed! - The peak oil problem: We may be running out sooner than we think
10-13
All-weather solar hot water
10-13
B.C. told to brace for global warming
10-12
Within five years: '50 million environmental refugees' warning - Millions 'will flee degradation'
10-12
Capito got most DeLay money
10-12
Massey fights DEP citation in mine explosion
10-12
Massey launches 'total environment' Web site (oh my gawd! do they think people will swallow this malarkey?)
10-12
Coal producing joint venture to be named Magnum Coal - Arch Coal, ArcLight to Start New Venture
10-12
Coal-to-fuels plant would be big polluter, group says - Gasoline from coal  -  Coal liquefaction plant likely, Arch chief says
10-12
Friends of the Mountains letter to NRDC on the myth of "clean coal"
10-12
Small steps taken on fuel; State vehicle buys will include hybrid engines - Energy independence requires a multifaceted approach - Energy diversity: Is coal really the only option?
10-12
A Brave New World: The Energy Policy Act of 2005
10-12
Daniel Boone on group's 'endangered forest' list
10-12
Policy Conference Defines the Road Ahead for Renewable Energy
10-12
Students' solar house shines in Washington, D.C.
10-12
Shanghai to invest much on solar power - PetroChina considers renewable energy, coal gasification ops - report
10-12
Will new coal make IR power plant cleaner - or not?
10-12
Blair admits Welsh coal could have a hot future
10-12
Business leaders, scientists warn about global warming in Oregon - Global warning that we should heed - Opposition parties demand action on climate change
10-11
Kentucky coal sludge disaster: Mostly gone, but not forgotten - Few outward signs remain of Eastern Ky. sludge spill; Lawsuits continue five years later
10-11
WV Media CEO's firm gave $10,000 to defeat McGraw
 
10-11
Pro-coal advocates 'Neanderthals': Minister
10-11
Court Rejects EPA Limits on Air Pollution Monitoring
10-11
Cleaner coal? Activists now say its possible; Gasification praised, but hurdle becomes what to do with carbon emissions (Cleaning up air emissions is possible and extremely necessary, but there is no such thing as clean coal. If the toxics aren't going up the smokestack, then they are ending up in the ash left from combustion of coal. The disposal of that ash (see news item just below) is virtually unregulated--and it's seeping, sometimes pouring into waterways. Coal's dirty when you dig it, dirty when you haul it, dirty when you haul, dirty when you 'dispose' of the ash, and it sure dirties up politics.) - Friends of the Mountains letter to NRDC on the myth of "clean coal"
10-11
Fly ash cleanup on hold until level of Delaware River drops
10-11
Arch Coal's Third Quarter Conference Call to Be Broadcast on Internet
10-11
Pluses, minuses for coal, wind
10-11
Wyoming coal price surges to record
10-11
Cabell has many voting system choices
10-11
Tallahassee and Austin have differing visions for meeting energy needs
10-11
School children the key to renewable future - Nigeria urges states to develop renewable energy mix - German Environment Ministry to Keep Renewables - Asian countries must embrace renewable sources, says Greenpeace
10-11
Global warming set to push up premiums
10-10
Sustainability festival makes saving the planet fun
10-10
Black gold: Gasoline from coal (Black gold or black death?) - Letters to the Editor in today's New York Times about "Black Gold"
10-10
Western governors see renewables as part of energy solution
10-10
The promise and problems of coal gasification
10-10
Junking Science
10-10
Leaders must stand up to coal companies - Solar energy better than coal (scroll down; letters to the editor are great tools--use them! Black "Gold" is another BushCo Orwellian talking point like the lie of "clean" coal)
10-10
Coal Producers' U.S. Growth Hurt by Lack of Available Miners
10-10
As storm passes, arsenic content drops in river
10-10
Ontario faces major decisions as future of power grid outlined
10-10
Harvesting tornados as power plants; renewable wind vortex energy
10-10
Race Is On For Efficient Organic Solar Cells
10-10
Green Fuel Revolution a Challenge for Grain Sector
10-10
Heating power: Geothermal and solar technologies growing - Solar Breakthrough Will Help Spur Viability Of Alternative Energy - UCLA engineers pioneer affordable alternative energy-solar energy cells made of everyday plastic
10-10
Study: Some States Lead, Others Lag in Energy Efficiency
10-10
Global warming drying China's 'mother river'
10-9
Scalped for Coal
10-9
Crackdown on truck weights a success; Enforcing limits saves lives, so get rid of coal haulers' exemption
10-9
Filson Society conference will look at environment - Women to hold silent vigil in New Paltz
10-9
Plane crash kills three; Just last week Pikeville attorney Herman Lester had won major settlement against coal company
10-9
U.S. Democrats call for new energy-saving strategy
10-9
New fuel shortage; time for alternatives
10-9
Fly ash again taints Delaware - Riverkeeper keeps fighting for cleanup - Coal ash in river disturbed in deluge
10-9
More Utah homeowners warm up to solar energy - Energy answer blowing in the wind
10-9
The truth about global warming - Is warming making hurricanes more ferocious? - There's no disguising it -- global warming's no put-on
10-9
Disaster as climate probe crashes - Global Warming Satellite Crashes into Sea
10-9
Three Starring Roles for Energy Stocks (Invest in "clean" coal and you are investing in a deadly lie; If you want invest as if life matters, then invest in renewable energy) - Real Estate May Be Peaking. Or Not.
10-9
Critics say Ohio EPA response less than adequate
10-8
Huntington terminates barge lease; docking facility in jeopardy
10-8
Lawmakers want coal mine permits to be accelerated (Lawmakers beat up on the only agency that doesn't just rubber stamp permits; Most lawmakers don't give a damn about the harm mountaintop removal does to the people, the streams, the land and the future.)
10-8
Has the Age of Chaos Begun?
10-8
Melting, melting: An ice-free Arctic Ocean hasn't existed in a million years, but some scientists fear that we may be headed there -- and beyond
10-8
Shell subsidiary to buy W.Va. wind power project
10-8
Greenwire on Barton's refinery bill Barton's industry-giveaway-energy/refinery bill squeaked through the House, 212-210; GOP leaders kept roll call votes open well past deadline to rally (read: bully) late support; The obnoxious New Source Review provisions were removed from the bill before the final vote to ensure passage, so thats good news.  But provisions transferring permitting to the Dept. of Energy, requiring communities to pay oil companies if permit appeals are successful, etc., are still in the bill.  Despite his demotion because of the indictment, Rep. DeLay (former majority leader) still was visibly involved in the intense GOP lobbying campaign on the House floor.
10-8
House Passes (212-210) Energy Industry Giveaway Bill Purported to Boost Construction of Refineries - In Raucous House Vote, G.O.P. Oil Refinery Bill Squeaks By - Refinery Construction Bill Is Drawing Broad Criticism - House Passes Post-Hurricane Energy Bill - Energy Bill Fails to Address Price Gouging, Fails to Bring Down Prices, and Fails to Put America on Road to Energy Independence
10-8
Women Should Have Mercury Level Tested
10-8
Clean coal isn't climate-friendly yet (Nor will it ever be "clean")
10-8
Wyoming coal price surges to record amid new supply problems
10-8
Western Air Will Stagnate Over 50 Years as Climate Warms - Setback on climate pact talks - Talks 'delayed' on alternative to Kyoto - Business attacks government's short-term target on global warming
10-8
Be energetic: Act now to save on heating costs
10-8
"A crisis of biblical proportions" --A pro-Bush but eco-conscious evangelical launches a crusade against global warming
10-8
Nanotech solar breakthrough will help spur viability of alternative energy
10-8
The Nation Hasn't shown much energy in curbing its fuel fix
10-8
Gordon Gee lends plenty of time to corporate intereststhe charitable kind and those that earn him a lot of money
10-8
Corruption blamed in China's mine safety crisis
10-7
Bill Moyers: Caring for Creation
10-7
Coal River Mountain Watch Says Manchin Broke Promise on Health Concerns at Marsh Fork Elementary; CRMW Slams Manchins Review of Alleged Problems
10-7
Manchin must stop mountaintop removal (scroll down; letters to the editor are great tools--use them!)
10-7
Stop the Hate Vigil
10-7
Take Action: One environmental disaster doesn't call for another-- Oppose H.R. 3893 - US Bill to Expand Refining Seen Costing $1.5 Billion - House considers bill to boost refineries
10-7
Fighting global warming could boost U.S. economy, scientist group argue
10-7
Energy chief: Global warming is real (wow-a Bush administration official embraces reality! well better way too late than never)
10-7
Global warming data worries insurers - Insurers forecast global warming - Scientists report further evidence of global warming -    UK sees no major accord at Montreal climate talks
10-7
Kanawha puts brakes on biodiesel for its vehicles - Malaysia to Make Biofuel Mandatory by 2008
10-7
Voting machine decision delayed
10-7
Make coal companies an offer they cant refuse (scroll down)
10-7
Energy Hog Lessons
10-7
American Electric Power to install 77-ton battery in Charleston
10-7
Environmental official joins in call for EPA oversight of fly ash cleanup - Bring in the EPA
10-7
Further safety steps needed in mines, administrator says - Many mining dangers removed, official says
10-7
Forget crude. Coal is the obvious way to go (Also, then, forget forests and oxygen, mountains and water, children and the future.) - As big ideas go, synfuels a doozy worth pursuing
10-7
Demand for coal spurs search for southern Indiana miners
10-7
EPA erred in restricting coal dust, court rules
10-7
Coal camp model: Clinic provides quality care for affordable retainer
10-7
Factors Collide to Fuel New Solar Optimism
10-7
Portugal Plans Biggest Solar Station Call for More Renewable Energy Heard in Wales - Offshore Wave Energy Device To Generate Renewable Energy - Solar pumping system in high water demand - Germany's Solar Blitz - India Develops Energy Service to Fight Poverty - New Jersey Begins Statewide Green Power Purchase Plan - Renewable Energy Solutions at Ohio U Reap Grants
10-7
GM Sees Long Drive to Hydrogen-Fuelled Cars - Hydrogen Solar receives grant
10-7
Nuclear Power Quietly Confident in Energy Debate (Environmentalists say the true costs of nuclear power are three times those stated, there is a risk terrorists could get hold of deadly plutonium, and waste is a problem for the future. Far more positive options are available)
10-7
German coal-fired power stations are Europe's dirtiest - The Danube blues: Decades of misuse
10-6
Conservation? Pleas lack enthusiasm
10-6
States take on feds over environment
10-6
Residents' Health Affected by Surroundings
10-6
Ruling on mercury will harm children - Contaminated fish found at local market; Mercury levels higher in women on coasts; groceries urged to label fish
10-6
MSHA seeks comment on drug tests at mines - Feds to Probe Substance Abuse Among Miners - 12 ANGRY OWNERS
10-6
Technology has the potential to turn state's waste coal into a new source of energy
10-6
Katrina's Environmental Legacy
10-6
Township looks to hire own lab to study well water; wants separate proof in wake of fly ash spill
10-6
Proposed coal-waste landfill raises concerns
10-6
Activists blast support for plant
10-6
Pike couple wins verdict against coal company - Jury awards Pike County couple $1 million in coal dispute
10-6
Students studying coal issue
10-6
A Wine of Character, but How Many Miles to a Gallon?
10-6
South Africa to reduce energy consumption amid oil price hike, environment concern
10-6
Climate Change Linked to Cruise Ship Illness Outbreaks
10-6
When Hotspots Get Too Hot - Is shrub growth adding to climate change in the Arctic? - Global Warming To Hit Migratory and Static Species
10-5
Virginia judge declines to toss Massey Energy defamation lawsuit
10-5
What counts is content of a mans character
10-5
Virgie couple awarded nearly $1 million
10-5
Massey Energy Honors Environmental Award Winners--With environmental award winners like these
10-5
The Real Friends Of Coal
10-5
Special Session Food Fight
10-5
Stock Funds Scratch Out Gain In Sept. And Rise 4.7% In Q3 - Peabody Energy Buys Stake in Econo-Power
10-5
Mistrust over ash cleanup
10-5
Forget Horsepower, Try Veggie Power - Biofuels curb oil dependence - Hard work turns dream into a reality
10-5
Home off the grid - Five for the future
10-5
Solar, Energy-Saving Competition - Renewable energy is economic development for Baker County - House Pulses with Solar Energy
10-5
Renewable Energy to Power Ontario's Electricity Needs - Solar craze triggers wave of IPOs
10-5
Solar Power is Hot - Site plan OK'd for largest wind farm in North Dakota
10-5
Sen. Nelson: Americans Fed Up With GOP (Nelson, however, obviously has bought into the administration's misleading prattle about "clean" coal. He doesn't seem to know about the extreme coal extraction techniques --mountaintop removal and longwall mining.)
10-5
Bush team hopes tips, mascot will ease spike in fuel prices (while doing all possible to promote the lie of "clean" coal and the devastation that is mountaintop removal)
10-5
Activists in salons, testing for mercury - Fish good, mercury bad - Panel debates power plant
10-5
British climate satellite to be launched
10-5
Mine flooding in China kills 10 - China to hand out free coal mine safety handbook
10-4
Judge tosses OSM water rule approval
10-4
Gas Lite
10-4
Manchin refuses independent school review  -  Manchin review finds no problems at Raleigh elementary
10-4
Planning for Mingo school to continue
10-4
State should research all new voting systems
10-4
Island Monkeys are Cursed with Pride
10-4
Navajo president wants reauthorization of reclamation laws
10-4
Boiler modifications cut mercury emissions
10-4
Ky. A.G. announces tentative settlement over PSC's secret e-mail
10-4
Makers of giant diggers plow through high demand
10-4
US Refinery Bill, Minus ANWR Drilling, Heads For Vote - Plan for Coastal Drilling Emerges - Wildlife Effects of West's Gas Boom Still Unknown with More Development Looming
10-4
US Government Unveils Energy Hog to Promote Conservation - White House Renews Call for Conservation
10-4
Power From The Sunbaked Desert: Solar generators may be a hot source of plentiful electricity - Fans of solar power open their homes - Livermore housing to be solar powered - Chirac Tweaks His Citroen, Brings Biofuel to Elysee
10-4
Vermont wind energy debate gains clarity
10-4
GE SCIENTISTS POWER UP ALT ENERGY EFFORTS
10-4
Satellite to provide new test of global warming threat
10-4
Global Sea Levels Could Rise 30 Centimetres by 2100 - Carbon emissions 'still rising'
10-4
Ireland seeks help on finance laws
10-3
Melting Planet: Species are Dying Out Faster Than We Have Dared Recognize, Scientists Will Warn This Week - Beliefs About Climate Change Hold Steady - Global warming contributed to Katrina - Scientists say Hurricanes, Global Warming Relate
10-3
Election Reform Coalition Praises Landmark Bill Passed in Special Session  -  Passage of landmark reform bill deserves praise
10-3
Optical-scan system was the right way to go - County ponders voting machine dilemma - Optical scan vs. touch screen voting you decide
10-3
Blankenship not done yet with anti-food tax campaign
10-3
Mining practices opposed, not coal
10-3
10-3
FPL plans for "clean" coal plant worry residents - Coal plant efforts have residents fired up
10-3
Arch, Peabody stock up as demand for coal increases
10-3
The Other Black Gold (and, if you consider coal mined via mountaintop removal--the other black death) - Schweitzer promotes energy plan
10-3
N.H. bill would limit mercury - UWF to study mercury levels in women
10-3
High Oil Prices Met With Anger Worldwide - High Oil Prices Prompt New Look at Shale - Tar Sands Make Canada Energy Powerhouse
10-3
Plant to convert waste coal into zero-sulfur fuel
10-3
Katrina and Rita are the latest crises to show us that we need new sources of energy - soon
10-3
Retired engineer hopes to bring solar homes to Katrina victims
10-3
California School Districts "Expel" Rising Utility Bills With Solar Electricity - Rapid growth in Renewable Energy Sector
10-3
National Solar Tour includes M.C. firm - Wind Power: The Solution to the Energy problem
10-3
Gas explosion kills 34 in Chinese coal mine
10-3
War, Racism and Global Warming
10-2
Drinking water wont be missed until its gone
10-2
Tourism grows with more fun, longer stays
10-2
Promise of mining jobs began lasting ties between north-central W.Va. and Italian town
10-2
Helen Gibbins: Local forum to mark 60th anniversary of U.N.
10-2
Pa. mine safety bill proposed
10-2
Shimkus-promoted bill in U.S. House would promote coal use
10-2
We must hit the streets to demand action on global warming
10-2
Drastic Climate Change to Dry Europe in 100 Y - Gloomy climate forecast - Global warming ends white Christmas - More solar output adding to global warming
10-2
Manufacturer calls its green building smart business
10-2
Solar power cuts gas costs - Solar water heating systems work up north, too
10-1
Safety of our children should always come first
10-1
State board lets Mingo case return to court
10-1
Byrd calls for back to basics
 
10-1
Tomblin: Post-mine land key to good future
10-1
Steelmakers form joint venture at Follansbee coke plant
10-1
Natural Resource Partners acquires prep plant, coal reserves
10-1
George vs. Jimmy on Energy
10-1
Plant will turn waste coal into diesel fuel
10-1
Climate Change More Rapid than Ever
10-1
A New Concentration for U.S. Commercial-scale Solar Power
10-1
UK Focuses on Its Marine Renewable Energy Sector
10-1
20 tips to help reduce global warming

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