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12-31
Rahall wants coal-ash dams regulated (regulations are very much needed, but if they are established, they must be enforced. Rahall ignores the lack of enforcement of coal laws. He does all he can to support coal companies that destroy mountains, streams and our heritage by mountaintop removal coal mining. )
12-31
Court action sought on Massey-Benjamin; Brief asks justices be barred from voting on cases involving large campaign contributors
12-31
MSHA finalizes belt air, refuge chamber rules 
12-31
Reporter, photographer William Blizzard dies
12-31
Feds approve gas drilling plan for Montana
12-31
Concern Loomed Over Dam Pre-Collapse; Leak Found In Retention Wall 5 Years Ago
12-31
Platts' take: Kingston incident leaves coal's image mired in uncertainty
12-31
TVA, EPA have yet to share test info; Bredesen to visit site
12-31
Tennessee Wildlife Resource Agency to look at ecosystem impact at sludge
12-31
Roane County water worries  -  Water Warning For Roane County, Tenn. Residents Near Coal Ash Spill  - Coal Ash Spill Leads to Arsenic Warnings for Tennessee Wells
12-31
Patricia's Porch Talk: Sludge...A Billion Gallons Of It - Sludge Scares Some, Puts Others on Alert
12-31
How can coal fly ash affect your health?  - So much for clean coal  -  Paying the price: Truth about coal-fired energy
12-31
TN GOP advises Republicans on response to TVA coal ash spill
12-31
Alabama has coal ash ponds at 9 locations
12-31
Feds investigate death at W.Va. mine
12-31
Judge approves $54M fly-ash suit settlement
12-31
Sebelius, legislators battle over coal plants
12-31
South Carolina Should Say No to New Coal Plants
12-31
Researchers say global warming to have devastating impact on certain California crops
12-31
Power Companies to Disclose Financial Risks of Climate Change
12-31
Bush fouls out
12-31
Welcome to America's hall of shame
12-31
Mining office accepting inspector applications
12-31
Garden Notes : Human impact
12-30
Charleston Gazette: Tennessee coal ash spill highlights broad gaps in government oversight
12-30
NPR Morning Edition: Coal Ash Cleanup Is 24-7 In Tenn. Neighborhood; Well water near Tenn. spill may be unsafe
12-30
CNN--EPA: Rivers high in arsenic, heavy metals after sludge spill
12-30
New York Times: At Plant in Coal Ash Spill, Toxic Deposits by the Ton
12-30
Tenn. well water might be unsafe   -  EPA says coal ash spill dumped metals in water
12-30
Tennessee Coal Plant Kills 140+ per year
12-30
Coal ash precautions issued around spill
12-30
Spill may have permanently altered Tenn. community
12-30
Slurry Sludge On The Menu? How Safe Are Regions Coal-Ash Storage Sites?
12-30
Members of United Mountain Defense take boat ride along TVA ash pond failure  -  Activists on the Ground at the TVA's Coal Ash Spill Disaster
12-30
The coal ash flood, one week later
12-30
Just How Toxic Was the Tennessee Coal Sludge Spill?
12-30
'High hazard' ash basin in Beaver County called safe
12-30
Environmentalists want stronger warnings about spill
12-30
Paying the price: Truth about coal-fired energy  -  Lump this myth with 'Frosty the Coalman'  -  Coal's costly spillover
12-30
And remember this article? Coal Ash Is More Radioactive than Nuclear Waste
12-30
Workman returns to high court
12-30
Repeal president's last-minute rules
12-30
Greenhouse gases warming North America unevenly
12-30
Report warns of 'rapid' sea-ice melt
12-30
Global warming trends
12-30
German Scientist Warns Climate Change Accelerating
12-29
TVA says it will clean up massive Tennessee sludge spill
12-29
Ash flood may change way TVA handles coal waste
12-29
Julian Martin: Coal supporters are real extremists in West Virginia
12-29
Mines don't want you to see results
12-29
A Look Back at the Year in the Environment
12-29
Kansas utility will try again for coal-fired power plants
12-29
Rule change promises explosion of damage
12-29
Bush's Farewell Gift to Peabody Coal: High Noon at Black Mesa
12-29
Clean Coal? Theres No Such Thing
12-29
Briefing from Roane Co. Joint Information Center
12-29
Is Ontario on track to kick coal dependency in 2014?
12-28
TVA head pledges to test wells near coal ash spill
12-28
'On the verge of an energy revolution;' New technologies set to move world from coal dependence, study finds 
12-28
2 activists arrested for taking photos of TVA toxic coal ash spill
12-28
A First Hand Account of the TVA Coal Ash Disaster in Kingston, TN
12-28
Fly-ash settlement up for final approval
12-28
Your home's connection to mountaintop coal removal
12-28
Commodity costs expected to soar from climate change
12-28
W.Va. struggles with coal mine inspector shortage
12-28
Empty Promise: The Broken Federal Commitment Behind the Tennessee Coal Ash Disaster
12-28
Oil vs. water causes big battle in the Rockies
12-27
Logan County Commission backs coal lobbying group
12-27
NBC Nightly News on the coal ash disaster
12-27
Toxicity, slurry pond safety are questioned
12-27
Tennessee sludge spill estimate grows to 1 billion gallons  -  Tenn. Sludge Spill Is Larger Than Thought  - Utility doubles estimate of Tennessee ash deluge TVA ash spill 3 times first estimate  -  Coal Ash Spill Is Much Larger Than Initially Estimated
12-27
Coal waste dumps: ticking toxic time bombs 
12-27
Clean water legislation will help us save our souls
12-27
Turn back clock on 11th-hour rule
12-27
King: Obama administration could help coal plant foes
12-27
Going with climate's flow: Environmentalists shift approach, planning to adapt to nature's changes
12-27
Abe Mwaura, OVEC, and CRMW changed my life
12-26
STUDY WARNS OF ENVIRONMENTAL CRISIS
12-26
CARBON SEQUESTRATION: WHAT'S THE POINT?
12-26
National Public Radio: Is Ash-Filled Sludge A Health Threat?
12-26
CBS News video of coal sludge disaster
12-26
United Mtn Defense Update TVA Ash Pond Disaster
12-26
Tenn. Sludge Spill Challenges 'Clean Coal' Future  - Environmentalists Concerned On Effects Of Huge TVA Coal Ash Spill  -  Coal ash spill at center of dispute  -  TVA working to repair damage to area after pond breach  -  Ash-sludge cleanup underway in Tennessee  - 1st tests: Water safe after Tenn. ash deluge   -  Clean Coal Myth Shattered
12-26
Senator attacks EPA coal-power ruling
12-26
Don Blankenship Wants Coal for Christmas
12-26
Air permit granted to coal plant
12-25
Ash spill: Two prior breaches at retention site
12-25
Front Page of New York Times: Coal Ash Spill Revives Issue of Its Hazards   -  TVA working to repair damage to area after pond breach - Tennessee Valley Authority endangers residents  -  Environmental Catastrophe in East Tennessee  -  Massive Flood of Toxic Ash Swallows Tennessee Area, Heads to Mississippi River
12-25
Democracy Now: Spill at Tennessee Coal Plant Creates Environmental Disaster
12-25
Cathie Bird--Read Our Lips: No More Aquacide in Appalachia!
12-25
Mingo coal-to-gasoline idea raises red flags
12-25
Officials are selling lie in liquid coal
12-25
Sacramento-born activist seeks justice in the mountains
12-25
Bush gives lump of coal to Appalachia - Stealthy No More
12-25
Does the 'Reality Campaign' need new Mad Men?
12-25
Coal front group sets up 'Blogger Brigade' to fight reality
12-25
E.P.A.s Doctor No
12-24
Court Reinstates Clean-Air Rule  -  In Reversal, Court Allows a Bush Plan on Pollution
12-24
Fresh water scheduled for Prenter
12-24
Massive Coal Ash Spill in Tennessee puts the lie to Clean Coal
12-24
The essential 'clean coal' scam  -  The Clean Coal Smoke Screen
12-24
Tennessee Dam Collapse an Ominous Reminder for Coal-field Residents
12-24
Tennessee slurry spill brings calls for emergency plans in Kentucky
12-24
Water Supplies Tested After Tennessee Spill  -  Coal ash spill causes outcry
12-24
Something's coming 
12-24
Aracoma assessed record fine  -  Massey pays $4 million fine for deadly Aracoma fire  -   'The Largest Financial Settlement In Coal Mine History'  -     ExxonMobil, Massey unit fined for criminal violations  -  Massey coal subsidiary to pay largest-ever settlement in mine deaths
12-24
Once-booming oilsands face uncertain future as list of cancelled projects grows
12-24
Officials working on mine communication 3 years after Sago
12-24
Gorge mine-town visitor site planned
12-24
Fly Ash Is Not Coal And There Is Nothing To See Here and That Is NOT A Mountaintop Removal reference
12-24
In the Dark
12-24
On Common Dreams: Coalition Sues Over Mining Ruling  - Groups sue over mining rule
12-24
My Letter to the Other Santa Claus 
12-24
Obama ushers fresh hopes for mitigating climate change
12-24
Warmer oceans would fuel more thunderstorms
12-24
Suggestions for flooding problems aired
12-24
Prepare for longer emergencies due to climate change: EMO
12-23
Tennessee sludge spill runs over homes, water Coal ash tsunami in Tennessee  -  TVA ash pond breach: Resident says area has 'changed forever'  Flood of sludge breaks TVA dike - Toxic Ash Pond Collapses in Tennessee - Neighbors' worst fears are realized with pond disaster - Clean Coal? Storage Failure Covers 12 Homes, 400 Acres with Toxic Ash - Links to some of the more than 400 articles posted to the Internet
12-23
Suit challenges Bush mining rule changes  -  Environmental groups sue over rule changes governing mine waste - Environmental groups sue over looser mining rule  - Links to some of the 170 plus news-outlet links posted so far on the Internet
12-23
Jeff Biggers--Ash Christmas: TVA's coal disaster is a toxic wake-up call to the nation  -  Video at this link
12-23
39 Groups Call On Obama To Stop Millions Of Tons Of Hazardous Coal Mine Waste Pollution Under Pending OSM Rule  -  Groups ask Obama to reject expanded coal waste dumping
12-23
Ash leak fuels debate on risks of coal waste
12-23
Controlling coal ash
12-23
Coal war: Can the fossil fuel be cleaned up?
12-23
Massey firm to plead guilty in mine deaths   -   Massey unit to pay $4.2 mln after mine deaths
12-23
CAP report: Where's the (coal) money?
12-23
Feds OK permit revision for Arizona coal mine
12-23
State concerned about waste water from new gas wells
12-23
Paradise lost: When climate change leaves millions without a home
12-23
How desperate are climate scientists?
12-23
Interactive Timeline: Bush's Environmental Legacy
12-23
2008's greenwashes of the year
12-22
Smithsonian magazine, January 2009: Mining the Mountain
12-22
TVA dike bursts in Tenn.; 15 homes flooded
12-22
Julian Martin op-ed in the Charleston Gazette: Coal industry irresponsible
12-22
JIM HIGHTOWER: Mountain decapitation shameful
12-22
Two coal-fired energy units to close
12-22
Oil, gas wary of new team
12-22
Borrowing another team's playbook to tackle 'the tyranny of oil'
12-22
Grijalva sizes up why he didn't get Interior
12-22
Images of oil addiction in Canada's tar sands
12-22
Plunging oil prices squash firms' plans for drilling projects
12-22
Nuclear Looking Less Viable for our Energy Future
12-22
Impostor disrupts lands bid
12-22
N.C. needs to prepare for changing climate, ECU report states 
12-22
Methane Bubbling Up From Undersea Permafrost?
12-22
Nasa ducks dive under Greenland ice
12-21
Group upset about EPA deal with Bayer
12-21
Latest Bush Midnight Ruling Could Cripple Global Warming Controls
12-21
Obama cranks up the green revolution  -  Obama science picks hailed as signal of policy shift  -  Obama picks global warming expert as science adviser  - Obama's energy secretary nominee faces daunting challenges - Federal energy policy shift likely to be seismic - Obama's revolution on climate change
12-21
Is Steven Chu BFF With BP?
12-21
A gift list for W.Va.'s outdoors (see fifth bullet point)
12-21
Book reviews: Appalachian history, old and new
12-21
Virginia looks to toughen laws for use of fly ash
12-21
Holiday wishes: lower tuition, bail out for poor
12-21
Waivers for Desert Rock right of way raise questions
 
12-21
"Winter storm" causes Dobbs to ask: "What's that global warming deal?"
12-21
Water vapor's effects on atmosphere are debated
12-21
Fiddling with words as the world melts
12-21
Swiss glaciers 'in full retreat'
12-21
Met Office warn of 'catastrophic' rise in temperature
12-21
Arctic melt 20 years ahead of climate models
12-20
Dear Carol Browner: Dirty Coal Will Turn Green Recovery Gray
12-20
Groups sue for coal plant compliance
12-20
Wind Energy More Economically Sound Than Mountaintop Removal Mining
12-20
Salazar and the Tragedy of the Common Ground  
12-20
Scientists Warn of Expansion of Coal Power Imports
12-20
Advocates for Action on Global Warming Chosen as Obama's Top Science Advisers  -  Restraints planned for coal-fired plants
12-20
Coal's Bait And Switch
12-20
Oversight of Marcellus Shale Natural Gas Drilling
12-20
Coal is the great danger as 'peak oil' approaches, scientist warns
12-20
Climate outcome 'hangs on coal'
12-20
A Rundown of Bush's Terrible Last Minute Regulations
12-20
Mine supervisors turned off safety fan
12-20
'Mountaintop Removal' Will Inform The Future About Us
12-20
Call for ideas on living in a warming world
12-20
Under Bush, Science Learned It Must Speak Up
12-20
Study lists global-warming risks to Ohio
12-20
CHILD LEUKEMIA DEATH RATES RISING NEAR U.S. NUCLEAR PLANTS
12-20
MONEY AND LOBBYISTS HURT EUROPEAN EFFORTS TO CURB GASES
12-20
WHEN WILL THE OIL RUN OUT
12-20
NASA: Global warming to increase severe storms, rainfall
12-20
British Activist Shuts Down Coal Plant
12-20
Cheap Government Deals May Undermine Carbon Market
12-20
March of the penguins--onto the endangered species list
12-20
Worlds oceans turning acidic faster than expected
12-19
Coal River mine permit challenge by wind proponents  -  Environmentalists challenge mining permit in W.Va.
12-19
Reversal of stream buffer rule likely under Obama
12-19
E.P.A. Ruling Could Speed Up Approval of Coal Plants  -  EPA memo reverses climate change ruling  -  EPA Eases Emissions Regulations for New Power Plants
12-19
Coal Reserve Estimates Way Too High, Says Expert
12-19
DOE anticipates drop in coal use
12-19
Obama's strongest message on climate yet
12-19
Kentucky: Pasley again files stream saver bill
12-19
Ohio: Coal-to-liquid fuel plan receives $500,000 grant
12-19
Ohio: Compromise coal-mine bill on pollution likely to be law
12-19
'Clean Coal' Backers Pitch Project for Stimulus Plan
12-19
Rescuers fail to reach 18 trapped miners in China
12-19
Groups file suit, demand mercury-emission deadline
12-19
Some See Chu's Technology Background as Strength
12-19
Coal shares up on pro-coal Salazar as Interior pick  -  Coal Mines, Casinos, and Cocaine
12-19
Black Mesa mine opponents meet with OSM
12-19
Mercury pollution spurs lawsuit  -  State questions Duke on Cliffside emissions
12-19
US government 'protects' penguins against global warming
12-19
Report from AGU meeting: One meter sea-level rise by 2100 'very likely'
12-19
NASA reports 2008 is ninth warmest year since 1880
12-19
Global Warming Impacts On U.S. Coming Sooner Than Expected, Report Predicts
12-19
China Mines Look to Carbonoks for Safety
12-19
Green groups eye 11th-hour changes  - The Midnight Hour  -  Santa Bush's last gifts to the nation ...
12-19
Why Appalachia needs an Edward Thomas
12-19
12-19
Uranium mining opposed
12-18
New stacks on the horizon in Morgantown
12-18
12-18
Peabody drops plan for coal-fueled plant
12-18
Courts Stay Busy in 2008 as Coal Fight Shows No Sign of Slowing
12-18
State Abuzz With Energy Projects in 2008
12-18
Mining Town's Drinking Water 'Too Toxic to Touch'  -  Community Works to Ease Water Burden
12-18
Make Climate Justice History - Mass civil disobedience March 2nd, 2009 in DC
12-18
Drought, melting arctic ice: Abrupt climate change on way?
12-18
The Planet Gets Cooler in '08. Say What?
12-17
12-17
Water problems in Boone County 
12-17
Too Late? Why Scientists Say We Should Expect the Worst
12-17
Hard Task for New Team on Energy and Climate  -  Obama Rolls Out Energy and Climate Team  -  Obama picks Salazar as Interior secretary  -  Obama Names Energy, Environmental Team
12-17
Mountain top disaster
12-17
BoA isn't the only local bank with mountaintop mining ties
12-17
Clearing the Air in Texas
12-17
More than 2T tons of ice melted in artic since '03
12-17
Coolest year since 2000 but trend still shows global warming  -  A Cooler Year on a Warming Planet
12-17
Abrupt Climate Change: Will It Happen this Century?
12-17
Global-warming study shows grim future for ski resorts
12-17
12-17
Message from Poznan: Time for Mass Mobilization to Stop Global Warming Emissions
12-17
BANGLADESH: Battling the effects of climate change
12-16
Bush, Mountaintops, and the Midnight Rule Name Game
12-16
How They Feel About Coal In Coal Country
12-16
Greed motivates mountaintop removal (scroll down) 
12-16
Climate change: Don't settle for compromise
12-16
No tax hikes in 2009, Manchin says
12-16
Mining change may affect fish
12-16
Allegheny says deal would hike rates in W.Va.
12-16
The day the (coal) music died 
12-16
Coal Mining Without the Mine
12-15
Obama left with little time to curb global warming - With Obama, New Wind Blowing on Climate
12-15
Wendell Berry and Bill McKibben Call for Mass Civil Disobedience Against Coal
12-15
Free Pass For Polluters To Ignore Water Quality?
12-15
Bush sneaks through host of laws to undermine Obama Bush's last days in office: "Let's screw the environment"  -  Midnight Rule Changes May Hinder Obama's Green Agenda
12-15
Obama to announce environment, energy team
12-15
Public forum held on King Coal multi-million project
12-15
Job cuts in Wyoming County  - More job cuts in the Northern Panhandle
12-15
Contract worker killed at W. Kentucky mine
12-15
OSM: Black Mesa ruling wont affect water use  -  West Virginia Citizens join with Navajo & Hopi Tribal Leaders and Community Members to Protest Office of Surface Mining
12-15
Surry County town weighs impact of proposed coal plant
12-15
'Coal' a yule treat for singer
12-15
Green activists find new ally in US unions
12-15
Bye-bye birdy : Global warming suspected as reason for a declining blackbird population in Arkansas.
12-15
Scientists urge caution in ocean-CO2 capture schemes
12-15
Gorilla in the Greenhouse Eco-Tips
12-15
Battle in a Poor Land for Riches Beneath the Soil
12-14
Front page, above the fold, of Sunday Gazette Mail: Coal plant could get $600 million
12-14
AEP takes 'greening' for power seriously
12-14
Federal officials listen but reject tribal members concerns about aquifer use  -   Federal regulators bypass human element
12-14
Michigan must pull the plug on coal
12-13
Coal Campaign Pulled After Heavy Criticism  -  Can we debate our energy future, not hymnology?  -  Clean coal salesman Joe Lucas shucks and jives for NPR  - Coal industry scrubs 'Clean Coal Carolers' after Raw Story, subsequent reports
12-13
US Environmentalists Upset Over Decision To Allow Coal-Mining Within 100 Ft Of Streams  -  Stream buffer rule debated
12-13
What exactly is clean coal, and why aren't we using it? (well, perhaps it is because there is no such thing as "clean" coal. Coal's dirty when you mine it (coal miner deaths, mountaintop removal, longwall subsidence, black lung, white lung acid mine drainage), dirty when you wash it for market, dirty when you haul it to market, dirty when you burn it, dirty when you "dispose" of the ash, and it sure dirties up politics!)
12-13
Charleston Gazette: ICG to close Sago Mine  -  Wolf Run Mining Company To Permanently Close Sago Mine
12-13
Environmentalist group's ads call clean coal a myth
12-13
Low oil prices must not end search for new energy sources -    Manchin right to be skeptical about success of coal-to-liquid plant (and wrong to be joining in the touting of it)  -  Meanwhile, elsewhere... PetroSA had shelves coal-to-liquid plant due to issues of water and inability to sequester the carbon dioxide the plant would produce
12-13
RFK, Jr. Blasts Mountaintop Mining Before Congress
12-13
Turn it Up Day
12-13
Coal plant dispute is heading to the Kansas Supreme Court
12-13
U.N. Puts Greenhouse-Free Clean Coal on the Back Burner
12-13
Sewanee Takes a Stand Against Mountain Top Removal
12-13
Gore makes dramatic call for optimism on global warming
12-13
Amid a Hopeful Mood, U.N. Talks Set Countries on Path Toward a Global Climate Treaty   -  Mood mixed as climate summit ends
12-13
EU puts coal ahead of the climate - Greenpeace
12-13
Coal is My Worst Nightmare
12-13
'Airport Malaria' Risk Rising With Global Warming
12-13
Rebuild America for Climate Prosperity
12-13
Bush Finalizes Last Minute Rule on Coal Mining Waste
12-13
Canada's 'dirty oil' challenge
12-13
ENERGY AT THE CROSSROADS
12-13
CLIMATE CHANGE EQUALS STRONGER RAINS
12-13
Drought parches much of the U.S., may get worse
12-13
Companies could buy areas of rainforest in return for being allowed to pollute
12-13
Climate change 'largely ignored' by many big firms: report
12-12
Bush publishes changes to mountaintop removal rule; Robert F. Kennedy Jr. testifies against buffer zone changes at congressional hearing
12-12
Committee seeks public comment on coal trucks
12-12
Free Appalachia from Mountaintop Mining
12-12
Williamson Daily News: Coal-to-liquid plant has environmental concerns with economic hope  -  Financing concerns for proposed coal-to-liquid plant - Barf-o-gram: Rahall Welcomes Coal-To-Liquid Plant to Mingo County
12-12
Dynegy to rethink new coal-fired power projects
12-12
Decision on Kansas coal plants upheld
12-12
Barack Obama's choice of energy team signals climate change intent  -  Obama Energy Pick Strong Green Voice: Experts  -  President-elect Obamas likely choice to head the Department of Energy: Coal is My Worst Nightmare  -  Concern for Climate Change Defines Energy Dept. Nominee   -  Surprise! Coal & Nuclear Power are Keys to Obamas Energy Plan
12-12
Seasoned Regulators to Lead Obama Environment Program  -  Obama Starts Filling Energy Team  - Why Lisa Jackson Should Not Run EPA
12-12
Rachel Maddow: Clean Coal the new Healthy Cigarette!
12-12
BBC on MTR
12-12
Midnight Rule Changes May Hinder Obama's Green Agenda
12-12
Rule Eases a Mandate Under a Law on Wildlife  - Bush revises endangered species protections to eliminate some independent, scientific reviews
12-12
Protesters urge mining delay; Tribes team to push for hold on Black Mesa coal mining permit
12-12
Fly ash regulations not strict enough
12-12
PR Watch: Clean Coal for Christmas  -  NO Clean Coal Campaign Insists On Truth
12-12
Santa Arrested for Opposing Mountain Top Removal
12-12
Larry Gibson
12-12
California adopts emissions plan  -  California Expected to Pass Most Radical Global Warming Plan in US, Possibly the World  -  California adopts the most sweeping curbs on greenhouse gas emissions in U.S.
12-12
Big Coal CEO's Anti-Environment Screed Caught on Tape  -  Caught on Tape: The Big Lies of Big Coal
12-12
Environmental Progress Is a Cause for Right-Wing Paranoia
12-12
Thank you CNN!
12-12
Fighting Climate Change: Not an Obligation, an Opportunity
12-12
European Leaders Agree on Weakened Plan to Reduce Emissions
12-12
Mountaintop miners lose bank's backing Bank of America to stop financing mountaintop removal (there's that OVEC photo you see in quite a few places, often without credit given...)
12-12
Country singer Kathy Mattea brings classics, originals to holiday show at UNI
12-12
Bush Administration Adds To Poor Environmental Legacy  -  Bush's last-minute laws could harm  -  Readers write ...
12-12
U.N. chief tells world: we need a Green New Deal
12-12
Climate Change Alters Ocean Chemistry
12-12
Greenhouse gases warming North America unevenly
12-11
Charleston Gazette: Judge denies contempt motion in selenium case
12-11
Wind, Water And Sun Beat Biofuels, Nuclear And Coal For Clean Energy
12-11
Hightower Lowdown: BUSH OKS ENVIRONMENTAL GROTESQUERIE
12-11
EPA drops rules easing controls on power plants
12-11
Charleston Gazette--A first: MSHA completes required inspections  - AP: Feds complete mandatory inspections of all mines
12-11
State Journal: Stream Rule Changes Create Confusion
12-11
New study promotes coal to fuel automobiles, but gets criticism from environmentalists and industry
12-11
State Journal: Plans for Mingo County Coal-to-Liquids Plant Announced
12-11
Consol Vice President says moving forward with work on a planned Marshall County coal-to-liquids plant
12-11
Mingo County Selected for Coal-to Liquids Plant (watch video to hear comments from OVEC's executive director, Janet Keating)
12-11
Christian Science Monitor: Environmentalists send their wish list to Obama
12-11
Obamas uphill battle in improving the EPA
12-11
Obama's energy and environment appointments unveiled
12-11
Coal's Sacriligeous Caroling
12-11
Overdose death from pain pills on the rise in West Virginia
12-11
Lawmakers help coal destroy mountains
12-11
Mountaintop Removal Explained By Cartoon
12-11
Appointing Duke Energy CEO Jim Rogers as Energy Secretary Would Truly Be "Change We Can Grieve In"
12-11
PetroSA puts coal-to-liquids plant on hold
12-11
"Clean" coal fight brews, Beebe talks  -  Barf alert: ACCCE Response to Sierra Club's Call for a Moratorium on Coal in Arkansas and New Ad Campaign
12-11
Gore has Obama's ear on climate change
12-11
Climate change: A battle for the planet
12-11
US government outlines climate change land grab fears
12-11
Wetter and wilder: the signs of warming everywhere
12-11
12-10
Officials say Obama chooses energy, EPA posts
12-11
Greens Anatomy
12-11
Bank of America Nixes Some Mining Investment
12-10
Charleston Gazette: Wind-power benefits would outpace coal, study suggests
12-10
Join us March 2 as we protest a coal-fired power plant near Capitol Hill
12-10
West Virginia Public Radio: Coal River Mountain wind farm proposed
12-10
Manchin talks alternative energy while pushing coal
12-10
Coal plant emissions in question
12-10
Governor says coals role in state and nations energy future is strong
12-9
Bush last-minute rules cement environmental legacy  -  Bush urged to stop "midnight hour" rule changes  -  Environmentalists Turn to Obama for Help in Mining Decision  -  Venable: One final present from W
12-9
O come all ye enemies of the human race
12-9
Activists promote wind farms for southern W.Va.  -   Activists promote wind farms for southern W.Va.
12-9
$3 billion coal-to-liquids coal plant planned for Mingo  -  Mingo coal-to-liquids refinery announced; Governor acknowledges plan for $3 billion plant may be a longshot
12-9
Listeners respond to mountaintop removal stories
12-9
Manchin: Coal remains energy 'cornerstone'
12-9
Massey faulted in Oct. death of apprentice miner
12-8
4 Ky. teens die after car crashes into coal truck
12-8
Why Raul Grijalva Matters at Interior: Black Mesa Nightmare Redux
12-8
Spying on Pacifists, Environmentalists and Nuns
12-8
Would burying CO2 help in climate crisis?
12-8
Winston Salem newspaper editorial: Dumping in Streams
12-8
No wonder Bank of America is trying some public relations around mountaintop removal--to distract from what it is doing elsewhere:  Idled workers occupy factory in Chicago  - Laid-off workers furious as bank pulls Chicago plant's credit - Jesse Jackson to meet with Republic Windows (mentions former OVEC organizer Abe Mwaura who know works for the electrical union in Charleston) - Angry Laid-Off Workers Occupy Factory in Chicago 
12-8
Take Action on Bank of America
12-8
Burning The Future
12-8
Nasty judicial races renew complaints
12-8
Mercury pollution plagues Lone Star state
 
12-8
Tulsa: Power-plant proposal criticized
12-8
Coal mine blast kills 7 in Vietnam
12-8
Young voices take center stage in Poznan
12-8
Climate Protesters Demand Swifter UN Action
12-8
Hundreds rally in SF to fight global warming
12-8
UN deal on protecting forests in doubt
12-8
U.N. climate adaptation fund running out of cash
12-8
The hidden cost of our growing taste for meat
12-8
Native hunters say climate affecting herds
12-7
Pam Solo and Janet Keating op-ed in Sunday Gazette Mail: What the coal lobby wants hidden
12-7
Allan Tweddle op-ed in Sunday Gazette Mail: State must diversify into clean, wind-driven energy
12-7
Lexington Herald Leader editorial: Coal's gain short-term  - Patriot News (Pa.) editorial: Cheap way of mining coal will prove costly for clean water and Appalachian residents  - EPA Action Enables More Mountaintop Removal Damage  -The Virginian Pilot editorial: Sludge pile of waivers awaits administration  -  The Dickinson Press (ND) editorial: Racing the clock for evil
12-7
Beyond the Grave - The Bush Administration Continues its War on Unions, the Environment, and Us
12-7
Front Page Philadelphia Inquirer: An Eroding Mission at EPA
12-7
Living on Earth: New Direction for EPA
12-7
Obama, Aides Consider Appointing Energy 'Czar'
12-7
Wyoming County mine to lay off about 100 workers  -  Pinnacle Mining lays off nearly 100 employees
12-7
Candidates spent $6.6 million on election
12-7
Virginia: Activists pledge 'all-out war' to block power plant
12-7
Massey pays Wheeling-Pitt damages; $267 million covers damages, interest
12-7
MSHA says Darby mine didn't pay fines
12-7
Coal Companies Lose Financial Backer--or is it Show?
12-7
Concerns arise for Del. bay ash piles
12-7
Countries looking to US leadership on climate
12-7
Scientist says ancient technique cuts greenhouse gas
12-7
Earth Capital Eyes $5 Billion Investment
12-7
Old style 'North-South' rift opens at UN climate talks
 
12-7
UN climate official defends global emissions program
12-7
NASA space probe to track CO2 on Earth
12-7
24 million climate refugees around world today
12-7
Global average for 2008 should come in close to 14.3C, but cooler temperature is not evidence that global warming is slowing, say climate scientists
12-7
Arctic will have first ice-free summer in 2015: Researcher
12-7
Communities 'sacrificed' to carbon sink forests
12-6
World Changing: Picturing an End for Mountaintop Removal
12-6
Coal River Mountain Watch featured on WV Public Radio: Environmental tourists see mountaintop removal mining
12-6
United Mountain Defense in the news: NC5 Investigates Strip Mining In Tennessee
12-6
Coal industry: Bank of America policy opposing mountaintop mining an ill-timed PR stunt
12-6
Top U.S. bank phases out loans to dirty coal
12-6
FPL power plant protesters convicted of seven misdemeanor counts
12-6
Green Groups Hit Back At Clean Coal Coal Warriors: Enviros Take Aim at 'Clean' Coal Myth The Energy Debates: Clean Coal  - Environmental Groups Bash 'Clean Coal' in New Campaign
12-6
Report: USA ignoring climate change threat  Climate change is old news: Scientists predicted global warming more than a century ago
12-6
Point of No Return for the Arctic Climate?
12-6
Coal still rules the employment roost in Boone - Meanwhile, elsewhere...States Wrestle With Diversifying Energy Portfolios
12-6
'Religious' and 'environmentalist' go hand in hand
126
Bush: The measure of the man
12-6
U.N. climate chief: Talk of delayed climate deal 'unhelpful'
12-6
Open pit coal mining: Polish villagers combating coal company
12-6
Arkansas board allows AEP coal plant work to resume
126
Controlling coal ash
12-6
Climate change: Young people take a stand at Poznan   - Climate Hopes and Fears at Poznan - At Global Climate Change Talks, Optimistic Eyes Look Ahead to an Obama Administration
12-6
India loses more people to climate change than any other country
12-6
Climate change hits growers
12-6
UN: Poor Countries Will Need $130BA Year to Adapt to Climate Change
12-6
Decisive action needed to tackle climate change
 
12-6
Northrop urges Obama: boost climate-change tech
12-6
Global Warming: Risk of Methane Release from Frozen Tundra
12-6
Save the Planet and Win
12-6
EPA Urged to Address Global Warming Using Existing Clean Air Act
12-6
Global warming's first mammal victim?
12-6
Skiers to World: Save Our Slopes from Global Warming
12-6
EU CO2 to drop 10 percent below 2007 levels
12-6
Recession Clouds Chances for EU Climate Pact
12-6
REDD may harm forest people, alleges report
12-5
Front page of the Charleston Gazette: BOA to stop financing mountaintop removal  - Bank of America to Stop Financing Mountaintop Mining - Alternet: Bank of America Retreats from Financing Destructive Mountaintop-Removal Mining  -  Bank cuts coal loans as Washington eases rules  -  Bank of America Decision to Stop Funding Mountaintop Removal a Victory for Appalachia and Anti-Coal Movement  -  Bank of America will no longer finance mountaintop removal coal mining  - Earth Day Network President on Bank of America's Decision on Coal  - Bank of America Puts a Deposit on Our Mountains  
12-5
BofA disses MTR  -  Win Peaks: Bank of America will stop funding mountaintop-removal mining (OVEC photo)
12-5
URGENT Support Needed: Navajo & Hopi Coal Fight Goes to DENVER
12-5
Midnight Reg Watch: In Turnabout, EPA Allows Mining Debris Near Streams - Bush Ignores Clean Water Act in New Mountaintop Mining Regs 
12-5
Coal Valley News: Prenter's rich history shadowed by water woes
12-5
Coal Valley News: Reported explosion investigation terminated
12-5
WV Public Radio: Water woes from Marcellus drilling
12-5
Coal-to-liquid madness in Ohio: BAARD Project Update
12-5
Reality Coalition Launches Campaign Debunking "Clean Coal" Myth - The Dirty Truth About Coal  - Emperor "Clean Coal" has no clothes
12-5
A DANGEROUS GAME
12-5
Good news -- and bad -- in the South's fight against dirty coal
12-5
Interior Dept. Changes Rule to Remove Congress Veto
12-5
The Most Important Barack Obama Appointee: EPA Administrator Short List
12-5
Shell's ironic vision of carbon capture; Shell greenwashes with a full-page WaPo ad
12-5
Report criticizes Georgia coal plant project  - Arkansas Commission to hear arguments on coal plant construction
12-5
Mercury in fish: Childbearing women at risk
12-5
Police File Charges In Fatal Coal Truck Crash
12-5
Carbon Trading: Environmental Godsend or Giant Shell Game?
12-5
The abundant fossil fuel youve never heard of  -  Methane bursts from frozen tundra
12-5
New U.N. Pact May Be Needed For Climate Victims: WWF
12-5
Man gets $1.8 million in discrimination suit versus mine company
12-4
Charleston Gazette editorial: Sabotage-Final Bush clinkers - Daily Kos: EPA Declares Open Season on Mountains - AlterNet: Bush's Worst Midnight Regulation Yet  - Roanoke Times editorial: Mountaintop removal gets a green light  - New York Time and International Herald Times: White House shift on coal-mining rules angers environmentalists  - Associated Press: Environmentalists Fight E.P.A. Rule  - Reuters: EPA eases rule on mountaintop coal mining debris  - Plenty magazine: Bush allows coal companies to dump waste in waterways - The Coal Industry Can Dump Waste from Mountaintops  -  White House Guts Stream Protections Near Mining Operations - Burning The Midnight Coal  -  EPA repeals rule that restricts mountaintop-removal mining - Groups Blast Administration Over Last-Minute Coal Mining Regulation  
12-4
Take Action Here: Tell Obama to End Mountaintop removal in his First 100 Days
12-4
Dems and Obama try to undo Bushs efforts to weaken environmental regulations
12-4
Alpha closing W.Va. mine; 329 jobs to be lost
12-4
Coal Pits: Recession Sends Coal Prices Plunging (see above... when coal workers lose jobs over "market trends" there's nary a peep, but when our lawsuits results in laws potentially being enforced, coal companies threaten layoffs. Then they and their cronies in political office shriek; They rally against us with language that could incite some to violence against those who dare to protect their families and communities from the destruction of mountaintop removal)
12-4
State to List and Protect Highest Quality Streams
12-4
Peter Slavin's article in The Dominion --A Hillbilly, a Judge, and a Coal Company
12-4
Bank of America to Stop Financing Mountaintop Removal! (But watch for linguistic detoxification, that is, watch coal operators to label their mountaintop removal mines something else such as highwall, steep slope, are mining...)
12-4
Ohio seeks new coal-waste plan  -  Columbus Dispatch editorial: Ohio Environmental Protection Agency Should Regulate Water Pollution From Mines
12-4
Utility Execs Scratching Heads as Demand Drops
12-4
Gas Industry Lawsuit Settled for $380 Million
12-4
Duke Energy to appeal ruling on study of Cliffside emissions
12-4
Bob Kincaid Blasts Back At The Coal Companies
12-4
Beehive Collective Plans Program Dec. 4
12-4
France proposes EU coal compromise -draft
12-4
San Diego On The Front Lines Of Global Warming Impacts
12-3
Charleston Gazette: EPA backs rule easing mining waste disposal  - New York Times: Coal Mining Debris Rule Is Approved  - Lexington Herald Leader: Buffer zones around streams opened for dumping Washington Post: Rule Would Ease Mining Debris Disposal - St. Louis Post Dispatch's Bill Lambrecht's blog: EPA okays more mountaintop removal mining  - McClatchy Newspapers: EPA to gut mountaintop mining rule protecting streams  -  Grist: Mountains Are in a Heap of Trouble  -  West Virginia Public radio: EPA approves mountaintop mining rule - Los Angeles Times: Mine waste disposal rules are changed  - Terrible Ruling on Mountaintop Removal - GNN: 43,000 Comments Ignored by Bush EPA - White House, EPA approve changes to mining buffer zone rule  -  US EPA Approves Mountaintop Mining Stream Buffer Zone Rule  - Hundreds of news outlets picked up the story
12-3
Rod Snyder: Young Dems want coal industry to prosper
12-3
The World's Fine Balance
12-3
B.C. coal mine threat to trans-border trout: Scientists
12-3
Don't believe the hype "clean" coal still pollutes  -  Wash. U. to research clean coal technology  -  Effort would make St. Louis clean coal focal point  
12-3
Mother Jones: Follow the Money Deep Underground; For Navajo activist Elouise Brown, there's no such thing as "clean coal."
12-3
Film looks at damages of mountain top removal mining
12-3
Kan. lawmakers plan to deal with coal plants again
12-3
Youth Embarrassed By US Delegation at Climate Conference
12-3
Protesters Perched on Polish Coal Plant Smokestack
12-3
New Environmental Threat Discovered In North American Lakes
12-3
Oilsands killing birds and bird habitat: new report
12-3
Island states seek tougher U.N. climate deal
12-3
U.S. report questions value of carbon-offset deals
12-3
A Lame Duck President Selling America Short  -  Last-Minute Gifts For Pigs And Mines
12-3
Climate change upsetting food chain, expert tells Cumberland conference
12-3
Change in US brings hope to climate talks
12-3
How Obama should confront climate change
12-3
Most US organizations not adapting to climate change
12-3
Soot darkens ice, stokes runaway Arctic melt: Study
12-3
Climate Change Hits Pacific Region Food Security
12-3
Health - a Victim of Climate Change
12-2
Opposition mounts as Bush finalizes stream 'buffer zone' rule
12-2
Climate Change Juggernaut on the Horizon, UN Talks Told
12-2
We cannot allow an illusion to be the basis of a strategy for human survival -Al Gore on "clean coal" and climate emergency
12-2
Supreme Court Declines Massey Appeal Of $219 Million Judgment US top court rejects Massey Energy damages appeal  - Supreme Court Will Not Hear Massey, Wheeling-Pittsburgh Steel Case  - Big verdict against Massey will stand  -  Massey Energy reacts to US Supeme Court rejection
12-2
Lawyers Call for International Court for the Environment
12-2
Redistributing wealth would help coalfields  -  Short-term economic practice must change
12-2
Mining OK puts W.Va. in Third World; Coal River Mountain permit a step backward for state's environmental efforts
12-2
No friction with Obama at climate talks, says chief delegate  -  UN Climate Talks To Open, Praise For "Ambitious" Obama
12-2
Obama notes climate and energy policy will be key to national security
12-2
Power plant construction ahead of schedule
12-2
Kathy Mattea on Mountain Stage 25th Anniversary Show
12-2
Vic Sprouse Takes Break from Abandoning Son to Lie About Kroger
12-2
Communists in Charleston, WV!
12-2
Who Are You Calling Crazy? Nut Jobs and Big Business Light a Fire Under Radical Right
12-2
"Clean" Coal, "Clean" Tar: Media Not Swallowing It Anymore
12-2
Obama likely to move on several energy fronts
12-2
Peabody, Arch, Ameren, Wash. U. to announce "clean" coal initiative
12-2
Activists raise coal-burning pollution concerns in proposed Tampa Electric contract
12-2
Virginia Beach weighs in against uranium mining
12-2
What Does Barack Know About Peak Oil?
12-2
Unearthing the Coal Camps' Racial Legacy
12-2
Strip coal mine calls out foes
12-2
Carbon Detectives Are Tracking Gases in Colorado
12-2
UN climate conf. concerned about financial crisis
12-2
The War on Carbon Heats Up Globally, but Strategies for Change Remain Local
12-2
Greens go nuts at U.N. climate talks
12-2
Climate change: End of the party
12-2
Climate Change The Global Challenge
12-2
Climate change putting forests at risk
12-2
Big Coal = Big Problems
12-1
Climate change gathers steam, say scientists  -  Climate Change Intensifies: Abrupt, Deadly and Irreversible
12-1
Wake Up, Freak Out then Get a Grip
12-1
UN climate boss warns of "cheap, dirty" energy fix
12-1
Vermont man works to determine the value of forests (OVEC has been attempting to educate legislators about ecological economics and pressing for state government to recognize the value of our forests' ecosystems services since 1999)
12-1
No Dark Cloud without a Darker Lining  -  Economy and climate change
12-1
Time is now for agrarian philosopher Wendell Berry
12-1
Lame Duck Heeds the Quacks of Lobbyists: Pushes Final Changes - Rule changes loom at end of Bush term
12-1
U.S. Moves Ahead on Oil, Gas Leases on Public Land
 
12-1
Greenpeace Report Tags True Price of Coal
12-1
The fool's gold of carbon trading
12-1
British open-cast mines: Government reversal on coal mines
12-1
China mine blast kills 15 workers, 3 rescuers die
12-1
Pipelines race out of the mountains; into yards
12-1
Canada's oil-sands boom creates vast riches and a dirty footprint
12-1
Are Mini Nuclear Power Plants in the Back Yard a Good Idea?
12-1
Climate change fight could create many jobs: aid experts
12-1
Sierra Nevada climate changes feed monster, forest-devouring fires
12-1
New rifts form on Antarctic ice shelf
12-1
Climate refugees the hidden cost of climate change
12-1
UN climate summit seeks clarity
12-1
Japan, US Seek to Divide Developing Nations at Climate Talks
12-1
Climate change increases problems for Florida reefs
12-1
Global warming: Too close to home
12-1
Global warming a major threat to Nigerians

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