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2-28
Why I'm joining 2,000 people for a global warming mass arrest on Monday
2-28
Mass Civil Disobedience on Global Warming Monday  -  Massive Climate Change Action in DC Scores Early Victory - CLIMATE CHANGE: The Heat Is On Washington  - Civil disobedience over coal heads to D.C.  - Congress's coal-fired power plant  - Anti-coal campaign gets some good news, but battle is far from won - Power Shift Brings Young People to Washington to Lobby for Climate Action
2-28
Coal industry counter-protest amounts to this: Celebrate 24,000 Dead Americans!
2-28
World faces last chance to avoid fatal warming
2-28
EPA penalizes Bayer; Company fined $112,500 for pollution violations
2-28
 
PATH power line delayed again?  - STOP PATH Power Line Rally Will be on March 11, E-Day!
2-28
Breathing problems reported near Tenn. ash spill   -   TVA ash spill survey response released  - Report Reveals the Scope of Coal Ash Problem
2-28
Coal ash: Group calls for Giles supervisor's resignation
2-28
Louisville Courier Journal editorial: The cost of coal
2-28
Ted Williams: Congress, Administration Wrestle with Environmental Rollbacks
2-28
Ky. coal industry sham legislation on slurry safety: Nothing would be better than this   -  KY. legislation on mine "safety": If HB 119 comes up, remember what Ruby said
2-28
NiSource cutting 170 jobs in state
2-28
Kansas: Push for coal plants picks up momentum, but is it enough to pass?
2-28
Turning the Tide for the Environment
2-28
US urged to lead China into carbon emission cuts
2-28
Congressional Leaders Announce Plans to 'Green the Capitol' (Be wary: drilling for natural gas in the Marcellus Shale is creating huge water pollution problems)
2-28
Expect more exposure to pests and pollutants as climate changes
2-28
Droughts 'may lay waste' to parts of US
2-28
America: Canada's oil junkie
2-28
Coen brothers take aim at `clean coal' in TV ad
2-27
Bayer cited, fined in fatal explosion at plant in August - Feds Fault Bayer CropScience for Plant Explosion - Bayer Plant Cited for 13 Serious Violations Including Safety Issues
2-27
Video: The Coen Brothers Take On The Myth Of Clean Coal.
2-27
The Guardian: Why 'Clean Coal' is the Ultimate Climate Change Oxymoron: The people who told us for years that climate change was a myth now say it's all true but something called 'clean coal' can fix it. This is pure and utter greenwash.
2-27
LA Times: Coen brothers' TV ad ridicules 'clean coal'  - New York Times: The Coen Brothers Do Clean Coal
2-27
Democracy Now: Power Shift: Youth Climate Activists Swarm D.C. for Weekend of Organizing, Lobbying and Protest
2-27
Grit TV with Cheyenna Weber on Powershift (OVEC photo used)
2-27
Jeff Biggers--Capitol Action: 1 Dirty Coal: 0
2-27
Power plant near Capitol should stop burning coal, congressional leaders say  - (Cleaner, greener) Power to the people  -  Dems: Switch Capitol Power Plant from Coal to Natural Gas  - US lawmakers urge 'greener' Capitol
2-27
Resurgence magazine: The Original Sin (OVEC photo used)
2-27
Film focuses on environmental justice
2-27
Marfork permit foes fail to show for public hearing (location too far; after complaints to DEP new hearing set)
2-27
Manchins carbon sequestration bill arrives in Senate - Text of the bill: WV HB2860  -  WV SB396 (see today's entries, just above)
2-27
WV HB2682 
2-27
Senator, delegate give identical speeches in support of oil and gas industry
2-27
Bill introduced to phase out use of mountaintop coal in NC -   Southern state lawmakers take aim at mountaintop removal
2-27
Remembering Buffalo Creek  -  Remember Buffalo Creek! Speak out today for environmental justice - Remembering the Buffalo Creek Flood 37 Years Later - Survivor recounts Buffalo Creek disaster
2-27
USA Today: Concerns over ash pond pollution grows
2-27
Obama proposes mine cleanup reforms; Legislation would stop coalfield states from diverting funding  -  Obama and abandoned coal mines
2-27
2-27
2-27
Martin Sheen back in political fray with "Echelon Conspiracy"
2-27
Pikes energy center slated for Scott Fork
2-27
Bluestone Coal to be Sold to Russian Company
2-27
How to survive the coming century
2-27
Chesapeake slashes 215 jobs  - Columbia Gas evaluating work force; mum on layoffs  -  Chesapeake job losses may impact nonprofits
2-27
Uranium mining fight continues
2-27
Roane County Citizens Sue TVA for Coal Ash Spill - Coal Ash Disaster Prompts New Scrutiny
2-27
US coal production surges 5%: US EIA
2-27
Letter to the editor: Mountaintop removal must be stopped (scroll down)   -  Citizens can affect change, should get actively involved
2-27
Show us the money for mining cleanups
2-27
What it means for the US to lead again
2-27
Michigan: Coal plants ban has public's interest, federal policy on its side
2-27
Kansas House backs plans for two new coal plants
2-26
"Gaia" Scientist Says Life Doomed By Climate Woes - CO2 Rise In Atmosphere Accelerates In 2008  - Polar Regions Found Warming Fast, Raising Sea Levels - Study: Antarctic glaciers slipping swiftly seaward
2-26
Bill McKibben: Why I'll Get Arrested To Stop the Burning of Coal (and You Should, Too)  -  Protesting Dirty Polluting Coal at US Capital Building - Speaking for the Hitler Youth...
2-26
2-26
Companies cited in two W.Va. mining deaths -   Massey, trucking company fined for fatal accidents - More on Massey death report
2-26
2-26
Flood of mine permits at the Corps II
2-26
WVa mine agency prepares to inspect coal barges
2-26
Worst Environmental Disaster Spurs Student Spring Break Trip
2-26
Ash may pose a new hazard; Best alternative is to get away from coal
2-26
Take Action: Tell TVA to take accountability for the coal ash disaster
2-26
Two Months Later, Agencies Await TVA Revised Phase I Clean-Up Plan
2-26
Danger to coal prep plant workers: Weitz & Luxenberg to Host Meetings Next Week in West Virginia
2-26
Pike County Energy Research Center Closer to Reality
2-26
Senators seek more rights for surface owners
2-26
U.S. Gas Drilling Boom Stirs Water Worries
2-26
U.S. Interior Scraps Bush Research Oil Shale Leases
2-26
Oil Execs Push Congress For Offshore Drilling
2-26
Obama Seeks U.S. Carbon Emissions Cap
2-26
Battle Lines Drawn In Capitol Hill Climate Debate 
2-26
National Spotlight Shines on Caperton v. Massey
2-26
Michigan DEQ: Power plants must explore coal alternatives  - Coal crossfire
2-26
Va. Supreme Court hears from group opposed to coal-fired power plant in Wise
2-26
US coal supplies rise 0.4 pct for week
2-26
Coal-fired power plants back on Kansas Legislatures agenda
2-26
E.ON Explores New Technology For Dutch Coal Plant
2-26
3 more bodies found at China coal mine blast site
2-26
World Lags In Breeding Climate-Proof Crops: Experts
2-26
Advances in climate science took a nosedive in NASA satellite crash
2-26
Bishops of Liverpool and London call for "carbon fast" during Lent
2-26
The Climate Change Lobby Explosion - New report shows explosive growth in climate change lobby
2-26
N.Atlantic Climate Shift See-Saws On South: Study
2-26
Report: Climate change to impact ME economy
2-26
NASA satellite crashes
2-26
Ashley Judd Announced as 2009 Commencement Speaker
2-25
Board cancels hearing under Bayer pressure; Public meeting was for discussion of MIC storage
2-25
Obama Vows Support for Renewables and a Carbon Cap  -  Full text of Obama's speech
2-25
Clean Coal is a Dirty Lie  -  www.thedirtylie.com
2-25
Coal-to-liquids technology touted by veteran delegate  - Bill to Build First Coal-to-Liquid Plant  - Moving forward (to ecological disaster) - Delegate Says It's Time To 'Save American Blood'  (by frying the planet?) - WV Lawmaker Introduces Bill to Build First Coal-to-Liquid Plant in U.S.  - OVEC's coal-to-liquid fact sheet
2-25
Lawmakers debate post-mine land use
2-25
Concerned Citizens of Giles County host community meeting
2-25
Mine owner's final brief again argues for recusal in Massey case  - Group says poll supports case against Benjamin  - US Supreme Court to Hear Judicial Election Case
2-25
Kanawha eyes gas wells for new funds
2-25
Jeff Biggers -- Powershift09 to Capitol Power Action: Follow the Young
2-25
 Assignment Earth: Mountain top removal
2-25
The Nation: End Mountaintop Removal  - Hark! I hear the Roar of Distant Mountaintop Removal
2-25
Ohio: State loan sought to build coal-fired power plant
2-25
Tennessee: Legislators introduces Appalachian Mountains Preservation Act
2-25
Campus-based efforts from Eco-Action student group have global reach
2-25
Kentucky: HB 119 would weaken mine safety law
2-25
Coal ash leaks boron into water wells
2-25
Reuse must be handled properly
2-25
Obama's moment to overhaul the TVA
2-25
Water projects to go to those ready, not in need
2-25
Wish list includes seven local projects  -  DOT first with plans for stimulus spending - Manchin releases roads slated for stimulus funds
2-25
W.Va. Young Republicans vote to support mountaintop coal mining
2-25
Youth Political Groups Disagree on Mining

2-25

'Only God Should Move Mountains'
2-25
HealthLink to host film and filmmaker of Burning the Future: Coal in America
2-25
Mercury plan shot down
2-25
Navajo coal royalty case heads to Supreme Court
2-25
Coal production forecast to drop
2-24
Environmentalists Advance on Emissions
2-24
Ghosts on Buffalo Creek author returns home
2-24
Don't roll back coal mine safety
2-24
Judy Bonds: Coal terrorists poison the planet
2-24
Mike Roselle On Cherry Pond
2-24
From West Virginia to Obama: STOP MOUNTAINTOP REMOVAL
2-24
Notable quotable
2-24
Toxic Ash: The sequel
2-24
Coal industry gets boost from appeals court ruling
2-24
Attire Change Helps Make Mining Case
2-24
2-24
Climate Change Lays Waste to Spain's Glaciers 
2-23
Re-posted from yesterday: Capitol Climate Action - Civilly disobeying for the climate - "Artists for the Climate": A Night with Wendell Berry, McKibben and Speth
2-23
U.S. needs more research for green energy, Chu says
2-23
Meanwhile, Ritter, fellow governors ask Obama to support 'clean coal' technologies - Colo, Utah, Wyoming seek 'clean coal' funding
2-23
Here's your 'clean coal': Indiana ash ponds pollute bird habitat, drinking water
2-23
Regulating power plant carbon dioxide discussed  -  Plan could raise Ky. electric bills
2-23
New York Times editorial: Justice for American Indians
2-23
Rescue efforts end at mine where blast killed 74
2-23
Elected judges: Americans doubt impartiality claims, poll finds
2-23
Supreme Court to tackle judicial conflict of interest
2-23
Feds order Alpha mine to install safety equipment
2-23
Environmentalists Fight to Save Mountains from Decapitation
2-23
Int'l Coal negotiates easier terms with its banks
2-23
Why Was the Highwood Coal Plant Abandoned?
2-23
Testimony continues in bid to reopen Utah mine
2-23
Hiding in Plain Site
2-23
Climate change may be changing where Arizona plants bloom
2-23
Birds and climate change, a call to action
2-23
Climate change and the Aussie wildfires
2-23
Climate Morality and 2009
2-23
Climate Fears Are Driving 'Ecomigration' Across Globe
2-23
West blamed for rapid increase in China's CO2
2-23
Review: Coal-fired power plant too close to popular beach spots
2-22
Capitol Climate Action
2-22
Civilly disobeying for the climate
2-22
"Artists for the Climate": A Night with Wendell Berry, McKibben and Speth
2-22
Ala. AG requested to argue for Massey--U.S. Supreme Court denies motion; set to hear case in March  -  Supreme Court case focuses on issue of judges' bias
2-22
Manchin sees balance with industry, environmentalists (oh, plu-eeze! The gov is resembling Bush here--wither you are with him, you eventually cave to him or you are an obstructionist...) Gov. stresses importance of alternative energy sources
2-22
Suing Salazar I  -  Suing Salazar II
2-22
Mike Harman: It is time for W.Va. to tame coal
2-22
Barry Thacker: Outlawing leaky dams on coal property would be a mistake
2-22
Gooch should release 'Stream Saver' bill
2-22
For coal companies, bankruptcy routine
2-22
Bo Webb--Mr. President: Our lives are in your hands  
2-22
W.Va. streams impaired
2-22
Letters to the New York Times: Gauging the Future of Coal
2-22
Theresa L. Burriss: Appalachia & "Clean" Coal
2-22
73 dead, dozens trapped in Chinese mine: state media
2-22
American drilling techniques may migrate overseas
2-22
Judge to rule within days on Utah coal mine
2-22
Envisioning a new, interconnected energy system
2-22
CUMULATIVE IMPACTS: DEATH KNELL FOR COST-BENEFIT ANALYSIS
2-22
ALMOST FLATTENED WEST VIRGINIA
2-22
Mass migrations and war: Dire climate scenario
2-22
January was seventh-warmest on Earth, climate scientists say
2-22
NASA to launch Earth's first carbon dioxide tracking satellite
2-22
Clinton: Join hands to fight global warming
2-22
Can a coal ash spill happen in Wyo.?
2-22
Bubbles of warming, beneath the ice
2-22
Arctic Coastal Erosion Doubles in 50 Years
2-22
The presidents of two island nations draft escape plans, anticipating sea level rise
2-21
Black lung disease climbs among Appalachian miners
2-21
NASAs Hansen Pushes Capitol Coal Protest
2-21
Flatten it and nobody ever comes
2-21
Senators, environmentalists react to Manchin's energy bill  - Manchins energy plan offered on Senate floor
2-21
State Tax Officials Roll Back Some Coal Tax Values
2-21
Alexander says TVA, public should rethink coal use  -     Alexander: TVA needs to learn from big mistake
2-21
Coal Ash: The Hidden Story - A four-month investigation by the Center for Public Integrity
2-21
Coal industry told to prepare for climate change bill
2-21
Sludge Disaster: Keep Out!
2-21
Living on Earth: Kicking Coal
2-21
2-21
New Scientist: Ban on mountaintop mining overturned
2-21
Mine safety director asks for five more inspectors
2-21
Ashley Judd Joins Big Kenny, Kathy Mattea in Coal Commentary
2-21
Letter to the editor: Times have changed in the coal industry
2-21
Appalachia in the Spotlight
2-21
Maybe 20/20 profile of eastern Kentucky will spur action this time
2-21
AOP Clearwater to Use Evaporation for Gas Well Drilling Brine
 
2-21
Don't Blow Up the Mountain
2-21
Cox criticizes Granholm's coal-fired plant order
2-21
Report: Water at Narrows coal ash site OK
2-21
China says willing to work with US on climate change
2-21
EPA probing creek for fly ash pollution
2-21
Study: New regs could cost Ark. coal plant $2.8B
2-21
Utah coal mine forced to shut down longwall operation
2-21
Obama, Harper fired up to make dirty energy clean
2-21
Coal-to-oil plant just got delayed
2-21
U.S. Has Dual Task On Climate Change
2-20
Manchin urges coal industry to back new energy policies; Big Coal should help with renewable resources, governor say
2-20
Mountaintop Removal Country Roads Parody (that beautiful voice and guitar picking belongs to Tonya Adkins)
2-20
Coal lotta shakin' goin' on
2-20
I Love Mountains Day 2009  -  Ashley Judd calling for an end to mountaintop removal
2-20
Students lobby for green spending of stimulus money Students Lobby for Green Jobs
2-20
The reality in Appalachia
2-19
Is Economic Recovery Even Possible on a Planet Headed for Environmental Collapse?
2-19
More Than $1.6 Billion in Stimulus Funds Directed to West Virginia
2-19
Hundreds call for end to mining damage  -  Fired up about coal
2-19
MSHA: Silica content of coal dust causes concern - Mining Symposium Gets Underway in Charleston
2-19
Tech community should reach out to Prenter Hollow
2-19
Senator wants to end effective ban on nuclear power plants - Five U.S. Nuclear Plants On DOE Loan Short List
2-19
Jeff Biggers--Hey Diane Sawyer, Kentucky loves mountains
2-19
Barf alert: Coal Advocates See Relief in 4th Circuit Ruling (communities, forests, streams, mountains do not) - We Can't Afford to 'Quit Coal' (no, we can't afford to ignore ecological reality and the need to transition (i.e. retrain mine workers and put coal lobbyists out to pasture) ASAP to the post-carbon era)
2-19
Forests Absorb 20 Percent Of Fossil Fuel Emissions: Study
2-19
Study Says Federal Government Must Lead U.S. Grid Update
2-19
Energy co. investors seek focus on climate change  -  Investors target Exxon, Massey for lags on climate  - Southern, Massey Energy and Chevron Among Nine 'Climate Watch' Companies Targeted By Investors
2-19
Brockovich firm, 106 residents sue TVA over Kingston fly-ash spill  - Another federal lawsuit filed against TVA
2-19
Tennessee lawmakers to hold first TVA ash spill hearing  - Reassurances on ash spill  -  TVA chief says water safe in coal ash spill area
2-19
Progress Report Expected On TVA Coal Ash Spill  -  Will TVA change its ways?
2-19
How Coal Is Ruining Your Tuna Sandwich
2-19
State marriage campaign chided for gay sniper ad
2-19
AP Interview: EPA near ruling on greenhouse gases  -  EPA's first steps against CO2 expected
2-19
Big Coal's new campaign: choose us, not jobs and health
2-19
Obama talks tar sands, coal and carbon capture
2-19
AES Nixes Coal Power Plant Expansion
2-19
World Bank warns of climate change in Andes
2-19
'Dirty' oil potential source of friction as Obama heads to Canada to discuss clean energy
2-18
Obama Pledges to Regulate CO2 from Coal Plants  EPA Reconsiders Emissions Rule For New Power Plants  -  EPA to rule on global-warming risk - E.P.A. to Consider Rollback of Bush Coal Policy
2-18
Seeking Protection for Cemeteries 
2-18
Coal slurry research may help W.Va. community
2-18
W.Va. to get stimulus funds for alternative energy, "clean" coal projects
2-18
PSC drops plan for power line oversight hearing
2-18
Ashley Judd says Kentucky must move on from coal  - Hundreds, including Ashley Judd, rally against mountaintop removal  -  Ashley Judd calls for end to mountaintop mining  -  Ashley Judd lobbies against coal industry - JUDD JOINS MINING PROTEST - Ashley Judd and Silas House attend rally; Beshear is absent  - Ashley Judd wants mountaintop removal to stop - Hundreds, with Judd, march against mountaintop removal
2-18
Eblen: Coal power never in doubt
2-18
Take Action: Tell EPA to End Mountaintop Removal Coal Mining - New Court Decision Spells the Disaster for Appalachia and the Region's Drinking Water
2-18
Appeals Court Reverses Limits on Mountaintop Removal Coal Mining
2-18
Coal River Mountain protest results in arrests  - 2 arrested for trespassing at Massey Energy mine - Non Violent Civil Disobedience Stops Work on Cherry Pond Mountain in the Coal River Valley, southern West Virginia  -  More Trespassing Arrests at Massey Mine - Mike Roselle is a Threat to the Powers That (shouldnt) Be  - Protesters Again Arrested at Massey Energy Owned WV Site  -  Protestors cited for trespassing at Massey mine
2-18
MARCH 14-18: Ask Congress to Make a Clean Break From Coal
2-18
Jeff Biggers--Dear Diane Sawyer: The Other Children of the Mountains
2-18
Top 5 Myths About Coal
2-18
Tragedies in Eccles: Coal mining and disasters too often go together
2-18
WV Coal Association to Host Mining Symposium This Week
2-18
Residents Speak At Ash Spill Hearing  -  Coal Ash Spill Victims Testify On Capitol Hill
2-18
Coal use may undermine climate hopes
2-18
U.S. Backs Call For Global Treaty On Mercury Use 
2-18
Coal - Spotlight On Prosperity
2-18
Massey foreman pleads not guilty to deadly coal mine fire charges
2-18
Jacqueline Marcus: How to stop corporate tycoons from buying seats on supreme courts
2-18
Environmental Youth Forum: Social Environmentalism UPDATE
2-18
the leveling of appalachia
2-18
U.N. Says Food Production May Fall 25 Percent By 2050
2-18
Obama compares oil sands to coal (No, it's not that extracting oil from oil sands compares to the utter destruction of communities and the ecosystems that support them just like mountaintop removal, no it's that both give us a lot of greenhouse gases. The solution? Something that does not exist on the scale needed -CCS.)  - Oil Sands Producers Gird For Obama's Canada Visit  -  A tar-nished image?
2-18
Western Coal: Low in Sulfur, High in Oppression
2-18
Judge Conflict Case Tests High Court Veteran
2-18
Air Force drops plan to make fuel from coal in Montana
2-18
2-18
The dirty legacy of "clean coal" and Obama administration's support for liquefied coal technology
2-18
Climate science: Where next?
2-17
USA Today: Supreme Court case with the feel of a best seller
2-17
Could state go nuclear? - W.Va. lawmakers propose repeal of nuclear power ban
2-17
Another arrested protesting surface mine near Boone border  - Protesters Again Arrested at Massey Energy Owned WV Site
2-17
Fighting for the winds of change
2-17
Following the TrAIL (of tears) decision
2-17
AMP, opponents disagree over false statements
2-17
Money for nothing: Incentives require scrutiny
2-17
Not the Time, Not the Place, Not Worth the Risk
2-17
Environmental film festival coming to Maynard
2-17
US calls for treaty on mercury reduction
2-17
Court Sides with Mountaintop Removal Coal Mining Industry - Center for Biological Diversity Statement on the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals' Decision to Allow Mountaintop Removal Coal Mining to Proceed Without Environmental Review  -  (Re)Moving Mountains
2-17
Keep mountains intact; support wind power - Mining harmful
2-17
Coal-ash disposal rule needed
2-17
James Hansen: Coal is the single greatest threat to civilization and all life on our planet
2-17
Is America ready to quit the enemy of the human race?
2-17
CO2 Hits New Peaks, No Sign Global Crisis Causing Dip
2-17
UK And Poland Top Dirty Coal List, Closures Loom  
2-16
Scientists: Pace of Climate Change Exceeds Estimates - AAAS: Global warming will be worse than expected, scientist warns  -  Global warming worse than predicted, top scientist says - Global warming gases increasing at alarming rate  -  Pace of Climate Change Exceeds Estimates - The tropics on fire: scientist's grim vision of global warming - Burning rainforests, melting tundra could accelerate global warming well beyond current projections
2-16
James Hansen: Coal-fired power stations are death factories. Close them
2-16
Jeff Biggers--Come Home, Dick Durbin: Come Clean on FutureGen
2-16
Century's Impact On Coal
2-16
TVA spill provides fuel for anti-coal rhetoric
2-16
TVA ready to revise strategic plans
2-16
Utah coal mine shuts down longwall operation
2-16
Japan rules out 40 pct 2020 carbon emissions goal
2-16
Climate change erodes marine preserves
2-16
Alarm bells over climate change
2-15
Climate warming gases rising faster than expected
2-15
Lawmakers vow to keep heat on over coal slurry  -  Studies can slow progress of W.Va. legislation
2-15
Group rallies for Mountains
2-15
'They're not friends'; Reports show Benjamin, Blankenship connections  -  Case May Alter Judge Elections Across Country - Judicial elections hinge on Supreme Court case
2-15
TVA chief says coal ash spill was 'catastrophe'  -  TVA Fly Ash Pond Had Failure in 80s
2-15
Exposure To Ash From TVA Spill Could Have 'Severe Health Implications'
2-15
Boston Globe editorial: Some ash with your electricity?
2-15
New York Times: Is America Ready to Quit Coal?  
2-15
Coal critics plan Valentine Day protests  - The coal war heats up
2-15
Coal reserve correction prompts WVa advisory
2-15
Appalachia Featured on '20/20' and in Court Rulings
2-15
U.N. urges crackdown on mercury to protect health
2-15
Bringing Down the Mountains: The Impact of Mountaintop Removal on Southern West Virginia Communities
2-15
UN Climate Chief Praises Obama, Calls for New Global Warming Agreement
2-15
Media Snow Job: Weather Events Used to Cast Doubt on Reality of Climate Change
2-15
Asking Congress to stop using coal
2-15
Coal power plants are death factories
2-14
Charleston Gazette: Court denies reviews of mine permits; Coal industry to benefit  New York Times: Coal Industry Wins a Round on Mining  -Associated Press: Appeals court overturns new mountaintop mine rules - Reuters: U.S. court overturns ban on W. Va surface mining  - Bristol Herald Courier: Coal Industry Celebrates Mountaintop Mining Ruling - State Journal: Appeals Court Rejects Mountaintop Mining Restrictions  -MetroNews: Major Victory For Coal Industry  - Google News Search with More Than 240 Stories Running Internationally
2-14
Ken Ward, Jr.'s Coal Tattoo Blog: A dissenting voice   -  Making sense of the 4th Circuit decision  -  Waiting for Obama - The Justice Department weighs in  - Enviros respond - Reactions starting to roll in  - A word about the judges  - Deja vu from Richmond
2-14
Jeff Biggers--Fourth Circuit strikes again; Clinton appointee upholds destruction of Appalachia
2-14
Crowd at Ansted DEP meeting opposes permit
2-14
Effects of coal industry on W. Va. communities hotly debated - Community raises concerns over W. Va. school by coal waste pond - All stories from WATE's week-long series
2-14
State tax officials have made a $19 million mistake in calculating the value of Kanawha County's coal reserves, and may have made similar mistakes across the state
2-14
Breaking: Court Decision Could Open Floodgates to New Wave of Mountaintop Removal
2-14
Don't Get Duped Like Obama: Here're the Top 5 Myths About Coal
2-14
Delusional: US clings to coal energy but wants it clean
2-14
Politicians' legacy is mining deaths
2-14
Wall Street Journal Blog - Appeals Court Rejects Mountaintop Mining Restrictions
2-14
Break Up With Bank of America  -  Breaking up With Coal
2-14
Foes of Mountaintop Removal Have No Ally in the White House
2-14
'CO2 reduction treaties useless'
2-14
As the planet heats up, so do disputes between environmentalists
2-14
S.C. officials confident ash ponds safe
2-14
High arsenic levels found near NC coal plant ash pond
2-14
Culture Jamming the Capitol Coal Plant
2-14
The Killing Fields of Appalachia
2-14
The end of certainty
2-13
Rahall: Coal-ash dams 'ticking time bomb'  -  Rahall calls for federal regulation, uniform design  - Obama undecided on Rahall coal-ash bill - Congress sets hearing on coal ash ponds - Rahall pushes coal waste regulation
2-13
Penny wise  -  TVA: Cleaning Tenn. spill could cost $825 million  -  Spill cleanup could cost $825 million  -  TVA discloses coal ash, dust plans at Kingston plant   -  TVA Holds Post-Disaster Meeting
2-13
Mine Permit in Flux at DEP Board Meeting
2-13
Park Service to DEP: Just say no to mining permit
2-13
Century Closure Cuts Electric Demand, Puts Off Need for "Clean Coal" Plant
2-13
Roselle's Goal: End Mountaintop Mining  -  Roselle Takes on Mountaintop Removal
2-13
Barge facility proposal withdrawn
2-13
South Carolina governor joins Wisconsin's and Michigan's in pushing back against coal
2-13
NV Energy officially delays Ely coal plant
2-13
Kansas coal plant bill advances, linked to other initiatives
2-13
Big Science Role Is Seen in Global Warming Cure - Orbiting Carbon Lab to Provide Missing Climate Data
2-13
Court Ruling on Pa. Mercury Rule Disappoints Group
2-13
Two coal trucks collide at Stollings
2-13
Protect the pika? U.S. eyes due to warming
2-12
Governor's energy plan gets mixed reviews  -  Manchin proposes alternative energy standards for W.Va.  - Early thoughts on Manchins energy plan - W.Va. will face recession without fear, Manchin says in State of State address  -  Manchin's address focuses on economy - Manchin's proposed budget has no pay raises, no tax hikes  -  Manchin business policies working, chamber president says   - Text of Manchin's speech: 'Let's roll up our sleeves' - Coal and More - Sens. Browning, Unger, Caruth React to Energy Plan
2-12
W. Va. town surrounded by coal mining struggles with bad water
2-12
Roselle Takes on Mountaintop Removal  -  Why Coal will never be Clean
2-12
Coal Industry To Obama: Friend Or foe? 
2-12
Seth, Prenter residents file suits against coal companies over water
2-12
Jim Sconyers: "Clean" coal just a fantasy
2-12
Upgrade power grid, leaders told
2-12
It Will Be In The Mail Board deciding fate of Coal River - Environmental Group Heads to Charleston Over Raleigh County Mountain  Mountain - Permit Coal Mine Exploration on Coal River Mountain Debate Continues 
2-12
Coal Valley News: Activists arrested after protesting coal mine
2-12
Health Care, Energy Expected to Top Lawmakers' Agenda
2-12
Ethics: Far-reaching case
2-12
Fly-ash legislation propelled by Tennessee disaster
2-12
S. Carolina Gov. opposes $2 bln coal power plant  -  Sparks flying over power plant
2-12
Tiahrt asks Sebelius to allow "clean-coal" power plant
2-12
Nevada Energy and the coal hard truth
2-12
Consumers Energy Delays Michigan Coal Power Project
2-12
Merged Climate, Pollution Fight Seen Saving Cash 
2-12
Global Warming May Wipe Out California Birds
2-12
Obama 'must act now' on climate
2-12
Hot and dry Australia sees wildfire danger rise - Mass Deaths Feared In Sealed-Off Australia Town
2-12
Less water, more heat forecast for Washington
2-12
Eating less meat could cut climate costs
2-12
Can algae save the world - again?
2-12
MSNBC: W.Va. agency slammed over coal slurry study delay
2-11
2-11
West Virginia Public Radio: New technology separates coal particles from slurry
2-11
Citizens, state govs. dispute changes to strip mining regulations
2-11
State Journal: Board deciding fate of (part of) Coal River Mountain
2-11
Jeff Biggers--Do "Clean Coal" Ads Violate FTC/FCC Standards?
2-11
Appeals judge orders tougher mine safety rules
2-11
US to burn 1.2 pct less coal for power in 2009-EIA
2-11
Patriot swings to 4Q profit
2-11
Arrests of Citizen Protesters at WV Mountain Top Removal Site
2-11
Dealing With TVA's Pollution
2-11
This week's coal victories
2-11
Rising Tide Boston plans Valentine's Day break-up with Bank of America
2-11
"Smart cities" mean rivalry in power, construction
2-11
Kansas agency tries to clarify policy on CO2
2-11
Holdrens Letterman Warning Is No Laughing Matter
2-11
Second thoughts on coal plants are contagious, it seems
2-11
Political trickery keeping Kansas coal plans alive
2-11
S.C. must kick costly coal habit
2-11
No Such Thing as "Clean" Coal
2-11
Carolina wren, others nudged north
2-11
Humans could provide spark that ignites Amazon
2-11
WCHS: SURFACE MINING HEARING: Opponents Want Permit Revoked (Oh plu-eeze. This is journalism? Eco-terrorist? Hmm what really is that? Who are the ones blowing up mountains, mountains, burying and poisoning streams, devaluing people's homes, driving away entire communities, contaminating well water, spewing mercury into the air, spreading coal- and silica-laden dust, polluting our airwaves with "clean" coal lies, etc etc...)
2-11
Shrinking Water Supplies Imperil Farmers
2-10
Coal River Mountain Debate Continues
2-10
Top strip mining critic welcomes Tennesseans to West Va. home
2-10
Lost Jobs and lower property values
2-10
Environmentalists appeal blasting on WVa mountain
2-10
Mountaintop Mining Movies
2-10
NV Energy postpones plans for coal plant in Nevada  -  Good riddance to coal
2-10
Kingston ash spill hangs over TVA
2-10
TVA facing more than $1B bill from coal plants  -  TVA has big bills from suits, ash disaster
2-10
WVa expert to testify in D.C. on coal waste dams
2-10
Senate Stimulus Raises Debt Limit Over $12 Trillion, HuffPo Reader Finds
2-10
Billionaires for Coal Party Down at Dominions Richmond HQ
2-10
Residents fear for their health
2-10
Study: Birds shifting north; global warming cited
2-10
Fires, Floods Pressure Australia Government on Climate 
2-10
EPA Warns of Impending Human Threat Due to Global Warming
2-10
Local grad plans to hike entire Appalachian Trail
2-10
Australian wildfire ferocity linked to climate change: experts
2-10
UN's Ban Hopes Obama to Star at Climate Summit 
2-10
Climate change most affecting the mountains
2-10
EPA Warns of Impending Human Threat Due to Global Warming
2-10
Film: Mountaintop Removal and Kilowatt Ours (Tampa)
2-10
How Many Mountains Has Your MP3 Player Destroyed?
2-10
Exploitation charbon 3
2-9
AEP: "Clean" coal plant in Meigs County, OH on hold
2-9
Lawmakers take first steps to help protect surface owners
2-9
Group sets legislative priorities
2-9
Announcing a new blog from veteran coalfield journalist Ken Ward
2-9
High court must be bias free
2-9
Scientific Community Optimistic About New Admin.
2-9
Victoria: Death Toll in Australian Bushfires Climbs to 84
2-9
Russia 'positive' on US approach
2-9
Competing stimulus bills divide Congress
2-8
W. Va. DEP unsure if coal slurry poisons water supplies; Agency to ignore deadline for study
2-8
Penn. DEP Appeals Court Ruling Invalidating PA's Mercury Rule
2-8
Indiana flirts with coal ash catastrophe
2-8
Clean coals dirty mess
2-8
Achieving renewable energy goals among most costly, complex effort in U.S. history
2-8
Hurdles (Not Financial Ones) Await Electric Grid Update
2-8
Murray, MSHA clash over another Utah mine
2-8
Tanzania says no to international project on carbon capture, storage
2-8
'Coal Tattoo is Your One-Stop for Coal News
2-8
Environmental Views, Past and Present
2-8
Obama seeks tougher controls on mercury emissions
2-8
Alpha reports $1.2M loss in 4th quarter
2-8
A dangerous place: Boone native remembers childhood in a community coal mine
2-8
For the future, coal is not the answer
2-8
Utility's hopes for coal-fired plant may be fading
 
2-8
Coal is One of the Dirtiest Fuel Sources in Existence
2-8
 
TVA documents on ruptured coal ash landfill/pond made available 
2-8
Views mixed on TVA cleanup
2-8
An energy boomtown goes bust
2-8
Lowered auto demand drives Norfolk Southerners off train
2-8
U.S. financing groups pledge change on climate policies
2-8
Living on Earth: Gender and Climate Change
2-8
Mother Nature Network aims to cash in on 'green'
2-8
Carbon price falls to new low
2-8
Australia: Fruit and veg prices to rise in wake of extreme weather
2-7
Contract coal truck driver dies when truck flips at Massey Energy strip mine  -  Coal truck driver killed at Kanawha mine
2-7
Mountain Justice Spring Break 2009!
2-7
Landowners look to lawmakers to protect mineral rights
2-7
Tennessee Valley Authority to dredge Emory River to remove ash  -  Utility Provides Dredging Plan For Tenn. Ash Spill  - Scenes From an Eco-Disaster - A View to a Spill: Coal Ash Slideshow
2-7
Wheeling Jesuit Universitys Davitt McAteer testifying before Congress on coal fly ash Thursday
2-7
EPA to drop Bush's controversial mercury emissions policies and begin new rulemaking process
2-7
Ohio: Coal waste from Murray Energy operation may go into ground instead of lagoon
2-7
Flashpoints: Mike Roselle on KPFA
2-7
MOUNTAINTOP MINING (PART THREE)  - MOUNTAINTOP MINING (PART TWO) -  MOUNTAINTOP MINING (PART ONE)
2-7
Dangers of mountaintop removal in Appalachia
2-7
Whats ahead for W.Va.? (more coal-wedded politicians blindness to ecological reality)
2-7
Television commercials target 'clean' coal technology myth
2-7
Coal ash in your veggies?  -  Is Coal Ash in Soil a Good Idea?
2-7
Nevada governor urges tax-exempt bonds for power lines
2-7
L'allgeance au roi charbon mine les cologistes amricains
2-7
Dangers Of Coal Understated
2-7
Exeter/Hampton/Rockingham area news in brief
2-7
U.S. panel urges ban on fishing in warming Arctic
2-7
Sea levels would rise unevenly as ice sheet melts, study says
2-7
2 federal agencies settle global warming lawsuit
2-6
Young green activists take climate fight to the Capitol  -  A Letter from Wendell Berry & Bill McKibben
2-6
Patriot Coal to pay $6.5M in pollution deal  -  Patriot Coal to pay $6.5 mln in Clean Water Act case
2-6
Coal revenue still dependable, official says  -   Economy pinches coal yield, budget
2-6
Keeper of the Mountains
2-6
Why Obama's Plan to Help Renewable Energy May Backfire and Aid Big Coal
2-6
Jeff Biggers--Obama and Gov. Manchin: Act on Coal River Crisis
2-6
Facing South: 14 arrested in W.V. trying to stop Massey's mountaintop removal "madness"
2-6
MOUNTAINTOP MINING (PART TWO)  -  MOUNTAINTOP MINING (PART ONE)
2-6
Coal River Valley residents have rights (scroll down)
2-6
Mountain Bombing in the USA
2-6
TVA shuffles ash cleanup managements
2-6
Toxic Coal in Tennessee  -  House sets hearing on coal ash bill
2-6
Is recycling coal fly ash at farms environmentally safe? (Sure, boys and girls, because toxic sludge is good for you!)
2-6
Legislators Concerned About Perception of Fairness of West Virginia Judiciary
2-6
Gov. Jennifer Granholm targets coal in State of the State address  -  GOP fights Granholm's delay of coal-fired plants  - Michigan Governor Presents 'Bold' Energy Plan
2-6
Kansas: Federal judge hears arguments on coal plant lawsuit  - What's The Matter With Kansas? The Fight Against Big Coal Hits the State Legislature, with National Repercussions.
2-6
A Blow to Big Coal in Montana
2-6
Campaign to Stop Coal Plant Pollution
2-6
Climate Change To Hit Africa Fisheries Hard: Study
2-6
Consensus on Need to Update Energy Delivery but Debate on How to Get There
2-6
Permit denied for W.Pa. power plant  -  Power plant may still go ahead
2-6
Lawmakers defend coal power in S.C.
2-6
Four We Energies Plant Explosion Victims Still Hospitalized
2-6
Activists intend to pull plug on Capitol Hill power plant
2-6
Obama's Energy Secretary Outlines Dire Climate Change Scenario
2-6
Climate change must be tackled to avert upheaval: UN chief  -  UN Chief Urges Action on Climate Change
2-6
350: McKibben outlines climate change effects
2-6
In Viet Nam: Mountaintop removal for bauxite to go ahead, despite oppostion
2-6
Energy Department's New Head Emphasizes Education about Global Warming
2-6
Clean Coal? Do you think I am an Oxymoron?
2-6
'Wild and Scenic': Film festival has planet's health at heart
2-6
Focus BG hopes to bring environmental awareness to campus through seminars
2-6
Report: US, China must cooperate on climate change
2-6
Coal Fires Massey's Earnings
2-5
US Democrats target Bush administration 'midnight regulations'  - Hearing: Midnight Rulemaking: Shedding Some Light
2-5
A Tough Week for Coal - Coal Turkey: States, Environmentalists Lead Charge Against Coal Plants  -  Obama Vs. Gore? Coal Debate Heats Up (VIDEO)
2-5
Jeff Biggers--Dear Obama and Gov. Manchin: Act on Coal River Crisis
2-5
Protesters Cited on Coal River Mountain Mining Site Anti-Coal Activists Calling for Wind Farm Cited by Police
2-5
Salazar scraps sale of oil-and-gas leases in Utah
2-5
TODAY: Marshall to participate in national global warming solution event
2-5
 
2-5
New Book reveals data on coal industry
2-5
2-5
Climate change could end California farming: Chu
2-5
"Clean (Not)-Coal" Debate Pits Al Gores Group Against Obama, Peabody  -   Obama Vs. Gore? Coal Debate Heats Up (VIDEO)
2-5
Tennessee water highly toxic after TVA coal ash spill! - TVA Fly Ash Health Fears  -  Tests find high metals levels in water near TN spill  - Coal Ash Spill Reveals: Coal Isn't Clean (video) - More evidence of environmental damage from TVA ash spill
2-5
PBS NewsHour coverage of TVA coal ash disaster, which includes an interview with United Mountain Defense activist Matt Landon  - Transcript: Tenn. Coal Ash Disaster Raises Concerns about Similar Sites Nationwide
2-5
Research center proposed for spill site
2-5
Briefs filed on behalf of Massey  -  Jurists, AGs side with Massey in recusal flap
2-5
America Realizes: Coal Makes No Sense In This Day And Age
2-5
Massey scales back amid weak economy  -  Massey Energy Q4 2008 Earnings Call Transcript  -  Steelmakers' woes hit coal miner Massey's profits - Massey sets up option of raising more capital  -  Coal-miner Massey will sell shares, adding to 'war chest'
2-5
Explosion at Wisconsin coal power plant injures 6  -  6 Hurt in Explosion at Oak Creek We Energies Plant
2-5
House bill seeks new dust rules after Wis. blast
2-5
Environmental activists bring coal fight to Seacoast
2-5
Christian environmental group again pushes ban on mountain-top mining in Tennessee
2-5
The audacity of coal
2-5
WJU Professor in Smithsonian Magazine's January Issue
2-5
Rising Tide Boston Crashes Talk by Arch Coal CEO
2-5
Kansas: Coal plant measures back on legislative agenda
2-5
It's happening in West Virginia
2-5
FirstEnergy Slows Pace on Project
2-5
Community activists hold economic forum
2-5
Clifton Center holds environmental film festival Saturday
2-5
James Hansen apologizes to U.K. environmentalists
2-5
New US office takes fresh approach to carbon
2-5
Innovation Seen As Key To Curbing Climate Change
2-4
Charleston Gazette: 14 cited in protests at Massey operations
2-4
Climate Ground Zero: The Plan to Save Coal River Mountain and Stop Mountaintop Removal
2-4
Jeff Biggers on Grist: Coal River Mountain can't wait
2-4
WV Public Radio: Fifteen protesters arrested at Massey mine
2-4
Ailing W.Va. towns with bad water sue over slurry
2-4
Great Lakes Radio Consortium: MOUNTAIN-TOP MINING PART ONE
2-4
Letter from James Hansen: Tell President Obama about Coal River Mountain
2-4
Antrim Caskey's photos of the Coal River Mountain Lockdown and protest
2-4
Paul Corbit Brown's photos: We Are Ready For Clean Energy
2-4
Beckley Register Herald: Activists protest at Marfork  -  State Journal: 14 Arrested During Mine Protest in Boone County
2-4
Massey reports earning increase
2-4
Channels 8 and 11: Group Concerned about Mountaintop Removal
2-4
New Coal Sludge Danger? Citizens Warn of Danger of Blasting Near Sludge Dam 10 Times Bigger Than TVA's Kingston Site
2-4
Bill would put moratorium on using mountaintop-removal-mined coal and new coal plants in Georgia  Georgia bill proposes moratorium on new coal plants
2-4
West Virginia: Eight More Arrests Following Second Wave of Citizen Protest at Toxic Coal Sludge Lake  -  Protesters of Massey Coal Blasting Cited for Tresspass  - 14 Arrested at W. VA Mountaintop Removal Site
2-4
Kentucky Utilities To Pay $1.4 Million Fine: EPA   -  KU agrees to pay fine, spend $135 million on pollution control
2-4
Climate Bill Possible "In Weeks": Sen. Boxer  -  Democrats Pen Principles for Climate-Change Bills  -  Barbara Boxer sketches global-warming 'principles'
2-4
Mercury is still high in Hoosier waterways
2-4
Some fly ash use would be limited under bill
2-4
Climate Coalition raises awareness of carbon footprint
2-4
What Happened to the Mountain Top?
2-3
Anti-coal activists chain themselves to equipment at Massey operation
2-3
Your handy dandy news collector was volunteering in the Coal River Valley.
2-3
6 cited for trespassing during coal mine protest
2-3
Five Arrested During Mine Protest in Boone County
 
2-3
Six protesters arrested at Massey Mine
2-3
Rally against toxic coal sludge/Mountaintop removal
2-3
Coal River Valley Residents Rally to Save Their Last Mountain
2-3
Taking a Stand at Coal River Mountain
2-3
West Virginia Residents Rally at Massey Energy Coal Sludge Dam - Mountaintop Removal Protest Set for Tuesday
2-3
Massey Energy set to release financial results
2-3
Justice steps aside in Massey case; Benjamin will not participate until U.S. Supreme Court rules  -  Benjamin temporarily bows out of Massey cases - West Virginia justice bows out of Massey cases amid scrutiny
2-3
Energy company mum on plans in state
2-3
Power plant scrapped on regulatory "uncertainty
2-3
Lawmakers united for coal
2-3
Life on Google Earth
2-3
Fossil Fools Day 2009
2-3
Utility Gives Up on Coal, Pursues Wind Instead  -  Mont. utility drops 250-megawatt coal plant
2-3
Tennessee: Grassroots ash effort grows Internet roots
2-3
New Independent Report On Water From Roane County Coal Ash Spill  -  Activists: More toxins in river near TVA ash spill
2-3
Cliffs closes 2 more WVa coal mines
2-3
Pa. to appeal denied mercury reduction rule
2-3
Big Stone power plant runs into roadblock
2-3
TVA facing lawsuits over coal ash disaster
2-3
Steve Rall: 'Clean' coal is fantasy; state must invest in alternatives
2-3
The End Of The American Era
2-2
Protest scheduled tomorrow at Coal River Mountain site
2-2
Elinore Taylor: Demand solution to water problems
2-2
Power-line plan stirs environment fears
2-2
Making A Case
2-2
Correction: Feb. 1, 2009
2-2
Weighing The Costs Of Coal
2-2
Hoosier streams still have high levels of mercury
2-2
China blames pollution for surge in birth defects; The government's acknowledgment of the problem is a victory for environmentalists, who say the rate of defects is highest in coal-producing regions
2-2
Job Growth Versus Health Risk: A New Coal-Fired Power Plant Near Poteau is Debated
2-2
Spill averted at TransAlta's toxic lagoon
2-2
Stern recipe for change
2-2
Rebound of Nuclear Plants Raising Worries Over Waste
2-2
Coal Debate Goes Public
2-2
Parched: Australia Faces Collapse as Climate Change Kicks In
2-1
Coal miner's family files suit
2-1
To Protect Public Land, Eco Protesters Get Creative
2-1
2-1
'Clean' coal is fantasy; state must invest in alternatives
2-1
Break Up With Bank Of America
2-1
President Obama: Continue to Lead on Restricting Mercury
2-1
Taking Aim at CO2 in Infrastructure Projects
2-1
Climate change will impact water supply
2-1
California teeters on worst drought in its history  -  Mexico City braces for water rationing
2-1
Disease, aided by global warming, threatens coral reefs
2-1
Science loses out when ice caps melt

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