Ohio Valley Environmental Coalition

 

(May)  Archive - June 2009  (Jul)

 News Links Relevant to OVEC Issues

Hover on icon for legend - click here for complete legend
Mountaintop Removal Mining and related news Campaign Finance Reform Coal and MiningOil and GasEnergy and Energy Policy WaterPollution in all its formsGlobal warming and climate change Ecological news and issues Corruption and Big Money Interests Government Sheer stupidity Media Indicates audio link - click on audio icon for audio (hover on icon for format) - click on text link for providers web page People Power Globalization and global issues War and Miltary Peace movement and related newsOVEC-supported volunteers and projects in the news 
 
6-30
Maria Gunnoe Testimony at Senate Hearing on Mountaintop Removal: What About the Homeland Security of the Coalfield Residents?
6-30
Appalachian groups target Obama: Massive twitter campaign invites @barackobama to visit Appalachia and see mountaintop removal first hand. Bloggers to Obama: Visit mountaintop removal site
6-30
72 mile record-setting run to end mountaintop removal!
6-30
Fact Sheet: Coal Combustion Residues (CCR) - Surface Impoundments with High Hazard Potential Ratings  - EPA names the names: Coal-ash pond list disclosed   - EPA relents, discloses list of high-risk coal ash sites - EPA reveals 44 hazardous coal ash sites  - Louisville coal ash pond on list of potentially dangerous places  - Ky. has 7 high-hazard coal-ash piles
6-30
Byrd opposed to climate bill; Rockefeller has concerns - Coal and climate news for June 29, 2009  - New pro-coal group tries to stop 'cap and trade' bill  - Byrd remains bullish on coals future
6-30
EPA proposes tougher clean air rule
6-30
Mountaintop removal: W.Va. nickname contest announced
6-30
A model of coalfield development in the other Virginia  - Supporters of Coal Point to Regional Investments  - Critics of Coal: Outside Interests Plunder Region, Source of Economic Woes
6-29
Human cost of coal mining outweighs economic benefits - Mortality in Appalachian Coal Mining Regions: The Value of Statistical Life Lost
6-29
Critics of Coal: Outside Interests Plunder Region, Source of Economic Woes
6-29
Mickey McCoy: Costly King coal
6-29
Law to Ban Mountaintop Mining Proposed  - Rocky Topless: Alexander Fights to Stop Mountaintop Mining - WVa Environmental Official To Testify On Mining - Debate Continues in Washington on Mountaintop Removal Mining  - Williamson Daily News: Miners take message to Washington - Mountaintop Mining Debate Reaches Capitol Hill  - Mountaintop removal nearing its end!
6-29
Mr. President, go and see for yourself
6-29
WV Public Radio: We listen to your voices on mountaintop removal
6-29
Obama scores major victory on climate
6-29
As Obama and Congress Passed ACES, They Propped Up Coal and Left Lots of Coal-Related Problems  - What Happens in the U.S. Senate on Climate Change  - The Climate Bill in Climate Context
6-29
AEP sees carbon capture from coal ready by 2015 - 2 FutureGen partners drop out of coal project
6-29
Is Clean Coal Really Clean?  -  Now it's "Cleaner" Coal?
6-29
Recusal ruling reopens Massey suit vs WVa court
6-29
A Microbe That Could Keep Coal in the Ground
6-29
Ken Hechler: 'We are going to need hellraisers to stop this devastating practice.'
6-29
NASA SCIENTIST JAMES HANSEN, ACTRESS DARYL HANNA, CONGRESSMAN KEN HECHLER ARRESTED AT MARSH FORK RALLY
6-29
SECOND COAL SILO NOT FOR THE SAKE OF CHILDREN
6-29
Massey CEO Begins Using Twitter
6-29
Coal is both W.Va.'s living and its dying; That's not going to change soon
6-29
Mum attitude calls for more regulation - Davis: Are birds threatened by Kingston fly ash spill?  - Future murky for ash disposal - An estimated 3.9 million tons of coal ash destined for Perry County landfill
6-29
Utah coal operators back away from deep mining 2 years after deadly Crandall Canyon collapse
6-29
Proposed Pennsylvania Oil & Gas Severance Tax Moves Forward
6-29
OPPONENTS OF PATH MUST BE REGISTERED INTERVENORS
6-29
Washington Theater Presents The MTR Follies
6-28
Ruling reopens Massey suit vs WVa court
6-28
A plea to President Obama: End mountaintop coal mining
6-28
Blankenship LTE in Charleston Sunday Gazette Mail - Deep miner will take help from out-of-state
6-28
Tom Miller: Differences over coal mining will be hard to bridge
6-28
Sunday Bloggers Act: Top Ten List on Why President Obama Must Visit Appalachia and Launch War for Green Jobs
6-27
W.Va. and global warming: Coal wins another round
6-27
Analysis: Climate bill may spur energy revolution
6-27
We need more than ACES Global Warming bill passes: 219-212 President Barack Obama clears major global warming hurdle  - US House passes cap-and-trade global warming bill, moves to Senate - Obama pressures Senate on climate change measure - Obama: Climate Change Bill Good for Jobs - Winners and losers emerge in climate bill - One hurdle down for climate bill, 60 more to go
6-27
DEP on fence as it reports slurry study data inconclusive
6-27
Exclusive: Blockbuster studies describe MTR impacts
6-27
Coal Valley News: Protestors arrested at Massey coal mine
6-27
Ruth Tucker of the Coal River area was charged with battery after she allegedly slapped activist Judy Bonds - Violent Massey Attack Bonds: Why is the Obama Administration Supporting Union-Busting Thugs?
6-27
The story of our civil disobedience against mountaintop-removal coal mining  -  Coal protesters assaulted and shot at, says Hansen - Actress Hannah held over protest - Elizabeth Kolbert: James Hansen Arrested  - More activists arrested at Marsh Fork Elementary School at Sundial, W.Va.  -  NASA'S James Hansen Arrested During Coal Mining Protest  - Daryl Hannah, Ken Hechler arrested at W.Va. protest
6-27
Daily News goes to Washington Will attend mountain top removal hearing at nations capital
6-27
It's Mountain Day
6-27
Ky. dam went uninspected for decade
6-27
Lessons in TVA's ash spill
6-27
Paint Creek scenic trail beckons tourists
6-27
Bidding scheduled to fill in Glen White mine
6-26
Mountaintop removal damage 'irreversible,' U.S. Senate hears; DEP official only witness to defend practice  -  Mountaintop removal: Jobs vs. mayflies? NOT
6-26
'Mountaintop removal is a human rights issue'
6-26
Lawmakers, activists battle over mountaintop removal coal mining  -  Huffman, Gunnoe testify to Congress about mountaintop removal  - Mountaintop Mining Debate Reaches Capitol Hill
6-26
Research Examines Health Impact of Mining -- Illness, Premature Deaths Cost Appalachia Billions  -  Finding the Cost of Coal
6-26
What does coal cost Kentucky? - Increase coal severance tax
6-26
Shelley Moore Capito, denial and the climate change bill - Rahall, Mollohan join Capito in opposing climate bill
6-26
Climate bill showdown: Obama, Dems pressing hard
6-26
Jim Hansen Statement on Coal River Mountain June 23 Action  - A plea to President Obama - end mountaintop coal mining
6-26
Two Utilities Are Leaving (Un)Clean Coal Initiative
6-26
Whats cleaner coal?
6-26
How can humans even consider the practice of literally blowing the tops off mountains in order to remove coal?
6-26
Mountaintop removal: Radmacher reflects on the issue
6-26
Quotes of the Day
6-26
Quecreek update: Legal arguments continue
6-26
Coal ash update: TVA releases its report on disaster
6-26
From the Senate to the WV Coalfields, a Pivotal Week for Mountaintop Removal
6-25
Historic Senate Hearings on Clean Water Protection Act Today: We All Live Downstream  - Congress to study mountain top removal mining  - Gearing up for Senate mountaintop removal hearing - Public Radio: West Virginians travel to DC for mountaintop removal hearing
6-25
 
Help bring Obama to the mountaintop...  
6-25
Video of Ken Hechler at 6-23 protest - W.Va. Public radio video of protest - Climate Protest Arrests in US and UK  - MSNBC Darryl Hannah arrested at mining protest - Gallery: Mountaintop mining protest June 23
6-25
Video of Massey wife assaulting Judy Bonds at June 23 protest
6-25
Bryds staff tours mountaintop mining sites
6-25
State must balance economy and environment, Manchin says of protest
6-25
When do we draw the line about blasting?
 6-25
Rahall still defending mountaintop mining role; Opponents need to be enlightened
6-25
Democracy Now: Bo Webb, James Hansen and Daryl Hannah on June 23
6-25
Coals costs: Here is the study
6-25
When do we draw the line about blasting?
6-25
Report: Coal industry costs Ky. state government
 
6-25
Leaking dam indicates potential widespread problem in Eastern Kentucky
6-25
Orion: Hell Yeah, We Want Windmills
6-25
The battle in Appalachia's coalfields: Are the politicians listening?
6-25
UMWA Journal blasts Masseys Blankenship
6-25
Family Remembers Miner Killed In Greene County
6-25
Climate Change Impacts in the U.S.
6-25
Our Best Shot at Climate Leadership
6-25
Pennsylvania Coal Project Problems Continue
6-25
Coal freighter protests end as activists arrested
6-24
Jeff Biggers: Nonviolent Goldman Prize Winner Attacked by Massey Supporter: 94-Year-Old Hechler, Hannah, Hansen Arrested at Coal River
6-24
Ending Mountaintop Removal Mining is AlterNet's Top Take Action Campaign of The Week
6-24
Antrim Caskey's photos from the action (news of the action below)
6-24
Gazette: Daryl Hannah, scientist among 30 arrested at W.Va. mine protest  - W. Va. Public Radio: Tensions run high at mountaintop removal protest - Herald Dispatch: Daryl Hannah, scientist arrested at mine protest  - Beckley Register Herald: Activists, miners face off - New York Times Dot Earth blog: Hansen of NASA Arrested in Coal Country - Associated Press: Daryl Hannah, scientist arrested at W.Va. protest  - Coal Valley News:  More activists arrested at Marsh Fork Elementary School at Sundial, W.Va. - Ecologist: James Hansen arrested during anti-coal demonstration The Guardian: Hansen and Hannah arrested in West Virginia mining protest - ENS: Climate Scientist James Hansen Arrested in Mountaintop Removal  Protest - WCHS Radio: Environmental Protestors Arrested - WV MetroNews (energy industry ties): WV Metro News: Headline Grabbing Arrests Made in Mining Debate - WBOY: Ken Hechler, Daryl Hannah Cited at Mine Protest - Beckley Register Herald: Activists slam mountaintop removal as Massey workers defend company  - UK's Daily Mail: Actress Daryl Hannah arrested over mining protest - Earlier Public radio entry: Hannah, Hansen arrested in mountaintop removal protest - WOWK (WV Media Holdings--which has coal industry ties): Ken Hechler; Daryl Hannah Arrested at Mine Protest - Fox News: Actress Darryl Hannah Arrested in Mining Protest - Thin Green Line: Daryl Hannah arrested in green protest - Sky News: Actress Daryl Hannah Arrested Over Protest - Ecorazzi: Daryl Hannah Arrested After Mountaintop Removal Protest  - E! Online: Daryl Hannah Arrested for Sittin' on a Coal Mine Police pinch protesting Hansen in climate change kerfuffle - Dozens more articles 
6-24
About that big debate - Mine debate stymied by disagreement over time, place
6-24
Coal Tattoo: Mountaintop removal protest: Finding a path forward?  - Marsh Fork protest: Watch the Gazette video  - Just back from Raleigh County, with protest news
6-24
Congress to hold hearing on mountaintop removal mining
6-24
John Amos power plant releases sulfuric acid
6-24
Grist: EPA chief Lisa Jackson on mountaintop removal, climate legislation, toxics, and more
6-24
Coal pushed W.Va. to poor state status
6-24
Williamson Daily News: WVU research examines health impact of mining
6-24
Deal sends global warming bill to Congress floor
6-24
Duke Nuke?
6-24
Study warns of cataclysmic melting of glaciers
6-24
US nixes 40 percent cuts at climate change talks
6-23
A Plea To President Obama: End Mountaintop Coal Mining  - Climatologist James Hansen Urges Obama to Ban Mountaintop Removal Coal Mining
6-23
Big names expected to take on big coal  - Activists plan protest at Massey coal plant
6-23
Coal and climate: Hansen agrees to debate Blankenship
6-23
Protest update: More on last weeks action - Interview with Roselle
6-23
Blasting destroying everything around us (scroll down to second letter)
6-23
Supreme Court ruling brings calls for fill rule changes - Lake-Destroying Mining Operation OK, High Court Rules
6-23
No source of energy is worth the price we're paying: End Mountaintop Removal Mining
6-23
Stovepipe City
6-23
Coals costs and benefits: Online chat transcript  - Coal is the enemy of West Virginia
6-23
Scientists call on Obama for maximum personal leadership to combat global warming
6-23
Alpha, Foundation Coal merger moving ahead  -  Coal companies say antitrust deadline passes
6-23
Climate bill costs to be modest
6-23
Court Rules State Must Grant Gas Permits for Chief Logan
6-23
Old coal plants: A key to dealing with climate change
6-23
Editorial update: More views on mountaintop removal
6-23
EPA Petitioned to Revoke West Virginia's Clean Water Authority
6-23
Groups file FOIA request for coal ash locations  -  Tenn. ash spill cleanup slow; cause still unknown  -  After big coal ash spill, cleanup and uncertainty  - Coal Slurry Spill Prompts Scrutiny
6-23
Environmental Writer Bill Mckibben Turns Words into Action to
6-23
New book digs into coal mining
6-23
Big Coal Using Climate Change Bill To Roll Back Clean Air Act
6-22
Global warming is irreversible, US study concludes
6-22
Reckoning at Coal River: Media and Nation Must Bear Witness to Coalfield Tragedy This Week
6-22
Doomsday global warming report requires action - Doomsday global warming report requires action  - Warming may outstrip Africa's ability to feed itself: study - New report stresses immediacy of global warming  -  Global warming affecting every corner of the US, report says
6-22
Top US officials pledge "livable communities" to fight global warming - Path To Climate Solution: Reduce Emissions
6-22
Keeping the judges honest 
6-22
Groups to Feds: Communities Have Right to Know of Toxic Coal Ash Sites  -  Enviros Demand Locations of 44 'High Hazard' Coal Ash Sites - Dangerous Coal Ash Sites Kept Secret - Don't hide coal ash risks
6-22
Google Earth Exposes Deadly Coal Waste
6-22
Patriot Coal to sell 12 million shares of stock
6-22
A lesson for legislators from a West Virginia case - Exception is rule - Necessary recusal - A black mark for judicial election
6-22
Path To Climate Solution: Reduce Emissions
6-22
Global warming braked less than expected by haze
6-22
Britain faces severe warming by 2080s: study
6-22
Global warming creates problems for birds
6-22
Global warming threat looms large over Hawaii
6-22
World disaster toll faces new threat from global warning: Red Cross
6-22
Global warming causing mass migration
6-21
Coal's costs outweigh benefits, WVU study finds  - Weighing coals costs and benefits
6-21
More than $10M given to flood victims
6-21
Bobby Kennedy, Jr.: "Let's Get Arrested!" (Video) -Bonnaroo - Soak in the music, let out the scent
6-21
Coal Exec Challenges Climate Scientist To Debate (VIDEO)
6-21
Live Blogging from Mountain Aid Festival - Head To The Mountains....Keep Cool & Hear Great Tunes!
6-21
Environmentalists baffled by Obama's strategy
6-21
Kanawha miner hurt in accident
6-21
New book digs into coal mining
6-21
NY home to natural gas source, but extraction could do damage
6-20
Just in: Video of Massey protest
6-20
New York Times editorial: More Than Stopgaps for Appalachia
6-20
Massey president wants to debate top climate scientist  -  Blankenship challenges Hansen to global warming debate
6-20
CULTURE BEAT: Moving a mountain school with music
6-20
Will mountaintop removal protest make a Splash?
6-20
FestivALL: Check out the coal photographs
6-20
Coal and a better West Virginia? - Imagine
6-19
Take Action: A Growing Urgency to End Mountaintop Removal
6-19
14 arrested in latest Massey protest  - 14 Protesters Arrested at Massey Mine - Group says 14 activists arrested at WVa mine - Massey protest update: 14 arrested; accusations fly - 14 People Arrested Protesting Mountaintop Removal Mining in West Virginia
6-19
Daring Dragline Protest Launches 7 Days That Will Shake Mountaintop Removal Operations  -  Activists Risk Arrest to Stop Mountaintop Removal - Protestors scale dragline in Boone County in protest of mountain top removal mining
6-19
Groups ask EPA to run pollution program in WVa
6-19
NC concert scheduled to benefit WV school  - In songs about coal, Kathy Mattea finds gold  - Mattea's 'Coal' about grief, environment  - Mining coal songs for historical perspective - Songs for schoolchildren
6-19
Voice of America: Activist Battles US Coal Companies Over Mountain Top Removal Practice
6-19
More on Byrd's staff to tour mountaintop removal sites - Hoppy's Commentary For Thursday - Byrd staff on fact-finding mountain-top mining tour
6-19
'Still Moving Mountains' CD Celebrates Coalfield Resistance to Mountaintop Removal
6-19
Walker Machinery lays off 45; more possible as coal market dampens
6-19
West Virginia's 'Clean Energy' Economy Flat as Nation's Grows
6-19
Jackson Kelly lawyer denies misconduct in black lung case
6-19
Blemish: Supreme Court case  -  A question of integrity
6-19
MSHA releases new mine rescue team rules  - MSHA blames lack of rules for fatal mining accident
6-19
Local activists protest longwall mining outside the industry's annual convention
6-19
Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. Talks Dirty Coal at Bonnaroo, and More
6-19
Hiding ash risks behind a national security smokescreen Audit finds Tennessee Valley Authority misled - TVA wasn't trained to handle ash spill - Obama administration criticised over failure to disclose coal dump locations - Report: Mixed messages hurt TVA on coal ash slide
6-19
At what cost?
6-19
Study says South will rise again by 2.5 degrees
6-19
Climate Change Threatens To Knock Crop Yields
6-19
US climate change impacts are forecast
6-19
Cheney coal plan gets $1B boost ... from Obama
6-19
Closing the Climate Change Accounting Loophole
6-19
Britain releases new climate change report
6-19
Sydney water catchment laced with toxins
6-18
Breaking news: Activists shut down Massey dragline - Citizens scale 150-foot-high dragline protesting Mountaintop Removal
6-18
EPA takeover sought for state's water program - Enviros to EPA: Take over W.Va. water pollution program
6-18
DEP won't expand slurry injection moratorium
6-18
IG criticizes TVA handling of coal-ash spill
6-17
Whats Sen. Byrd up to on mountaintop removal?  -  Byrd staff to examine mountaintop removal, flooding  - Byrd staffers to probe mountaintop removal impacts - A three day tour
6-17
WVU report on coal slurry health risks due Dec. 31
6-17
Seeking balance
6-17
Citizens oppose Obamas latest favorite for OSM(RE)
6-17
Audit faults TVA response to coal ash spill  -  Call it coal ash balderdash
6-17
Heat turned up on Jackson Kelly
6-17
To Battle Mountaintop Removal, Sierra Club Launches New Website
6-17
U.S. Energy Secretary Wants to Cut Carbon In The Americas
6-17
U.S. Report to Press Case For Quick Moves on Climate
6-16
Mountaintop mining is human rights issue
6-16
Just baby steps on mining reform  -  Obama Admin Releases Plan For Continued Mountaintop Removal Coal Mining
6-16
Coal secrecy: Which ash dams are high hazard?  - 
6-16
Jackson Kelly faces lawsuits alleging black lung evidence cover-up
6-16
WVa economy has yet to hit bottom, lawmakers told
6-16
Customers blast power rate hike request  -  PSC holds hearing on electricity rate hike
6-16
Appalachia and Colombia: The People Behind the Coal
6-16
Clean Coal: Fuel of the Future or Fallacy?
6-16
Iowa: Legislators call for public hearing on coal ash disposal
6-16
6 die, at least 24 trapped in Indonesia mine blast
6-16
Asia set to become biggest climate change driver
6-16
UN Talks Seek Links In Food, Climate Crises
6-16
Myth: Waxman-Markey gives away 85 percent of allowances to polluters
6-16
Iowa: Mercury emissions from power plants aren't tallied
6-15
LA Times editorial: Is Obama caving in to coal?  -  Obama Mountaintop Coal Mining Plan Disappoints Appalachian Advocates  - Daily Mail editorial: Still more confusion about mining rules?
6-15
Critics find fault with DEP's mercury logic 
6-15
Another special session
6-15
More CTL insanity: Proposed $3 billion Mingo County coal-to-liquid fuel plant is now in the air quality part of the permitting process
6-15
Extinction fears in greenhouse gas levels
6-15
Pennsylvania town fights big coal on mining rights
6-15
Residents recovering ... again  -   Mingo County hit by flooding again
6-15
Week of Hearings for AEP Increase
6-15
WV Supreme Court  -  US Supreme Court says judgeships can't be bought  - U.S. Supreme Court says judgeships cant be bought  -  Judging Judges
6-15
Activists gird for fight over coal plant in Surry County
6-15
Department of Energy to spend $1.1 billion on Illinois clean coal plant
6-15
Coal ash creates security dilemma
6-15
EPA secrecy on coal-ash list worries lawmakers
6-15
Dumping Tennessee's toxic coal ash in Alabama absurd
6-15
Do dirty coal plants make us more vulnerable to swine flu?
6-14
Silos & school
6-14
6-14
Trading jobs for mayflies
6-14
Pennsylvania town fights big coal on mining rights
6-14
Mountaintop Mining Opponents Say Obama's Scrutiny Promise Is Not Enough: 'You Can't Regulate An Abomination'
6-14
Manchin setting up commission on judicial reform
6-14
6-14
EPA secrecy on coal-ash list worries lawmakers 
6-14
Plant's slurry ponds will be removed
6-14
Controversial FutureGen Gets Second Chance
6-13
Obamas mountaintop removal plan: Is it all it could be?  -  Green jobs for the coalfields: Did Obama bury the lead?
6-13
EPA Signals Stricter Mining Rules  - Obama tightens rules for mountaintop removal mining - Environmentalists skeptical of Obama administration's mountaintop coal mining decision - Mining standards - U.S. Vows Tighter Controls Over Mountaintop Mining In Appalachia - No Plans To Ban Coal-Mine Practice on Mountaintop Coal Mining in Appalachians
6-13
Obama's new mountaintop removal plan
6-13
Gov. Manchin needs a flyover of the hundreds of thousands of acres of already destroyed West Virginia and some meds if he thinks there's no flat land: Federal mining plan may clash with W.Va. land law
6-13
Marsh Fork community reacts to high court ruling
6-13
Logan: More political sleaze: "..out-of-state energy corporations bleed away the wealth of West Virginia's southern coal counties, then local politicians scuffle for the crumbs that are left."
6-13
Supreme Court appoints judge in rehearing of Massey case - Senior Status Judge Appointed In Caperton Case
6-13
The Best Judge $3 Million Can Buy  -  CEO at Center of Caperton Case Speaks Out 
6-13
Some Pike residents cleaned after May 9 disaster in vain: "..this mountaintop removal has to have a lot to do with it.
6-13
Manchin extends breaks for recent flood victims
6-13
Clean Coal Knee-Capping: Secretary Chu Makes $1 Billion Down Payment For More Dirty Coal   -  Carbon capture and storage tech gets $11.3 M boost from U.S. gov't  - Back to the FutureGen: Clean Coal Plant Gets New Backing
6-13
EPA asked to ID 'high hazard' coal-ash dams -  Sen. Boxer Pushes EPA to Reveal 'High Hazard' Coal Ash Sites - Locations of high-risk coal ash sites kept secret
6-13
EPA rules coming on coal ash disposal  -  Tennessee Spill: Regulation Hazards
6-13
Stalled Illinois 'clean coal' plant moving ahead
6-12
Obama mining plan draws criticism from both sides - Obamas mountaintop removal plan: What theyre saying - Appalachia Says 'Not Good Enough' to Obama Mountaintop Mining Plan - Obama plans new policy on mountain mining - Mountaintop-mining requests will face more stringent review Departments to Toughen Standards for Mining (or not...)  -  Obama Administration Wants More Environmentally Sound Mining (as if there can be environmentally sound mountaintop removal!) - White House promises tougher strip mining oversight Questions From All Sides - Obama to announce reforms for mountaintop mining  - Obama mine limits threaten coal output - analyst  - Obama Plans Reforms for Mountaintop Mining
6-12
White House Announcement on Mountaintop Removal Does Little to Stop Destruction
6-12
Obamas plan for mountaintop removal   -  Mountaintop removal: Obama to clarify position, plans?   - Obama admin will scrutinize mountaintop mining, but not stop it
6-12
Plan targets fallout from mountaintop mining
6-12
Coalfield Advocates Respond to Mountaintop Removal Crimes and Misdemeanors
6-12
Dick Gordon: The Story features Maria Gunnoe
6-12
U.S. Supreme Court puts spotlight on Blankenship's $3 million contribution to Benjamin
6-12
Top U.S. environmental concern: Water pollution
6-12
Ohio State president to join Bob Evans Farm board
6-12
US nuclear industry tries to hijack Obama's climate change bill
6-12
Ash cloud released at Four Corners Power Plant 
6-12
From the Archives: A School in Coals Shadow
6-12
Resist Unconventional Gas Drilling in the Finger Lakes, Marcellus Shale
6-12
Climate Change Worsens Disaster Risks for Poor
6-12
Susan Bottcher: The myth of clean coal, nuclear
6-11
Obama looks to end expedited mining reviews  -  Obama fights ruling to block streamlined mine permits  -  Mountaintop Mining To Get More Scrutiny - Mining technique to be monitored (scroll down) -
6-11
Miner killed at troubled Kentucky mine  - Foreman killed by equipment at Harlan Co. mine
6-11
Coal slurry: Rawl Sales trial set for October  -  Massey slurry pollution trial now set for October
6-11
Country Star Raising Money To Replace School Under Coal Impoundment  - Kathy Mattea to emcee Mountain Aid
6-11
Marsh Fork kids: What kind of justice is Menis?
6-11
Agencies prompt flood victims to seek help
6-11
Blankenship speaks: Comment on Benjamin ruling  -  Massey chief questions judicial ethics ruling
6-11
Why US Rep. Nick Rahall Is Not the Eco-Hero Many Claim Him to Be
6-11
FutureGen backers await word on project's future
6-11
13 badass greens
6-11
Coal ash update: Regulations make economic sense
6-11
Where to store the coal ash?
6-11
Report questions East Ky. Power plans
6-11
Full climate deal 'unlikely' in Copenhagen
6-11
Chestnut trees might slow climate change
6-11
Climate Change Forces New Migration Response
6-10
W.Va. high court OKs Massey silo near elementary school - Supreme Court upholds permit for coal silo near school - Court OKs Massey silo near school - Court rejects appeal of coal silo near elementary - Coal Silo Decision Stands  - West Va. Supreme Court affirms toxic coal silo as wonderful playground
6-10
Board adds conditions to Fayette mine permit  -  Board upholds Fayette permit renewal  - Mine Board hears Powellton Coal permit challenge
6-10
Massey slurry pollution trial now set for October
6-10
Should Wilderness Society Strip US Rep. Nick Rahall of the Ansel Adams Award?
6-10
Defend mountains against destruction
6-10
Coal forum focus: We just want permits to work (we just want clean water, a future for our kids and clean energy jobs, jobs with a future)
6-10
FEMA goes door-to-door
6-10
MSHA denies FOIA request in miner discrimination civil suit
6-10
Massey idles Harlan Co. mine  -  Coal mine layoffs result of decreased demand for coal
6-10
Why Is the American Coal Foundation Setting the Curriculum at Elementary Schools?
6-10
Campaign-reform supporters hope court ruling will spur legislative action
6-10
Supreme Court strikes a blow for impartial justice - Judges can be disqualified over political donations - High Court raises the bar
6-10
Supreme Court rules against coal company accused of buying a West Virginia judge
6-10
Musician hits the road on a bike  -  Have cello and bicycle, Ben Sollee will travel
6-10
Inside look at TVA coal ash spill
6-10
Midwest governors group sets goals to reduce greenhouse gases
 
6-10
Ark. hears openings on attempt to block coal plant
6-10
AARP fighting Appalachian Power rate hike
6-10
Ukraine coal mine blast kills 6, 7 missing
6-10
New York Times--West Virginias New State Rock: Coal
6-10
TVA coal ash waste not coming to midstate Alabama
6-10
Scientists: Global warming has already changed oceans
6-9
Expert Says Mountaintop Removal Causes Flooding - Mingo County still recovering from flood  -  Time is running out for those who work or live in Mingo and Wyoming counties to file for Disaster Unemployment Assistance - Flood aid offered for workers, bridge owners
6-9
Caperton v. Massey: what a long, strange case it's been
6-9
Fairness: Impartiality crucial - Honest Justice - Benjamin's replacement in Massey case not known  - WV politicians react to Supreme Court decision - Benjamin ruling already affecting court reviews
6-9
Supreme Court says Benjamin should have recused himself - U.S. Supreme Court says Benjamin must recuse himself from Massey case  High court: Judge should have dropped case involving donor - Justices Tell Judges Not to Rule on Major Backers - Supreme Court rules that campaign contributions can create perception of judicial bias - A defeat for Mr. Blankenship  -  Four Right-Wing Supreme Court Justices Argue That Buying Off A Judge Is No Problem - Common Sense And Justice Collide - Reform Advocates Hail Ruling on Elected Judges - Supreme Court Says Benjamin Should Have Recused Himself - Benjamin: Perceptions Big Part of Supreme Court Decision
6-9
How stupid does Chief Justice Roberts think we are?
6-9
Jim Sconyers: What coal means to Manchin
6-9
Miss. governor: Carbon, energy taxes could stunt growth (but climate change could stunt life on Earth...)
6-9
Mountaintop removal: Hearing today on Fayette permit
6-9
MSHA sets July hearing on dust monitors
6-9
Activists come to Statehouse to attempt to stop mountaintop drilling (drilling?)
6-9
Cumberland Co. commissioners consider plan for TVA coal ash
 
6-9
World Environment Day Report: Carbon Capture and Storage Nature's Way
6-9
Utility group spent $2.6M lobbying gov't in 1Q
 
6-9
Counter Coalture: Taking Coal Back to the Garden
6-9
Climate Change Flying Risk
6-9
Global warming be damned, West Virginia names coal the state rock
6-9
Midwest's future tied to cutting CO2, report says
6-9
Might Coal Trigger More Energy Woes?
6-8
Jim Hightower: Obama Must Say No to the Coal Barons Desecrating Our Mountains
6-8
Now is the time - We can end mountaintop removal
6-8
Court says judges must avoid appearance of bias  -  Court Reverses on Massey Coal  -  Supreme Court Rules Against Massey Unit In Judicial Bias Case - US court: recusal required in Massey Energy case - Court says judges must avoid appearance of bias
6-8
U.S. Foresees a Thinner Cushion of Coal
6-8
Rahall Speaks on Energy, Environment and Public Service at National Mining Academy
6-8
Gov. Talking Energy In The South
6-8
Johnson hears complaints from coal ash victims
6-8
Chesapeake questions EPA contractor's fly-ash report
6-8
Environmental Justice? Coal Ash from Tenn Spill Going to Poor Alabama County
6-7
Why Does the Much-Touted Climate Bill Look Like It Was Stolen From the Republican Playbook?
6-7
FEMA approves $8M in disaster aid for W.Va.
6-7
Massey CEO: Do the math
6-7
Gloomy Outlook for Coal: 'Clean" coal - "whatever that is" - will probably cost 11 cents to 15 cents per kilowatt hour, "if we're lucky," Lane said. "Solar will attack that price within two years."   -  Cure the common coal
6-7
Coal wins two in a row
6-7
Duncan, new TVA head, talks coal - TVA chairman: Coal will continue to be critical
6-7
WVa man seeks to remember mine explosion victims
6-7
Coal Miner Appreciation Day
6-7
AMP reacts to latest public hearing
6-7
Studies Predict Rapid Rise in Sea Levels Along U.S. East Coast
6-7
California's Water Woes Threaten the Entire Country's Food Supply
6-7
Hidden Danger in Coal Ash - TN. Leg.Selenium Wars  
6-7
Tennessees coal ash sludge brought to Georgia
6-7
Save the mountains
6-7
Gag Me With Clean Coal
6-6
Web site will coordinate flood recovery donations  -  FEMA officials offering help in Logan
6-6
Mountaintop removal: EPA, eggs and baskets
6-6
Protesters expected to appeal judge's order
6-6
94-year-old former U.S. Representative calls for end to mountaintop removal
6-6
West Virginia celebrates the blessings of a coal-based economy
6-6
Manchin, five others meet next week to discuss energy
6-6
CEO paints bleak picture  -  Massey CEO talks coal
6-6
Millions of tons of TVA coal ash coming to Ala.
6-6
Friday roundup, June 5, 2009
6-6
Every mine death counts: Chad Cooks legacy?
6-6
Ask McConnell to help save our mountains
6-6
Cellist biking to Bonnaroo
6-5
The Climate Change Numbers Game
6-5
High-Stakes Quest for Permission to Pollute; Interest Groups Press Congress for Cap-and-Trade Allowances in Climate-Change Legislation
6-5
Protests Called A Necessity  -  Judge Orders Anti-MTR Coal Mining Actionistas to Cease and Desist Saving Mountains (As If)
6-5
33 in Breathitt sue coal company over flooding near Quicksand Creek  -  Breathitt County residents sue coal company
6-5
In a few years, no one will be left to complain
6-5
Carbon Capture and Storage: Coal's Pipedream?
6-5
Wyoming County to get nearly $500,000 for flood control
6-5
Coal Stockpiles at Record Highs
6-5
Appalachian Power's 18.5 percent interim rate hike rejected
6-5
New York Has a Dirty Little Secret
6-5
Bonnaroo Goes Green: Rocker Ben Sollee Bikes to Mega Festival
6-5
Caught on camera: Britain's best crime photography
6-5
Lobbyist audits find new problems
6-5
Manchin, legislative leaders pleased with special session
6-5
TVA chair says disaster must 'never happen again'  - Leading Congresswoman coming to ash spill - Duncan worries about TVA spill cleanup costs  - University of Iowa helped derail coal ash regulations - Environmental bill could kill wildlife, scientist says  - Cumberland Countians debate proposed Ash Spill project - Fly ash sparks emotions at hearing
6-5
Making Electricity from Coal is not cheap
6-5
Colo., NY reps want regulation of gas 'fracking'
6-5
Modest Carbon Price Could Save Borneo Forests: Study  
6-5
Forest Carbon Market Already Shows Cracks
6-5
Big Business Fails to Disclose Climate Change Risks
6-4
Jim Hightower: Stopping the Desecration of Mountaintop Removal
6-4
Judge says journalists can't trespass to cover protests  - Never again? Judge tries to block further mine protests
6-4
Lexington Herald Leader editorial: Obama caves in to coal pressure:  It's the height of false economy to destroy one of the world's oldest forests, poison the water and ruin a region's environment to save pennies on a ton of coal and line the pockets of coal-company investors.
6-4
Mountaintop (Removal Coal) Mining Opponents Consider Appeal
6-4
Grammy winner raising awareness of mountaintop removal mining  -  State groups sponsoring Mountain Aid concert in N.C. - Lexington-born cellist raising awareness of mountaintop removal mining
6-4
New WVU president says no to outside boards
6-4
Power company officials skip PATH hearing
6-4
Protect mountains from coal barons - Blair Mountain needs protection
6-4
PA: Clymer woman killed after coal truck strikes her vehicle 
6-4
Ad Firm Behind "Clean Coal" Marketing Plan Releases Brag Sheet 
6-4
Consol announces plans to trim coal production
6-4
Mountaintop removal: No science, no ethics
6-4
Coal now W.Va.'s official rock  -  Coal: West Virginias official rock
6-4
Rahall speaks to civic club about coal bill
6-4
Coal's environmental impact
6-4
Three WVU representatives honored for exemplary scholarship in electronic theses and dissertations
6-4
WE THE PEOPLE: TVA ash, a dumb idea
6-4
6-4
Renewable sources key to energy needs (scroll down)
6-4
A Natural Man
 
6-4
Small islands win UN vote on climate change security
6-4
US role in new climate treaty hinges on China
6-4
Groups seek more SEC climate disclosure
6-4
Climate Change Threatens African Farmland: Study
6-4
Schroders Climate Fund Bets On Wind, Forestry
6-4
Ludington's S.S. Badger ferry under fire from EPA (yet coal ash lagoons at power plants are virtually unregulated and coal prep plants can inject coal slurry underground or store it massive unlined impoundments held back by earthen dams...)
6-3
World's Next Big Climate Pact Begins to Take Shape
6-3
NC Concert Headlined by WV Native Kathy Mattea Funds Campaign for Replacement of WV School Below Coal Sludge Dam, Promotes Clean Energy  -  West Virginia Groups Sponsoring Mountain Aid Concert In NC
6-3
Coal groups push for permit changes in Appalachia - Congress, coal miners push Corps of Engineers, EPA to act on mining permits
6-3
Climate Bill Earmarks $500M for UnClean Coal 'Admin Expenses'
6-3
The energy stumbling block in Congress
6-3
Ludington carferry must stop dumping coal slurry
6-2
'Energy Independence Day' planned for coalfield communities
6-2
Judge limits Massey protesters' legal arguments  - Judge shuts down Massey protesters arguments
6-2
If we flatten it, will they build? (Special session edition)  -  Land use bill back on the table  -  Legislature finishes special session; all 15 items approved  - Post-mining development bill on Manchin's agenda  -  Legislature Ends Special Session by Passing Laws on Energy, Education
6-2
Governor serves interests of coal
6-2
Its time for W.Va.s economy to diversify
6-2
Odd coal items in the W.Va. budget
6-2
Obama Backtracks on Mountaintop Mining
6-2
Coal lobby, Congress upset with permit backlog
6-2
Solving climate change?
6-2
Facing activist heat, university president quits board of mountaintop removal mining company
6-2
President Obama, Mountaintop Removal and African American Ownership
6-2
Investors Must Lead Efforts to Reduce Climate Change Risks
6-1
Mel Tyree: Climate change is greatest threat to humanity
6-1
A Push to Stop Crimes Against the Future
6-1
Mountaintop removal: Obama walks a fine line Mountain Top Mining Will Expand  -  A Lump of Coal for Obama
6-1
MIC storage at Institute, WV: A Ticking Bomb
6-1
Safety Of Coal Ash Questioned By Public
6-1
2002 Coal Ash Risk Study Not Released by EPA
6-1
Mountain Top Removal
6-1
Forest Carbon Offers Cheaper Way To Curb Warming  - California forests hold one answer to climate change
6-1
Climate change turning seas acid: scientists  - Cut emissions or acidity will kill coral reefs, scientists say
6-1
Six coal plants in Cebu: A cruel joke  
6-1
Peabody says eyeing coal investments in Asia
6-1
Big Coal: The Dirty Secret Behind America's Energy Future Jeff Goodell

     OVEC Home   Issues   Contact   Join   Site Map