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8-31
A History Lesson
8-31
OSM won't overrule DEP on Brushy Fork slurry dam - OSMRE: WVDEP acting reasonably, but more testing still needed at Brushy Fork impoundment
8-31
Two Boone mines risk becoming pattern violators
8-31
Massey problems put more pressure on Alpha
8-31
Former Massey general counsel rejoining W.Va. law firm; Harvey begins work in September
8-31
19 Chinese miners rescued a week after flood
8-31
Mass extinctions linked to climate change are already underway
8-30
Switch from coal- to natural gas coming, but not in W.Va., Apco president says
8-30
Tennant signs emergency Marcellus rule  
8-30
Birth defects, cancer and community and environmental destruction ignored: Coal officials say jobs and tax revenue key
8-30
Blair Mountain, climate science and strip-mine spin
8-30
MSHA delays 'proximity detection' rule
8-29
Church women mark 70 years, honor local woman
8-29
Energy sector key cash source in gov race
8-29
Marcellus legislation making progress
8-29
Mountaintop mining should be prevented
8-29
Nation's Leading Environmental NGOs Unified Against Tar Sands Pipeline
8-28
W.Va. wants a cracker (for Marcellus gas)
8-28
Coal group coming to town
8-28
Harvard Ayers: CNN snubs Blair Mountain, misses story
8-28
The Slow Talk of Stones: Poetry collides with social, environmental justice
8-28
3 bodies discovered after Mexican mine collapse
8-28
One of four survivors dead after mine flood traps 26 in NE China
8-28
Palmer blasts 'poisonous' coal seam gas industry - Nationals conferences rejects coal seam gas exploration - Carcinogens found in CSG project
8-27
Activists plan moment of silence for Judy Bonds
8-27
Energy forum set for Wednesday
8-27
Energy Department says it will slash Marcellus Shale gas estimate, after USGS report
8-27
W.Va. jury says AEP negligent in fatal 2007 blast
8-27
Assessing Climate Change in a Drought-Stricken State
8-27
Court allows Massey/Alpha to continue MSHA case - Judge says regulators must prove they didn't interfere with mine ventilation plans
8-27
As U.S. Energy Companies Blow-Up Appalachian Mountaintops, the Nation's Lawmakers Yawn With Indifference
8-26
OVECs ED to Receive Human Rights Award
8-26
Dueling reports complicate Marcellus picture - Dee Fulton: Let's get gas drilling rules right
8-26
Appalachian Men Who Fight for the Environment; Part 2- Daniel Chiotos
8-26
Poll: Most of Coal Country Not Fans of Mountaintop Removal
8-26
Mountaintop removal mining is bad for Appalachia
8-26
INSTITUTE INDEX: States' weak coal ash oversight endangers the public
8-26
Consol wants money back for dam crack
8-26
Larry Matheney: Workers must speak forcefully
8-26
Coal mine slurry spill cleanup continuing
8-26
Obama, Earthquake Is a Wakeup Call on Dirty Energy Standards
8-26
Environment: Mountaintop removal coal extraction in Appalachia
8-26
Mountaintop removal must come to an end
8-25
Rep. Conyers calls out the coal industry - Rep. Conyers draws heat for coal comments - Michigan Lawmaker Decries 'Clean Coal' Technology, W.Va. Industry
8-25
DEP finds no sign of quake damage to W.Va. slurry dams - State bridges, mines show no quake-related damage
8-25
Boone County big winner of coal tax revenue plan
8-25
MSHA announces latest impact inspection results
8-25
Crisi Umanitaria: Il carbone che cancella le montagne
8-25
Bid for Marsh Fork Elementary School accepted
8-25
Tr-Ash Talk: Shake, Rattle and Coal
8-25
Should the Alpha/Massey slurry deal be secret?
8-25
Looking for Gas in All the Wrong Places
8-25
Harlan to celebrate 100 years of coal by rail
8-25
Study links El Nio weather events with civil wars in tropical countries
8-24
Landowners criticize new Marcellus drilling rules - Residents Call for Marcellus Regulations
8-24
Coal Sludge Dams Being Checked: Earthquake in Virginia felt across W.Va. - W.Va. mining officials inspecting certain coal-slurry dams following earthquake - Precautions taken as quake passes through Charleston
8-24
Over 160 Arrested in Ongoing Civil Disobedience Against Keystone XL Tar Sands Oil Pipeline - What tar sands and the Keystone XL pipeline mean for climate change
8-24
Groups strive for water quality standard
8-24
Alpha/Massey seeks to end shareholder suit - Alpha asks for dismissal of suit
8-24
Judge OKs Challenge to Mining Safety Rules
8-24
The Last Mountain to screen at Salem Progressive Film Series
8-24
Durban unveils low-carbon road map ahead of climate gathering
8-24

Southern West Virginia lawmakers hail coal severance tax bill
8-23
Citizens call for Marcellus drilling regulation - Groups Call for Moratorium on Marcellus Permits - Groups call for Marcellus protections - WV Marcellus rule filed amid criticism - W.Va. Marcellus rule filed amid inaction criticism - Marcellus issue awaits W.Va. lawmaker attention - WVDEP issues emergency rules on drilling
8-23
Mountaintop removal discussed locally; Officials urged to speak out against practice - Mountaintop Removal Discussion in Wood County - Mountaintop removal discussed locally
8-23
Sen. Manchins confusing press releases, and his continued campaign for a coal-to-liquids plant
8-23
About the jobs: Is there a war on coal?
8-23
W.Va. judge to hear Massey complaint over leak of $35M coal slurry settlement terms - W.Va. judge to eye leak of $35M coal slurry deal
8-23
Christopher Angevine: Don't let Massey off the hook
8-23
Man suing drillers wants case heard in state court
8-23
Coal severance tax revenue will bring money into McDowell County in 2012
8-23
100 years of coal mining in Harlan County
8-23
EPA visit to coal areas appreciated  - EPA kept visit to W.Va. coalfields quiet
8-23
Seeking a Safer Future for Electricitys Coal Ash Waste
8-23
Climate Change Forces Species to Move Higher Ground, Latitudes: Study
8-22
 
Marcellus issue awaits W.Va. lawmaker attention - W.Va. groups call for Marcellus protections - Drilling must be done in a way that protects our state - Delegate Slams Senate for Not Addressing Marcellus
8-22
Coal Slurry Litigants to Discuss Breach in Settlement Agreement
8-22
Mountaintop removal: Voters say no
8-21
Massive Protest at White House Against Alberta Tar Sands Pipeline
8-21
The myth of mountaintop removal mining
8-21
'Troubled Waters': Showing what happens to fish happens to us
8-21
Five Minutes With Tree-Occupying Coal Activist Catherine-Ann MacDougal - Warren Wilson grad nears one month in tree sit to protest coal mining in WV - Opinion: Fighting Ecological Injustice From the Perch of a Tree
8-21
Winds of Change Blow in Coal River Valley, Alpha Energy Takes the Higher Road
8-21
Coal group reunited
8-21
Fighting the rape of public lands: The Last Mountain a passionate documentary about the destruction of land - The Last Mountain,' 4 stars - 'The Last Mountain' Brings a Kennedy and the Appalachian Mountains to Chilmark
8-21
Climate Justice Movement Keys off Civil Rights Crusade - Tar Sands Action inspired by a UU's civil disobedience
8-21
Dear Soledad: Appalachians Respond to CNNs Blair Mountain Special on Mountaintop Removal
8-21
What is an Eco-Chaplain and Environmentalist? Insight by Sarah Vekasi
8-20
Flaming drinking-water well in Kentucky illuminates Big Coal's abuses - Coal Industry Leader Criticizes EPA Tour, WFPL Coverage - EPA officials tour eastern Ky.
8-20
Ruling on Fayette County mine expected in the fall
8-20
Coal River Mountain permits raise concern - Citizens speak out at Coal River Valley hearing
8-20
Congressional Research Service: EPA regulatory proposals wont create economic train wreck
8-20
Bad poll numbers: Whats a coal company to do?
8-20
New report: State coal ash rules inadequate
8-20
CNN, Tell the Whole Story of Mountaintop Removal Mining - PLEASE SIGN  - Does God support mountaintop removal mining?
8-20
Congress Debates Debt, Attacks Clean Water Act
8-20
Tree-sit concludes after 30 days of blocking work on Coal River Mountain RAMPS Campaign vows to continue fighting
8-20
Coal-mining documentary set for special Loft screening
8-20
Boone County Residents Can Still Have Water Wells Tested
  OVEC's top news hound is away for a few days, but the puppies will try to post a few links...
8-19
Even Tea Partiers Oppose Mountaintop Removal Mining  -- Spread the News! Appalachians overwhelmingly oppose mountaintop removal --  Mountaintop Removal Mining Poll Shows Bipartisan Opposition in Appalachia
8-19
Dan Radmacher: About criticism of coal health studies...
8-19
Tree-sit on Coal River over after one month  --  Tree Protest Over Mountain Top Removal Mining Ends
8-19
Every mountain made low
8-19
Frasure Creek Mining defends permit
8-19
DEP seeks more volunteers for W.Va. slurry study
8-19
EPA officials come to hear concerns from southeastern Kentuckians
8-18
Daily Mail ignores WVU coal health studies, then publishes mining industrys attack commentary
8-18
On Sacred Rage, Abundance, and the Upcoming White House Tar Sands Pipeline Action
8-18
New CNN survey shows again that most Americans oppose mountaintop removal coal mining
8-18
Poll: Mountaintop mining opposed -- Poll Shows Bipartisan Opposition to Mountaintop Removal Mining in Appalachia -- New Poll Shows Strong Opposition to Mountaintop Removal Coal Mining
8-18
Big Coal: Making Mountains Even Better?
8-18
DEP: W.Va. has 13,000 abandoned oil, gas wells
8-18
Marcellus shale bill likely delayed until next year
8-17
New Poll Finds that Appalachian People Strongly Oppose Mountaintop Removal -- New Poll Finds Powerful Opposition to Mountaintop Removal Mining in the Heart of Coal Country --  Coal State Voters "Very Strongly Oppose" Mountaintop Removal Mining  --  New poll details opposition to mountaintop removal  --  Poll Finds Powerful Opposition to Mountaintop Removal Mining in Heart of Coal Country -- Poll: Appalachian voters oppose mountaintop mining, back regulation  --  Survey: Most voters in 4 regional states dislike mountaintop mining
8-17
DEP seeks more volunteers for study of possible link between bad wells, mining activities
8-17
People back strip-mine rules, poll done for activists finds
8-17
Group resumes protest of Fayette strip mine
8-17
Lawsuit Filed In 'Burning Well' Case
8-16
State settles complaints over abandoned mines
8-16
Environmental Author Says Coal Must Go
8-16
Massey wants to know how settlement became public
8-16
CNN's Soledad O'Brien Misses the Mark Completely in Special About Mountaintop Removal Mining  --  CNN's mountaintop removal doc garners praise, anger, and everything in between -- CNN's pro-coal bias strikes again
8-16
 CNN Tries, Fails to Cover Mountaintop Removal Coal Mining
8-16
Bee Tree public hearing: Does WVDEP listen to coalfield citizens about mountaintop removal mining?
8-16
Sen. Joe Manchin Makes Personal Coal Fortune While Acting As Mouthpiece For Coal
8-15
Another W.Va. coal miner dies on the job
8-15
Mixed narrative: More on CNN and Blair Mountain
8-14
Judge overturns Morgantown drilling ban
8-12
Removing mountaintops yields coal, controversy
8-12
Another gas drilling truck rolls over embankment
8-12
DOE panel urges gas drilling reforms
8-12
S. Thomas Bond: Gas drilling - others win, we all lose
8-12
The Last Man On The Mountain
8-12
Alpha Natural Resources faces heavy penalties in water quality claims
8-12
Tree sitter begins fourth week of protest
8-12
Citizens voice concerns over pending permits for Coal River Mountain
8-12
Why Are Congressional Republicans Turning on the Environment?
8-12
Theatre review: Cry of the Mountain
8-12
Largest Illinois hazardous waste site you have never heard about
8-11
Recent March to Protect Blair Mountain in West Virginia Brought Coal Miners and Environmentalists Together
8-11
Northeast begins drilling 2nd Morgantown gas well
8-11
Treesit on Coal River Mountain enters fourth week
8-11
Review of mine cleanup list recommended
8-11
Great American Taxi roll into Charleston on Monday
8-10
Settling selenium: Deal struck in Massey/Alpha case
8-10
CNN's Soledad O'Brien profiles mountaintop removal - watch this Sunday
8-10
Coal and Ethanol Are Not Alternative Energy Policy
8-10
Big News: Coal Electricity Drops Big Time
8-10
Help us stop mining on Coal River Mountain and Blair Mountain
8-10
Blair Mountain
8-10
Settlement Hearing for Massey Slurry Suit Slated for Sept. 29
8-10
Coal slurry case to cost Massey $35M
8-10
BIG show RICH with controversy
8-9
Coals share of U.S. power at record low
8-9
Climate change affects each U.S. state, Web tool shows - Health Impacts Of Climate Change
8-9
Rise up against surface mining
8-9
River barge facility would be an eyesore
8-9
W.Va. regulators: No reason to believe coal slurry dam was built wrong or is unsafe
8-9
Industry pushes back on W.Va. city drilling bans
8-9
Mountaintop-removal foes press for Blair Mountain hearing as CNN documentary is set to air
8-9
Letter to Obama: On behalf of Americans who live in every US state and territory, we urge that you employ any legal means to put a halt to hydraulic fracturing (fracking), a highly controversial and dangerous method of natural gas exploration, until and unless the environmental and health impacts of this process are well understood and the public is adequately protected...
8-9
Coal controversy: Producers fear methane microbes could sap coal's value
8-9
House bill to regulate US coal ash as non-hazardous fails to gain wide support
8-9
Truck driver hauling gas drilling waste dies in crash
8-9
To dump or not dump coal ash in Lake Michigan stokes commentors' opinions
8-9
Coal Power Plants and Mercury on the Navajo Nation
8-9
Dutch Court Suspends Major Gas Storage Project
8-8
August 8 National Call In Day to Protect Coal River Watershed
8-8
Tree-sitter remains 80 ft above the ground  
8-8
Global warming author to speak at environmental meeting
8-8
Blair Mountain defenders keep alive W.Va. fight - Blair Mountain Coalition Files Suit to Challenge Rejection of Lands Unsuitable for Mining Petition
8-8
Young Dems Convention Paid For By Coal Company Alpha Natural Resources
8-8
GOP vs. Mother Nature
8-8
5 breakthroughs that will make solar power cheaper than coal (and if you figure in the true costs of coal, solar is already cheaper)
8-7
No news posted this day
8-6
 
Citizens sue over frivolous Blair Mountain petition
8-6
 
Coal River Mountain Showdown: What Would Judy Bonds Do?
8-6
 
Judge to lawmakers: Beef up WVDEP
8-6
 
Drilling company hit with repeat OSHA citations
8-6
 
Dominion's WVa gas processing plant moving ahead
8-5
Lawyer questions scope of W.Va. coal slurry study
8-5
A Tainted Water Well, and Concern There May Be More - Report ties fracking to W.Va. well contamination
8-5
Blair Mountain defenders keep alive W.Va. fight
8-5
Congress: Stop Attacking the EPA  - House of Representatives 'Most Anti-Environment' in History
8-5
Settlement Hearing for Massey Slurry Suit Slated for Sept. 29
8-5
Tell Delaware Attorney General Beau Biden: Revoke Massey Energy's corporate charter.
8-5
SCSR troubles: Whats a coal miner to do?
8-5
 'The Last Mountain' deftly documents the fight against Big Coal - Free Curriculum Materials to Accompany ON COAL RIVER
8-5
ALEC Exposed
8-5
Alpha Slumps as Profit Misses Estimates on Massey Takeover - Alpha Natural Resources Posts Loss
8-5
Scholastic: From Big Coal to Big Egg
8-5
Navajo Nation settles coal mining royalty case
8-5
Ill. environmental groups urge EPA to curb mercury
8-4
Farewell to Nancy Taylor
8-4
Arrested Environmentalist Speaks Out  - One protester arrested, tree-sitting continues
8-4
Study of W.Va. coal slurry pollution continuing
8-4
Senate considers food tax, coal severance
8-4
50,000 Demand Protection From Mercury Pollution
8-4
Give me my fish
8-4
US court finds energy company made false Va claims
8-4
Judge further limits TVA coal ash spill lawsuits
8-4

CNN to air Blair Mountain special Aug. 14  - 'Battle for Blair' Mountain' to air Sun. on CNN
8-4
The Tea Party's Next Target: The Environment - Debt deal: While they were busy screwing the economy, GOP was also screwing the environment
8-4
Alberta coal-fired plant challenged by environmental group
8-3
Treesitter arrested after descending at W.Va. mine - Coal River Mountain Protest Continues After One Sitter Arrested - Tree-Sit on Coal River Mountain Continues after One Sitter Arrested
8-3
Court settlement will force WVDEP to properly treat water pollution at old mine sites - DEP deal to improve water treatment at former mines - DEP to Permit and Treat Water Pollution Coal Industry Forfeiture Sites
8-3
Mon Power wants fly ash lawsuit delayed or killed
8-3
Probe goes on, but Crandall Canyon fades from view
8-3
Dont Watch This Film Campaign Promoting Activism Around Documentary Film, The Last Mountain
8-3
Battle over coal for China highlights global economic change
8-2
Update After Day 12 - Protesters Continue To Block Mountaintop Removal At Coal River
8-2
Appalachian horror: mountaintop mining - Rahall Ignores Mountaintop Removals Links To Cancer, Birth Defects While Sponsoring Legislation To Weaken EPA - Mountaintop removal mining accounts for 60,000 cancer cases
8-2
Republican Congressmen sabotaging environmental legislation
8-2
Why coal miners die on the job
8-2
CEDAR: Children get one-sided energy view - Childrens Publisher Backing Off Its Corporate Ties
8-2
Coal severance tax taken up
8-2
Malfunction sends ash cloud to neighborhood
8-2
Marketplace: Power and smoke: A nation built on coal  - The one-hour version of this program
8-2
New York Times on shale gas: Can an intern be an official? - Why Redacting E-Mails Is a Bad Idea
8-2
Charleston's hottest July in 75 years finally over
8-2
Company builds roads for coal terminal without proper permit - Can Washington state fit shipping coal to China with protecting fish?
8-2
Himalaya glaciers shrinking on global warming,some may disappear
8-2
Generating Change: Quitting Coal in the Nation's Capitol
8-2
Coal Seam Gas inquiry
8-1
Researcher: Many Studies Show Mountaintop Removal Damages Health
8-1
Gas drilling opponents learn ways to fight fracking
8-1
Derailment injures 6 miners in Triadelphia  
8-1
Act Now! It's Time for Big Coal to Clean Up Its Act
8-1

DeChristopher receives two-year prison sentence
8-1
Local projects take top honors in Lights. Camera. Help.
8-1
Energy NW sues for higher nuclear fuel storage costs
8-1
Ultra-long coal trains on Seattle waterfront? Time for a long, critical look

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