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10-31
State attempts scaled-down candidate funding pilot
10-31
Occupy Huntington marks three weeks
10-31
Mike Harman: Responsible mining would employ more people
10-31
Marcellus shale issues explored at WVU law school
10-31
West Virginia residents fight mountaintop removal mining in 'The Last Mountain,' new on DVD
10-31
Empowering public participation with Google Earth: Santa Cruz Mountains resident showed Internet tool's potential early on
10-31
China Mining Accident Deaths Near 100 May Boost Coal Imports
10-31
Yale 360: The Triumph of King Coal: Hardening Our Coal Addiction
10-31
Global warming skeptic finds he now believes it is real
10-30
No news links posted this day.
10-29
Two miners die in Kentucky highwall collapse -Armstrong Coal's Equality Surface Mine Rock Fall Kills 2 Kentucky Miners - Kentucky Miners Trapped At Armstrong Coal Company's Equality Boot Mine In Ohio County
10-29
Occupy protesters vow to defy Charleston's request to leave - Activist Ken Hechler visits Occupy Huntington base
10-29
Marcellus challenges outlined
10-29
Coal industry pushing for bill (push back!)
10-29
Report Cites Dangerous Coal Waste Pollution of W.Va. Stream; Notice Given of Possible Lawsuit
10-29
Nitro man sues Elk Run, others for work injuries
10-29
West Virginia Prosecutor Defends Long Mine Disaster Investigation
10-29
Students ask University of Kentucky to stop using coal on campus - University of Virginia under fire for use of coal
10-29
Arch Coal sees strong exports despite mine woes
10-29
Daily Show Blasts Media for Failing to Cover Study that Confirms Climate Change (Video)
10-29
Down to Earth: EPA's new standards would close loophole in Clean Air Act
10-29
WSU Hosts Author Ann Pancake
10-28
What’s up with ‘bizarre’ Obama plan for OSMRE? -
Interior plans merger of OSM, lands agency - Murkowski: Congressional Approval Needed to Change OSM
10-28

Prosecutor says Massey disaster probe far from over - New York Times editorial: Some Justice at Upper Big Branch

10-28
Aging social activist Ken Hechler set to lead Occupy Huntington march - Ken Hechler to join Occupy Huntington today
10-28
Cost of Subsidizing Fossil Fuels Is High, but Cutting Them Is Tough
10-28
A difficult path for clean coal (mainly because coal is unclean)
10-28
Panel to look at Marcellus regulation
10-28
SkyTruth expands, offers Marcellus drilling data
10-28
Report: W.Va. not helping cut outside influence in state court elections
10-28
Public hearing on contested strip mine set for Nov. 2
10-28
EPA chief encourages college activists in campaign against coal -
Mercury Polluters May Be Allowed To Carry On Without Consequence - Exelon backs controversial EPA clean air rules
10-28
University under fire for use of coal
10-28
US energy companies seek partnerships with China's coal firms
10-28
House of Representatives Puts Fly Ash into EPA’s Ointment
10-28
Climate change making country's water problems worse: expert
10-28
Report: W.Va. not helping cut outside influence in state court elections  
10-27
Ex-Upper Big Branch security director found guilty - Former Massey security chief convicted - Ex-security chief at W.Va. mine convicted of impeding investigation into blast that killed 29
10-27
The view from coal country in the age of green
10-27
General Strike: November 28, 2011!
10-27
New Bureaucracy, Same Old Sad Story? ; Office of Surface Mining merged into Bureau of Land Management  - Interior to Examine Integration of Interior’s Mining Regulation and Mine Reclamation Programs
10-27
Environmental groups pave way for suit against mine operator over alleged water pollution
10-27
States or EPA? Congress Considers Regulations For Coal Ash
10-27
The Global Coal Trade's Complex Calculation
10-27
Environmental groups upset about coal trains
10-27
Koch-Funded Study Confirms Climate Data
10-27
Climate: which nations, cities most at risk?
10-26

‘Industrial homicide’ - UMW calls Massey disaster 'industrial homicide' - UMWA report urges government to hold Massey management responsible for deaths of 29 miners at Upper Big Branch Mine Disaster - Union report blames Massey
10-26
Trial of ex-Upper Big Branch security director goes to jury - Massey security chief Stover: ‘It never crossed my mind that I was doing something illegal’ - UBB security chief defends self at trial
10-26
Why coal miners die on the job
10-26

In Northwest Town, A Local Fight Against Global Coal
10-26
Julian Martin: Lesser of two evils
10-26

The hazards of nonhazardous coal ash - Barf alert: McKinley, Manchin on Same Team - Manchin, Rockefeller Co-sponsor Coal Ash Bill in Senate
10-26
Gubernatorial running mates differ on mining
10-26

The scientific finding that settles the climate-change debate - Climate-change skeptic: ‘You should not be a skeptic.
10-26

How Conservation Photography Is A Political Act
10-25
No links posted this day
10-24
As renewables boom, CA struggles to quit coal
10-24
Trial to begin for Massey security chief
10-24
Millions of barrels of Marcellus drilling wastes injected below Akron-Canton area
10-24
Worlds Largest Investor Groups Call for End to Fossil Fuel Subsidies - Big Companies, Big Investors Say It's Time to Deal With Climate Change
10-23
New arguments to be heard in Harman, Massey lawsuit
10-23
The 10 Scariest Real Places In America (PHOTOS)
10-23
Phil Kabler: Elections draw lobbyists' cash
10-23
Book recognizes W.Va.'s role in oil-gas industry
10-23
Funeral for mined mountaintops planned at Virginia energy conference  - Remember this Funeral for the Mountains?
10-22
Why wont Sen. Rockefeller hold a hearing on the science of mountaintop removals health impacts?
10-22
Arch agrees not to mine under Upshur school - Arch Coal agrees not to mine under Upshur schools - Arch Coal agrees not to mine under school
10-22
Young Activist Stands Up to the Industry That Enslaves His Community in Appalachia
10-22
Liz Judge: Mountaintop Removal: A View From Up Above
10-22
EPA delays pollution rule for coal plants to December
10-22
Lisa P. Jackson: Too Dirty to Fail
10-22
Projectile puke alert: McKinley thanks W.Va. senators for coal ash support - House vote to strip the EPA of authority over coal ash disposal
10-22
Main: MSHA efforts are not harming coal industry
10-22
Trial to begin Monday for Massey security chief
10-22
Coal writing featured at W.Va. Book Festival
10-22
Rev. Billy Cleared of Trespass in Bank Protest
10-22
Harry Reid: Renewables 'wiser' than Keystone
10-22
45 Years On From The Aberfan Disaster
10-21
Rush to Drill for Natural Gas Creates Conflicts With Mortgages
10-21
Robert F. Kennedy Jr.: The Fracking Industry's War on the Truth - Natural gas industry reps talk Marcellus Shale
10-21
Resolution of the Pocahontas County Free Libraries On the Issue of Local Horizontal Hydraulic Fracturing Gas Drilling
10-21
Safety update: Industry tries to change the subject - Feds seek to warn miners of nearby machinery - MSHA urged to broaden warning device rules
10-21
Prosecutors drop one charge in Upper Big Branch case - UMW to release Upper Big Branch report
10-21
Duke raises cost for coal-to-gas project
10-21
Cabin Creek Road closed by coal truck collision
10-21
Aberfan disaster lesson not learned abroad, says expert
10-21
Stranger Than Information
10-21
W.Va. mine wars book updated for Book Festival
10-21
Protest of campus coal plant leads to 3 arrests
10-21
Seeking a Pacific Northwest Gateway for U.S. Coal
10-21
Texas accused of censoring global warming facts in science report
10-21
Millions Will Be Trapped Amid Climate Change, Study Warns
10-21
A new analysis of the temperature record leaves little room for the doubters. The world is warming  - Global warming study finds no grounds for climate sceptics' concerns - Skeptical climate scientists concede Earth has warmed
10-21
Companies call for tougher climate action
10-20
 How Many Times Do Westmorelanders Have to Say No Barges -Barge hearing draws mass opposition - People in Westmoreland Say 'No' to Fleet of Barges - Richard Cobb: Barge fleeting facility has impact beyond financial gain
10-20
Details of Marshall Co. mine fatality released
10-20
Federal mine agency to hold hearing in Charleston
10-20
EPA tests for air quality near Morgantown gas wells
10-20
The energy trap
10-20
Energy ministers warn demand for fossil fuels, pollution will skyrocket in coming years
10-20
Judge allows mention of mine disaster in trial - Prosecutors win legal round in Upper Big Branch case
10-20
WV occupation-related deaths on the rise
10-20
Improve decision making to cope with climate impacts - experts
10-20
Coal out, natural gas facility in - Liquid Coal: A Bad Bet
10-20
China coal mine blast kills 13: report
10-20
Rooted in the Mountains symposium coming to WCU
10-20
Federal mine agency to hold hearing in Charleston
10-19
Residents Oppose Monongalia County Coal Ash Disposal Permits
10-19
States will fight environmentalists over federal coal ash rules
10-19
Mine Workers Struggle for Safety Underground, Justice in the Streets
10-19
Doctors warn climate change is "greatest threat to public health"
10-18
County takes no action on mining resolution
10-18
Groups File Motion Against Logan County Mine Permit
10-18
Miner killed in Marshall County
10-18
Production update: More bad news for coal industry
10-18
Universities want 'goodies,' not solid research
10-18
How Mountaintop Removal is harming the Honeybee
10-18
Protestors Rail Against Corporate Power at the Capitol
10-18
West Virginia orders underground coal mine shelter inspections
10-18
Baard Energy drops coal for natural gas at its proposed Ohio refinery producing jet and diesel fuel
10-18
Is this the most anti-environment House of Representatives ever? - Congress Attacks Breathtaking
10-18
Climate change pushing coffee to extinction?
10-18
IDNR Responds At Mine Hearing
10-17
Occupy Wall Street Stages Mountaintop Removal Mining 'Die-In' At Bank of America's NYC HQ
10-17
Coal Collapse: Proposed Ohio Coal-to-Liquid Refinery Dead -
NRDC says Baard Energy agrees to switch from coal to natural gas for feedstock for proposed synthetic fuel plant in Ohio to avoid further permit challenges
10-17
Oil and Gas Had Help. Why Not Renewables?
10-17
Climate Change Is Shrinking Species, Research Suggests
10-16
No links posted today
10-15
House votes to strip EPA of authority over coal ash - Fight Over EPA Clean Air, Coal Ash Rules Grips Congress - House bars EPA curbs on disposal of coal ash - Bill That Prevents EPA From Coal Ash Oversight, Allows Arsenic in Drinking Water Goes to Vote Today (UPDATED: Bill Passes) - U.S. House attacks Clean Air Act -House seeks to get EPA out of coal ash disposal; says states must regulate
10-15
W.Va. pollution board begins rewrite of mine ruling
10-15
Links Between Climate Change and Increased Social Unrest Unacknowledged
10-15
Reinventing fire: Amory Lovins on coals costs
10-15
Official Communication from Occupy Huntington
10-15
W.Va. orders miner rescue tent inspections
10-15
MSHA audits find coal injuries underreported
10-15
Marcellus update: Thats not where I want to live
10-15
Songbirds decline as Wyoming oil and gas soars: study
10-15
Let's Unplug Dirty, Old Coal Plants
10-15
South Africa Prepares to Welcome 20,000 to UN Climate Talks
10-15
Official Communication from Occupy Huntington
10-14
 Groups challenge Alpha permit, raising questions about minings health impacts  - 3 environmental groups file lawsuit to block West Virginia mountaintop removal coal mine - US environmental groups challenge permit for West Virginia coal mine
10-14
Legislators support $10K Marcellus permit fee - Permit fees restored to WV Marcellus measure - Panel fails to produce Marcellus shale bill
10-14
Criminalize Fracking
10-14
Wilma Lee Steele: Ignore the hype, and think  - Kathryn Stone: Tourism, 'green' industry will replace coal jobs
10-14
Report: House coal-ash bill loosens arsenic limits
10-14
Coal Industry Deploys Donations, Lobbying as Its Issues Gain Prominence
10-14
Wake up call: More media starting to catch on to impending collapse of regions coal industry
10-14
WVDEPs Huffman: We are not health experts
10-14
Appalachian Power exec: Coal costs, environment lead to higher rates
10-14
Occupy Big Coal: Kentuckians to Protest Most Corrupt Member of Congress on Friday
10-14
Mechanical problem halts fracking in Morgantown
10-14
Climate change could drive spread of major coffee pest
10-14
Cliffs resume longwall operations at Pinnacle Mine
10-14
Solar is getting cheap fastpay attention, Very Serious People
10-14
The Coal Ash Dilemma
10-14
Coal Mining Devastating Village in Hunan Province
10-14
Now Showing at a Theater Near You: Cause Marketing
10-14

DIAMOND: We make the future
10-14
In Appalachia, New Coal Miners Are Scarce
10-14
Big Oil & Big Coal to get the US off oil & coal REALLY??
10-14
Review: 'The Last Mountain' documentary takes on destructive coal mining
10-13
 Occupy Wall Street Plans Mass Close-Out of Chase Bank Accounts
10-13
 Legislative panel cuts buffer for Marcellus drilling - Burdette says ethane cracker site selection could be near - W.Va. lawmakers may revisit drilling permit fees
10-13
White House blasts Rep. McKinleys coal ash bill
10-13
This is About Health, Not Jobs
10-13
Another indication that the Obama EPAs power plant pollution rules arent the end of the world
10-13
Cleaner power: Subsidies aimed at renewables at all-time low for new forms of energy, report says
10-13
 Is it OK to refer to this as a WVU study? - WVU: Unworthy request
10-13
W. Va. company eager to lease county land for drilling - Fracking Fight Continues In Athens - The fight against fracking
10-13
Climate change could shrink chocolate production: report
10-13
Engineering the climate is last and scariest option, says US scientist
10-13
FF Review: The Last Mountain
10-12
Judge sends Patriot permit back to EQB
10-12
Ky. coal company sued over flooding death
10-12
Groups sue over Obama blocking smog rule
10-12
Head of WV DEP discusses court ruling against EPA
10-12
Energy hearing was just a pro-coal show
10-12
Solar & Wind Could Power All Of US By 2026
10-12
The Year of Peril and Promise in Energy Production
10-12
Coal plant rule update: Smog, mercury and coal ash - States press for delay of EPA mercury rule - Mercury contamination levels in Great Lakes species up over last decade
10-12
Regulating Coal Ash Could Create 28,000 Jobs
10-12
TVA watchdog inspector testifies at spill trial - TVA coal ash trial at closing arguments
10-12
Big Coal Lawyers Discover the Hard Way That Hillbillies Have Lawyers Too
10-12
Job of Mediating Coal-Mine Claims Goes to . . . Guess Who?
10-12
Activists rally at Board of Trustees meeting, speak with OConnor, Hart
10-12
Growing Himalayan lake a sign of climate change disaster
10-12
Movie Review: The Last Mountain (Uncommon Productions)
10-12
Bangladesh ranked worlds 5th most vulnerable country for climate change
10-11
Maria Gunnoe - A Voice for Appalachia
10-11
 
Lawsuit blames coal company for flooding death in Knox County
10-11
Does WVU want to distance itself from these?
10-11
Part II: Should Alpha/Massey slurry deal be secret?
10-11
 
CCS update: Coal supporters dropping the ball?
10-11
What about the habitat of the hillbilly? How can Jay support MTR, ignore the destruction and death, yet still say: Habitat protection essential to jobs in sport fishing economy
10-11
 
Coal Ash Trial Spilling Past TVA
10-11
Group to rally BOT meeting
10-10
A GOP assault on environmental regulations
10-9
Court ruling won't end mine permit crackdown
10-9
Is gas drilling making West Virginians sick?
10-9
Power or poison? EPA rules could limit coal-fueled plants' emissions
10-9
U.S. Says Air Pollution Rule Change Is Minor Tweak  
10-9
Driller says DEP targeting him because he's gay
10-9
Green Groups Sue To Stop Keystone Oil Pipeline Work
10-9
Naomi Klein: The fight against climate change is down to us the 99%
10-9
Missoulians Tell Wells Fargo: Blue Skies and Coal Dont Mix
10-9
Residents air concerns about landfill plan for Trimble County
10-8
'Occupy' movement becoming localized in W.Va. - Gallery: Occupy Huntington - Occupy Huntington Holds Rally - Statement from Occupy Huntington - Occupy Huntington Protest Slated at 4 p.m. Friday at Bank on Fifth Avenue - Occupy West Virginia October 15th
10-8
Showdown coming over Alpha permit? - Army Corps reissues disputed US coal mine permit; fate uncertain
10-8
WVU tries to distance itself from faculty research - WVU tries to distance itself from its faculty's research; Coal industry has criticized school over MTR studies
10-8
Hedda Haning: We have got to look beyond coal'
10-8
mmm good: Coal Energy Drink Video Parody: 'Coal Isn't Just Clean Anymore, It's Refreshing'
10-8
500 Billion Reasons to Reconsider Coal
10-8
Energy: Friend or Enemy?
10-8
Tr-Ash Talk: Gearing Up for a Nasty Coal Ash Vote
10-8
How That Food You Throw Out Is Linked To Global Warming
10-8
INSIGHTS: Climate Change Lessons From Africa
10-8
EPA rolls back air rule; Texas gets most leeway
10-8
Crowell Hit with Ethics Complaint Over Inbreeding Comment
10-7
Judge rules in favor of coal in Obama mine crackdown - EPA loses first round in mine permit crackdown case - Judge sides with coal industry in EPA challenge - Federal Judge Rules Against EPA on Permits - Judge Sides With Coal Industry in Dispute With EPA - Court Says EPA Overstepped Authority on Mountaintop Mining Permits - Judge Rules in Favor of Coal Industry in Lawsuit Over Mine Permits - Federal judge sides with coal industry over EPA - U.S. regulators, coal miners win partial victory to limit EPA water permitting authority - The AP story is running in news outlets across the country
10-7
What next for Obama permit crackdown?
10-7
OVEC Sues Argus Energy - Environmental groups sue Argus over selenium
10-7
Marsh Fork Elementary: THE START OF A BRIGHT FUTURE
10-7
Counting up the costs of coal  - NDR granted over 10 million to repair strip mine land
10-7
Coal lawyers hit with ethics complaint over remarks about inbreeding in Appalachian coalfields - Lawyer Files Ethics Complaint Over Appalachian Inbreeding Remarks
10-7
Baseline Water Quality Testing Protects Gas Companies, Residents
10-7
Under review, Pa.'s longwall mining law stirs passions
10-7
Massey subsidiaries to pay nearly $2 million to settle selenium suit
10-7
Groups challenge Obama EPAs air pollution delays
10-7
Democratic Senator Claims EPA Creates Jobs, Health, Wealth
10-7
Ultra pro-business State Journal declares in editorial that its time for W.Va. to look beyond coal
10-7
Koch Subsidiary Told Regulators It Has 'Direct and Substantial Interest' in Keystone XL
10-7
Is climate change affecting fall foliage?
10-7
Climate Change Blamed as Flooding Continues
10-7
Activist urges students to act
10-7
Climate change eradicating Arctic's oldest ice
10-7
EPA Launches New Website to Protect Wetlands; Urges Public to Report Any Violations of the Law
10-7
Seminary in Oregon Hosts Showing of Film Dirty Business: Clean Coal and the Battle for Our Energy Future
10-7
'The Last Mountain': Documentary crusades against mountaintop removal
10-6
Study finds coal costly to U.S. economy - IEA warns of ballooning world fossil fuel subsidies
10-6
Voices left out of Marsh Fork school groundbreaking
10-6
Who's going to pay for more DEP staff? (scroll down)
10-6
Va gov hosting Southern States Energy Board meeting
10-6
 
Two-day coal towns tour kicks off Friday in Sophia
10-6
Wheeling Jesuit to lead mining research project
10-6
 
Green Movement to Occupy Wall Street Today
10-6
 
Mine disaster cases headed for mediation
10-6
Australia is so, so screwed
10-6
Artful Message on Mountaintop Removal
10-6
 
Banks Funding Destructive Mountaintop Removal Mining
10-6
 
Death toll rises to 17 in China coal mine blast
10-6
 
Can Geoengineering Save The World?
10-5
Coal lobbys Hamilton refuses to face the numbers
10-5
Environmental groups sue Argus Energy, allege violation of selenium limits at W.Va. mine
10-5
More evidence that clean coal wont move forward without limits on greenhouse emissions
10-5

Mary Wildfire: Why I'm going to help occupy Freedom Plaza

10-5
Drilling rights
10-5
Train derails in Kanawha City
10-5
Group Urges Research Into Aggressive Efforts to Fight Climate Change
10-5
Geoengineering Goes Legit
10-5
Why Conservative White Males Are More Likely to Be Climate Skeptics
10-4
Arch agrees to pay $2M to settle pollution lawsuit - Arch Agrees To Pay $2M To Settle Pollution Lawsuit - Arch Coal reaches $2 million settlement over West Virginia discharges
10-4
Maria Gunnoe Speaks Up for Families Affected by Mountaintop Removal at House Subcommittee Hearing
10-4
Global temps spiking faster than nature can adapt
10-4
2011 Arctic Ozone Loss 'Unprecedented'  
10-4
UI student group looks to eliminate coal
10-4
Sierra Club, NRDC sue Michigan over permit for coal plant
10-4
Yes, EPA regs will cost jobs: heavily subsidized, value-destroying jobs
10-4
Coal-gas developer will ask for Wyoming permit
10-3
SEPTEMBER 23 was KEN HECHLER DAY in New Hampshire
10-3
Mountain Keepers Stir Detroit
10-3
NWF visited WV, and took a tour from OVEC and CRMW: Saving the Appalachians from Mountaintop Removal Mining
10-3
EarthTalk: Banks Funding Destructive Mountaintop Removal Mining
10-3
THE LAST MOUNTAIN
10-3
"Take Me Home...West Virginia, Mountain Mining Mama, Take Me Home"...
10-3
EPA Hearings on New Fracking Standards
10-3
Is it Safe to Store Fracking Fluid Underground? - Pa. gas drilling waste pumped beneath Ohio
10-3
New play portrays Dunkard Creek fish kill
10-3
Virginia Tech coal plant sparks protest
10-3
On Lake Michigan, a coal-burning steamship gets a pass
10-2
EPA objects to 19 more mine permits in Kentucky
10-2
What's next after the coal's gone? - Coal's Woes Run Deeper than EPA Regs
10-2
With Deaths of Forests, a Loss of Key Climate Protectors
10-2
Mountain Party candidate calls on coal company to donate Blair Mountain for use as a national historic site
10-2
Phil Kabler: Twists and turns as election nears
10-2
Author visits West Virginia while researching for songbird book
10-2
Foreman: Owners desperate for miners
10-2
Coal stocks get burned
10-2
Delbarton Receives $50,000 Grant For Wastewater System Improvements
10-1
For Some in Congress, It's Easier To Censor Than Hear Americans
10-1
Jeff Goodell in Rolling Stone: The Coming Decline and Fall of Big Coal
10-1
Can Appalachia survive when the coal runs out?
10-1
Public be damned: Anti-regulation fever infects common sense
10-1
Chesapeake Official Says Gas Boom Only Starting
10-1
Report says climate change threatens booming cocoa industry in West African countries

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