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2-29
New MTR Campaign Kicks Off in Washington, DC
2-29
Tennessee Standing Up For Its Mountains - Ending Mountaintop Removal Mining In Tennessee - Pass bill to protect Tennessee's mountains
2-29
Mountaintop removal foes try new strategy
2-29
Green Your Money: Earth-Conscious Quakers Against Mountaintop Removal
2-29
Fracking Issue Goes Beyond Landowners
2-29
Alpha gets two more ‘imminent danger’ orders
2-29
House passes mine safety bill - Written in blood: Another disaster, another law - House sends mine safety bill on to Senate unanimously - Will coal lobby support weakened mine safety bill?
2-29
Former security chief at W.Va. coal mine where blast killed 29 to hear fate at sentencing
2-29
Author writes book of poetry about Sago
2-29
Open-pit coal mine project in Bangladesh threatens human rights – UN experts
2-29

Coal export opponents in WA to register protest
2-29
West Virginia last in 'well-being' index
2-29
Fixing Our Broken Government: Ending Corporate Personhood  
2-28
Deal with industry weakened mine safety bill - House amends mine safety bill - Tomblin's mine safety legislation is back on track
2-28
Justice for Upper Big Branch
2-28
Prosecutors prepared to show Stover acted improperly as police officer - Judge denies new trial for former UBB security chief  -
West Virginia Mine Agency Releases Upper Big Branch Report
2-28
Lessons Unlearned from Buffalo Creek Disaster - Remembering Buffalo Creek 40 years later - Remembering Buffalo Creek
2-28
Obama Welcomes Southern Keystone Pipeline - TransCanada to Build Oklahoma-Gulf Coast Section of Keystone XL Pipeline
2-28
US proposes streamlining CO2 permitting for heavy industry
2-28
Should Corporations Have More Leeway to Kill Than People Do?
2-28
Green Around the Hills: Claim the honor of protecting mountains
2-28
Coal's Last Hope: Coal Gasification - Is Cleaning Coal Worth It?
2-28
Climate change will shake the Earth
2-28
Time to protect state's peaks from harmful mining
2-28
End Mountaintop Removal Mining
2-28
PNC could pay for funding mountaintop removal mining
2-27
Solar power bills advance in Legislature
2-27
Buffalo Creek disaster remembered 40 years later - W.Va. marks anniversary of deadly Buffalo Creek dam collapse
2-27
SEAC to bring Deep Green Resistance
2-27
Why the Environmental Movement Is Not Winning
2-27
Himalayan sherpas lament climate change devastation
2-27
Suit threatened over alleged violations at Frasure Creek
2-27
Federal agency investigating sand-blasting hazards
2-26
40 years ago: Buffalo Creek Disaster: Survivors remember 125 killed in 1972 coal dam collapse - Looking back at the Buffalo Creek Disaster - 40 years after Buffalo Creek disaster some still worry about coal impoundments - Remembering the Buffalo Creek Disaster 40 Years Later - In case of dam break: No plan - Comments - Joseph A. Main: Buffalo Creek was a hard lesson
2-26
‘Tepid’ state UBB report points to weak W.Va. law - WV mine inspectors set to undergo 'internal investigation' after UBB
2-26
WV DEP sees changes
2-26
Alpha Natural Resources posts $733M loss
2-26
Residents of Decimated Pa. Coal Town Lose Appeal
2-26
Proposal to build local coal terminal stirs up controversy
2-26
New Folk Music Video On Impact of Mountain Top Removal (note--that's an OVEC MTR photo here)
2-26

Coal dust is pollution we must avoid
2-25
Remembering the Buffalo Creek Disaster - They Said It Couldn't Happen
2-25
One more time: Can Upper Big Branch be the last?
2-25
Mountaintop Removal and Fracking Foes Join Forces
2-25
Upper Big Branch Miners' Families 'Encouraged' by Prosecutors' Moves
2-25
Mountaintop removal offends my core
2-25

BofA must come clean on coal
2-25
How Climate Change Could Be the Ruin of Los Angeles
2-24
State backs up previous Upper Big Branch reports - State releases UBB mine investigation report - State unveils UBB findings - W. Virginia mine safety agency to conduct internal review over Upper Big Branch - Questions remain in Upper Big Branch explosion - West Virginia: Inquiry Focuses on Mine Foremen  - Massey Officials Charged In 2010 Coal Mine Blast
2-24
W.Va. officials issue 253 violations in 2010 coal mine disaster, target 2 foremen for failures
2-24
Ex-mine official charged in fatal W. Virginia blast
2-24
Leslee McCarty: 'Just say no' to AEP's coal addiction
2-24
W.Va. eyeing tax hike to clean up abandoned mines
2-24
Will the Supreme Court Reconsider Citizens-United?
2-24
Exhibition coal mine to become official?
2-24
Screenings find 1,500 Ky. coal miners using drugs
2-24
Asian growth will remain fuelled by coal, which is worrying for the planet
2-24
Will your kid be taught that climate change is a hoax?
2-24
Climate Change Consensus: A Simple Table for Comprehension
2-24
Vancouver scientists unveil global rankings index measuring economy and ecology
2-24
Climate change concerns raised by insurance industry
2-24
White Star Holler: Powerful New Music Video Captures Appalachia’s Grief Over Mountaintop Removal Mining (VIDEO)
2-24
Stop the Devastating Effects of Liquid Coal Production
2-24
Dirty-Energy Money
2-24
Selenium Out West: Mutated Trout Raise New Concerns Near Mine Sites
2-24
 Documentary: Burning The Future: Coal In America
2-23
UBB mine manager charged with conspiracy - UBB mine boss facing federal charges in deadly blast - Massey Mine Boss Charged In Deadly Coal Mine Explosion - Upper Big Branch superintendent charged with ‘conspiracy’ in mine disaster probe - UBB boss charged with fraud - Ex-Massey Energy mine boss faces charges in deadly blast -
2-23
Groups threaten suit over Frasure Creek mine
2-23
Injection wells may cause earthquakes
2-23
Coal creates half the global warming problem, UC speaker says
2-23
Preparing for a post-coal future
2-23
Tomblin remains optimistic about mine safety bill - Mine safety: Up to coal lobbyists?
2-23
Groups want utility discount back in spotlight
2-23
Gas severance tax to counties
2-23
Activists speak against mountaintop removal mining
2-23
Music Video Captures Grief Over Mountaintop Removal
2-23
Decision Time to End Mountaintop Removal in Tennessee
2-23
UA passes resolution against mountaintop removal
2-23
3 'green' films scheduled at Byrd
2-23
Interactive map reveals the human cost of mountaintop mining
2-23
Tr-Ash Talk: $2 Billion Coal Ash Suit In Chesapeake
2-23
Large areas of open ocean starved of oxygen
2-22
40 years after Buffalo Creek, coal-dam questions remain
2-22
Cracker plant implications
2-22
Bill to improve mine safety put on hold
2-22
What to look for in state’s Upper Big Branch report
2-22
YouTube: Blair Mountain Rally
2-22
Paper Pinwheels a Symbol of Hope in Kentucky
2-22
Students give energy to speaker series
2-22
The Fracking Industry Buys Congress
2-22
Residents Express Concerns Over Coal Ash
2-22
Sierra Student Coalition warns of coal's impact on water
2-22

Environmental group wants to duke it out with energy company
2-21
Industrial activity re-shaping Marshall County - Future natural gas legislation may be in the works
2-21
Citizen groups pushing for bill to reduce utility costs in WV -
Keryn Newman: Utilities blocking a sensible bill
2-21
WV lawmakers limit utility bonds to 2012
2-21
WVU Develops Marcellus Shale Air Monitoring System
2-21
Ad Promotes Passage of Bill to Block 'Mountaintop Removal'
2-21
"The Hand of Man": Powerful New Music Video Captures Appalachia's Grief Over Mountaintop Removal
2-21
Mountain Justice Targets Environmentally Irresponsible Investments
2-21
Green Around the Hills: MTR like a Ponzi scheme
2-21
Green Action protests Arch Coal practices -
Should Arch Coal Be Allowed to Destroy Historic Blair Mountain Battlefield?
2-21
Carbon dioxide breaking down marine ecosystems
2-21
Attacks paid for by big business are 'driving science into a dark era'
2-21
Wastewater a key issue in NY's fracking debate
2-21
UA budget proposal elicits student leader reactions
2-21
Nobel laureates' perspective sadly lacking on oilsands' environmental impact
2-20
'The Last Mountain' to screen tonight at New Albanian Brewing Company [Movies]
2-20
W.Va. Northern draws drilling-industry job seekers
2-20
Study tabs coal as worst for environment
2-19
Beyond Hope: Groundbreaking Environmental Road Trip Film Takes Climate Change Solutions Back Home  
2-19

Prosecutors need to charge all those responsible for UBB
2-19
Website maps health and economic data with mountain mine sites
2-19
Filmmaking and the Environment Converge at the 3rd Annual Cinema Verde Environmental Film & Arts Festival
2-19
US House OKs Opening Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to Oil Drilling
2-19
Groups appeal renewal of Ariz. coal mining permit
2-19
W.Va. Northern draws drilling-industry job seekers
2-19
Colorado coal production jumps as environmental groups mobilize
2-18
Blair Mountain activists picket coal companies in W.Va., Mo. - Mine Battleground Heating Up Arch Coal - Blair Mountain Protest Comes to Creve Coeur - NRP: Save Blair! - Blair Mountain our last stand (scroll down) - No problems reported at Blair Mountain protest
2-18
Study: Market factors, not the EPA drive coal-fired power plant closures
2-18
The Human Cost of Mountaintop Removal Coal Mining
2-18
1,200 protestors march against mountaintop removal mining in Kentucky
2-18
Breaking Up With Coal, Falling in Love with Clean Energy
2-18
PA Taps into Hydrofracking, While NY Waits
2-17
Defenders of Blair Mountain planning protests at coal companies in W.Va., Mo.
2-17
Corps brings back streamlined strip-mine permits - Obama brings back streamlined coal mine permits
2-17
Move Not Those Bones 
2-17
Should Arch Coal Be Allowed to Destroy Historic Blair Mountain Battlefield? Interview with Blair Activist/Archaeologist Brandon Nida
2-17
Coal, Mining Interests File Suit to Block Landmark Mercury Regs
2-17
Human Cost of Coal (Maps & Facts)
2-17
Five Patriot workers sue mine operator, bosses
2-17
Two-headed fish, selenium, mining and coal ash
2-17
Group wants McKinley’s attention
2-17
Coal ash ponds may present risk to groundwater
2-17
W.Va. Sen. Manchin 'grills' Secretary Chu on coal - but doesn't really wait to hear the answers
2-17
Will West Virginia lead on coal-mine safety?
2-17
Bill advances to drug test all mine employees
2-17
Climate change threatens tropical birds
2-17
U.S. will lead new effort to cut global warming from methane, soot
2-16
Mapping the health toll of mountaintop removal
2-16
Does the coal industry’s new report ‘debunk’ WVU studies on mountaintop removal and public health? - Mining-health link not so clear, new coal-industry-funded study says
2-16
Power companies opposing bill for ‘least-cost planning’
2-16
Goodwin turns up the heat on UBB security chief - Security chief at UBB seeks no jail time
2-16
Bonds proposed to recoup W.Va. utility fuel costs
2-16
Hawks Nest documentary event (scroll down)
2-16
Governor gets pinwheeled - Rally: View of Mountains from Frankfort Isn't Pretty
2-16
Journalists Detained, Labeled Ecoterrorists by Natural Gas Workers
2-16
2013 Budget Ups Renewables, Cuts Fossil Fuel Subsidies
2-16
Power companies opposing bill for ‘least-cost planning’
2-16
Will 'all-in' energy plan bury coal?
2-16
Coal mine accident kills 15 in China
2-15
Hundreds decry mountaintop removal at Capitol rally - Activists Lobby Capitol Opposing Mountaintop Removal, Supporting Renewable Energy - Hundreds gather in Frankfort for annual I Love Mountains Day - Rally at state Capitol attracts hundreds who want to end mountaintop surface mining
2-15
Update on Blair Mountain mining activities
2-15
Motley Fool: 4 Dirty Stocks to Avoid
2-15
Feds seek 25 years in jail for Upper Big Branch security chief
2-15
What’s going on with MSHA’s UBB internal review? - Final report on 2010 US coal mine explosion due out February 23
2-15
Obama again proposes more focused mine cleanups
2-15
Two mussel species found in state are endangered, feds say
2-15
Telling the truth about W.Va. mineral taxation
2-15
DEP: First Marcellus Law Hires Soon
2-15
Penn group urges students to withdraw from PNC accounts
2-15
Video: Is Nevada Coal Plant an Example of Environmental Injustice?
2-15
Utility exec: Coal-gas plant's 'time has passed'
2-15
As the Climate Changes, Species Move North or Go Extinct
2-14
Frasure Creek applies for mine permit revision
2-14
Obama to cut MSHA budget, focus on enforcement - President Obama’s budget and coal - Obama Budget Would Cut $40 Billion in Fossil-Fuel Credits
2-14
Greenpeace Protests Coal & Mountaintop Removal Atop 400 Ft Power Plant  - 16 arrested in Greenpeace protest at Arden power plant - Greenpeace activists breach security at Progress Energy power plant, unfurl protest banner
2-14
EPA probing Washington County shale operations
2-14
They make law, we live with it
2-14
Dine' Louise Benally responds to Navajo Attorney General: Halt coal fired power plants
2-14
Work on fly-ash course caused cancer, lawsuit alleges
2-14
The Great Carbon Bubble: Why the Fossil Fuel Industry Fights So Hard
2-14
With climate change, today's '100-year floods' may happen every three to 20 years: research
2-14
Soil erosion increasing global warming threat: UNEP
2-14
Global Warming Makes Elephant Seals Dive Deeper, Study Suggests 
2-14
Myanmar activists warily test new right to protest
2-13
Feds energy outlook doesn’t look good for coal
2-13
Drillers cut natural gas production as prices drop
2-13
Coal railcars proposal draws spirited debate
2-13
In the Andes, freak cold extracts a brutal toll
2-12
Mountaintop removal affects all  
2-12
Drug link to coal mine deaths is not clear; Tomblin pushing for testing of miners
2-12
Chemicals, auto parts, coal among West Virginia's top exports
2-12
Documentary focuses on fight against lawsuits, rights
2-12
Trailer to new Hawks Nest Tunnel documentary to be shown on Feb. 19th at Charleston's Cultural Center
2-12
Greene County man pleads guilty to illegally dumping liquid waste
2-11
Feb. 10 WVEC Legislative Update
2-11
Coal River Tree-sitter Sentenced To 7 Days In Jail
2-11
State’s energy spin ignores the coming coalfield crisis
2-11
Where did Gov. Tomblin get miner drug-testing bill?
2-11
State UBB report to be released Feb. 23
2-11
Another major study points to questions about whether natural gas offers greenhouse benefits
2-11
Arch Coal profit rises on higher prices - Arch 'Excited' About Tygart Mine - Cost-cutting boosts quarterly earnings of Arch Coal
2-11
A case study in how industry influence squelches the science of gas drilling impacts
2-11
Study: Colorado oil-gas pollution tops expectations
2-11
Experts plan for climate change as fate of all life put at risk
2-11
2C warming goal now 'optimistic' - French scientists
2-10
Update: Arch says mining not imminent at Blair
2-10
Accused tree sitter pleads no contest
2-10
Group Celebrates Sit-In of Governor’s Office With Protest Skit in Rotunda - Protesters rally against mountaintop mining - Protesters square dance to make their point
2-10
Hawk's Nest Tunnel Trailer Preview at Cultural Center
2-10
US attorney wants more jail time in case of ex-Massey UBB employee
2-10
Air Sampling Reveals High Methane Emissions from Natural Gas Field
2-10
Ohio attorney general seeks tougher penalties for gas well violations
2-10
Pennsylvania Passes Marcellus Bill; Industry Investment in Politics Pays Off
2-10
Regulations Create Jobs, Too
2-10
Nuclear agency approves first nuclear reactors since 1978
2-10
Melting ice sheets already seen driving sea-level rise  
2-10
Climate Change A Growing Risk For U.S. Water Supplies
2-10
Arsenic and lead found in contaminated water leak at coal seam gas drill site
2-9
What’s going on at Blair Mountain? - Why can’t they just forget? - Is Arch Coal About to Mine Historic Blair Mountain?
2-9
Government to seek stiff sentence for Massey security chief
2-9
3 W.Va. plants latest to close under utility restructuring -
First Energy to Retire Three West Virginia Coal Plants
2-9
Poor environmental scores for W.Va. delegation, one exception
2-9
Alpha hit with another ‘imminent danger’ order 
2-9
Fracking's Toll on Pets, Livestock Chills Pennsylvania Farmers - The Hidden Danger of the Gas Boom
2-9
McKibben: Vt. needs to lead on climate change
2-8
Drug testing bill 'a distraction,' McAteer says - W.Va. lawmakers urged to respond to mine disaster - UBB investigators ask legislators to prevent accidents from occurring  - Drug Testing Proposed For Miners In Wake Of Upper Big Branch, Despite No Role In Disaster - Coal industry opposed Bush drug-testing policy because it gave miners a chance to seek treatment
2-8
West Virginia future fund - Mineral trust boosted budget, ex-Wyoming governor says
2-8
EPA approves most of W.Va.'s water quality rules
2-8
Coal mine cutbacks have Boone County talking diversification
2-8
5 Amazing Places in the US in Danger of Being Destroyed by Dirty Energy
2-8
AEP chief: Coal's elimination 'just not going to happen'
2-8
House Panel Advances Keystone Pipeline Plan
2-8
Tanker spill in creek leads to evacuations but no injuries
2-8
Concert to Combat Coal in Central Illinois
2-8
ABB Revs-Up Electric Car Charging Network
2-8
Low-lying Louisiana prepares for sea level to rise
2-7
Irene McKinney remembered
2-7
And so it begins: Coal layoffs sign of things to come? -
Alpha Natural Resources Announces Plans to Idle, Slow Production at Coal Mines in KY, WV - Patriot Coal's Deteriorating Financial Prospects - Alpha Exec Says $7B Massey Deal Was Right To Do
2-7
Mine safety: Are lawmakers doing all they could?
2-7
WV mine agency preparing to release UBB report
2-7
Despite lack of UBB link, Tomblin focused on miner drug testing - Industry leaders want drug tests at all mines
2-7
Blair Mountain protectors have no standing, coal group argues
2-7
Gas company accused of not appreciating surface owner’s rights
2-7
Coal heritage public lecture series starts
2-7
Proposed Utah mine expansion reflects politics of coal
2-7
Movers & Shakers: Diane Isser
2-7
Silas House play highlights LBGT struggle for fairness
2-7
Giant Crack in Antarctica About to Spawn New York-Size Iceberg
2-7
Flooding, other effects of climate change expose Australians to toxic contamination
2-7
Could Cheap Gas Slow Growth Of Renewable Energy?
2-7
Shale affects homeless veterans
2-7
Lessons not learned: Marcellus Shale drillers get their way with watered-down, flawed legislation
2-7
Marcellus Shale Reality Tour Part 3 EPA comes to Dimock
2-6
AEP CEO to kick off lecture series
2-6
Alpha Natural to cut coal output as demand weakens
2-6
Agencies urge Interior to reject mining near national park
2-6
A Bird’s Eye View on Mountaintop Removal Mining: The Photography of J. Henry Fair
2-6
County health department wants to educate residents about water testing
2-6
Island nations want climate change in world court
2-6
World at risk without climate justice
2-6
Climate change predicted to escalate Tropical Cyclone damage costs for US and China
2-6
China needs more coal
2-5

W.Va.'s U.S. House incumbents outraise opponents

2-5
W.Va. poet laureate Irene McKinney dies at 72 -
Goodbye to Irene McKinney
2-5
Book review: Mountains of deception
2-4
Coal slurry debate
2-4
Cracker tax break could cost locality $300 million - Center: W.Va. ‘cracker’ tax break worth $300 million
2-4
Is the coal industry just misunderstood? - Coal Symposium ends with Obama bashing session - Coal industry wants answers from Chesapeake on anti-coal funding - Friday roundup, Feb. 3, 2012 - Neighboring coal associations rally against Obama - WVDoE: Cheap gas a threat to W.Va. coal
2-4
Coal Mines Becoming Safer But Some Still ‘Don’t Get It,’ Says U.S. Regulator
2-4
Feb. 3: WVEC Green Legislative Update - CAG Legislative Update
2-4
A Tax Credit For Coal Slurry  
2-4
Explanation of DEP study requested
2-4
Grassroots Advocacy at Its Best
2-4
ALPHA NATURAL RESOURCES ADJUSTS CENTRAL APPALACHIA COAL PRODUCTION
2-4
Democrats counter energy security claims about Keystone pipeline project
2-4
Science behind the big freeze: is climate change bringing the Arctic to Europe?
2-4
Industry engages in flim-flam to spin coal ash recycling stats
2-3
Tomblin rejects funding development plan with severance-tax hike
2-3
Alpha contractor gets 6 months in jail
2-3
If We Can Stop the Keystone Pipeline, We Can Stop Mountaintop Removal. Right?
2-3
MTR activist to visit Marshall’s campus
2-3
W.Va. Coal Symposium: Bad timing for Alpha
2-3
House GOP delays mine-safety hearing to wait for internal review
2-3
Appalachian Power to buy 2 W.Va. AEP plants
2-3
The Sierra Club and Natural Gas
2-2
Oscar-nominated director arrested at House hearing - 'Gasland' Journalists Arrested At Hearing By Order Of House Republicans (UPDATES)
2-2
For Some in Congress, It's Easier To Censor Than Hear Americans
2-2
Creating an Economic Diversification Trust Fund (pdf)
2-2
Main, Tomblin headline W.Va. mining symposium; Alpha officials to discuss the era of change
2-2
Lawyer urges industry 'caution' in talking to MSHA
2-2
Rocky Top(less): Environmentalists Ask for Haslam's Help to Stop Mountaintop Removal Mining
2-2
TTU students to screen film about mining industry
2-2
Film fest on energy presented
2-1
MSHA focus shifting to surface mine safety in 2012 - MSHA announces next phase of ‘Rules to Live By’
2-1
Will W.Va. prepare for a post-coal future?
2-1
Critics claim near universal opposition to OSM-BLM merger
2-1
Experts deliver dire warnings about fracking impacts - Residents call for strategy group to plan for gas drilling impacts
2-1
Coal’s not dying — it’s just getting shipped abroad - Pipes Says Coal Demand Affected by Natural Gas
2-1
Energy efficiency offers one of the best tools for tackling the world's debt and social
2-1
Climate change a fundamental health risk: academic
2-1
U.N. starts climate change strategy site
2-1
Clean Air Advocates Cheer Court Decision on Kansas Coal Plant Expansion
2-1
Environmental Group Ranks South's Most Endangered Places
2-1
Wake Up: Water as crucial to economy as coal - Eskom

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