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3-31
Mountaintop Removal Mining and related news

Fed Court Okays Worst Mountaintop Removal Project in History - Take Action

3-31
Coal and MiningPollution in all its forms
A power plant, cancer and a small town's fears
3-31
GovernmentPollution in all its forms
EPA is guarding the environment
3-31
MediaEnergy and Energy PolicyPollution in all its forms
Mark Ruffalo Addresses Fracking On 'Colbert Report' Interview
3-31
Oil and GasGovernmentCorruption and Big Money Interests
Big Oil’s Bogus Campaign
3-31
Oil and GasGovernmentCorruption and Big Money Interests
Its the Same Old Song: Oil Money Secures the Support of Congress
3-30
Coal and MiningGovernment

Massey Mine Boss Pleads Guilty As Feds Target Execs - Upper Big Branch superintendent pleads guilty to fraud - UBB superintendent pleads - Ex-Superintendent Pleads Guilty In WVa Mine Blast - Ex-mine chief pleads guilty to 2010 W.Virginia blast charge

3-30
Coal and MiningMedia
Upper Big Branch Documentary to Air April 5 on Link TV
3-30
Mountaintop Removal Mining and related newsGovernment
Bo Webb: Fed court ruling on MTR mining dangerous
3-30
Local NewsCoal and MiningGovernment
MSHA says 3 area coal mines illegally warned of inspectors
3-30
Mountaintop Removal Mining and related newsPeople Power
For some UNCA students, spring break was about serving the community
3-30
Energy and Energy PolicyGovernment
Provision in Marcellus Shale Bill Prompts Controversy
3-30
Energy and Energy PolicyGovernment
Towns sue Pa. over Marcellus Shale law
3-29
Mountaintop Removal Mining and related newsGovernment

NY Times to Obama: Appeal Spruce Mine ruling - Clean Water and the Spruce Mine - Spruce Court Decision: A Sad Day in West Virginia - EPA should appeal federal decision to allow MTR in Logan County

3-29

True Economic Measure Includes Natural Assets: Scientists
3-29
Coal and Mining

W.Va. judge won't dismiss Massey shareholder case - W. Va Judge Rejects Motion to Dismiss Massey Case

3-29
Climate change

Reports link heat waves, deluges to climate change - Climate change panel warns of severe storms, heatwaves and floods - Report: Global Warming Will Cause Unprecedented Onslaught Of Weather Disasters - Global warming linked to deadly, costly weather disasters - Plan Now For Climate-Related Disasters: U.N. Report

3-29
Sheer stupidityCorruption and Big Money Interests
ALEC Climate Change Denial Model Bill Passes in Tennessee
3-29
Coal and MiningGovernmentClimate change

Another day in West Virginia’s coalfields: Power plants, mine explosions and heads stuck in the sand - Sen. Rockefeller on EPA greenhouse gas proposal: ‘We need to grab hold of our own future’ - Jay urges measured response to EPA greenhouse rules

3-29
Coal and Mining
Cheap coal? Tell that to the dead miners' families
3-29
Coal and MiningGovernmentClimate change

- U.S. EPA Puts First Greenhouse Gas Limits on New Power Plants - Analysis: EPA rule a new setback for new coal plants - EPA emission standards may rule out new coal power plants

3-29
Coal and MiningGovernmentClimate change
Jeff Goodell: EPA Power Plant Rule Drives a Stake Through the Heart of Big Coal
3-29
GovernmentCoal and Mining

Feds justify fraud charge in W.Va. mine blast case - Superintendent of W.Va. mine where 29 died is set to plead to federal fraud charge Thursday

3-29
Coal and MiningPollution in all its formsGovernment

Tenn. fines coal company $50,000 for 'black water' release - State officials say company never reported a mishap that dumped coal slurry into New River

3-29
MediaMountaintop Removal Mining and related news

Last Mountain Documentary Addresses Small Town Environmental Issues - The battle for America’s energy future

3-29
GovernmentCoal and Mining
MSHA: Advance notification of inspectors still a serious problem
3-29
Coal and MiningMedia
Funny Mr. Coal Guy Ads By Sierra Club
3-29
Coal and MiningGovernment

Supreme Court candidate Chafin proposes justice recusal reform - State's chief justice scoffs at recusal proposal

3-29
Mountaintop Removal Mining and related newsGovernment

Tenn.: Lawmakers Kill Mountaintop Removal Ban Again - Mountaintop coal removal ban killed in Tennessee House

3-29
GovernmentCoal and Mining
Democrats, MSHA ask for more teeth in federal mine law
3-29
Climate changeGovernment
Steps the EPA Must Take to Reduce Global Warming Emissions
3-29
Coal and MiningPollution in all its forms
$10.2M settlement reached in NM coal waste lawsuit
3-29
Energy and Energy PolicyPollution in all its forms
Energy giant struggles to contain offshore gas leak
3-29
Coal and MiningPollution in all its forms
Coastal California Fog Carries Toxic Mercury, Study Finds
3-29
Coal and Mining
Poland: Collision of truck and minibus carrying coal miners kills 8
3-28
Government
EPA proposes rules that would mandate carbon capture
3-28
Coal and MiningGovernment

Mine Agency To Congress: Don't Blame Us For Deadly Disaster - MSHA not to blame for UBB disaster, Main says - MSHA looking for help to enforce mine safety - Agency's lax enforcement of safety laws a factor in deadly mine explosion, panel says

3-28
Coal and MiningMountaintop Removal Mining and related news

Alpha CEO questions climate change, looks toward election - Coal executive predicts more layoffs due to weak market

3-28
WaterPollution in all its forms
“Caddisfly-Lady” studies water conductivity
3-27
GovernmentMountaintop Removal Mining and related news
W.Va. still fighting EPA over strip mine permits
3-27
Mountaintop Removal Mining and related newsOVEC-supported volunteers and projects in the newsGovernment
Unbearable grief
3-27
Coal and MiningPeople PowerMedia
Using a Light Touch to Attack a Dark Subject
3-27
MediaMountaintop Removal Mining and related newsGovernment
Tennessee mountaintop removal ad comes as fight continues over bills
3-27
Climate change
Global warming close to becoming irreversible-scientists
3-27
Climate changeGovernment
EPA to impose first greenhouse gas limits on power plants
3-27
GovernmentCoal and MiningPollution in all its forms
League of Women Voters: EPA must be allowed to implement Clean Air Act updates
3-27
Energy and Energy PolicyPollution in all its forms
Planned Pipelines to Rival Keystone XL
3-27
Coal and MiningGovernment
Cmte. Reviews Lessons of Worst Mining Disaster in 40 Years
3-27
Coal and Mining
Big Coal Launches Sneak Attack on Oregon – Speak Up NOW to Protect Wildlife
3-26
Energy and Energy PolicyWaterPollution in all its forms
Shell plant attracts watchful eyes
3-26
Energy and Energy PolicyWaterPollution in all its forms
Ohio gas drilling raises concern over water supply
3-26
Coal and Mining
Blair Community Center and Museum Teaches History
3-26
Climate change
Study: Global temperatures could rise 5 degrees by 2050
3-26
Coal and MiningGovernment
MSHA inspectors issue 101 citations at six Kentucky coal mines
3-26
Mountaintop Removal Mining and related newsGovernmentOVEC-supported volunteers and projects in the news
A court victory for the evils of mountaintop removal coal mining: Arch Coal Spruce No. 1 mine permit reinstated
3-26
Coal and MiningPollution in all its forms
Wyoming coal-to-gasoline plant one of only two under way in U.S.
3-26
Climate change
Link builds between weather extremes and warming
3-26
Climate change
Rising concern on climate change
3-26
Climate change
U.S. Intelligence Sees Global Water Conflict Risks Rising
3-26
Climate change
Mankind Kept 2011 Global Temperatures Near Record-WMO
3-26
Energy and Energy PolicyCoal and Mining
Let’s focus on alternative to coal

3-25
Energy and Energy PolicyClimate change

As natural gas production grows, questions arise about methane leaks

3-25
Mountaintop Removal Mining and related newsGovernment

BC Presents “Thinking Like a Mountain"

3-25
Coal and MiningGovernment

Panel says MHSA lax in Upper Big Branch - Federal regulators ‘could have prevented’ Upper Big Branch, W. Va. mine disaster, report concludes - Panel faults MSHA enforcement in Upper Big Branch explosion

3-25
Coal and MiningPollution in all its forms

Coal trains a threat

3-25
Climate change

Both Coasts Watch Closely as San Francisco Faces Erosion

3-25
Climate change

Manmade Climate Change Accelerated In 2001-2010, World Meteorological Organization Reports

3-25
Climate change

Southeast fisheries investigate, anticipate ocean acidification
3-24
Mountaintop Removal Mining and related newsGovernment

EPA's veto of Spruce Mine permit overturned; Judge: Agency's interpretation of Clean Water Act 'unreasonable' - Judge Overturns EPA Ruling Against Arch Coal Mine

3-24
Mountaintop Removal Mining and related newsGovernmentOVEC-supported volunteers and projects in the news

Judge: EPA veto of mine permit was overreaching - Court Reverses E.P.A. on Big Mining Project - Judge slams EPA for axing coal permit - Spruce Mine Reversal Signals Mountaintop Removal Not “Slowing to a Trickle” - Appalachians Vow to Continue Supporting EPA’s Effort to Protect Waterways and Communities from Mountaintop Removal Mining

3-24
Mountaintop Removal Mining and related newsGovernment
EPA’s bad week continues — mountaintop removal veto overturned
3-24
Coal and MiningCorruption and Big Money Interests
MSHA: Coal Companies Are Illegally Warning Miners When Inspectors Arrive
3-24
Coal and MiningCorruption and Big Money InterestsGovernment

NIOSH panel says proper MSHA inspections and enforcement likely could have prevented the Upper Big Branch Mine Disaster - Report: Mine Safety Agency 'Could Have Prevented' Deadly Disaster - ndependent panel says federal regulators partly to blame for fatal Massey mine blast

3-24
People PowerGovernmentMountaintop Removal Mining and related news

Lawsuit Launched to Protect Imperiled Crayfish in Kentucky, Virginia and West Virginia - Big Sandy Crayfish: Freshwater Species of the Week

3-24
Mountaintop Removal Mining and related newsGovernment
New Surface Coal Mining Permits Effective March 19
3-24
People PowerPollution in all its formsEnergy and Energy Policy

Protest Planned of Proposed Mountain Top Removal Mining Operations at North Mountain - Occupy’s Disrupt Dirty Power Earth Month

3-24
Campaign Finance Reform
Show Me the Money: States, ABA Try to Figure Out When Campaign Cash Leads to a Judge’s Recusal
3-24
Campaign Finance Reform
A Tangled Web: Who’s Making Money From All This Campaign Spending?
3-24
People PowerCoal and Mining
Groups try to stop Miss. coal plant construction
3-24
Energy and Energy PolicyPollution in all its forms
Survey: Marcellus brings changes to public schools but not much tax money
3-24
Climate change
Mountain butterflies, wildflowers hit by climate change
3-24
Climate change
Global Warming May Have Fueled March Heat Wave Odds
3-24
Coal and MiningGovernmentCorruption and Big Money Interests
Auditors say India lost billions in coal scandal

3-23
MediaGovernmentCoal and Mining

New Coal Rush Film Documentary Exposes America's "Other BP" Disaster (VIDEO) - Documentary on Rawl contamination to premier

3-23
Energy and Energy PolicyPollution in all its forms

Gas drilling needs to improve, Chesapeake official says

3-23
Renewable Energy

Forum on efficiency informs, educates

3-23
Mountaintop Removal Mining and related newsPeople Power

College Students Spend Spring Break in Doddridge County
3-23
Mountaintop Removal Mining and related newsGovernment
Opposition to Scenic Vistas is indefensible

3-23
Coal and MiningMedia

Coming soon to Link TV - explore: West Virginia

3-23
Coal and MiningMountaintop Removal Mining and related news

Report cites controversial mining firms

3-23
Coal and MiningPollution in all its forms

Why the delay in drinking water protection near coal ash dumps?

3-23
Ecological news and issuesClimate change

Thich Nhat Hanh: maybe in 100 years there will be no more humans on the planet

3-23
Energy and Energy PolicyGovernment

Obama Showcases His Energy Policy On 2-Day Tour - All of the above: Obama doesn’t mention coal

3-23
Climate change

Epic March heat wave in Midwest, Great Lakes and Northeast: link to global warming?

3-23
Climate change

'Rebranding' global warming is political hot potato - Politico Runs Story On Global Warming ‘Rebranding’ 3 Years Late — Then Gets Story Backwards

3-22
Mountaintop Removal Mining and related news
Police ID logger killed while clearing trees from surface mine in Boone County
3-22
Mountaintop Removal Mining and related newsPollution in all its formsOVEC-supported volunteers and projects in the news

Green groups sue ex-Massey US coal mining units over water violations - Environmental advocacy groups sue Boone, Nicholas county mines

3-22
Mountaintop Removal Mining and related newsCoal and Mining
Alpha tops 2011 safety fine list, report says
3-22
Energy and Energy PolicyPollution in all its formsGovernment
Cracker would face air permit 'challenges,' DEP says
3-22
Energy and Energy PolicyPollution in all its formsGovernment
Cracker plant would add to misery
3-22
MediaCoal and MiningPollution in all its forms

'Coal Rush' Documentary: Contaminated Water Film To Screen In Atlanta - Film focuses on W.Va. coal slurry pollution battle

3-22
GovernmentPollution in all its forms
Greens see politics in EPA rule delays
3-22
Climate change

Local heat enters record territory - As Winter Becomes Spring, Another Summer-Like Day In Much Of U.S.

3-22
Climate change
Airline CO2 Friction Is Hint Of New Climate Politics
3-22
Coal and MiningPollution in all its forms
Daily No-Brainer: Cutting Coal Plant Pollution Makes Cents
3-22
Coal and MiningPollution in all its forms
Counting the cost: the hidden price of coal power
3-22
Ecological news and issues
Valuing nature, changing economics
3-22
Climate change
Climate-change toll could reach $1.98T
3-21
People PowerMountaintop Removal Mining and related newsOVEC-supported volunteers and projects in the news
Groups Sue Two More Mining Companies for Endangering WV Streams
3-21
Coal and MiningPollution in all its formsMedia

Film focuses on state coal slurry pollution battle - Film on coal slurry pollution fight between Massey, W.Va. residents to be screened March 29

3-21
Energy and Energy PolicyPollution in all its forms
Do natural gas production facilities create air-quality concerns?
3-21
Energy and Energy PolicyCoal and Mining
Appalachian Coal Fights for Survival on Shale Boom: Commodities
3-21
Energy and Energy PolicyLocal News
2 conferences on Marcellus drilling set in W.Va.
3-21
Coal and MiningMountaintop Removal Mining and related news
Alpha CEO to speak at UC on March 27
3-21
Mountaintop Removal Mining and related newsCoal and Mining
Coal producer Alpha Natural Resources chairman, founder Michael Quillen to step down in May
3-21
Coal and MiningPollution in all its forms
New report: Coal power is not cheap power
3-21
Campaign Finance ReformGovernment
Impact of Citizens United Infuriates Some WV Voters

3-23

Opposition to Scenic Vistas is indefensible
3-21
Local NewsClimate change
Allergies arriving early
3-21
Coal and Mining
Fight continues over coal terminal proposed near Bellingham, Wash.; 800 show up for meeting
3-21
Coal and MiningPollution in all its forms
Time to retire coal-fired plants
3-21
Coal and MiningPollution in all its forms
David Suzuki: Dirty fuel should be consigned to the coal bin of history
3-21
Coal and MiningPollution in all its forms
Toxic legacy at T4 coal-loader site
3-20
GovernmentCoal and MiningPollution in all its forms

Documentary 'Coal Rush' to make debut at Atlanta Film Festival March 29 - "Coal Rush" Premieres at Atlanta Film Festival

3-20
Energy and Energy PolicyMedia
Russell Mokhiber: Mountain Stage should drop Chesapeake Energy as a sponsor
3-20
Mountaintop Removal Mining and related newsPeople Power
MJ Recounts Spring Break in Appalachia
3-20
Energy and Energy PolicyPollution in all its forms
Colo. study points to health impacts from gas drilling
3-20
Local NewsEnergy and Energy Policy
Commerce secretary 'optimistic' about Institute 'cracker'
3-20
Coal and MiningGovernment
Why doesn’t Sen. Rockefeller hold a committee hearing on technology to make coal mines safer?
3-20
Coal and MiningEnergy and Energy Policy
Coal may face tougher negotiations with utility purchasers
3-20
Energy and Energy PolicyPeople Power
Rally for regulations against ‘big coal, oil’
3-20
Mountaintop Removal Mining and related newsGovernment
Tennessee Appalachian Hero Eric Stewart Appeals To Save The Mountains
3-20
Climate change
EU climate broker: World faces 4 degrees of warming
3-19
Local NewsEnergy and Energy PolicyGovernment
Statehouse beat: The real prize with a cracker plant
3-19
People PowerMedia
Judi Bari documentary at film festival
3-19
People PowerMountaintop Removal Mining and related news
Divest from mountaintop removal coal mining
3-19
GovernmentMountaintop Removal Mining and related news
Tennessee Senate delays vote on mountaintop coal mining ban
3-19
Coal and Mining
Declining U.S. coal still has bright spots (if you mistakenly believe that a 50 percent rise in demand for coal by 2035 is a ”bright” thing for the planet)
3-18
Coal and Mining
Dark days for coal: Can exports save it?
3-18
Climate change
State policy makers wrestle with how to deal with sea level rise
3-18
Climate change
Climate Change Sends Beetles Into Overdrive
3-17
Coal and Mining
Has Big Coal Lost Its Power?
3-17
Energy and Energy PolicyPollution in all its forms
How a Pennsylvania Law Has Elevated the Fracking Battle to a Civil Rights Fight
3-17
Energy and Energy Policy
Ethane cracker plant might be built in Institute
3-17
Energy and Energy PolicyGovernment

Why we’ll never know the real story of how W.Va. lost out on the Shell Chemical ‘cracker’ plant - Why did Shell pick Pa. for its cracker plant?

3-17
Coal and Mining
Why coal miners die on the job
3-17
Ecological news and issues
Environmental crunch 'worse than thought': OECD
3-17
Energy and Energy PolicyClimate change
Natural Gas a Weak Weapon Against Climate Change, New Study Asserts
3-17
Climate change
New figures: More of US at risk to sea level rise
3-17
Climate change
Heat Wave Across Much of U.S. Marches On
3-17
Climate change
Brace yourselves Windsor and Essex County: More severe storms, disease in our future
3-16
Energy and Energy PolicyGovernment
Cathy Kunkel and Walton Shepherd: Should our kids pay our power bills?
3-16
Coal and MiningPollution in all its forms
Julian Martin: Big Coal brainwashes W.Va. students
3-16
Energy and Energy PolicyGovernment
State launches gas-drilling database for public
3-16
Energy and Energy PolicyPollution in all its forms

Shell to build ethane cracker plant in Pa., not W.Va. - Kanawha officials pin hopes on 'second' cracker

3-16
Mountaintop Removal Mining and related news

RepRisk Releases Its New Report on the Most Controversial Mining Companies of 2011 - Alpha listed among ‘most controversial’ mining firms

3-16
Coal and Mining

Stover appeals conviction for lying, trying to destroy records after deadly W.Va. mine blast - Security chief during US coal mine explosion appeals verdict

3-16
Energy and Energy PolicyPollution in all its formsWater
What Americans Get from Fracking
3-16
Climate change

Sea level rise from global warming magnifies coastal flood risk in Washington, D.C., mid-Atlantic - More of US at risk due to warming-fueled sea-level rise - Miami, New York, other coastal areas may be more at risk to sea rise from global warming

3-16
Climate change
Doctors Warn Climate Change May Lead to Spike in Asthma Case
3-16
Coal and MiningGovernment
Two Years After Massey Disaster, Mine Safety Agency Owns Up to Problems (Again)
3-16
Coal and MiningGovernment
Miss. Supreme Court reverses Southern Co coal project approval

3-15
Coal and Mining

Former UBB security chief plans appeal

3-15
Energy and Energy PolicyOVEC-supported volunteers and projects in the news

Groups talk W.Va. energy

3-15
Coal and MiningGovernment

Government, coal employment up; Manufacturing jobs see dramatic drop

3-15
Mountaintop Removal Mining and related news

Though the mountains may fall: The cost of mountain top removal

3-15
Coal and MiningPollution in all its forms

Childhood Asthma On The Rise As Political Battles Threaten EPA's Air Pollution Rules

3-15
Mountaintop Removal Mining and related newsMedia

Sierra Club to host 'Last Mountain' screening

3-15
Mountaintop Removal Mining and related newsPeople Power

Group protests mountaintop mining financier

3-15
Mountaintop Removal Mining and related newsGovernment

Haslam neutral on mountaintop mining bill

3-15
Coal and Mining

Judge 'outraged' at outcome of Utah mine collapse
3-14
GovernmentCoal and Mining

Interior Dept. to move forward with OSM merger - U.S. Interior Secretary orders OSM/BLM consolidation to proceed - Interior moves ahead with OSM-BLM plans

3-14
Energy and Energy PolicyPeople PowerOVEC-supported volunteers and projects in the news

Today: WV public forum on energy efficiency programs, electric utilities - W.Va. forum to discuss utilities, energy programs

3-14
Coal and MiningOVEC-supported volunteers and projects in the news
Remembering Buffalo Creek
3-14
Coal and Mining
Whistleblower battles for mining job back
3-14
Energy and Energy PolicyPollution in all its forms
Sierra Club Spurns $30 Million Gift After Fracking Turns Toxic
3-13
Coal and MiningGovernment

Citations, fines rising at site where miner died - Investigation continues in fatal Nicholas mine mishap

3-13
Campaign Finance Reform
Tax on Out-of-State Political Money Could Outflank Citizens United
3-13
Local NewsCoal and Mining
Coal tax debate breaks out
3-13
Coal and Mining
Coal's Share of U.S. Electricity the Lowest Since 1978, but...
3-13
Ecological news and issuesGovernment
Two Eastern U.S. mussels to be listed as endangered
3-13
Mountaintop Removal Mining and related newsGovernment

Tenn: Senate delays vote on mountaintop removal ban - Mountain Top Removal Ban Still Alive in Senate - Reader: Ramsey caves in to coal companies

3-13
Mountaintop Removal Mining and related newsPeople Power
Activists sit-in at Board of Trustees session
3-12
Coal and Mining
One dead in Fayette mining accident
3-12
Mountaintop Removal Mining and related newsPeople Power
MU event to focus on Blair Mountain preservation fight
3-12
Energy and Energy PolicyOVEC-supported volunteers and projects in the news
Forum set on utility rates, energy efficiency
3-12
Coal and MiningGovernment
Emergency plans for slurry dams essential
3-12
Coal and Mining
Consol Taking 695,000 Tons Of Coal Per Month Off Market
3-12
Energy and Energy PolicyPollution in all its forms
Appalachia banks on natural gas, chemical plants
3-12
Pollution in all its formsCoal and Mining
The Tale of J.R. Simplot's Two-Headed Trout
3-12
Government
Another Keystone XL Victory
3-12
Climate change
Greenland ice sheet may melt completely with 1.6 degrees global warming
3-12
Climate change
Report: Great Lakes ice down 71 percent since 1973
3-12
Energy and Energy PolicyGovernment
Rebuilding land destroyed by oil-sands may not restore it, researchers say
3-11
People PowerMountaintop Removal Mining and related news
Environmental Activists Protest Outside Bank
3-11
GovernmentCoal and Mining
Lawmakers kill FOIA fix legislation
3-11
Coal and MiningGovernment
MSHA should fully acknowledge its responsibilty at UBB
3-11
Mountaintop Removal Mining and related news
Joblessness in the Mountains
3-11
GovernmentCoal and Mining
U.S. District Judge denies Performance Coal request for UBB documents
3-11
People PowerCoal and Mining
Activists start gathering signatures in hopes of banning coal trains in Bellingham
3-11
Climate change
A bugged life: Warm winter could mean more insects
3-11
Energy and Energy PolicyPollution in all its forms
Inside the Keystone pipeline: How much would it really help US consumers? Politicians paint a rosy picture of lower gas prices and abundant supply, but Canadian firms behind the Keystone pipeline expect it to supply Gulf Coast export markets and raise Midwest oil prices.
3-11
Energy and Energy PolicyPollution in all its forms
Tapping shale: Norwegian firm pushing for N.Y. permits
3-11
Climate change
Island Nation May Move Population to Fiji Due to Climate Change
3-10
Energy and Energy Policy

Ohio says gas-drilling injections led to earthquakes - Ohio imposes tougher rules on gas-drilling waste - Ohio Links Quakes to Frack Waste Processing; Enacts Rules - West Virginia already has new drilling-waste rules

3-10
Mountaintop Removal Mining and related news

Ky. mine flooding suit settled - Cambrian Coal Lawsuit: Kentucky Mining Company Settles Over Deadly 2010 Flood

3-10
Coal and MiningGovernment
Utah plea deal brings call for tougher mine safety sanctions
3-10
Coal and MiningGovernment
Crandall Canyon: Fines don’t satisfy families of mine disaster victims; They say $500K fine, ending 4-year probe, is a ‘disgrace’ to victims
3-10
GovernmentEnergy and Energy Policy
WV DEP permit would control run-off from oil, gas sites
3-10
Coal and MiningGovernmentSheer stupidity
W.Va. House resolution attacks EPA
3-10
Mountaintop Removal Mining and related news
KENNEDY CALLS FOR SHIFT FROM “FUEL FROM HELL” TO “PATRIOTIC FUELS FROM HEAVEN” (OVEC photo used)
3-10
Coal and Mining
9 miners die in flood, mine collapse in Colombia
3-10
Energy and Energy PolicyPollution in all its forms
Report warns of oil shale risks
3-10
Energy and Energy Policy
PSU study shows Marcellus Shale growth, dairy decline
3-10
Coal and MiningCorruption and Big Money Interests
Dynegy’s Transfer of Coal Assets Was Fraudulent, Court Finds; Shares Drop
3-10
Climate change
Global warming catastrophe: Island nation swallowed whole by the sea
3-9
GovernmentCoal and Mining

MSHA weakened air-flow plan before deadly UBB mine blast - What was MSHA doing at Upper Big Branch?

3-9
Renewable EnergyOVEC-supported volunteers and projects in the news

Public forum in Huntington to focus on electric utilities, energy efficiency programs - Electricity Energy Efficiency Forum at Huntington Library

3-9
GovernmentCoal and Mining
Alpha Natural Resources request granted
3-9
Local NewsPollution in all its formsGovernment

DEP fines gas company for burning flare near Richwood - End in sight for Richwood-area gas well flare

3-9
GovernmentCoal and Mining
UBB mine superintendent to plead guilty
3-9
Local NewsCoal and Mining
Justice on Forbes list of richest Americans
3-9
GovernmentCoal and Mining
W.Va. passes mine safety bill — such as it is …
3-9
Energy and Energy PolicyGovernment
Senate okays utility bonds
3-9
Coal and MiningCorruption and Big Money Interests
Stepping steadily upward on Massey’s corporate ladder
3-9
Energy and Energy PolicyGovernment
GOP bid to authorize Keystone pipeline fails
3-9
People Power
Take Action: Tell the EPA to stand up to corporate polluters and fight climate change
3-9
Energy and Energy PolicyPollution in all its forms
Marcellus Shale Activity Affecting County-level Dairy Production
3-8
GovernmentCoal and MiningPollution in all its forms

Judge consolidates medical testing in Prenter case - Trial judge combines W.Va. slurry pollution cases - Judge combines coal slurry pollution cases

3-8
GovernmentCoal and Mining

UBB family glad MSHA admits 'shortcomings' before explosion - Mine operator blamed for deadly explosion

3-8
Mountaintop Removal Mining and related newsGovernment
House Democrats defend OSMRE in mountaintop removal ‘stream protection’ rule controversy
3-8
Mountaintop Removal Mining and related newsGovernmentOVEC-supported volunteers and projects in the news
Settlement gives land conservation big boost
3-8
People PowerMountaintop Removal Mining and related news
Kathy Mattea and Barbara Kingsolver Team Up to Protest Mountaintop-Removal Mining
3-8
Mountaintop Removal Mining and related newsGovernment
Mountaintop removal looms
3-8
Mountaintop Removal Mining and related newsGovernment
Virginia Regulators Fail To Notify Public On Mountaintop Removal
3-8
Mountaintop Removal Mining and related newsGovernment
Activists ask EPA to strip Va. mines department of ability to grant federal water permits
3-8
People Power
Man of Action
3-8
Mountaintop Removal Mining and related newsMedia
The Last Mountain
3-8
Coal and MiningMedia
Battle against invasion
3-8
Coal and MiningPollution in all its forms
Coal-to-liquid diesel project on hold
3-7
Coal and MiningGovernment
Internal review outlines missed inspections, weak enforcement at UBB
3-7
Coal and MiningGovernment
UBB ‘internal review’ finds serious MSHA problems
3-7
Coal and MiningGovernment
Mine Safety Agency Reports Failures Before Deadly Explosion
3-7
Coal and MiningGovernment
MSHA probe: Inspectors missed UBB problems
3-7
Local NewsCoal and MiningGovernment
Mine safety bill passes
3-7
Local NewsCoal and MiningGovernment
Mine safety legislation now awaits Gov. Tomblin's signature
3-7
Mountaintop Removal Mining and related news
Amendment Ruins Tennessee Bill to Ban Mountaintop Removal, Sponsor Says
3-7
Mountaintop Removal Mining and related news
Restore protections to Scenic Vistas Act
3-7
Mountaintop Removal Mining and related news
Mountaintop removal violates Christian faith
3-7
Coal and Mining
Coal plant approval divides residents
3-7
Climate change
Tornado season likely to expand due to climate change
3-7
Climate change
Global warming, spread of infected ticks linked
3-7
Climate change
Global warming said to be a threat to bird species
3-7
Coal and Mining
Study questions coal's value to Bellingham
3-6
Coal and Mining
Another coal miner killed in Kentucky
3-6
Coal and MiningGovernment
Will Joe Main be clear about MSHA failings at UBB?
3-6
Coal and MiningGovernment
MSHA report examines its handling of W.Va. mine
3-6
Energy and Energy PolicyPollution in all its formsWater
Community water quality database to be compiled
3-6
Coal and MiningGovernment
Coal mine challenge heads to Utah Supreme Court
3-6
Coal and MiningPollution in all its forms
106 U.S. Coal Plant Retirements Since 2010
3-6
Coal and Mining
Beijing aims for coal reductions
3-6
Energy and Energy PolicyPollution in all its formsGovernment
EPA heightens scrutiny of Pa.’s Marcellus Shale

3-6
Energy and Energy Policy

Current energy sources are outdated, time for new ones
3-6
Mountaintop Removal Mining and related news
Blowing up Mountains: Bad for Business in Tennessee
3-6
Renewable Energy
Renewable energy doesn't kill us like coal
3-5
Energy and Energy PolicyCorruption and Big Money Interests
Marcellus Jobs for Local Workers, but at Lower Wages?
3-5
Coal and Mining
Disaster memorabilia, grant money for archive sought
3-5
Media
Head of EQT Corp. to speak at UC energy series Thursday
3-5
Mountaintop Removal Mining and related newsCorruption and Big Money InterestsGovernment
Big Coal Buys Out Control of Vista Act
3-5
Energy and Energy PolicyPollution in all its formsCorruption and Big Money Interests
Conflicts may leave appeals wanting
3-5
Climate change
Insurers Confirm Global Warming Is Real, Continued Political Paralysis Costly
3-5
Climate change
Global Survival at a Crossraods
3-5
Mountaintop Removal Mining and related news
Stripping bare Mother Nature
3-4
W.Va. citizens to benefit from development of shale deposits under 'Marcellus Principles'
3-4
Global mining boom is leading to landgrab, says report
3-4
Novelist/activist Kingsolver talks about preserving the mountains she loves
3-4
DNR: lack of pond liner contributed to bluff collapse
3-4
Denial of climate change dangerous political stand
3-4
Coal plant harm swamps benefits
3-3
Kentucky Coal Miner Killed in Overnight Mining Accident
3-3
Feds investigating Chesapeake over W.Va. drilling
3-3
Senate moves mine safety bill
3-3
Mine Safety Officials Ditched Safety Citation Fearing Congressional Scrutiny
3-3
Chicago Residents Win Closure of Toxic Coal-Fired Power Plants After Health Ailments Spark Campaign
3-3
Journalist recalls Buffalo Creek 40 years later
3-3
The Keystone XL Flim-Flam
3-2
Board upholds permit for Fayette County strip mine
3-2
Group to memorialize Buffalo Creek victims, raise awareness
3-2
Rolling Stones: The Big Fracking Bubble: The Scam Behind the Gas Boom
3-2
Is Stover sentence setback for UBB criminal probe?
3-2
Winds shred fabric dome at Boone County coal operation
3-2
MSHA releasing UBB ‘internal review’ next week
3-2
Ltn. Gov. Ron Ramsey says bill stops mountaintop removal; not so, advocates say
3-2
Earth Quakers call for PNC withdrawals
3-2
Tr-Ash Talk: Dumping A Civil Rights Issue
3-2
Oceans acidifying at unprecedented speed - Rising carbon emissions could wipeout marine species with oceans acidifying at fastest rate - Oceans Acidifying Fastest in 300 Million Years Due to Emissions
3-2
Groups say they'll sue EPA over permit process for coal-burning plant
3-2
Chicago Goes Coal-Free; Protests Against Mountaintop Mining Escalate
3-2
Folk Musician Ben Sollee to tour Sydney
3-1
Ex-Massey security director gets three years in UBB case - Is Stover sentence setback for UBB criminal probe? - Former UBB security chief sentenced - Ex-mine security boss gets 3 years in W.Va. blast - Former security chief at coal mine where 29 died is sentenced
3-1
What happened to ‘do all we can’ to protect miners?
3-1
Consol Energy idles longwall at WV mine
3-1
Fracking Rules to Include Safety Certification, Salazar Says
3-1
Amendment abates bill that's designed to protect vistas
3-1
US resources agencies OSM, BLM will remain separate entities: Salazar
3-1

Poll: US belief in warming rises with thermometer
3-1

Two-Headed Trout: Water Pollution Rearing Its Ugly Heads
3-1

EPA Greenhouse Gas Rules Under Scrutiny in Two-Day Hearing
3-1
Saving mountains saves jobs, too
3-1
Why retiring 100 coal plants matters
3-1
Quakers join protest over PNC-financed mountaintop removal
3-1
Environmental Film Fest looks at bees, coal, tar sands, forests
2-29
New MTR Campaign Kicks Off in Washington, DC

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