This is a call for environmentalists and other critics of coal to come to the aid of America’s miners. Whenever government protection of workers health and safety or the environment rears its ugly head, America’s coal companies are quick to portray themselves as the coal miners’ best friends. They are ever ready to come to … Read more
You can see Coal Country on Netflix now for the cost of your subscription!
BECKLEY — Any doubts that industry and political leaders don’t see that the Obama administration is engaged in a war on coal were erased Thursday in Beckley in one scathing attack after another, summed up succinctly by Bill Raney’s portrait of the Environmental Protection Agency as “an army of occupation.” In a 90-minute event sponsored … Read more
As the Susquehanna River Basin Commission (SRBC) conducts its quarterly business meeting today, a coalition of organizations strongly criticized the agency for prohibiting public comment at the event and continuing to issue water permits for the natural gas industry without taking measures to prevent negative impacts across the Basin. In a March 9 letter to … Read more
Rep. Ed Markley (Ranking Democrat – House Natural Resourcess Committee) sends letter to Department of Interior’s Office of Surface Mining (OSM) after Charleston, W.V. “hearing”.
Rep. Ed Markey (D-CA), the ranking Democrat on the House Natural Resources Committee. On the day of the hearing, Rep. Markey issued a press release and sent a public letter to the Department of Interior’s Office of Surface Mining (OSM) calling out the agency for its inadequate and out-of-date water protections and regulations from surface … Read more
Both “Low Coal” and ” Coal Country will be showing at the Buskirk Chumley Theater in Bloomington, Indiana on October 9th. This is sponsored by WFHB and Heartwood. BUSKIRK CHUMLEY WEBSITE
Open Letter to CNN “March on Blair Mountain” Jobs v The Environment, Mountain Top Removal Mining (MTR)
As a filmmaker whose footage is in this documentary, I will not comment on the merits of CNN’s “The March on Blair Mountain”. I know the CNN Producers and Ms O’Brien have received very harsh and critical viewer evaluations of it from the impacted MTR citizens, anti MTR activists, and many national environmental organizations including … Read more