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Patriot Coal Miners ask: “Who’s Going to Stand for Me?”

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 … Continue reading

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How Big Coal Keeps America Stupid

The New York Times has a good piece today about the $153 million ad blitz the fossil fuel industry is running to oust President Obama.  The Times points out that this is a big change from the last election when … Continue reading

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Robert Kennedy, Jr. on MTR

Mountaintop mining is cheaper than underground mining, says Kennedy. It’s permitted when coal companies promise they can safely remove all the debris they create and then re-plant the forests after the mine is exhausted. But what really happens is just … Continue reading

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New York Times: Massey Energy Mine Disaster was Preventable

WASHINGTON — The West Virginia coal mine disaster last year that killed 29 miners was a preventable accident caused by a relatively small flare-up of methane gas that touched off a huge coal dust explosion, federal mine safety officials said … Continue reading

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