Category Archives: Opinion

Complete and utter disrespect speaks for itself

This is NOT A GRAVE YARD! THESE ARE THE GRAVES STONES THAT USED TO BE ON A MOUNTAIN THAT GOT BLOWN UP in mountain top removal coal mining. Advertisements

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Cree Proverb

“Only when the last tree has died, the last river has been poisoned, and the last fish has been caught will we realize we cannot eat money.” Cree Proverb

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No More Excuses, Mr. President, End Mountaintop Removal Now

This week, the American people gave Barack Obama four more yearsto demonstrate his leadership of our nation. We congratulate the President on his victory, but also must hold him accountable to his promise to lead based on science and fact. … Continue reading

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Mitt Romney’s Coal Complex

Romney greeting miners forced to attend a rally by their coal bosses. By now we know that Paul Ryan has more or less declared himself to be a full-blown climate change denialist. But what are we to make of Mitt … Continue reading

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Happy Columbus Day?

•Beginning with Columbus (a former slave trader and would-be Holy Crusader) the conqu est of the New World began, as usual understood as a means to propagate Christianity. •Within hours of landfall on the first inhabited island he encountered in … Continue reading

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A letter from Wilma Steele

“My husband was an UMWA deep miner in Mingo County. He had always been a hard worker, never missed a day and worked every Sat. they offered him. Past bosses that had worked with him, often heard he was laid … Continue reading

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Infer as you will how this relates to fossil fuels, coal use, education, and politics

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Radical Action? Let’s get real. We are all the coal bosses.

I’m getting a little ill reading all this about the Hobet mine ‘action’. Actually in general about this whole idea of “radical” action against the coal industry. First, it’s divisive. Second, it’s against the law. Third, it’s not constructive, and … Continue reading

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New technology is here today

By Citizen Harry Though the whiners on this blog have complained for years that green technology is too “far away” in the future to make a change now, here’s a good example of human genius being put to work. Meanwhile, … Continue reading

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“Conservative” has taken on a new meaning

By Citizen Harry Isn’t it funny how “conservative” has become such a silly way to describe those who want to keep banging the fossil fuel drum. Those that value profits more than the  natural environment, clean water, mountains, forests, and … Continue reading

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