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MTV Breaks Obama’s Climate Silence

EcoWatch By Stefanie Spear Finally the climate silence is broken and it took MTV to do it. In an interview with MTV’s Sway Williams, President Barack Obama breaks the climate silence in his answer to a question about climate change. Obama … Continue reading

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Queen Coal

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Howard Swint, Democratic Nominee US Congress (WV) Howard Swint has challenged Rep. Shelley Moore Capito to disavow mountaintop removal coal mining methods or finally state publically that she is for it. “The time has come for Rep. … Continue reading

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Miners’ mandatory attendance at Romney rally cost them a day’s pay

By Philip Bump You may remember last week when Fox Nation ran the headline “Ohio Miners Turn on Obama,” showing a photo of miners trooping into a Romney rally. Readers dubbed the article “Inspiring.” We were kind of wet blankets, … Continue reading

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Romney energy plan aims to expand drilling on federal land

In what his campaign is billing as a major policy speech, Mitt Romney will unveil an energy plan Thursday that would give states the power to determine whether drilling and mining should occur on federal lands within their borders as … Continue reading

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Senator Reid: It’s Time to Stop Acting Like Climate Change Deniers Have a Valid Point Of View

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) spoke today at the National Clean Energy Summit 5.0: The Power of Choice. Below are his remarks as prepared for delivery: Good morning, and welcome to the National Clean Energy Summit: The Power of … Continue reading

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Gay W.Va. anti-mining activist alleges police brutality after arrest

Environmental activists on Thursday demanded that West Virginia officials investigate allegations that state troopers beat a queer anti-mountaintop coal mining activist over the weekend. CREDO Action and Energy Action Coalition urged Attorney General Darrell McGraw and U.S. Attorney for the … Continue reading

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New Obama ad hits Romney on coal ‘kills people’ remarks

A new radio ad in Ohio from President Obama’s campaign hits Mitt Romney on some comments from 2003 where Romney said that coal “kills people.” “When he ran for President, Barack Obama pledged to support clean coal and invest in … Continue reading

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Sierra Club Statement on Mitt Romney’s Opposition to Wind Energy Production Tax Credit

Washington, DC – Yesterday, the campaign of Republican Presidential candidate Mitt Romney announced Romney is opposed to extending the vital Wind Energy Production Tax Credit that supports 75,000 American clean energy jobs. Sierra Club Executive Director Michael Brune Released the … Continue reading

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Groups Join Fight to Make BLM Comply with Federal Law When Leasing Land for Oil and Gas Drilling

Four Ohio groups have joined 11 regional and national environmental organizations in a call for the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) to comply with federal law when leasing Forest Service land for oil and gas extraction. Buckeye Forest Council, Sierra … Continue reading

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Obama Punching bag at the Muncie, Indiana State Fair

MUNCIE, IN. — A punching bag depicting President Barack Obama as a boxer with a black eye has been removed from the Republican Party tent at an Indiana fair after some fairgoers complained. Delaware County GOP spokesman Tom Bennington said … Continue reading

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