Tag Archives: mountaintop removal coal mining

Coal and our climate: Changes happening now

Forget all that balderdash about their being such a thing as “clean coal.” There isno such thing. The rock is dirty and its burning is changing Earth’s climate right now. The weird heat wave of March here in northern New England is proof enough. Read more here.

Concealed weapons against conservation

Not only are many Republicans in Congress fans of the gun-rights nuts, like the NRA, they also continue bowing to the corporate polluters who bankroll their election campaigns. Here’s an op-ed overview of the pro-pollution lawmakers’ attempts at using the rider process to gut conservation and environmental laws, stuff like the Clean Water Act, the Clean Air Act, the Endangered Species Act, and more. What a bunch of clowns.

Not safe to have children in mountain homeland

And that would be Kentucky, where mountaintops are dynamited to get at coal.

http://www.kentucky.com/2011/07/03/1798418/not-safe-to-have-children-in-mountain.html

Visiting the other West Virginia, where mountains no longer stand tall

Oops. They’re being lost to greed, dynamiting, and the trucking away of bituminous coal — all in the name of jobs and energy. Read about the raping of Appalachia. You’ll find it all right here.

Mountaintop removal mining ban dies in Tenn. Senate

This was hardly the first legislative effort to stop the killing of southern Appalachian Mountains and forests. And it surely won’t be the last. Big Coal has a lot of money, though, to throw at politicians hungry to fatten their re-election campaign bank accounts.

Battle in mining country pits coal against wind

I get mad whenever I see photos like the one at the top of this article. But why don’t other Amuricans, en masse? Just how blind are real people to what is happending to the American landscape in places like West Virginia?

In an op-ed, McConnell, fellow senator blast away at the EPA

These guys must think they’re following in the footsteps of the great humorist and newspaper columnist Lewis Grizzard. How else to explain this hilarious op-ed. What a crew.