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  • A bulldozer works a coal mound at the Appalachian Electric Power coal-fired Big Sandy Power Plant
    Texas coal gasification plant could create a source of clean energy
    It is not secret that President Obama would like to end the coal industry in the United States. Coal is one of the most abundant sources of energy in the country, as the American Coalition for Clean Coal Technology points out. However coal is also...
  • Solar panels in the Mojave desrt
    Solar is growing at a rate that matches or exceeds most non-renewable energy
    Solar power is expanding at an extremely rapid rate in the United States, and 2014 was one of the industry’s biggest years to date. The solar power industry has been adding jobs to the market by the bucketful, and has seen millions of...
  • The water supply of Charleston last year
    One year after water supply poisoned, West Virginia lawmakers aim to do it again
    Last year at this time residents of Charleston were unable to drink or use their tap water thanks to contamination from a mystery chemical used in the coal cleaning process. The chemical, known only has “crude MCHM,” has never had it...
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    What is awful about alternative energy?
    About seven billion people inhabit the place we call earth and every one of them requires cheap, reliable, and abundant energy for their daily lives, if not to survive. Almost nothing matters more to those lives than energy. What’s awful...
  • Humorous Santa using more coal in 2014
    Humorous Santa using more coal in 2014
    To be environmentally friendly, Santa needs to find something other than coal to leave as a message to bad children. There is a theory that the tradition of a bad child receiving a lump of coal at Christmas began in Holland in the mid 19th century...
  • Mitchell Power Station, New Eagle, PA
    Pennsylvania Coal and Homer City Generating Station
    If you ask people to say what comes to their mind when they think of Pennsylvania, the things you might commonly hear are: Amish. Liberty Bell. Benjamin Franklin. Farms. German. Cheese steaks. Pretzels. Hershey. The Poconos. Coal.Coal.Coal has...
  • Fugitive methane emissions at natural gas wellheads
    Researchers, government reveal seamy side of natural gas boom
    According to a White House press call, President Obama will issue a block of executive actions on Tuesday to tackle the increasing problem of methane leaks ("fugitive emissions") from natural gas pipelines. These leaks have been found to...
  • COAL Fuels the Creative Fire: Carlsbad Oceanside Art League Open Juried Show
    COAL Fuels the Creative Fire: Carlsbad Oceanside Art League Open Juried Show
    COAL is a community-centric creative group comprised of artist members (approximately 250) representing both coastal communities of Carlsbad and Oceanside, every summer weekend you may have seen these artists and their work while driving along the...
  • EPA illegal coal rolling: New ruling angers anti-environment diesel truck owners
    EPA illegal coal rolling: New ruling angers anti-environment diesel truck owners
    Much to the happiness of many Prius owners, the EPA has now declared coal rolling illegal. To those unfamiliar with the term "rolling coal," it's when a truck driver approaches close to another vehicle, bicyclist, or pedestrian, and...
  • Roseau Electric Solar
    The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single photon
    Like the proverbial Prodigal Son, the Roseau Electric Cooperative has made a small step toward redemption by finally embracing the cleanest and soon to be cheapest source of electrical power -- solar energy.On May 21 Roseau Electric began...
  • A bulldozer works a coal mound at the Appalachian Electric Power coal-fired Big Sandy Power Plant June 3, 2014, in Cattletsburg, Kentucky.
    Air pollution proven to produce brain damage
    Abnormalities in the brains of mice that resemble the same abnormalities seen in humans that have autism and schizophrenia have been shown to be related to air pollution and the size of the particles in air pollutants for the first time. Dr....
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    A shocking rise in electric rates
    Bonnie Raitt has a song that goes “turn down the lights, turn down the bed” that might have been expressing the only way to cope with the new EPA regulations regarding carbon dioxide emissions. Squarely in the sights of this new...
  • Coal exposes the dumbest state
    Coal exposes the dumbest state
    The greatest welfare state in the union has to be West Virginia. For all of its statehood life, West Virginia has been blessed with natural resources including coal, clean water, mountains, and beauty. Yet, the state also appears to be one of the...
  • The end is near for coal
    Fight for economic sustainability means war against coal
    Wyoming’s governor declares that the Obama administration is fighting a war against coal that includes all of the states which are coal producers. Well, that is a good thing isn’t it? Coal is not a renewable resource. Even when it is...
  • Mercury cycle
    Roseau River fish reported to have high level of mercury contamination
    Levels of mercury called “exceptionally high” in the fish of the Roseau River has prompted the state of Minnesota to launch a major study to find a cause.Environmental bill SF 1899 passed through committee in the Minnesota Legislature...
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