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  • 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....
  • electricity
    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...
  • Sen. Ted Cruz
    Ted Cruz presents fossil fuel centric energy plan
    Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas announced at the Heritage Action for America’s 2014 Conservative Policy Summit his ideas for promoting American energy independence in a Feb. 10, 2014 speech.Among the ideas which will soon be incorporated in a bill...
  • Barack Obama speaks at Nelson Mandella memorial service
    Natural gas fracking could lift Africa out of poverty
    Bjorn Lomborg, in a February 8, 2014 oped in USA Today points out that Obama administration green energy policies have had the unintended effect of harming the world’s poor.“Access to cheap and abundant power is one of the best ways to...
  • Bridgeport Harbor Station
    Environmental groups to Bridgeport Harbor Station: 'coal era has ended'
    Bridgeport Harbor Station – the last generating station in the state of Connecticut that runs on coal – was the focus of local environmental groups on Friday, January 24th. They wanted the owner of the coal plant to establish a fund...
  • No coal train
    Activists defeating coal export terminals in the Pacific Northwest
    This week, Goldman Sachs sold off its share in the largest proposed coal export terminal in the country. And activists made it happen, according to Amanda Starbuck of Rainforest Action Network.By continuing to raise their voices about this...
  • Kingsford Names Washingto DC Nicest
    Washington D.C. Named Nicest Place In Social Media
    Coal at Christmas is usually associated with being on Santa's naughty list. The makers of Kingsford® Charcoal decided to turn the classic punishment into a reward by awarding the nicest place in social media with the gift of coal.To...