Coal

Sierra Club applauds Environmental Protection Agency for cracking down on mountaintop removal coal mining
Coal / Mountaintop Removal

Sierra Club applauds Environmental Protection Agency for cracking down on mountaintop removal coal mining

Tough new policy should protect communities and waterway WASHINGTON, DC — “The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today announced a bold new policy to protect communities and waterways from the impacts of mountaintop removal coal mining. By setting tough guidance for mining near streams, the EPA will severely limit this most […]

Breaking news (NOT an April Fool’s joke): EPA actually does take “unprecedented steps” to reduce damage from mountaintop removal coal mining
Coal / Mountaintop Removal

Breaking news (NOT an April Fool’s joke): EPA actually does take “unprecedented steps” to reduce damage from mountaintop removal coal mining

CHARLESTON, WV — “The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is releasing a bombshell: A major new guidance document that provides the coal industry and coal-state regulators with ‘clarity’ regarding the permitting of mountaintop removal coal mining. The biggest step included? EPA is warning that water pollution from these mining operations dangerously […]

Sen. Sherrod Brown announces his co-sponsorship of S. 696, a ban on mountaintop removal coal mining
Coal / Mountaintop Removal

Sen. Sherrod Brown announces his co-sponsorship of S. 696, a ban on mountaintop removal coal mining

AKRON — On Wednesday night, U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown announced that he was a co-sponsor of S. 696, a bill to ban mountaintop removal coal mining. The announcement came at a political fundraiser in the Akron home of Mari-Lynn Evans, Executive Producer of the movie Coal Country, which examines mountaintop […]

Coal

Residents in Indiana and New Mexico call on Cass Sunstein to visit their communities

CLEVELAND — Paul Kysel, Vice President of PINES Group (People In Need of Environmental Safety) in Indiana, and Mike Eisenfeld of New Mexico have added their voices to other citizens who are inviting Obama administration regulatory “czar” Cass Sunstein to view first-hand the damage caused by coal ash in their […]

“When discussing his views on mountain-top removal, Manchin asked the crowd, ‘Have you ever seen a pig being slaughtered? Well, do you like bacon? Do you like pork chops?'”
Coal / Mountaintop Removal

“When discussing his views on mountain-top removal, Manchin asked the crowd, ‘Have you ever seen a pig being slaughtered? Well, do you like bacon? Do you like pork chops?'”

— Holly Williford, The Picket Read the whole story

More evidence that Sen. Byrd sees the writing on the wall for coal
Coal / Mountaintop Removal

More evidence that Sen. Byrd sees the writing on the wall for coal

SEATTLE, WA — “Last Friday, the EPA took a significant step toward blocking a Clean Water Act permit for Arch Coal’s Spruce Mine, the largest proposed mountaintop-removal coal mine in West Virginia history. It’s a big deal. I just wanted to highlight the reactions of West Virginia legislators… Now, here’s […]

Coal / Mountaintop Removal

Coal River Mountain wind project

Contractor sues Baard for failure to pay for work on coal refinery project
Baard Energy / Coal

Contractor sues Baard for failure to pay for work on coal refinery project

CLEVELAND — CH2M Hill, an engineering firm based in Colorado, sued Baard Energy on Friday for failing to pay them for work done on the proposed coal refinery in Wellsville, Ohio. In the suit, CH2MHill states that Baard owes them an amount which “exceeds $75,000” for “engineering/construction/program management work” performed […]

EPA makes unprecedented move
Coal / Mountaintop Removal

EPA makes unprecedented move

WASHINGTON, DC — “The United States Environmental Protection Agency made their intentions to block mine permits for a Mountaintop Removal Mine located in Logan County loud and clear today. They did so despite the fact the mine had already received a federal permit. This move is the most aggressive by […]

Citizens living near coal ash invite White House to visit
Coal

Citizens living near coal ash invite White House to visit

CLEVELAND — “In a push for better regulation of coal ash, a byproduct of burning coal, people from around the country are writing letters and inviting the Obama administration to visit their homes and see the effects of the material first-hand. In October, the EPA proposed regulating coal ash, which […]