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Mountains rally gets celebrity support
Coal / Mountaintop Removal

Mountains rally gets celebrity support

RANKFORT, KY — “In an interview, Dave Moss, vice president for the Kentucky Coal Association, said he did not understand why any legislators would back a Stream Saver bill now, following an agreement reached in January on new mining practices. State and federal officials have promised the new methods would […]

Coal / Mountaintop Removal

Amazing Video: Coal miners join historic rallies to end mountaintop removal

FRANKFURT, KY — “In a symbolic bond between the Appalachian states of Kentucky and Virginia, coal miners and coalfield residents will rally with statewide citizens groups in both state capitals on February 11th, as historic ‘stream saver’ bills are introduced in special hearings to stop the illegal dumping of mountaintop […]

After feds step in, DEP cites Massey dam
Coal / Mountaintop Removal

After feds step in, DEP cites Massey dam

CHARLESTON, WV — “After federal officials threatened to step in, the state Department of Environmental Protection late last week cited Massey Energy for problems with the expansion of its controversial Brushy Fork coal-slurry impoundment in Raleigh County. DEP officials were aware of a stability violation at the site since late-December […]

Baard bond resolution has expired
Baard Energy / Coal

Baard bond resolution has expired

CLEVELAND — “The Ohio Air Quality Development Authority (OAQDA) confirmed today that it has not issued any bonds for the proposed Baard Energy Ohio Clean River Fuels plant. The company had received an agreement from the state authority in December 2006 for the issuance of $4 billion in bonds. Responding […]

Here is what Ohio EPA permits would allow the proposed Baard coal plant to put into our air every year:
Baard Energy / Coal

Here is what Ohio EPA permits would allow the proposed Baard coal plant to put into our air every year:

Source: Ohio EPA permits for the proposed Baard coal plant in Wellsville, Ohio, compiled by the Natural Resources Defense Council. The permitted emissions do not take into account possible flaring due to process upsets or emergencies, when pollutants may be sent out untreated. Of the permitted pollutants, many emissions would […]

Judge blocks further protests against Massey
Coal / Mountaintop Removal

Judge blocks further protests against Massey

CHARLESTON, WV — “A federal judge has temporarily ordered a halt to mountaintop-removal protests that involve trespassing on Massey Energy property or interfering with any of Massey’s operations. U.S. District Judge Irene C. Berger granted Massey subsidiary Marfork Coal Co.’s request for a temporary restraining order against non-violent civil disobedience […]

Nationally-known author Jeff Biggers and award-winning film maker Mari-Lynn Evans visit Greater Cincinnati for weekend of events to stop mountaintop removal coal mining, February 11 & 12
Coal / Mountaintop Removal

Nationally-known author Jeff Biggers and award-winning film maker Mari-Lynn Evans visit Greater Cincinnati for weekend of events to stop mountaintop removal coal mining, February 11 & 12

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 21, 2011 Contact: Melissa English, Ohio Citizen Action 513-307-8527 (cell) Mark Utley, Music for the Mountains organizer 513-288-7170 (cell) CINCINNATI — Greater Cincinnati will soon host two highly celebrated artists and outspoken critics of mountaintop removal coal mining during a weekend of educational and entertaining events, […]

Another one bites the (coal) dust
AMP / Coal / Energy / Mountaintop Removal / Victory

Another one bites the (coal) dust

21,965 citizens sent letters to decision makers supporting the campaign (…)