Exposed: States Relying On ‘House Of Cards’ To Pay For Coal Mine Cleanup

By Mark Olalde, Desmog Blog. -

For more than a century-and-a-half, the forests, streams, and hollows of the Appalachian Mountains have been scraped and gashed to unearth their heart of rich black coal. These lumps of [...]

Trump Illegally Opened Western Colorado Forests To Coal Mining

By Wild Earth Guardians. -

Denver— A federal appeals court today ruled that the U.S. Forest Service illegally approved a loophole allowing the coal industry to despoil unroaded National Forest lands in western Colorado. [...]

Shutting US Coal Plants Saved More Than 26,000 Lives Over The Past Decade

By Staff, E360.yale.edu -

The shutdown of hundreds of coal-fired power plants in the United States over the past decade has saved an estimated 26,610 lives, according to a new study published in the journal Nature [...]

Creating A New Market For Coal In The Push To Mine ‘Critical Minerals’ For National Security

By Laura Peterson, Desmogblog.com -

With the backing of the mining industry and anti-regulatory groups, the Trump administration has been seeking to expand mining on public lands and further loosen environmental rules under the [...]

Thousands Of Activists Stage Protests At Three German Coal Mines To Demand Bolder Climate Policies

By Jessica Corbett, Commondreams.org -

On the heels of Friday's global youth-led climate strike, thousands of activists staged demonstrations at three coal mines in Germany Saturday to protest the government's plan to phase out coal [...]

People Of Color And White Rural Populations Are Going To Suffer The Most From The EPA’s War On Renewable Power

By Gloria Oladipo, Otherwords.org -

New coal standards proposed by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) are threatening to permanently undermine the federal government’s power to control power plant pollution. The new rule — [...]

Kentucky Miners Are Blocking a Coal Train, Demanding Their Stolen Wages

By Alexandra Bradbury, Labornotes. -

Harlan County, Kentucky, is probably best known for the hard-fought strikes in its coal mines in the 1930s and 1970s. Today the remaining mines are nonunion. But evidently the local spirit of [...]

Victory In Illinois: Coal Plant Found Guilty Of Polluting Groundwater With Coal Ash

By Ruth Milka, Nationofchange.org -

“Today is a huge victory for Waukegan residents who have fought for years to see corporations like NRG Energy held accountable for the toxic waste that has been illegally dumped on our Lake [...]

Direct Action Shuts Down Coal Infrastructure In Germany

By Staff, Unicornriot.ninja -

The marches from the Ende Gelände covered a fair amount of distance and stretched into the afternoon. As the marchers approached the train they were going to take to their destination, police [...]

Judge Rules Trump Administration Violated Law By Opening Public Lands To Coal Leasing

By Rebecca Bowe, Earthjustice.org -

For Earthjustice attorney Jenny Harbine, three tense days in the battle against coal kicked off on a Monday morning, while she was in the middle of packing a suitcase. She was preparing to fly [...]

Traditional Owners Fighting Adani Coal Mine Mount Fresh Legal Challenge

By Ella Archibald-Binge, Sbs.com.au -

Adani gained federal government approval for its controversial mine project but could be stopped by a courtroom confrontation from Traditional Owners. Traditional Owners opposed to the Carmichael [...]

New U.S. Oil And Gas Drilling To Unleash 1,000 Coal Plants’ Worth Of Pollution By 2050

By Alexander C. Kaufman, Huffingtonpost.com -

The great American fracking boom threatens to undermine efforts to avoid climate catastrophe in this century. Amid mounting calls to phase out fossil fuels in the face of rapidly worsening [...]

Berlin Startup Offers €1m To Save Ancient Hambach Forest From Coal Mining

By Kate Connolly, Theguardian.com -

Ecosia offers to buy remaining forest from energy firm RWE, which plans to fell most of the trees. A non-profit Berlin tech startup has offered to buy the remaining 200 hectares of an ancient [...]

Solidarity With Amazing Resistance To Destruction Of Hambacher Forest

By Kevin Zeese, Popular Resistance -

The Hambach Forest, which one could call the last “primeval” forest in Central Europe, is being stubbed for Europe’s biggest climate pollutant – the Rhenish lignite mining area of RWE [...]

Australians: Lawmakers #StopAdani From Building Country’s Largest Coal Mine

By Brandon Jordan, Wagingnonviolence.org -

Hundreds of Australians gathered outside Parliament House in Canberra on Monday to demand that lawmakers — heading into the first legislative session of 2018 — stop what would be the country’s [...]

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