Striking Coal Miners Return To New York To Picket Investor

By Steve Wishnia, Labor Press. -

The miners who dig black rocks from beneath the soil of Alabama returned to New York July 28 to protest outside the steel-clad offices of BlackRock Fund Advisors on East 52nd Street. The [...]

Striking Miners In Alabama

By Luis Feliz Leon, The American Prospect. -

Miners at Warrior Met Coal in Alabama have been on strike for almost five months, struggling to reverse concessions in pay, health care, and safety. Strikers brought their picket lines from the [...]

Water Activists Win Against Adani

By Margaret Gleeson, Green Left. -

Australia - In a victory for people power, the Federal Court found, on May 25, that the federal government had failed to apply the “water trigger” test when assessing — and approving — Adani’s [...]

Court finds government has duty to protect young people from climate crisis

By Adam Morton, The Guardian. -

Eight teenagers and an octogenarian nun had sought an injunction to prevent Ley approving a proposal by Whitehaven Coal to expand the Vickery coalmine in northern New South Wales, arguing the [...]

1,100 Mine Workers In Alabama Are Going On Strike

By Sou Mi, Left Voice. -

Over 1,100 workers at two Alabama coal mines and related facilities will go on strike starting Thursday, April 1, at 10:30 pm. United Mine Workers of America (UMWA) issued the strike notice [...]

On Contact: People’s History Of West Virginia

By Chris Hedges, RT. -

On the show this week, Chris Hedges talks to filmmaker and journalist, Eleanor Goldfield about her documentary, "Hard Road of Hope". Goldfield’s documentary, "Hard Road of Hope", revisits West [...]

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 [...]

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