As he makes the rounds to senators’ offices to persuade them he’s the right man to replace retiring Justice Anthony Kennedy, Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh is undoubtedly passing out a lot of smiles. Those contrast sharply with the snarls and sneers and outright contempt contained in his judicial record when he talks about workers instead […]
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This week’s environmental protests are all focused around a key theme that leads to public protest: political failure. Discover the deeply rooted political antipathy that’s putting the ocean at risk, the place whree local people want to preserve an ancient resource against potential, rather than actual, harm while political powers want jobs and income for the immediate future and what happens when competing interests can’t solve their problems in discussion.
NASA’s Dr. James Hansen joined in an act of civil disobedience against mountaintop removal mining by attempting to trespass on the property of Massey Energy near Coal River Mountain in West Virginia, and was arrested along with other protesters including Darryl Hannah and former US Representative Ken Hechler (D-WV).
House Energy and Commerce Chairman may be moving towards the centre, and away from his traditional opposition to coal. Observers are waiting to see what impact this may have on upcoming climate change legislation.
Apparently the story about the coal slurry impoundment disaster in Tennessee isn’t getting much play in the mainstream media. This video should help.
The latest in a flurry of environmentally-devastating, last-minute rule changes from the Bush administration will give the go ahead for coal mining companies to fill valleys with the mining debris left over from lobbing-off mountaintops
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has committed more than $1 million to assess the economic and technical feasibility of recovering and using methane from coal mines in China.
In a high profile campaign, West Virginia citizens have asked for a last minute ‘stay of execution’ against the imminent destruction of the site of a proposed wind farm on the state’s Coal River Mountain. Handing in a petition, signed by more than 8,000 residents, campaigners today called on State Governor Minchin to make good […]