Fifty five cents a ton. That’s how little the changes would have cost Arch Coal company to implement – changes that would have slashed the environmental impact of its mountaintop removal (MTR) Spruce Mine in half. Now that the Environmental Protection Agency has pulled its permit the company is crying foul, but a newly released […]
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It’s official. After 13 years of negotiations, studies, and court battles, the Environmental Protection Agency is protecting the environment by telling Arch Coal Company that its Spruce No 1 “mountaintop removal” coal mine is terminally bad for the environment. As such, the agency is vetoing it. The mine would have been the largest ever, and […]
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).
The stimulus package approved in February contains items aimed at making everyone an environmentalist. Well, let’s say practical environmentalist.
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
While this is an important step in stopping the practice of mountaintop removal, altogether, the Bank of America’s bold statement on MTR turned out to fall a bit short of miraculous. In fact, the banking giant now plans to invest more money in the unproven ‘clean coal’ technology of carbon capture and storage.