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Judge reinstates coal leasing ban in big win for climate

Climate and Indigenous activists applauded the reinstatement of an Obama-era moratorium prohibiting new coal leases on all public lands until after the completion of a thorough environmental review. Brian Morris, chief judge of the U.S. District Court in Montana, issued an order reinstating the 2016 moratorium, which Ryan Zinke, former President Donald Trump’s disgraced interior secretary, reversed the following year. By Brett Wilkins […]

August 15th

Court rejects another of Trump’s terrible coal regulations

Environmentalists celebrated last week after a federal court rejected a pair of U.S. Bureau of Land Management coal mining plans that were drawn up during the Trump presidency and defended in legal proceedings by the Biden administration. By Jake Johnson Common Dreams “This ruling is a shameful confirmation that the Biden administration has no real interest […]

August 9th

3 reasons US coal power is disappearing – and a Supreme Court ruling (or Joe Manchin) won’t save it

The U.S. coal industry chalked up a rare win this summer when the Supreme Court issued a ruling limiting the government’s ability to regulate greenhouse gas emissions from power plants. But that doesn’t mean coal-fired power plants will make a comeback. Rebecca J. Davis, Stephen F. Austin State University The Conversation As an economist, I […]

July 28th

Another way Biden can respond to Manchin: Kill the Mountain Valley fracked gas pipeline in WV

President Joe Biden on Friday faced calls to respond forcefully to Sen. Joe Manchin’s latest climate obstruction by canceling a fracked gas pipeline in the right-wing Democrat’s home state of West Virginia, a move that would prevent around 90 million metric tons of new greenhouse gas emissions from being spewed into the atmosphere each year. By […]

July 19th

Build Back Broken: Manchin crushes any chance of a climate bill

Sen. Joe Manchin of West Virginia informed Democratic leaders Thursday that he will not support any new climate spending or tax increases targeting the wealthy and large corporations, sinking his party’s revived push for renewable energy investments and further undercutting the country’s ability to rein in carbon emissions. By Jake Johnson Common Dreams While Manchin’s refusal […]

July 15th

West Virginians stage blockade of dirty coal plant that made Manchin a millionaire

Organizers of the “Coal Baron Blockade” protest which targeted right-wing Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin’s coal empire Saturday afternoon reported that state police almost immediately began arresting campaigners who assembled in Grant Town, West Virginia. By Julia Conley Common Dreams “Sen. Joe Manchin’s policies hurt poor people and hurt our environment so deeply that activists are ready […]

April 10th

Joe Manchin is in politics to protect Joe Manchin’s coal business: A 30-year career spent poisoning West Virginia

In an ideal world, Joe Manchin’s decades-long dedication to preventing meaningful climate action would be driven by nothing more than service to the people of his state, West Virginia, and its reliance on coal. Safe to say though, this is not an ideal world. And as Scott Waldman meticulously details in a new investigation into Manchin’s […]

February 4th