Former Coal Miner to Obama: Set Strong Carbon Pollution Limits on Coal Plants

Sierra Club Compass

The following is testimony from Nick Mullins, a former coal miner from Virginia, given Thursday before the Environmental Protection Agency public hearing in Washington, DC, on carbon pollution standards. My name is Nick Mullins and I am a 4th generation former underground coal miner from Southwestern Virginia. It also came at the expense of clean water and clean air for future generations. Coal Dirty Fuels Energy Solutions Health Politics

The News Just Keeps Getting Worse for West Virginia (and It Doesn't Stop There)

Sierra Club Compass

Earlier this week, my West Virginia Governor Earl Ray Tomblin said the following about whether people should be drinking the water in Charleston and downstream: "It's your decision.I'm " For the 300,000 people affected by the coal chemical spill from two weeks ago, I bet that's very reassuring. And it gets worse -- how about this article featuring a former WV coal miner, Joe Stanley, who says : "I watched the coal industry poison our water for years.

Hillary Clinton Really Regrets Saying She’d Put Coal Miners Out of Work

Mother Jones

Last weekend, Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary Clinton made an unexpectedly strong statement about her intentions for coal country. As I reported : Speaking in Ohio about her plans to revitalize coal country, Clinton said, "We're going to put a lot of coal companies and coal miners out of business." But it's not hard to guess which comment will end up as a sound bite in attack ads in coal states during the general election.