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. Coal Dirty Fuels Energy Solutions Health Politics

"Job creation shuffle"

Environmental Economics

Then there are people who are displaced by the new jobs created – the coal miners who worked for the mine that is shut down; the workers at the incandescent light bulb plant; the fracking oil drillers in North Dakota laid off when cheaper crude from the tar sands is carried to market by the Keystone XL; or the workers who would have carried that same oil by rail if the Keystone weren’t built.

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

Sierra Club Compass

" 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.

One Volunteer's Story of the West Virginia Elk River Chemical Spill

Sierra Club Compass

Running alongside the Little Coal River in Boone County, West Virginia is the sleepy town of Van. Dustin, the son of a coal miner, grew up at the foot of Cook Mountain, named for an ancestor of his, in a place called James Creek Hollow. Coal Consequences Dirty Fuels Health

Robert F. Kennedy Jr. and Others March to Save Historic Mountain from Mining


Not only does the practice— which involves blowing the top of mountains off with explosives— destroy acres and acres of forest and habitats for many (sometimes endangered) species of animals, but the end result is often more coal to be burned in CO2-emitting power plants.

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Coal Use Declining Across U.S. Due To Natural Gas

Eco Friendly Daily

Coal has been used globally for centuries, helping to assist nations prosper with the cheap fuel source. Unfortunately coal is also responsible for a significant portion of greenhouse gas emissions, sulfur dioxide and nitrogen oxide pollutants.

What Eve Ensler Taught Me About My Body’s Connection to the Planet

Eco Chic

In 2008, I had a jarring encounter with Eve Ensler’s work most popular work— The Vagina Monologues. I was part of a group of women that ran the Florida State University Women’s Center, and we had decided to put together a three day run of the infamous play.

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The Conservative Case for a Carbon Tax: Q&A with Jerry Taylor

Conservancy Talk

GhG emissions), methane from natural gas systems, landfills and coal mining (about 6 percent of U.S. We would obviously want to allow them for carbon capture from coal-fired power plants if and when that technology ever becomes economic.

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"Trump's energy plan overstates benefits of more drilling"

Environmental Economics

The Republican presidential candidate says he will boost America's economic output, create millions of new jobs, and put coal miners back to work. The IER study does not actually attribute the gains to a lifting of restrictions, as Trump indicated, but to opening all federal lands to oil, gas, and coal leasing. The IER report makes similar assumptions about coal production that discount the effects of regular economic factors, according to Maniloff.

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The Green Changemakers

Made from the same elements as the stars, plants and animals, and us, "dirt is very much alive." Permaculture weaves together microclimate, annual and perennial plants, animals, soils, water management and human needs into intricately connected productive communities. Hoxsey, the former coal miner whose family’s herbal recipe has brought about claims of a cancer cure.