Magnolia Mountain Music Video on Mountaintop Removal Coal Mining

  Following up on the On Coal River movie we posted on earlier today, below is a beautiful video on the same topic — the horrors of mountaintop removal coal … [Read full article]

Leave Your Bank Today! Help Stop Mountaintop Removal Coal Mining

Today is “Bank Transfer Day.” There are a lot of reasons to join the 650,000 people who switched from a big corporate bank to a credit union last month, and … [Read full article]

Birth Defects MUCH More Common Near Mountaintop Removal

Yet another reason to love mountaintop removal coal mining and coal-fired electricity — it causes birth defects! Yippee! In all seriousness, though, this is concerning and it is no surprise. Mountaintop removal harms the environment and people’s water supply and that (something tons of people still don’t seem to comprehend) translates into harm to human health.

The Last Mountain: New Documentary on Mountaintop Removal Coal Mining

I briefly wrote about a new documentary, The Last Mountain, which covers the insane mountaintop removal coal mining industry in January, and included a trailer of the film. Well the film just premiered in New York City and the Natural Resource Defense Council’s Eric Goldstein made it to the premiere and has shared his experience of it. I thought it was worth a share.

Mountaintop Removal Coal Mining Loses Another Financial Supporter

After receiving a lot of pressure from activist groups for months, PNC Bank finally gave in and joined the growing number of major banks to issue a strong position on … [Read full article]

West Virgina Activists Risk Arrest, Plant Trees on Mountaintop Removal Mining Site

Mountaintop removal is something we cover on here pretty frequently. It is the horrible process of blowing the tops off mountains to get out dirty coal to burn for electricity, … [Read full article]

To Swiss Banking Giant UBS: Get Out of Mountaintop Removal Coal Mining!

Mountaintop removal coal mining is one of the most horrendous things on the planet in my mind. It decapitates precious, beautiful mountains; pollutes rivers and communities with mercury, arsenic and … [Read full article]

Nick Rahall (WV) Has Peaceful Protesters Arrested in D.C.

West Virginia is one of the nation’s biggest coal-producing states. But both the production and treatment of coal produce major health risks for our local residents. Many residents in West Virginia are adversely effected by the coal industry and have been protesting for decades, especially against mountaintop removal coal mining.

Coal Power’s Decline, & Associated Politics

Originally published on CleanTechnica. First of all, let’s get this straight — I don’t think anyone is purely against the people who pull coal out of the ground, the people … [Read full article]