Two young people took to the trees this morning in an effort to halt the destructive practice of strip-mining on Coal River Mountain. Becks Kolins 21, and Catherine-Ann MacDougal 24, have perched themselves roughly 80 feet in the air on wooden platforms on trees on the outskirts of the actively mined areas of the Bee Tree surface mine.
Tag: dirty coal
Clean Coal Does Not Exist
I’ve heard it from those in the business, those living in coal country, and various scientific studies: nothing can make coal clean. Nonetheless, the myth keeps on circulating (I wonder … [Read full article]
Protect Our Families from Coal Ash
Here’s a special call to action from 1Sky Campaign Director Liz Butler (pictures added). Coal power plants are by far the biggest sources of greenhouse gas emissions in this country. … [Read full article]
Residents Sue Over Coal Ash Dump Disguised as Golf Course
Residents of Centerville, Virginia have sued Dominion Virginia Power to the tune of $1 billion for supplying 1.5 million tons of toxic fly ash to fill the hills of a … [Read full article]
EPA Stops Mountaintop Removal; Waterways Still Not Safe?
Just days after news leaked that Obama’s Environmental Protection Agency will designate CO2 as a pollutant, the EPA has announced that hundreds of mountaintop removal coal mining permits will be … [Read full article]
Coal Industry and Environmentalists Wage "Clean Coal" Ad War
Clean coal doesn’t exist. We know it, but for many Americans the jury is still out. Environmentalists and the coal industry are battling for public opinion. While proponents of carbon … [Read full article]