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]
Tag: mountaintop removal mining
On Coal River (MOVIE)
Coal plays a massive part in not only the economy of the United States, but also the lives of its citizens. Nearly 45% of the electricity generated in the … [Read full article]
Human Cost of Coal (Maps & Facts)
Recenty, the good folks at iLoveMountians.org created 10 awesome maps showing the health and socioeconomic effects of coal and mountaintop removal (MTR) in key MTR and coal-burning regions. The … [Read full article]
Help Keep a Virginia Mountain Standing
iLoveMountains.org and many Virginians are now fighting to save a Ison Rock Ridge Standing. Why would it come down? Well, have you heard of mountaintop removal coal mining? This week, … [Read full article]
Bank of America is Back into Mountaintop Removal Coal Mining
Bank of America was once considered an environmental “leader” (at least for one thing), as it announced in 2008 that it would stop investing in companies that engage in … [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]
Activism Link Drop (3 Stories)
Here are three good activism stories I wanted to cover in more depth this week but never found the time to:
Sen. Joe Manchin Makes Personal Coal Fortune While Acting As Mouthpiece For Coal
Democrat Sen. Joe Manchin of West Virginia has made head lines lately as he fights public health efforts that would raise costs for the coal industry, while financially he is making millions of dollars from a private coal company…
Onion Video on Twitchy Climate Scientists (+ Top 12 Science & Weather Stories)
Here are some of the top climate and environmental science stories of the week (other than what we’ve covered), starting with a funny video from The Onion on twitchy climate scientists.
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.
Environmental Activism News of the Week
Some top green activism stories form the past week or so (that we didn’t cover,.. or pieces of them we didn’t cover)….
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.
The Last Mountain [MOVIE TRAILER]
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RSP2Ju8ojUU Finally, we’re going to get a movie on mountaintop removal coal mining, especially focusing in on Massey Energy (the company that wouldn’t let its workers take off to attend … [Read full article]