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Aug.26.2009
Last fall, Tom Zeller at The New York Times Green Inc. blog wrote an eye-opening piece on a possible Indian government and corporate venture in Appalachia's coal mines. And as the Sierra Club's Carl Pope pointed out, an even bigger coal story took place this week in India. Members of parliament...
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May.26.2009
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Jan.05.2009
About eighty miles from where I grew up and spent the first eighteen years of my life and forty miles from where my father lives now (and where I lived and worked for three years) in Knoxville, Tennessee, fifteen homeowners escaped with only their lives when a sludge of coal ash broke through an...
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Nov.25.2008
posted on Huffington Post/Grist, November 25, 2008  Dear Al Gore, Two months ago at the Clinton Global Initiative in New York, you declared that, "If you're a young person looking at the future of this planet and looking at what is being done right now, and not done, I believe we have...
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Nov.03.2008
Hold on to your electric bill ... Barack Obama is at it again. I can not believe that these truthful revelations from Barack Obama may have some who voted early asking, CAN I HAVE MY VOTE BACK? Imagine if John McCain had whispered somewhere that he was willing to bankrupt a major industry? Would...
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Oct.20.2008
posted on CNN, October 7, 2008   The Wall Street crisis notwithstanding, coal continues to embroil the presidential campaign into knots unlike any other issue in the swing states of Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia and West Virginia. Take a look at the backflips by both campaigns in the last...
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May.21.2008
They Came Down From These Hills and Made HistoryBy JEFF BIGGERSChronicle of Higher Education, May 23, 2008After speaking at 30 universities in Appalachia and across the countryover the last couple of years, I have learned two things for sure.First, while some of the icons and milestones of the...
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Mar.02.2008
Washington Post, March 2, 2008 Every time I hear our political leaders talk about "clean coal," I think about Burl, an irascible old coal miner in West Virginia. After 35 years underground, he struggled to conjure enough breath to match his storytelling verve, as if the iron hoops of a...
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Jan.30.2008
posted on Huffington Post / January 29, 2008  "I am ready to act, if I can find brave men to help me." --Carter Woodson As schools, communities and politicians across the country celebrate Black History Month in February, they will be remiss if their lessons don't include the coal fields...