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Congress Cutting Gardens, Keeping Wasteful Military Spending High

Republicans 188 and 25 Democrats voted to cut the Botanic Garden budget. 41 Republicans and 152 Democrats voted against the cuts. Why should there be a partisan divide on an issue of gardening? […]

Protesters Stop Coal Shipments Through Civil Disobedience

Yesterday, activists from Mountain Justice and Radical Action For Mountain People’s Survival performed two acts of civil disobedience against destructive coal mining in the Appalachians.

Five people boarded an immense coal barge and chained themselves to the ship, immobilizing it for 3 hours. At about the same time, a group of protesters stood on a […]

Chairs of Americans Elect Rules Committee: A Coal/Casino GOP Lobbyist and a Lieberman Democrat

Who is running Americans Elect, the 501c4 corporation that aims to nominate its own presidential candidate in 2012? Today, another little piece of information has leaked out.

William Busa shares the basic information that Americans Elect has neglected to disclose: the identity of the people who are co-chairs of its own presidential election’s Rules Committee:


West Virginians Plant Trees To Protest Mountaintop Removal

Before the mountaintop removal, the mountain had been covered with an ecologically complex forest, after, it was just a hint of its former self, and covered in grass. […]

After Mine Accident, Big Coal Keeps Pushing Against Safety

Less than six months after the Upper Big Branch coal mine disaster, coal executives, through Faces Of Coal, are pushing again to deregulate coal mines. […]

Coal Debate Is Not About The Will of God

Public policy on coal mining is not a religious affair, and it must not be settled through a battle of faiths. I support people who protest mountaintop coal mining, but only when the motivation and the methods of their protest are based on reason and fact. […]

Verizon Anti-Mountain Rally For Coal Fizzles

Verizon doesn’t seem to have gained very much by supporting the few pro-coal die hards who showed up this weekend, while angering the much larger number of people who have respect for America’s lands and waters. […]

Why Does Verizon Support Destruction of the Appalachians?

Verizon is sponsoring a ally is being organized by coal industry corporations in order to promote the literal destruction of the Appalachians – blowing up Appalachian mountains one at a time in search for coal, and burying mountain streams with the rubble. […]

Doubts In The Midst Of Greens

She said that, though she’s not a scientist herself, she gathers that there is a great deal of controversy and disagreement among scientists about whether climate change is actually happening. […]

This is Really Disappointing

Whatever the motivation for the sudden silence from the Reality Campaign, it demonstrates a lack of reliable leadership on the issue of clean coal. If the campaign’s organizations were really concerned about confronting clean coal, it would have continued speaking out to this day, and it would have opposed the American Clean Energy and Security Act. […]

Kucinich Heads Progressive Opposition To Flawed House Climate Bill

The American Clean Energy and Security Act grants huge amounts of money into non-existent carbon sequestration technology, which, even if it were to be invented, would not make coal into a clean source of energy. […]