Yesterday, the House of Representatives saw the introduction of H.R. 526, a bill that if passed into law would create a moratorium on mountaintop removal coal mining until studies of the health impacts of the extreme mining method.
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?
If you live in West Virginia, you’ll be voting for a new U.S. Senator this fall. Republican Party candidate John Raese supports mountaintop removal, the mining process that buries mountain streams in toxic debris and leaves mountains looking like barren moonscapes. Democratic Party candidate Joe