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DeSmogBlog: The Year In Dirty Energy: Coal

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Most children already have a fear of coal – after all, they are threatened during childhood that if they misbehave, Santa Claus will leave them nothing but a lump of coal in their stocking. The older members of society, too, have plenty of reasons to fear coal as an energy source. . . . → Read More: DeSmogBlog: The Year In Dirty Energy: Coal

DeSmogBlog - Clearing the PR Pollution that Clouds Climate Science: Mountaintop Removal Mining Poll Shows Bipartisan Opposition in Appalachia

Appalachian Mountain Advocates, Earthjustice and the Sierra Club released a poll yesterday showing that a majority of voters in West Virginia, Kentucky, Tennessee and Virginia oppose mountaintop removal coal mining. The poll, conducted by Lake Research… . . . → Read More: DeSmogBlog – Clearing the PR Pollution that Clouds Climate Science: Mountaintop Removal Mining Poll Shows Bipartisan Opposition in Appalachia

DeSmogBlog - Clearing the PR Pollution that Clouds Climate Science: Mountaintop Removal Mining Directly Linked To 60,000 Cancer Cases In Appalachia

Mountaintop_Mining-04647.jpg A new study from the Journal of Community Health concludes that cancer rates in areas of Appalachia where mountaintop removal mining (MTR) is taking place are more th… . . . → Read More: DeSmogBlog – Clearing the PR Pollution that Clouds Climate Science: Mountaintop Removal Mining Directly Linked To 60,000 Cancer Cases In Appalachia

DeSmogBlog - Clearing the PR Pollution that Clouds Climate Science: Mountaintop Removal Mining Linked To Birth Defects

mountaintop-removal-project.jpg Researchers at Washington State University and West Virginia University have released a new report that links an increase in birth defects in Appalachia to the pra… . . . → Read More: DeSmogBlog – Clearing the PR Pollution that Clouds Climate Science: Mountaintop Removal Mining Linked To Birth Defects

DeSmogBlog - Clearing the PR Pollution that Clouds Climate Science: Stories From the March on Blair Mountain – Part 1 The March

5812635770_02534c2672.jpg I arrived a few days early to headquarters in Marmet, WV with an overly large pack that threatened to topple me over with one slightly unbalanced step. A sleeping bag, m… . . . → Read More: DeSmogBlog – Clearing the PR Pollution that Clouds Climate Science: Stories From the March on Blair Mountain – Part 1 The March

DeSmogBlog - Clearing the PR Pollution that Clouds Climate Science: Bobby Kennedy Jr. Talks "The Last Mountain" With Director Bill Haney

The-Last-Mountain-Movie-Poster.jpg The companies involved in mountaintop removal mining (MTR) are beginning to get much-needed exposure in the national media. For years, this issue has been rele… . . . → Read More: DeSmogBlog – Clearing the PR Pollution that Clouds Climate Science: Bobby Kennedy Jr. Talks "The Last Mountain" With Director Bill Haney