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This is the Cost of Coal!

This is the Cost of Coal!

Sierra Club Photo credit: Ami Vitale/Panos Pictures for Sierra Club Today the Sierra Club and Sierra Magazine released a photography project examining the effects of coal on the lives of everyday Americans. The feature, Cost of Coal, follows the life-cycle of coal, using sharp, poignant images to show the impact coal mining, burning and disposal […]

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    Youth Activists Urge Presidential Candidates to Address Climate Change

    Youth Activists Urge Presidential Candidates to Address Climate Change

    Energy Action Coalition More than 50 youth vote activists with the Energy Action Coalition rallied outside of the Obama for America campaign headquarters in Chicago yesterday, calling on President Obama and Mitt Romney to take action to address climate change and support clean energy. The rally coincided with the release of Mitt Romney’s energy plan, […]

    BREAKING: TVA Liable for Massive Tenn. Coal Ash Spill

    BREAKING: TVA Liable for Massive Tenn. Coal Ash Spill

    Waterkeeper Alliance By Donna Lisenby Watauga Riverkeeper Donna Lisenby takes water samples on December 27, 2008 while paddling between giant ash bergs created by the 1 billion gallon TVA Kingston coal ash spill into the Emory River in Tennessee. Photo credit: John Wathen, Hurricane Creekkeper. Waterkeeper Alliance salutes today’s ruling by federal district court Judge […]

    Federal Court Rejects Challenge to 400 Million Ton Coal Lease on Public Lands

    Federal Court Rejects Challenge to 400 Million Ton Coal Lease on Public Lands

    WildEarth Guardians Powder River Basin coal mines. Photo by Doc Searls. A Federal District court judge in Washington, D.C. ruled against WildEarth Guardians, the Sierra Club and the Powder River Basin Resource Council’s challenge to the U.S. Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) misguided decision to lease more than 400 million tons of coal to Cloud […]

    VIDEO: Historic Shutdown of Mountaintop Removal Coal Mining Site

    VIDEO: Historic Shutdown of Mountaintop Removal Coal Mining Site

    R.A.M.P.S. Reports have emerged of significant police brutality in relation to the 20 mountaintop removal protesters who were arrested for their participation in a demonstration at the Hobet 45 mining complex in West Virginia on July 28. The protesters remain in custody at the Western Regional Jail, with bail set at $25,000 each. More than […]

    Nation’s Largest Coal Ash Dump to Be Shut Down

    Nation’s Largest Coal Ash Dump to Be Shut Down

    Little Blue Regional Action Group Aerial Photo, Little Blue Run Impoundment (Bob Donnan, Oct. 23, 2011) Pennsylvania and national groups today are calling attention to a major court filing made late July 27 by the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (PA DEP) that will result in the closure of Little Blue Run, the nation’s largest […]

    Greenpeace Report Shows a Cheaper, Cleaner Pathway for Duke Energy

    Greenpeace Report Shows a Cheaper, Cleaner Pathway for Duke Energy

    Greenpeace USA Today Greenpeace released Charting the Correction Course: A Clean Energy Pathway for Duke Energy. Using modeling performed by Ventyx, an energy consultancy, the report details how Duke Energy can save their customers $108 billion over 20 years by investing in renewable energy and energy efficiency. “Jim Rogers claims that Duke is a green […]

    Groups Take Legal Action against Alpha Natural Resources to Protect Waterways from Coal Pollution

    Groups Take Legal Action against Alpha Natural Resources to Protect Waterways from Coal Pollution

    Sierra Club Twilight Surface Mine, Independence Coal Co., in Boone County. W.Va. Photo by Vivian Stockman, www.ohvec.org. Flyover courtesy SouthWings.org. Today, a coalition of citizen and environmental groups took action to stop pollution coming from nine different West Virginia coal mining facilities owned by subsidiaries of Alpha Natural Resources. The mines, located in Logan, McDowell, […]

    Women Put Toxic Coal Plants on Trial

    Women Put Toxic Coal Plants on Trial

    Jeff Biggers When it comes to shutting down decrepit coal-fired plants, what happens in Chicago shouldn’t stay in Chicago–or at least, neighboring Joliet should be placed on the coal-free future fast track, according to participants last Sunday in an International Women and Climate Justice Tribunal held at Sacred Heart Church. “We don’t get the power; […]