Jeff Biggers

Jeff Biggers is the American Book Award-winning author of Reckoning at Eagle Creek: The Secret Legacy of Coal in the Heartland (The Nation/Basic Books). His website is: www.jeffbiggers.com

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Kentucky cancels coal plant, new power movement electrifies grassroot alliance

An alliance of Kentucky activists sent a message today: A just transition to clean energy, even in the heartland of coal country Kentucky, is possible

Love, in the Time of Blasting

This is the scene, when the coal-fired electricity that lights up New York City’s neon theatre district lowers on stage: We are inside the home …

Road Map, Not Regulations, Will Bring Coal Free Future

Note: This is a guest post by Stephanie Pistello, Ben Evans, and Jeff Biggers, co-founders of the Coal Free Future Project.  In the wake of the …

Reclaiming Earth Day

How do you celebrate Earth Day, when your homeland or homeplace has been stripmined into oblivion? For my family, standing in the ruins of our …

President Must End 200 Years of Regulated Manslaughter

At 3:30pm EST today, residents in West Virginia and across the nation will be observing a moment of silence for the fallen coal miners in …

Another tragic iceberg awaiting Massey’s titanic violations: Brushy Fork Dam

Hope must die last in the coalfields, as our prayers go out to the families of the missing four coal miners and the 25 killed …

Do coal companies put profit over human life?

All coal mining safety laws have been written in miners’ blood. My grandfather, who barely survived an explosion in a coal mine in southern Illinois, …

beginning of the end of mountaintop removal?

Appalachians hail EPA’s great victory for Clean Water Act and justice

Earlier this morning, I wrote a piece for April Fool’s Day, Obama Ends 150-Year War of Strip-Mining in 24 States: Mountaintop Removal Loses Its Groove. …

Obama Ends 150-Year War of Strip-Mining in 24 States!

Obama Ends 150-Year War of Strip-Mining in 24 States: Mountaintop Removal Loses Its Groove. Yeah, I’ve been wanting to wake up to that headline for …