Coal

Coal

The ‘war on coal’ is a myth

The number of coal jobs has increased in recent years; industry claims of a "war on coal" just aim to distract voters from the real war Big Coal wages on their health and the environment.

Coal

Coal industry pays fake activists $50 to wear pro-coal shirts at public hearing

Apparently unable to find real activists, the coal industry paid astroturfers $50 to wear pro-coal T-shirts at a recent EPA hearing.

Coal

This coal-plant snow globe could be yours for only $3,100

The world inside a snow globe is usually pretty idyllic — just pure white snow falling lightly on famous landmarks. Not really an accurate reflection of the environmental toll of mass-produced tourist kitsch. So the artists of the Dorothy collective …

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The carbon consequences of Northwest coal exports

There are six proposals to export coal from Northwest ports. When burned, that coal will create a disaster for the climate far worse than Keystone XL.

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Peabody Coal buys coal from U.S. taxpayers for cheap, sells it abroad for huge profit

The feds just sold 400 million tons of mineable coal at bargain-basement prices to a company that's now going to strip-mine public land and screw the climate.

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Why are U.S. taxpayers subsidizing coal mining?

The Obama administration is selling off public-owned coal at a massive discount to companies that want to ship it abroad. Calling all climate hawks!

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Big Coal’s new anti-Obama ad reeks of desperation

The U.S. coal industry is flailing, and its response is to pour money into political propaganda. It would be outrageous if the efforts weren’t so … sad.

Climate & Energy

Good news: Americans are using a lot less coal

Here is a bit of energy-use news to feel good about: Americans are using a lot less coal. In the first quarter of this year, the portion of the country’s electricity that came from coal was almost 20 percent less …

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My Mother’s Day wish: Clean air for kids

Long-overdue standards for toxic mercury spewed from coal plants are under attack. Our kids are counting on us to defend them.