U.S. coal lobbies frantically to save its doomed-ass self

The U.S. coal industry is going down the crapper, and even Dale Earnhardt Jr. can't save it.


Coal dependent: Pacific Northwest activists fight new export terminals

Local organizers are building big coalitions to keep the region from becoming a massive transfer station for toxic coal exports.


Fighting coal export terminals: It matters

The fate of the U.S. coal industry hinges on its ability to increase exports to China and India. If activists can quash coal export terminals, they can hobble the coal industry.

Climate & Energy

Which banks provide the most support for coal?

A new report looks at which of the biggest banks in the country provide the most financial support for the coal industry.


U.S. coal is on the decline, and utility execs know it

Every week brings a new story about coal's decline in America. Here are two from last week.


Power Shift turns Bank of America ATMs into truth-dispensing machines

Activists forced ATM users to think twice about what they were really supporting by banking with Bank of America.

Election 2012

Happy Earth Day, Mitt!

Mitt Romney might be the country's No. 1 brownwasher, trying to cover up past greenery and blend in with the GOP crowd.


New climate strategy: Buy the damn coal and keep it in the ground

A new paper proposes that we buy up coal deposits in countries around the world to keep them from being exploited. It's fascinating strategy, but could it work?


The only good coal is coal left in the ground

Is it important for U.S activists to fight coal exports? Damn straight it is.