Posts Tagged with "Patriot Coal"

Tell Banks to Stop Financing the Destruction of Blair Mountain

Friday, December 14, 2012

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Tell Banks to Stop Financing the Destruction of Blair Mountain

A Guest Blog by Brandon Nida, Organizer—Blair Mountain Heritage Alliance Many people have not heard of the Battle of Blair Mountain, let alone a place called Adkins Fork in Logan County, West Virginia. But in 1921, the Adkins Fork area was the scene of an intense battle between miners attempting to organize and a private army [...]

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Patriot Coal to End Mountaintop Removal Mining

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

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Patriot Coal to End Mountaintop Removal Mining

Good news for Appalachia: Patriot Coal recently announced its decision to end mountaintop removal (MTR) coal mining. Rainforest Action Network has been talking for many years about why this egregious form of mining needs to be ended immediately. For anyone who might want a reminder about what MTR is, watch this: This is significant news. [...]

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Patriot Coal: Another One Bites the Dust

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

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Patriot Coal: Another One Bites the Dust

Big news this week in the coal industry: Patriot Coal, the third-largest Mountaintop Removal (MTR) coal mining company, is filing for bankruptcy. Bank of America is among the banks providing bankruptcy filing services for Patriot. This is a real opportunity for BofA to use its influence and environmental ambition to work with Patriot and forward-thinking [...]

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Coal Owns Congress: Follow the Money Trail

Monday, August 16, 2010

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Last week you may have heard about how International Coal Group is conspiring to pour money into three key election races in Kentucky and West Virginia. Now you can track which of our elected representatives have already sold out to the coal industry, thanks to this DirtyEnergyMoney.org, a new online database from our friends at [...]

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