Posts Tagged with "RAN General"

Manchin Doesn’t Care About DADT Or Mountains

Monday, December 20, 2010

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Manchin Doesn’t Care About DADT Or Mountains

Joe Manchin is off to a poor start as the new Senator for West Virginia. Many of his constituents are furious he skipped out on the Senate’s “Don’t Ask Don’t Tell” (DADT) repeal vote on Saturday in order to attend a Christmas party. Meanwhile, he still finds time for pointless posturing on behalf of the [...]

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Rumors Flying Over Massey’s Future

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

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Rumors are circulating that Massey Energy, the largest mountaintop removal (MTR) mine operator in Appalachia, may be up for sale. The Wall Street Journal reported Monday that Massey “has formed a committee to study a number of options. Those options could include a sale to a rival or a private-equity firm, acquiring another company or [...]

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Murray Energy Coal Pollutes Southern Ohio’s Waterways

Sunday, October 3, 2010

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Thanks to Mary Ellen for alerting me to this story in Southern Ohio. A coal slurry spill from Murray Energy’s American Century Mine is threatening Belmont County Creek. This is the fourth coal slurry spill into the creek in recent years – and yet Murray Energy wants to put another impoundment right on the creek. [...]

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Citizens Occupy PNC: The Bank of Mountaintop Removal

Monday, September 27, 2010

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UPDATE: Four brave activists were arrested at today’s PNC sit-in, including Reverend Billy Talen, George Lakey, Alexa Ross and Liz Nerat. Today, as part of Appalachia Rising, the largest protest against mountaintop removal coal mining in history, 35 concerned citizens staged a sit-in at PNC’s flagship bank here Washington DC. Currently, PNC Bank is the [...]

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Is Mine Safety An Oxymoron?

Monday, August 30, 2010

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33 miners are trapped deep in a gold and copper mine in Chile – they’ve been there for over three weeks and will likely stay trapped for at least another three. I just read an absurdly upbeat story by the AP which appears meant to calm fears for safety of the trapped miners. The article [...]

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I Spy A Chevron Lie: Chevron Talking About Everything but the Truth in Ecuador

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

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Chevron keeps on rolling out the “Doh!” moments as they continue to attempt (and spectacularly fail) to deflect attention from their responsibility in Ecuador with their sideline shenanigans. We’ve seen an illustrious chain of embarrassing Chevron snafus. There was the well-documented collusion with a known felon and former employee conspiring to bait an Ecuadorean judge. [...]

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Banks Bail on Coal; Top 4 banks Cut Financing for Massey Energy

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

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Two years ago no bank had a policy on coal mining, and Wall Street was providing finance and credit indiscriminately to the most destructive form of mining in the country. Bank of America, Citi, Morgan Stanley, Credit Suisse, JPMorgan Chase, and Wells Fargo have successively passed public policies limiting their financial relationships with coal operators [...]

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Top 3 Ways to Rid U.S. Need for Mountaintop Removal Coal

Monday, August 9, 2010

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Those of us who are working to stop mountaintop removal coal mining are often asked how the United States would meet its energy needs without coal from Appalachia. There are a few answers to that question… 1 Be Energy Efficient One answer is that opportunities for energy efficiency in the US are huge. Individual and [...]

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Tar Sands, Enbridge and Indigenous Resistance

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

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In mid-July I attended the 1st Annual ‘Unist’ot’en Environmental Action Camp in Unist’ot’en territory in Northern BC as a facilitator and participant. Members of the Wetsuweten nation, joined by First Nations activists and allies from across Canada and US – including Indigenous Environmental Network (IEN), Rainforest Action Network (RAN), and Ruckus Society – organized to [...]

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Army Corps Issues Permit to Blow Up Pine Creek

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

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News just in from the EPA: Today, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) issued a final Clean Water Act (CWA) permit to Coal-Mac Inc. for the Pine Creek Surface Mine project in Logan County, West Virginia. We had been waiting to find out what would happen with the Pine Creek permit, and when the [...]

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