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  • The lessons of Blair Mountain and Big Coal

    In a typical year, more than one-half of the electricity generated within Maryland comes from coal-fired plants. Most of these plants burn coal shipped from West Virginia and Pennsylvania. In communities all throughout the Appalachian Mountains, the coal industry has dominated political, social and economic life for the past 120 years. Practices such as strip mining and, more recently, mountain top removal, have been used by coal companies for more than 60 years to break the once-powerful labor unions and cut jobs. These practices involve using explosives to blow the tops off mountains to extract the coal below. They lead to the destruction of beautiful mountains, biodiversity, and the pollution of air and water.
  • Cheap coal? Tell that to the dead miners' families

     
    President Obama announced new EPA rules Tuesday that sharply limit the output of carbon dioxide emissions from new power plants. Not surprisingly, the mining industry objected. But it's wrong.

    Letters to the editor

    'Limbaugh Challenge' Re “Take the Limbaugh Challenge. I dare you.” Opinion, March 29 I can't tell if Andrew Klavan's piece is serious or satire. If satire, bravo -- it brilliantly captures the reasons why I can't listen to Rush Limbaugh for...

    Mike Roselle and 'Tree Spiker'

    Mike Roselle and 'Tree Spiker'
    Mike Roselle is in his element -- fighting a controversial coal industry practice called mountaintop removal mining in the town of Rock Creek, W. Va. "I had to bail some people out of jail," the 55-year-old rumbles happily by phone from the office of...

    Julia 'Judy' Bonds dies at 58; environmental activist fought coal giant Massey

    Julia 'Judy' Bonds dies at 58; environmental activist fought coal giant Massey
    Julia "Judy" Bonds, a West Virginia environmental activist who garnered national attention for her homespun opposition to mountaintop removal coal mining, has died, the environmental group Coal River Mountain Watch said. She was 58 and had cancer. Bonds,...