Coal

Obama's New Rules for Coal Plants Are a B.F.D. The Ensuing Political Fight May Be Even Bigger.
May 25, 2014

June 2 will be a big day for Obama—and an even bigger day for the planet

The Truth About Stanford's Coal Divestment
May 22, 2014

It's not as groundbreaking as they made it sound

The Supreme Court Just Saved Thousands of Lives by Standing Up To Coal
April 30, 2014

Breathe easy—and thank Justice Ginsburg.

A Power Plant Spilled Coal Into a North Carolina River, and No One Knows What to Believe
February 07, 2014

The water quality in Sochi’s hotels has been making headlines lately, but that’s nothing compared to what thousands of Americans are experiencing after two recent chemical spills.

Did John Boehner Take Money from the Company Behind the West Virginia Spill?
January 14, 2014

UPDATE: We reported in the story below that Speaker of the House John Boehner received $5,000 in donations last year from Doug Simmons, the vice president of sales and marketing at Freedom Industries, the company responsible for the recent chemical l

Why So Many West Virginians Relied on Water from the Elk River: Industry Already Polluted the Others
January 13, 2014

Sixteen percent of West Virginia's population was stranded by the chemical spill. But just a decade ago, the number would have been far smaller.

5.3 Billion Reasons Why Companies that Built Coal Plants Now Want to Tear Them Down
Meet the unlikely companies profiting off green opposition to coal
January 02, 2014

Meet the unlikely companies profiting off green opposition to coal

Obama's Climate-Change Brawl Began Today
September 20, 2013

Today marks the beginning of the biggest fight Obama faces to determine his climate change legacy.

Peabody Energy's Coal Train Has Hauled Health-Care Benefits Away
A judge approves a whole new way to cheat U.S. workers
May 30, 2013

When I drove to southern West Virginia a few weeks ago to watch Senator Joe Manchin defend his role in pushing gun-control legislation, I was struck to find that at the first of two town hall meetings he held, at the high-ceilinged Wyoming County Cou

The Incredible Disappearing Health Benefits
Can a coal company get away with breaking promises to workers?
February 19, 2013

Can a coal company get away with breaking its promises to workers?

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