Coal

Thank you Trump Administration: U.S. Ranks 24th in New Environmental Performance Index, Near Bottom of Developed Countries

‘….the U.S., during the Trump administration, has worked at breakneck speed to rollback environmental regulations, expand fossil fuel development, and ditch international treaties protecting the environment. He has even questioned climate science and ridiculed its findings.” U.S. Ranks 24th in New Environmental Performance Index, Near Bottom of Developed Countries Jordan Davidson Jun. 04, 2020 12:54PM […]

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Coal industry wants to stop funding black lung disease trust fund for sick miners

Disaster capitalism at its worst: “The letter also asked to reduce payments the industry must make to the Black Lung Disability Trust Fund to 2019 levels after Congress increased that tax by $220 million for this year. The fund provides monthly payments and medical benefits to former coal workers who have contracted the disease. Additionally,

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House Dems propose halt to drilling on public lands in broad climate bill

“The House already voted this year to bar drilling along nearly the entirety of the U.S. coastline. Democrats on the House Energy and Commerce Committee are also working on a bill that would push the U.S. to reach net-zero carbon emissions by 2050.” House Dems propose halt to drilling on public lands in broad climate

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In Colorado coal towns, the next generation is turning to solar | Grist

“For many Delta residents, solar offers a certain self-sufficiency and local independence they find appealing, as evidenced by DMEA’s defection from corporate control. It’s also cheaper: DMEA can cut customer costs by increasing its share of renewable power. As a rural electric co-op, DMEA’s members call the shots, and in October 2018, they voted to

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‘This Really Is Something’: UN Chief Praised for Move to Block Coal-Backing Nations From Speaking at Climate Summit | Common Dreams News

Childrens Climate March chant, “no more coal, no more oil, keep the carbon in the soil”. ‘This Really Is Something’: UN Chief Praised for Move to Block Coal-Backing Nations From Speaking at Climate Summit | Common Dreams News The U.N. had already announced that only leaders with a clear climate action plan would be allowed

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GOP war on workers: (Moscow) Mitch stiffs coal miners for Russia

“Before the August recess, McConnell blocked a measure sponsored by Sen. Joe Manchin, West Virginia Democrat, to use fees the Treasury Department has collected from coal companies to secure coal miners’ pensions and health care plans…….. “There are amendments that benefit Americans and West Virginians that are being blocked by one person: Mitch McConnell. […] He

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