Attack On Coal Plants To Save Mother Earth

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Energy policy, climate change and the decline of the American coal industry.

8.11 Morning Coal Links

Two important new websites have launched in the past few days: Greenpeace’s QuitCoal.org and a coalition effort, CoalTrainFacts.org.

Duke Energy has announced plans to close one of three units at its Miami Fort coal plant in North Bend, Ohio by 2015.

Steve Miller, president and CEO of the American Coalition for Clean Coal Electricity, claims that the Sierra Club’s efforts to move the United States beyond coal will actually move the country beyond jobs and economic growth.

United Mine Workers President Cecil Roberts says that people who are unemployed should look for jobs in West Virginia’s coal mines.

A tree-sitter in West Virginia has entered her fourth week of blocking mountaintop removal mining at the Bee Tree mine.

Two groups of concerned citizens have filed a lawsuit against Millenium Bulk Terminals, one of the companies that hopes to build coal export terminals on the west coast, for violating federal clean water laws.

A group of 160 doctors have issued a stark warning about the potential health impacts of a proposed coal export terminal at Washington’s Cherry Point.

A third proposed coal export terminal has been floated in Washington State, this time at the Port of Grays Harbor.

Two Montana counties are locked in a legal battle over tax revenues from coal mining operations.

The American Clean Skies Association has released a $450 million plan to retire the Potomac coal plant and clean up Alexandria, Virginia’s waterfront.

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