BLM Replaces Mountain Landscape Photo With Coal Seam On Home Page

April 6, 20177:06 PM ET Kirk Siegler Twitter A quiet change to the website photo banner of a relatively obscure federal agency is causing a bit of an outsize stir on social media. On the top of its home page, the Bureau of Land Management, which manages more than 200 million acres of public land …

Kentucky Regulators, Industry Reps Privately Rewrote Coal Ash Rules

By Erica Peterson Kentucky’s Energy and Environment Cabinet has finalized a controversial plan to let the state’s utilities virtually self-regulate the storing of hazardous coal ash near power plants. As details about the plan emerged over the past few weeks, Cabinet Secretary Charles Snavely defended the rules and the process, saying it included “full public …

Coal Miners Sign Class Action Lawsuit Against EPA

      MOUNDSVILLE - Laid off coal miners, and some still employed, are compiling signatures for a class-action lawsuit against the Environmental Protection Agency's Clean Air Act. The petition currently has thousands of signatures. Those coal miners from West Virginia, Ohio, Kentucky and Pennsylvania met on Sunday at the Moundsville Eagles Hall from noon …

Where Coal is King In Kentucky, both Democrats and Republicans are blocking green policies

By JAMES HIGDON December 09, 2014     To understand Kentucky politics you have to understand this: When it comes to coal, there is no difference between Democrats and Republicans. There is no red Kentucky or blue Kentucky. There is only charcoal black. And Kentucky politics is a coal miner’s daughter. With roughly 61,000 jobs …

5 arrested in protest against coal magnate Jim Justice in downtown Roanoke

  By Jordan Fifer and Jeff Sturgeon | The Roanoke Times A group of protesters who unfurled a large banner criticizing coal magnate Jim Justice and the practices of his Roanoke-based mining company caused a spectacle in downtown Roanoke on Thursday morning, prompting a large police and fire response to take down the display. Five …

Mitch McConnell’s coal-fired claptrap: Dirty fuels and stupid politics in Kentucky

Monday, Aug 11, 2014 10:22 AM CST Mitch McConnell and Allison Lundergan Grimes both love coal -- and it's making them say very silly things Simon Maloy The Kentucky Senate race is basically an argument over coal. A big, stupid argument over coal. Late last week, Yahoo! News’ Chris Moody reported that Elaine Chao, wife …

Louisville Gas & Electric (LG&E) has been illegally pouring toxic coal ash into the Ohio River,

Earthjustice Liked · May 29 · Edited   BRAZEN: For years, Louisville Gas & Electric (LG&E) has been illegally pouring toxic coal ash into the Ohio River, unbeknownst to neighboring communities. Now thanks to a hidden camera and satellite imagery, the utility has been caught and faces a lawsuit from Earthjustice along with huge fines. …

Can Legalizing Marijuana Help Appalachia?

By Michael P. Tremoglie   NEW YORK (MainStreet) — Will legalizing marijuana help or hinder some of the poorest of Americans? Appalachia has long been known for intractable poverty, coal and moonshine. But what many do not know is that marijuana is an Appalachian cash crop. Some say it will only help; after all, Appalachians …