Coal is Dirty Exclusive

Big Coal CEO thinks environmentalist are communist, greeniacs who lie

Don Blankenship, CEO of Massey Energy (NYSE: MEE) the fourth largest coal producer in the United States thinks Gore, Pelosi, Reid and environmentalists are crazy, atheist, communist Greeniacs who lie about climate change and other environmental issues.


Give the gift of asthma and a warmer planet this Christmas

Nothing like a Christmassy marketing campaign from the coal lobby to get you in the holiday spirit.

I don't even know what you call the latest marketing ploy by the coal industry lobby group the American Coalition for Clean Coal Electricity (ACCCE). But if there's one thing that is for certain it's that ACCCE has way too much time and money on their hands.

I encourage you to check out ACCCE's Clean Coal Carolers - I really don't mind sending a bunch of traffic their way because this latest publicity stunt is absolutely absurd and shows just how far the


The Reality of Clean Coal [video]

A new campaign has been launched taking straight aim at the multi-million dollar effort by the coal industry and their front groups to convince us all that somehow the dirtiest energy source in the world is somehow clean.

The reality is that coal is dirty and the industry knows it. Why else would the coal companies funnel tens of millions to a group called Americans Coalition Clean Coal Electricity (ACCCE)?


Joe The Spinner And His Clean Coal Merry-Go-Round

Joe Lucas of the ACCCE takes us for a ride on National Public Radio

Last night, I saw a great new television ad that told the truth about clean coal - that is, it emphasized that clean coal does not exist. The ad was launched by Al Gore's new "Reality Campaign", which is an effort by multiple environmental groups to expose the myth of clean coal.


Cliffside Coal plant air permit revoked

Asheville judge revokes permit on grounds that plant fails to meet standards for mercury regulation.

On December 2nd a federal court in Asheville NC found the Duke Energy 800 MW Cliffside Coal Power Plant in violation of the Clean Air Act. This decision will force Duke energy to meet pollution control requirements for mercury regulation within the next 70 days. And if they fail to? The court could halt construction of the plant.

The court ruled in favor of conservation groups denying Duke's arguement that the plant qualified for a loophole in the law allowing them to avoid federal pollution regulation.


Direct action in the climate movement on the rise

Protests happening worldwide to challenge coal and lack of government action

I spent
the past couple of days talking with a longtime movement friend of mine
who has been organizing civil disobedience and mass mobilizations since


Cross-Pollinating the True Meaning of Coal

Maine Artist Collective Creates Visual Tool for Coalfield Organizers

The Beehive Collective, a Maine-based artist collective known for creating beautiful pieces of movement related visual art, are in the process of making a graphic about "The Story of Coal."  After months of research, travel, conversation, sketching, deliberating and head-scratching, the Beehive Collective began to put together a complicated visual narrative that begins with coal 360 million years ago, travels through the streams and earth right into the global crisis known as climate change. 


I'm ready for the National Day of Action against Coal, are you?

Join thousands on Nov. 14-15 as we say "Ya Basta" to King Coal

Over the past year, thousands of people have been part of the anti-coal movement taking action against the coal and coal finance sectors.

AND the struggle continues.


Taking on King Coal

New Article in Time magazine about direct action and the coal movement


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