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Weekly Mulch from the Media Consortium: Green Daydreams vs. Reality – No Oil in the Gulf, Energy Efficiency, and the “Green Fog”

By Sarah Laskow, Media Consortium Blogger (reposted with permission) Yesterday, Rep. Ed Markey (D-MA) took Obama administration officials to task for encouraging Americans to believe that the majority of the oil in the Gulf of Mexico had dispersed. People want to believe that everything is OK and I think this report and the way it is being discussed is giving…

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Is Blankenship Responsible for the Deaths of West Virginia Miners?

Massey Energy, owner of the Big Branch mine where 29 miners met their fate when an explosion ripped through the West Virginia mine, is run by the infamous Don Blankenship – long considered a “really bad dude,” and by bad, I do not mean good – not at all. As the following video demonstrates, what happened at the Big Branch…

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The Weekly Mulch from the Media Consortium: Massey Energy and the True Cost of Coal

By Sarah Laskow, Media Consortium Blogger (reposted with permission) Coal consumption has costs — this week’s explosion at a West Virginia mine, which killed 25, made that clear. Those costs aren’t limited to human lives, either. Massey Energy Co., the owner of the West Virginia mine, has racked up not just safety violations but also consistently has disregarded the environmental…

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