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Enviro News Wrap: EPA Reconsiders Coal Permit, Kenya Constitution Calls for Enviro Rights, Smart Cars to Smart Grid, and more…

GlobalWarmingisReal contributor Anders Hellum-Alexander wraps-up the climate and environmental news headlines for the past week: A mountain in West Virginia has a target on its head by Arch Coal and Massey Energy. The EPA is revisiting a permit granted to blow the top off a mountain using dynamite. The displaced material would cover the surrounding environment and ruin the river…

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Environmental News Wrap: Michigan Oil Spill, BP Fires Cleanup Workers, Blow the Mountain or Let the Wind Blow, and more…

GlobalWarmingisReal contributor Anders Hellum-Alexander wraps-up the climate and environmental news headlines for the past week: Don’t let BP make you think that oil spills are rare accidents. Another oil spill in Michigan is ruining the land we live on. Oil companies are now rushing to develop machinery to stop a deep water oil spill in a few days. They should…

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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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