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Federal Government Investigates West Virginia’s “Lawless” Regulation of Coal Mining

Charleston, West Virginia’s largest city and capital, has just begun to reopen after a coal processing chemical storage facility spilled into the Elk River, rendering the city’s water unusable for …

Coal train derailed in Burnaby, BC. Image via Flickr user Brent Granby

Coal Train Derails and Spills Into Stream in British Columbia

Well, there has been another coal accident. On Saturday, a train traveling through Burnaby, British Columbia derailed, likely due to rain. Nine cars caring coal came off the tracks and …

West Virginia's Elk River, key drinking water source & sport-fishing haven (Flickr/J. Stephen Conn)

Coal Chemical Spill Fouls West Virginia’s Elk River

Officials with Freedom Industries haven’t said yet just how much of a chemical used to process coal spilled into West Virginia’s Elk River on Thursday, but the impact is massive: As of …

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Wins for Wildlife

Thank you for all the actions you’ve taken to help protect wildlife! Here are some victories from 2013 that wildlife advocates like you helped make possible. Breaking Through on Climate Change …

Students from Birney Day School get check out the Lummi Totem Pole. Photo copyright Paul K. Anderson. All rights reserved.

The Top 5 Moments In Our 2013 Fight To Stop The Otter Creek Coal Mine

It was a rough year for Arch Coal. Their stocks are in the tank, their credit rating keeps getting lowered and oh yeah, they still don’t have a permit for …

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The Dangers of Dirty Coal for Wildlife in the Pacific Northwest

Whale watching off the coast in Puget Sound is one of the most spectacular and time-honored traditions in the Pacific Northwest.  But the beauty of seeing some of the world’s …

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Coal Exports Travel Too Close to Our Wildlife and Iconic Places

Coal, once a keystone to the American identity, is having trouble staying competitive. With natural gas prices low and the demand for responsible energy options high, coal no longer has …

Shut Down Brayton Point rally, Summer 2013 (flicker/350.org)

New England’s Dirtiest Power Plant to Shut Down! What’s Next?

There are certain moments along this road toward a clean and responsible energy future – moments that make the climb feel a little less steep. On Monday, Massachusetts gave us …

Stacks and transmission lines from the coal-based Mt. Storm Power Plant in West Virginia. NWF Photo by Avelino Maestas.

We Have a Climate Problem—and the U.S. EPA has a Solution!

There’s good news today: the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is proposing the first ever carbon limits on new coal plants. And they are kicking off their formal process for getting …

Northern Cheyenne and Lummi sing together. Photo copyright Paul K. Anderson

We Draw the Line, No Otter Creek Mine

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