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Congress Takes a Mulligan for Dirty Energy, Ignores Actually Useful Legislation

Congress is set to leave town and head home to campaign for the next six weeks, and instead of working on unfinished business for the American people, the leadership of …

Sign on the Northern Cheyenne Reservation - Respect our homeland

Northern Cheyenne Tribe at a Crossroads: To Develop Coal or Not?

On Sunday, over 100 people assembled for a Way of Life Gathering (Hestana Vestotse) in Lame Deer, Montana. Yellow Bird, a Northern Cheyenne non-profit group and Sierra Club, organized the event with …

Coal Ash Sludge Ponds in Colstrip, Montana

Protecting Wildlife from Toxic Coal Ash in Montana and Beyond

For decades, the coal-ash sludge ponds at the Colstrip power plant in southeastern Montana have been leaking harmful chemicals into groundwater, a blatant and well-documented violation of state and federal …

Carbon Rule Comment Delivery with Polar Bear

Record-Setting Three Million Strong for Wildlife

This summer, wildlife have suffered the effects of the terrible wildfires, droughts, and heat caused by climate change. The Western fires sent moose fleeing their blazing habitat in Colorado, the …

Jennifer's Mountain Hero Photo Petition

Stand with Heroes Fighting for Appalachian Mountains

When I traveled as a college student to the coalfields of Appalachia to learn from the women and men fighting mountaintop removal coal mining, I had no idea the strength …

Coal Train Tracker

Keep tabs on the ever-growing list of coal train derailments with NWF’s new Coal Train Tracker

Sportsmen Target Coal Exports

A new report released jointly by the National Wildlife Federation and the Association of Northwest Steelheaders says six port construction projects in Oregon and Washington that would expand U.S. coal exports …

Coal trains have been involved in at least 5 wrecks this summer, causing damage and heartbreak around the country. (Photo: Ray Steup)

Two More Coal Train Wrecks — The Epidemic Continues

A slew of coal train derailments has put the industry on edge, but are they helping to cause the very problem that plagues them?

Coal spills out of a derailed train in Mesa, Washington. The crash sent 31 cars off the tracks and kicked off a bad week for the coal and railroad industries. (Photo courtesy of Tony Eveland)

Coal Train Derailments Lead to Tragedy

At least one bystander was killed during a week of havoc: Three coal train derailments in four days, with more on the way if Big Coal’s export plans go through.

Coal trains (like this one in Waterloo, Indiana in 2010) derail more often than you would think, and the consequences can be grim. (photo: Ray Steup)

Loaded Coal Train Derails Near Columbia River Gorge

30 rail cars filled with coal overturned in an accident in Washington, spilling their dirty fuel — but the industry would like you to believe that everything is peachy.

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