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Wildlife Bears the Brunt of Big Coal’s Failure to Reclaim Mined Lands

The era of Big Coal is fading. But coal proponents are still trying to hang on by pushing for new mines and markets overseas, all the while putting off cleaning up their messes …

The golden eagle is one of the species threatened by coal mining in the west. Photo donated by National Wildlife Photo Contest entrant Doug Pfeil.

The Carbon Impact of Coal Exports

This week, NWF released an issue brief entitled “Accounting for Carbon Pollution from Coal Mining on Federal Lands” which looks at the overall carbon impact of the coal being leased …

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Coal Train from the Powder River Basin Derails

This past weekend, 19 coal cars derailed in Caledonia, Wisconsin.  The 135-car train was carrying coal from the Powder River Basin in Wyoming to a power plant facility in Sheboygan, Wisconsin …

A mule deer in the Powder River Basin.  Flickr photo by Kimon Berlin

Powder River Basin Coal Mines Could Drastically Increase Carbon Emissions

Wildlife in the Powder River Basin (PRB) of southeastern Montana and northeastern Wyoming are being mined out of their habitat. Coal companies are strip mining the public’s coal in the …

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

Coal Train Derails and Spills Into Stream in British Columbia

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Coal Exports Travel Too Close to Our Wildlife and Iconic…

Tongue River Valley in southeastern Montana

Why the Flathead River Gets Protected and the Tongue River…

Tongue River Valley in southeastern Montana

Two Ways You Can Help Stop the Otter Creek Coal Mine Today

  A friend and mentor told me once, “the energy companies are coming, and they are coming fast, so pick your place and protect it with everything you have.” Well, …

Mike Rowland, Arch Coal's Montana Director talks to Northern Cheyenne tribal members gathered for the Otter Creek Scoping hearing. Photo copyright Alexis Bonogofsky.

Arch Coal: Incompetent or Arrogant?

That is the question that some of us are asking after Arch Coal submitted an obviously incomplete permit application for the proposed Otter Creek coal mine to the Montana Department of …

The Tongue River Railroad’s Failed Public Process

* To my readers. Don’t worry about the pessimistic nature of this post. We will still beat the Tongue River Railroad and the Otter Creek coal mine, with or without …

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