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West Virginia Tries To Ban Poem Honoring Dead Coal Mine Disaster Victims
In the face of public criticism, officials in West Virginia have change course and will allow a high school student to read a poem about coal mining disasters in the state. Read more...
300,000 Without Water After Coal Industry Chemical Spill In W. Virginia
West Virginia Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin declares a state of emergency after spill contaminates Elk River, "Only safe use is to flush or put out fire." Read more...
Leaving The Wrong Legacy?
The president has said the right things about climate change – and has taken some positive steps. But we're drilling for more oil and digging up more carbon than ever. Read more...
U.S. Chamber Backing Mitch McConnell, Big Coal Candidates In 2014
What politicians like McConnell and groups like the U.S. Chamber are actually supporting is an assault on public health and the environment in Kentucky, not to mention the working class. Read more...
Report: Methane Emissions 50 Percent Higher Than EPA Estimates
Along with carbon dioxide, methane is one of the most important greenhouse gases in terms of its potential to raise global temperatures. Read more...

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Rand Paul is becoming another mouthpiece for an industry that has no problem throwing hundreds of thousands of dollars into political campaigns. Read more...
The Worst Kind Of Government Waste: Promoting Climate Change
The Obama administration needs to take a closer look at the Ex-Im Bank’s activities. Read more...
Renewable Energy Overpowers ALEC
Twenty-nine states and the District of Columbia have RPS laws on the books, requiring a certain percentage of utilities to derive power from renewable sources. Read more...
Thousands of climate activists marched Saturday through the streets of Richmond, California to the gates of the Chevron refinery, as part of a protest against the oil giant and other fossil fuel companies. Read more...
Green News Round-Up For July
It's been a busy month for climate-related news, so I've decided to present some of it in round-up format to get the news to you more quickly. Read more...