Fossil Fuels

‘Blood on the Mountain’: Why We Need a Red Neck Protest Anthem, Not a Hillbilly Elegy

Published on Friday, October 28, 2016 by Common Dreams ‘Blood on the Mountain’: Why We Need a Red Neck Protest Anthem, Not a Hillbilly Elegy by Charles B. Keeney A place mired in poverty, a culture of guns, conservative religion, poorly educated people, an angry and embittered populace. These are common words used by journalists and writers to describe…

Leonard Peltier on Solidarity with Standing Rock & the Rebirth of the United Sioux Nation

Leonard Peltier has written a letter in solidarity with the Standing Rock Sioux and their effort to stop the Dakota Access pipeline. The letter was published by CounterPunch four days after Peltier’s 72nd birthday, over 40 years after he was imprisoned for a crime he did not commit. – RR Greeting Sisters and Brothers: I…

Obama Admin Temporarily Blocks Dakota Access Construction Under Missouri River

JUSTICE NEWS Department of Justice Office of Public Affairs FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Friday, September 9, 2016 Joint Statement from the Department of Justice, the Department of the Army and the Department of the Interior Regarding Standing Rock Sioux Tribe v. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers The Department of Justice, the Department of the Army and…

Democratic Party Platform Calls for End to Mountaintop Removal Mining

h/t to Ken Ward Jr. of Coal Tattoo (and a reporter for the WV Gazette) for the heads-up, pointing us to an encouraging Democratic Party platform plank we’d not yet heard about – the end of mountaintop mining removal.

Read the Alliance for Appalachia’s press release on the subject below or download here: DNC Platform Calls for Just Transition and End

DNC Platform Calls for Just Transition and End

As coal mining declines, community mental health problems linger

by Roberta Attanasio Associate Professor of Biology, Georgia State University, Georgia State University The U.S. coal industry is in rapid decline, a shift marked not only by the bankruptcy of many mine operators in coal-rich Appalachia but also by a legacy of potential environmental and social disasters. As mines close, states, the federal government and taxpayers…

Soil Not Oil Conference Returns August 6 and 7

The Soil Not Oil conference returns to Richmond next weekend, August 6 and 7. This important event – unique in its dual focus on soil-building as a means to mitigate climate change and keeping fossil fuels in the ground – will once again feature an outstanding array of compelling speakers – John Jeavons, Paul Kaiser, Andrew…