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Five Arrested at Valmont Power Plant in Colorado

Boulder Activists Unfurl Banner and Erect Wind Turbines on Top of Giant Coal Pile
UPDATE: Everyone is out of jail charged with a misdemeanor trespass.

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Things are heating up in the Rockies!

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Boulder Activists Unfurl Banner and Erect Wind Turbines on Top of Giant
Coal Pile

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Mountain-a-lujah! There’s a Mountain in My Lobby!

On the Streets with Reverend Billy and the Church of Life After Shopping
What do you do if someone puts a whole mountain in your lobby?

That’s the big question that the coal finance monkeys at Chase keep asking themselves now that their love affair with mountaintop removal (MTR) has drawn the attention of Rev. Billy and the Church of Life After Shopping.

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King Coal's "Green" Patron

Environmental Defense Fund Billionaire Board Member Invested Millions in Massey Energy
There’s an old mining ballad has been on my mind a lot lately.  One of the lines goes “Which side are you on? which side are you on? Oh workers can you stand it? Oh tell me how you can?  Will you be a lousy scab? Or will you be a man?“  Classic narrative of the have’s vs.
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May 6 Day of Action Against Chase’s Mountaintop Removal Investments

Coalition of Environmental and Community Groups Call on Chast to Stop Funding MTR
Chase: Stop Funding MTR

May 6 Day of Action Against Chase’s Mountaintop Removal Investments

Join Rainforest Action Network and allies all over Appalachia and the country in stopping Chase’s investments in mountaintop removal.

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Bird-Dogging the Coal Barons

Peabody's Boyce Explains to Congress that Clean Coal is the Solution to Global Warming

Being an anti-coal activist leaves you with mixed emotions.  Frustration, anger, triumph, joy, sadness and, of course, amazement at the ability of the coal industry to get away with spinning their offensive bull#*@t into mainstream consciousness.

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Activists Pull Elaborate ‘Fossil Fools Day’ Prank on Coal Burning Xcel Energy

Spoof Website, Press Release and Letter Announce that Xcel Will Completely Abandon Fossil Fuels
Fossil Fool’s Day actions all over the world. Here’s one from Denver

Spoof Website, Press Release and Letter Announce that Xcel Will Completely Abandon Fossil Fuels

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EPA Uses Science, Health and Environmental Justice to Guide New Rules on Mountaintop Removal Coal Mining

Appalachians Hail Announcement by Lisa Jackson as Victory for Communities and Clean Water Act
reposted from the Understory

by Amanda Starbuck

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced today a major new guidance document that provides the coal industry and coal-state regulators with “clarity” regarding the permitting of mountaintop removal coal mining. This comes just days after the EPA blocked the Clean Water Act permit for the Spruce No. 1 Mine in Logan County, the largest mountaintop removal permit in West Virginia history.

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MoJo: JPMorgan Chase’s War on Nature

How the Wall Street darling underwrites environmental Armageddon and mountaintop removal coal mining
Great article in Mother Jones about Chase’s financing of mountaintop removal.  A must read.

And FYI, if this inspires you and you want to take action against Chase, Fossil Fool’s Day is only two days away.

JPMorgan’s War on Nature

How the Wall Street darling underwrites environmental Armageddon.

By Andy Kroll | Tue Mar. 30, 2010 3:00 AM PDT

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EPA moves to block the largest MTR mine in West Virginia

Pro-Coal Democrats and Industry Lobbyists React
Reposted from the Understory

by Amanda Starbuck

We’re hearing some reassuring news from the EPA this morning.

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced today that it is moving to block the largest mountaintop removal mining permit in West Virginia history, at Spruce Mine, operated by Arch Coal in Logan County.

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