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.
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.
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.
Spoof Website, Press Release and Letter Announce that Xcel Will Completely Abandon Fossil Fuels
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.
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
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.
I spent last week in Wise Virginia with 100 Appalachian coalfield residents, students and youth from up and down the east coast, direct actionistas living in WV, TN, KY and VA and retired union coal miners at Mountain Justice Spring Break. The theme of the camp focused on mountaintop removal (MTR), coal, local communities and Appalachian culture and what we’re doing to turn around this highly destructive fossil fuel economy.