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‘This Is Our Forest’: Russians Seek Answers After Woodlands Destroyed

August 28, 2019           |                                       

Residents of Russian villages near the Gulf of Finland are fighting against the construction of a huge port for coal shipments, and the destruction of a nearby forest which has already begun. Originally published at – https://www.rferl.org/a/this-is-our-forest-russians-seek-answers-after-woodlands-destroyed/30133828.html

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‘This Is Our Forest’: Russians Seek Answers After Woodlands Destroyed

August 28, 2019           |                                       

Residents of Russian villages near the Gulf of Finland are fighting against the construction of a huge port for coal shipments, and the destruction of a nearby forest which has already begun. Originally published at – https://www.rferl.org/a/this-is-our-forest-russians-seek-answers-after-woodlands-destroyed/30133828.html

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Defying all laws of competitive economics, climate change, and technological progress, the Ohio House has voted in a ratepayer-funded bailout for two aging nuclear power plants on Lake Erie, and two even older coal burners, one in Indiana, but owned by the Ohio Valley Electric Corporation, based in Piketon. According to Politico, a senior adviser […]

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Biden, Bernie, and the Bomb

April 9, 2019           |                                       

Will 2019 go down in history as the year of insanity? Has hyper hysteria taken over the entire country? Is it no longer possible to make our way through the hazy maze of Political Correctness? Have we gotten to the point where guns are legal but an innocent hug can get you indicted? Consider this: […]

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What are we supposed to do with rural America? This is a question that keeps Paul Krugman up at night. It bothers him because he’s both a liberal and a true believer in capitalism. He sees deindustrialization—capitalism’s logical consequence —leaving people behind in rural areas, but he doesn’t have a way to square this troubling […]

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Coal Tax Cut Endangers Funds for Black Lung Treatment

March 20, 2019           |                                       

COEBURN, Va.—Former coal miner John Robinson’s bills for black lung treatments run $4,000 a month, but the federal fund he depends on to help cover them is being drained of money because of inaction by Congress and the Trump administration. Amid the turmoil of the government shutdown this winter, a tax on coal that helps […]

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It should be a sign for this Indian giant, a company that has done much to illustrate the ethical and moral bankruptcy in Australia’s political classes. Despite support stretching from Canberra to rural Queensland, lifted by the fantasy of job creation, Adani is yet to dig the earth of what would have been one of […]

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Coal Companies Get Tax Breaks, While Black Lung Rates Rise

December 27, 2018           |                                       

Renew the Resistance! The Seven Principles of Kwanzaa Light the Way. US Corporations Are Micromanaging Curricula to Miseducate Students Unpaid Federal Employees Set Record Straight With Shutdown Stories After Supreme Court Rejects Asylum Ban, 8-Year-Old Dies in Border Patrol Custody The Impact of Climate Change on Language Loss Why Co-ops and Community Farms Can’t Close […]

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Coal Ash Dumps Are Contaminating Groundwater in 22 States

December 22, 2018           |                                       

Studies Warn of Increasing Sea Level Rise Trump’s Policy of Chaos Sends US Spiraling Toward Shutdown Outrage as US-Saudi Coalition Undermines UN Resolution Endorsing Yemen Ceasefire Rebuking Trump’s Foreign Policy, Secretary of Defense James Mattis Resigns The Trump Foundation Is Shutting Down, But Trump Could Still Be Liable Nixing the Affordable Care Act Could Upend […]

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Lack of foresight isn’t new in politics. As John F. Kennedy wrote in Why England Slept (1940), that country had snoozed through the rise of, and German rearmament under, Adolf Hitler. Until the European war began, the British government, ill prepared to fight, hoped desperately for peace. (Kennedy’s father was U.S. ambassador there.) Following the […]

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FERC Nominee Who Slammed Renewable Energy, Pushed Coal Bailout Narrowly Passes Senate

December 6, 2018           |                                       

WASHINGTON – The Senate today narrowly approved President Trump’s nominee for the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission who has openly criticized renewable energy and played a key role in the administration’s efforts to bail out the failing coal and nuclear industries. The Senate voted 50 to 49 to confirm Bernard McNamee to be one of five […]

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