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  • The lessons of Blair Mountain and Big Coal

    In a typical year, more than one-half of the electricity generated within Maryland comes from coal-fired plants. Most of these plants burn coal shipped from West Virginia and Pennsylvania. In communities all throughout the Appalachian Mountains, the coal industry has dominated political, social and economic life for the past 120 years. Practices such as strip mining and, more recently, mountain top removal, have been used by coal companies for more than 60 years to break the once-powerful labor unions and cut jobs. These practices involve using explosives to blow the tops off mountains to extract the coal below. They lead to the destruction of beautiful mountains, biodiversity, and the pollution of air and water.
  • Coal miner SouthGobi warns of debt default; shares tank

    (Reuters) - SouthGobi Resources Ltd , a Canadian coal miner with operations in Mongolia, said it could default on a debt repayment and was looking to raise money, sending its shares down as much as 29 percent in afternoon trading. The company, controlled...

    McAuliffe inaugural donations start to roll in

    In Virginia, we like to celebrate governors' inaugurations with private money, but so far, Gov. Terry McAuliffe has got a ways to go before his party matches the $1.9 million blast that Gov. Bob McDonnell's backers threw in 2010. So far, McAuliffe's...

    Protesters arrested at Alpha Natural Resources headquarters in Bristol

    Protesters arrested at Alpha Natural Resources headquarters in Bristol
    Several environmental protesters are facing charges after blocking the road leading to the headquarters for coal producer Alpha Natural Resources in Bristol. Capt. Maynard Ratcliff with the Bristol Police Department says about five people were...

    WDBJ7 goes one-on-one with Congressman Morgan Griffith

    WDBJ7 goes one-on-one with Congressman Morgan Griffith
    In our Election 2012 coverage, we focus on the 9th Congressional District.  It is located in the southwestern portion of the state and it includes Montgomery, Pulaski, Giles, Floyd and Craig Counties and parts of Henry and Roanoke Counties. Incumbent 9th...