The mud is being slung and the stakes are getting higher in West Virginia as November nears. The Democrats can’t afford to lose West Virginia to the GOP, and the Republicans are savoring at this opportunity and doing everything they can to capitalize on it.
|By: Chuckie Corra Tuesday October 12, 2010 11:05 am|
|By: Kevin Gosztola Monday September 27, 2010 5:07 am|
The coal industry, especially corporations like Massey Energy, have an interest in using the agencies of counterterrorism to target activists for conspiring to commit acts of “domestic terrorism.” Corporations like Massey Energy have lobbied for support from federal law enforcement so that they can be protected from the threat posed to them by a movement to end mountaintop removal.
|By: Chuckie Corra Friday September 24, 2010 8:14 pm|
Appalachia Rising will mobilize people from across the country, and especially Appalachia, against the destruction of Mountaintop Removal Mining (MTR). This scourge to the environment has effected thousands upon thousands of people, but coal barons cling to the profit motive and push forward.
|By: Kevin Gosztola Thursday September 2, 2010 9:52 am|
The anger and courage of Americans who have been expressing opposition to the coal industry and expending energy to chip away at the power coal companies have to destroy America’s environment is paying off.
|By: inoljt Thursday July 15, 2010 1:30 pm|
This is the fourth part of an analysis of the swing state Pennsylvania. It focuses on the industrial southwest, a once deep-blue region rapidly trending Republican. Part five can be found here.
Pittsburgh and the Southwest
Pennsylvania’s southwest has much in common with West Virginia and Southeast Ohio, the northern end of Appalachia. Electoral change in the region is best understood by grouping these three areas together as a whole.
Socially conservative (the region is famously supportive of the NRA) but economically liberal, the industrial southwest voters typify white working-class Democrats. These voters can be found in unexpected places: Catholics in Rhode Island and Massachusetts, loggers along the Washington coast, rust-belt workers in Duluth, Minnesota and Buffalo, New York.
|By: Rev. Billy Talen Saturday July 3, 2010 10:01 am|
Who is financing Mountaintop Removal now that Chase got out of the business? Our answer came from Rainforest Action Network. Two banks, mostly, PNC Bank of Philadelphia and UBS Bank of Switzerland.
|By: Chuckie Corra Tuesday May 18, 2010 2:01 am|
Don Blankenship is in more hot water. Maybe one day this coal conman will be ousted, or better yet…arrested
|By: Kirk Murphy Monday May 18, 2009 10:23 am|
Obama’s EPA approves 42 of 48 mountain top destruction permits.
Did Obama throw Appalachia’s mountaintops under the bulldozers? Yes. Looks like the Mountain Justice Summer and other local campaigns as well as a whole lotta enviro attorneys will need help.