The True Cost of Coal

 This week a double tragedy has struck the coal mining industry. On Monday night in West Virginia, a coal outburst at a Patriot-operated mine killed two miners. And on Tuesday…

Texas Oil Spill Hits Home for Tar Sands Activists

Does the Tar Sands Blockade (TSB) have a crystal ball we didn’t know about? Yesterday in Tyler County, TX, a pipeline operated by Sunoco Logistics sprung a leak and spilled 20,000…

A Bad Year for Dirty Energy

April 5th is the one-year anniversary of the disaster at Massey Energy’s Upper Big Branch mine, in which 29 coal miners lost their lives needlessly thanks to Massey’s disregard for…

Score: Three to Zip in Bad Day for Dirty Energy

Amidst a horrific week of news about Japan, there was some truly good news yesterday in the fight to keep dirty coal and oil out of our air, water and…

Offical Notice: Cease Financing Coal

To: Bank of America, Citi, JPMorgan Chase, Morgan Stanley, PNC and Wells Fargo: We regret to inform you that this bank is being put on Notice. Effective immediately you must…

Our Local Dirty Power Plant Is Shutting Down

Here in San Francisco we just got some holiday cheer: After decades of  battling, the last remaining fossil fuel power plant in our city is going to shut down. Mayor…

Murray Energy Coal Pollutes Southern Ohio’s Waterways

Thanks to Mary Ellen for alerting me to this story in Southern Ohio. A coal slurry spill from Murray Energy’s American Century Mine is threatening Belmont County Creek. This is…

Double Trouble: Chevron’s Ecuador Gameplan Slowly Unravels

Crossposted from Daily Kos In the last two days Chevron has been hit with two developments that will surely produce lasting doubts to the legality and authenticity of Chevron’s actions…