Category: Dirty Coal

Coal Ash Sites Map
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Coal Ash Sites Map

Coal ash is a dangerous by-product of burning coal for energy, containing harmful metals and chemicals like arsenic, lead, and selenium. Coal ash is not subject to federal regulation, and state laws governing coal combustion waste disposal are usually weak or non-existent. Across the country, millions of tons of coal ash are being stored in ponds, [...]

Not Another Mountaintop Removal Mine!
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Not Another Mountaintop Removal Mine!

Once again, the Army Corps of Engineers has given its blessing to another mountaintop removal project — saying it’s okay to  let Big Coal dump the blown-off tops of mountains into pristine Virginia waterways. Ten miles downstream from the proposed Doe Branch mine, the Russell Fork River flows through Breaks Interstate Park. This park, known [...]

Hundreds of Virginians Dance the Electric Slide for Clean Energy
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Hundreds of Virginians Dance the Electric Slide for Clean Energy

On Sunday, April 14th hundreds of Virginians called on the State Corporation Commission (SCC) to put efficiency and clean energy first rather than allow continued investments in fossil fuels by Dominion Virginia Power. Participants danced the popular 1980s dance known as the Electric Slide in front of Dominion’s Richmond headquarters. Dominion has proposed another major [...]

Stop State-sponsored MTR posing as Coalfields Expressway
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Stop State-sponsored MTR posing as Coalfields Expressway

Please come to a important meeting on Wed., Feb. 20 to speak out against MTR and the Coalfields Expressway. Governor Bob McDonnell and VDOT are pursuing hard a 50 mile mountaintop removal coal mine masquerading as a highway in Southwest Virginia. This road is all about mining coal not about transportation. The highway contractor is [...]

EPA Report Shows Dominion is Virginia’s Biggest Carbon Polluter
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EPA Report Shows Dominion is Virginia’s Biggest Carbon Polluter

The US EPA posted its second year of greenhouse gas emissions data for the nation today [Feb. 5, 2013] showing Dominion to be the biggest carbon polluter in Virginia. The data shows that the top 3 carbon pollution sources in Virginia are all Dominion power plants: Chesterfield Power Station, Clover Power Station and Chesapeake Energy [...]