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EPA: Blowing Big Coal’s Top on Mountaintop Coal Mining

If it were ever possible or even realistic to put the words Appalachia and victory in the same sentence, this might be one of those rare times: the Environmental Protection Agency‘s Region 3 Administrator Shawn Garvin has recommended the withdrawal of the mining permit for the nation’s largest proposed mountaintop removal coal mine site, the Spruce No. 1 Mine in Logan County, West Virginia.
“While the coal industry has been cutting jobs and cutting corners in Appalachia, clean energy and efficiency investments there could generate almost 80,000 jobs by 2030 and save consumers more than $25 billion in energy costs.”
- Sierra Club Executive Director Michael Brune

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EPA: Blowing Big Coal’s Top on Mountaintop Coal Mining

Story contains video Source: Triple Pundit, Tue October 19, 2010
If it were ever possible or even realistic to put the words Appalachia and victory in the same sentence, this might be one of those rare times: the Environmental Protection Agency‘s Region 3 Administrator Shawn Garvin has recommended the withdrawal of the mining permit for the nation’s largest proposed mountaintop removal coal mine site, the Spruce No. 1 Mine in Logan County, West Virginia.

Obama signs wide-ranging conservation law

Source: Terra Daily, Wed April 01, 2009
Washington, D.C., USA - President Barack Obama signed legislation on Monday expanding and protecting US public parks and wilderness areas from oil and gas development, billed as the largest US conservation measure in more than 15 years.

Baby Girl’s Restored Vision is a “Miracle in Morgantown”

Source: WBOY, Tue February 17, 2009
Morgantown, West Virginia, USA - Febi Hanna was born three months premature, with some scar tissue in her eyes that made it impossible for her to see.

Skies to be swept for alien life

Source: BBC News, Sat October 13, 2007
Hat Creek, California - The switch has been thrown on a telescope specifically designed to seek out alien life.

Al Gore & IPCC Share Nobel Peace Prize For 2007

Source: Scoop, Sat October 13, 2007
Oslo, Norway - The Norwegian Nobel Committee has decided that the Nobel Peace Prize for 2007 is to be shared, in two equal parts, between the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) and Albert Arnold (Al) Gore Jr. for their efforts to build up and disseminate greater knowledge about man-made climate change, and to lay the foundations for the measures that are needed to counteract such change.

US settles record environmental suit against power firm

Source: Terra Daily, Tue October 09, 2007
Washington - In a record-breaking environmental settlement, a US power company accused of endangering millions of people has pledged to slash its emissions of acid-rain gases, officials said Tuesday.

Dalmatian rescued after three days in drainpipe

Source: KING, Wed August 22, 2007
Genoa, West Virginia, USA - A Dalmatian that spent at least three days trapped 25 feet underground in West Virginia is finally free.

Oceana Applauds ERCO Worldwide’s Decision to Eliminate Mercury Use By Port Edwards Plant’

Source: Oceana, Thu August 09, 2007
Washington - Jacqueline Savitz, director of Oceana's Campaign to Stop Seafood Contamination, released the following statement today following ERCO Worldwide's commitment to convert its Port Edwards chlor-alkali facility from mercury-based technology to mercury-free membrane technology

AEP seeks proposals for 1,000 MW of wind power in eastern states

Source: Inside GreenTech, Thu April 05, 2007
Columbus, Ohio, USA - American Electric Power (NYSE: AEP) has issued two requests for proposals (RFPs) seeking long-term wind energy purchase agreements, the first steps toward a goal of adding 1,000 megawatts of new wind energy by 2011.

Verizon Donates Pajamas, Books to West Virginia Needy Children

Source: MSN, Fri December 15, 2006
Charleston, West Virginia, USA - Many needy children across the Mountain State will stay warm and snug in their beds this winter, thanks to a pajama-and-book-collection drive Verizon employees across West Virginia conducted over the last several weeks.

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