Category Archives: Coal

When They Tell You Coal Is Cheap…

Ask them about Montana’s state subsidies for coal, as summarized in a recent legislative report.  One subsidy explicitly makes strip mining operations economic that would otherwise run in the red.  Your tax dollars at work, making sure global coal companies turn … Continue reading

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Coal Bed Methane Conflict Gets Nasty in Australia

This story is about as far from the U.S. plains states as you can get, but it’s a tale all too familiar to American farmers and ranchers living over coal bed methane reserves.  In the prime farmland of New South … Continue reading

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Energy Subsidies

Interesting post over on Ken Ward’s Coal Tattoo blog about relative subsidies for coal and other forms of energy produced in the U.S.  He writes (as are others) about DBL (Double Bottom Line) Investors’ recent report titled: “What Would Jefferson … Continue reading

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South Heart (ND) Informal Conference June 28, 7pm in Dickinson

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Coal Cares

Peabody Energy (NYSE: BTU) Announces “Coal Cares™” Initiative, New Nationwide Campaign Against Stigma of Childhood Asthma ST. LOUIS, May 10, 2011 / PRNewswire via COMTEX/ — Peabody Energy today announced the creation of an innovative new public health initiative designed … Continue reading

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Stark County, ND: Tough on Solar, Lenient on Coal?

Beth Hurt of South Heart wrote this letter to the editor of the Dickinson Press recently to point out the inconsistency of recent Stark County (ND) Commission decisions on rezoning for expansion of Solar Bee, which manufactures “award-winning and patented … Continue reading

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Plains Justice Joins Lawsuit for Clean Air Act Implementation in National Parks

Our coalition, led by the National Parks Conservation Association, released this statement today. (WASHINGTON, DC) — Today, a coalition of clear air advocates is acting to compel the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the U.S. Department of the Interior (DOI), and … Continue reading

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Art and the Environment Exhibit @ UNI

Longtime Plains Justice friend and supporter Margaret Whiting of Cedar Falls, Iowa, will give a talk titled “Art as a Medium for Environmental Awareness” next Tuesday, January 18, at 7 PM at the University of Northern Iowa Art Gallery auditorium. She … Continue reading

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South Heart Coal-to-Hydrogen Plant Letter of Intent

Update! It turns out that South Heart Energy Development LLC (SHED) filed its PSC letter of intent for a coal-to-hydrogen plant at South Heart on Dec. 13, 2010 (filestamped December 16, 2010). The letter notifies the ND Public Service Commission … Continue reading

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South Heart (ND) Mine: Bait and Switch?

Published in the Dickinson Press on Dec. 21 (although not available online): Subject: LTE: Commissioners should clarify mine rezone decision In reading the recent article about Great Northern Power Development’s mining permit being returned as deficient, I noticed there was … Continue reading

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