Monthly Archives: October 2010

Speechless Sunday

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Coal Costs Iowa $71 Million Annually in Health Damages

A new report released by the Iowa chapter of Physicians for Social Responsibility (available from the PSR site) concludes that bad air quality caused by coal combustion costs Iowans over $71 million annually in health damages, mostly from premature deaths, … Continue reading

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Coal: The Biggest Corporate Bailout of All (Part 3 of 3)

The Federal Coal Leasing Amendments Act created a land use planning process designed to ensure that coal leasing undergoes at least four stages of evaluation – an evaluation that has been reduced dramatically by decertification of the major coal producing … Continue reading

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Coal: The Biggest Corporate Bailout of All (Part 2 of 3)

The American people are missing out on a lot more than billions of dollars in lost revenue from the sale of our mineral resources to international coal conglomerates like Arch, Peabody and Rio Tinto. The Federal Coal Leasing Amendments Act … Continue reading

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Coal: The Biggest Corporate Bailout of All (Part 1 of 3)

Hidden federal subsidies for the coal industry are a huge story, but let’s start with this. The Powder River Basin, currently the source of more than 40% of U.S. coal production, is not a certified coal producing region under the … Continue reading

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No Good News for Keystone XL

The last few days have offered no good news for the Keystone XL pipeline, a 36-inch high pressure pipe buried 4-6 feet deep and heated to 140 degrees Fahrenheit, proposed to traverse the U.S. from Montana to the Gulf Coast. … Continue reading

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Senator Johanns (R-NE) Speaks Out Against Tar Sands Pipeline

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