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PNC Shareholders' Meeting Slammed With Environmental Protests

Shareholders’ meetings are often quiet affairs. But that was not the case for the 2013 investors’ meeting for PNC Financial Services Group. The meeting was cut short when mountaintop coal mining protesters disrupted the gathering.

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Quakers Bring PNC Shareholder Meeting to Early End

PNC Financial Services Group's annual shareholder meeting was cut short Monday when mountaintop removal coal mining protesters disrupted the meeting.

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Quakers Walk across PA with Message to PNC: Stop Financing Mountaintop Mining

As national banks have stepped away from financing the strip mining practice called mountaintop removal mining, regional lending institutions have come on board. According to surveys, PNC Bank has become the biggest US lender to mountaintop mining companies. In 2010, PNC announced it would modify its lending policy. But Quaker activists think the new policy hasn't changed much and just ended a 200- mile- long walk across Pennsylvania to deliver a message to PNC officials.

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News Analysis: EPA Halts Proposed Mountaintop Mine

After 12 years of wrangling over a water permit needed to operate one of the largest mountaintop mines in Appalachia, the US EPA has veto

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The Allegheny Front For The Week of January 19, 2011

This week on The Allegheny Front: Delaware Watershed Regulator to Allow Drilling As Debate Continues; A Community Sues Over Marcellus Sha

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News Analysis: EPA Strengthens Permit Guidelines For Mountaintop Mining

The Environmental Protection Agency has issued new guidelines for mountaintop mining permits that take effect immediately.

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Mountaintop Removal Activist Judy Bonds Dies

Opponents of mountaintop mining lost one of their most vocal and well-recognized voices when activist Julia "Judy" Bonds died o

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PNC to Stop Financing Mountaintop Removal

PNC Bank, based in Pittsburgh, says it will stop financing projects that extract coal using the controversial form of surface mining known as mountaintop removal. West Virginia Public Broadcasting's John Hingsbergen filed this story, based on reports from The Associated Press.

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News Analysis: Obama Announces New Standards For Mountaintop Mining

The Obama administration has announced a new strategy for mountaintop mining oversight.

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News Analysis: Staying on Top of Mountaintop Mining

The Environmental Protection Agency is changing course on its review of mountaintop mining permits.

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