Stories from The Allegheny Front archived under

coal

Coal Power Plants Go Up in Smoke

Many of the plans to build new coal-burning power plants have gone up in smoke.

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West Virginia Senator Denounces Mining's Environmental Hazards

The Appalachian political establishment has long been supportive of the coal industry.

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Coal Ash Controversy

This past December a sludge of coal ash broke out of an impoundment at a power plant in Tennessee. It destroyed homes.

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News Analysis: Coal States and The Senate Climate Change Bill

A group of moderate Democrats wants to make sure that provisions for the continued use of coal are in the Kerry-Boxer climate bill.

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A Look into Coal Country

When the Senate picks up debate on the climate change bill, it will be - in part - deciding the future of coal as an energy source in the

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Climate Change Group Converges on G-20 Summit

3 Rivers Climate Convergence is planning protests, workshops and other activities around the G-20 Summit.

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Living with the Health Effects of Air Pollution

Pittsburgh has the worst air in the country, according to a recent report by the American Lung Association.

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Dirty Past, Hazy Future

You are being targeted by lobbyists. The coal industry and environmentalists are both trying to influence what you think.

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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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News Analysis: Washington Keeps Coal on the Menu

In the past couple of weeks Congress has been debating updated energy bills.

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