New Bill Aims to Stop Nonexistent “War on Coal”

In a bid to curb the so-called “environmentalist agenda,” the House of Representatives passed the “Stop the War on Coal Act” (H.R. 4309) 233 to 175 in the House of Representatives on Friday, Sept. 14.

Though one of the “Stop the War on Coal Act”‘s sponsors, Rep. Bill Johnson (R-Ohio), claimed that the legislation, “…is not about climate change,” and that, if signed into law, the bill wouldn’t apply, “If it’s a public health, public safety, national security issue [where] common sense regulations are appropriate,” his next sentence suggested otherwise.… [Read more]

Fossil Fueled Problems Part II: Separating Reality from Rhetoric

Yesterday I visited Nevada and New Mexico to talk about what we’re calling an all-of-the-above energy strategy….So today, I’ve come to Cushing, an oil town because producing more oil and gas here at home has been, and will continue to be, a critical part of an all-of-the-above energy strategy…We’ve added enough new oil and gas pipeline to encircle the Earth and then some.[Read more]

Mountaintop Removal: A Dirty History Repeats Itself

The monster of mountaintop removal* is once again rearing its ugly head. The aptly named Arch Coal may be about to blow the top off of historic Blair Mountain – the 1921 site of the largest civil uprising after the Civil War, a battle between coal miners and coal operators. Needless to say, there are a lot of people upset.… [Read more]

Mississippi Yearning

Many of those ‘vacation with us in the Gulf Coast‘ commercials have been airing lately. Perhaps those ads are appearing so frequently at this time of the year because many people are on a holiday break; after all, what better time to think about a prospective vacation than when currently enjoying one?

The ads are part of a big push to bring in crowds to enjoy all the Gulf Coast offers.… [Read more]