In Appalachia, coal companies blow the tops off of mountains to get at the coal. The damage this does to the surrounding environment and water supply is devastating. ➡ Subscribe: http://bit.ly/NatGeoSubscribe About From The Ashes: From the Ashes captures Americans in communities across the country as they wrestle with the legacy of the coal industry and what its future should be in the current political climate. From Appalachia to the West’s Powder River Basin, the film goes beyond the rhetoric of the “war on coal” to present compelling and often heartbreaking stories about what’s at stake for our economy, health, and climate. Get More National Geographic: Official Site: http://bit.ly/NatGeoOfficialSite Facebook: http://bit.ly/FBNatGeo Twitter: http://bit.ly/NatGeoTwitter Instagram: http://bit.ly/NatGeoInsta About National Geographic: National Geographic is the world's premium destination for science, exploration, and adventure. Through their world-class scientists, photographers, journalists, and filmmakers, Nat Geo gets you closer to the stories that matter and past the edge of what's possible. Coal Mining's Environmental Impact | From The Ashes https://youtu.be/ynN39sfqT8w National Geographic https://www.youtube.com/natgeo
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World Business: Coal is responsible for 50% of the electricity produced in the United States, and West Virginia is the second largest coal producer in the nation. It mines around 160m tonnes each year, roughly a third of it by mountaintop mining, a practice that pulls coal from shallow seams on ridges and peaks. Environmentalists say mountaintop mining is destroying the Appalachian mountains, and the health of all those who live in themThe coal industry, however, says its completely safe, and here to stay, in an argument thats becoming increasingly bitter. Reporter: Alex de Jong
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See the full episode at http://video.pbs.org/video/2226356267/ Did you know coal supplies nearly half of America's electricity? Visit Black Thunder Mine with Yul Kwon and discover how we mine this pivotal material. See more in the four-part AMERICA REVEALED, Wednesdays, April 11- May 2 at 10/9c on PBS.
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Biggest open pit mine time lapse Hull-Rust-Mahoning Mine, biggest open pit mine - Impact seen from space - 33 year satellite timelapse If you have any suggestions to cover phenomena visible from space pls let me know. The Hull-Rust-Mahoning Mine in Hibbing, Minnesota, United States, is one of the largest open pit iron mines in the world, with a 1.5-by-3.5-mile footprint and depths up to 600 feet. The mine, located in the Mesabi Range, supplied as much as one-fourth of all the iron ore mined in the United States during its peak production during World War I and World War II All the images are from Google Earth
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See All of the High Quality Images here - http://www.dewitzphotography.com/personal-photography-projects/west-virginia-coal-country-mcdowell-county-part-1/ More photos from my ongoing West Virginia photography project can be seen here - http://www.travisdewitz.com/west-virginia All music by Joshua Black Wilkins - http://www.joshuablackwilkins.com/ My fascination of coal and railroads made this ideal place for me to visit. McDowell County was once home to over 100,000 residents in the 1950's that helped set many coal mining production records. Through the 1960's and 1970's the demand for the county's metallurgical coal remained high. McDowell continued to lead the United States in total coal production. Increased mechanization of coal production had reduced the number of laborers employed, but miners enjoyed quality pay under improving conditions negotiated by the United Mine Workers. During the 1980's the central Appalachian region lost more than 70,000 coal mining jobs. Between 1981 and 1992, according to the U.S. Department of Energy and the United Mine Workers union, coal mining employment in the state of West Virginia decreased by more than 53%. No county in the Appalachian region was more severely distressed by these losses than McDowell County. According to the United States Census Bureau, in 1980, the rate of poverty in McDowell County was 23.5%. By 1990, the poverty rate in McDowell County had climbed to 37.7%, the highest rate of poverty for any county in West Virginia. By 1990, 50.3% of all children in McDowell County were living in families below the poverty level, up from 31.2% in 1980. The major losses in McDowell County during this period were the result of the closing of all mines and facilities operated by the United States Steel Corporation, terminating more than 1,200 jobs. Today the area is still one of the fastest declining populations.
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In his recent State of the Union, President Trump claimed that “We have ended the war on American energy—and we have ended the war on beautiful, clean coal.” This has been a talking point for the president, Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt, and other politicians for several years. Is there any truth to the idea of a “war on coal”? To mark the release of the Winter 2018 Issues in Science and Technology, Charles Herrick and Ana Unruh Cohen discussed how US greenhouse gas regulations affect the coal industry and other energy sectors. They looked at what other factors have led to a decline in the country’s coal use, and how these forces might shape US energy production in the future. NYU Washington, DC hosted this event as these experts explored past and present environmental regulations in the United States, and what the current situation means for the future.
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We’ve heard a lot of talk about coal miners in the last year, but what are the real issues surrounding coal? John Oliver and a giant squirrel look into it. Connect with Last Week Tonight online... Subscribe to the Last Week Tonight YouTube channel for more almost news as it almost happens: www.youtube.com/user/LastWeekTonight Find Last Week Tonight on Facebook like your mom would: http://Facebook.com/LastWeekTonight Follow us on Twitter for news about jokes and jokes about news: http://Twitter.com/LastWeekTonight Visit our official site for all that other stuff at once: http://www.hbo.com/lastweektonight
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Coal ash, which contains many of the world's worst carcinogens, is what's left over when coal is burnt for electricity. An estimated 113 million tons of coal ash are produced annually in the US, and stored in almost every state — some of it literally in people's backyards. With very little government oversight and few safeguards in place, toxic chemicals have been known to leak from these storage sites and into nearby communities, contaminating drinking water and making residents sick. VICE News travels across the US to meet the people and visit the areas most affected by this toxic waste stream. Since coal production is predicted to remain steady for the next few decades, coal ash will be a problem that will affect the US for years to come. Watch "Showdown in Coal Country" - http://bit.ly/16LRifW Watch "Petcoke: Toxic Waste in the Windy City" - http://bit.ly/1E2YejO Read "Green Groups Say Another Coal Ash Spill Remains Likely, One Year After North Carolina Accident" - http://bit.ly/1A7dVaC Read "Humans Are Destroying the Environment at a Rate Unprecedented in Over 10,000 Years" - http://bit.ly/1vgvC1R Read "The Economic Cost of Carbon Pollution Is Much Greater Than Estimated, Say Stanford University Researchers" - http://bit.ly/1ATb1b0 Subscribe to VICE News here: http://bit.ly/Subscribe-to-VICE-News Check out VICE News for more: http://vicenews.com Follow VICE News here: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/vicenews Twitter: https://twitter.com/vicenews Tumblr: http://vicenews.tumblr.com/ Instagram: http://instagram.com/vicenews More videos from the VICE network: https://www.fb.com/vicevideos
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The Jewett Lignite Mine, located between Houston and Dallas, is a winner of the Texas Parks and Wildlife 2013 Lone Star Land Steward Award. Part of the Texas Westmoreland Coal Company, the 35,000 acre mine is noted for its innovative land reclamation techniques including restoration of native grasses and natural stream functionality. The mine is working to restore bobwhite quail and has protection measures in place for the Interior Least Tern, an endangered species that nests there. The mine is located in Leon, Limestone and Freestone counties. For information about the Lone Star Land Steward Awards, including how to nominate a property, visit http://www.tpwd.state.tx.us/landwater/land/private/lone_star_land_steward/
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According to coal developers, a $90 million investment will open two new mines in West Virginia and Virginia at some point in 2017. On Tuesday, Kentucky-based Ramaco Development announced that it has completed a $90 million deal with two private equity firms to build the mines. In a statement, Ramaco said the mines will extract metallurgical coal, the type used for steel production. The company's CEO Randall Atkins told The AP following the announcement that the mines will create over 400 jobs in regions that have seen unemployment numbers recently rise. http://hosted2.ap.org/APDEFAULT/386c25518f464186bf7a2ac026580ce7/Article_2016-09-06-US--New%20Coal%20Mines/id-11cab5324e9f4622bf02ec88ec6222cb http://www.wochit.com This video was produced by YT Wochit Business using http://wochit.com
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13 surface mines in a 80-mile stretch of WY produce over 400 million tons of coal each year -- about 40% of the total U.S. production, providing electricity to 20% of the U.S. homes. Arch Coal Black Thunder mine http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BvUbU1auBCA and http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ahrl60Wlavw Coal accounted for 52.8 percent of the United States' net electrical generation in 1997. But coal's grip on the country's utility market has slipped, down to 48.2 percent in 2008 and to 44.6 percent in 2009, according to the Energy Information Administration - http://www.eia.doe.gov/fuelelectric.html 2/9/2011 - http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2011-02-09/-massive-closures-of-u-s-coal-plants-loom-chu-says-update2-.html (Excerpt) The EIA predicts plants with 7.7 gigawatts of capacity will close by 2018. Cambridge, Massachusetts-based The Brattle Group, a consulting firm, said in December that 50 to 65 gigawatts of capacity may be closed by 2020 because of environmental regulations. Analysts at Zurich-based bank Credit Suisse Group AG said in September that about 60 gigawatts of coal capacity may be retired. American Electric Power (AEP), Ohio-based, is one of the nation's largest electric utilities (almost 5 million customers linked to its 11-state electricity transmission and distribution grid). AEP is the largest electricity generator in the U.S. The utility recently announced that it will retire about 5,000 megawatts of coal-fired generation over the next five years. In 2009, AEP's fuel mix was 66 percent coal, 22 percent natural gas and the rest nuclear, hydro and various types of renewable power. AEP estimates that by 2017 its fuel mix will be 58 percent coal, 27 percent natural gas, and the rest nuclear, hydro and renewable. Also see: http://www.sourcewatch.org/index.php?title=American_Electric_Power --- 10/19/2010 American Electric Power Co. (AEP) is reviewing options to shut down more than 5,000 megawatts of coal power, but the pace will depend on regulations, a company executive said Tuesday. [Abut 13% of its total 38,000 megawatts capacity; AEP burned 76 million tons of coal in 2009] Federal and state regulations could add significant costs to operating coal-fired plants for their emissions. "How much of the capacity do you replace depends on the economy and depends on what the options are," such as the price of building cleaner natural-gas generation, said Nick Akins, AEP's executive vice president of generation. The utility gets 5,000 megawatts of generation from smaller, older and less-efficient coal units and there isn't economic justification to retrofit them with environmental upgrades. AEP is evaluating whether to retire and replace another 10,000 megawatts of power generation. "If we retire too much capacity too quickly, we will not be able to survive from a system dynamic," Akins said at the company's investor day meeting in New York City. AEP has been actively lobbying in Washington on an energy policy and regulatory concerns, such as the pace of implementing clean air rules. Akins said that the company will have to change how it contracts coal but did not provide further details. AEP is considering adding natural gas generating capacity for various brownfield projects but is not planning to make any new coal or nuclear investments in the near term, Akin said. --- More: http://groups.google.com/group/bob-mooney/web/powering-down === Powder River Basin coal mines, also see: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dajoJMXEE0o 1:49 minutes http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hdRlwKM4eIc 1:57 minutes http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GWebhWWNaMU 3:16 minutes http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ahrl60Wlavw 3:20 minutes http://www.wsgs.uwyo.edu/coalweb/WyomingCoal/default.aspx The video on here was done is from Plains Justice http://plainsjusticeblog.wordpress.com/2010/10/10/powder-river-basin-coal-mines-video/ === Coal Country docuementary: http://www.coalcountrythemovie.com/ VBS.TV took a trip to West Virginia to investigate the evils of mountaintop removal mining. http://www.mnn.com/earth-matters/energy/blogs/watch-toxic-west-virginia === In all, more than 4000 animals died in the spill that fouled nearly a mile of Captina Creek in Belmont County, Ohio, on October 1, 2010. (Con't.) http://tinyurl.com/Coal-slurry-in-Captina-Cr Video (1:37 minutes) http://vp.mgnetwork.net/traveler.swf?embed_referer=&u=2e83506a2220102ea6fd001ec92a4a0d 10/10/2010 - Toxic coal sludge pollutes Ky. town 10 years later http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5jvwI07uAn7QJ0uvbYNgmpERomHfgD9IP0VP01?docId=D9IP0VP01 10/7/3020 - Journalist receives government records after 7 years http://www.rcfp.org/newsitems/index.php?i=11594 The editor of a mining industry newsletter received additional government records Monday regarding the investigation into one of the worst environmental accidents in SE U.S.
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The Northwest is square in the middle of a controversial global debate: Should the region build export terminals that would open lucrative markets for the world's dirtiest fossil fuel? As the U.S. economy continues to struggle, can the country afford not to? COAL is a KCTS 9 and EarthFix original documentary. For more information on the documentary, visit: kcts9.org/coal or earthfix.us/coaldoc. For ongoing reporting on Coal in the Northwest, visit EarthFix: earthfix.info/coal/ Credits Written, Directed and Produced by Katie Campbell Photography by Michael Werner Katie Campbell Editor Michael Werner Narrator Katie Campbell EarthFix reporters Ashley Ahearn Bonnie Stewart Amelia Templeton Courtney Flatt Cassandra Profita Aaron Kunz Aerial photography by Katie Campbell Aerial support provided by Christopher Boyer, LightHawk Hunter Handsfield, LightHawk Additional photography Aaron Kunz Stock Footage - RevoStock Audio post production Milt Ritter Post Production Support Lisa Strube-Kilgore Phil Williams Chris Maske Music Lonely Rails Written by Seth Warren and C. Andrew Rohrmann. Performed by Seth Warren. Published by Sciencelab. Salt Flats Written by Miguel D'Oliveira. Published by BBC Production Music. Like a Phoenix Written by Steve Carter. Published by Chappell Recorded Music Library Ltd. Celtic Mist Written by Al Lethbridge. Published by Chappell Recorded Music Library Ltd. Pistola Written by Geoff Levin. Published by ZFC Music. Fluttering Leaves Written by Daniel Pemberton. Published by Chappell Recorded Music Library Ltd. The Couple Written by Al Lethbridge. Published by BBC Production Music. Halcyon Skies Written by Ben Hales and Matt Hales. Published by Chappell Recorded Music Library Ltd. The Loner Written by Miguel D'Oliveira. Published by BBC Production Music. Special Thanks to Dustin Bleizeffer Shannon Anderson LightHawk Keith Williams Thunder Basin Coal Company Leroy Rohde Andy Rohrmann Tom Lubnau Columbia River Pilots Aaron Toso Courtney Wallace Lauri Hennessey
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Back to Coal (2014): Mountaintop mining is an effective but controversial extraction method. Its devastating effect on the environment has provoked a 'war on coal' between ecologists and the miners who've lived on it for generations. For similar stories, see: Counting The Cost Of Australia’s Coal Rush https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=94Veuv22-zk India's Criminal Child Mines https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=75Zl2aLU4BQ Mining Sickness - South Africa https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XNVclZi5X3g Subscribe to journeyman for daily uploads: http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=journeymanpictures For downloads and more information visit: http://www.journeyman.tv/film/5993/back-to-coal Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/journeymanpictures Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/JourneymanVOD https://twitter.com/JourneymanNews Follow us on Instagram: https://instagram.com/journeymanpictures "This water used to have fish in it, salamanders, frogs. They're all dead", says Rick, walking beside his old home in the Appalachians. Poisoning caused his fingernails to peel off and sickness forced him to move out from the area. Heavy metals leaking into the bio-system from the exposed mining areas are the source of the contamination. Yet for families who have mined for generations, new environmental policies threaten their livelihood. "We don't believe in crazy tree hug-er policy", insists Kentucky Senator, Keith Hall. The industry has helped many Appalachian families to rise up out of poverty, creating "an emotional tie that's really hard to sever". Wilde Angle Productions – Ref. 5993 Journeyman Pictures is your independent source for the world's most powerful films, exploring the burning issues of today. We represent stories from the world's top producers, with brand new content coming in all the time. On our channel you'll find outstanding and controversial journalism covering any global subject you can imagine wanting to know about.
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(Photo's belong to their copyright owners, I do Not claim ownership). "I just wanted to honor those that gave their lives" so you could turn your PC on. This video is dedicated to underground Miner's around the world, even Gem miners. I think coal miners are the most forgotten people on this Earth...Until an accident occurs. One person asked how far down is Hell?... "It's just a 1/4 mile down" was the reply. One shot shows a coin "25" that is how they use to buy things at the (Company Store) most people today didn't know this. Tennessee Ernie Ford wrote a song, "I owe my soul to the company store" When you ran out of these coins you started a tab/chit. thus...you have the story. I want to thank 2 people for their inspiration, guidance, and help: ulead123 & superglide63 and a few of my friends for their support to post it. INFO ABOUT THE COIN: Imagine spending your days in the depths of the earth; doing the dirty, dangerous work of mining coal. Then consider what it would be like to be paid for your labor with money that could be considered virtually worthless. This was the plight of many miners during the early 20th Century; this is the story of scrip. As coal mining in the Appalachian region of the United States began to develop in the late 1800's, mines were established in remote, rugged areas, far away from banks and stores. Partially from a need to supply household goods to miners and partially to capitalize on an opportunity to make a profit, mine owners established company stores in their mining town. As actual U. S. currency was difficult for mines to keep on hand in sufficient quantities, the companies began to issue their own scrip tokens as payment for the miners' wages. Most scrip was unique in appearance so that a mine's company store could immediately identify its own scrip, as most did not want to accept tokens issued by another company. Miners were given scrip in advance of their wages to buy necessities for the home, but also to pay rent on the company-owned houses they lived in, to buy tools and supplies for work, to pay utilities and medical care, and even to contribute to a mandatory funeral fund. All this was paid to the coal company. There was little retail competition in the coalfields and the prices at some company stores were often so high that miners virtually had nothing left to collect when payday arrived. According to Stan Cohen, in his book, King Coal: "Payment by scrip served a dual purpose. The miner could get wages in advance of his regular paycheck, and he did not have borrow money or charge items at the store, The company in turn did not need to keep extensive charge account records, nor were there difficult collection problems involved." Scrip started out in paper form but by the early 1900's was commonly being created in brass, copper, and aluminum coins. To conserve metal during World War II, fiber scrip was occasionally produced. Each company had its own version and each mine's company store accepted only its own scrip. The government ultimately outlawed the use of scrip and it began to decline in use in the 1950's, disappearing entirelyby the early 1970's. A variety of other industries besides coal - such as lumber, textiles, agriculture, paper, copper, gold, and silver—issued scrip, creating thousands of varieties from more than 30 states.
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From living with contaminated water in his own home as a child, to being forced out of his house for speaking out against the coal company, Junior Walk's path to activism was not an easy one. His courage and clear voice calling for change has been widely recognized. Today Walk works with Coal River Mountain Watch, Keeper of the Mountains Foundation, and RAMPS (Radical Action for Mountain People's Survival) to end mountaintop removal mining. He travels the country with the Keeper of the Mountains Foundation educating people about the long-term environmental, health and community degradation caused by coal mining. He was a recipient of the prestigious Brower Youth Awards in 2011. The late renowned environmentalist and climber David Brower famously said, "Tough mountains build bold leaders." Junior Walk is one of the many courageous and bold leaders whom the Appalachian Mountains have built. Also featuring Chase Brown, Keeper of the Mountains Foundation.
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http://www.sc.org/publiccoal An astonishing 40 percent of all coal produced in the United States comes from public land that's cared for with taxpayer dollars. The government recently put a hold on new federal coal leases to study the impact that coal mined on public lands has on our climate. This means we have an unprecedented opportunity to push this country towards a clean energy future and away from dirty fuels. Take action: Protect public lands and our climate from Big Coal at sc.org/publiccoal Subscribe for more from Sierra Club: http://smarturl.it/SierraClub_Subscribe Founded by legendary conservationist John Muir in 1892, the Sierra Club is now the nation's largest and most influential grassroots environmental organization -- with more than two million members and supporters. Our successes range from protecting millions of acres of wilderness to helping pass the Clean Air Act, Clean Water Act, and Endangered Species Act. More recently, we've made history by leading the charge to address climate disruption by moving away from the dirty fossil fuels and toward a clean energy economy. Visit us here: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SierraClub Twitter: https://twitter.com/sierraclub Instagram: https://instagram.com/sierraclub
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SHOTLIST Sago Mine, West Virginia - 15 March 2006 1. Various of miners at office after their shift 2. Close-up mining equipment 3. Mine office 4. Close-up miners 5. Trucks arriving at mine 6. SOUNDBITE: (english) Ron Grall, miner from Buckhannon, West Virginia "They was, they was anxious to get back to work and they reassured them that something like this wasn't going to happen again. Inspectors talked to us before we went in and everything was real loose, everyone was real relaxed. Told them to take it easy and try and get back in the swing, you know." 7. Pan of car leaving mine site Buckhannon, West Virginia - 15 March 2006 8. Close-up ribbon on door 9. Exterior view of Gregory's Barber Shop 10. Various views Jim Gregory and customer 11. SOUNDBITE: (English) Jim Gregory, Barber "People for the most part, they want to get back with it. Life goes on." 12. Various views deliveries in town 13. Mid view restaurant 14. SOUNDBITE: (English) Mark Hays, Buckhannon resident "I think the community is healing and we are ready to put it behind us. It is a good thing for the mines to be reopening. It is good for the community and I am confident it will reopen in a safe manner." 15. SOUNDBITE: (English) Linda Stark, resident close to Sago Mine "I am happy that the mine is reopening and I am sure it will be reopened with extra mindfulness toward the safety precautions and procedures that need to take place." 16. Exterior view of restaurant STORYLINE With the Sago mine tragedy still fresh in their minds, miners went back underground on Wednesday and started digging coal for the first time since explosion killed 12 of their comrades just ten weeks ago. The blast had caught the first crews returning to work after the New Year's holiday on 2 January. Although the owners of the mine, International Coal Group Inc can not yet fully explain what happened, it is believed that electricity from above - probably a lightning strike - had found some conduit into the earth and sparked methane gas that had accumulated in a sealed-off chamber. According to Ben Hatfield, chief executive officer of International Coal Group Inc, a decision to resume production had been delayed until initial findings which suggested the cause of the January blast could have been lightning had been made known. The United Mine Workers called the company's announcement of this finding "unprecedented, reckless and premature." Hatfield said he had also made a promise to the families that lessons would be learned from the disaster, and that coal mines would be made safer. On Wednesday, nearly all the workers at the mine, which produces 800,000 tons of coal per year, were expected to return to work. One of them, Ron Grall, completed his shift and pronounced it "a good day." Buckhannon residents welcomed the reopening of the mine. Barber Jim Gregory said people in the town mostly wanted to "get back with it" and that the mood was upbeat. Diners at a local restaurant expressed their confidence that the mine was reopening with safety being made a priority for the mine's owners and operators. You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/bc544071ea5b03234a2d86964d6c3cbf Find out more about AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/HowWeWork
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Hands Off Appalachia! is an active US-based campaign demanding UBS change their official policy and stop funding and supporting companies that engage in mountaintop removal coal mining. JOIN US! http:handsoffappalachia.wordpress.com What's mountaintop removal [MTR]? Mountaintop removal (MTR) is a radical form of coal mining that blasts away mountains and devastates the environment and communities of Appalachia. MTR is being practiced primarily in West Virginia, Kentucky, Virginia and Tennessee and according to a 2009 study conducted by Appalachia Voices and the NRDC "roughly 1.2 million acres, including 500 mountains, have been flattened by mountaintop removal coal mining in the central Appalachian region." According to the Environmental Protection Agency, mountaintop removal destroyed more than 1,200 miles of Appalachian streams and 7 percent of its forests between 1985 and 2001. However, MTR is much more than an environmental or aesthetic issue. It's true that MTR creates polluted waters and toxic air but this destructive practice also perpetuates economic poverty, poor health, rampant cancer, loss of cultural heritage, and political disenfranchisement. See: http://mountainjustice.org/facts/steps.php What is UBS? UBS AG is a Swiss-owned wealth management company heavily involved in the global financial sector. Based out of Zurich Switzerland, they handle billions of dollars in investments and asset management all across the world. UBS provides a broad rage of services to wealthy individuals, corporations, institutions and even governments. There are UBS branch locations all over the United States, with their national branch located in Stanford, CT. How is UBS involved with MTR? UBS funds and supports many of the largest companies engaged in mountaintop removal coal mining in Southern Appalachia, including: Patriot Coal Corporation, Alpha Natural Resources, Arch Coal Inc and James River Coal Company. UBS Public Statements on MTR: In 2010, UBS stated "[We] need to be satisfied that the client is committed to reduce over time its exposure to [MTR]," that same year, UBS acted as a paid adviser in the merger of Massey Energy and Alpha Natural Resources. This merger created the largest single MTR company in the country, now responsible for some 25 percent of coal production from MTR mines. In their annual report, UBS stated, "In 2010, we decided to further strengthen our environmental and social risk management (including human rights) by identifying controversial activities where we will not do business, or only do business under stringent pre-established guidelines. Therefore we will not knowingly provide financial services to corporate clients, nor will we purchase goods or services from suppliers, where the use of proceeds, primary business activity, or acquisition target involves the following environmental and social risks: Extractive industries, heavy infrastructure, forestry and plantations operations that risk severe environmental damage. . ." [Page 62] Despite this statement, the company continued to fund and support companies engaging in harmful extractive practices in Southern Appalachia, as detailed here: UBS Bond and Loan Deals -- MTR, Coal Plant and Coal Export Companies Jan 1, 2010 through March 14, 2012 Research sourced from Bloomberg, by Annie Sartor March 28, 2012 UBS has documented financial relationships with 4 of the top 9 MTR coal mining companies Alpha Natural Resources • 11/8/10 -- UBS Securities served as sole arranger and UBS Loan Finance LLC served as swingline lender for AT Massey Coal Company's second amended and restated credit agreement Arch Coal • 3/16/10 -- UBS Securities LLC underwrote $50 million for International Coal Group's $100 bond offering • 8/9/10 -- UBS Securities LLC underwrote $7.5 million for Arch Coal's $500 million bond offering James River Coal Company • 1/28/10, 8/16/10, 10/29/10, 3/6/11, 4/15/11, 6/30/11 -- UBS Loan Finance LLC and UBS AG, Stamford Branch served as lenders for 6 amendments and restatements to James River Coal Company's revolving credit agreement worth $100 million (loan) • 3/29/11 -- UBS Securities LLC served as joint lead manager -- books for James River Coal Co's $230 million bond offering • 10/13/11 -- UBS Securities LLC served as lead manager for James River Coal Co's offer to exchange $270 million in notes Patriot Coal • 1/6/11 and 1/31/12 -- UBS Loan Finance LLC served as a lender on amendment number 1 and the Second Amendment to Patriot Coal's amended and restated credit agreement Who are we? We are an independent group of Southern Appalachian residents & activists opposing the practice of mountaintop removal coal mining, organized as The Knoxville Activist Collective. Together, we will apply enough public pressure to ensure that UBS changes its official policy and stops funding and supporting companies that engage in mountaintop removal.
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After releasing the Clean Power Plan this week the Obama administration must shift from offense to defense. The plan, which set the first national limits on carbon pollution from existing coal- and natural gas-fired power plants, faces two significant risks: one legal, the other political. The administration must address them to achieve the plan’s ambitious goal of cutting carbon emissions 32% below 2005 levels in 2030. Claiming it is a “war on coal,” the coal industry and several sympathetic states have vowed to fight back with an onslaught of legal challenges. http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2015/aug/05/obama-war-on-coal-politics-courts http://www.wochit.com This video was produced by Wochit using http://wochit.com
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Strip Mining for coal in the Appalachian Mountains. First Shown: 25/07/1974 If you would like to license a clip from this video please e mail: [email protected] Quote: VT9724
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Jeff Biggers http://jeffrbiggers.com/ (born in 1963) is an American writer, editor, journalist, playwright, critic and performance artist. He is the author of three books, and co-editor of a fourth. This clip is from: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e9uo2Q0dccM http://www.amazon.com/dp/1568584210/ http://www.amazon.com/dp/1593760310/ http://www.amazon.com/dp/0252031016/ http://coalfreefutureproject.org/ The Coal Free Future Project is a collaboration of award-winning American artists—writers, actors/theatre director, filmmakers and musicians—who have come together to combine their long-time experiences in the clean energy, anti-coal and climate justice movements to create performances and workshops that inform and inspire action around a simple but basic truth in our lives: It's time to envision a coal free future and work toward clean energy independence. 2/24/2011 - Jeff Biggers at Warren Wilson College - Asheville, NC, Free public event http://www.mynewsletterbuilder.com/email/newsletter/1410755379 Jeff has a lot to say -- all of it worth reading and hearing http://www.google.com/search?q=%22jeff+biggers%22&hl=en&safe=off&tbs=vid:1,sbd:1&source=lnt&sa=X&ei=fdU9TdasJsSAlAejm9zqBQ&ved=0CBgQpwUoAQ Saying that Jeff willing shares himself with others and their causes is a vast understatement. Biggers has worked as a writer, educator and community organizer across the United States, Europe, India and Mexico. His award-winning stories have appeared on NPR, PRI, CNN, Salon.com, the Washington Post, and in scores of travel, literary and music magazines, and national and foreign newspapers, and various anthologies. He has been a commentator on National Public Radio's Morning Edition and for Pacific News Service national syndication. His work has received numerous honors, including an American Book Award, the Sierra Club's David R. Brower Award, Foreword Magazine Book of the Year Award, a Lowell Thomas Award for Travel Journalism, a Field Foundation Fellowship, a Plattner Award for Appalachian Literature, a Delta Award for Literature in Southern Illinois, and an Illinois Arts Council Creative Non-Fiction Award. He serves as a contributing editor to The Bloomsbury Review, and is a member of the PEN American Center. In the 1990s, as part of his work to develop literacy and literary programs in rural, reservation and neglected communities in the American Southwest, he founded the Northern Arizona Book Festival. In the 1980s, Biggers served as an assistant to former Senator George McGovern in Washington, DC, and as a personal aide to Rev. William Sloane Coffin at the Riverside Church in New York City. As part of his work with the homeless in New York, Biggers co-founded the Interfaith Assembly on Housing and Homelessness. Born in Ohio, raised in Illinois and Arizona, he earned a B.A. in History and English at Hunter College in New York City. He also studied at the University of California in Berkeley, Columbia University and the University of Arizona. Biggers is also a playwright, whose first play, "4½ Hours: Across the Stones of Fire," explores the fate of a young couple threatened by an impending mountaintop removal mining operation in their community. Produced by the Coal Free Future Project, a collective of artists, actors, filmmakers and musicians co-founded by Biggers, the play has toured nationally and appears on Off Broadway at the Gene Frankel Theatre in New York City on June 4--13, 2010.
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http://www.beyondcoal.org From mining, to burning, to disposal, coal is wreaking havoc on our health and our planet. Powering our country by burning coal is dangerous. It's time to transition Beyond Coal to clean, renewable sources of energy. Learn more and take action on our website http://www.beyondcoal.org - Founded by legendary conservationist John Muir in 1892, the Sierra Club is now the nation's largest and most influential grassroots environmental organization -- with more than two million members and supporters. Our successes range from protecting millions of acres of wilderness to helping pass the Clean Air Act, Clean Water Act, and Endangered Species Act. More recently, we've made history by leading the charge to address climate disruption by moving away from the dirty fossil fuels and toward a clean energy economy. Visit us here: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SierraClub Twitter: https://twitter.com/sierraclub Instagram: https://instagram.com/sierraclub
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Black Butte Coal Mine east of Rock Springs supplies coal to the adjacent Jim Bridger power plant. University of Wyoming Extension Sustainable Management of Rangeland Resources http://www.uwyo.edu/ces/programs/ag-and-natural-resources.html Produced by: Ashley Garrelts - Extension Educator David Keto - Extension Media Producer
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Coal developer Ramaco Development and partners announced Tuesday, a $90 million investment that runs against the trend of coal bankruptcies and mine closures should enable two new coal mines and related facilities to open in West Virginia and Virginia next year. The mines would extract metallurgical coal. That type is used for steel production and most mined in the U.S. is exported overseas. Ramaco CEO Randall Atkins told The Associated Press, Kentucky-based Ramaco's partnership with two private equity firms will directly create some 400 jobs. http://hosted2.ap.org/APDEFAULT/386c25518f464186bf7a2ac026580ce7/Article_2016-09-06-US--New%20Coal%20Mines/id-64fa6b884b874fc18399f2d5ba6c14b3 http://www.wochit.com This video was produced by YT Wochit News using http://wochit.com
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UPDATE (june 20, 2012): Cline Mining Corporation is suing the BC Government (BC taxpayers) for 500 million dollars for the lost revenue they claim was incurred by being expropriated from the BC Flathead. http://www.clinemining.com/ Project stopped: see Bill 2 This 3D video was created to show the downstream geography from the proposed Lodgepole Open Pit Coal Mine near Fernie, British Columbia, CANADA. Glacier National Park, Montana, USA is immediately downstream from this proposed use of an uninhabited, and unspoiled valley. This video provides its audience with a spatial reference for the state, provincial, federal, and international land use designations that have protected the ecological integrity of the transboundary flathead watershed for the past 100 years. The map intends to emphasize how this watershed, with its world class fisheries, is currently under threat from a proposed open pit coal mine located in the British Columbian headwaters of the North Fork of the Flathead River. In the United States, the North Fork of the Flathead River forms the western boundary for the Glacier National Park part of Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park, and has federal designation as a "Wild and Scenic River". This proposed open pit coal mine will operate in the headwaters of this wild and scenic river, an area said to contain the highest concentration of non-coastal grizzly bears in North America, on a 24/7 basis for 20 years. The Lodgepole Coal Mine, as it will be known, will be run by Cline Mining Corporation of Sudbury, Ontario. Coal produced at this mine will then be sold on the international market.
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After decades of strife, strikes and an industry-wide decline Britain will close its last remaining deep coal mine this week. The closure will bring an end to the UK's historic relationship with coal, the industry which fuelled the industrial revolution and the rise of the British empire. In today's Picture This, we take a look at Britain's last farewell to deep coal mining.
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The Role of Coal in a New Energy Age - Select Committee on Energy Independence and Global Warming - 2010-04-14 - For the first time in recent memory, the CEOs of America's top two coal mining companies, and a leading international company, came to Capitol Hill to answer questions on their positions on climate change, clean energy policy, and the challenges that face their industry. "Just as our national energy policy is at a crossroads, so, too, is the coal industry," said Rep. Edward J. Markey, who chairs the Select Committee on Energy Independence and Global Warming, the committee that hosted the CEOs. "Whether it's climate science, the viability of 'clean coal,' or safety concerns, I believe Congress requires answers from the coal industry on their ability to be a part of our clean energy future." As Congress continues to push for a comprehensive clean energy and climate bill, questions remain regarding the coal industry's position on the essential science of climate change and their potential to provide cleaner, lower-carbon fuel in the decades to come. The House-passed Waxman-Markey bill offered a pathway for coal to transition to carbon capture and sequestration technologies. The coal mining industry has seen significant developments over the last two weeks. A mining accident in West Virginia has renewed questions about the safety of coal extraction, and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has offered new rules on the environmental and health impacts of mountaintop mining. TESTIMONY: Gregory Boyce, President and Chief Executive Officer, Peabody Energy Corporation; Steven F. Leer, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Arch Coal, Inc.; Preston Chiaro, Chief Executive for Energy and Minerals, Rio Tinto; Michael Carey, President, Ohio Coal Association. Video provided by the U.S. House of Representatives.
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Questioned by host Bill Loveless if she believes it's extreme to stop oil, gas, and coal from being produced on federal lands and to stop offshore drilling in Alaska, EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy admits that it's not 'extreme' and is a 'valid position for agencies and entities that are solely looking at environmental issues.' She then qualifies by noting that is not what she does due to 'obligations under the law to look at costs' and what is reasonable and appropriate. BILL LOVELESS: "So I mean do you think that it's extreme then for those that might say, 'Well let's stop. Let's keep all the oil and gas that's in the federal property in that property going forward. Stop it from being produced. Same goes for offshore Alaska. Stop it from being produced because it's just going to contribute to the problem, the environmental problem.' Do you think that's an extreme position, not a good one?" ADMINISTRATOR MCCARTHY: "I don't think it's extreme. I think it's a valid position for agencies and entities that are solely looking at environmental issues. That's not what -- what frankly that's not even what I do. I have obligations under the law to look at costs and many times and what's reasonable and what's appropriate, and we're going to keep doing that." A Discussion with EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy Global Energy Podcast with host Bill Loveless Columbia Center on Energy Policy November 16, 2015
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Coal mining is on the decline in the United States, leaving those who relied on the industry for jobs out of work. Tens of thousands of coal miners have lost their jobs in recent years with the decline of coal power due in part to cheaper and cleaner energy options. Adam Edelen, of Edelen Strategic Ventures, says his partnership with coal company Berkeley Energy Group, could be the solution. They’ll be reusing former coal mines for a new kind of energy production, retraining laid-off Kentucky coal miners to become solar farmers.
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CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Union leaders say a National Rifle Association film crew tried to coerce West Virginia miners into bad-mouthing presidential hopeful Barack Obama on camera, and that the union plans a brief work stoppage in protest. The United Mine Workers will call for the stoppage at Consol's Blacksville No. 2 mine next week, union President Cecil Roberts said Monday at a news conference with representatives of Obama's West Virginia campaign in Charleston. Roberts said the union, which has endorsed Democrat Obama for president, is unhappy that Consol allowed the camera crew to ask miners leading questions about the candidate such as: "What do you think about losing your Second Amendment rights?" "This, I think, is an attempt to try to twist the facts here," he said. "We're just hoping people aren't misled." ... She tried to lead me into how to word the answers," Toothman said. "I ended the conversation about that point." Foyles never went on camera after watching the crew coach a co-worker's answers about her "concerns" about Obama. "It was my impression they wanted me to bash Barack Obama," Foyles said. A Consol spokesman did not immediately return a call seeking comment. Roberts called Obama a "great defender" of the right to keep and bear arms and said running mate Joe Biden is a gun owner. "None of us believe that Barack Obama is going to take anyone's guns," Roberts said. A UMW official said the union represents 450 of the 500 employees at the mine in Monongalia County. UMW contracts allow "memorial periods," which halt production by allowing members an unpaid day off.
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CHE-Alaska call: "From Appalachia to Alaska: Coal Development and the Environmental Justice Movement." This teleconference was recorded on May 11, 2016. Download the presentation slides at: http://www.akaction.org/from-appalachia-to-alaska-coal-development-and-the-environmental-justice-movement Speakers: Shannon Elizabeth Bell, Ph.D., assistant professor of Sociology, Environmental & Sustainability Studies Program, University of Kentucky Carly Weir, Coal Campaign Director at Cook Inletkeeper in Anchorage. Description: In the coal-mining region of Central Appalachia, mountaintop-removal mining and coal-industry-related flooding, water contamination, and illness have led to the emergence of a grassroots, women-driven environmental justice movement. But the number of local activists is small relative to the affected population, and recruiting movement participants from within the region is an ongoing challenge. In her book, Fighting King Coal: The Challenges to Micromobilization in Central Appalachia, Shannon Elizabeth Bell examines why so few of the many people who suffer from industry-produced environmental hazards and pollution rise up to participate in social movements aimed at bringing about social justice and industry accountability. Alaska possesses roughly half the known coal reserves in the United States and there is increasing pressure to develop these reserves. What can Alaskans learn from the health outcomes and environmental justice movement in Central Appalachia? Dr. Bell discusses the health effects of coal development and how local involvement affects the success or failure of environmental justice efforts. Carly Wier, Coal Campaign Director at Cook Inletkeeper gives listeners an update on coal projects in Alaska. CHE-Alaska is a working group of CHE established by ACAT to advance knowledge and effective action to address growing concerns about the links between human health and environmental factors. CHE-Alaska sponsors monthly statewide teleconference seminars and other public events featuring Alaskans and nationally-renowned scientists, health care professionals, and policy experts who are working on a range of environmental health concerns. For more information, visit Alaska Community Action on Toxics at http://www.akaction.org/
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Kemmerer local taking empties to Elkol, Wyoming Kemmerer mine's "Big Pit"--one of three at the complex--was begun in 1971 and is the largest open pit coal mine in the United States. It measures 5,000 feet long, 4,000 feet wide and 1,000 feet deep. Coal is produced from the Adaville formation from multiple coal seams that dip from 17 to 23 degrees. Such mining requires unique engineering and operating plans to produce the coal competitively. Remaining reserves at Kemmerer are in excess of 100 million tons. In March 1997, FMC's Skull Point mine, which was located adjacent to the Kemmerer mine, was acquired by Chevron Mining Inc. and has now been integrated into Kemmerer's operations. Rail Loading Point: Elkol, Wyoming SD70M UP 4861, SD70M UP 4194
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Thought it would be fun to shoot some videos of the blasting they are doing on my property and figured i'd share some awesome footage of the blasts.. I have several videos feel free to check em out, blasts all occur within 15 seconds of the start.. Big thanks to the blasting crew for letting me setup my cams so close to the action!! Enjoy.. Note for this one, if you scroll to 3:15 a dozer comes into frame.. He drives right up the face of what they had just blasted and gets on some crazy slopes.. ~Yizzy
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The arrival of a Republican president opened the door for GOP lawmakers to employ a rarely used legislative tool. According to Politico, it's the Congressional Review Act of 1996, which can be used to nullify executive branch regulations issued since mid-June. The act allows lawmakers to sandblast recently enacted rules with a simple majority vote. Congress has successfully used the 1996 law only once before, but Republicans are wielding it now to slash away potentially dozens of late-term Obama rules. That has left officials who spent years working on those rules feeling rubbed raw. For example, Joe Pizarchik spent more than seven years working on a regulation to protect streams from mountaintop removal coal mining. It took Congress 25 hours to kill it. Opponents of the Congressional Review Act also object to one of its lesser-known provisions: Once Congress blocks a rule, the agency cannot ever issue a new one that is substantially the same. http://www.politico.com/story/2017/02/congress-rules-purge-trump-234922 http://www.wochit.com This video was produced by YT Wochit Vote It using http://wochit.com
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Washington, D.C. -- U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor Tuesday regarding the rescue of three trapped coal miners near Middlesboro, Kentucky:
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This is an audio version of the Wikipedia Article: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Massey_Energy 00:01:59 1 History 00:05:57 1.1 Sale of Massey to Alpha 00:06:36 2 Board of directors 00:07:43 3 Location 00:08:31 4 Environmental and safety record 00:09:13 4.1 Martin County coal slurry spill 00:10:06 4.2 Aracoma Alma Mine accident 00:11:28 4.3 Mine safety violations 00:13:24 4.4 Upper Big Branch mine disaster 00:15:05 5 Protests 00:15:28 6 Court rulings 00:20:47 7 Community service 00:22:07 8 See also Listening is a more natural way of learning, when compared to reading. Written language only began at around 3200 BC, but spoken language has existed long ago. Learning by listening is a great way to: - increases imagination and understanding - improves your listening skills - improves your own spoken accent - learn while on the move - reduce eye strain Now learn the vast amount of general knowledge available on Wikipedia through audio (audio article). You could even learn subconsciously by playing the audio while you are sleeping! If you are planning to listen a lot, you could try using a bone conduction headphone, or a standard speaker instead of an earphone. Listen on Google Assistant through Extra Audio: https://assistant.google.com/services/invoke/uid/0000001a130b3f91 Other Wikipedia audio articles at: https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=wikipedia+tts Upload your own Wikipedia articles through: https://github.com/nodef/wikipedia-tts Speaking Rate: 0.7833334119709089 Voice name: en-GB-Wavenet-A "I cannot teach anybody anything, I can only make them think." - Socrates SUMMARY ======= Massey Energy Company was a coal extractor in the United States with substantial operations in West Virginia, Kentucky and Virginia. By revenue, it was the fourth largest producer of coal in the United States and the largest coal producer in Central Appalachia. By coal production weight, it was the sixth largest producer of coal in the United States.Massey's mines yielded around 40 million tons annually. The company controlled 2.3 billion tons of proven and probable coal reserves in Southern West Virginia, Eastern Kentucky, Southwest Virginia and Tennessee or about a third of all Central Appalachian reserves. It employed approximately 5,850 people and operated 35 underground mines and 12 surface mines.Massey Energy owned and operated Upper Big Branch Mine where 29 miners were killed in April 2010. The Mine Safety and Health Administration found that the company's culture of favoring production over safety contributed to flagrant safety violations that caused the coal dust explosion. It assessed $10.8 million in fines for 369 citations and orders, the largest for any mine disaster in U.S. history. Alpha Natural Resources additionally settled Massey's potential criminal liabilities for $209 million.In January 2011, it was announced that Massey Energy company would be bought by competitor Alpha Natural Resources for $7.1 billion. More than 99% of Massey shareholders and 98% of Alpha shareholders voted in favor of the acquisition and courts in Delaware and West Virginia agreed with the shareholders' vote.
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A look at the harsh results of surface mining and the scabs it leaves behind. You can let your voice be heard by signing a petition at http://www.thepetitionsite.com/takeaction/938205292 and visit the site http://www.appalachian-center.org/ to see what you can do to help. The song in this video is called Auglaize River 1830, and it is from Spirit, by Peter Buffet. The female singing is Susan Zielke. Wado
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The Environmental Protection Agency has concluded that the Animas and San Juan Rivers have returned to conditions that existed prior to the Gold King Mine spill. The findings were released in the Agency’s final report, which was made available to the public last week. _ Durango TV & DurangoTV.com are produced by FASTFORWARD Media LLC (www.FASTFOWARDMediaLLC.com), Durango, Colorado’s Full Service Marketing Company and Video Production Company. Durango TV can be seen on Charter Cable Channel 15 Purgatory Channel 10 Glacier Club Channel 11 Durango TV News also airs on MeTV in the Albuquerque DMA Charter Cable Channel 16 DIsh Network - Channel 33 Direct TV - Channel 33 Comcast Channel 198HD Thursdays - 9:00pm Sunday - 8:30am __ Anchor - Ashley Dickson News Producer - Deborah Uroda Editor - Zachary Wyman Executive Producers - Matt Crossett & Laurie Sigillito Sales - Scott Siegle
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http://naturalheroes.org/videos/brower-youth-awards-2011/ The annual Brower Youth Awards honor six young people for their outstanding activism and achievements in the fields of environmental and social justice advocacy. The 2011 award winners are: VICTOR DAVILA, 17, Bronx, NY Making environmental education fun and engaging for young folks is Victor Davila's passion. Which is why he set up EcoRyders, a series of summer workshops that combine environmental and health education with skateboarding. Workshop participants build their own skateboards and learn about pressing environmental issues in their community. EcoRyders offers a way to tackle both high obesity rates among local youth as well as lack of public transportation in the area. ALEXANDER EPSTEIN, 20, Philadelphia, PA Inspired by a community service trips to post-Katrina New Orleans, Alex Epstein co-founded New York 2 New Orleans Coalition, an network of New York City high school students mobilizing around the parallel struggles of New Orleans and their own communities. When he moved to Philadelphia for college, Alex helped co-found The Philadelphia Urban Creators (PUC) — an outfit of young community organizers trying to build relationships with Philadelphia communities to help them develop sustainably, and equitably, from the ground up. RHIANNON TOMTISHEN & MADISON VORVA, 15 and 16, Ann Arbor, MI A desire to earn a Girl Scouts award led Rhiannon Tomtishen and Madison Vorva to something much larger. The two friends created Project ORANG (Orangutans Really Appreciate and Need Girls Scouts) in 2007 to earn their award. Then they discovered that the Girl Scouts' iconic cookies contain palm oil, and that palm oil plantations are one of the leading causes of orangutan habitat destruction. So Rhiannon and Madison started a campaign to get the Girl Scouts to replace palm oil with a more eco-friendly oil instead. They have since partnered with Rainforest Action Network, co-authoring a petition that has generated more than 70,000 emails to the Girl Scouts headquarters. TANIA PULIDO, 21, Richmond, CA In a city plagued by high crime and industrial pollution, Tania Pulido runs a community garden that's more than just a place to grow food. The Berryland garden in the Iron Triangle neighborhood of Richmond, CA, is also a space where local youth can take summer apprenticeships and learn about issues like climate change and environmental racism. Tania is deeply involved in issues impacting the health of her community, including a campaign against the local Chevron oil refinery. KYLE THIERMANN, 21, Santa Cruz, CA Kyle Thiermann isn't all about surfing — though the sport is a huge part of his life and his inspiration. His five-part video series, called Surfing for Change, urges people to make small adjustments in their daily actions to help save the environment. The videos have produced tangible results: Thousands of viewers have transferred $340 million worth of lending power from coal-funding banks to local community banks and have been persuaded to purchase locally and use less plastic. JUNIOR WALK, 21, Whitesville, WV Junior Walk lives in one of many coal-dependent communities of West Virginia, where criticizing the coal industry can be grounds for ostracism. But Junior, who was mentored by the late anti-strip-mining activist Judy Bonds, continues to challenge Big Coal's power in Appalachia. He was a keynote speaker at the 2011 PowerShift conference in Washington, DC, and travels across the nation educating people about the long-term environmental, health and community degradation caused by coal mining. CREDITS A Rikshaw Films production in association with Earth Island Institute's Brower Youth Awards
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