Hurricane LUMA: Puerto Ricans Fight Big Coal & Privatized Energy Amid Climate Disasters, Blackouts

As we cover the fight against Big Coal with climate activists attending the U.N. climate summit in Glasgow, Scotland, we look at the U.S. territory of Puerto Rico, which has experienced some of the most extreme weather over the last two decades. Hurricane Maria destroyed the island’s electrical grid four years ago and left residents …
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Kumi Naidoo at COP26: Will Rich Countries Deliver Pledged Billions for South Africa to Get Off Coal?

On day three of the U.N. climate summit in Glasgow, Scotland, we look at the fight against Big Coal, starting with leading South African climate activist Kumi Naidoo. South Africa is one of the world’s largest coal producers, and the United States has joined the European Union and other wealthy nations to announce a new …
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“Dirty Empire”: Sen. Joe Manchin Demands Dems Drop Climate Funding as He Makes Millions from Coal

This is a rush transcript. Copy may not be in its final form. AMY GOODMAN: This is Democracy Now! I’m Amy Goodman, with Nermeen Shaikh, as we turn now to look at “Joe Manchin’s Dirty Empire.” That’s the headline of a recent investigation by The Intercept into Manchin’s business holdings in West Virginia. Reporter Daniel …
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There’s no contradiction in environmentalists mourning the loss of the UK’s coal mines

Support us and go ad-free Prime minister Boris Johnson has come under fire for his comments about the decline of coal mining in the UK. On the surface, it might seem hypocritical for those on the left, and especially environmentalists, to mourn the shutting down of coal pits. But a more nuanced analysis shows that …
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More lies and distraction from Boris Johnson with his latest comments on coal

Support us and go ad-free As reported by The Canary, Boris Jonson’s shameful comments about coal pit closures in the 1980s have outraged people. Johnson has also refused to apologise for those comments. But given the deep hurt Thatcher caused by closing the pits in the 1908s, and the undercover police tactics used to target …
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From Black Lung to BlackRock: Striking Alabama Coal Miners Protest Wall St. Financiers of Warrior Met

More than a thousand coal miners at Warrior Met Coal are now in the third month of their strike in the right-to-work state of Alabama. The miners walked off the job on April 1 after their union, the United Mine Workers of America, called the first strike to hit the state’s coal mining industry in …
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Campaigners pressure Government into ‘startling U-turn’ on Cumbria coal mine

Environmental campaigners have hailed a decision by communities secretary Robert Jenrick to “call in” a controversial application for a new coal mine on the Cumbrian coast. Issues raised In a letter to Cumbria County Council, the Ministry for Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) said Jenrick believed the application had raised issues of “more than …
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Climate expert warns prime minister over ‘contemptuous’ coal mine plans

Boris Johnson risks “humiliation” over approved plans to open a new coal mine in Cumbria, a leading climate scientist has warned. “Contemptuous disregard” James Hansen said that failure to stop the mine from going ahead at Whitehaven would be in “contemptuous disregard” for the future of young people and nature. The new facility, which will …
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Plans for a new coal mine undermine the UK’s commitment to net zero climate targets

Approved plans for a new coal mine in Cumbria will produce more emissions than any of the others currently open in the UK, a climate group has warned. What priorities? The Climate Change Committee (CCC) made the claim in a letter to Communities Secretary Robert Jenrick. It came after Jenrick decided not to call in …
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Activists think stopping one coal mine is the fight of our times. This is why you should care

If you’re not Australian, you may not have heard of one of the most controversial coal mines in the world. The Carmichael mega-mine is set to devastate what’s left of the fragile Great Barrier Reef, as well as destroy First Nations Australians’ ancestral lands. It’s going to contribute massively to global warming, and will cause …
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