Archive for Jeff Biggers

The Fight Against MTR, Round-up #4

Posted in Save Appalachia with tags , , , , , , , , , on March 6, 2009 by ezlnwv

Just last week, the bill H.R. 1310, which will effectively ban mountaintop removal/valley fill mining, was introduced to the House by Rep. Frank Pallone [NJ], Rep. John Yarmuth [KY] and Rep. Reichert [WA-R], with 116 co-sponsors.  

Jeff Biggers of the Huffington Post wrote a great piece about the new legislation:

At the end of this post  is a list of the co-sponsors. If your delegate is not on the list, PLEASE contact him or her using the Congressional switchboard: toll free, 800.828.0498.

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Senate Panel Hearing Impaired

Posted in Save Appalachia with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on January 12, 2009 by ezlnwv

Oklahoma Senator James Inhofe walked out of a congressional hearing on the TVA disaster Thursday morning.  Inhofe, a member of the  panel, stated he did not want to hear the testimony of Southern Alliance for Clean Energy Director Steven Smith, a man he calls an “extremist.”

Inhofe ranted that activists like Smith are taking advantage of the TVA collapse(s) to further their own political agendas. But, as Dave Cooper points out in this article, Inhofe has a political agenda of his own: to continue receiving massive campaign contributions from the coal industry.

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