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This Week's Virtual Press!

The future is ours to choose, Letter, Frontiersman, 2/14/11

Indigenous Ecuadoran woman humbles US oil giant, 2/22/11

Coal Ash in Alaska: Our Health, Our Right to Know, Alaska Community Action on Toxics, 2/11

New report, agencies differ on environmental, health impacts of coal ash in Fairbanks, Fairbanks Daily News-Miner, 2/23/11

On the RADIO:

Talk of Alaska: The U.N Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous People, APRN, 2/22/11

Talk of Alaska: DNR Engagement, APRN, 2/15/11 Questions about Wishbone Hill were not answered - instead DNR commissioner Dan Sullivan quoted the Alaska Constitution!

Recent Weeks

Harvard Says Full Cost of U.S. Coal is $500 Billion a Year, Reuters, 2/18/11

Coal's hidden costs top $345 billion in U.S.: study, Reuters, 2/16/11

Rock Redwoods in Sutton, Stone Bird tracks in Denali, 2/11/11, UAA

Energy Unit Teaches Elementary Students about Power Opportunities, 2/10/11, Seward City News

Field Trip to Seward Coal facility2/7/11, Seward City News

Open Letter to MEA membership, by Joe Griffith, current General Manager at MEA, 2/5/11, Frontiersman

Yes Virginia- This Dirty Coal Bill is a bad bar-room-romance and the nation is watching. 2/2/11, Alternet Blog

New report ties coal ash to hexavalent chromium. 2/1/11, Coal Tattoo Blog

Report: EPA’s Blind Spot: Hexavalent Chromium in Coal Ash - Coal ash may be the secret source of cancer-causing chromium in your drinking water

President Obama signed the U.N. Declaration of the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. 1/27/11, Anchorage Press.

New rules could affect Alaska coal mines. 1/26/11, ADN.

Usibelli Coal Mine: $60,000 in EPA Fines. In response, Usibelli launches new "clean coal" propaganda: and radio ads.

EPA fines Usibelli $60K. 1/24/11, Frontiersman.

Mine to pay $60,000 in water permit fines. 11 VIOLATIONS: EPA cites Usibelli Coal for wastewater discharges. 1/21/11, ADN

Usibelli Coal Mine, near Healy, Alaska, agrees to pay $60,000 EPA penalty for Clean Water Act violations. 1/20/11, EPA


Frontiersman, Carbon Crew, 12/27/2010

Frontiersman, Coal mine a bad idea,12/ 23/2010

Frontiersman, Wishbone Hill mine could be a public health hazard, 6/5/2010

Frontiersman, Buyer found for Usibelli coal, 5/27/2010

Frontiersman, Coal mine bad for neighbors, 4/25/2010

Frontiersman, Neighbors: No on coal, 4/1/2010

Alaska Daily News

ADN, Alaska coal creates demand, opposition, 12/26/2010

ADN, Strip mine would set unwelcome precedent, 12/17/2010

ADN, Mat Su Borough Assembly struggles with Coal issues, 10/28/2010

ADN, Sutton, Chickaloon residents vow to continue fight against mines, 10/28/2010

ADN, Second coal mine near Sutton worries some residents, 10/12/2010

ADN, Village council vows to block Wishbone Hill coal project, 6/10/2010

Anchorage Daily News, ADN

Fairbanks News Miner Articles & Letters

Alaska resource commissioner Sullivan plans 'engagement tour', 12/21/2010

Give our Governor your input on his views the Matanuska Coal Bed development in our Borough. Gov. Parnell: I am asking for your suggestions in Resources, Energy, and Environment

Healy coal plant slides off restart timeline, 11/28/2010

State preps for another round of permits for Healy coal plant, 09/29/2010

GVEA is OK with a delay on the Healy coal plant, 09/23/2010

Alaska agency pulls clean coal permit for Healy, 9/21/2010

State approves coal plant permit, 8/11/2010

EPA must weigh in on Healy coal plant, 5/23/2010

GVEA looks to renew coal plant permits, 12/01/2009

Alaskan Blogs

Chickaloon Village Challenges DNR on Wishbone Hill, 8/7/2010

Coal Bed Methane website on City of Houston

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