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Feds: Coal Companies Must Pay To Suppress Dust From Trains

EarthFix | Oregon Public Broadcasting, December 20, 2013 Contributed by Ashley Ahearn SEATTLE – A federal board has ruled that the coal companies operating in the Powder River Basin have to take certain measures to reduce the amount of dust … Continue reading

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Coal is the enemy of the human race, video edition

Grist| A Beacon in the Smog, May 30, 2013 By David Roberts Here’s a short, plainspoken video from the Sierra Club that explains why coal sucks: Read more by David Roberts…

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Coal Dust’s Environmental Impacts

EarthFix · Oregon Public Broadcasting, March 12, 2013 By Ashley Ahearn This is the second in a two-part series.  Read more, watch video…

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Hot Topics In Practice Webinar: The Toll of Coal, Health Impacts Of Coal Export In The Northwest, November 20th

National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Pacific Northwest Region Tuesday, November 20th Noon-1 pm, Pacific Time Presenter: Steven Gilbert, PhD, DABT The Northwest Center for Public Health Practice will be presenting its next Hot Topics in Practice webinar: “The Toll … Continue reading

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Eugene Council Says No to Coal Trains

Oregon Public Broadcasting, EarthFix, October 23, 2012 By Jes Burns The Eugene City Council Monday night voiced opposition to a tentative plan to ship trainloads of coal through the city. The Wyoming coal would be exported to Asia through the … Continue reading

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The Impact of Coal Combustion Residue Effluent on Water Resources: A North Carolina Example

PubMed, National Institutes of Health, U.S. National Library of Medicine Environmental Science & Technology Journal, October 15, 2012 Abstract: The combustion of coal to generate electricity produces about 130 million tons of coal combustion residues (CCRs) each year in the … Continue reading

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The Silent Epidemic of Health Hazards Caused by Coal

EcoWatch, September 24, 2012 University at Buffalo Coal kills. That’s the message of The Silent Epidemic: Coal and the Hidden Threat to Health by Alan H. Lockwood, MD, University at Buffalo emeritus professor of neurology. Lockwood’s book examines how human … Continue reading

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