Tag: coal mining

Decorative Coal Landscaping? Anyone?

Coal is mined for one reason:  to be burned. It’s not used for decorative landscaping.  It’s not used for building material.  It’s certainly not used for jewelry.  Whether it’s for power (the primary use) or industrial purposes (steel, cement, etc.), the bottomline is, coal is mined to be […]

No Thank You for your Comment

[Editor’s Note:  Read the latest ClimateWest update on this post here.] It’s bad enough the U.S. Forest Service has greenlighted the expansion of a western Colorado coal mine into an undeveloped roadless area, now the Agency is lobbing contemptuous insults at the public. Take this gem of a response […]

It’s the Ugly that Matters

In the fight against global warming, it helps to be sexy. Case in point is the proposed Alton coal mine, a new pit slated to be punched in the ground near—of all places—Bryce Canyon National Park. You know Bryce Canyon, right?  One of America’s most scenic National Parks.  […]