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Reading the Sunday "newspaper"

A surprising story on the front page: "Research Links Living Near Fracking to Illness"

In the year and a half that I have been doing this blog, I have never seen a story on the front page that connects fracking with health problems. I've noted on my blogs during that period the numerous studies that dealt with the . . .

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July 20, 2015

Bishop Bransfield and the Pope's encyclical - another point of view

I previously wrote about Bishop Bransfield and the local "newspapers'" coverage of the papal encyclical on climate change here. I noted that the locals ignored or severely edited a great deal of the Associated Press coverage and the only front page story was by local reporter Heather Ziegler who dutifully gave us Bishop . . .

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July 01, 2015

The Saturday Myer column

Column uses only seven of the ten Republican words -- "under" wins

That didn't take long (please see previous post). Mike Myer weighed in this morning with "Four States Hold Key on Coal." While the column was more about strategy ("here's what we should do about this" -- I like the assumption that . . .

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May 30, 2015

Talking about coal

Republicans vs. Democrats

Here is an interesting study of language usage related to coal by a group of data scientists:

It’s easy to say that coal carries political weight in America, but who actually talks about “coal” in Washington — and why? Using a huge trove of the public statements of members of Congress, we crunched the data from 2010 through . . .

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May 29, 2015

Current reporting from the "war on coal"

Washington Post asks if the "war on coal" is really a "war on wasting energy"

Lost in all the hype on how the President's clean power plan is part of the "war on coal" is the distinct possibility that the plan would lower carbon emissions and make for more efficient use of energy resources. As Chris . . .

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May 19, 2015

Reading the Saturday Intelligencer

The Pope and Climate Change

The Faith section of the "newspaper" carried an AP story about Pope Francis and the coming encyclical on climate change and the environment:

Pope Francis warned the rich and powerful this week that God will judge them on whether they fed the poor and cared for the Earth, his latest . . .

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May 16, 2015

More "war on coal" perspectives

"The presence of the coal industry has kept these communities in a state of dependence, and not allowed them to develop a real economy beyond coal. Whether we pine for the days of these jobs or not, they’re not coming back. We have to get beyond this state of dependency." - - Richard Martin in "Coal Wars."

Two weeks ago I wrote about a new book, journalist Richard Martin's Coal Wars. Late last week, two additional articles used Martin's book as a starting place for a discussion of the "war on coal."

Tim McDonnell of Grist looked at Kentucky senator Mitch McConnell's attempt to change the inevitable future in . . .

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April 20, 2015

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