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Seeing Coal in the Big Picture

Happy New Year! Here’s a suggestion for making it happier: start 2012 with a cleaner slate by discarding stuff you don’t need. And one thing you can discard, that you don’t need, is the now prevalent notion that coal’s best days are behind us. Admit it, you too may have felt this dismal sentiment on occasion.

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Judgments about Governance

By Luke Popovich

Both here and abroad, the collapse of political will to discipline public spending is now complete.

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Permit Title Fight—Round One to the NMA

By Luke Popovich

In most people’s minds, coal mining starts with coal in the ground, then demand for the stuff, followed by the business plan and the miners to mine it.

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Coal Can Do This, Mr. President

By Hal Quinn, president & CEO, National Mining Association

When the president offered his ideas last month on how to create jobs, his own state was offering an intriguing example of an industry that has been growing them.

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Beyond Coal: The Sierra Club’s Contributions to the Jobs Recession

The president took the podium to announce his jobs plan just days after a Labor Day as festive as a Walmart opening. We learned no new jobs were added in August to a stagnant economy that has now lost 7 million jobs since 2007. Even the administration’s economists expect no improvement next year. That’s the year of the presidential election.

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