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Bush's Advent message on Appalachian coal: "Every valley shall be raised up, every mountain and hill made low" by TokyoTom

Just in time for last Sunday's readings at Advent liturgies of Isaiah 40:4, on December 2 the White House and EPA approved the final issuance by the Department of the Interior of industry-backed changes in the 25-year-old stream "buffer zone"...

Almost levelled, West Virginia: Crooked justice allows mountain-top removal practices to freely injure homes and health by TokyoTom

... with the federal government, state and union all firmly in the pocket of coal firms. This seems to be a classic case, on a huge scale, of the difficulties individual property owners and communities face when confronting clearly wrongful acts by large...