Coal Mining http://wesa.fm en Rep. Murphy, Coal Leaders Point to Federal Standards as "Job Killers" http://wesa.fm/post/rep-murphy-coal-leaders-point-federal-standards-job-killers <p>Coal advocates, union leaders, and tradesmen were joined by U.S. Rep. Tim Murphy (PA-R-18) in the Allegheny County Courthouse’s courtyard to denounce new standards on carbon emissions for power plants.</p><p>Last month, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) &nbsp;proposed new rules to cut carbon emissions for all future coal-fired power plants. &nbsp;Regulations on current plants have not been released yet.</p> Mon, 28 Oct 2013 18:50:04 +0000 Tim Camerato 18863 at http://wesa.fm Rep. Murphy, Coal Leaders Point to Federal Standards as "Job Killers" The Price of Justice: A True Story of Greed and Corruption http://wesa.fm/post/price-justice-true-story-greed-and-corruption <p>In April of 2010,&nbsp; 29 coal miners were killed in an explosion at Massey Energy's Upper Big branch Mine in West Virginia. It was the worst U.S. coal mining disaster since 1970.</p><p>In March of this year a former Massey Energy official accused Don Blankenship, the former CEO of Massey Energy, of <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2013/02/28/173178951/former-massey-ceo-accused-of-conspiracy-in-court-hearing">conspiring and plotting</a> to hide safety violations from federal safety inspectors. And that was just the tip</p><p>of the iceberg.</p><p> Mon, 13 May 2013 23:17:27 +0000 Heather McClain 9489 at http://wesa.fm The Price of Justice: A True Story of Greed and Corruption Quaker Group to Protest PNC Mining Investments http://wesa.fm/post/quaker-group-protest-pnc-mining-investments <p>The Earth Quaker Action Team (EQAT) is coming to Pittsburgh once again to challenge PNC’s financing of mountaintop mining.<br><br>The group made headlines last year as members set out on a 17-day walk from Philadelphia to Pittsburgh to protest during the annual shareholders meeting.<br><br>While they’re not walking this year, EQAT will be protesting at Tuesday’s meeting.<br> Mon, 22 Apr 2013 20:12:23 +0000 Tim Camerato 8277 at http://wesa.fm Earth Quaker Action Takes Direct Action Against PNC http://wesa.fm/post/earth-quaker-action-takes-direct-action-against-pnc <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The mission of the Earth Quaker Action Team, also known as </span><a href="http://eqat.org/" style="line-height: 1.5;">EQAT,</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> is to call attention to PNC Bank’s financial funding of coal companies engaging in mountain top removal coal mining. Last year they set out on a two-hundred mile walk from Philadelphia to Pittsburgh to protest at a PNC shareholders meeting. This year </span>EQAT<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Board Member </span><strong style="line-height: 1.5;">Ingrid Lakey</strong><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> is back in Pittsburgh, she talks with us about the actions they would like PNC's new CEO to take.&nbsp;</span></p><p> Sat, 20 Apr 2013 06:59:00 +0000 Heather McClain 8167 at http://wesa.fm Earth Quaker Action Takes Direct Action Against PNC