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Gregory Boyce retiring as Peabody CEO – how’d he do?

Blog by Joe Smyth | January 27, 2015

Last week Peabody Energy, the largest private coal mining company in the world, announced that its CEO Gregory Boyce would be stepping down in May, replaced by Glenn Kellow. Boyce leaves behind a record of environmental destruction, injustice to...

Bill Koch is the latest executive to leave the coal business, saying it “has kind of...

Blog by Joe Smyth | March 17, 2014

Another executive has apparently decided to ditch the shrinking US coal mining industry: Bill Koch, who made billions selling petcoke and coal with his company Oxbow Carbon. Energy and Environment News reports: “The coal business in the United...

Sally Jewell can end the Department of Interior’s coal industry giveaways

Blog by Kelly Mitchell | April 11, 2013

As the new Secretary of the Interior, Secretary Sally Jewel has an important opportunity to end the Department of the Interior’s (DOI) giveaways to the coal industry, which are unlocking enormous amounts of carbon pollution, wasting taxpayer...

Coal industry flails around for a new PR strategy

Blog by Joe Smyth | July 3, 2013

Last week I looked at the coal industry’s failed PR efforts, which even Luke Popovich, the head of the National Mining Association, admits has not worked: “Anyway, ‘war on coal’ never resonated with much conviction among ordinary Americans. For...

Coal Ad Men: Decades Of Deception

Video | September 13, 2012 at 9:31

Since the 1970s, the coal industry has been deploying deceptive advertising campaigns to scrub its image and delay important clean air standards. They use the same arguments year after year - environmental protections will cripple the economy,...

Sometimes We Need To Be the Leaders Ourselves (video)

Blog by Melissa Thompson | February 18, 2011 2 comments

Some days I’m reminded that I have the coolest job in the world.  Today is one of those days.   It’s not everyday that I get to brag about not just one but two new videos we’ve got about why we need to quit coal. On the...

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