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Tag: mining

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Meet Donald Trump’s Grifty Pick For Interior Dept., Montana Rep. ‘Commander’ Zinke!

Good news! Trump's Interior Department choice only wants to exploit federal lands, not turn them over to gun-toting yahoos. Baby steps, right?
Best thing about this coloring book? You only need the black and grey crayons!

Coal Company CEO On Donald Trump’s Energy ‘Plan’: Dude, Get Real

Donald Trump's "energy policy" is as bogus as his conspiracy theory about China inventing global warming. We even need to tell you this?

Introducing Patriot Coal, Your New Favorite Ironically Named Company That’s Ruining West Virginia

Whatever happened with that Freedom Industries water-poisoning incident? All fixed? No? That's depressing and predictable. What else ya got for us, West Virginia? … Oh come on! "Patriot Coal" this time? Apparently Patriot Coal this time: About 108,000 gallons of...

Coal Fights Back Against Obama’s War On Coal With Chemical Attack In West Virginia

Coal! It's dirty, brittle, and buried deep underground. In a word, it's American. Which is why Fox News declared that Obama declared war on it, when he announced his intention to "promote fuel-switching from coal to gas for electricity...

Screw Your Salmon And Your Virgin Wilderness, Alaska, America Hungers For Molybdenum

How is Congress wasting everyone's time today, besides all of the usual ways? Oh, here's a good one: "Congress pushes EPA on giant Pebble mine." No, not giant pebbles, which are just normal-sided rocks, after all; they mean the...

Your ‘Our Friend The Coalmine’ Earth Day Art Contest Winners!

Yesterday we brought you the fun news of a state of Utah elementary school art contest with the awesome theme Where Would WE Be Without Oil, Gas and Mining, in honor of -- wait for it -- Earth Day!...

Let’s All Enter Utah’s ‘We Love Oil And Gas’ Poster Contest, For Earth Day!

This post brought to you by the auspices of the Patty Dumpling Endowed Chair for Oil-Spill Blogging. Attention, Wonkrinis! The Beehive State is throwing an Earth Day poster contest, with the very excellent theme of "Where Would WE Be...

Bribery at Tiffany’s: Newt’s Latest Wife Did Tiffany’s Bidding

We thought Giant Whining Baby/Serial Divorcer Newt Gingrich had his half-million-dollar Tiffany's credit line just because he always needs new engagement rings when he divorces his old, cancer-ridden wives for new, younger ladies he's been schtupping for several years....

Comedy Legend Rand Paul Doesn’t Want Coal Miners Going Soft

A few months ago, Rand Paul said some things that maybe didn't go over so well vis-a-vis coal miners dying in explosions and black people getting their take-out food from the kitchen entrance. This caused him to go...

Afghanistan Jackpot! It’s Filled With Precious Metals!

If you thought Afghanistan was only profitable for opium wholesalers and the defense industry, think again! According to some convenient new geological study of the mountainous, wild land that has broken the backs of so many empires, the whole...