U.S. House of Representatives http://wfpl.org en Report Finds Surface Coal Exports Rising, Argues Destruction is Harder to Justify http://wfpl.org/post/report-finds-surface-coal-exports-rising-argues-destruction-harder-justify <p>According to a new analysis by U.S. House Democrats, an increasing percentage of coal from mountaintop removal mines is being exported overseas. The report was released this morning, as the House Natural Resources committee held a hearing on a proposed stream buffer rule to protect Appalachian streams from coal mine pollution.</p> Thu, 19 Jul 2012 21:08:30 +0000 Erica Peterson 1067 at http://wfpl.org Report Finds Surface Coal Exports Rising, Argues Destruction is Harder to Justify New Report Shows Mountaintop Removal Coal is Increasingly Exported http://wfpl.org/post/new-report-shows-mountaintop-removal-coal-increasingly-exported <p>A<a href="http://democrats.naturalresources.house.gov/sites/democrats.naturalresources.house.gov/files/documents/Our_Pain_Their_Gain1.pdf" target="_blank"> report released today </a>from the Democrats on the House Natural Resources Committee analyzed coal export data and found that mountaintop removal mines are sending an increased percentage of coal produced oversees.</p><p>The report used data from the Energy Information Administration, the Mine Safety and Health Administration, and data self-reported by the mines. Here&#39;s a summary of what they found:</p> Thu, 19 Jul 2012 17:43:06 +0000 Erica Peterson 1065 at http://wfpl.org New Report Shows Mountaintop Removal Coal is Increasingly Exported