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The Price of Cheap Coal

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7. April 2010

The Price of Cheap Coal

04-7-10 by dugan    It’s not just mountaintops blown to smithereens and drinking water polluted. Cheap coal’s price is also the the 25 miners known dead, plus four more feared dead, in Monday’s West Virginia underground explosion, and scores of miners still missing in last week’s China disaster. "Cheap" means a deliberate refusal to put [...]

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Oil Prices Tipping the Economy. Again.

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5. April 2010

Oil Prices Tipping the Economy. Again.

04-5-2010 by dugan   Flash back to two years ago. Oil prices were nearing $120 a barrel and jamming up the price of food, gasoline, travel, almost everything we buy. In April 2008, energy analysts marveled, and worried, that the price of oil had doubled in only three years. Within a few months, oil prices [...]

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