The ban is set to go into effect in October 2014, and will be the first of its kind in the nation.
Coal-fired power plants are responsible for about 40 percent of United States' carbon emissions. That pollution would be regulated for the first time under the new proposed rules.
The decision is the largest single win for the movement to push institutions to divest from fossil fuels. And student activists say they'll keep the pressure on Stanford to divest from oil and natural gas as well as from coal.
Thousands of workers may be at risk of chronic disease from the chemicals used to process coal—including MCHM, which recently contaminated the drinking water of nearly 300,000 West Virginia residents.
It is good to mourn for what's being lost. But giving up just gives the fossil fuel industry what it wants.
If the governments of Costa Rica and El Salvador can resist the mining industry, maybe we all can.
This weekend could turn out to be the largest act of civil disobedience at the White House in a generation.
Recent studies suggest that coal mining affects the health of everyone who lives nearby—not just those who work in the mines.
Residents whose tap water was polluted are finding that rainwater is an affordable alternative.
Frances Shure is responsible for decisions over whether to let gas companies frack land that's been in her family for generations. The more she's learned about the process, the less willing she's been to say "yes."
At the Ponca Trail of Tears Spiritual Camp, tribal members and their ranchers are learning to understand each other as never before.
It's possible to find hope for action In the new generation's determination and clarity—even after 19 years of stalled negotiations.