Let’s talk about DOJ enforcement of marijuana laws…(on Tribal Lands)

      December 12, 2014   Sheree Krider   In reference to the last post regarding the enforcement of marijuana laws on tribal lands: Justice Department on Thursday will tell U.S. attorneys to not prevent tribes from growing or selling marijuana on the sovereign lands Today, via this link, the Department of Justice, as … Continue reading Let’s talk about DOJ enforcement of marijuana laws…(on Tribal Lands)

What’s the Matter With Eastern Kentucky?

    There are many tough places in this country: the ghost cities of Detroit, Camden and Gary, the sunbaked misery of inland California and the isolated reservations where Native American communities were left to struggle. But in its persistent poverty, Eastern Kentucky — land of storybook hills and drawls ­ — just might be … Continue reading What’s the Matter With Eastern Kentucky?

Can Legalizing Marijuana Help Appalachia?

By Michael P. Tremoglie   NEW YORK (MainStreet) — Will legalizing marijuana help or hinder some of the poorest of Americans? Appalachia has long been known for intractable poverty, coal and moonshine. But what many do not know is that marijuana is an Appalachian cash crop. Some say it will only help; after all, Appalachians … Continue reading Can Legalizing Marijuana Help Appalachia?

Obama Falls Short in Blunting Mountaintop Removal

By ERIC PIANIN, The Fiscal Times July 11, 2013 During his 2008 campaign, President Obama pledged to rein in the coal industry’s efficient but destructive practice of mining huge seams of coal by “simply blowing the tops off mountains” and dumping the debris into valleys and streams below. Over the past several decades,  coal companies … Continue reading Obama Falls Short in Blunting Mountaintop Removal

Galbraith gets 5,000 signatures for governor run

Galbraith gets 5,000 signatures for governor run By ROGER ALFORD — Associated Press Posted: 11:03am on May 27, 2011; Modified: 1:05pm on May 27, 2011 FRANKFORT, Ky. — In a move that has helped to organize supporters, independent gubernatorial candidate Gatewood Galbraith said Friday he now has the 5,000 signatures needed to get his name … Continue reading Galbraith gets 5,000 signatures for governor run

Well, ain’t no enthusiasm gap in the coalfields across the nation.

  Well, ain't no enthusiasm gap in the coalfields across the nation.   There have been a lot of excellent blogs recently on the enthusiasm gap among progressives, Democrats and even the Obama administration, and among climate movement activists in search of a play. Well, ain't no enthusiasm gap in the coalfields across the nation. … Continue reading Well, ain’t no enthusiasm gap in the coalfields across the nation.