Happy Monday. Here is some news to get your week going in the right direction.

A big loss for mountains as a federal appeals court overturned a ruling that made it harder to do mountaintop removal mining, an outright evil form of mining that rips down entire mountain ranges and fills the valleys in between.

On the positive side, all the "clean coal" junk funding in President Obama's stimulus package has been stripped, $4.6 billion in all.

The New York Times is asking if America is ready to quit coal. Yes, and we're doing it.

Did you know there is a Coal Ash Trade Group?

Global warming is happening faster than we thought it would be, according to one scientist.

Ex-gang members in L.A. are going green and taking on solar panel installation.

Shea Gunther is a podcaster, writer, and entrepreneur living in Portland, Maine. He hosts the popular podcast "Marijuana Today Daily" and was a founder of Renewable Choice Energy, the country's leading provider of wind credits and Green Options. He plays a lot of ultimate frisbee and loves bad jokes.

Monday link drop: Energy
Ex-gang members install solar and global warming happening faster than we though