Category Archives for Climate Change

Early Q1’17 data suggests coal bounce continued for three straight quarters

By  Taylor Kuykendall SNL (Tuesday, April 11, 2017) An early sample of 100 coal mines reporting first-quarter jobs and production data suggests the upward trend in production and employment continued through the first three months of the year. An earlier S&P … Continue reading

14. April 2017 by Terry Headley
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China Rejects North Korean Coal Shipments After Missile Test and U.S. Pressure

BY BETHANY ALLEN-EBRAHIMIAN (APRIL 11, 2017) China is turning back shipments of North Korean coal from its ports, a sign of Beijing’s growing concern over the nuclear weapons capability of its wayward neighbor. On April 7, Chinese trading firms received orders … Continue reading

14. April 2017 by Terry Headley
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Trump’s coal push grinds into high gear

By John Siciliano Washington Examiner The Trump administration could call Thursday “National Coal Day.” Several Cabinet officials are spreading out to push clean coal, coal power plants and coal mining. The activities got started Wednesday afternoon when Interior Secretary Ryan … Continue reading

14. April 2017 by Terry Headley
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Met Coal Surges Past $300 Toward Record on Australia Outages

By Ben Sharples and Perry Williams Bloomberg (April 10, 2017) Spot metallurgical coal is heading for a record after surging above $300 a metric ton amid supply curbs from Australia, the world’s biggest exporter of the commodity used to make … Continue reading

14. April 2017 by Terry Headley
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EPA Considers Repealing Another Obama-Era Coal Regulation

MICHAEL BASTASCH Daily Caller (April 13, 2017) Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Scott Pruitt told business advocates the agency will reconsider a rule utilities worry could force more coal-fired power plants to close. “I have decided that it is appropriate … Continue reading

14. April 2017 by Terry Headley
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Perry cheers coal carbon capture project in Texas

By Timothy Cama The Hill (April 13, 2017)  Energy Secretary Rick Perry attended an opening ceremony Thursday for a new carbon-capture project at a Texas coal-fired power plant, hailing it as a model of “clean coal.” The Petra Nova project at the … Continue reading

14. April 2017 by Terry Headley
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Look for Coal and Mining Jobs to Come Back This Year

John Kemp, Reuters (Apr 07, 2017) U.S. coal producers can look forward to an increase in production and jobs during 2017/18 as the industry recovers from the depression of 2015/16. The medium-term outlook remains challenging but some of the short-term … Continue reading

14. April 2017 by Terry Headley
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Republican senator defends cuts to EPA, which he says is ‘brainwashing our kids’

By Eliza Relman, Business Insider (Mar. 16, 2017) Senator James Inhofe, Republican of Oklahoma, claimed that the Environmental Protection Agency is releasing “propaganda” that is “brainwashing our kids,” during a CNN interview on Thursday. “We want to deliver the services. We … Continue reading

05. April 2017 by Terry Headley
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EPA Sued for Withholding Info on Employees Sending Encrypted Text Message

By Michael Bastach, Daily Caller (03/22/2017) A public interest law firm sued the EPA for not turning over records regarding agency officials’ use of encrypted messaging applications. The Cause of Action Institute (CoA) filed suit in the District Court for the … Continue reading

05. April 2017 by Terry Headley
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Court Rules for Holcomb Permit

By The Telegram (Mar 17, 2017)—  The Kansas Supreme Court issued a decision on Friday to uphold a permit for the proposed $2.8 billion Sunflower coal plant in Holcomb. The court rejected the legal challenge from the Sierra Club, who … Continue reading

05. April 2017 by Terry Headley
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