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Where Coal is Still King

By SALENA ZITO WAYNESBURG, Pa. — Two weeks after Derek Cisar’s wife gave birth to their son, the 36-year-old coal miner had to tell her he’d lost his job. “It wasn’t because there wasn’t any work,” he said, moments after emerging … Continue reading

23. February 2017 by Terry Headley
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ACC Applauds Action on Stream Rule

WASHINGTON, DC  (February 3, 2017)– The congressional action this week to strike down the “Stream Protection Rule” issued December 19, 2016 by the Department of the Interior’s Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement is a welcome step in the … Continue reading

06. February 2017 by Terry Headley
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Correcting the Record:

What the Media Says — “Coal-fired power plants do not use clean coal technology.” The Reality – There are 16 clean coal technologies being used today by the U.S. coal fleet. These include wet and dry scrubbers to reduce SO2 emissions, selective … Continue reading

03. January 2017 by Terry Headley
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The Coal Rally: The Beginning of the End?

By Ben Levisohn – December 30, 2016 Coal prices had been surging this year, giving a big boost to coal companies. Coal prices, however, have been tumbling the past few days and Axiom Capital’s Gordon Johnson contends we could be witnessing the end … Continue reading

03. January 2017 by Terry Headley
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Rep. Jenkins Introduces Bill to Rescind Stream Buffer Zone Rule

WASHINGTON (December 20, 2016) – U.S. Representative Evan Jenkins (R-W.Va.) introduced a resolution today to force Congress to take an up-or-down vote on an anti-coal regulation just finalized by the Obama administration. Rep. Jenkins’ joint resolution of congressional disapproval would … Continue reading

03. January 2017 by Terry Headley
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Rick Perry Might Convert the Department of Energy Into an Energy Leader

Rod Adams, December 28, 2016 President-Elect Trump’s choice of Rick Perry to run the Department of Energy is good news for people who believe–or want to believe–that the federal government’s Department of Energy was formed at the end of the 1970s because … Continue reading

03. January 2017 by Terry Headley
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Can Any Branch of Government Oversee the EPA?

William Yeatman, December 28, 2016 A foundational principle behind the structure of the U.S. government, as provided by the Constitution, is that human beings are power hungry. In separating the powers inherent to government and also empowering each branch with … Continue reading

03. January 2017 by Terry Headley
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US coal shows strength after production increased 6.6% from 2015

https://www.snl.com/InteractiveX/article.aspx?CDID=A-38515950-11566&KPLT=4 SNL, 11/29/2016 According to data from the U.S. Energy Information Administration, total U.S. coal production for the week ended Nov. 19 picked up 6.6% year over year to 17.2 million tons, from 16.2 million tons during the same period … Continue reading

10. December 2016 by Terry Headley
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Trump can ax the Clean Power Plan by executive order

URL: http://www.wsj.com/articles/trump-can-ax-the-clean-power-plan-by-executive-order-1479679923 Wall Street Journal, David B. Rickin Jr. and Andrew M. Grossman, 11/20/2016 President Obama pledged to wield a pen and phone during his second term rather than engage with Congress. The slew of executive orders, enforcement memorandums, regulations … Continue reading

10. December 2016 by Terry Headley
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Dems, Greens gear up for fight against Trump EPA Pick

URL: http://thehill.com/policy/energy-environment/309288-dems-greens-gear-up-for-fight-against-trump-epa-pick The Hill, Devin Henry, 12/7/2016 The American Coalition for Clean Coal Electricity said it was “pleased” with Pruitt. “General Pruitt will be a strong advocate for sensible policies that are good for our environment, as well as mindful of … Continue reading

10. December 2016 by Terry Headley
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