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Feds approve Colowyo Coal Mine’s Collom expansion

By Lauren Blair Craig (January 20, 2017) — The Collom expansion at Colowyo Coal Mine received final approval from federal officials, according to a press release from Tri-State Generation & Transmission, Inc. The expansion adds 28 acres to current federal coal leases … Continue reading

24. February 2017 by Terry Headley
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Trump readies slew of new orders targeting EPA

By JOHN SICILIANO Washington Examiner (2/21/17) President Trump is planning to issue executive orders this week to begin rolling back the centerpiece of President Obama‘s climate change agenda with several other regulations. Trump is expected to soon issue the orders … Continue reading

23. February 2017 by Terry Headley
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An Old Sheridan Coal Mine Shows Signs of Life

Heather Richards Star-Tribune (Feb 13, 2017)  Sheridan County hasn’t experienced active coal mining since the last coal operation ceased in the 1980s, though it was once a booming coal community peppered with company towns. That may soon change. Cloud Peak … Continue reading

23. February 2017 by Terry Headley
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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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Scott Pruitt’s Back-to-Basics Agenda for the EPA

By KIMBERLEY A. STRASSEL, NEW YORK — (Feb. 17, 2017) Republican presidents tend to nominate one of two types of administrator to lead the Environmental Protection Agency. The first is the centrist—think Christie Todd Whitman (2001-03)—who might be equally at home in a Democratic … Continue reading

23. February 2017 by Terry Headley
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Without Clean Power Plan, coal dominates US power generation until 2032

By JUDY HISLOP  WASHINGTON, DC (February 14, 2017) – The mix of fuels used to generate electricity in the United States has changed in response to differences in the expected cost of fuels and electricity-generating technology costs and their deployment, … Continue reading

23. February 2017 by Terry Headley
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AMERICAN COAL COUNCIL WELCOMES CONFIRMATION OF SCOTT PRUITT AS EPA CHIEF

WASHINGTON, DC (February 17, 2017) – Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt was confirmed today as the new Chief Administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. The American Coal Council welcomes the confirmation of Mr. Pruitt. In his capacity as Oklahoma … Continue reading

17. 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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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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