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Rep. McKinley introduces new coal-ash bill
Coal / Coal Ash / Energy

Rep. McKinley introduces new coal-ash bill

CHARLESTON, WV — “When we last left West Virginia Republication Rep. David McKinley, he was using his stacked discussion panel to pretend there’s no scientific consensus about man-made global warming. Well this week, Rep. McKinley is bringing back a somewhat reworked version of his coal-ash legislation (see the bill here […]

Alpha: Appalachian coal’s decline is ‘structural’
Coal / Energy

Alpha: Appalachian coal’s decline is ‘structural’

CHARLESTON, WV — “It’s earnings time, and the latest report out in the coal industry is from Alpha Natural Resources, which reported this morning: Alpha recorded a net loss of $111 million, or $0.50 per diluted share, during the first quarter of 2013, compared with a net loss of $29 […]

As SEC investigates, towns weigh legal options on Prairie State contracts
Coal / Energy / Prairie State Coal Plant

As SEC investigates, towns weigh legal options on Prairie State contracts

MARISSA, IL — “As the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) investigates Peabody Energy Corporation’s role in the Prairie State Energy Campus, it remains unclear what exactly the commission is investigating or whether the utilities in eight states that are co-owners of the project have also received subpoenas. …Sandy Buchanan […]

Power plant emissions of sulfur dioxide and nitrogen oxides continue to decline in 2012
Coal / Energy

Power plant emissions of sulfur dioxide and nitrogen oxides continue to decline in 2012

WASHINGTON D.C. — “Emissionsof sulfur dioxide (SO2) and nitrogen oxides (NOx) from the electric power sector in 2012 declined to their lowest level since the passage of the Clean Air Act Amendments of 1990. The decline in emissions is due primarily to an increasing number of coal-fired units retrofitted with […]

What will Obama’s 2nd term bring for coalfields?
Coal / Energy

What will Obama’s 2nd term bring for coalfields?

CHARLESTON, WV — “…There’s  been a lot of commentary in the last few days and weeks about what President Obama could, should, or might — or might not — do about climate change. I linked previously to Jeff Goodell’s Rolling Stone piece, but there were others out there, including this […]

Protesters demonstrate inside Arch Coal headquarters
Coal / Energy / Mountaintop Removal

Protesters demonstrate inside Arch Coal headquarters

CHARLESTON, WV — “Seven people, including at least one West Virginian, locked themselves to a 500-pound potted tree inside Arch Coal’s headquarters in Creve Coeur, Mo. on Tuesday in a protest against strip mining. A larger group performed songs and dances in the building’s lobby, according to the protesters, who […]

How to oversimplify coalfield politics (and policy)
Coal / Energy / Mountaintop Removal

How to oversimplify coalfield politics (and policy)

CHARLESTON, WV — “Earlier this week, the National Journal published a piece called The Shift Of King Coal: The coal industry still dominates in Appalachia, and that’s bad news for the Democratic party. Here’s how it started out: When West Virginia Sen. Jay Rockefeller formally announced his decision to quit […]

The Rev. Robin Blakeman: A New Year’s request for the W.Va. Coal Association
Coal / Energy / Mountaintop Removal

The Rev. Robin Blakeman: A New Year’s request for the W.Va. Coal Association

CHARLESTON, WV — “Dear West Virginia Coal Association representatives and affiliated elected officials: We, undersigned faith community members and leaders, call upon you to stop using misleading and incendiary language concerning a ‘war on coal.’ The damage caused in our communities from this rhetoric includes: neighbor pitted against neighbor, families […]

AMP-Ohio gets extension for power plant decision
AMP / Coal / Energy

AMP-Ohio gets extension for power plant decision

COLUMBUS — “American Municipal Power-Ohio has been given another 18 months to make a decision on its proposed power plant in Meigs County, WOUB reports. The Ohio Power Siting Board in 2008 approved its plans to build a coal-fired power plant in southeast Ohio. A five-year time limit was placed […]

Coal ash bills could undercut regulations
Coal / Coal Ash / Energy

Coal ash bills could undercut regulations

WASHINGTON D.C. — “A congressional effort to rein in federal regulation of coal ash could result in  little or no regulation at all, a new report from the Congressional Research  Service warns. The bills, H.R. 2273 and S. 3512, would set up a plan for states to regulate  coal ash […]