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Obama’s August surprise in coal country? Mountaintop removal moratorium and green jobs plan?
Coal / Mountaintop Removal

Obama’s August surprise in coal country? Mountaintop removal moratorium and green jobs plan?

TUCSON, AZ — “As the ravages of mountaintop removal coal mining–including the re-emerging scandal of reckless black lung policies on strip miners–continue to mount despite the shift of coal production to the heartland and western Power River Basin–President Obama has an election-year opportunity to declare an armistice in the polarized […]

Keep mercury rule …
Coal / Energy

Keep mercury rule …

WASHINGTON D.C. — ” The Senate is set to vote today on a proposal that would kill America’s first rule governing mercury emissions, imposing tighter controls on coal-fired power plants and other industrial sources. Ohio and other Great Lakes states, in particular, need the rule to stay intact. Mercury, a […]

U.S. coal’s share of total net generation continues to decline
Coal / Energy

U.S. coal’s share of total net generation continues to decline

WASHINGTON D.C. — ” Amid historically low natural gas prices and the warmest March ever recorded in much of the United States, coal’s share of total net generation dropped to 34%—the lowest level since at least January 1973 (the earliest date for which EIA has monthly statistics). Despite seasonally low […]

Citizens groups launch new website to track troubled Prairie State coal plant
Coal / Energy / Prairie State Coal Plant

Citizens groups launch new website to track troubled Prairie State coal plant

CLEVELAND — A network of consumer and environmental organizations from the Midwest today launched a new website to track developments at the controversial Prairie State coal-fired power plant, currently under construction in southern Illinois.  The website, called “Prairie State Coal Plant Tracker,” is located at www.prairiestatecoalplant.org…. “Information about the delays […]

New ad from American Coalition for Clean Coal Electricity
Coal / Energy

New ad from American Coalition for Clean Coal Electricity

—American Coalition for Clean Coal Electricity Watch the video here: http://bit.ly/HRthSO

Appalachian coal fights for survival on shale boom: Commodities
Coal / Energy / Hydraulic Fracturing / Mountaintop Removal

Appalachian coal fights for survival on shale boom: Commodities

NEW YORK, NY— “Mining companies in Appalachia, an area covering 12 eastern states and home to 85 percent of U.S. coal mines, have cut at least 21 million tons of production this year, according to Doyle Trading Consultants in New York. The industry needs to curtail about another 90 million […]

Power plant in Avon Lake set to close by April 2015
Coal / Energy

Power plant in Avon Lake set to close by April 2015

AVON LAKE — “GenOn Energy plans to deactivate its coal-fired power plant in Avon Lake by April 2015. According to a press release posted on the energy company’s website, the Avon Lake plant is one of many to be closed because of an insufficient return on investment. ‘GenOn expects to […]

Chicago’s 2 coal-fired plants to shut down sooner than expected
Coal

Chicago’s 2 coal-fired plants to shut down sooner than expected

CHICAGO, IL — “Chicago’s two coal-fired power plants will shut down sooner than expected under a deal to be announced today by Mayor Rahm Emanuel and environmental groups. Midwest Generation will close the Fisk plant in the Pilsen neighborhood by December and the Crawford plant in Little Village by the […]

GenOn Reports 2011 Results and Announces Expected Deactivation of Generation Units
Coal / Energy

GenOn Reports 2011 Results and Announces Expected Deactivation of Generation Units

HOUSTON, TX — “The units expected to be deactivated and timeframes are subject to further review based on market conditions. In particular, while the initial analysis for additional environmental controls at Avon Lake indicated that forecasted returns on those investments were insufficient, the evaluation of the returns on those environmental […]

Schools to PUCO: AEP rates are killing us
AEP / Coal

Schools to PUCO: AEP rates are killing us

COLUMBUS — “Ohio’s top statewide public school organizations did not mince words this week, telling the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio that the controversial new American Electric Power rate plan ‘will be devastating to school districts.’ In a letter Tuesday to PUCO Chairman Todd Snitchler, groups representing superintendents, school boards […]