Post Tagged with: "coal"

Court strikes down EPA rule on coal pollution
Coal / Energy

Court strikes down EPA rule on coal pollution

WASHINGTON D.C. — “A U.S. appeals court on Tuesday overturned a key Obama administration rule to reduce harmful emissions from coal-burning power plants, sparking a rally in coal company shares and relief among utility firms. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit said in a 2-1 decision that […]

FirstEnergy to idle back its huge W.H. Sammis power plant on the Ohio River, operate only when needed
Coal / Energy / FirstEnergy

FirstEnergy to idle back its huge W.H. Sammis power plant on the Ohio River, operate only when needed

AKRON — “In about a month FirstEnergy Corp. will idle one of its largest coal-burning power plants. The W.H. Sammis power plant only will run when needed, beginning about Sept. 16, said Todd Schneider, company spokesman. There will be no layoffs, he said, but only 100 to 130 of the […]

White House weakened EPA soot proposal, documents show
Coal / Energy

White House weakened EPA soot proposal, documents show

WASHINGON D.C. — “The White House recently modified an Environmental Protection Agency proposal to limit soot emissions, according to documents obtained by The Washington Post, inviting public comment on a slightly weaker standard than the agency had originally sought. The behind-the-scenes tweaking of the proposed soot standards, which affect particles […]

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 […]