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Judge orders US officials to weigh coal mine's climate costs
Bluefield Daily Telegraph

Judge orders US officials to weigh coal mine's climate costs ... known as the “social cost of carbon," a concept that places a dollar value on every ton of ...

Five ways Biden will hurt the region
Bluefield Daily Telegraph

All coal and gas fired power plants will be gone in 15 years. Who is going to pay that bill? Yeah you know, it will not be the political elites. Watch what ...

North Dakota lawmakers look to buoy coal with relief bills
Grand Forks Herald

The arrival of the new, climate-focused Biden administration and a ticking clock on the lifespan of Coal Creek Station, which is slated for closure next ...

Michael Regan's coal ash cleanups set template for EPA regs
E&E News

In February 2014, a lagoon holding a slurry of heavy metal-laden coal ash at Duke Energy Corp.'s shuttered Dan River power plant in North Carolina ...

Lawmakers spike moratorium on coal plant closures
Wyoming Tribune

Gray brought an amendment to a House bill requiring the Wyoming Public Service Commission to impose a 15-year moratorium on retiring coal-fired ...

China's new coal power plant capacity in 2020 more than three times rest of world's: study

SHANGHAI (Reuters) - China put 38.4 gigawatts (GW) of new coal-fired power capacity into operation in 2020, according to new international ...

The UK Stands By Its Controversial Coal Mine Decision
They claim the new coal mine would emit 8 million tonnes of carbon annually, undermining the country's pledge to achieve net-zero greenhouse gas ...

Northern Appalachia coal production falls to over 37-year low in 2020: MSHA
S&P Global

In the latest quarter, 97.4% of the production, or 20.49 million st, was bituminous coal, while the remaining 545,620 st was anthracite. In the previous ...

Pakistan coal imports dip from 2020 highs
Argus Media
Pakistan's January coal imports declined from highs in late 2020, while South Africa's share of the import mix dropped to a 45-month low. Thermal coal ...

UMWA calls for Covid protocols in coal mines
West Virginia MetroNews

... of Labor's Mine Safety and Health Administration to put standards in place to protect the nation's coal miners from the spread of Covid 19. “We have ...

Federal Judge Nixes Montana Coal Mine Expansion
Courthouse News Service

A federal judge said that the U.S. Office of Surface Mining did not address health, air and climate concerns caused by hauling coal by railroad from ...

Letters: Longtime Indiana coal ally puts thumb on the scale for solar and wind
The Indianapolis Star

Historically, Soliday has been an ardent supporter of Indiana's coal industry. It's surprising, then, that his proposed legislation in Indiana House Bill ...

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