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'Death by a thousand cuts:' EPA releases final rule stakeholders say will shutter West ...
WV News

WASHINGTON (WV News) — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency released the final version of its new rules regulating coal-fired power plants ...

Benwood Marks 100 Years Since Deadly Mine Disaster - The Intelligencer
The Intelligencer

... coal miners who were working inside the mine. It remains the third worst coal mine disaster in West Virginia's history. The Benwood Mine supplied ...

Justice vows to fight new EPA rules | News, Sports, Jobs - Weirton Daily Times
Weirton Daily Times
“This is (Biden's) signature issue as he continues to decarbonize and eradicate fossil fuel energy, coal and coal miners,” Hamilton said.

Coal symposium: Important industry conference returns to Mercer | Opinion |
Bluefield Daily Telegraph

The first Bluefield Coal Symposium since 2018 will be returning to Mercer County this summer. The important three-day industry gathering will ...

EPA's new rules for coal plants are 'latest assault on American energy' - YouTube

A Pennsylvania congressman is criticizing the U.S. Department of Environmental Protection's new rules to cut pollution from coal-burning plants.

New EPA carbon emission rule threatens West Virginia's coal industry, leaders react - WTOV

The EPA announced a final ruling affecting carbon emission from coal-fired electricity on Thursday morning.West Virginia Gov.

Energy Experts Warn: New Biden EPA Rules Will Kill Jobs, Endanger Grid - AMAC

We are switching from coal to gas. In Europe they are eliminating gas completely. Everything has to be electric. Why are we still behind? Or is ...

TVA makes final decision on Kingston plant | Hartsville |
Lebanon Democrat

“I would like to inform the (commission) that TVA approved converting the Kingston plant from coal to gas, which was officially approved by the ...

Coal's out. Clean power's in. Maybe - POLITICO

The rule would also curb pollution from new natural gas turbines. Coal industry supporters are now mobilizing to oppose the Environmental Protection ...

Gordon promises to sue after EPA moves to slash coal emissions - WyoFile

Gov. Mark Gordon has promised to sue over a new suite of federal rules that most observers agree will hasten the U.S. thermal coal industry's ...

Wyoming governor, secretary of state say EPA rules will hurt state's coal industry
Just The News

Wyoming governor, secretary of state say EPA rules will hurt state's coal industry ... Wyoming officials are not happy with the federal government's ...

Power plant rule expected to speed shift away from coal | The Hill
The Hill

... coal The Biden administration's new climate rule for power plants is ... coal, and could speed up renewable adoption. © Associated Press…

West Virginia leaders criticize new federal coal rules -

Critics are claiming there's a new round in the "War on Coal" after a White House agency released a new plan Thursday.

Amid decline, coal seeks new champions in Washington - Politico

“I think the coal industry still has powerful friends in Washington and still is a force to be reckoned with in our political system — but not in the ...

Can carbon capture solve climate change? - USC Dornsife
USC Dornsife - University of Southern California

Would carbon capture technology just enable continued fossil fuel use? Some critics argue that carbon removal may disincentivize ending reliance on ...

Coal's future dims as new regulations pile on and former defenders retreat - Politico

“Pennsylvania's coal miners have powered our nation for generations, risking their lives and their long-term health to power our factories and ...

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