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  • EPA: Emissions from power plants up, fracking down

    Greenhouse gas emissions from power plants rose last year partly because of an increase in coal used for generating electricity, the Environmental Protection Agency said Tuesday.

  • As families flee coal country, schools struggle

    PIKEVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Eastern Kentucky and West Virginia public school districts are grappling with declining enrollments as the area loses population amid the declining coal industry. Eastern Kentucky's public school districts have lost more than 12,000 students since the 1999-2000 school...

  • Chicago says coal-storage site will shut down

    CHICAGO (AP) — A company involved in legal skirmishes last year over piles of petroleum coke in Chicago has sold its facility, and a second company has been fined $50,000 for violating an order to stop handling coke and coal products, city officials said Thursday. Indiana-based Beemsterboer...

  • EPA chief: Power plant rule could see 'adjustments'

    EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy noted Thursday that while states are designing plans to comply with the proposal, some have raised issues that might require some rethinking from the agency.

  • Coal must be part of America's energy future

    To meet the growing demand for energy in the future, we have to think differently about coal and the role it plays in the economy

  • Senators: Spike in energy costs could push 840,000 Americans into poverty

    Sens. Lisa Murkowski of Alaska and Tim Scott of South Carolina released their report on energy insecurity to highlight some of the repercussions from regulations that they say could raise energy costs.

  • Group tells IRS Sierra Club evading taxes, colludes with commercial firms

    Sierra Club officials pay no taxes on income the environmental nonprofit generates from solar panel sales by its commercial partners.

  • US senator to ask Congress to suspend coal sales

    BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — A U.S. senator said Tuesday he will ask fellow lawmakers to halt coal sales on federal lands in the West after a senior Obama administration official declined to suspend the troubled government program. Massachusetts Sen. Ed Markey said the Interior Department moved too...

  • EPA extends comment period for power plant rule

    The Environmental Protection Agency has extended by 45 days the comment period for its proposal to limit power plant emissions, according to a letter obtained by the Washington Examiner.

  • Bobby Jindal is running for president; here's his brand new energy plan

    Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal today is having one of those pre-presidential-campaign events, at the Heritage Foundation at 11 a.m. Ahead of that, Jindal's mini-think-tank, "America Next," released an energy plan this morning.

  • GAO: More coal power plants to close than expected

    A report says 13 percent of coal-fired generation will come offline in 2025, which raises concerns about having enough electricity supply to meet demand in certain situations, potentially increasing instances of blackouts.

  • Clouds darken over solar subsidies

    At issue is "net metering," a subsidy in 44 states that pays solar-using customers for excess power they sell back to the utility.

  • Army Corps of Engineers stops its review of Oregon coal export project

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is halting its review of a proposed coal export terminal in Oregon, a decision that comes a month after the state rejected a permit needed for the project.

  • Montana coal mine deal aims to boost Asian exports

    BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Coal companies have finalized a deal that consolidates ownership of a Montana mine and gives a Wyoming company an option to export coal through Washington state. Ambre Energy and Cloud Peak Energy announced in a joint statement Monday that the deal involving the...

  • States to EPA: We need more time for power plant rule comments

    The officials from six states -- Arkansas, Illinois, Michigan, Minnesota, Wisconsin and Missouri -- said they need more data behind the EPA's methodology to better understand how it arrived at individual state goals for cutting power sector emissions by 2030.



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