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Obama administration halts new coal leases on federal land

posted on January 15, 2016 at 2:32 PM

The Obama administration is halting new coal leases on federal lands until it completes a comprehensive review of fees charged to mining companies and coal mining's impact on the environment. Full Story

OECD countries to limit overseas financing for coal plants

posted on November 20, 2015 at 5:15 PM

A compromise struck by the United States, Japan and other major nations will restrict export financing to build coal power plants overseas, but not eliminate it completely. Full Story

Minnesota takes North Dakota coal fight to appeals court

posted on October 23, 2015 at 3:35 PM

A three-judge federal appeals panel posed tough questions as the states of North Dakota and Minnesota faced off in a legal battle over regulating coal-generated electricity. Full Story

Oil companies pledge support for Paris climate deal

posted on October 16, 2015 at 2:00 PM

The chief executives of 10 of the world's biggest oil and gas companies have pledged support for an "effective" deal to fight global warming at a Paris conference next month. Full Story

EPA Proposes New Policies for Three Major Areas

posted on October 2, 2015 at 5:36 PM

EPA Proposes New Policies for Three Major Areas
Appearing before the Senate Environmental and Public Works Committee this week, EPA officials said the current allowable discharge levels from manufacturing plants fail to protect public health and a stricter air pollution policy is needed.... Full Story

Coal States Oppose Updated EPA Power Plant Rule

posted on August 7, 2015 at 5:51 PM

Coal States Oppose Updated EPA Power Plant Rule
The White House upped the ante this week on the Environmental Protection Agency’s 2014 proposal to cut carbon dioxide emissions from coal-fired power plants, revealing plans to further slice output from 30 to 32 percent by 2030. Full Story

McConnell Wants to Stop Coal Rules

posted on December 19, 2014 at 11:48 AM

Incoming Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., pledged on Wednesday to do all he can to stop President Barack Obama's coal plant regulations, saying a White House "crusade" has devastated his state's economy. Full Story

US and China Reach Milestone Agreement on Climate Change

posted on November 14, 2014 at 5:53 PM

US and China Reach Milestone Agreement on Climate Change
Putting differences aside this week, the United States and China, the world’s top two emitters of greenhouse gases, announced a groundbreaking deal to combat climate change. Full Story

Study: Natural Gas Surge Won't Slow Climate Change

posted on October 17, 2014 at 2:52 PM

Cheap and plentiful natural gas isn't quite a bridge to a brighter energy future as claimed and won't slow global warming, a new study projects. Full Story

Coal gas boom in China holds climate change risks

posted on August 22, 2014 at 1:32 PM

Deep in the hilly grasslands of remote Inner Mongolia, twin smoke stacks rise more than 200 feet into the sky, their steam and sulfur billowing over herds of sheep and cattle. Both day and night, the rumble of this power plant echoes across the... Full Story

Russia bans agricultural impacts from U.S., EU

posted on August 8, 2014 at 5:42 PM

Russia bans agricultural impacts from U.S., EU
Russian President Vladimir Putin retaliated this week against western sanctions imposed over the crisis in Ukraine. On Wednesday, Putin banned ALL imports of meat, fish, fruit, vegetables, and dairy products from the United States, the European... Full Story

EPA opens hearings on coal emissions

posted on August 1, 2014 at 4:05 PM

EPA opens hearings on coal emissions
Hundreds voiced their opinions this week over proposed changes to federal guidelines and clean energy standards governing power companies. The Environmental Protection Agency held hearings in a handful of cities on the reforms. Full Story

EPA Mandate: 30 Percent Reduction in Coal Emissions by 2030

posted on June 6, 2014 at 1:51 PM

EPA Mandate: 30 Percent Reduction in Coal Emissions by 2030
The new guidelines, released this week by the Environmental Protection Agency, call for a 30 percent reduction in coal fired power plant emissions by 2030. Full Story

Court Upholds EPA Emission Standards

posted on April 17, 2014 at 10:07 AM

WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal appeals court on Tuesday upheld the Environmental Protection Agency's emission standards for hazardous air pollutants from coal- and oil-fired power plants.  In its ruling, the court rejected state and... Full Story

Water Quality Questions Remain as Water Ban Lifted in West Virginia

posted on January 17, 2014 at 5:48 PM

Water Quality Questions Remain as Water Ban Lifted in West Virginia
Last Thursday, thousands of gallons of a chemical used to prepare coal for processing spilled into the primary source of drinking water for 300,000 in Charleston, West Virginia. The ban was lifted, but not before questions over the safety of... Full Story
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