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Coal Plant To Close Down, Despite Trump’s Pleas

The Tennessee Valley Authority voted to close down a Kentucky coal-fired power plant, bucking pressure from President Donald Trump to keep it running. The 7-member board of directors for the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) voted almost unanimously on Thursday to shutter the remaining coal-fired unit at its Paradise Fossil Plant. Unit 3 of the plant — which is located in ...

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Over Half Of US Coal Mines Have Closed Since 2008

The number of active coal mines in the U.S. have shuttered dramatically, with half of the mines operational a decade ago now closed down. Fueled by years of regulatory burden and stiff market competition, the U.S. coal industry continues to suffer from contraction. There were a total of 1,435 operational mines in 2008, a year when coal production reached a ...

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Germany Plans On Closing All Its Coal Plants. The Impact On Global Warming Won’t Even Be Measurable

Germany plans on closing all its coal-fired power plants over the next two decades to fight global warming. However, it’s doubtful Germany’s anti-coal effort will have any measurable impact on global warming. Germans already pay about three times more for electricity than Americans thanks to taxes and green subsidies. German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s government has embraced a plan to phase ...

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A Court Decision May Leave Coal Plants Across The Country Shut Down

A group representing electric utility companies is warning a federal court that a decision regarding coal ash dumps could lead to coal-fired power plants across the U.S. going offline and impacting grid reliability. The case regards a deadline for when power producers can close some of their coal ash dumps. The Trump administration last year gave utilities a deadline extension for ...

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Coal And Nuclear Closures Could Lead To Power Outages

A stress test conducted by the regulatory authority that oversees North America’s electric grid lends credibility to the Trump administration’s warnings that rampant coal and nuclear plant closures could result in power outages. The North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC) – an international nonprofit that examines and promotes grid reliability among utility systems in the U.S. and Canada – released its Generation ...

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Trump’s EPA Moves To Repeal Obama’s ‘De Facto Ban’ On New Coal Plants

EPA will undo an Obama-era mandate that new coal plants install costly technology to capture emissions. The Obama administration imposed the mandate in 2015, which opponents called a “de facto” coal plant ban. “Consistent with President Trump’s executive order promoting energy independence,” EPA chief Andrew Wheeler said. The Trump administration proposed rolling back Obama-era regulation that opponents called a de ...

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Trump Has Another Plan Up His Sleeve To Rescue Ailing Coal Plants

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The Trump administration is reportedly preparing to give the coal industry a boost by rolling back another Obama-era environmental regulation. The Environmental Protection Agency on Thursday is expected to rescind a rule that requires new coal plants to be fitted with carbon capture technology, according to several officials who spoke with the New York Times. Under the Obama-era mandate, new ...

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California Will Block Oil And Coal Shipments, Risk Constitutional Battle

  by Chris White California officials plan on preventing the federal government from transporting oil and gas using existing pipelines in the state, according to a report Wednesday from The San Francisco Chronicle. Officials on the California Coastal Commission are urging the federal Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) to rescind plans allowing companies to drill for oil off the coast. They are ...

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They said Trump couldn’t reinvigorate coal industry – Did he?

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Experts said that President Donald Trump could not reinvigorate the coal industry with his deregulatory agenda – they were wrong. The Economist tweeted that “There is no reason to expect that Donald Trump’s decision will invigorate coal mining, as he claims it will” There is no reason to expect that Donald Trump's decision will invigorate coal mining, as he claims ...

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Trump ends Obama-era war on coal

Trump speaks at Faith and Freedom Coalition conference

WASHINGTON, DC, Oct 13 – “The ‘climate changers’ came out in full force when the EPA announced earlier this week that it was ending the Obama-era war on coal by scrapping Mr. Obama’s Clean Power Plan.  But, America has the world’s largest reserves of coal – an asset that should not be dismissed out of hand for a variety of ...

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North Korea’s bluster may save struggling U.S. coal industry

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North Korean dictator Kim Jong-Un may have inadvertently revitalized America’s coal industry by continuing to develop and test nuclear weapons and missile technology. According to Reuters, China issued an order on April 7th ordering all ships carrying North Korean coal to return to their home ports without unloading their cargo. A source at Dandong Chengtai, one of China’s biggest buyers ...

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Obama Admin: No More Coal Leases

President Obama is delivering upon his threats to force his agenda on the American people by ceasing the approval for any new coal lease permits on federal land. Interior Secretary Sally Jewell said Friday that companies will continue to be able to mine coal reserves already under lease. Jewell says the coal leasing program has not been significantly changed in ...

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Obama to implement economy-crushing coal regulations after election

WASHINGTON, NOV. 5, 2012 – On September 22, 2011, Rep. Cliff Stearns (R-FL), Chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Committee’s Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations, held a hearing with one witness, the Administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Lisa P. Jackson, on regulatory reform. At the hearing Stearns predicted that President Obama would not push through controversial ...

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