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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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Obama’s War on Energy is about Control

When one thinks of energy, the thoughts about economic growth rarely come into play.  In fact, most take it for granted.  It charges our iPhones, laptops, and Kindles, but it also is the lifeblood that keeps our economy growing.  It’s also the critical element that keeps our health services running.  It allows us to channel our resources elsewhere – to ...

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In the War on Coal – It’s Grundy vs. Obama

In another episode in the annals of the Obama administration’s war on coal, the town of Grundy, Virginia is being denied its right to indulge in the American dream.  They want to expand their small air field, in order to accommodate private jets to stimulate economic development.  The problem is that a portion of the runway expansion lies on top ...

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Ohio Miners Speak Out Against “Absolute Lies”

In August Mitt Romney made headlines as scores of Ohio coal miners stood to hear him speak. While coal mine owners are known contributor to GOP candidates the miners themselves have voted Democrat. But times have changed. Today, it’s all about jobs: 1,300 coal jobs were lost in the second quarter of 2012.  Shortly after the Romney visit multiple news ...

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Luxury Tax 2.0 – Obama’s War on Prosperity

President Obama keeps asking “Do you want to return to the failed policies of the past?” At the same time he is urging us to envy those who have worked very hard and risked their own capital to make the American dream come true. An examination of that question might be in order. Those who are not willing to just ...

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Senate Fails to Block New EPA Regulations, War on Coal Continues

As conservatives recover from the Supreme Court ruling, we cannot let Obama off on his unrepentant assault on American coal.  Obama’s war on coal is killing job throughout the country and it was disappointing that the Senate  failed last week to block the new EPA regulations that could bring the destruction of the entire industry one giant step closer.  As reported ...

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