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Why the Symbolism Behind Coal Is Still So Powerful 23.9.2017 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by High Country News and appears here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration.  Coal. Guns. Freedom. I saw these three words on a little sticker affixed, discordantly, to the window of a car in a small Colorado town. It struck me as funny at first: Coal and guns being elevated to the status of platonic […]
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China imposes limit on oil supply to North Korea 23.9.2017 AP Top News
BEIJING (AP) -- China announced Saturday that it will limit oil exports to North Korea under U.N. sanctions over its nuclear and missile development, further reducing support from Pyongyang's last major trading partner, energy supplier and diplomatic ally....
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Solar industry roiled by trade ruling that some fear could lead to tariffs 23.9.2017 Washington Post
The decision on what to do now falls to President Trump and his administration. But Trump’s expected role is where the fear lies for some in the solar industry.
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EPA chief Pruitt met with many corporate execs. Then he made decisions in their favor. 23.9.2017 Washington Post
Scott Pruitt’s schedule shows he had frequent meetings with industry officials — but few with environmental or public health groups.
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Duke Energy reverses, will disclose coal ash disaster maps 23.9.2017 Seattle Times: Top stories

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The country’s largest electric company is publishing federally mandated maps that it previously refused to publish, showing what could happen to neighboring properties if a coal-ash pit burst. Duke Energy Corp. said Friday it will now post online the maps and emergency responder contact information. The Charlotte-based electric utility said it’s […]
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Trump nominates 4 for TVA board 22.9.2017 Seattle Times: Business & Technology

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — The White House says President Donald Trump is nominating people from four states to serve on the Tennessee Valley Authority board of directors. Trump will name Kenneth E. Allen of Kentucky and James R. Thompson III of Alabama for terms that expire in 2021. Allen is retired from the Armstrong Energy […]
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Environmental Disaster Looms in Puerto Rico, Lashed by Hurricane Maria and Left Without Power 21.9.2017 Truthout - All Articles
Hurricane Maria made landfall in Puerto Rico Wednesday as a Category 4 storm, bringing record rainfall and catastrophic flooding, destroying power lines and leaving the entire country in the dark. This comes as many homes on Puerto Rico were still dark two weeks after Hurricane Irma cut electricity to hundreds of thousands. The storm also raised concerns about potential environmental disasters. Puerto Rico is home to 23 Superfund sites, including on the island of Vieques, site of a former US naval test range, which took a near-direct hit from the storm. It is also the site of a coal-fired power plant owned by the private company AES. Residents across the island have been demanding the plant be closed and that the company stop dumping toxic coal ash into their community, saying the waste is poisonous to their health and the environment. We speak with Emily Atkin, staff writer covering the environment at the New Republic, who writes, "Puerto Rico is Already an Environmental Tragedy. Hurricane Maria Will ...
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Drax chief executive Dorothy Thompson to step down 21.9.2017 BBC: Business
The UK power producer says its current finance chief, Will Gardiner, will take over the top role.
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Now Hammered by Hurricane Maria, Puerto Rico Was Already in Environmental Despair. 20.9.2017 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by New Republic and appears here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. Last week, Puerto Rico was lucky. This week, it’s not. The majority of the U.S. territory was spared the worst from Hurricane Irma, the Category 4 storm that devastated the lower Florida Keys and Caribbean islands including St. Martin and Barbuda. But now Hurricane Maria, […]
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EXCHANGE: Hundreds visit Exelon’s nuclear plant in Byron 20.9.2017 Seattle Times: Nation & World

BYRON, Ill. (AP) — Whenever he sees Exelon’s twin nearly 500-foot tall cooling towers gusting water vapor, 7-year-old Evan Northrup mentions to anyone who will listen “they’re making the clouds.” On Aug. 28, the little guy got a closer look at the nuclear plant’s operation. As part of Exelon’s annual open house, he visited the […]
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An Escalating North Korea Crisis 20.9.2017 ConsortiumNews.com
With President Trump demeaning North Korea’s leader as “Rocket Man” and threatening to “totally destroy” North Korea, tensions over Kim Jong Un’s nuclear missile program grow worse, as Dennis J Bernstein reports. By Dennis J Bernstein The United Nations Security…Read more →
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The coal-terminal debate: A view from Japan 20.9.2017 Seattle Times: Opinion

The Longview Millennium project brings substantial benefits to Longview and the state of Washington — and it also offers Japan a sound solution to its pressing energy-security challenges.
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The Energy 202: FERC is up and running again. That means Trump gets more of the pipelines he wants. 19.9.2017 Washington Post
The Energy 202: FERC is up and running again. That means Trump gets more of the pipelines he wants.
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Trump Stacks Labor Department with Friends of Big Business 19.9.2017 American Prospect
(Photo: Rex Features via AP Images) Patrick Pizzella testifies before the United States Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions on his nomination as Deputy US Secretary of Labor on Capitol Hill. When, amid scandal and scrutiny, the bombastic fast-food CEO Andy Puzder withdrew himself as President Trump’s nominee for secretary of labor back in February, worker advocates—who’d run an aggressive campaign to oppose him—let out a collective sigh of relief. As a vocal opponent of higher minimum wages and stronger labor laws, Puzder seemed the very antithesis of the Department of Labor’s mission of protecting workers. Puzder has since moved on, frequenting cable news shows as a Trump booster, and is reportedly writing a book that attacks progressive policies and labor unions. Trump’s second choice, Alex Acosta, a relatively unknown conservative labor lawyer, was seen as a much milder alternative. Since confirmed, even with the fate of several major Obama-era labor regulations in the air, ...
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Frame policy to curb celebratory firing, Delhi High Court asks Centre 17.9.2017 Delhi – The Indian Express
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Power company maps energy plan for Idaho and Oregon 16.9.2017 Seattle Times: Top stories

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Idaho Power wants to retire two coal-fired power plants it says won’t be able to produce electricity at competitive prices. The move is part of a 20-year plan to provide energy for Idaho and Oregon that has drawn critics worried about cost, pollution and energy needs. Boise-based memory chipmaker Micron Technology […]
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Ex-coal CEO asks court to toss conviction in mine explosion 16.9.2017 Seattle Times: Top stories

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Attorneys for former Massey Energy CEO Don Blankenship have made a last pitch to the U.S. Supreme Court to throw out his conviction connected to a 2010 West Virginia mine explosion that killed 29 miners. Attorneys for Don Blankenship say in the appeal that the high court should hear it so […]
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Environmentalists get win in U.S. coal-climate change lawsuit 16.9.2017 Denver Post: All Political News
Handing a major victory to environmentalists, a court cast doubt Friday on a longstanding U.S. government argument that blocking federal coal leasing won't affect climate change because the coal could simply be mined elsewhere.
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PSE settlement would boost electric rates by 1 percent, cut natural gas rates by 4 percent 16.9.2017 Seattle Times: Local

PSE reaches agreement on how to fund its costs in closing down a major coal power complex in Montana. The terms have been submitted for approval to the state Utilities and Transportation Commission, which can opt to approve, reject or modify them.
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Who’s looking great again? It’s not America. 16.9.2017 Washington Post
Who’s looking great again? It’s not America.
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