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Canary in the Coal Pond 23.4.2018 Truthout.com
New reports provide an unprecedented look at contaminants leaking from coal ash ponds and landfills. But the chasm between information and environmental protection may deepen thanks to a proposed Trump administration rollback that would lessen the consequences and weaken requirements for polluting power plants. Coal ash slurry pours into the first of two settling ponds adjacent to the Riverbend Steam Station on Mountain Island Lake in Gaston County, North Carolina, January 23, 2008. (Photo: Jeff Willhelm / Charlotte Observer / MCT via Getty Images) In tests conducted in late 2017, one in three coal-fired power plants nationwide detected "statistically significant" amounts of contaminants, including harmful chemicals like arsenic, in the groundwater around their facilities. This information, which utility companies had to post on their websites in March, became public for the first time under an Obama-era environmental rule regulating coal ash, the waste generated from burning coal. Mixed with water and ...
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The Trump Administration Wants to Make Groundwater Less Safe in Coal Country 21.4.2018 Mother Jones
This story originally appeared on ProPublica. In tests conducted in late 2017, one in three coal-fired power plants nationwide detected “statistically significant” amounts of contaminants, including harmful chemicals like arsenic, in the groundwater around their facilities. This information, which utility companies had to post on their websites in March, became public for the first time under […]
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Catching a Breeze 20.4.2018 American Prospect
This article appears in the Spring 2018 issue of The American Prospect. Subscribe here .  Three years ago, after the collapse of Cape Wind off Nantucket Sound, renewable offshore wind energy in the United States was “a stone dead market,” according to Thomas Brostrøm, president of Ørsted North America. His Danish parent company, formerly DONG Energy, has built more offshore wind farms than any country in the world. Cape Wind, the 130-turbine, 468-megawatt brainchild of clean energy entrepreneur Jim Gordon, was litigated to the grave by local residents as too ruinous to the Cape Cod seascape. It was resisted by liberal Kennedys and right-wing Kochs alike. Despite its environmental benefits, the project also was persistently criticized as a noncompetitive boondoggle with outrageous power costs. The death knell of America’s first would-be offshore wind farm was arguably most felt in New Bedford, Massachusetts. That city, despite being the richest seafood port in the United States, has long been beset by ...
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Hey, climate-change mitigators, you can start right now, with the Great Barrier Reef! 20.4.2018 Washington Post: Op-Eds
Hey, climate-change mitigators, you can start right now, with the Great Barrier Reef!
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Catching a Breeze 20.4.2018 American Prospect
This article appears in the Spring 2018 issue of The American Prospect. Subscribe here .  Three years ago, after the collapse of Cape Wind off Nantucket Sound, renewable offshore wind energy in the United States was “a stone dead market,” according to Thomas Brostrøm, president of Ørsted North America. His Danish parent company, formerly DONG Energy, has built more offshore wind farms than any country in the world. Cape Wind, the 130-turbine, 468-megawatt brainchild of clean energy entrepreneur Jim Gordon, was litigated to the grave by local residents as too ruinous to the Cape Cod seascape. It was resisted by liberal Kennedys and right-wing Kochs alike. Despite its environmental benefits, the project also was persistently criticized as a noncompetitive boondoggle with outrageous power costs. The death knell of America’s first would-be offshore wind farm was arguably most felt in New Bedford, Massachusetts. That city, despite being the richest seafood port in the United States, has long been beset by ...
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The Energy 202: Scott Pruitt praises emissions drop but still hasn't conceded climate change is real 19.4.2018 Washington Post
The Energy 202: Scott Pruitt praises emissions drop but still hasn't conceded climate change is real
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Here's how Minnesota is doing with renewable energy 18.4.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Just ahead of Earth Day, MPR News takes stock of the state's moves away from coal and toward renewable energy sources like solar and wind.
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While China Picks Winners, Trump Picks Losers 17.4.2018 American Prospect
(AP Photo/Branden Camp) The coal-fired Plant Scherer in Juliette, Georgia. “It’s nonsense that there’s a beautiful free market in the power industry,” Energy Secretary Rick Perry said last week as he pushed for a government bailout of coal-fired power plants. Republicans who for years have voted against subsidies for solar and wind power—arguing that the “free market” should decide our energy future—are now eager to have government subsidize coal. Trump’s Environmental Protection Agency is also scrapping rules for disposing coal ash, giving coal producers another big helping hand. As if this weren’t enough, a former coal lobbyist has just become No. 2 at the EPA. If Scott Pruitt leaves (a growing possibility), the coal lobbyist will be in charge.  Meanwhile, Trump is imposing a 30 percent tariff on solar panels from China, thereby boosting their cost to American homeowners and utilities. The Trumpsters say this is because China is subsidizing solar.   To Trump and his merry band of climate-change ...
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Maharashtra: Coal stocks in eight power plants at super critical levels 15.4.2018 Mumbai – The Indian Express
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Coal Magnate Says He May Not Need Trump's Help to Save His Company 13.4.2018 Wall St. Journal: US Business
Robert Murray, after warning that Murray Energy could be pushed into bankruptcy if the Midwest coal industry failed to get a federal bailout, said he now expects his company to thrive whether or not the Trump administration intervenes.
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Former coal lobbyist confirmed as No. 2 official at EPA 13.4.2018 AP Politics
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Senate on Thursday confirmed a former coal industry lobbyist as the second-highest official at the Environmental Protection Agency, putting him next in line to run the agency if embattled administrator Scott Pruitt is forced out or resigns....
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The Senate Just Confirmed the Coal Lobbyist Who Could Replace Scott Pruitt 13.4.2018 Mother Jones
The fossil fuel industry now has yet another ally at the Environmental Protection Agency—one who would almost certainly take over as head of the agency if Scott Pruitt is forced to resign. In a 53-45 vote on Thursday, the Senate confirmed Andrew Wheeler—a coal lobbyist who once worked for DC’s  most notorious climate change denier—for […]
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Senate confirms a former coal lobbyist as Scott Pruitt’s second-in-command at EPA 13.4.2018 Washington Post
Andrew Wheeler would take over if the Environmental Protection Agency's embattled director leaves.
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Mahagenco to partner in building rail corridor in Chhattisgarh 11.4.2018 Mumbai – The Indian Express
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Ex-Massey Energy CEO Don Blankenship Will Try for a Senate Seat in Coal Country 10.4.2018 Truthout.com
Just when you think the GOP has scraped the bottom of the barrel with political candidates -- like, say, Roy Moore  – they manage to surprise us again. Democrat Joe Manchin's competitor in the race for one of West Virginia's senate seats is none other than Don Blankenship . If his name doesn't ring a bell, that might be because Blankenship has spent the last nine months in jail. He's the disgraced former CEO of Massey Energy , as in, the energy company responsible for a coal mining disaster that killed 29 people  in 2010. The company had racked up over one thousand warnings about unsafe conditions prior to the incident. West Virginia is coal country, so is it really a good move for a man who became the public figurehead of a horrific mining disaster to run for US Senate? Astoundingly, on at least some campaign stops, Blankenship has found support. Massey isn't winning any Democratic hearts and even Republicans are giving him a frosty reception, but in an era of extreme partisan politics, Politico found ...
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Coal stock running low, Maharashtra set to face a ‘powerless’ summer 10.4.2018 Mumbai – The Indian Express
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If Scott Pruitt Gets Fired From the EPA, This Coal Lobbyist Will Take His Place 10.4.2018 Mother Jones
The Senate is about to confirm the man who would take over the Environmental Protection Agency should Scott Pruitt step down. Andrew Wheeler, an energy lobbyist who has worked for the Senate’s biggest climate change denier, faces a confirmation vote for deputy administrator, the number two position at the agency, as soon as Tuesday. Environmentalists say that […]
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Why natural gas makes global warming worse 9.4.2018 Small Business | GreenBiz.com
Hint: it has to do with methane, a greenhouse gas 84 times as potent as carbon dioxide.
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Two Trump speeches, two dozen dubious claims 9.4.2018 Washington Post
The president seems to enjoy going off-script, and perhaps as a result, we have a lot to unpack.
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MSEDCL passed on Rs 1,300-crore benefit to consumers 9.4.2018 Mumbai – The Indian Express
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