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Last updated: Feb 14 2017 19:09 IST RSS 2.0
 
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The West’s coal giant is going down 14.2.2017 High Country News Most Recent
7 things you need to know about Navajo Generating Station’s 2019 closure.
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Trump on energy; Obamacare numbers; guerilla archiving 6.2.2017 High Country News Most Recent
HCN.org news in brief.
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Utility TVA going to trial over pollution claims 30.1.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
Nashville, Tenn. • Environmental groups are taking the Tennessee Valley Authority to trial over waste ash from an aging coal-fired power plant northeast of Nashville, saying it polluted the Cumberland River in violation of the Clean Water Act. In a bench trial starting Monday in federal court in Nashville, the Tennessee Clean Water Network and Tennessee Scenic Rivers Association say the pollution is due to the TVA’s faulty storage of coal ash, a byproduct of burning coal for energy. The nation’...
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Power plant case before New Mexico high court 26.1.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
Albuquerque • The New Mexico Supreme Court was hearing arguments Wednesday as it determines whether state regulators followed the law when deciding a case that will chart the path forward for a major electric provider and its half-million customers. The dispute centers on a plan that details how the Public Service Co. of New Mexico will replace electricity lost when it shutters two units at one of the region’s largest coal-fired power plants later this year. The closure is the result of a federa...
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Making sense of President Trump’s energy plan 24.1.2017 High Country News Most Recent
Experts say his plan to bring back coal and increase oil and gas defies reason.
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Environmentalists: Coal ash landfill near Price must be moved 24.1.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
Three environmental groups have joined forces to call for Rocky Mountain Power to relocate a landfill which released more than 2,000 cubic yards of coal ash into the Price River last summer. The Sierra Club, HEAL Utah, and Utah Physicians for a Healthy Environment believe the landfill must be moved farther from the river to prevent future spills and protect communities downstream. “Coal ash has some troubling components to it,” said Matt Pacenza, executive director of HEAL Utah, “and we think pi... <iframe src="http://www.sltrib.com/csp/mediapool/sites/sltrib/pages/garss.csp" height="1" width="1" > </frame>
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Appeals court affirms conviction of coal CEO 20.1.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
Charleston, W.Va. • A federal appeals court affirmed the criminal conviction of former Massey Energy CEO Don Blankenship on Thursday in connection with the deadliest U.S. mine disaster in four decades. The 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said the evidence shows Massey was repeatedly cited for safety violations at West Virginia’s Upper Big Branch coal mine before the 2010 explosion that killed 29 men. In 2009 alone, the U.S. Mine Safety & Health Administration identified 549 violations there, ...
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Interior nominee Ryan Zinke disputes Donald Trump on climate change 18.1.2017 Denver Post: All Political News
Donald Trump's choice to head the Interior Department on Tuesday rejected the president-elect's claim that climate change is a hoax, saying it is indisputable that environmental changes are affecting the world's temperature and human activity is a major reason.
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Colorado joins Texas, 11 other states in lawsuit to block Obama coal mining rule 18.1.2017 Denver Post: Business
Texas and 12 other states have asked a federal court to block final rules from President Barack Obama's administration designed to reduce coal mining's impact on streams.
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Interior nominee Zinke urges array of uses for federal lands 17.1.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
Washington • President-elect Donald Trump’s choice for interior secretary says the nation’s vast federal lands should be used for a variety of purposes, from hiking, hunting, fishing and camping to harvesting timber and mining for coal and other energy sources. In prepared remarks for his confirmation hearing on Tuesday, Montana Rep. Ryan Zinke said his father and the Boys Scouts taught him the principles of environmental stewardship and the importance of public access to public lands. Zinke, an...
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Interior nominee Ryan Zinke to be quizzed on public lands, coal 17.1.2017 Denver Post: All Political News
Republican Rep. Ryan Zinke says he would never sell, give away or transfer public lands, a crucial stance in his home state of Montana and the West where access to hunting and fishing is considered sacrosanct.
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Lafayette to vote on anti-fracking ordinance that would legalize non-violent protests 16.1.2017 Headlines: All Headlines
Lafayette city leaders will vote Tuesday on an anti-fracking ordinance aimed at hobbling oil and gas development within the town by sanctioning acts of civil disobedience and non-violent protest.
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Colorado Springs wrestles with sulfur dioxide pollution from central coal-fired power plant 15.1.2017 Headlines: All Headlines
For decades, the coal-fired Drake power plant at the heart of Colorado Springs has emitted more than 1,500 tons a year of sulfur dioxide (SO2), toxic gas that hangs in the air against mountains. And since the federal government set a national air quality health limit seven years ago, Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, EPA and city officials have failed to install a measuring system for sulfur dioxide they consider valid.
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Clouds part for commercial solar in Wyoming, top coal state 14.1.2017 Denver Post: Business
Planning has begun for first the major commercial solar energy project in Wyoming, where almost 90 percent of electricity generation comes from burning coal.
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Bowie Resource abandons plan for coal-gasification plant in North Fork Valley 7.1.2017 Denver Post: News: Local
Coal miner Bowie Resource Partners is abandoning its plan to convert coal waste into electricity and diesel fuel at its idled Bowie #2 mine near Paonia.
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Rocky Mountain Power will pay state $15K for spill that sent coal ash into river 28.12.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
Rocky Mountain Power has agreed to pay just over $15,000 in penalties to the state Division of Water Quality to resolve this past summer’s release of coal ash into the Price River. According to the proposed settlement, which is pending approval by the Division of Water Quality while the state collects public comment, Rocky Mountain Power agreed to pay a $13,000 penalty for the spill, and will also reimburse the state for just over $2,000 in administrative expenses accrued while responding to the... <iframe src="http://www.sltrib.com/csp/mediapool/sites/sltrib/pages/garss.csp" height="1" width="1" > </frame>
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It's an open question if Trump can restore coal-country jobs -- but he's brought hope 27.12.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
Price • The day after Donald Trump was elected president, Andy Urbanik was visiting businesses around Carbon and Emery counties, selling ads for KOAL and two other Castle Valley Radio stations. Everywhere he went, the fervent Trump supporter said, “it was like a weight was lifted off everybody’s shoulders. People had hope.” Hope is a word used frequently these days in Utah’s coal country. There’s no solid evidence Trump can revive the struggling coal industry after he takes office in January. Bu...
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Obama’s lasting legacies in the West 26.12.2016 High Country News Most Recent
Under the 44th president, the West re-examined its relationship to energy and the climate.
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Rationalizing coal production 26.12.2016 High Country News Most Recent
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Green energy producers hopeful despite Trump’s coal promise 25.12.2016 Denver Post: Business
Despite President-elect Donald Trump's campaign pledge to revitalize the coal industry and "put our miners back to work," renewable developers are hopeful about their future.
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