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Suspect arrested in death of coal executive Hatfield 25.5.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
Charleston, W.Va. • A man has been arrested in the death of a former coal company executive found shot at a West Virginia cemetery where his wife is buried, a sheriff said Tuesday. Mingo County Sheriff James Smith said Anthony R. Arriaga, 20, is being held on a homicide warrant in Allen County, Ohio. Smith said the suspect is being held in Monday’s shooting of Bennett K. Hatfield, 59. Hatfield resigned in 2015 as president and CEO of Patriot Coal, a month before the company filed for Chapter 11 ...
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Energy expert says oil prices won't top $100 a barrel 22.5.2016 Denver Post: Business
Following a stunning decline, oil prices have clawed back near the $50 level this year. Production boomed in the U.
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Letter: Coal-fired power is necessary 20.5.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
Thank you, Mark Compton! I read the op-ed (“Federal coal leasing doesn’t need major reform,” May 17) regarding the larger picture and common sense realities as to the relationship between coal and our societal demands and needs for electricity. Folks who are focused on air particulates as related to climate change have valid concerns, perhaps, but to just act as if coal were suddenly gone tomorrow and that our lifestyles, jobs and even tourism wouldn’t be quickly gone as well is not thinking thi...
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Taxpayers likely to get stuck with environmental costs as mines close 20.5.2016 Headlines: All Headlines
CHEYENNE — As more coal companies file for bankruptcy, it's increasingly likely that taxpayers will be stuck with the very high costs of preventing abandoned mines from becoming
Coal miners' lament 20.5.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
The nation’s emotion-fueled debate over coal mining’s future passed through Salt Lake City on Thursday, when federal officials hosted a listening session to gather comments that will guide broad reforms for how federal coal is managed. As far as miner Jason Nichols of Price sees it, though, the discussion serves little purpose other than shutting down an industry that, for decades, has provided low-cost power and kept rural Utahns employed. “Everyone is trying to pick the pockets of coal miner...
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Miners fear federal coal reforms jeopardize rural Utah 20.5.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
The nation’s emotion-fueled debate over coal mining’s future passed through Salt Lake City on Thursday, when federal officials hosted a listening session to gather comments that will guide broad reforms for how federal coal is managed. As far as miner Jason Nichols of Price sees it, though, the discussion serves little purpose other than shutting down an industry that, for decades, has provided low-cost power and kept rural Utahns employed. “Everyone is trying to pick the pockets of coal miners... <iframe src="http://www.sltrib.com/csp/mediapool/sites/sltrib/pages/garss.csp" height="1" width="1" > </frame>
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La Plata County officials tour King II coal mine site ahead of permit vote 19.5.2016 Durango Herald
In preparation of a long-awaited vote on a Class II land-use permit, La Plata County officials toured the King II coal mine site in Hesperus and surrounding residential areas Wednesday afternoon.County commissioners, planning and administrative staff and mine employees made several stops along County Road 120 to observe the impacts on...
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Coal ash to be moved from North Carolina pits 18.5.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
Raleigh, N.C. • All coal-ash pits in North Carolina maintained by Duke Energy power plants pose enough of an environmental risk that they should be excavated and moved by 2024, state environmental regulators said Wednesday. But the state Department of Environmental Quality said it’s asking for a change in state law that would allow it to reconsider its risk assessment in 18 months. The agency was required to submit its risk rankings by Wednesday under a state law passed in 2014 after a spill at ...
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Op-ed: Federal coal leasing doesn't need major reform 17.5.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
Many in Utah may not realize it, but coal provides roughly 75 percent of the electricity in our state. It’s no coincidence that states like Utah with high levels of coal-generated power enjoy the lowest electricity costs in the country. That low cost of electricity is good for Utah families and businesses. Energy costs are rising, in part due to short-sighted regulations that make coal-fired electricity generation costly if not impossible. Families are paying a higher and higher percentage of t...
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What the U.S. can learn from European coal miners’ second act 16.5.2016 Current Issue
Europe and the U.S. have taken different paths in response to climate concerns and coal declines.
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This could be the last mine - Colorado clean coal in decline 15.5.2016 Headlines: All Headlines
SOMERSET —Coal miner Eric Sanchez bolted a grate across the top of a tunnel, 1,000 feet beneath a forest and 7 miles deep into Arch Coal's West Elk Mine.
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Debate: Fossil vs Fossil, Part 6 10.5.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
Trying to go blow by blow on the decline of newspapers and the decline of oil and coal. Today, its mostly the fossil fuel industry that’s in the news. — Wyoming on the ropes — David Wendt | For The Casper (Wyo.) Star-Tribune “Wyoming seems destined for harder times. It is common knowledge that the coal industry is in decline and state revenues are plummeting. Unemployment has risen over the past year from 3.8 percent to 4.7 percent, the highest increase in the nation. Layoffs continue unabated, ... <iframe src="http://www.sltrib.com/csp/mediapool/sites/sltrib/pages/garss.csp" height="1" width="1" > </frame>
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Dionne: Make America empathetic again 9.5.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
WASHINGTON • The first rule in elections is: Go for the votes you can get. By that measure, Hillary Clinton is right to try to put the old Obama coalition on steroids. Donald Trump will expand the Democrats’ opportunities among non-white Americans, and produce Clinton landslides among Latinos. They have good reason to fear and despise the man who has demeaned them. And watch Republicans for Clinton become a major force in American politics, an alliance of mostly well-off, well-educated...
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Dionne: Make America empathetic again 7.5.2016 Denver Post: Opinion
The first rule in elections is: Go for the votes you can get. By that measure, Hillary Clinton is right to try to put the old Obama coalition on steroids.
U.S. probes Southern's $6.7B clean coal plant 7.5.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
Federal regulators are investigating the estimated costs and schedule of Southern Co.’s long-delayed, $6.7 billion Kemper clean-coal plant under construction in Mississippi. Southern said in a filing Thursday it believes the Securities and Exchange Commission inquiry is focused primarily on “accounting matters, disclosure controls and procedures, and internal controls over financial reporting.” Shares dropped by as much as 3.4 percent on Friday, the most on an intraday basis since November, and ... <iframe src="http://www.sltrib.com/csp/mediapool/sites/sltrib/pages/garss.csp" height="1" width="1" > </frame>
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EPA chief: U.S. quickly phasing out coal for clean energy 7.5.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
Washington • The top official at the Environmental Protection Agency says the ongoing legal fight over regulating carbon emissions from coal-fired power plants is not delaying the nation’s accelerating shift to cleaner sources of energy. EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy spoke Friday at an international conference, Climate Action 2016, in Washington. She expressed confidence the United States will meet its obligations under the landmark climate treaty signed in Paris last December. More than two d...
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AP FACT CHECK: Trump's vow to create Appalachian coal jobs 6.5.2016 Denver Post: National News Headlines
DALLAS (AP) — Donald Trump says he would bring back lost coal-mining jobs, and he is positioning for the November election in big coal states by portraying Hillary Clinton as a job killer.
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GOP states benefiting from shift to wind and solar energy 6.5.2016 Headlines: All Headlines
If there's a War on Coal, it's increasingly clear which side is winning.Wind turbines and solar panels accounted for more than two-thirds of all new electric generation capacity added to the
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Shift to wind, solar energy benefits GOP states 6.5.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
Washington • If there’s a War on Coal, it’s increasingly clear which side is winning. Wind turbines and solar panels accounted for more than two-thirds of all new electric generation capacity added to the nation’s grid in 2015, according to a recent analysis by the U.S. Department of Energy. The remaining third was largely new power plants fueled by natural gas, which has become cheap and plentiful as a result of hydraulic fracturing. It was the second straight year U.S. investment in renewable ...
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Trump: Bringing coal jobs back to Appalachia 5.5.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
Dallas • Donald Trump says he would bring back lost coal-mining jobs, and he is positioning for the November election in big coal states by portraying Hillary Clinton as a job killer. Trump, however, has yet to explain exactly how he will revitalize Appalachia’s coal industry. To pull it off, he will have to overcome market forces and a push for cleaner fuels that have pummeled coal. Coal’s slump is largely the result of cheap natural gas, which now rivals coal as a fuel for generating electrici...
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