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Category: Fossil Fuels :: Coal
Last updated: Apr 16 2015 14:34 IST RSS 2.0
 
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Climate change plan faces high-profile legal test 16.4.2015 Denver Post: National News Headlines
WASHINGTON (AP) — The cornerstone of President Barack Obama's plan to address climate change is still months away from being finished, but it's already facing a high-stakes legal challenge from critics who want to halt the process in its tracks.
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Obama climate change plan faces high-profile legal test 16.4.2015 Denver Post: National News Headlines
The centerpiece of the Obama administration's effort to tackle climate change is facing a legal test as a federal appeals court considers a plan that has triggered opposition from Republicans, industry figures and coal-reliant states.
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Colorado's big coal-burning utilities take a turn to renewable energy 12.4.2015 Denver Post: Business
Most of the electricity produced in Colorado still comes from burning coal, but even the state's two largest coal burners are adding more renewable ...
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Navajo Mine needs environmental analysis 9.4.2015 Durango Herald
A U.S. District of Colorado judge has told the Navajo Mine and the Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement to consider more thoroughly the environmental impact of an expansion of the mine.Judge John L. Kane vacated a permit to expand the mine to the north after five organizations – Diné Citizens Against Ruining...
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Best: Assessing our rapidly changing world of energy 28.3.2015 Denver Post: Opinion
Stanford University's Sally Benson long ago became involved with research about carbon capture and storage.
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Renewable energy isn't boosting electric bills study contends 23.3.2015 Denver Post: Business
Renewable energy is seen as the culprit behind higher electricity bills by Colorado Republican lawmakers, but a new study contends it just ain't ...
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Does Obama’s order on climate overlook a major source of greenhouse gases? 21.3.2015 High Country News Most Recent
Energy extracted from federal lands accounts for nearly one-quarter of all energy-related emissions.
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Economic study says EPA regulations threaten Wyoming coal 20.3.2015 Denver Post: Business
A new economic study says pending federal regulations to limit carbon emissions from existing coal-fired power plants threaten to hit Wyoming's coal industry hard in coming ...
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Jewell vows to make energy development on public lands cleaner 18.3.2015 High Country News Most Recent
A long-delayed fracking rule will be announced within days.
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Boom! Bust! 17.3.2015 High Country News Most Recent
Forty-five years of High Country News boom and bust cover stories.
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Coal mine dealt blow 6.3.2015 Durango Herald
DENVER – A federal judge determined that regulators did not adequately assess the environmental impact from a proposed expansion of the Navajo Mine in New Mexico.Farmington-based Navajo Transitional Energy Co. on the Navajo Nation applied to expand mining operations by about 12.7 million tons of coal at its Navajo Mine.
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Coal mine dealt blow 6.3.2015 Durango Herald
DENVER – A federal judge determined that regulators did not adequately assess the environmental impact from a proposed expansion of the Navajo Mine in New Mexico.Farmington-based Navajo Transitional Energy Co. on the Navajo Nation applied to expand mining operations by about 12.7 million tons of coal at its Navajo Mine.
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Carroll: Time for the truth on EPA's Clean Power Plan 28.2.2015 Denver Post: Opinion
When the EPA released its Clean Power Plan last summer to cut carbon emissions from power plants, Coloradans were assured that the goal would be easy to achieve. Not so fast.
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Guest Commentary: Utility industry needs a variety of investments 21.2.2015 Denver Post: Opinion
The utility industry is changing. Anticipating and embracing that change is a key strategy for Xcel Energy. In this complex energy evolution, the dialogue needs to extend beyond just coal.
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Report outlines benefits of coal industry in region 18.2.2015 Steamboat Pilot
Coal is big business in Northwest Colorado, according to a new report prepared for economic developers in Routt, Moffat and Rio Blanco counties. “It’s a major economic contributor,” Steamboat Springs Chamber Resort Association CEO Jim Clark said. “You have to think if all those jobs went away, what would the impact be?” The study measured the economic impact of coal mines and coal-powered power plants in the three counties. The study was primarily funded by the Economic Development Council of Colorado and was sponsored by the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment. The coal industry did not contribute funds for the study. Colorado Economist Gary Horbath with www.cber.co compiled the research. “I think it’s important that the economic developers are looking at it,” Horbath said. “It’s a very important industry for the community up there.” Horbath found that coal mining directly employs 4.6 percent of the region’s total employees and accounts for 17.4 percent, or $478.6 million, of the region’s gross ...
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Colorado coal production slips to 20-year low 11.2.2015 Denver Post: Business
Colorado coal production — hobbled by mine closures and a weak market — slipped to a 20-year low in 2014, according to state data. The state's eight mines produced just under 23 million tons of coal in 2014, a 5 percent drop from ...
Coal production down again at Twentymile Mine 6.2.2015 Steamboat Pilot
Coal production at Routt County’s Twentymile Mine decreased again in 2014, along with the number of employees. In 2014, the mine produced 6.66 million tons of coal, down 8 percent from 2013 when the mine produced 7.24 million tons. The amount of coal produced in 2014 was the least amount produced in records going back to 2001. Charlene Murdock, a spokeswoman for Twentymile’s parent company Peabody Energy, said the drop in production was in response to customer demand. “Many utilities across the U.S. made adjustments last year based on constrained rail service and moderate temperatures,” Murdock said. Twentymile currently has 335 full-time employees. At about the same time in 2014, Twentymile employed about 400 full-time employees. In addition, the mine employs temporary workers and hires contractors. “Attrition is routinely used to accommodate staffing changes, and we’ve been able to adjust naturally,” Murdock said. “We continue to use contractors and temporary employees as needed.” Routt County ...
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Twentymile again recognized for safety 4.2.2015 Steamboat Pilot
For the third year in a row, Routt County's Twentymile Mine is being recognized for its safety record. Twentymile's parent company Peabody Energy on Friday announced the mine received the President's Award. The award recognizes the mine that had the best safety record for Peabody's underground operations. Peabody Energy is the world’s largest private-sector coal company. Twentymile, which is Colorado's most producing underground coal mine, previously received the best underground safety award in 2005, 2010, 2012 and 2013. This past year, Twentymile received a 1.03 safety incidence rate per 200,000 hours worked. Globally, Peabody had a 1.44 safety incidence rate. It was the best rate in the company's 132-year history. “Twentymile has earned its reputation as the state’s largest coal mine that is perennially among the safest in the industry,” Peabody Energy Americas President Kemal Williamson said in a news release. “To consistently achieve results of this caliber, our employees must focus on safety each ...
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Region’s air may face new rules 29.1.2015 Durango Herald
Air pollution in the Four Corners could face a tougher standard under the Environmental Protection Agency’s plan to strengthen national air quality.The EPA is proposing to reduce allowable ground-level ozone levels from 75 parts per billion per eight-hour period to 65 to 70 ppb.Since the current 75 ppb was set in 2008,...
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Thousands of Indian coal workers end strike 8.1.2015 Denver Post: National News Headlines
NEW DELHI (AP) — Around half a million coal workers in India called off their strike following an assurance by the government it wouldn't sell state-run Coal India Ltd.
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