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Category: Fossil Fuels :: Coal
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Energy revolution spells doom for German village 28.11.2014 Denver Post: National News Headlines
ATTERWASCH, Germany (AP) — Five days a week, a giant machine eats its way through soil at the Jaenschwalde open-cast mine in eastern Germany, exposing the brown coal buried beneath.
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Robinson: An accord the planet needed 15.11.2014 Denver Post: Opinion
The minute we glimpse a flicker of hope in the fight against climate change, Republicans in Congress announce their intention to snuff it out.
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Ex-coal mine chief joins small club: charged CEOs 14.11.2014 Denver Post: National News Headlines
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Don Blankenship joined a small club when he was indicted on federal charges in the 2010 West Virginia mine explosion that killed 29 people.
Paul Bonnifield: Coal mine near its end 25.10.2014 Steamboat Pilot
Dear Editor, I usually don’t respond to a letter to the editor that comments on a letter I’ve written. I think I need to comment on Mr. Kevin Copeland’s letter “Fact 1st on Coal.” The hard truth is that the Twenty Mile coal mine is running out of coal to mine and several miners and railroaders better be looking at their future. Critical facts to be considered Twenty Mile Mine’s operation in the Wadge Seam is nearing the end. The Wolf Creek Seam (150 feet beneath the Wadge) is lower in British Thermo Units (BTUs) and higher in ash than the Wadge coal. One of the critical advantages of the Wadge Seam is it high BTUs relative to Power River coal. The Wolf Creek Seam simply is not as good of a coal and doesn’t command the same market position. The economic cost of operating in the Wolf Creek coal will be considerably higher. Lifting millions of tons of coal an additional 150 feet is expensive. Having higher ash requires more expense and manpower in the wash plants to clean the coal. The two factors will add ...
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Peabody criticizes rail congestion 22.10.2014 Denver Post: Business
Peabody Energy Corp., the largest U.S. coal producer by sales, said Monday that rail congestion is stopping it from delivering as much as it wants to from mines in the west of the ...
Kevin Copeland: Facts 1st on coal 22.10.2014 Steamboat Pilot
A good historian first will research all available information, then cross reference the data in order to concur that factual events indeed took place. This information should not in any way be infused with personal views or beliefs in order to make a political statement that might be construed as actual recorded history. Mr. Bonnifield’s letter to the editor — “Coal mining dying off” in Saturday’s edition of the Steamboat Today — imbued fact, misinformation and his obvious personal political views, without showing an in-depth knowledge of modern mining or the business strategy behind its practice. True, Twentymile, started as a strip mine, owned by Bob Adams in the 1960s, and later by such corporations as Texaco, Amoco, Getty, Cyprus, R.A.G. and, presently, Peabody Energy. The Wadge Coal Seam, mined at Twentymile, naturally dipped deeper (a syncline) beneath the earth (overburden) than could be surfaced mined practically. They then adapted by following the seam underground as a room and pillar ...
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SRP: Impossible to meet EPA coal edict on time 18.10.2014 azcentral.com | business
Salt River Project officials say it will be impossible to meet the EPA's proposed carbon rules for power plants in the time frame the regulators ...
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Election Guide 2014: Chuck McConnell 14.10.2014 Steamboat Pilot
Occupation: I earned BS and MS degrees in chemical engineering, and upon graduation, worked designing pollution control equipment. I later worked as an engineer in Aruba, Netherlands Antilles. I became the youngest refinery manager in the U.S. at age 32. After managing the furthest north commercial refinery in North America near Fairbanks, Alaska, I was promoted to president of an ultimately $850 million division of an energy resource company. I was selected CEO of a public company in the energy and water storage industries. After retirement from the energy industry, I managed a small business for my oldest daughter which marketed mountain bikes worldwide. Previous political experience: I have been a leader for several years in political activities in Routt County and at the state level. I served as the Routt County Republican chairman after representing my precinct. While county chairman, I participated in statewide activities where 50 of my fellow county chairpersons from “small counties” across ...
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Election Guide 2014: Diane Mitsch Bush 14.10.2014 Steamboat Pilot
Occupation: State representative, Colorado House District 26 — Eagle County and Routt County, 2013 to 2014; member, House Transportation and Energy Committee, House Agriculture, Livestock and Natural Resources Committee, Interim Joint House/Senate Water Resources Review Committee and Interim Joint House/Senate Transportation Legislation Review Committee; social science research/teaching faculty at University of Arizona, Colorado State University and Colorado Mountain College in Steamboat Springs, totaling 26 years. At CSU, I earned tenure with a unanimous vote and published widely in peer-reviewed social science journals. I was twice named CMC faculty of the year. Previous political experience: Routt County commissioner, District 3, elected in 2006, served 2007 to 2010, re-elected in 2010, served 2011 to 2012; CDOT Northwest Transportation Planning Regional Commission (Routt, Moffat, Jackson, Grand and Rio Blanco counties) 2007 vice chair, 2008-2012 chair; 2007 to 2012 representative for NW ...
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Plan emerges for fourth unit at Cholla Power Plant 13.10.2014 azcentral.com | business
Plan emerges for fourth unit at Cholla Power ...
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Guest Commentary: The most powerful weapon to fight poverty 11.10.2014 Denver Post: Opinion
My grandmother passed away a decade ago. Yet I can still remember her warm smile. She and most of my dad side of the family lived in a small village in East China.
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The 21st century's Hoover Dam? 8.10.2014 High Country News Most Recent
What a huge Wyoming wind and Utah storage project tell us about the West's energy landscape.
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FACT CHECK: Obama in UN speech spins statistics 24.9.2014 Denver Post: National News Headlines
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — President Barack Obama glossed over some inconvenient truths Tuesday in his climate-change speech to the United Nations.
One dead in central Utah coal mine accident 16.9.2014 Salt Lake Tribune
One worker died early Tuesday in a coal mining accident in central Utah. Gary Broadbent, spokesman for mine operator UtahAmerican Energy Inc., identified the victim as Alejandro Ramirez, 46, of Price. Ramirez worked for the company for six years, Broadbent said. A Carbon County sheriff’s dispatcher said the 911 call reporting the incident arrived at 1:35 a.m. Tuesday from the West Ridge Mine near the community of East Carbon. That’s about 20 miles east of Price. Ramirez was pronounced dead at ...
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APS plans to close one of the four generators at Cholla Power Plant 12.9.2014 azcentral.com | business
APS plans to close one of the four generators at Cholla Power ...
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Moffat County grills EPA about Clean Power Plan Wednesday 11.9.2014 Steamboat Pilot
Hundreds gathered at Moffat County High School Wednesday night to hear the Environmental Protection Agency talk about its proposed carbon emission plans for coal-fired power plants that are coming down the pike from the Obama administration in the next year. EPA Region 8 Administrator Shaun McGrath and other EPA staff visited Craig to discuss the Clean Power Plan and how the EPA is dissecting hundreds of thousands of comments on the issue before recommendations are made to the federal government on how to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Moffat County residents, coal and power plant employees and government officials quizzed the EPA on the plan, highlighting the fears of what strict federal regulation might do to the local economy. Concerned officials from Denver, Routt County and Grand Junction — to name a few — also attended. Public comments concerning the Clean Power Plan must be submitted to the EPA by Oct. 16 , and it will then finalize its ruling by March of next year. The proposed EPA plan is to ...
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Moffat County quizzes EPA about Clean Power Plan Wednesday 11.9.2014 Steamboat Pilot
Hundreds gathered at Moffat County High School Wednesday night to hear the Environmental Protection Agency talk about its proposed carbon emission plans for coal-fired power plants that are coming down the pike from the Obama administration in the next year. EPA Region 8 Administrator Shaun McGrath and other EPA staff visited Craig to discuss the Clean Power Plan and how the EPA is dissecting hundreds of thousands of comments on the issue before recommendations are made to the federal government on how to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Moffat County residents, coal and power plant employees and government officials quizzed the EPA on the plan, highlighting the fears of what strict federal regulation might do to the local economy. Concerned officials from Denver, Routt County and Grand Junction — to name a few — also attended. Public comments concerning the Clean Power Plan must be submitted to the EPA by Oct. 16 , and it will then finalize its ruling by March of next year. The proposed EPA plan is to ...
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Hurdles mount for Northwest coal exports 11.9.2014 High Country News Most Recent
How high are the stakes for Western coal producers?
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EPA officials visit Craig to talk about coal 10.9.2014 Headlines: All Headlines
CRAIG, Colo. (AP) — Environmental Protection Agency officials are visiting northwestern Colorado to learn more about how proposed pollution rules for power plants could affect a region
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EPA to visit Craig this week 8.9.2014 Steamboat Pilot
Moffat County is gearing up for a visit from the Environmental Protection Agency this week, as EPA representatives will meet with the community Wednesday night and tour Craig Station on Thursday. EPA Region 8 officials were asked to visit Northwest Colorado by Moffat County Commissioner John Kinkaid and Craig City Council member Ray Beck at a coal rally in Denver on July 29. The rally took place during EPA hearings regarding President Barack Obama’s Clean Energy Plan. EPA officials heard testimony from those in favor of the coal industry and environmentalists, along with many other groups. The EPA plans to take testimony gathered from that day and make recommendations to the federal government by Oct. 16. Beck and Kinkaid invited the EPA to Moffat County to give officials an “up-close and personal look” at the economic impact the coal industry has on Northwest Colorado. “It’s important to have a dialogue with the EPA,” Kinkaid said. “This is a face-to-face and one-on-one chance for the people of Moffat ...
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