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Peabody backs out of reservoir project 26.8.2016 Steamboat Pilot
Peabody Energy has backed away from plans to build the 400-acre Trout Creek Reservoir about 15 miles southwest of Steamboat Springs. Information that Peabody was working on the reservoir project first surfaced in 2012, when a memo was sent to the Upper Yampa Water Conservancy. Because the plan included a proposed hydroelectric dam that would generate 125 kilowatts of electricity, Peabody was seeking approvals from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, or FERC. On Tuesday, FERC released a letter stating they were terminating the licensing process because Peabody had missed deadlines. In 2015, because of dwindling demand for coal, Peabody asked for a two-year extension in the permitting process so the company could conserve cash and reduce debt. In April, Peabody declared bankruptcy. Some environmentalist declared a victory when FERC terminated the licensing process. "This is good news for Trout Creek, the Yampa River and the entire Colorado River basin,” Save The Colorado's Gary Wockner said in a news ...
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Latest: Feds warn states against letting more mining companies self-bond 25.8.2016 High Country News Most Recent
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Protesters urge Rocky Mountain Power not to sue EPA 24.8.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
Clean air activists delivered tens of thousands of petitions to Rocky Mountain Power’s doorstep Tuesday morning in an attempt to dissuade the utility company from fighting federally mandated pollution controls at Utah power plants. About a dozen demonstrators walked 44,000 petitions to Rocky Mountain Power’s Salt Lake City offices while calling for the company to stand down and comply with the Environmental Protection Agency’s decision to require the pollution controls, rather than file its plan... <iframe src="http://www.sltrib.com/csp/mediapool/sites/sltrib/pages/garss.csp" height="1" width="1" > </frame>
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Letter: A practical solution to coal pollution 17.8.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
Here is a practical way to burn coal not only with no pollution but also making the air, water and soil cleaner. We know that at Helper and Price, locally mined coal is carried over Soldier’s Summit to arrive at the Wasatch Front to be burned and pollute. I propose a practical solution. The soil around Price is alkaline and requires lowering the acidity for crops. My proposal is to build the power plant right where the coal is mined, and carefully mix the carbon, sulfur and nitrous oxides. The e...
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Work program trains unemployed oil and gas workers in solar technology 14.8.2016 Headlines: All Headlines
National rhetoric pits the two energy producers against each other. But in Delta County, one organization is specifically targeting unemployed coal miners in the hopes of transitioning them to the solar industry -- while leaving politics out of the conversation.
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Utah environmental regulators reviewing spill of Rocky Mountain Power coal ash into Price River 13.8.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
State officials say the Price River is safe for recreation and irrigation and that Rocky Mountain Power should be able to handle any future storms like the one that discharged an estimated 2,700 cubic yards of coal ash into the Price River last week. Samples collected by the state Department of Environmental Quality in the days following the flash flood indicate concentrations of heavy metals were elevated near the site of the spill, said Scott Hacking, an environmental engineer with the Utah De... <iframe src="http://www.sltrib.com/csp/mediapool/sites/sltrib/pages/garss.csp" height="1" width="1" > </frame>
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Peabody Energy Lenders Accept Miner’s Business Plan 11.8.2016 Denver Post: Business
Peabody Energy Corp. said top lenders accepted its go-forward business plan, a key milestone in the coal miner's chapter 11 restructuring.
Toxicologist faults North Carolina over coal ash 11.8.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
Raleigh, N.C. • Officials in North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory’s administration are telling a string of misleading half-truths about the safety of well water containing a cancer-causing chemical near Duke Energy coal ash pits, a veteran state toxicologist said Wednesday, and he charged that they are the ones responsible for any resulting fear and confusion. Toxicologist Ken Rudo’s comments in a statement issued through his attorney came a day after high-ranking state environmental and health offic...
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Donald Trump wrongly says nation is short of coal 10.8.2016 Denver Post: Business
Asked Tuesday about the price of gasoline and how regulation may affect the price of electricity, Donald Trump stood up for American's fossil fuel industry — coal in particular.
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Utah assessing how much Rocky Mountain Power coal waste washed into Price River 9.8.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
A flash flood Thursday afternoon cut through a massive repository of coal ash outside Helper and pushed unknown quantities of the waste into the Price River. Over the past six decades, Rocky Mountain Power has filled a side canyon to Price Canyon, just downstream of its Carbon Power Plant, with the plant’s ash. The plant was retired in April 2015 and the power company has been in the process of grading and capping the ash pile for permanent closure. But a cloudburst Thursday sent floodwaters dow... <iframe src="http://www.sltrib.com/csp/mediapool/sites/sltrib/pages/garss.csp" height="1" width="1" > </frame>
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No, Clinton didn’t turn her back on coal miners 4.8.2016 Denver Post: Opinion
As a voter whose grandfather died of Black Lung Disease due to a lifetime of working in western Pennsylvania's coal mines, I take issue with Charles Krauthammer's column.
'Utah is willing to let any and all dirty projects go forward': Sierra Club objects to plan for coal-to-liquids plant 4.8.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
Environmentalists are taking on an air quality permit that Utah recently awarded a firm proposing a plant in Wellington that would produce liquid fuels from coal. The Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) is giving Revolution Fuels too much latitude to release pollution from the plant that would process up to 750 tons of coal a day, according to a petition the Sierra Club filed recently asking DEQ Director Alan Matheson to revoke the permit and remand it to the Division of Air Quality for a ...
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Colorado coal production down 42 percent for first six months of 2016, injuries up 20 percent 4.8.2016 Denver Post: Business
Coal production in Colorado dropped by 42 percent between the same period in 2015 and 2016 as crews dwindle. But injuries increased by 20 percent.
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Water near Duke's dumps deemed undrinkable 3.8.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
Washington • North Carolina’s top public health official acted unethically and possibly illegally by telling residents living near Duke Energy coal ash pits that their well water is safe to drink when it’s contaminated with a chemical known to cause cancer, a state toxicologist said in sworn testimony. The Associated Press obtained a copy of the 220-page deposition given last month by toxicologist Ken Rudo as part of a lawsuit filed against Duke by a coalition of environmental groups. The nation...
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Heat is on, but the power grid is holding 27.7.2016 azcentral.com | business
“Heat dome” leaves parts of the U.S. ...
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FBI nabs BLM bombing suspect; Wyoming wind resistance; unofficial border patrol 25.7.2016 High Country News Most Recent
HCN.org news in brief.
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Partial shutdowns proposed for SRP coal plant 22.7.2016 azcentral.com | business
The Coronado Generating Station is the largest single source of electricity SRP uses to serve its 1 million ...
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Judge allows Peabody Energy to pay $30 million in property taxes 21.7.2016 Denver Post: News: Local
A judge on Wednesday agreed to let Peabody Energy go ahead and pay nearly $30 million in property taxes in four states while the coal company goes through bankruptcy reorganization.
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How Utah coal interests helped push a secret plan to export coal from California 21.7.2016 High Country News Most Recent
Companies and investors are trying to survive a collapsing U.S. coal market.
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Report: Coal jobs will decline with or without federal regulations 21.7.2016 High Country News Most Recent
A new study from the Energy Information Administration finds the Clean Power Plan speeds coal’s decline.
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