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Category: Fossil Fuels :: Coal
Last updated: Sep 16 2014 21:52 IST RSS 2.0
 
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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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Montana coal mine deal aims to boost exports 5.9.2014 Salt Lake Tribune
Billings, Mont. • Coal companies announced an agreement Thursday to consolidate ownership of a Montana mine in a deal aimed at boosting exports of the fuel to Asia through ports on the U.S. West Coast. Under terms of the deal, Wyoming-based Cloud Peak Energy would give up its 50 percent stake in the Decker Mine to co-owner Ambre Energy of Australia. Ambre would take over liability for $67 million in reclamation and lease bonds for the mine. Cloud Peak gains the option to move almost 8 million to...
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Coal gas boom in China holds climate change risks 22.8.2014 Salt Lake Tribune
Hexigten, China • Deep in the hilly grasslands of remote Inner Mongolia, twin smoke stacks rise more than 200 feet into the sky, their steam and sulfur billowing over herds of sheep and cattle. Both day and night, the rumble of this power plant echoes across the ancient steppe, and its acrid stench travels dozens of miles away. This is the first of more than 60 coal-to-gas plants China wants to build, mostly in remote parts of the country where ethnic minorities have farmed and herded for centur...
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State asks EPA to revisit emissions 9.8.2014 azcentral.com | Arizona Republic Front Page
Arizona will ask federal regulators next week to rethink their June proposal that calls for the state to cut in half carbon emissions from power plants over the next 15 ...
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China to ban all coal use in Beijing by 2020 5.8.2014 Denver Post: National News Headlines
BEIJING (AP) — China's smog-plagued capital has announced plans to ban the use of coal by the end of 2020 as the country fights deadly levels of pollution, especially in major cities.
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Carroll: Pueblo's lesson for the EPA 2.8.2014 Denver Post: Opinion
Federal regulators brought their road show to Denver last week to find out what people think of their plan to slash carbon emissions from power plants by 30 percent by 2030.
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Letter: Solar fee meant to protect coal 31.7.2014 Salt Lake Tribune
Rocky Mountain Power (RMP) is asking the Utah Public Service Commission (PSC) for permission to add a monthly charge of $4.65 to those who have installed solar panels. These panels produce electricity using the sun as an energy source. Any surplus electricity generated is sold back to RMP, and the customer pays a monthly net energy charge. The utility claims this charge is needed to pay for maintenance on their grid and other capital expenses. But their real reason remains hidden. They do not wa...
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United Mine Workers take aim at EPA carbon plan during Denver hearing 31.7.2014 Denver Post: Business
The Denver PostThe United Workers Union of America was out in full force Wednesday at the Denver hearing on EPA proposed rules to cut carbon emissions from coal-fired power ...
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EPA hears praise, criticism of new air rules 30.7.2014 Denver Post: National News Headlines
DENVER (AP) — To retired coal miner Stanley Sturgill, the Environmental Protection Agency's proposed rules limiting pollution from power plants doesn't do enough to protect the public's health.
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Denver residents rally over emission standards 30.7.2014 Durango Herald
DENVER – Environmentalists and coal advocates lined up in downtown Denver on Tuesday for the first of two hearings to address proposed federal carbon-pollution standards.The emotionally charged and polarizing issue brought stakeholders and citizens from across the nation, though the majority of speakers represented the...
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Hundreds of Northwest Colorado residents rally for coal in Denver 30.7.2014 Steamboat Pilot
On June 2, the Environmental Protection Agency and the Obama administration proposed new regulations for coal-fired power plants. Before rules can be implemented, a series of public hearings must take place, and Northwest Colorado residents jumped at the chance be seen at a rally in Denver during those hearings. The Yampa Valley houses two coal-fired power plants — Hayden Station and Craig Station — and has three coal mines that support a large chunk of the economies in Northwest Colorado. Coal miners, power plant workers and a group called Friends of Coal headed to Denver for a rally, supporting the industry. The ride Miners and community members gathered in the Kmart parking lot early Tuesday morning to board a fleet of buses to Denver to rally in support of coal. At first there were three, then four, and by departure time, five buses that lined the lot where Moffat County residents piled into their seats, eager to get to the Front Range so that their views could represented near the hearings being ...
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Denver protests over proposed EPA power-plant rules stoked by politics 30.7.2014 Headlines: All Headlines
Hundreds of people, many of them coal miners and power company employees, rallied near the Colorado Capitol Tuesday against proposed rules to cut power-plant emissions, saying the regulations
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Denver EPA hearing fires debate over costs of cutting carbon — or not 30.7.2014 Headlines: All Headlines
The federal proposal to cut coal-fired power plant carbon emissions will impact the nation's economy and witnesses at Denver hearing Tuesday sparred over just what it will mean.
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EPA hearings prompt Craig and Steamboat constituents to rally for coal in Denver Tuesday 29.7.2014 Steamboat Pilot
Five buses departed Craig early Tuesday morning, shuttling dozens of people to Denver who will rally on behalf of the coal industry near the state Capitol. The bus also stopped to pick up passengers in Steamboat. Coal supporters in Northwest Colorado are hoping to make noise in Denver where the Environmental Protection Agency will hold its carbon emissions hearings that many fear will hurt the economic viability of areas that house coal-fired power plants. Two coal-fired power plants exist in Northwest Colorado — Hayden Station, owned by Minneapolis-based Xcel Energy, and Craig Station, owned by Westminster-based Tri-State Generation and Transmission Association, Inc. The hearings will be held on Tuesday and Wednesday at the Denver EPA offices, which are a few miles from where the rally will take place near the state Capitol. “I think it’s exciting that this many people turned out,” said Frank Moe, who owns the Best Western Plus Deer Park Inn & Suites in Craig. “It shows how much people love our area and ...
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