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Category: Fossil Fuels :: Coal
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Coal production down at Routt County's Twentymile mine 12.4.2014 Steamboat Pilot
2001: 7,709,874 tons Source: Colorado Division of Reclamation Mining and Safety “Production at our operations fluctuates based on customer demand,” said Charlene Murdock, spokeswoman for Peabody Energy, Twentymile’s parent company. Twentymile is not the only mine that has scaled back production because of customer demand. Coal production at Colorado mines was down 17 percent in 2013 compared to 2012, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration. In 2013, Colorado produced 23.79 million tons of coal. “It has been a rough year and there were a number of factors,” Stuart Sanderson told the Denver Post. Sanderson is the president of the Colorado Mining Association. Sanderson told the Post that cheaper natural gas was beating coal in the marketplace and policies at the state and local level hurt coal. “The market was weak nationally and coal production was down nationally,” Sanderson said. “We slipped a little more.” In 2013, mines in the United States produced nearly 984 million tons of coal, ...
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Twentymile Coal Co. recognized for safety record 9.4.2014 Steamboat Pilot
For a second consecutive year, Routt County’s Twentymile Coal Co. has received its parent company’s top award for safety. Twentymile has received the President’s Award from Peabody Energy four times in the past 10 years, according to a press release. “Safety is more than a priority at Twentymile, it is a value,” Twentymile General Manager of Operations Pat Sollars stated in the release. “Our workforce is continuously evaluating and implementing innovative solutions to improve safety systems. For Twentymile employees, safety is not a statistic; it is a way of life.” Twentymile had the best safety record of Peabody’s underground operations in 2013. Twentymile had 1.26 reportable incidents per 200,000 man-hours worked. In 2012, Twentymile had a 0.96 incident rate, which was the lowest for an underground mining operation in Peabody’s history. “Twentymile shows an excellent example of a long-term commitment to excellence in safety,” Peabody Energy–Americas President Kemal Williamson said in the release. “To ...
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Op-ed: Rocky Mountain Power stuck in coal-centric mentality 5.4.2014 Salt Lake Tribune
Most people trust their electric company. We flip a switch; the light comes on. An outage occurs; the power company fixes it. We don’t ask many questions; “They’ll do the right thing.” Part of “doing the right thing” is promoting efforts to reduce carbon emissions and investing in renewable energy. Unfortunately, Rocky Mountain Power is stuck in a coal-centric mentality and actively discouraging private consumer investment in renewable energy. Yes, coal is critical and we cannot just pull the...
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Coal production in Colorado hits a 20-year low 4.4.2014 Denver Post: Business
Colorado coal production — hobbled by mine closures and a decline in demand for power-plant coal — hit a 20-year low in ...
Navajo Nation bets on coal 19.3.2014 Current Issue
A tribe digs into a dying industry.
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California's energy policies have ripple effects across the West 19.3.2014 High Country News Most Recent
As the Golden State shifts from coal to clean, economies in other states feel it too.
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EPA may finally look at coal ash regulation, much needed in Montana 18.3.2014 High Country News Most Recent
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Tweak to N.C. regulatory law protected Duke's coal-ash pits 18.3.2014 Denver Post: National News Headlines
Duke Energy was in a bind. North Carolina regulators had for years allowed the nation's largest power company to pollute the ground near its plants without penalty.
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Republican Legislature, governor shielded Duke Energy from cleaning up tainted groundwater 18.3.2014 Salt Lake Tribune
BC-US--Coal Ash Spill-The Tweak, 3rd Ld-Writethru,1904 Tweak to NC law protected Duke’s coal ash pits AP Photo NY201, NY202, NY203, NCGRD204 (Eds: Links video. With AP Photos. AP Video.) By MITCH WEISS and MICHAEL BIESECKER Associated Press CHARLOTTE, N.C. • Duke Energy was in a bind. North Carolina regulators had for years allowed the nation’s largest power company to pollute the ground near its plants without penalty. But in early 2013, a coalition of environmental groups sued to force Duke t...
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Utah’s oldest coal mine aims to expand into an uncertain future 18.3.2014 Salt Lake Tribune
After two years of “supplemental” study, the U.S. Forest Service has issued a new environmental review of a proposed coal lease that could keep Utah’s oldest and most productive mine operating for an additional nine years. The Sufco Mine has been pulling high-quality coal from under the southern Wasatch Plateau since 1941 and has been a crucial economic driver for Sevier and Emery counties. The mine operates on the Sevier side of the county line, about 30 miles southeast of Salina. The Greens H...
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The long arm of California energy policy 14.3.2014 Current Issue
The Golden State's legacy in the Interior West is about to change.
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Colorado coal revenues high, but GAO says sloppy leasing cost millions 9.3.2014 Headlines: All Headlines
The U.S. and Colorado have lost millions of dollars on public-land coal leases because the Bureau of Land Management sold them at below-market value, according to government audits.
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Lawmakers to EPA: Don’t close coal-fired power plants 7.3.2014 Salt Lake Tribune
As the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency considers new clean air standards, Utah lawmakers want the agency to find ways to allow coal-burning electricity plants to continue to operate with commercially demonstrated technologies. On Friday, the House Natural Resources Committee unanimously endorsed SCR9 calling for that, and sent it to the House for consideration. Sen. David Hinkins, R-Orangeville, said he worries the EPA is considering such strict changes that coal-fired plants in his area wi...
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House passes bill to block Obama plan on power plants 7.3.2014 Denver Post: All Political News
WASHINGTON — Aiming at the heart of President Barack Obama's strategy for fighting climate change, the Republican-controlled House voted Thursday to block the administration's plan to
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House passes bill to block Obama climate plan 7.3.2014 Salt Lake Tribune
Washington • Aiming at the heart of President Barack Obama’s strategy for fighting climate change, the Republican-controlled House voted Thursday to block the administration’s plan to limit carbon pollution from new power plants. The bill targets Obama’s proposal for the Environmental Protection Agency to set the first national limits on heat-trapping carbon pollution from future power plants. It’s part of the GOP’s election-year strategy to fight back against what Republicans call a “war on co...
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Are coal companies paying fair market value for leases on public lands? 6.3.2014 From the Blogs
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Coal crunch gives impetus to India's solar switch 28.2.2014 Denver Post: National News Headlines
NEW DELHI—For six years in a row, India's monopoly coal producer has missed its production targets, leading to chronic electricity shortages and sending power producers scrambling for pricier imports.
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Wyoming at the top in CO2 per person amid new regulations 28.2.2014 Headlines: All Headlines
CHEYENNE — Turns out the worst state for carbon dioxide emissions per person isn't smoggy California or bustling New York, but a state famous for big, clear skies: Wyoming.
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Lawmaker: High C02 levels good for dinosaurs, and they'll be good for us, too 20.2.2014 Denver Post: National News Headlines
Arguing that we need more carbon dioxide, not less, in the atmosphere, Republican Utah state Rep. Jerry Anderson has proposed legislation that would limit the state s ability to regulate emissions of the greenhouse gas.
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$80k a year with a high school diploma: Why it's difficult to replace coal-mining jobs 19.2.2014 High Country News Most Recent
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