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Category: Fossil Fuels :: Coal
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Colorado Voices: The scourge of Stupid Burning Stuff 29.8.2015 Denver Post: Opinion
On a recent return trip from downtown Denver on the light rail, we rode next to a parked freight train full of coal near Union Station.
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Energy choices affect public health 27.8.2015 Durango Herald
As the Gold King Mine disaster cuts a gold swathe through our Four Corners communities, we are left uncertain of the health impacts of the contamination of the Animas River. We do know that heavy-metal levels – iron, lead, mercury and others – reached hundreds of times over their safe thresholds. What is less clear is how long these...
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Arch Coal, Peabody soar over optimism over debt swap 21.8.2015 Denver Post: Business
Arch Coal Inc. surged to a second-straight intraday record Thursday as the company seeks a compromise with lenders opposed to a debt-swap deal that would help it stave off a bankruptcy ...
Coal lease rates debated at public BLM session in Golden 19.8.2015 Headlines: All Headlines
GOLDEN — Bureau of Land Management officials sought public input Tuesday on whether the agency should modify the federal coal program, notably by wrangling with the contentious issue of
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Coal industry attacks federal royalty plan 19.8.2015 Durango Herald
DENVER – Coal-industry supporters had a large presence Tuesday near Denver, urging federal officials not to change how the government collects royalties on coal mined from federal land.Environmental groups – who also spoke at the listening session, hosted by the Bureau of Land Management – countered, suggesting that...
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Session on federal coal leasing takes place in Denver 19.8.2015 Steamboat Pilot
A series of listening sessions on the federal coal leasing program continued Tuesday afternoon in Denver. The U.S. Department of the Interior and Bureau of Land Management are hosting the sessions in an effort to seek public comment on how the BLM can ensure that the American taxpayers receive a fair return on federal coal resources. BLM is responsible for leasing coal on approximately 570 million federally owned acres. Over the past 10 years, BLM-managed lands produced around 5.1 billion tons of coal valued over $72 billion. According to BLM, this production generated $7.9 billion in royalties and nearly $4 billion in revenues from rents, bonuses, and other payments. Craig Mayor Ray Beck, Tri-State Generation and Transmission Association Senior Vice President Barry Ingold and WildEarth Guardian’s Climate/Energy Program Director Jeremy Nichols were all given the opportunity to address DOI and BLM officials on Tuesday. Beck said he focused his comment on bringing the human element into the ...
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Harrop: Fighting climate change fo real 12.8.2015 Denver Post: Opinion
Time to drop this "war on coal" talk. Time to ignore the hollering by coal country politicians over President Obama's beefed-up plan to combat global warming.
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U.S. carbon pollution from power plants hits 27-year low 6.8.2015 Durango Herald
WASHINGTON – Heat-trapping pollution from U.S. power plants hit a 27-year low in April, the Department of Energy announced Wednesday.A big factor was the long-term shift from coal to cleaner and cheaper natural gas, said Energy Department economist Allen McFarland. Outside experts also credit more renewable fuel use and energy...
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Powder River Basin coal is fast becoming a “stranded asset” 5.8.2015 Writers on the Range
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With oil, natural gas, coal down, it's fire sale on stuff that burns 5.8.2015 Denver Post: Business
These days, it seems whatever can be burned to power a car, heat a home, make electricity or ship people and goods around the globe is being sold at bargain-basement ...
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Utilities, state formulating actions for Clean Power Plan 5.8.2015 Denver Post: Business
As regulators, utilities and other interested parties across the country pore over the final Clean Power Plan, a momentous, 1,500-page policy to reduce power plant emissions, members of Colorado's big energy companies say the state is well on its way to meeting — and potentially exceeding — targets set in the ...
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Bloomberg: Obama didn't kill coal; the market did 5.8.2015 Denver Post: Opinion
Critics of the Environmental Protection Agency's new Clean Power Plan are describing it in apocalyptic terms.
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Sparks fly in Colorado over the EPA's Clean Power Plan 4.8.2015 High Country News Most Recent
State attorney general may challenge the emissions limit, though a top state environment official supports it.
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Alpha is latest coal producer to file for bankruptcy 4.8.2015 Headlines: All Headlines
Alpha Natural Resources Inc., one of the country's biggest coal producers, became the latest in a string of coal companies to seek bankruptcy protection amid a shift in the electric power sector brought on by cheap natural gas and stricter pollution regulations.
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Northwest Colorado reacts to Obama's Clean Power Plan 4.8.2015 Steamboat Pilot
After teasing the announcement on Saturday , President Barrack Obama unveiled the final version of his administration’s strategy to reduce carbon emissions from U.S. power plants. On Monday, Obama introduced the plan at a White House event , labeling it the nation’s “biggest, most important step we’ve ever taken to combat climate change.” According to the White House, “The final Clean Power Plan sets flexible and achievable standards to reduce carbon dioxide emissions by 32 percent from 2005 levels by 2030, 9 percent more ambitious than the proposal.” The final plan also abandons the idea of using natural gas, which emits half as much carbon dioxide as coal, as a transition fuel. Electric utility companies in Colorado are now required to produce 28 percent of their capacity from renewable sources by 2030, as opposed to the originally proposed 22 percent. As demonstrated by a federal court ruling poised to stop work at Colowyo Coal Mine, residents’ of Northwest Colorado take threats to the coal industry ...
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Clean Power Plan wants Colorado to cut CO2 emissions by 28% 4.8.2015 Headlines: All Headlines
Colorado must cut carbon dioxide emissions by more than 28 percent by 2030 under sweeping clean-energy regulations unveiled Monday by President Barack Obama.
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Obama launches Clean Power Plan to cut carbon emissions 3.8.2015 Denver Post: National News Headlines
Colorado conservationists joined their counterparts nationwide rallying behind President Obama's Clean Power Plan, being unveiled Monday, to cut U.S. emissions of greenhouse gases by targeting existing coal-burning power plants.
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Interior Department takes comments on federal coal leasing 1.8.2015 Steamboat Pilot
A series of listening sessions on the federal coal leasing program began Wednesday in Washington, D.C. The discussions will come to Denver on Aug. 18. The U.S. Department of the Interior and Bureau of Land Management are hosting the sessions in an effort to seek public comment on how the BLM can ensure that the American taxpayers receive a fair return on federal coal resources. BLM is responsible for leasing coal on approximately 570 million federally owned acres. Over the past 10 years, BLM-managed lands produced around 5.1 billion tons of coal valued over $72 billion. According to BLM, this production generated $7.9 billion in royalties and nearly $4 billion in revenues from rents, bonuses, and other payments. “Coal is going to continue to be an important part of our nation’s energy mix in the future,” said Interior Secretary Sally Jewell earlier this month at the Center for Strategic International Studies. “But the Government Accountability Office, our inspector general, and members of Congress from ...
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Trapper Mine continues to update court 29.7.2015 Steamboat Pilot
Attorneys for Trapper Mining, Inc. provided an update to the U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado July 24, stating the mine would provide the court with a map of pending mining activities sometimes this week. Trapper’s mining plan for federal coal was successfully contested by environmental advocacy group WildEarth Guardians, but federal District Judge R. Brooke Jackson’s ruling spared the mine from an immediate reassessment, unlike Colowyo mine. In the case of Trapper, Jackson determined the majority of the federal coal in question had been mined. However, attorneys for Trapper recently filed a corrective disclosure document with the court explaining that they were mistaken and the mine is seeking access to coal affected by Jackson’s ruling. Currently, Trapper, WildEarth Guardians and the Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement are working to reach a solution as an alternative to returning to litigation. Paul Seby, counsel for Trapper, said the next update will be provided to ...
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Plans for state-run shooting recreation site underway near Palisade 25.7.2015 Denver Post: Local
The contaminated land around a razed coal-fired power plant along the Colorado River is on track to become a state-run sport-shooting complex that would include a walking rifle course and possibly bike ...
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