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EPA greenhouse-gas plan could up pressure on Colorado power utilities 29.7.2014 Denver Post: Business
Colorado is farther along in cutting power-plant carbon dioxide emissions than some states — the question is how far along and what would be the impact of proposed federal ...
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West’s largest coal-fired plant on track to close 29.7.2014 Salt Lake Tribune
Flagstaff, Ariz. • The largest coal-fired power plant in the West will produce one-third less energy by 2020 and is on track to cease operations in 2044 under a proposal that the federal government adopted to cut haze-causing emissions of nitrogen oxide at places like the Grand Canyon. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced Monday that the owners of the Navajo Generating Station could either shut down one of the plant’s 750-megawatt units or reduce power generation by an equal amount...
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Five things to know about coal trade, global warming 28.7.2014 Salt Lake Tribune
As the Obama administration weans the U.S. off polluting fuels blamed for global warming, energy companies have been sending more of America’s unwanted energy leftovers to other parts of the world where they could create even more pollution. Here are five things to know about the issue: 1. AS U.S. REDUCES COAL USE, DEMAND RISES GLOBALLY. Over the past six years, the U.S. has cut consumption by 195 million tons as power plants have burned cheaper natural gas instead. The Environmental Protection ...
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Not in my backyard: U.S. sending dirty coal abroad 28.7.2014 Salt Lake Tribune
Newport News, Va. • As the Obama administration weans the U.S. off dirty fuels blamed for global warming, energy companies have been sending more of America’s unwanted energy leftovers to other parts of the world where they could create even more pollution. This fossil fuel trade threatens to undermine President Barack Obama’s strategy for reducing the gases blamed for climate change and reveals a little-discussed side effect of countries acting alone on a global problem. The contribution of thi...
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EPA approves plan to curtail operations at Navajo Generating Station 28.7.2014 azcentral.com | business
EPA approves plan to curtail operations at Navajo Generating ...
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U.S. weaning off coal, but sending more of it abroad 28.7.2014 Denver Post: National News Headlines
NEWPORT NEWS, va. — As the Obama administration weans the U.S. off dirty fuels blamed for global warming, energy companies have been sending more of America's unwanted energy leftovers to
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Post-coal Pueblo left out in the cold 27.7.2014 Denver Post: Business
Sharon Garcia is stumbling around her dining room in the dark, trying to find Post-It notes. As she has for years, Garcia wants to affix the notes, marked with dollar signs, to light switches all around her ...
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Shortage of rail capacity slowing Colorado shipments of coal, wheat 27.7.2014 Denver Post: Business
Electric utilities in Colorado have watched their coal supplies drop in recent months because of clogged capacity on the nation's rail ...
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Guest Commentary: EPA's rule on carbon emissions will hurt Colorado 26.7.2014 Denver Post: Opinion
This week, the Environmental Protection Agency is holding a public hearing in Denver regarding its proposed rule for carbon emissions from existing power plants.
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Northwest Colorado residents to rally for coal in Denver 26.7.2014 Steamboat Pilot
Next week is a big deal for friends of coal. Dozens of Northwest Colorado residents and lawmakers will head to Denver on Tuesday to testify and rally on behalf of the coal industry. A free shuttle will pick up those wishing to head to Denver. When: 7 a.m. Tuesday Where: K-Mart parking lot (in Craig) and Ace at the Curve (in Steamboat at 8 a.m.) The Environmental Protection Agency is hosting two-day public hearings in four cities across the nation, including Washington, D.C., Atlanta, Pittsburgh and Denver. It’s all part of the EPA’s process in dissecting how to implement the proposed Clean Power Plan that was released to the public June 2. Specifically, the Clean Power Plan will set forth rules about how to cut carbon emissions from coal-fired power plants. According to the EPA, the plan proposes that power plants cut carbon emissions 30 percent nationwide by 2030. The proposal has the coal industry worried about the future economics of coal-producing cities. “I think that if the regulation are enacted, ...
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Is coal dead? 22.7.2014 High Country News Most Recent
Which plants are slated for closure or switches to natural gas.
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EPA: Duke done dredging coal ash from NC river 17.7.2014 Salt Lake Tribune
Raleigh, N.C. • Federal environmental officials say Duke Energy has completed removal of large pockets of coal ash from the Dan River following a massive spill at a North Carolina power plant. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s on-scene coordinator, Myles Bartos, said Thursday that Duke had dredged up about 2,500 tons of ash and contaminated sediment, as well as another 500 tons that had accumulated in settling tanks at downstream municipal water treatment plants in Virginia. Coal ash co...
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CSX is optimistic but predicts flat third quarter 16.7.2014 Salt Lake Tribune
Omaha • CSX is optimistic about its long-term performance, but the railroad’s profit during this quarter will likely be relatively flat. The company discussed its second-quarter results Wednesday after edging out Wall Street profit expectations. CSX saw a surge in demand, particularly for hauling coal and crude oil, at the same time that it was attempting to clear a backlog of shipments delayed by severe winter weather. Those frigid temperatures led to a 6 percent increase in coal shipments beca...
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Letter: Fee not fair to solar producers 15.7.2014 Salt Lake Tribune
Utah legislators don’t like the 2,000 Utah households like mine that have roof top solar power plants. That’s because Rocky Mountain Power (RMP) lobbyists are so generous with their political contributions. By owning coal mines and power plants, RMP is able sell power very cheaply, a win for Utah consumers and for them. Until the coal runs out. What about the nagging problem of the air pollution and global warming caused by burning said cheap coal? Also, we should consider the new jobs and th...
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Ponnuru: Obama's new coal plant rules aren't democratic 11.7.2014 Denver Post: Opinion
Republicans are calling President Barack Obama's new coal-plant regulations a "power grab."
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Museum of Northwest Colorado: ‘Dinkys’ handled a big coal job 11.7.2014 Steamboat Pilot
Coal production today in the Yampa Valley is carried out with oversized equipment that staggers the mind with its immensity. Colowyo Coal Co. south of Craig has huge haul trucks that dwarf the drivers and carry tons of coal in a single load. Trapper Mine, which serves the Tri-State power plant in Craig, manages its digging operations with massive draglines that can be seen from great distances as they crawl along the hillsides removing the overburden. Early area mines did not have the luxury of such incredible machinery to move the coal, but the coal got moved nevertheless. The first small mines of the region were referred to as wagon mines because the coal was hauled out in horse- or donkey-drawn wagons. The small operations supplied coal to local homes and businesses in the bitter winter months. Wagonloads of coal were a common sight as the driver delivered his product across town. In those early years, coal production was strictly a local business, as there was no means to transport it to larger urban ...
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Lawsuits seek to stop work at mines in three states 7.7.2014 Headlines: All Headlines
Coal industry representatives say lawsuits against mines in three Western states could have consequences across the U.S. as environmentalists seek changes in how mining is approved on federally owned reserves
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Lawsuits seek to stop work at mines in 3 Western states 6.7.2014 Salt Lake Tribune
Billings, Mont. • Coal industry representatives say lawsuits against mines in three Western states could have consequences across the U.S. as environmentalists seek changes in how mining is approved on federally owned reserves. In civil cases unfolding in Colorado, New Mexico and Montana, the group WildEarth Guardians asserts coal companies benefited from lax oversight by federal regulators. The group says the U.S. Department of Interior approved mining plans without enough public involvement, a...
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Around this curve, another train wreck waits for Colorado 26.6.2014 Denver Post: Opinion
Optimism is an admirable virtue, up to a point. It can become a potential vice, however, when crossing over into naiveté, which is something we've seen a lot of following the latest move in President Obama's one-man climate crusade.
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BP energy review reveals lingering addiction to fossil fuels 21.6.2014 From the Blogs
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