User: irge304 Topic: Energy Extraction
Category: Coal Mining
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Alpha says it plans 1,100 layoffs at coal mines in W.Va., cites weak markets, regulation 1.8.2014 Star Tribune: Nation
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Daily Digest: When to expect warmer temperatures in Denver, plus 9 more stories 31.7.2014 Denver Post: Local
Your daily resource for late-breaking news, upcoming events, the Denver weather forecast, Denver traffic information, and the stories that will be talked about today, Thursday, July 31, ...
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Controversial new coal mine regulations go into effect Friday 31.7.2014 Denver Post: Local
GRAND JUNCTION — Miners should be breathing less coal dust when they start their shifts Friday in Colorado's eight producing coal mines, as well as in all underground and surface ...
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Conservatives Say Obama Is Fighting A “War On Coal.” They’re Wrong. 30.7.2014 Mother Jones
This story was originally published on Grist . It is common for the coal industry and its conservative allies in politics and media to complain that President Obama is waging a "war on coal." It is certainly true that the share of American energy that comes from coal is declining. Obama doesn't actually deserve much of the credit for that. It's mostly due to the natural gas boom, helped along by the rise of solar and grassroots organizing efforts such as the Sierra Club's Beyond Coal campaign. Still, Obama is trying to move the energy sector further away from coal in the years ahead through his proposed CO2 regulations for power plants. But coal extraction keeps chugging along, with much of the coal being exported to Asian countries that are hungry for energy to fuel their growing economies. And a lot of this mining is taking place on federal land. The Bureau of Land Management sells leases to coal companies at far below their market value, and even farther below the cost of their pollution on society. ...
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Rio Tinto Offloads Mozambique Coal Assets 30.7.2014 Wall St. Journal: US Business
Rio Tinto is selling its Mozambique coal assets to India's International Coal Ventures for $50 million, marking the end of one of the mining giant's costliest deals during the commodities boom.
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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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Mining tax raised just $600,000 over past three months, Joe Hockey says 30.7.2014 The Guardian -- World Latest

Coalition says Labor should support repeal of tax because it will not raise enough money to cover $17bn in linked spending commitments

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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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EPA holds public hearings on new rules to cut carbon emissions 30.7.2014 Guardian: Environment

Opponents and supporters of proposed rules to cut pollution from power plants given chance to make their feelings known

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Clean-air rules assailed as too much, too little 30.7.2014 AP National
DENVER (AP) -- Hundreds of people across the country lined up Tuesday to tell the Environmental Protection Agency that its new rules for power-plant pollution either go too far or not far enough....
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Across US, opponents and supporters call power-plant pollution rules too much or too little 30.7.2014 Star Tribune: Nation
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White House says delays in curbing greenhouse gas emissions may cost billions 29.7.2014 Washington Post: Politics
The White House issued a report Tuesday warning that the United States could face billions of dollars in added economic costs if it delays action to curb greenhouse gas emissions linked to climate change. According to the report, each decade of delay will make it 40 percent more expensive to eventually reach the identical global climate ...
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Obama's economic advisors warn against delays on greenhouse gases 29.7.2014 LA Times: Top News
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Environment groups’ concerns over Adani project exaggerated: Hunt 29.7.2014 Hindu: Industry
Rebutting concerns raised by environmentalists on the approval of $16.5 billion coal and rail project of India’s Adani Mining in Queensland, Australian environment minister Greg Hunt on Tuesday sa...
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Icac: corruption findings against John Kinghorn overturned by supreme court 29.7.2014 The Guardian -- World Latest

Court quashes Icac corruption findings against RAM Home Loans founder but upholds findings against Kinghorn associates

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Greg Hunt clashes with environment groups over Carmichael mine approval 29.7.2014 Guardian: Environment

Minister says claims project will hurt water supply, cause emissions to spike and damage reef are politically motivated

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Not in my backyard: US sending dirty coal abroad 28.7.2014 Seattle Times: Top stories
Coal from Appalachia rumbles into this port city, 150 railroad cars at a time, bound for the belly of the massive cargo ship Prime Lily. The ship soon sets sail for South America, its 80,000 tons of coal destined for power plants and factories, an export of American energy -- and pollution.
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Not in my backyard: US sending dirty coal abroad 28.7.2014 Minnesota Public Radio: Politics
With the country moving to cleaner natural gas, the Obama administration wants to reduce power plant pollution to make good on its promise to the world to cut emissions.
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Adani Gets Approval to Build Mine 28.7.2014 Wall St. Journal: US Business
India's Adani Group has secured approval from Australia's government to build one of the world's largest coal mines, a move that comes amid investor concerns about a global supply glut of the commodity and a prolonged downturn in prices.
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Australia approves Adani's $16 billion Carmichael coal project 28.7.2014 CNN-IBN: World
The Carmichael mine, which could become Australia's largest coal mine at 60 million tonnes a year, has sparked protests from green groups and marine tour operators worried about carbon pollution and export of the coal from a port near the Great Barrier Reef.
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