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Coal Industry

Obama Plan Targeted By Coal Industry, Hill Allies

Center for Public Integrity | Kristen Lombardi | Posted 09.03.2013 | Politics

By Kristen Lombardi Center for Public Integrity Paul Bailey made the White House pitch on July 31. Flanked by six colleagues from the American Coa...

GOP Gov On Defense After Reported Ouster Of Top Environmental Official

Kate Sheppard | Posted 08.30.2013 | Politics

Ohio state Rep. Debbie Phillips (D) is seeking public records regarding the resignation of a top environmental official who told staffers last week th...

Rep. Lamborn Presses To Lift Coal Mining Restrictions Near Streams

The Colorado Independent | John Tomasic | Posted 08.03.2013 | Denver

From The Colorado Independent's John Tomasic. Colorado U.S. Rep. Doug Lamborn is pressing to lift restrictions that keep coal mining companies fro...

Bloomberg Giving Big Boost To Unusual Ally

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 07.02.2013 | Politics

New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg will host a fundraiser at his Manhattan home for Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.), according to BuzzFeed. Tickets f...

White House Has Coal Industry On The Defensive

AP | MATTHEW BROWN | Posted 08.31.2013 | Politics

COLSTRIP, Mont. — After several years of taking a beating from the poor economy, new pollution rules and a flood of cheap natural gas, the coal ...

Billionaire's Coal Operations Struggle As Business Owners Go Unpaid

AP | DYLAN LOVAN | Posted 08.16.2013 | Business

-- West Virginia billionaire Jim Justice made his fortune in coal and agriculture, and he is revered in his home state as the man who rescued the his...

'War On Coal' Campaign Has Failed, Coal Lobby Concedes

Huffington Post | Dave Jamieson | Posted 06.12.2013 | Politics

The leading lobbying group for coal companies has acknowledged that the industry's relentless "War on Coal" mantra used to attack the Obama administra...

Fukushima and the Japanese Coal Myth

Justin Guay | Posted 06.11.2013 | Green
Justin Guay

Since you can't build a coal plant overnight -- they typically take around five years -- there wasn't much the country could do. Well maybe they couldn't ramp up fast, but they must be planning a wave of new coal plants now, right? Nope.

West Virginia's Future Grim as Their Past Is Demolished

Pat LaMarche | Posted 05.26.2013 | Green
Pat LaMarche

Turning from deep well mining to mountaintop removal mining or surface mining isn't just environmentally cataclysmic; it's devastating to the cultural heritage of West Virginia.

Old Wang Coal?

Bill Chameides | Posted 04.20.2013 | Green
Bill Chameides

As China's economy has grown, so has its consumption of coal, which has increased by an average of nine percent per year. By comparison, average coal demand growth for the rest of the world has been about one percent per year.

Europe's 'Coal Renaissance' Masks Industry Downfall

Justin Guay | Posted 03.26.2013 | Green
Justin Guay

All told, since 2010 there has been a net closure of coal capacity in the EU of about 10GW. So what has the EU been building? Lots and lots of gas, wind and solar.

Confessions of a Coal Lobbyist -- Jeff Holmstead

Gabe Elsner | Posted 02.11.2013 | Green
Gabe Elsner

Here's some background that the general public generally doesn't hear about Holmstead.

'Get Ready for More Climate Change-Induced Hurricanes' -- The Coal Industry

Carl Pope | Posted 02.09.2013 | Green
Carl Pope

The largest mining company on the planet announced a few days ago that it was making a major investment in replacing one of its coal export facilities in Queensland because the climate-induced increased frequency of hurricanes made it necessary.

Freedomworks' Coal Lobbyist a Former Pro-Tobacco Scientist (VIDEO)

Kevin Grandia | Posted 02.06.2013 | Green
Kevin Grandia

Tom Borelli, a former science director at Philip Morris who fought claims that secondhand tobacco causes lung cancer and respiratory illness in childr...

Rand Paul Makes Big Mistake In Ashley Judd Slam

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 12.07.2012 | Politics

Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) criticized actress, activist and potential Democratic candidate Ashley Judd Wednesday, calling her "way damn too liberal" for K...

India's Coal Illusion

Justin Guay | Posted 02.03.2013 | Green
Justin Guay

Unless India thinks it can lock down a monopoly on the global market, good luck fueling that pipeline. Even Australia's grand plans to more than double its coal exports wouldn't put a dent in this import bill. Speaking of bills...

David Brooks and Charles Lane: Wrong on Al Gore, Wrong on Renewables

Elliott Negin | Posted 11.05.2014 | Green
Elliott Negin

Maligning Al Gore for making shrewd investments is silly. But trying to poison public opinion about the need to promote clean energy alternatives with what we know about climate change? That's irresponsible.

Coal Company Closing 8 Mines, Laying Off 10 Percent Of Work Force

AP | VICKI SMITH | Posted 11.18.2012 | Green

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — Coal producer Alpha Natural Resources said Tuesday it was cutting production by 16 million tons and eliminating 1,200 jobs ...

India To Get 9 Million Tons Of Appalachian Coal Annually

AP | By ROGER ALFORD | Posted 10.15.2012 | Green

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — A private-sector agreement could help India avert future power outages by importing 9 million tons of coal a year from Kentuck...

Tensions in West Virginia Echo National Debate: Will Polluters Face Reality?

Heather Taylor-Miesle | Posted 08.31.2012 | Green
Heather Taylor-Miesle

Will polluting industries continue to resist public health safeguards at every turn? Will energy companies keep looking backward or will they start embracing change? Will we elect leaders who represent special interests or ordinary citizens?

'The Peak Has Passed' For Coal

AP | JONATHAN FAHEY | Posted 08.12.2012 | Green

NEW YORK (AP) — America is shoveling coal to the sidelines. The fuel that powered the U.S. from the industrial revolution into the iP...

Coal Use Drops to Record Lows While Clean Energy Soars

Mary Anne Hitt | Posted 07.17.2012 | Green
Mary Anne Hitt

What energy companies should be doing is focusing on how to transition away from dangerous fossil fuels and invest in clean energy and a just transition for workers. One key measure that will help that transition is, unfortunately, in jeopardy.

Matt Sledge

Coal Ash Amendment To House Transportation Bill Would 'Line Industry's Pocketbooks,' Critics Say | Matt Sledge | Posted 04.18.2012 | Politics

As the House of Representatives votes on an extension to its transportation bill Wednesday, environmental advocates are crying foul on an amendment th...

VIDEO: Coal Will Say Anything

Mary Anne Hitt | Posted 06.02.2012 | Green
Mary Anne Hitt

The Sierra Club has just launched a new series of videos underscoring how truly ridiculous it is for the coal industry to claim coal is safe and harmless.

New Limit on Carbon Pollution Will Help Protect the Health of Our Families

Frances Beinecke | Posted 05.28.2012 | Green
Frances Beinecke

Americans are already paying the price for record heat waves, dirty air, and an unstable climate. We need to fight these threats with every weapon we have, and the electricity industry has to do its fair share. The new carbon standard will help make that happen.