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How The 'War On Coal' Went Global

POLITICO | Posted 12.13.2014 | Politics

Congressional Republicans who vow to defeat President Barack Obama’s “War on Coal” can do little to defend the industry against a growing intern...

EPA's Emissions Regulations May Be Too Weak

Posted 09.30.2013 | Green

From Climate Central's Bobby Magill: The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) rolled out restrictive new greenhouse gas emissions standards for ne...

Coal Plants Still Under Pressure

Reuters | Posted 10.24.2012 | Green

* Romney says will undo Obama's 'coal-killing' regulations * Cheap gas, EPA's rules to force coal plant retirements * On...

Federal Judge Strikes Down EPA Water Rules For Mines

AP | JOHN RABY | Posted 09.30.2012 | Green

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The Environmental Protection Agency overstepped its powers by setting up water-quality criteria for coal mining operations ...

Nearly 100 Mayors Speak Out in Support of Mercury Safeguards

Mary Anne Hitt | Posted 08.13.2012 | Green
Mary Anne Hitt

Believe it or not, while coal plants are our nation's one source of mercury pollution, until this year there were no national mercury standards in place for coal plants.

EPA Hearing Draws Hundreds In Kentucky

AP | ROGER ALFORD | Posted 08.06.2012 | Green

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) -- Hundreds of coal miners took part in a demonstration Tuesday in Frankfort, Ky., claiming that the U.S. Environmental Protection...

Environmental Groups Plan To Sue Pennsylvania Coal Plant Again

AP | Posted 04.15.2012 | Green

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A coalition of environmental and community groups say they plan to file a new lawsuit against an Edison Mission Energy power plant...

EPA Rules To Force Some Of Oldest And Dirtiest Coal Plants To Shut Down, Study Finds

AP | By DINA CAPPIELLO | Posted 02.18.2012 | Green

WASHINGTON -- More than 32 mostly coal-fired power plants in a dozen states will be forced to shut down and an additional 36 might have to close becau...

House Republicans Push Through Looser Environmental Regulations In War On EPA

AP | JIM ABRAMS | Posted 12.14.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — House Republicans pushed through legislation Friday that gives the states the power to regulate coal ash from power plants as if it...

Judge Sides With Coal Industry In EPA Challenge

AP | By JOHN RABY | Posted 12.07.2011 | Green

CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency went too far when it began reviewing individual Clean Water Act permits on mountaintop m...

Mississippi Gov: EPA Is Over-Regulating Coal

AP | ROGER ALFORD | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

LEXINGTON, Ky. — On a visit to coal country, potential Republican presidential candidate Haley Barbour says the U.S. Environmental Protection Ag...

New Obama Coal Regulations Would Overturn Weaker Bush-Era Plans

AP | MATTHEW DALY | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

WASHINGTON — The Obama administration is proposing a new rule to tighten restrictions on pollution from coal-burning power plants in the eastern...

Laura Bassett

Coal Ash Regulation Proposals Announced By EPA | Laura Bassett | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

After months of deliberation, US Environmental Protection Agency administrator Lisa Jackson announced today the first-ever national rule to regulate t...

Coal's Ash Is on the Line

Bruce Nilles | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Bruce Nilles

Nearly a hundred million tons of toxic coal ash and related coal combustion wastes pile up in unlined ponds and pits across the U.S. every year, the second largest solid waste stream in the nation.

EPA Taking Over Cleanup of Tennessee Coal Ash Disaster

Rob Perks | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Rob Perks

This is yet another example of the Obama EPA taking responsible action to return the agency to its core mission -- that of protecting America's natural resources and safeguarding public health.

Breaking: Landmark EPA Ruling Kills 30+ Planned Coal Plants

Kevin Grandia | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Kevin Grandia

A decision by the Environmental Protection Agency today has ruled that all new and proposed coal-fired power plants must have their carbon dioxide emissions regulated. Wow.