User: irge304 Topic: Energy Extraction
Category: Coal Mining
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The Energy 202: Western wildfires spark compromise on firefighting in Washington 19.10.2017 Washington Post: Politics
A group of senators, led by Maria Cantwell, will today introduce legislation.
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SEC Sues Rio Tinto Over Claims It Misled Investors 18.10.2017 Wall St. Journal: US Business
U.S. regulators sued Rio Tinto and two former top executives over claims they misled investors about the value of Mozambique coal assets obtained in an acquisition that caused massive losses for the company.
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Rio Tinto charged with fraud by US authorities 18.10.2017 BBC: Business
The mining giant also paid £27m to UK regulators for breaching rules when buying African coal assets.
Health risks 18.10.2017 BBC: Business
Health risks and job losses are among the harms many in China face in the push for economic change.
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Congressman Doug Lamborn has war-chest advantage over GOP challengers, but only a narrow fundraising edge 17.10.2017 Headlines: All Headlines
U.S. Rep. Doug Lamborn maintains a sizable warchest advantage over fellow Republicans Owen Hill and Darryl Glenn -- who are vying to replace him in the 5th Congressional District -- but the incumbent's fundraising isn't blowing them out of the water.
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Coal country is finding little relief in Trump's climate actions 15.10.2017 LA Times: Commentary
Trump promised that killing the Clean Power Plan would bring relief to coal communities like Homer City. It won't. The administration blueprint for repeal lays bare the extent to which it has overstated the role of climate action in coal's unraveling.
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Trump says he ended the ‘war on coal’ companies. But it’s too late to save them. 13.10.2017 Washington Post
Trump says he ended the ‘war on coal’ companies. But it’s too late to save them.
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The Energy 202: Coal production is actually up under Trump. Should he get credit? 12.10.2017 Washington Post: Politics
Not really, say experts.
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Supreme Court Rejects Appeal by Former Massey Energy CEO 10.10.2017 Wall St. Journal: Policy
The Supreme Court rejected an appeal by a former coal executive convicted of safety violations linked to the 2010 explosion at West Virginia’s Upper Big Branch mine that killed 29 men.
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In Yet Another Sop to Coal Industry, Trump’s EPA Moves to Gut Obama Emissions Reg 10.10.2017 Mother Jones
President Donald Trump claimed in September that he did away with the Clean Power Plan, one of the Obama administration’s most ambitious efforts for tackling climate change. The plan was the first to set a limit on carbon pollution from existing power plants. Dispensing with the regulation, Trump told a rally in Alabama, was simple as “Boom, gone.” […]
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Pence's empty stunt signals three more years of culture-war posturing ahead 9.10.2017 Washington Post: Op-Eds
Pence's empty stunt signals three more years of culture-war posturing ahead
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Trump administration to terminate Obama's climate plan 9.10.2017 AP Top News
HAZARD, Ky. (AP) -- The head of the Environmental Protection Agency said Monday that he will sign a new rule overriding the Clean Power Plan, an Obama-era effort to limit carbon emissions from coal-fired power plants....
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Thousands protest across Australia against Adani mine 7.10.2017 Hindu: International
Carmichael coal mine will damage Great Barrier Reef, say environmental groups
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EPA moves to rescind Obama plan to slow global warming 7.10.2017 Minnesota Public Radio: Politics
The EPA won't prescribe an immediate replacement to the plan, but will seek public comment on whether to curb climate-warming emissions from coal and natural gas power plants.
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After the check is gone: The underground economy of rural America 6.10.2017 Washington Post
Researchers know some people receiving disability benefits are forced to work illegally because they can’t hold a regular job, because no one will hire them, because disability payments on average amount to less than minimum wage — and because it’s hard to live on so little.
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The Energy 202: Why it will take so long to bring power back to Puerto Rico 4.10.2017 Washington Post
The Energy 202: Why it will take so long to bring power back to Puerto Rico
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Trump's push to ignore climate costs generates a backlash in court, slowing some projects 4.10.2017 LA Times: Commentary

There is little question that expansion of the Bull Mountain coal mine in Montana would help nudge the Earth’s temperature upward.

Under a plan supported by the Trump administration, the mine would yield 15 million tons of coal each year, which would send potent bursts of climate-warming emissions...

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The Daily 202: Why a Republican strategist thinks we’re in a new Gilded Age 4.10.2017 Washington Post
The Daily 202: Why a Republican strategist thinks we’re in a new Gilded Age
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Steakhouse dinners, golf resort speeches: Calendars detail EPA chief's close ties to industry 3.10.2017 Washington Post
A detailed schedule for Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt shows many meals and meetings with industry executives he regulates.
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Zinke says a third of Interior Dept. staff is disloyal to Trump and promises ‘huge’ changes 26.9.2017 Washington Post
In a speech to the oil industry, the interior secretary said that workers in Washington are reluctant to relax regulations to permit increased mining for coal and drilling for natural gas and oil on public land.
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