User: irge304 Topic: Energy Extraction
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The Energy 202: Roy Moore is seen as extreme by many Republicans. But not on climate change. 12.12.2017 Washington Post: Politics
In terms of the environment, Moore is just part of the pack.
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Uranium firm urged Trump officials to shrink Bears Ears National Monument 10.12.2017 Washington Post
Uranium firm urged Trump officials to shrink Bears Ears National Monument
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AP FACT CHECK: Trump's curious case for shrinking monuments 6.12.2017 AP Politics
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Donald Trump made a curious case for stripping federal protections from vast stretches of two of America's national monument lands....
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Tribes sue over Trump's order to shrink protected lands 6.12.2017 Minnesota Public Radio: News
The court cases are likely to drag on for years, maybe even into a new presidency.
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National Monuments in Utah Are Far More Popular Than Trump Thinks 5.12.2017 Mother Jones
As Republican presidents go, Donald Trump isn’t particularly popular in Utah, one of the country’s most reliably Republican states. He won Utah in 2016 with only 45 percent of the vote, the worst performance of a GOP nominee since 1992, and his approval rating there still hovers around 50 percent. (Mitt Romney won 73 percent […]
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Trump shrinks two national monuments in Utah by about 2 million acres 5.12.2017 Washington Post
The move to scale back the Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante national monuments immediately sparked an outpouring of praise from conservative lawmakers as well as activists’ protests outside the White House and in Utah. It is the largest reduction of public lands protection in U.S. history.
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Germany’s War on Coal Is Over. Coal Lost. 3.12.2017 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by Grist and appears here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration.  It’s a sunny October day on the outskirts of the west German town of Bottrop. A quiet, two-lane road leads me through farm pasture to a cluster of anonymous, low-lying buildings set among the trees. The highway hums in the distance. Looming […]
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When Trump guts two Utah national monuments next week, he'll trigger a new conservation war 1.12.2017 LA Times: Commentary

I wrote my first letter pleading for preservation of Utah’s Kaiparowits Plateau as a college student 45 years ago. When President Clinton proclaimed Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument in 1996, he ended a 30-year debate about whether we should strip-mine coal on the Kaiparowits, a vast...

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Disgraced Coal Baron Don Blankenship Is Running for Senate in West Virginia 29.11.2017 Mother Jones
Don Blankenship is running for Senate. Yes, the Don Blankenship. On Wednesday West Virginia station WCHS reported that the former Massey Energy CEO, fresh off a one-year stint in a federal prison for conspiring to commit mine-safety violations in the run-up to the deadliest mining disaster in decades, has filed paperwork to run in next […]
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EPA hears worries about climate in heart of coal country 29.11.2017 AP Business
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) -- After more than four decades as a coal miner, Stanley Sturgill ambled into an ornate room at West Virginia's state capitol Tuesday to deliver a stark message to the Trump administration: Climate change is real and continuing to burn the dirty fossil fuel hurts future generations....
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EPA gathers coal country comments about climate plan repeal 28.11.2017 AP Business
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) -- The coal industry and environmentalists squared off Tuesday at a public hearing over the Trump administration's planned repeal of an Obama-era plan to limit planet-warming carbon emissions....
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Senate confirms retired coal boss to oversee mine safety 16.11.2017 AP Business
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Senate on Wednesday narrowly approved President Donald Trump's selection of a retired coal company executive to oversee U.S. mining safety....
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In shadow of Germany’s climate conference, a village disappears to make way for coal mining 12.11.2017 Washington Post
Despite its green reputation, the nation is struggling with an addiction to one of the dirtiest fuels.
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Frustration sets in after coal mine health study suspended 11.11.2017 AP Top News
GLEN DANIEL, W.Va. (AP) -- Chuck Nelson spent his life in this corner of Appalachia, working for years in the coal mines - a good job in the economically depressed area. But he says the industry that helped him earn a living cost him his health, and his wife's, too....
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You Can’t End the War on Coal Without Starting a War on Public Health 4.11.2017 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by New Republic and appears here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration.  Of all the scenes of devastation in Puerto Rico caused by Hurricane Maria, one video has stood out. Shot from a balcony or rooftop, it depicts six seconds of horror: the city of Guayama, on the island’s southern coast, engulfed by a […]
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EPA to hold hearing on climate plan repeal in West Virginia 3.11.2017 AP Business
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Trump administration says it will hold a public hearing on its intention to nullify an Obama-era plan to limit planet-warming carbon emissions in a state that depends on coal mining....
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The Energy 202: Mining agency hopes you read its website to comment on deregulation 2.11.2017 Washington Post: Politics
Don't go looking in the federal register.
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President Trump’s claim that he ‘turned West Virginia around’ by cutting regulations on mining 1.11.2017 Washington Post: Politics
Trump tries to take credit for West Virginia's economic growth, but it's undeserved.
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Judge gives reprieve to Montana coal mine, averting layoffs 1.11.2017 AP Business
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) -- A large Montana coal mine averted dozens of layoffs on Tuesday after a judge allowed work to proceed on an expansion, even as the government reconsiders the mine's contribution to climate change....
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UN environment chief: US likely to live up to Paris accord 31.10.2017 Washington Post: World
The head of the U.N. environment program said Tuesday the United States is likely to live up to the Paris climate deal despite President Donald Trump’s planned pullout, because “all the big American companies” are working toward greener operations.
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