User: irge304 Topic: Energy Extraction
Category: Coal Mining
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Former coal lobbyist confirmed as No. 2 official at EPA 13.4.2018 AP Politics
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Senate on Thursday confirmed a former coal industry lobbyist as the second-highest official at the Environmental Protection Agency, putting him next in line to run the agency if embattled administrator Scott Pruitt is forced out or resigns....
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Senate confirms a former coal lobbyist as Scott Pruitt’s second-in-command at EPA 13.4.2018 Washington Post
Andrew Wheeler would take over if the Environmental Protection Agency's embattled director leaves.
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Senate Republicans aim to confirm EPA deputy administrator 12.4.2018 AP Politics
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Senate Republicans are moving to confirm a former coal industry lobbyist as the second-highest official at the Environmental Protection Agency, putting him next in line if embattled administrator Scott Pruitt were forced out....
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Post-mining ban MPT explores other alternatives 29.3.2018 The Navhind Times
MPT has anticipated the loss of Rs 35 crores this financial year as coal handling has stopped. However, MPT has been trying to bring other cargo to Goa port in a bid to sustain the port. This includes Iron ore import.Chairman I Jeyakumar said that port is looking at encouraging import of sand, steel and ...
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The Energy 202: Scott Pruitt's climate message is now official EPA guidance 29.3.2018 Washington Post: Politics
EPA staffers were instructed to underscore the uncertainties about how human activity contributes to climate change.
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Discord Grows After Russia Fire Kills Children 27.3.2018 Wall St. Journal: World
Russian officials said a shopping-mall fire on Sunday in the Siberian city of Kemerovo killed 64 people, but many people aren’t buying that account, as President Vladimir Putin visits and blames corruption for the tragedy.
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Judge: Less mining must be studied for No. 1 US coal region 27.3.2018 AP Business
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) -- A judge has ruled U.S. government officials engaged in regional planning for an area that supplies 40 percent of the nation's coal must consider reducing coal mining to fight climate change....
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Company Towns Are Still with Us 21.3.2018 American Prospect
On a May morning in 1920, a train pulled into town on the Kentucky–West Virginia border. Its passengers included a small army of armed private security guards, who had been dispatched to evict the families of striking workers at a nearby coal mine. Meeting them at the station were the local police chief—a Hatfield of the infamous Hatfield-McCoy feud—and several out-of-work miners with guns. The private dicks and the local militia produced competing court orders. The street erupted in gunfire. When the smoke cleared, ten men lay dead—including two striking miners, the town mayor, and seven of the hired guns. The striking miners had worked for the Stone Mountain Coal Company, in mines located outside the city limits of Matewan. There, they rented homes that were owned by their employer, shopped at a general store that was owned by their employer, and paid in a company-generated form of “cash” that could only be spent at that company store. When they joined a United Mine Workers organizing drive and struck ...
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Glencore Doubles Down on Coal With $1.7 Billion Australian Investment 20.3.2018 Wall St. Journal: US Business
Glencore added to its growing portfolio of coal assets with a $1.7 billion investment in a pair of Australian producers—part of a bet by the mining giant that demand for coal in Southeast Asia will remain strong, even as competitors shy away from the stuff.
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Former coal lobbyist on tap for no. 2 spot at EPA 17.3.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: News
The man hoping to help lead the Environmental Protection Agency, Andrew Wheeler, is a former lobbyist for coal and natural gas companies, including Xcel Energy. As a young EPA lawyer, he worked on hazardous chemical rules.
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Major solar project proposed for former Washington coal mine 15.3.2018 AP Washington
CENTRALIA, Wash. (AP) -- Energy provider TransAlta has unveiled plans to build what could be one of the state's largest solar projects on the site of its former coal mine in southwest Washington....
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Coal Country Rebelled Against Trump’s Candidate Last Night. Here’s Why. 15.3.2018 Mother Jones
A few days before Democratic candidate Conor Lamb eked out a narrow lead over Republican opponent Rick Saccone in Pennsylvania’s special election for the House, President Trump was on the campaign trail repeating a familiar tune to crowds of his supporters. “By the way folks, some of you who are in the coal world,” Trump said. “Your coal […]
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Two years after Pulitzer, a cool coal oratorio comes to Washington 15.3.2018 Washington Post
Two years after Pulitzer, a cool coal oratorio comes to Washington
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Tariffs lift hopes for jobs in American mill towns 14.3.2018 AP Business
In the heart of America's diminished steel country, support for President Donald Trump's tariffs on imports is broad and bipartisan. It is tempered, though, by a strong streak of realism....
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Pennsylvania vote shows that Trumpism has its limits — even in Trump country 14.3.2018 Washington Post: Politics
The president went all in for the GOP candidate, who may have failed to secure a win in the reliably Republican district.
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Objective information has less of a place in an intuition-based presidency 14.3.2018 Washington Post: Politics
A new report details ways in which the administration is cutting off research and information.
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Insurers are backing fossil fuel companies and then charging you for climate change risks 13.3.2018 LA Times: Commentary

Despite being part of an industry predicated on anticipating risk, American insurance companies seem distinctly muddled about climate change.

In the investments and underwriting that insurers lavish on fossil fuel companies, they act like climate deniers, ignoring the overwhelming scientific evidence...

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I want to return to my home state. But West Virginia doesn't want me. 8.3.2018 Washington Post: Op-Eds
Until the economy can finally look beyond coal, there's no place in West Virginia for college graduates.
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Australia Takes Rio to Court Over Mozambique Debacle 2.3.2018 Wall St. Journal: US Business
An Australian regulator said it has started legal action against Rio Tinto and two former executives, alleging they deceived investors over Mozambique coal assets bought for $4 billion in 2011 and sold for $50 million in 2014.
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Groups want in on case of Washington state coal terminal 1.3.2018 AP Washington
SEATTLE (AP) -- BNSF Railway and five environmental groups are seeking to intervene on opposing sides of a lawsuit brought against Washington state by developers of a blocked export terminal that would send U.S. coal to Asian markets....
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