Monday, August 19, 2019

Tag: coal

DOE proposes outrageous, massive coal and nuclear bailout

If adopted, the proposal would essentially ensure that coal and nuclear plants in regions encompassing most of the country continue to run even where they are too expensive to compete in the energy market.

The war on renewables begins: Department of Energy’s report pushes for...

The report is clearly out of touch with what many energy experts have agreed on: renewable energy is the future.

As US coal exports swell, Trump admin facilitates major deal with...

The Trump administration recently helped broker a major coal export deal between Pennsylvania-based coal production company Xcoal Energy and Ukranian company Centrenergo PJSC. 

Power to the people: Wyoming residents reject first new coal mine...

Blocking a new coal mine shows the power of the public.

Citizens begin reclaiming coal country after decades of corporate land grabs

But figuring out who owns abandoned mines in Appalachia is harder than you’d think.

Banks have cut funding for fossil fuels projects 22 percent

But activist groups say that’s not enough: There’s no resting, even after divestment victories.

France to ban sale of cars powered by gasoline and diesel

France intends to end oil and gas exploration in French territory, eliminate coal-fired power plants by 2022 and encourage homeowners to produce their own energy.

FERC releases ‘utterly insufficient review’ for Mountain Valley Pipeline

Oil Change International found that the Mountain Valley Pipeline will cause nearly 90 million metric tons of greenhouse gas pollution per year.

Coal is in a death spiral as India cancels new plants...

The renewable energy sector in India already accounts for 60,000 jobs, and will add a similar number by 2022.

Trump’s incredibly dumb bet on coal

If we really want to lead we have to go with the energy of the future, not the energy of the past.

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Trump’s contempt for working-class expressed in new expanded public charge rule

It is unimaginable that Congress would classify so many working-class and middle-class Americans as undesirable public charges.

Inequality in the U.S. is stifling economic growth and could cost us as much...

Failure to close the gap, leaving the majority of wealth among the super-rich, will cost the economy anywhere from $1 trillion to $1.5 trillion by 2028.

Red states cut worker pay by $1.5 billion

If you’re a minimum wage worker in a conservative state, your state lawmakers may have cut your paycheck by over $4,000.

Pennsylvania is discharging radioactive fracking waste into rivers as landfill leachate, impacting the Chesapeake...

Edited by Melissa Troutman Originally published by Joshua B. Pribanic and Talia Wiener for Public Herald edited by Melissa Troutman

Fighting back: Six states sue the EPA over its approval of pesticide linked to...

“The EPA is egregiously sacrificing our children’s health by refusing to make a determination on this dangerous pesticide.”