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Under Trump, the lines are drawn for a battle over resources in the West

Published: 
Thu, 10/26/2017 (All day)

Signal Peak Energy operates the West’s newest and largest underground coal mine. As recently as 2013, it employed more than 300 people, produced nearly 9 million tons of coal and was helping to revive a regional coal industry that had been dormant for 50 years.

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Coal country is finding little relief in Trump's climate actions

Published: 
Tue, 10/17/2017 (All day)

Every morning is filled with anxiety in this hardscrabble town so intertwined with the fortunes of its hulking coal power plant that a drawing of the facility is emblazoned on the community’s police force emblem.

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Coal divestment bill passes California state legislature

Published: 
Thu, 09/03/2015 (All day)

A bill requiring California's state pension funds Calpers and CalSTRS to sell their investments in coal companies passed the Assembly on Wednesday, a major step for legislation that backers hope will inspire other funds to address climate change.

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Coal Rush in India Could Tip Balance on Climate Change

Published: 
Sun, 11/23/2014 (All day)
Category: 
Energy

DHANBAD, India — Decades of strip mining have left this town in the heart of India’s coal fields a fiery moonscape, with mountains of black slag, sulfurous air and sickened residents.

But rather than reclaim these hills or rethink their exploitation, the government is digging deeper in a coal rush that could push the world into irreversible climate change and make India’s cities, already among the world’s most polluted, even more unlivable, scientists say.

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Corralling Carbon Before It Belches From Stack

Published: 
Thu, 07/24/2014 - 10:39am
Category: 
Energy

So much soot belched from the old power plant here that Mike Zeleny would personally warn the neighbors.