Stories tagged: coal
UPDATED: Tue., July 10, 2018, 5:46 p.m.
The Trump administration is advancing a proposal that would replace President Barack Obama’s principal attempt to cut U.S. greenhouse gas emissions with a new rule expected to go easier on …
UPDATED: Fri., June 1, 2018, 12:33 p.m.
President Donald Trump on Friday directed Energy Secretary Rick Perry to prepare “immediate steps” to bolster struggling coal-fired and nuclear power plants to keep them open.
UPDATED: Fri., April 20, 2018, 9:29 p.m.
WASHINGTON – Congress should end a practice that puts the federal government and states at risk of paying for expensive coal mine cleanups when mining companies go bankrupt, according to …
UPDATED: Wed., March 21, 2018, 7:41 p.m.
Declines in coal power plant construction in China, India and the U.S. are projected to push the heavily-polluting fuel over the edge – but not fast enough to meet international …
Tue., Dec. 26, 2017, 5:20 p.m.
Idaho is the fastest-growing state in the union.
Sat., Dec. 9, 2017, 3:31 p.m.
Western coal states and a Canadian province have signed an agreement to collaborate on coal research as part of an effort to help the struggling industry adapt to pressures over …
Thu., Nov. 23, 2017, 5:25 a.m.
What would you do if something threatened your favorite mountain? While most people don’t do much more than complain and feel sorry for themselves when facing demise off something so …
Sat., Nov. 18, 2017, 1:44 p.m.
While more than 20 nations, led by Britain and Canada, pledged to stop burning coal, German Chancellor Angela Merkel defended her country’s use of the fuel and the need to …
Sat., Nov. 18, 2017
The region must be a leader in recognizing and embracing the future rather than clinging to old and harmful modes of energy.
Sun., Nov. 12, 2017, 6 a.m.
The demolition of Immerath – making way for the expansion of mega-mines that will produce billions of tons of carbon emissions in the coming decades and leave a deep gash …
UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 7, 2017, 10:20 p.m.
Proposition 2 was failing with only 41 percent of votes cast in favor of the measure, which had been criticized as illegal and potentially embroiling the city in costly legal …
Wed., Oct. 25, 2017, 7:57 p.m.
A state agency has rejected a request to use state-owned aquatic lands for a major coal-export terminal along the Columbia River.
UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 24, 2017, 8:39 p.m.
A company proposing to build a terminal in Washington state to export U.S. coal to Asia sued the state Tuesday, arguing regulators unfairly denied the project a key permit.
UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 16, 2017, 4:34 p.m.
On the question of whether Spokane can – or should – fine the owners of rail cars transporting certain crude oil and coal through downtown, both sides say they’re on …
Wed., Oct. 11, 2017, 1:53 p.m.
The Trump administration says coal is back and nuclear energy is cool. Not at the expense of natural gas, wind and solar, insist an unusual coalition of business and environmental …
UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 26, 2017, 2:15 p.m.
The Department of Ecology rejected a water quality permit that Millennium Bulk Terminals sought because the proposed facility near the city of Longview would have caused “significant and unavoidable harm” …
Tue., Sept. 26, 2017, 10:46 a.m.
The state of Washington has denied a key permit sought by a company that wants to build and operate a large terminal to export coal from Western states to Asia.
UPDATED: Sun., Sept. 24, 2017, 10:54 p.m.
Crews are removing 31 mangled rail cars and more than 3,500 tons of coal along a 200-foot section of riverbank on the Cabinet Gorge Reservoir in northwestern Montana.
Fri., Sept. 15, 2017, 7:51 p.m.
Handing a major victory to environmentalists, a court cast doubt Friday on a longstanding U.S. government argument that blocking federal coal leasing won’t affect climate change because the coal could …
UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 22, 2017, 5:07 p.m.
Greater Spokane Incorporated has officially come out against Proposition 2, a ballot measure that would fine rail shipments of oil and coal through Spokane.
UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 22, 2017, 9:41 a.m.
The Trump administration has rejected a coal industry push to issue a rarely used emergency order protecting coal-fired power plants. One executive says the decision breaks a personal promise from …
Sat., Aug. 12, 2017
The fight is about more than environmentalism versus fossil fuels. It’s about money versus money. And if that’s the case, why would fossil fuel interests win over ranching, farming and …
Wed., Aug. 9, 2017, 9:06 a.m.
The operator of one of the largest coal-fired power plants in the Western U.S. says it intends to keep running the 2,100-megawatt plant after declaring last year that a new …
Sun., Aug. 6, 2017
Avista owes it to its customers to recognize the reality of the Western energy markets and start a real conversation about how to transition off coal and to cheaper, cleaner …
Wed., Aug. 2, 2017, 8:35 a.m.
Coal mining in Montana is up this year as the export market improves.
Tue., Aug. 1, 2017, 10:49 a.m.
The U.S. government has awarded $4.6 million to the state of Montana to help retrain hundreds of coal workers who will soon be out of jobs because of a partial …
UPDATED: Fri., July 14, 2017, 8:02 p.m.
The U.S. will seek to use a United Nations fund designed to aid nations hard hit by climate change to promote the construction of coal-fired power plants around the world.
UPDATED: Mon., July 10, 2017, 9:28 p.m.
Coal-fired power stations are responsible for the most pollution in Europe, with Britain among the top polluters, the European Union says.
UPDATED: Thu., July 6, 2017, 6:48 p.m.
U.S. Energy Secretary Rick Perry said Thursday that coal-fired power plants are important for the country’s future, and he suggested that energy supply will spark demand.
Mon., June 26, 2017, 9:51 a.m.
The world’s biggest coal users – China, the United States and India – have boosted coal mining in 2017, in an abrupt departure from last year’s record global decline for …