Stories tagged: coal
Tue., Aug. 9, 2016, 1:38 p.m.
Asked Tuesday about the price of gasoline and how regulation may affect the price of electricity, Donald Trump stood up for American’s fossil fuel industry – coal in particular.
Tue., July 19, 2016, 5:38 p.m.
The Spokane City Council will consider asking voters whether they want to fine companies that ship oil and coal by rail through downtown.
Sat., May 28, 2016, 10:26 a.m.
The Bureau of Land Management is soliciting public input for its review of the federal coal program.
Thu., May 26, 2016, 5:13 p.m.
A proposed coal-export terminal in Southwest Washington could eventually bring 16 more trains through Spokane each day.
Wed., May 25, 2016, 10:01 a.m.
Owners of a coal-fired power plant in Montana say the company that keeps it running wants out within two years.
Mon., May 23, 2016, 10:42 a.m.
Residents can weigh in on a coal-export terminal proposed along the Columbia River in Southwest Washington during a Thursday hearing in Spokane.
Sat., May 21, 2016, 8:44 a.m.
Residents can weigh in on a coal-export terminal proposed near Longview at upcoming public hearings.
Wed., May 11, 2016, 3:50 p.m.
Montana Gov. Steve Bullock convened a meeting at the state Capitol Wednesday with three Colstrip executives, as the debate over the coal-fired power plant plays out in his re-election campaign.
Mon., May 9, 2016, 12:46 p.m.
SEATTLE (AP) – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers on Monday denied a permit to a $700 million project to build the nation’s largest coal-export terminal in northwest Washington state.
Fri., April 29, 2016, 9:28 a.m.
State and local regulators on Friday are releasing a sweeping review of a coal export terminal proposed along the Columbia River in southwest Washington.
Wed., April 13, 2016, 12:32 p.m.
Peabody Energy, the nation’s largest coal miner, filed for bankruptcy protection Wednesday as a crosscurrent of environmental, technological and economic changes wreak havoc across the industry.
Wed., April 6, 2016, 8:04 a.m.
Montana’s governor is looking for a new ownership structure for one of the largest coal-fired power plants in the West to stave off its partial closure.
Wed., March 16, 2016, 10:49 a.m.
The largest American coal miner, Peabody Energy, is delaying an interest payment due this week and warned that it may have to file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection.
Fri., March 11, 2016, 12:35 p.m.
Oregon Gov. Kate Brown has signed one of the nation’s most aggressive pieces of pro-climate legislation into law.
Thu., Feb. 18, 2016, 2:55 p.m.
Nearing the halfway point of the 60-day Washington legislative session, here are some other bills that still can pass, and others that appear to be dead.
Wed., Feb. 3, 2016, 6:08 p.m.
Lawmakers from Appalachian states hit hard by a downturn in the coal industry are proposing to set aside $1 billion from a federal fund to use for economic development.
Tue., Nov. 10, 2015, 4:17 p.m.
Three coal-fired plants in Washington, Oregon and Nevada are scheduled to close, which will shrink the Northwest’s carbon footprint by 2035.
Sun., Nov. 1, 2015
Otter Creek mine will ruin aquifer, bust shippers.
Wed., Oct. 28, 2015, 4:58 p.m.
BILLINGS – Montana’s largest coal producer expects to reduce shipments to Asia next year through a West Coast port, as exports of the fuel from the United States continue to …
UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 27, 2015, 6:45 p.m.
About 9 percent of Avista Utilities’ electricity comes from a coal-burning plant in Montana. Colstrip’s future will be discussed at a Wednesday meeting in Spokane.
Mon., March 9, 2015, 2:38 p.m.
Wyoming is prepared to up the stakes in its high-dollar push to override local opposition in the Northwest and get access to ocean ports to allow coal exports to Asia. …
Tue., Feb. 10, 2015, 12:07 p.m.
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — The J.E. Corette coal-fired power plant in Billings will shut down in August, its owner said Tuesday, making it the latest casualty in a wave of …
Mon., Aug. 18, 2014, 3:37 p.m.
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Oregon state regulators have rejected a proposal for a coal terminal on the Columbia River that would be a conduit for exporting millions of tons of …
Sun., Feb. 23, 2014
COLSTRIP, Mont. – On Montana’s eastern plains, there’s a town that was built to burn coal and produce electricity for the Northwest’s largest cities. Smokestacks loom over Colstrip, a company …
Thu., Feb. 13, 2014
SEATTLE – State and local regulators said Wednesday they’ll consider a sweeping environmental review of the effects of a proposed terminal along the Columbia River in Washington that would export …
Wed., Feb. 12, 2014, 1:05 p.m.
State and local regulators said Wednesday they’ll consider a sweeping environmental review of the effects of a proposed terminal along the Columbia River in Washington that would export millions of …
Thu., Sept. 26, 2013
Inland Northwest residents turned out in force in Spokane on Wednesday evening to persuade officials that a proposed West Side shipping terminal’s potential environmental impacts reach far beyond its site …
Mon., Sept. 16, 2013
The coal terminal debate returns to Spokane on Sept. 25, when three government agencies will host a scoping meeting for an environmental impact statement on a proposed coal port at …
Thu., Aug. 1, 2013
The effects of more coal trains rolling through communities like Spokane, as well as possible increases to global warming from that coal being burned in Asia, must be studied before …
Thu., July 18, 2013
A generator failure at a Montana coal plant will force Avista Corp. to buy about $12 million worth of replacement electricity this year. The Spokane-based utility owns a 15 percent …