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Judge strikes down Oakland’s ban on shipping coal through port

May 16, 2018 |

A federal judge struck down the city of Oakland’s ban prohibiting companies from transporting coal through a proposed export terminal that U.S. miners see as a key link to overseas markets.

The ban — enacted by the city in 2014 — violates a development agreement, U.S. District Judge Vince Chhabria…


L.A. Times – Business

Former Coal Baron Vying for Senate Accused of Racist Ad

May 4, 2018 |

A former coal executive who served a year in prison related to a 2010 mine explosion in West Virginia that killed 29 people is now denying claims of racism as he seeks a Senate seat in the state. In a new ad , Republican Don Blankenship claims “swamp captain Mitch McConnell…
Newser

Trump Faces Test on Coal With FirstEnergy Appeal

April 2, 2018 |

The administration’s commitment to coal is under its stiffest test yet after an Ohio energy company made a plea to favor that power source over its many rivals, including oil and natural gas.
WSJ.com: US Business

Pennsylvania House candidates target those impacted by coal industry’s demise

March 9, 2018 |

The future of coal mining has become center stage in the District 18 House race in Pennsylvania – with both candidates, Democrat Conor Lamb and Republican Rick Saccone trying to win over coal mining workers who have struggled to find jobs after the industry dried up.
FOX News

John Oliver Wins This Round Against Coal Mogul

February 26, 2018 |

In the battle of John Oliver vs. coal mogul Bob Murray, Oliver has come out on top in one big way. Murray sued Oliver for defamation over the late-night host’s Last Week Tonight takedown of the coal industry in general and Murray in particular , but last week, a West Virginia…
Newser

Coal Jobs Get a Boost—From Exports

February 25, 2018 |

Miners in Indiana and other states are getting a small lift from global markets: American companies are shipping more coal to Europe and Asia, helping to stop the yearslong drop in the number of U.S. mining jobs.
WSJ.com: US Business

China secretly bought North Korean coal as US watched from above: report

January 19, 2018 |

At least six cargo ships linked to China furtively violated U.N. sanctions by taking on North Korean coal late last year, potentially providing a significant financial boost to the rogue regime, the U.S. alleges.
FOX News

Life sentence for man in West Virginia coal exec’s death

December 20, 2017 |

An Ohio man has been sentenced to life in prison with the chance for parole after 15 years in the fatal shooting of a coal executive at a West Virginia cemetery.
FOX News

Trump Plan for Coal, Nuclear Power Draws Fire From Environmental, Oil Groups

October 23, 2017 |

A Trump administration proposal aimed at shoring up coal-fired and nuclear power plants has generated opposition from groups often at odds, including environmentalists, the oil and gas industry and some utilities.
WSJ.com: US Business

Cost the Biggest Obstacle to ‘Clean Coal’

October 10, 2017 |

Technology now in limited use removes about 90% of carbon dioxide from the smokestacks of coal-fired power plants, AP reports, but energy experts say cost remains the chief obstacle to bringing the “clean coal” touted by President Donald Trump into the mainstream. They cite recent advances in applying the longstanding…
Newser