Coal

February 16, 2017, 9am PST
The West's largest coal power plant and two Ohio coal plants will be closing, and the coal mines that supply them may shutter as well. The Arizona utility "is tired of overpaying for power," words that surely the president should understand.
The Washington Post - Energy and Environment
February 6, 2017, 1pm PST
Beijing promises "extraordinary" measures to reduce pollution in the infamously smoggy city.
Scientific American
January 18, 2017, 7am PST
The Obama Administration's Department of the Interior released their report on coal mining on federal lands just days before the Trump team takes office.
The New York Times
November 20, 2016, 11am PST
A lawsuit in the state of Washington between environmentalists and BNSF Railway over the environmental impacts of coal trains has been settled out of court.
Crosscut
October 1, 2016, 9am PDT
China turning over a new leaf on pollution and greenhouse gases.
Grist
August 18, 2016, 2pm PDT
The U.S. Energy Administration confirms a development that first got teased back in April—natural gas is now responsible for more carbon emissions that coal.
State Impact
August 10, 2016, 12pm PDT
In the long struggle to reduce the impacts of climate change, we may have finally hit a positive milestone, as China's use of coal peaked in 2014.
The Guardian
July 29, 2016, 7am PDT
Through a series of legal maneuvers associated with a coal giant's bankruptcy, the Sierra Club made good on a conservation opportunity worth $2.2 billion and weighing 53 million tons.
Slate
July 3, 2016, 7am PDT
The City Council in Oakland, California took its first, substantive steps toward banning the handling and storage of coal in the city.
NBC Bay Area
April 17, 2016, 11am PDT
For the first time, electricity generated from burning natural gas will surpass coal, largely due to fracking of shale. While that means that carbon dioxide emissions will continue to drop, it also means that methane emissions will increase.
The Washington Post - Energy and Environment
April 5, 2016, 12pm PDT
It's easy to focus on the shrinking market share and layoffs in the coal industry and see the demise of the industry, but construction of new coal burning power plants is still booming in countries like China and India.
Vox
March 12, 2016, 9am PST
Arch Coal's plans to develop a mine in Otter Creek Valley, east of Billings, is the latest casualty in the death throes of the coal industry.
Bozeman Daily Chronicle
January 18, 2016, 8am PST
Following-up on the president's assertion in his State of the Union address to better manage coal and oil resources on federal lands to account for environmental and financial costs, the administration declared a 'pause' on issuing new coal leases.
US News & World Report
July 14, 2015, 10am PDT
A new report puts natural gas ahead of coal in the U.S. energy production portfolio.
Associated Press via Chicago Tribune
July 1, 2015, 8am PDT
The answer depends on location, according to previous studies on EVs. The study from NBER evaluated both gas and electric-powered vehicles to determine their effect on the environment. A surprising recommendation is a new road funding option.
CityLab
May 24, 2015, 9am PDT
The federal Energy Information Administration predicts the effects of the Obama Administration's new rules for carbon emissions at coal plants—it doesn’t look good for the coal industry.
The Hill
February 12, 2015, 10am PST
Tim McDonnell shares news of a recent report outlining how Americans are using energy that offers climate change activists plenty of encouraging information.
Mother Jones
August 26, 2014, 11am PDT
In this Sunday Review editorial, The New York Times applauds China's announcement that it will ban coal burning in the Beijing region by 2020, but warns that some solutions to air pollution will exacerbate climate change.
The New York Times
May 8, 2014, 9am PDT
If President Obama is waging a "war on coal," as his critics claim, then Europe must be enjoying a love affair with America's high-carbon fossil fuel, and the most polluting variety at that. How could the world's greenest continent turn so brown?
The Wall Street Journal - Business
May 1, 2014, 5am PDT
In a huge and perhaps unexpected win for the EPA, the Supreme Court on April 29 reversed an appellate court panel ruling that had rejected their attempt to regulate interstate air pollution caused by about 1,000 coal-fired power plants in 28 states.
The Wall Street Journal - Politics and Policy