All posts tagged "coal"
Federal Coal Sales Moratorium Shakes Industry Stronghold
GILLETTE, Wyo. – Like a trusty pickup truck, Gillette has bounced through tough times before and pulled through, thanks to coal. Lately the bumps for an industry that’s brought wealth and jobs to this town are getting...
- Posted February 1, 2016
Study: Man-made Heat put in Oceans has Doubled Since 1997
WASHINGTON – The amount of man-made heat energy absorbed by the seas has doubled since 1997, a study released Monday showed. Scientists have long known that more than 90 percent of the heat energy from man-made global...
- Posted January 18, 2016
Obama Administration Halts New Coal Leases on Federal Land
WASHINGTON – The Obama administration is imposing a moratorium on new coal leases on federal lands, arguing that the $1 billion-a-year program must be modernized to ensure a fair financial return to taxpayers and address climate change....
- Posted January 15, 2016
Arch Coal Files for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Protection
NEW YORK – Arch Coal, which has been hurt by the weakening demand for coal, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection Monday. The coal industry is struggling as electric power companies shift to using natural gas, which...
- Posted January 11, 2016
US Coal Production Falls to Lowest Level in Nearly 30 Years
WASHINGTON – U.S. coal production has fallen to its lowest level in nearly 30 years as cheaper sources of power and stricter environmental regulations reduce demand, according to preliminary government figures. A report released Friday by the...
- Posted January 8, 2016