September 24, 2017

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Trump Slams Brakes on Obama’s Climate Plan

A coal train in West Virginia. (Photo by Cori Martin, CC License)

Badly looking for a political win that would both fulfill some campaign promises to his political base and satisfy the demands of rank-and-file Republicans in Congress, President Trump on March 28 signed an expansive Energy Independence and Economic Growth Executive Order.   The executive order signals a sharp shift in federal climate change rules, standards and work procedures. This was ... Read More »

Pakistan Boosts Coal Production to Ease Power Shortages

(Photo via Duna News TV)

The government has approved 10 new coal-fired power plants to ease Pakistan’s mounting energy crisis, with some areas of the country facing power cuts of 20 hours a day. Read More »

Are You Ready for a Coal Town Turnaround?

Thw town on Williamson, West Virginia. (Photo by U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, via OnEarth)

Even in a West Virginia's community whose most famous building is literally made out of coal, leaders are seeking a new way forward. Williamson is one town primed and ready to move past its coal-mining roots, if given the chance. Read More »

8 Things to Know About EPA’s Climate Protection Rules

John E. Amos Power Plant coal-powered plant in West Virginia. (Pho†o by Wigwam Jones)

The new rules are the most significant move President Obama has made to address the direct causes of climate change. Under the new rules, each state would have a broad menu of carbon-cutting options, including energy efficiency improvements, adding clean energy sources, implementing a carbon tax, or instituting or joining a cap-and-trade system. Read More »