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The site of the Tennessee Valley Authority coal ash disaster at the Kingston Fossil Plant in December 2008.

Mixed feelings for landfill run deep in Alabama

May 27, 2015
Residents protest the dump that generates millions in revenue for poor rural area.
Posted In: landfill, Alabama, coal

Big coal gets its day in court against the EPA

Apr 16, 2015
A federal court in Washington hears a challenge to the EPA's Clean Power Plan.
Posted In: coal, Environmental Protection Agency, clean power plan, climate change, carbon emissions

Rail delays shut down Midwestern power plants

Sep 17, 2014
Minnesota utility couldn't get enough coal by rail to keep four plants operating
Posted In: coal, trains, Minnesota
Lump of coal

EPA rules may zap Kentucky jobs, but not coal jobs

Aug 8, 2014
Kentucky's manufacturing industry is based on cheap electricity produced by coal.
Posted In: coal, carbon emissions

America's coal heads overseas

Jul 29, 2014
What happens to the coal not burned in the U.S.
Posted In: coal mining, coal, carbon emissions
China's Consumption Of Coal Steadily On The Rise

Coal's share of global energy is growing

Jun 17, 2014
BP's annual report on energy shows coal with its largest share since 1970.
Posted In: coal, fuel economy
Central Utah Anchors State's Coal Mining Industry

The 'war on coal' is no fight to the death

Jun 3, 2014
Even with EPA goals, 30 percent of U.S. electricity will come from burning coal.
Posted In: coal, EPA
Solar photovoltaic panels

EPA's carbon rules may give some states a head start

May 30, 2014
But nobody knows which states. It depends on how the rules get written.
Posted In: coal, EPA, carbon emissions
EPA proposes new limits

The EPA starts targeting carbon dioxide in earnest

May 27, 2014
The Obama Administration readies its regulation of carbon-dioxide emissions.
Posted In: coal, carbon dioxide, EPA

Coal ash = environmental win (when you recycle it)

Apr 28, 2014
The toxic discharge from coal plants beats Portland cement when used in concrete.
Posted In: coal, concrete, waste

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