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  • South Korean companies violating sanctions by allegedly importing North Korean coal

    08/16/2018 10:11:58 AM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege
    The Globe and Mail ^ | Aug 2018 | Chloe Sang-Hun
    More than 33,000 tons of North Korean coal was illegally imported to South Korea last year in violation of United Nations and other sanctions, the South Korean government said Friday. A government customs agency, the Korea Customs Service, asked prosecutors to indict the heads of three South Korean companies that transport coal. It said the companies imported the North Korean coal, totaling $5.8 million in value, between April and October of last year, and it accused them of falsifying documents to indicate that the coal was of Russian origin. The owners of 14 ships involved in transporting the coal from...
  • Donald Trump Explains Why He Hates Windmills

    08/13/2018 5:25:30 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 54 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 13 Aug 2018 | 13 Aug 2018
    President Donald Trump ridiculed windmills as a source of energy on Monday, professing his appreciation for coal instead. The president spoke about energy during a fundraiser in New York, pointing out that coal was an “indestructible” form of energy, but it was easy to destroy a windmill. Why Windmills are the Worst — by @realDonaldTrump pic.twitter.com/t5WqMu9hSe — Charlie Spiering (@charliespiering) August 13, 2018 “Bing, that’s the end of that windmill,” Trump said, imitating someone shooting a windmill. The president pointed out that windmills also kill birds. “They kill so many birds, you look underneath some of those windmills, it’s like...
  • Barrasso Condemns Bank of the West Anti-Fossil Fuels Policies

    08/09/2018 6:33:59 AM PDT · by george76 · 26 replies
    Wyoming Network ^ | 8-8-18 | John Barrasso
    U.S. Senator John Barrasso (R-WY) sent a letter to Bank of the West President and Chief Executive Officer Nandita Bakhshi pushing back on the bank’s decision to no longer conduct business with companies engaged in the exploration and production of coal, oil and natural gas. Bank of the West, headquartered in San Francisco, CA, has 23 branches with dedicated employees who work hard to serve communities and families across Wyoming. In his letter, Barrasso condemned the San Francisco headquarter’s attack on Wyoming’s communities and businesses that depend on fossil fuels for energy security, jobs and economic growth. “This misguided and...
  • Killing coal by private means

    08/06/2018 10:38:39 AM PDT · by rktman · 18 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 8/6/2018 | Thomas Lifson
    Coal has become the enemy of city-dwelling, affluent believers in global warming. Yet it continues to be cheap and available for many countries, especially China and India, that want to expand their power grids to raise their standards of living to a level approaching that of the warmists who insist that doom awaits if atmospheric CO2 levels rise. So how can the poorer countries in the world, whose governments insist on improving their citizens' lives with electricity now and worries about hypothetical assertions based solely on computer models later, be forced to comply with the elites' desires? The warmists have...
  • North Korea gets illegal oil, enlists Syria arms broker: UN report

    08/04/2018 12:06:03 AM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 4 replies
    Channel News Asia ^ | August 3, 2018 | AFP
    North Korea has resorted to a "massive increase" of illegal ship-to-ship transfers of oil products at sea to evade UN sanctions and enlisted a Syrian arms broker to sell weapons to Yemen and Libya, a UN report said Friday. In a 62-page report sent to the Security Council, the UN panel of experts also listed violations of a ban on North Korean exports of coal, iron, seafood and other products that generate millions of dollars in revenue to Kim Jong Un's regime. North Korea also "attempted to supply small arms and light weapons (SALW) and other military equipment via foreign...
  • Who’s to Blame for Global Warming?

    08/03/2018 7:21:26 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 38 replies
    The New Republic ^ | August 1, 2018 | By EMILY ATKIN
    The New York Times Magazine has done something unprecedented. On Wednesday, it released an entire issue containing just one article on the subject of global warming. “Losing Earth,” by Nathaniel Rich, chronicles the ten-year period from 1979 to 1989 in which scientists reached consensus about human-caused climate change, and politicians nearly came to a global-scale solution. Informed by more than 100 interviews and 18 months of reporting, the piece twists and turns around a zany cast of characters who bravely risked their careers to solve the climate crisis. There’s no spoiler alert needed for the ending: They failed. But it’s...
  • Could this 'clean coal’ plant proposal be answer to Indiana’s 17 billion tons of reserves? (Jobs?)

    07/30/2018 4:26:29 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    Republic of Mining ^ | March 18, 2018 | Sarah Bowman and Emily Hopkins
    When it comes to coal, the United States is what the Middle East is for oil. That fact is not lost on an industry competing for relevancy at a time when it’s undersold by natural gas and renewable energy. It’s not lost on the coal-producing towns in the nation that have long relied on the mineral for jobs and economic development. And it’s certainly not lost on Greg Merle, whose company is pitching what he hopes — what he believes — might just be the answer for a declining industry desperate to remain viable. Merle is the president of Riverview...
  • US eases Obama-era coal ash pollution rules for utilities

    07/18/2018 10:53:36 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 19 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jul. 18, 2018 9:45 PM EDT | Matthew Brown
    The Trump administration on Wednesday eased rules for handling toxic coal ash from more than 400 U.S. coal-fired power plants after utilities pushed back against regulations adopted under former President Barack Obama. Environmental Protection Agency acting Administrator Andrew Wheeler said the changes would save utilities roughly $30 million annually. The move represents the latest action by Trump’s EPA to boost the struggling coal industry by rolling back environmental and public health protections enacted under his predecessor. It pushes back the deadline to close problematic ash dumps and gives state regulators flexibility in how they deal with the massive waste piles...
  • Trump Picks Economic Winners, Guided by Nostalgia

    06/18/2018 10:47:01 AM PDT · by ProtectOurFreedom · 17 replies
    New York Times ^ | June 18, 2018 | By Brad Plumer and Jim Tankersley
    President Trump...is increasingly putting his finger on the scale to help once-iconic industries that are declining as a share of the American economy, at the expense of some of the country’s fastest-growing sectors. The president’s attempts to boost domestic steel manufacturing and coal mining have come largely through policies that limit foreign competition, like tariffs, and proposals to prevent coal-fired power plants from closing. Those efforts have produced only modest job gains so far in two blue-collar sectors that Mr. Trump championed in his run to the White House. But they have injected uncertainty into a host of other growing...
  • Pope Ignores Fossil Fuels’ Essential Role in Human Flourishing

    06/16/2018 4:44:26 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 28 replies
    Heartland.org ^ | June 15, 2018 | H. Sterling Burnett
    It seems Pope Francis has learned little since his 2015 encyclical calling on the world to fight climate change by limiting the use of modern technologies and fossil fuels. He called many of the world’s leading oil companies to the carpet last week in a meeting he “requested” (anyone who says no to a meeting with the pope risks alienating many of the world’s estimated 1.3 billion Catholics) with the companies’ top executives. Francis called on the oil companies to shift from fossil fuels to renewable energy sources, to save the Earth. In a column written when Francis issued his...
  • Bluestone Coal hiring 250 employees at mines across southern W.Va.

    06/08/2018 7:27:23 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    WSAZ-TV ^ | June 7, 2018 | Staff
    BECKLEY, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- More coal jobs are coming to West Virginia. Bluestone Coal has announced it is hiring 250 employees, adding to its staff and providing high paying jobs at mines across southern West Virginia. According to a news release from the company, Bluestone is now producing at a level that requires additional workers. “We need both surface and deep mine workers,” Company CEO Jay Justice said. “All positions, ranging from foremen to mechanics, electricians, truck drivers and all types of equipment operators will be put to work as soon as possible.” A variety of jobs are being offered,...
  • Rick Perry’s Obama Imitation

    06/06/2018 4:33:20 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 5 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | June 5, 2018
    One Trump Administration achievement has been liberating U.S. energy producers of all kinds from federal shackles. Companies have responded with jobs and investment, but all of a sudden the Administration wants to do a Barack Obama imitation and play energy favorites. The National Security Council on Friday reviewed a 41-page internal memo, leaked to Bloomberg News, suggesting that President Trump invoke emergency authority to require grid operators to buy nuclear and coal power. But there’s no emergency, and the political intervention will do more harm than good. *** The supposed problem is that the U.S. is producing an abundance of...
  • Trump orders Energy Department to help ailing coal, nuclear plants

    06/01/2018 1:08:32 PM PDT · by Innovative · 47 replies
    Reuters ^ | June 1, 2018 | Reuters
    .S. President Donald Trump on Friday directed Energy Secretary Rick Perry to take emergency steps to keep at-risk coal and nuclear plants running, the White House announced. Under the directive, Perry would require grid operators to buy electricity from ailing nuclear and coal-fired power plants to keep them from being shuttered. “Unfortunately, impending retirements of fuel-secure power facilities are leading to a rapid depletion of a critical part of our nation’s energy mix, and impacting the resilience of our power grid,” White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders said in a statement.
  • Schwarzenegger: Pruitt is the worst EPA head 'we have ever had'

    05/28/2018 9:40:37 AM PDT · by conservative98 · 64 replies
    The Hill ^ | 05/26/18 03:11 PM EDT | JOSH DELK -
    In another jab to President Trump's Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) head, actor and former California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger (R) labeled Scott Pruitt the worst EPA administrator of all time. "I pay no attention to what he says. He cannot be taken seriously," Schwarzenegger said at the R20 Austrian World Summit, an annual climate conference he hosts in his home country. "He's the worst Environmental secretary that we have ever had." Schwarzenegger went on to criticize Pruitt for his ties to oil and gas companies. “He's doing the bidding for the oil companies and the coal companies," the 70-year-old Republican told...
  • Can Coal Help EMP Risk Reduction?

    05/23/2018 12:47:33 PM PDT · by Crucial · 42 replies
    Homeland Security Today ^ | 8/12/2016 | Kelso
    When the Commission to Assess the Threat from Electromagnetic Pulse [EMP] Attack published its report in 2004, coal accounted for roughly half of all power produced in the United States. Today, only a third of US electricity comes from coal, according to the US Energy Information Agency (EIA). This is good news for both environmentalists and natural gascompanies. The formers’ long term dream of a more sustainable source of power is being realized, while the latters’ business is booming. According to the EIA report, natural gas now makes up a third of all power produced – with nuclear and renewables...
  • Trump Tweet Commends “Clean Coal” Even As DTE Energy Continues To Shut Down Coal Plants

    05/21/2018 6:47:20 AM PDT · by WombatKing · 6 replies
    SolarWakeup ^ | Frank Andorka
    Three months after announcing it would completely eliminate coal from its portfolio, Detroit-based utility DTE Energy announced on Friday it, along with partner Consumers Energy, was accelerating plans to increase its clean-energy portfolio to reach a generation target of at least 50% by 2030. The utility’s announcement came on the same day President Donald J. Trump tweeted that the United States has 250 years of “clean coal” in its energy mix and touted the fact he ended the mythical “war on coal.”
  • Plans for Ohio's Only New Coal Plant Are Scrapped

    05/20/2018 4:23:45 PM PDT · by Pontiac · 16 replies
    WKSU ^ | May 17, 2018 | Andy Chow
    After years in limbo, a plan to construct a new coal plant has been scrapped. That leaves Ohio without any proposals for new coal-power generation. Environmental groups see this as a critical turning point.Since the early 2000s, the Lima energy plant has been on again and off again. But now the company behind the project is officially bowing out. Neil Waggoner with the Beyond Coal campaign says it’s clear coal is near its end. “We see there are no coal plants under consideration to be built. The current coal plants that are already in the state are struggling to be...
  • Trump’s EPA Will Axe Obama’s ‘De Facto Ban On New Coal Plants’

    05/08/2018 9:48:58 AM PDT · by Signalman · 31 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 5/7/2018 | Michael Bastach
    The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) plans on repealing an Obama-era requirement effectively mandating all new coal-fired power plants be outfitted with unproven emissions technology, The Daily Caller News Foundation has learned. EPA will modify the New Source Performance Standards (NSPS) for power plants as part of its effort to repeal the Clean Power Plan (CPP) — the centerpiece of the Obama administration’s climate agenda. EPA will drop the de facto requirement that new coal plants install carbon capture and storage (CCS) technology Obama administration critics said would make it nearly impossible to build new coal plants. “It’s fantastic that the...
  • Someone Send the Coal People the Memo

    05/03/2018 6:30:05 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    American Thinker.com ^ | May 3, 2018 | David Archibald
    To put this story into context, let's go back to 1899 and the publication of Johann von Bloch's book Die Zukunft des Krieges (The Future of War). Bloch was a 19th-century railway magnate who had built the Warsaw to Moscow railway. In those days, the best and the brightest worked on optimizing the productivity of railroads through operational analysis. Bloch applied insights from managing railroads to theorizing about the conduct of war. His big insight, original at the time, was that wars would be won by the country with the biggest industrial output. This is the same as the Soviet...
  • Ending Secret Science at EPA

    04/28/2018 6:18:00 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 28, 2018 | Paul Driessen
    Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt has proposed to end the longstanding EPA practice of using secretive, often questionable, questionable, even deceptive science to support agency policy and regulatory initiatives. His proposed rules will ensure that any science underlying agency actions is transparent and publicly available for independent experts to examine and validate – or point out its flaws. It also responds to growing concerns that extensive scientific research in environmental, medical and other arenas cannot be replicated by other scientists, or is compromised by cherry-picked data, poor research design, sloppy analysis or biased researchers. The situation has led to...