Richard Whiting is president of Kinder Morgan Resources. (Kinder Morgan photo)

Kinder Morgan launches business to invest in coal

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Kinder Morgan Energy Partners has launched a new business, investing in coal and other mineral reserves.
(Jennifer A. Dlouhy/Houston Chronicle)

McKinley: New coal-ash bill tackles EPA concerns

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For two years, one of the two professional engineers in Congress has pushed a bill to let states regulate fly ash from coal-fired power plants, a move U.S. Rep. David McKinley says would benefit coal and power companies and the construction industry he’s worked in since the 1960s.
Categories: Coal, Environment
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Sierra Club sues BNSF over coal dust from trains

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The Sierra Club is suing Burlington Northern Santa Fe in federal court in Seattle over coal dust that blows off trains into Washington rivers and Puget Sound.
Categories: Coal, Legal issues
(Jennifer A. Dlouhy/Houston Chronicle)

Class action recommended in Va. coal-gas claim

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A federal magistrate judge recommended class-action status Wednesday for thousands of landowners in southwest Virginia who contend two energy companies cheated them out of tens of millions of dollars in royalty payments for natural gas they extracted from their properties.
Categories: Coal, Legal issues
(Jennifer A. Dlouhy/Houston Chronicle)

SCE&G will close two coal plants early

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South Carolina Electric & Gas Co. says it will close two coal-powered generating stations near Walterboro by the end of the year.
Categories: Coal, Electricity

Private Sector Moving on Climate Change

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  Yesterday, the Cooperative Institute for Climate and Satellites (CICS), in partnership with NOAA’s National Climate Data Center, took a major step in trying to transmit data on a changing climate to a high level business audience. (Pictured above, representatives from CICS, Duke Energy (including Heath Shuler), and the Center for Law Environment, Adaptation and […]
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Beshear asks EPA to rethink proposed coal regs

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Gov. Steve Beshear is calling for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to rethink proposed greenhouse gas regulations that he said would effectively ban new coal-fired power plants.
Categories: Coal
(Jennifer A. Dlouhy/Houston Chronicle)

Coal’s record slump poised to end on output cuts

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European coal’s longest slump in at least eight years is poised to end as imports from the U.S. fall and further declines trigger production cuts at mines in Russia and Poland.
Categories: Coal
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Commentary: Environmentalists are hurting the US economy

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Last month, Earth Day came and went. Perhaps you missed hearing about it. For 2013, the theme was “The Face of Climate Change.” Other than a change in the Post Office cancellation mark on your letters from the usual wavy lines, to the four stick-like wind turbines and a sun symbol, there was little note of what was once an event celebrated by 20 million Americans.
Atlanta Businessman Ted Turner gains funding for his solar ambitions, while Atlanta-based Southern hedges against the risk of clean power biting into a business based largely on burning fossil fuels across its four-state region. Photographer Jay Mallin/Bloomberg

Ted Turner taking coal funds to create solar odd couple

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They’re unlikely business partners: a billionaire environmentalist and one of the largest coal-burners in the U.S.
Categories: Coal, Solar