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Federal Judge Smacks Down California City’s Plan To Block Coal Exports

Federal Judge Smacks Down California City’s Plan To Block Coal Exports

 By CHRIS WHITE, Energy Reporter A federal judge struck down a ban Oakland placed on energy companies’ attempts to use the city’s ports to transport coal to overseas markets. The 2014 ban violates a development agreement, U.S. District Judge Vince Chhabria said Tuesday in a court ruling activists called unfortunate. The dispute hinged on whether an agreement between […]

Frigid cold is why we need dependable energy

Frigid cold is why we need dependable energy

  By Tom Harris Recent record-setting low temperatures have underscored the creature comfort and often life-saving importance of abundant, reliable, affordable energy. They also reminded us how appropriate it was that America’s 2017 National Security Strategy (NSS) emphasizes energy security – and was released on December 18, three days before this extra chilly winter officially […]

EPA Should Ignore Anti-Coal Activists At Listening Sessions

EPA Should Ignore Anti-Coal Activists At Listening Sessions

  By Dr. Howard Hayden and Tom Harris On Thursday, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced that it is holding three public listening sessions on the proposed repeal of the Obama administration’s Clean Power Plan (CPP). The sessions will be held on February 21 in Kansas City, February 28 in San Francisco, and March 27 in Gillette, Wyoming. If the listening […]

Coal key to National Security Strategy

Coal key to National Security Strategy

. By Tom Harris It was a stroke of public relations genius for President Donald Trump to release his National Security Strategy (NSS), a document that emphasizes energy security and energy dominance, on December 18, three days before the start of winter. It is this time of year, especially during a period of record-setting low […]

Naughty or Nice? Trump’s Comin’ To Town!

Naughty or Nice? Trump’s Comin’ To Town!

    By Deborah Baber Savalla I was not a Twitter-user before Donald J. Trump was elected our 45th President. I became one when I accepted I could not count on traditional media outlets to report fairly (or at all!) on the President’s work on behalf of the American people. My tweet-gem today comes from United […]

Activists distorted view of coal at EPA hearing

Activists distorted view of coal at EPA hearing

    By Bryan Leyland and Tom Harris At this week’s Environmental Protection Agency public hearing on the withdrawal of the ‘Clean Power Plan’ in Charleston, West Virginia, anti-coal activists were out in force. The meeting was swamped with activists—Climate Justice Alliance, Sierra Club, Citizens Climate Lobby, Mid‐Ohio Valley Climate Action, Moms Clean Air Force, Natural Resources Defense Council, etc. Several groups also met at the University of […]

What Natural Disasters SHOULD Teach Us

What Natural Disasters SHOULD Teach Us

     by Steven Lyazi     I express my deepest sympathies to the people in the Caribbean and United States who have been impacted by Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria. The loss of life was tragic but has thankfully been much lower than in many previous storms. Buildings are stronger, people get warned in […]

Life in fossil-fuel-free utopia

Life in fossil-fuel-free utopia

. By Paul Driessen Life without oil, natural gas and coal would most likely be nasty, brutish and short. Al Gore’s new movie, a New York Times article on the final Obama Era “manmade climate disaster” report, and a piece saying wrathful people twelve years from now will hang hundreds of “climate deniers” are a tiny […]

Land, energy and mineral lockdowns

Land, energy and mineral lockdowns

. By Paul Driessen Too many oil, gas, coal, rare earth and other vital resources are still off limits President Trump has directed Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke to review recent land withdrawals under the 1906 Antiquities Act, to determine whether some should be reversed or reduced in size. The review is long overdue. The […]

The silver-tongued liars’ playbook   

The silver-tongued liars’ playbook   

. By Paul Driessen Coal ash scare stories are the latest tactic in their long war on coal-fueled electricity generation    Coal-fired power plant scrubbers now remove 80-90 % of airborne particulate, mercury, sulfur dioxide, nitrogen oxide and other pollutants. But that means “fly ash” and noncombustible residues (what we used to call clinkers) must be […]

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