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  • Kansas coal plant fight back in court; emission concerns cited

    (Reuters) - A long-running battle over coal-fired energy in Kansas continued Friday as the Sierra Club environmental group filed a legal challenge to the state's issuance of a permit intended to give a green light to a controversial new power plant....
  • Many reported sickened after West Virginia chemical spill, survey says

    When a storage tank spilled an obscure coal-cleaning chemical into the water supply in West Virginia in January, officials ultimately told 300,000 people not to use the water. Charleston was the largest city affected, as well as the source of the spill....
  • Memo to Stanford: Don't attack coal, attack carbon — with a tax

    Last week, Stanford's Board of Trustees announced that the university would not directly invest funds from its endowment in coal mining companies. Even the strongest advocates of this action acknowledge that it is a symbolic gesture with little direct...
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  • Judith Nies' 'Unreal City' built on huge water, energy deals

    Judith Nies' 'Unreal City' built on huge water, energy deals
    The shady provenance of water and power is a familiar story in the West, recounted in works as varied as "Chinatown" and "City of Quartz." Judith Nies' sweeping new history of water, energy and thievery in the shaping of Las Vegas and the desert Southwest...
  • Arlington Heights Park District sets up grill stations

    Arlington Heights Park District sets up grill stations
    Now that the Arlington Heights Park District has set up concrete and asphalt pads for grilling at nine locations, cookouts will not be allowed at any other public park. The new grilling stations are set up at: Camelot Park at 1005 E. Suffield Drive,...
  • EPA greenhouse gas rule may lay new bet on future natural gas supplies

    The Obama administration's ambitious plan to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from U.S. power plants 30% by 2030 is laying another big bet on future U.S. natural gas supplies. The boom in U.S. production, the result of hydraulic fracturing and...
  • Kern County farmers question just how 'clean' new coal plant would be

    Kern County farmers question just how 'clean' new coal plant would be
    Plans to build a $4-billion experimental "clean coal plant" in the San Joaquin Valley have touched off fears here that as it generates cleaner electricity, it would foul groundwater and air in a region where airborne pollutants are among the nation's...
  • EPA unveils sweeping rules to cut carbon emissions

    EPA unveils sweeping rules to cut carbon emissions
    The U.S. power sector must cut carbon dioxide emissions 30 percent by 2030 from 2005 levels, according to federal regulations unveiled on Monday that form the centerpiece of the Obama administration's climate change strategy. The Environmental...
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  • Gov. Brown says UC divestment from coal is a possibility

    Gov. Brown says UC divestment from coal is a possibility
    Gov. Jerry Brown suggested Thursday that UC should study the possibility of divesting its endowment of any connection to the coal industry, a move that could echo a recent decision by Stanford University. Concerned that fossil fuel burning is...
  • New EPA rule seeks to cut carbon emissions 30% by 2030

    New EPA rule seeks to cut carbon emissions 30% by 2030
    The Obama administration will seek to cut greenhouse-gas emissions from existing power plants 30% by 2030, potentially one of the biggest steps any country has ever taken to confront climate change, people familiar with the plan said Sunday. Seen as the...