Category Archives: Coal Info

Int’l Speakers Opposed to Coal Energy to Speak at UW Friday, March 7th, 6:00-7:30 pm

In the first week of March 2014, Greenpeace, Seattle Rising Tide and The Backbone Campaign are organizing a Presentation featuring one of Asia’s foremost experts on the impacts and economics of fossil fuel development in Asia. Our purpose is to … Continue reading

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BLM Undervalues Coal Leases in Powder River Basin

The Bureau of Land Management coal leasing program has been found to be run “without sufficient oversight or a consistent means of ensuring that fair prices are paid for the leases, a report released on Tuesday said.” According to the … Continue reading

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Update on EPA Coal Fired Power Plant Regulation Process

In an article in today’s NY Times:  E.P.A. Staff Struggling to Create Pollution Rule the fine line that must be walked by regulations being drafted to control emissions from coal fired power plants is described.   On the one hand if … Continue reading

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Coal and oil: A mix to fuel NW fears

From Crosscut:  The Obama administration’s position is a mystery for those worried about Washington state becoming an energy pipeline to Asia.   A great article for a summary of where the Northwest stands in the cross hairs of oil and coal … Continue reading

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Abandoning coal: Financial markets start to pull away

Financial markets sometimes do the right thing! They’re starting to pull away from coal companies. “Globally, share prices of thermal coal producers have slid over the past two years on declining demand for the fuel and fears of oversupply. Patriot … Continue reading

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Co2 Coal Emissions Used to Pump More Oil – Is this really sequestration?

Here is an interesting AP article, To Clean Up Coal, Obama Pushes More Oil Production  that describes how a compromise on what is carbon sequestration has led to CO2 emissions now being pumped underground to force more oil out rather than being … Continue reading

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King County Council Considering Coal Export Resolution: Call and support it!

From Power Past Coal and Climate Solutions.  It is easy to call the Council at 206 296-1000 and tell them that you support resolution against coal exports that is under consideration.   All you need to give them is your … Continue reading

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