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Federal Court Faults Bureau Of Land Management For Coal Mine Climate Analysis

September 25th, 2017 | by Joshua S Hill

The Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals in Denver earlier this month ruled that the country's Bureau of Land Management must reassess its analysis of the climate impacts of expanding two huge coal mines in Wyoming’s Powder River Basin, finding that the existing analysis which led to approval for expansion to be "glaringly insufficient." 


US Coal Plant Closures Likely To Eliminate 30 Million Tons Of Annual Coal Demand

April 24th, 2017 | by Joshua S Hill

The United States is closing 46 coal-fired generating units at 25 electricity plants across 16 states over the next few years, transitioning to natural gas or intentionally closing them, and a new report shows that this will likely result in eliminating about 30 million tons of annual coal demand by the end of 2018.



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