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Krugman: In The Real War On Coal, The Mining Industry Won And Workers Lost

June 14, 2014 by Joseph Romm
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The War on Coal and the War on Workers

If conservatives truly cared about coal miners they wouldn’t work so hard to block coal dust reforms — an action that United Mine Workers President Cecil Roberts said in 2012 “amounts to nothing more than a potential death sentence for thousands of American miners.”[read more]

Geology and Markets, not EPA, Waging War on Coal

June 10, 2014 by Zane Selvans
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Geology, Markets, and Coal

 

Despite the passionate rhetoric from both sides of the climate divide, the proposed EPA rules are very moderate — almost remedial. The rules grade the states on a curve, giving each a tailored emissions target meant to be attainable without undue hardship.[read more]

A Small Victory in the 'War on Coal'

May 8, 2014 by Steven Cohen

While the main action in reducing greenhouse gasses must be to focus on developing renewables, the elimination of coal as a source of energy remains an important goal. Although it is incorrect to say that the Obama administration is sponsoring a "war on coal," they should be.[read more]