National Mining Association
The administration can't get its story straight — again.
Critics of President Barack Obama's landmark regulation to reduce carbon dioxide emissions almost always highlight a series of flawed studies to attack the Clean Power Plan. In fact, many are often paid for by utility or fossil fuel interests.
Mining companies and allies plan to take legal action against regulations limiting planet-warming emissions.
Now that our nation is finally holding dirty industries accountable for the worst pollution in America -- pollution that increases the risk of asthma attacks, heart disease, lung cancer and causes climate change -- big emitters are using the same Chicken Little playbook.
Few opponents of the federal Clean Power Plan want to stand up and say they favor unlimited carbon pollution. So they're apt to frame their arguments in more clever ways.
By continuing to accelerate deployment of wind, solar and energy efficiency resources, Michigan is reducing the pollution that causes climate change, keeping the electric system reliable and affordable, and putting more Michiganders to work in the energy industry.
Louisiana, a major exporter of coal from other states, could ship far more of that fossil fuel once the Panama Canal is widened
It happened again. On August 21, legislation put into play by the Environmental Protection Agency was cut off at the knees.
Nearly two years ago, the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) proposed lowering the coal-dust threshold while mandating
"Scott is extremely rare," says Celeste Monforton, a former MSHA official who's investigated the mining disasters at Sago
"Coal is a critical component of America's comprehensive energy portfolio," Interior Secretary Ken Salazar said March 22
In the wake of EPA's veto a large mountaintop removal mine permit, the grandstanding of West Virginia politicians and "sky is falling" rhetoric from the coal industry was hardly surprising.