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  • Car Dyke [80 mile Roman canal from the River Cam to the River Witham]

    03/12/2018 11:56:13 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 21 replies
    EyePeterborough ^ | September 2016 | unattributed
    The Car Dyke is an eighty mile artificial water channel, thought to have been constructed by the Romans from the first century AD... The Dyke runs along the western edge of the fens from the River Cam near Cambridge all the way to the River Witham, just south of Lincoln. Many stretches are protected as a scheduled ancient monument... William Stukeley... came up with the idea that Car Dyke was a canal... to supply the Roman Armies of the north with grain and food from Lincolnshire and Cambridgeshire with drainage as a secondary function, a view which still perpetuates until...
  • White House gears up campaigning for PA special election

    03/08/2018 9:08:56 AM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 6 replies
    AP via Yahoo! News ^ | March 8, 2018 | Steve Peoples
    GREENSBURG, Pa. (AP) — Fighting to stave off another special election embarrassment, the White House is strengthening its final-days offensive in western Pennsylvania. President Donald Trump has long been scheduled to rally voters on Saturday behind Republican congressional candidate Rick Saccone, a state representative whose underwhelming campaign has some Washington-based Republicans fearing the worst. It will be the president's second visit to the district on Saccone's behalf. Daughter Ivanka Trump appeared with Saccone in a separate visit last month as well and praised him as "a champion" for Republican priorities. The national GOP confirmed late Wednesday that Trump counselor Kellyanne...
  • It's Like Obama Never Left on the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

    02/13/2018 9:37:23 AM PST · by Kaslin · 5 replies ^ | February 13, 2018 | Brian McNicoll
    It’s a story you would expect to have heard during the Obama administration.Coal plants are closing across the country, largely because of market conditions and federal policies aimed at ending the use of coal in our country. One of these policies, the Clean Power Plan, proposed by President Obama as the United States’ principle initiative to meet the emissions targets of the Paris Climate Accords, had made it too expensive to keep coal plants open.Wind, natural gas and, increasingly, solar energy are cleaner and becoming cheaper and more reliable. The Department of Energy, led by the administration’s token Texan, proposes...
  • Hopis, Navajos say they’ll suffer if coal-fired plant closes

    02/08/2018 10:35:47 AM PST · by CedarDave · 44 replies
    The Albuquerque Journal ^ | February 6, 2018 | ABQ Journal/AP
    PHOENIX — Hopis and Navajos who work at a coal mine near the Arizona-Utah border said Tuesday their family lives and earning power will suffer greatly if the power plant fed by the mine is shuttered as planned. The Navajo Generating Station in Page is set to close at the end of 2019 unless a new owner can be found. That’s considered a long-shot, but the company that owns the supply mine says it has identified investors interested in one of the largest coal plants in the West. More than 200 workers, their family members and supporters in blue T-shirts,...

    01/31/2018 7:20:16 AM PST · by MarvinStinson · 81 replies
    grabien ^ | Jan 30, 2018
    The lovely Andrea Mitchell: It's another base-pleasing moment and the fact checkers will be up all night, because on clean coal here we have a president in 2018 advertising the coal industry and not talking about the future. How that is appealing to anybody -- and also false claims on the auto industry, false claims on job creation, exaggerating that, one thing after another, and of course the grandiose claims about the tax bill, the individual is tax cuts are going to expire, the corporate ones stay forever.
  • Exclusive: Despite sanctions, North Korea exported coal to South and Japan via Russia...

    01/26/2018 5:43:22 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 6 replies
    Reuters ^ | JANUARY 26, 2018 | Guy Faulconbridge, Jonathan Saul, Polina Nikolskaya
    Exclusive: Despite sanctions, North Korea exported coal to South and Japan via Russia - intelligence sources Guy Faulconbridge, Jonathan Saul, Polina Nikolskaya PARIS/LONDON/MOSCOW (Reuters) - North Korea shipped coal to Russia last year which was then delivered to South Korea and Japan in a likely violation of U.N. sanctions, three Western European intelligence sources said. The U.N. Security Council banned North Korean exports of coal last Aug. 5 under sanctions intended to cut off an important source of the foreign currency Pyongyang needs to fund its nuclear weapon and long-range missile program. But the secretive Communist state has at least...
  • Hampton Roads ports benefiting from the 2017 coal-export revival

    01/22/2018 4:34:37 AM PST · by csvset · 3 replies
    Virginian Pilot ^ | 21 Jan 2018 | Robert McCabe
    NORFOLK Nearly 20 ships were anchored off Cape Charles early last week, most if not all of them colliers waiting to pick up coal destined for ports all over the world. Just a couple of years ago, you might have seen only a few vessels at a time in the same location. Not any more. They’re back. Hampton Roads is the biggest coal-exporting port in the country. Baltimore is right behind it. And they’re both in the vanguard of what appears to be a U.S. coal-export revival. Between 2016 and 2017, coal exports from Hampton Roads have surged by 58.8...
  • President Trump: A year of real change

    01/20/2018 4:24:17 PM PST · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | January 20, 2018 | President Donald J. Trump
    Even as Democrats continue to obstruct and play politics, I have never stopped fighting for the people, and I have no intention of changing course. I promised Jan. 20, 2017, would be remembered as a new day for all Americans – the day the people became the rulers of this nation once again. For the past 365 days, that promise has been my guide. We are putting America first, making real change in Washington, and creating opportunities for all of our people. From coast to coast, there is a renewed spirit. Our country is roaring back more quickly than anyone...
  • New England's Absurd Energy Policies Exposed by Bomb Cyclone

    01/05/2018 10:52:16 PM PST · by Oshkalaboomboom · 31 replies
    newsmax ^ | Jan 05, 2018 | Tom Borelli
    The cold blast hitting the U.S. is exposing the absurdity of left-wing energy policies in New England. Natural gas prices are skyrocketing in the region as the gas demand for both heating and electricity exceeds supply. ISO New England issued a “cold weather watch” for January 5 to alert the wholesale power market to a surge in demand for the weekend, as temperatures are expected to plummet. The grid operator believes it has enough power, but the demand could exceed supply. Don’t blame the weather for soaring energy prices and possible electricity shortages; blame the left-wing politicians and radical environmentalists...
  • Here is what's holding back China's plans for world domination

    01/04/2018 7:19:04 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 16 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 01/04/2018 | David Archibald
    There is no doubt that China wants to subjugate Asia, echoing Japan's role during World War II.  For those who think China's economy might overtake the United States economy, and thus make China a more formidable adversary, this article aims to provide detail on China's main constraint in that ambition: that its domestic coal production is near its peak and will then go into long-term decline. Even if China can keep its energy supply constant with an accelerated expansion of its nuclear power sector, the cost of producing coal from deeper mines will mean that the costs of industrial...
  • What MAGA looks like: A report from West Virginia

    01/01/2018 6:41:22 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 52 replies ^ | Thomas Lifson
    The economic vector of West Virginia (and parts of Pennsylvania and Ohio adjoining it) has reversed course since the election of President Donald Trump, going from depressed (and forgotten) to growing and attracting huge structural investments from overseas. You can see the changes on the ground, not just in dry economic statistics. It is one thing to read about GNP growth roughly doubling since President Trump reformed the oppressive regulatory environment and devoted attention to reviving King Coal to his former majesty in West Virginia (and then some). Casey Jenkins of the Wilkes-Barre Times Leader writes from Wheeling, WV about...
  • Coal key to National Security Strategy

    12/27/2017 11:20:03 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 15 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 12/27/17 | Tom Harris
    Climate scare must be debunked if coal is to recover It is very appropriate that President Donald Trump virtually ignored climate change in his National Security Strategy (NSS). Recent climate change has been unremarkable and clearly does not constitute a national security threat in comparison with concerns such as terrorism and inadequate border controls. What does constitute a threat, however, is a lack of affordable, reliable energy to power the nation and export into world markets. So, as a citizen of Canada, a nation dependent on a prosperous U.S. for our defence and much of our economy, I am very...
  • 'He's Already Done Enough To Get My Vote Again': The President Remains A Celebrated 'Fighter'

    12/27/2017 10:40:59 AM PST · by blam · 19 replies
    Business Insider/AP ^ | 12-27-2017 | Claire Galofaro, Associated Press
    SANDY HOOK, Ky. (AP) — The regulars amble in before dawn and claim their usual table, the one next to an old box television playing the news on mute. Steven Whitt fires up the coffee pot and flips on the fluorescent sign in the window of the Frosty Freeze, his diner that looks and sounds and smells about the same as it did when it opened a half-century ago. Coffee is 50 cents a cup, refills 25 cents. The pot sits on the counter, and payment is based on the honor system. People like it that way, he thinks. It...
  • [US] ContourGlobal to build $1.18 billion power plant in Kosovo

    12/22/2017 6:18:01 AM PST · by GonzoII · 3 replies
    AP/FOX ^ | 21 Dec 2017
    PRISTINA, Kosovo – Kosovo's government has signed a 1 billion-euro ($1.18 billion) deal with the New York-based power generator ContourGlobal PLC to build a 500 megawatt coal-fired power plant.
  • Pennsylvania coal production slows but stays above 2016 levels

    12/21/2017 9:45:55 AM PST · by GonzoII · 7 replies
    Trib Live ^ | Thursday, Dec. 21, 2017 | Brian Bowling
    Miners produced 981,000 short tons of coal last week compared to 999,000 tons the week before. For the year-to-date, Pennsylvania bituminous coal production was up 13.2 percent, anthracite production was up 7.4 percent and national coal production was up 7.9 percent.
  • Ships in a bottleneck: China, Australia ports clogged as coal, iron ore demand soars

    12/20/2017 11:51:36 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 8 replies
    Reuters ^ | December 20, 2017 | by Keith Wallis
    SINGAPORE - More than 300 large dry cargo ships are having to wait outside Chinese and Australian ports in a maritime traffic jam that spotlights bottlenecks in China’s huge and global commodity supply chain as demand peaks this winter. With some vessels waiting to load coal and iron ore outside Australian ports for over a month, key charter rates have jumped to their highest in more than three years. Placed end-to-end, the total delayed fleet would stretch more than 40 miles, enough to span the English Channel from Dover to Calais and back. Charter rates for a 180,000 DWT capesize...
  • EPA takes first step toward replacing Obama's climate rules for coal plants

    12/19/2017 4:04:12 AM PST · by x1stcav · 16 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 12/18/17 | John Siciliano
    President Trump's Environmental Protection Agency took the first step Monday toward proposing its own version of climate change regulations for coal-fired power plants. The Trump climate rule would replace the Obama administration's Clean Power Plan with a much more limited version of the greenhouse gas rules for existing power plants. AD Entrepreneur Elevator Pitch Ep12: Glamping, Stress Relievers, Burgers and More! Watch Full Screen Eliminating the Obama-era climate plan is a key part of President Trump's deregulation agenda. The EPA proposed repealing the plan in October, saying that the plan "exceeds the agency's statutory authority." Monday's action is the second...
  • General Electric cuts 12,000 jobs, blames lagging coal demand

    12/07/2017 9:49:52 AM PST · by Oshkalaboomboom · 24 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | Dec 7, 2017 | John Siciliano
    General Electric Co. announced Thursday that it will cut 12,000 jobs from power division amid a global softening of electricity demand and the switch from coal and other fossil fuels. "The plans announced today are driven by challenges in the power market worldwide," the manufacturing giant said. "Traditional power markets including gas and coal have softened. Volumes are down significantly in products and services driven by overcapacity, lower utilization, fewer outages, an increase in steam plant retirements, and overall growth in renewables." The company said Thursday that the cuts will "right-size" GE Power amid the transition taking place in the...
  • President Trump Moves to Shrink Two National Monuments in Utah

    12/05/2017 6:28:56 AM PST · by RhoTheta · 15 replies
    OANN ^ | 12/4/2017 | OANN Newsroom
    During a speech Monday, the president said he is signing two proclamations which will shrink the Bears Ears National Monument and the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument. He called the measures a reversal of federal overreach, and says the move will restore the rights of land to the people of Utah. The president says the residents of the state know how to protect and conserve their own land, and Washington politicians do not. He added, lands must be protected and now will be protected by this new measure.
  • Conrad Lucas, America's youngest GOP chairman, is running for Congress in West Virginia

    11/20/2017 2:56:22 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 2 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | November 20, 2017 | Aaron Carpenter
    Conrad Lucas, the youngest GOP state party chairman in the United States, has announced he’s running for Congress. Lucas, who just turned 36, has served as chairman of West Virginia’s Republican Party since 2012, when he was just 30 years old. He is ready to bring fresh leadership to Washington and help Donald Trump pass his agenda through Congress. Lucas listed his accomplishments as GOP chairman in a phone interview with the Washington Examiner, and explained how he plans to serve the people of West Virginia’s 3rd Congressional District....