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  • Big-name donors join Trump fundraising team

    05/24/2016 3:18:54 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    The Hill's Ballot Box Blog ^ | May 24, 2016 | Jonathan Swan
    Donald Trump, who needs to rapidly raise money for the general election, now has a team of the Republican establishment's biggest donors and fundraisers in his corner. Trump and Republican National Committee (RNC) Chairman Reince Priebus announced in a statement Tuesday that they have signed onto their fundraising efforts some of the most prolific donors and fundraisers in conservative politics. The big name recruits include Woody Johnson — who owns the New York Jets and was a top fundraiser for former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush and previous GOP nominees Mitt Romney and Sen. John McCain (Ariz.) — and Diane Hendricks,...
  • Coal Faces Three Hurdles and Steady Decline

    05/21/2016 7:24:50 AM PDT · by The_Media_never_lie · 24 replies
    Inside Climate Science ^ | May 18, 2016 | JOHN H. CUSHMAN JR.
    Coal's future as a major energy source is being undermined by market forces, government regulations and moral arguments.
  • Can EVs Save Electric Utilities?

    05/18/2016 3:46:32 PM PDT · by bananaman22 · 27 replies
    Oilprice.com ^ | 18-05-2016 | Len
    Electric cars hold the potential to destroy the oil business and save the electricity business. The big question now is when this will happen. Last year the world consumed about 93 million barrels of crude oil per day. About 42 percent of that, or 39.5 mmbpd, was used for transportation. In its recent price swoon, oil prices went from over $100 per barrel to under $30 per barrel with a production surplus of 2 mmbpd worldwide. How would the industry fare with a surplus that was seven times greater?
  • The Left’s Jihad against American energy

    05/18/2016 5:20:12 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 18, 2016 | Ken Blackwell
    This election season has created an unprecedented alliance between the environmental Left and the anti-free market movement. The result is a well-funded juggernaut adept at conducting coordinated and sophisticated assaults on American businesses while attempting to influence crucial elections. Their goals are nothing short of shuttering our American manufacturing industry, halting the production of affordable energy and placing a ruling clique of radicals in office.One such tactic focuses on intimidating universities and other institutions into divesting their financial holdings of fossil fuel investments. Activists behind this campaign talk candidly about how they hope to “revoke the social license” of energy...
  • Court showdown over Obama's climate rule delayed until the fall

    05/16/2016 2:48:12 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 5 replies
    The Hill ^ | May 16, 2016 | Timothy Cama
    Opponents of the Obama administration’s landmark climate change rule will have to wait three more months to argue their case in federal court. The Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit said Monday that oral arguments in the case over the Clean Power Plan will be held Sept. 27, rather than June 2, when they were originally scheduled earlier this year. Additionally, the case will be heard by a full panel of nine of the court’s judges. Chief Judge Merrick Garland, who President Obama has nominated to sit on the Supreme Court, has recused himself from all cases,...
  • Bill Clinton takes on protesters in coal country

    05/14/2016 10:12:28 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 44 replies
    Washington Post ^ | May 13, 2016 at 4:18 PM | Karen Tumulty
    The booing was nearly as loud as the cheering when Bill Clinton stepped to the microphone in this remote mountain hamlet deep in the depressed heart of coal country. In the audience at the local elementary school Thursday night was a sizable contingent of coal miners and their families, many wearing helmets and T-shirts declaring their support for Donald Trump. […] The event here was Bill Clinton’s fourth in a long day of campaigning across Kentucky, where his wife faces a similar backlash in next week’s primary. …
  • Are Subsidies Killing US Solar Companies?

    05/12/2016 3:41:41 PM PDT · by bananaman22 · 19 replies
    Oilprice.com ^ | 12-05-2016 | Solarbust
    The oil price rout has caused a lot of headaches in the renewable industry, especially in the heavily subsidized U.S. solar sector, which is suffering some setbacks even as solar installations are growing rapidly. Solar power suppliers are scaling back operations as demand is growing slower than expected, and the sector is wondering where to go from here. Investors have, of course, sensed the uncertainty. An industry that showed so much promise—particularly against the background of international efforts to curb the effects of climate change—is now in the doldrums. So what went wrong?
  • Total U.S. weekly rail traffic down 10.6% ( coal down 33.5% )

    05/12/2016 7:31:52 AM PDT · by george76 · 23 replies
    Railway Age ^ | May 11, 2016 | Ben Vient
    The Association of American Railroads (AAR) reported U.S. rail traffic for the week ending May 7, 2016: Total U.S. weekly rail traffic was 492,923 carloads and intermodal units, down 10.6% compared with the same week last year. Total carloads for the week ending May. 7 were 233,047 carloads, down 14.8% compared with the same week in 2015, while U.S. weekly intermodal volume was 259,876 containers and trailers, down 6.4% compared to 2015. Three of the 10 carload commodity groups posted an increase compared with the same week in 2015. They were miscellaneous carloads, up 6.7% to 9,839 carloads; chemicals, up...
  • Could coal still be king?

    05/11/2016 10:19:16 AM PDT · by rktman · 22 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 5/11/2016 | Anthony J. Sadar
    What if an attack on coal was like an attack on Mom or apple pie? Now, granted, coal would make a lousy mom or even pie, but coal is what helped make America great. And at least one presidential contender is for Making America Great Again via including an avenue through coal country. West Virginia voters are certainly hopeful. See results of Tuesday’s voting for confirmation. Coal has traditionally been the muscle to hoist America above foreign competitors because of its relative low expense and high energy content. But, typical of the contemporary climate, that which was yesterday’s hero is...
  • WV: Hillary loses 2/3 of support from 2008

    05/11/2016 8:08:11 AM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 12 replies
    Hillary Clinton is putting magician David Copperfield to shame with her vanishing voter trick. Her base of support is disappearing right before our eyes, but unlike Copperfield, Clinton isn’t putting on an act. On Tuesday, Clinton lost the West Virginia primary to 74-year-old socialist Bernie Sanders 51% to 36%. That’s a stark contrast to 2008, when she trounced Barack Obama, 66.9% to 25.7% (John Edwards received 7.3%). But perhaps what’s more shocking is the raw vote total. In 2008, she received 240,890 votes. Yesterday, Clinton netted 84,176 votes, according to NBC — a 65% decline. Other numbers show how the...
  • West VA Coal Miners Just Made Powerful VIDEO To Make Sure Hillary Is NOT America’s Next President

    05/10/2016 5:51:30 AM PDT · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 23 replies
    The economic devastation is very real in West Virginia. Obama promised to shut down the coal industry as one of his bold campaign promises in 2008. Hillary’s plan is to keep the dream of shutting down the coal industry alive long after Obama is out of office. Coal miners are taking and stand and letting America know they are not going to sit back and watch their livelihoods and towns destroyed by a radical leftist President. Watch here:
  • CNN Ventures Into A Majority Democratic West Virginia County, They’re Supporting Trump(T)

    05/09/2016 6:02:10 AM PDT · by rktman · 21 replies
    townhall.com ^ | 5/7/2016 | Matt Vespa
    It’s no shocker that Hillary Clinton isn’t popular in West Virginia. In fact, no one from national Democratic circles, like President Obama, Nancy Pelosi etc., is popular here. Obama didn’t win a single county in the Mountain State in 2012, and the last time West Virginia went Democratic was 1996. Clinton’s remarks that she was going to put coal miners out of business did not sit well with the residents of Logan County, where Democrats outnumber Republicans. In fact, CNN was hard pressed to find really any Democrat who supported Clinton—they’re all voting for Trump.
  • Who Is Hillary’s “Tim”?

    05/08/2016 6:15:47 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 22 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 8, 2016 | Paul Jacob
    She-Who-Must-Not-Be-President ran into a dust-up in coal country last week. Sitting across a table for a media photo-op, an unemployed coal worker put the former Secretary of State and U.S. Senator from New York and First Lady on the hot seat. Strange as it might seem, the folks in West Virginia don’t much cotton to politicians intent on tossing them out of work. No matter how many government handouts those politicians promise. At a CNN town hall in March, Hillary Clinton boasted: “I’m the only candidate which [sic] has a policy about how to bring economic opportunity — using clean...
  • Finally, the Clinton Legacy (via Saudi Arabia w/VID)

    11/26/2012 1:26:31 PM PST · by bayouranger · 3 replies
    dianawest.net ^ | 14NOV12 | Diana West
    Saudi Arabia’s [Prince] Turki al Faisal addressing Bill Clinton at Clinton Global Initiative shindig, September 25, 2012: “Muslims will never forget your deliverance of Bosnia-Herzogovenia and Kosovo, and near-deliverance, within 100 meters, of Palestine from occupation.” There by a smiling Chelsea’s side, in a room full of people who warmly approve of the term Israeli “occupation”: her sellout Jewish husband.
  • Unlike Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton Lacks A Simple, Clear Economic Message

    05/07/2016 5:37:12 AM PDT · by Innovative · 57 replies
    NPR ^ | May 7, 2016 | Mara Liasson
    Hillary Cinton isn't over the finish line yet, but as she continues to battle Bernie Sanders she's also turning her attention to a general election matchup with Donald Trump. A lot of Democrats say that in order to beat Trump, she needs to be developing a clearer message on the economy. That's not Donald Trump's problem. Not only does he have a simple, clear message — he often says so himself. "Our theme is very simple," Trump reminded voters last week after winning the Indiana primary. "Make America great again. We will make America great again. We will start winning...
  • Candidate Says Coal Remarks "Taken out of Context" [semi-satire]

    05/06/2016 4:19:17 PM PDT · by John Semmens · 8 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 8 May 2016 | John Semmens
    Seeking to dissuade West Virginia voters from holding her promise "to put a lot of coal miners and coal companies out of business" against her, Democratic presidential contender Hillary Clinton maintains that "those remarks have been distorted by being taken out of context." The specific context, according to the candidate "was the need to get the votes of environmentally conscious individuals in states that have no coal industry. For my opponents and the media to inject that statement into the West Virginia primary distorts the nuanced messages I am trying to express to the varied constituencies around the nation. It...
  • West Virginia Coal Association endorses Trump over Clinton

    05/06/2016 9:58:46 AM PDT · by rktman · 18 replies
    hotair.com ^ | 5/6/2016 | Jazz Shaw
    During the debates, Hillary Clinton somewhat famously told that nation, “we’re going to put a lot of coal miners and coal companies out of business.” Do you suppose the people in West Virginia noticed? Even if they missed the live coverage of the event, they’ve been reminded of it plenty of times since then, and only a few days before the primary on Tuesday the powerful West Virginia Coal Association has jumped in with an endorsement of her opponent.
  • U.S. Has Lost 191,000 Mining Industry Jobs Since September 2014

    05/06/2016 7:34:54 AM PDT · by xzins · 22 replies
    CNS NEWS ^ | May 6, 2016 | Terence P. Jeffrey
    The United States has lost approximately 191,000 jobs in the mining industry since September 2014 including approximately 7,000 that were lost in April, according to data published today by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The coal mining industry alone has lost approximately 10,900 jobs since April of last year. “Mining employment continued to decline in April (-7,000),” the Bureau of Labor Statistics said in its employment release this morning. “Since reaching a peak in September 2014, employment in mining has decreased by 191,000, with more than three-quarters of the loss in support activities for mining.” In recent years, according to...
  • Trump returns to campaign trail, targets Clinton on coal

    05/05/2016 8:32:01 PM PDT · by Innovative · 36 replies
    Washington Post ^ | May 5, 2016 | Jill Colvin 
    Republican Donald Trump returned to the campaign trail for his first rally as his party’s presumptive nominee on Thursday night, delivering a series of searing attacks against likely rival Hillary Clinton and making clear he has no intention of toning down the rhetoric that drove his spectacular rise. Trump, arriving to John Denver’s “Take Me Home, Country Roads,” betrayed a hint of wistfulness about wrapping up the nomination more quickly than he and his aides had expected. Rivals Ted Cruz and John Kasich suddenly ended their campaigns this week, making his visit to West Virginia, which votes May 10, largely...
  • West Virginia coal group endorses Trump

    05/05/2016 12:10:44 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 42 replies
    The Hill ^ | May 5, 2016 | TYimothy Cama
    The West Virginia Coal Association is putting its weight behind Donald Trump for president. Members of the group, which represents companies in coal mining and related industries, voted Thursday to endorse the presumptive Republican nominee, days before West Virginia’s presidential primary. “Trump has said he will reverse the Democratic regulatory assault that has cost the coal industry more than 40 percent of our production and jobs since 2008,” Bill Raney, the group’s president, said in a statement. “In contrast, Hillary Clinton’s proposals essentially double-down on the job killing Obama policies,” he said. “West Virginia can’t afford that and neither can...
  • Live Thread:Trump Rally in Charleston, WV @ 7pm EDT

    05/05/2016 2:33:41 AM PDT · by nikos1121 · 1,184 replies
    Thursday, May 5, 2016: Live Stream of the Donald Trump for President rally in Charleston, WV at the Charleston Civic Center beginning at 7:00 PM EDT Charleston, WV Charleston is the capital and largest city of the State of West Virginia. It is located at the confluence of the Elk and Kanawha Rivers in Kanawha County. As of the 2013 Census Estimate, it had a population of 50,821, while its metropolitan area had 224,743. It is a center of government, commerce, and industry. Early industries important to Charleston included salt and the first natural gas well. Later, coal became central...
  • Hillary Clinton Eats Crow Over Coal Comments

    05/05/2016 5:27:55 AM PDT · by expat_panama · 69 replies
    Investors Business Daily ^ | May 5, 2016 | Editorial
    Election 2016: After vowing to kill coal jobs, Hillary Clinton is now trying to recast herself as Sissy Spacek in “Coal Miner’s Daughter.” But coal workers ain’t buying it, and she’s hearing their wrath while campaigning in West Virginia. At a CNN town-hall-style forum in March, Clinton asserted: “We’re going to put a lot of coal miners and coal companies out of business.” Coal country hasn’t forgotten the threat from the Democratic front-runner. A laid-off coal miner earlier this week confronted Clinton over her derogatory statement during a campaign stop in West Virginia, which holds its Democratic primary May 10....
  • Video: Hillary Confronted by Coal Miner Whose Jobs She Vowed to Destroy

    05/05/2016 4:43:14 AM PDT · by HomerBohn · 20 replies
    Anti Media ^ | 5/4/2016 | Claire Bernish
    (Watch the video at the link) Hillary Clinton already has an issue with being truthful, but her latest waffling on coal — and, specifically, coal miners’ livelihoods — has most of the country crying foul. “Instead of dividing people the way Donald Trump does, let’s reunite around policies that will bring jobs and opportunities to all these undeserved poor communities,” Clinton boasted at a town hall meeting in March — immediately, hypocritically, and even jovially following up with this zinger: “So, for example, I’m the only candidate which has a policy about how to bring economic opportunity using clean, renewable...
  • Coal miners "wave goodbye" as Hillary leaves a campaign stop in Williamson, WV. She hates Americans

    05/04/2016 9:52:46 AM PDT · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 31 replies
    Twitter ^ | 5/4/2016 | JP Moore
    Coal miners "wave goodbye" as #NeverHillary leaves a campaign stop in Williamson, WV. She hates Americans.
  • #4 - MOTHER AND DAUGHTER TALK ABOUT HILLARY

    05/04/2016 8:40:03 AM PDT · by doug from upland · 19 replies
    dfu via twitter ^ | 5-4-16 | DFU
    #1 #2 #3
  • Hillary apologizes in WV for saying, 'put coal miners and coal companies out of business'

    05/03/2016 1:58:45 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 49 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 03 May 2016 | Thomas Lifson
    In what Monica Alba of NBC News called “a rare candid moment” (I love it that even NBC News acknowledges Hillary is such a phony), Hillary Clinton “apologized to a man who confronted her over comments made earlier this year about putting coal miners "out of business.”
  • Hillary Sorry for Saying She Would Put Coal 'Out of Business'

    05/03/2016 10:10:39 AM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 54 replies
    Truth Revolt ^ | 5/3/16 | Sarah Fisher
    "It was a misstatement." Back in March, former first lady and presidential candidate Hillary Clinton said at a CNN town hall that she wanted to put coal miners and the coal industry "out of business." At the event Clinton said she was the only candidate who "has a policy about how to bring economic opportunity using clean renewable energy as the key into coal country. We're going to put a lot of coal miners and coal companies out of business," she said. But now that Clinton is campaigning in West Virginia, her tune has changed. "What I said was totally...
  • Clinton’s crass coal crumble

    05/03/2016 10:09:23 AM PDT · by Starman417 · 13 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 05-02-16 | DrJohn
    That Hillary Clinton is a world class flip-flopper is nothing new. There's a long list of them here. But this reversal was impressive even for her. Watch as the leading democrat dissembles. Watch as she goes full circle. Watch the sheer hypocrisy. The remarkable part is how abruptly the flop flop occurred. In March Clinton was going to put a lot of coal miners and coal companies out of business. https://twitter.com/WVGOP/status/709201666248200192?ref_src=twsrc%5EtfwApril 13: Peabody Coal files for bankruptcy. The democrat primary in West Virginia takes place on May 10 and Clinton now seeks the votes of those who she would put out...
  • Clinton Apologizes for Saying She’d Put Coal ‘Out of Business’

    05/03/2016 8:48:51 AM PDT · by TangledUpInBlue · 52 replies
    Yahoo Politics ^ | 5/3/16 | Katie Relily
    Hillary Clinton apologized on Monday for saying in March that she would put coal miners and coal companies “out of business” as part of a transition to alternative energy sources. The Democratic front-runner and former secretary of state called the prior remark a “misstatement” as she campaigned in Kentucky, ahead of the state’s Democratic primary on May 17, CBS News reported. The small group discussion took place in what was once one of the country’s top coal producing counties, as protesters gathered outside. “What I said was totally out of context from what I meant,” Clinton said. “It was a...
  • West Virginia Mayor: The Clintons Are ‘Simply Not Welcome In Our Town’

    05/01/2016 11:42:09 PM PDT · by MIA_eccl1212 · 19 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 5/1/2016 | Chuck Ross Reporter
    ... Earlier this week, Logan Mayor Serafino Nolletti sent a letter to a staffer in Manchin's office saying that he opposed the Clintons visiting the town... "Bill and Hillary Clinton are simply not welcome in our town," Nolletti wrote in a letter, according to WOWK." "Mrs. Clinton's anti-coal messages are teh last thing our suffering town needs at this point... The policies that have been championed by people like Mrs. Clinton have all but devastated our fair town, and honestly, enough is enough.... we again state that they are welcome on any of our city properties... put a lot of...
  • West Virginia Mayor: The Clintons Are ‘Simply Not Welcome In Our Town’

    05/01/2016 9:15:58 PM PDT · by MaxistheBest · 30 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 05/01/2016 | Chuck Ross
    Bill Clinton was heckled and booed on Sunday during a campaign event in Logan, West Virginia, where the town’s mayor recently informed Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin that the former first couple are “simply not welcome” because of their “anti-coal messages.” “I wanted to come here and tell you that I care about what you’re going through. I get it and I think that we can do something about it, that’s the most important thing,” Clinton said at the event, where he was joined by Manchin and Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin, a native of the coal town of about 1,800. But...
  • New ad rips Cruz and Trump as “dangerous” on climate change

    04/29/2016 7:24:21 AM PDT · by artichokegrower · 13 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | April 28, 2016 | Joe Garofoli
    Not only will Burlingame be the center of the Republican political universe for three days starting Friday, when White House presidential hopefuls Donald Trump, Ted Cruz and John Kasich speak at the state Republican Convention, but some Democrats are taking advantage of the media spotlight shining on California, too. Billionaire San Francisco environmental activist Tom Steyer launched an 30-second ad Thursday ripping Cruz and Trump for their dubious attitudes toward climate change and urging people to vote against them. On Monday, the former hedge fund manager has announced his NextGen Climate Action super PAC would spend $25 million this year...
  • Climate activist Steyer launching voter drive on college campuses

    04/27/2016 11:48:17 AM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 17 replies
    thehill ^ | 04/25/16 | Timothy Cama
    Billionaire climate activist Tom Steyer is launching a $25 million campaign to get millennials to vote for candidates who care about climate change this year. The effort through Steyer’s NextGen Climate organization, for which he’s the main donor, will focus on sending campaigners to more than 200 colleges in seven battleground states. Steyer said the effort is meant to take advantage of millennials’ strong convictions and desire to take action on climate change and to direct that energy toward electing the right people to office. “Today, over 80 percent of young voters prefer candidates who offer clean energy solutions, so...
  • Smelling Blood in the Political Water

    04/23/2016 10:27:47 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 20 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 23, 2016 | Paul Driessen
    The great white environmentalist sharks smell blood in the water. It’s gushing from mortally wounded US coal companies that the Obama EPA has gutted as sacrifices on the altar of “dangerous manmade climate change” prevention and other spurious health, ecological and planetary scares.Peabody Energy, Arch Coal and other once vibrant coal producers have filed for Chapter 11 protection, shedding some $30 billion in shareholder value and tens of thousands of jobs in their companies and dependent industries. The bloodletting has left communities and states reeling, union pension funds and 401k plans empty, and the health, welfare, hopes and dreams of...
  • Making electronics out of coal

    04/20/2016 2:07:43 AM PDT · by jmcenanly · 16 replies
    Physics.org ^ | David Chandle
    Jeffrey Grossman thinks we've been looking at coal all wrong. Instead of just setting it afire, thus ignoring the molecular complexity of this highly varied material, he says, we should be harnessing the real value of that diversity and complex chemistry. Coal could become the basis for solar panels, batteries, or electronic devices, he and his research team say. Read more at: http://phys.org/news/2016-04-electronics-coal.html#jCp
  • Dig a Hole for US Coal

    04/19/2016 2:22:35 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 19 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 19, 2016 | Stephen Moore
    There was a time in America -- and it wasn't even so long ago -- that liberals cared a lot about working-class people. They may have been misguided in many of their policy solutions -- e.g., raising the minimum wage -- but at least their hearts were in the right place. Then a strange thing happened about a decade ago. Radical environmentalists took control of the Democratic Party. These leftists care more about the supposed rise of the oceans than the financial survival of the middle class. The industrial unions made a catastrophic decision to get in bed with these...
  • The Political Death of American Coal

    04/19/2016 5:07:17 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 16 replies
    Newsmax ^ | April 19,2016 | Stephen Moore
    There was a time in America — and it wasn't even so long ago — that liberals cared a lot about working-class people. They may have been misguided in many of their policy solutions — e.g., raising the minimum wage — but at least their hearts were in the right place. Then a strange thing happened about a decade ago. Radical environmentalists took control of the Democratic Party. These leftists care more about the supposed rise of the oceans than the financial survival of the middle class. The industrial unions made a catastrophic decision to get in bed with these...
  • Peabody, largest US coal miner, seeks bankruptcy protection

    04/14/2016 4:24:31 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 13 replies
    Associate Press (AP) ^ | 13 April 2016
    Peabody Energy, the nation's largest coal miner, has filed for bankruptcy protection as a crosscurrent of environmental, technological and economic changes wreak havoc across the industry. Mines and offices at Peabody, a company founded in 1833 by 24-year-old Francis S. Peabody, will continue to operate as it moves through the bankruptcy process. However, Peabody's planned sale of its New Mexico and Colorado assets were terminated after the buyer was unable to complete the deal. The company's bankruptcy filing comes less than three months after another from Arch Coal, the country's second-largest miner, which followed bankruptcy filings from Alpha Natural Resources,...
  • [1 Min Preview of ABC News Clip] Trump to Pittsburgh: 'We Are Going to Bring Back Your Coal Industr

    04/14/2016 1:31:35 PM PDT · by ifinnegan · 160 replies
    Pay to Watch ABC News clip on your Grabien Gold MultiMedia Marketplace Account ^ | April 13, 2016 | For full access to this ABC News clip, save a copy to your e-Locker;buy an embed code or log into Gr
    Donald Trump states in Pittsburgh he will bring back Pittsburgh's coal industry, clean coal. And also he will bring back Pittsburgh's steel industry.
  • Bowie deal falls apart in implosion ( War on Coal : Colorado )

    04/14/2016 7:31:52 AM PDT · by george76 · 8 replies
    Grand Junction Media ^ | April 13, 2016 | Dennis Webb
    Bowie Resources Partners’ purchase of Peabody Energy Corp.‘s Twentymile Mine in Routt County has fallen through, and Peabody has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy reorganization. Peabody, the world’s largest privately owned producer of coal, joins other major coal companies including Arch Coal, owner of the West Elk Mine in the North Fork Valley, in going bankrupt. Arch Coal also is in Chapter 11 reorganization. Bowie, owner of the Bowie No. 2 Mine near Paonia, had agreed to buy Twentymile and two mine properties in New Mexico for $358 million. But Peabody previously had said Bowie was still trying to find...
  • End Of An Era: Peabody Declares Bankruptcy

    04/13/2016 10:26:33 AM PDT · by bananaman22 · 27 replies
    Oilprice.com ^ | 13-04-2016 | Obunga-bunga
    In a sign of the times, the world’s largest private sector coal miner just went bankrupt. The St. Louis-based Peabody Energy Corp. warned a month ago that it was considering filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy, and on Wednesday they made it official. Peabody’s mines will continue to operate uninterrupted through the bankruptcy process. According to Peabody’s court filing, it has obtained $800 million in debtor-in-possession financing facilities. “Through today’s action, we will seek an in-court solution to Peabody’s substantial debt burden amid a historically challenged industry backdrop. This process enables us to strengthen liquidity and reduce debt, build upon the...
  • Cheap Natural Gas To Spark Another Wave Of Coal Plant Retirements

    04/12/2016 2:15:00 PM PDT · by bananaman22 · 15 replies
    Oilprice.com | 12-04-2016 | Nick
    “Cheap natural gas is killing coal.” While that headline has been written dozens of times over the last few years, it continues to be true. In fact, natural gas has become even cheaper over the past year, and the slow death of coal is poised to accelerate. In a new report from Moody’s, and reported on by SNL, the ratings agency predicts that cheap natural gas could lead to another massive wave of coal-fired power plant closures over the next year and a half.
  • Your utility bill is safe, for now ( EPA )

    04/09/2016 10:11:03 AM PDT · by george76 · 17 replies
    Grand Junction Media ^ | February 12, 2016 | Greg Walcher
    the U.S. Supreme Court .. issued an injunction blocking the EPA from implementing its Clean Power Plan, which would end America’s use of coal, its cheapest and most abundant source of electricity. ... Western Colorado’s economy is so dependent on coal. It employs more than 2,000 people and generates $58 million in federal and state royalties, $28 million in private landowner royalties, $4.5 million in reclamation funds, and pays $28 million in property, severance, and sales taxes — all of it on the Western Slope. EPA has never tried anything so unpopular in its 45-year history, and that is saying...
  • Rand Paul will back Trump if he is nominee

    04/02/2016 8:13:21 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 29 replies
    Politico ^ | 2 Apr 2016 | Nick Gass
    It may be April 1, but apparently Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul is not joking about supporting Donald Trump for the Republican nomination if — if — he emerges as the party's nominee in the general election. Paul said Friday morning that he would support whoever is named the Republican nominee, even if it's Trump, telling a Cincinnati Enquirer reporter during a visit to the metro area in Kentucky that backing the Manhattan businessman would be better than going for Hillary Clinton. The senator, according to the report, specifically criticized Clinton's comments in Ohio that she would "put a whole lot...
  • Coal CEO to hold fundraiser for Cruz

    03/30/2016 3:27:08 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    The Hill's Ballot Box Blog ^ | March 30, 2016 | Megan R. Wilson and Timothy Cama
    Controversial coal executive Robert Murray is planning a fundraiser for Ted Cruz on April 6, though he says he isn’t endorsing the Texas senator for president. Murray, the CEO of the Ohio-based Murray Energy Corp., said he would support the eventual Republican nominee but wants to help fill Cruz’s campaign account to keep him competitive with front-runner Donald Trump. “I have not picked a candidate, but I do know that Ted Cruz needs some money,” Murray told The Hill from his office in St. Clairsville, Ohio, which is located directly over a coal mine. “I think at this time in...
  • The 'War on Coal' will be expensive

    03/30/2016 7:42:52 AM PDT · by doldrumsforgop · 25 replies
    tyler telegraph ^ | 3/29/16 | tyler telegraph
    President Obama openly declared war on coal in his last State of the Union address. And it’s going to be a very, very expensive war. “Now we’ve got to accelerate the transition away from old, dirtier energy sources,” Obama said. “Rather than subsidize the past, we should invest in the future - especially in communities that rely on fossil fuels. We do them no favor when we don’t show them where the trends are going. That’s why I’m going to push to change the way we manage our oil and coal resources, so that they better reflect the costs they...
  • Trying to Make Winners out of Losers

    03/21/2016 10:02:02 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 21, 2016 | Marita Noon
    By now, most people probably know about one of Secretary Hillary Clinton’s biggest campaign gaffes to date: “we’re going to put a lot of coal miners and coal companies out of business.” As soon as I heard it, I tweeted: “Imagine a presidential candidate running for office based on putting people out of work?” I wasn’t the only one shocked by the uncharacteristic clarity of her statement. Lacking the usual political-speak, her comments were all the more surprising in that they were not made at a fundraiser in billionaire environmental donor Tom Steyer’s posh San Francisco living room. They were...
  • The largest U.S. coal company may go out of business (Peabody Energy)

    03/17/2016 10:28:25 AM PDT · by rdl6989 · 52 replies
    CNN ^ | March 16, 2016 | Chris Isidore
    Peabody Energy, the world's largest private-sector coal producer, warned early Wednesday it may go out of business, the latest sign of the brutal conditions in the battered industry. In a regulatory filing the company said that ongoing losses and its decision to miss certain interest payments means it may not have enough cash to "sustain operations and continue as a going concern."
  • Energy Poverty Around the World

    03/16/2016 8:23:53 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 4 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 03/16/16 | Dr. Ileana Johnson Paugh
    Obama Administration has illegally bypassed Congress, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, and the States and their Public Utility Commissions The global warming/climate change industry has been aggressively pushing renewable energy, wind, solar, and biofuels for a long time even though the economies of various industrialized countries need much more energy than what renewables generate. The green activists have been zealously lobbying Congress and the EPA to change the laws, rules, and regulations that would make it much more expensive and difficult for fossil fuel energy producers to survive while passing the higher costs onto consumers, impoverishing those customers on fixed...
  • Clinton’s Energy Stance Spells Doom in Swing States

    03/15/2016 8:51:39 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 15, 2016 | Justin Sykes
    During her time as Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton was an avid proponent of advanced energy recovery methods such as hydraulic fracturing. Yet it now seems her efforts to gain the Democratic Presidential nomination have led Clinton to completely reverse this support, moving towards an anti-energy stance, which could prove damning for her in energy rich swing states. During the March 6th Democratic debate, in response to a question about hydraulic fracturing, or “fracking” as commonly referred,Clinton laid out a list of anti-energy conditions she’d impose to end the practice. Clinton stated, “By the time we get through all of...