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States sue over Trump decision to restart coal lease program

May 9, 2017, 3:20pm Business

HELENA, Mont. — Four states are suing over the Trump administration's decision to restart the sale of coal leases on federal lands. Read story

Interior Department repeals Obama-era rule on coal royalties

April 3, 2017, 9:54am Nation & World

WASHINGTON — The Interior Department is scrapping an Obama-era rule aimed at ensuring that coal companies don’t shortchange taxpayers on huge volumes of coal extracted from public lands, primarily in the West. Read story

Utility sues over coal ash cleanup

March 29, 2017, 3:19pm Business

RALEIGH, N.C. — The largest U.S. electric company sued 30 international and domestic insurance companies Wednesday, saying they should cover part of the utility’s multibillion-dollar cleanup costs in the Carolinas for toxic byproducts left from decades of burning coal to generate power. Read story

Judge to decide if groups can intervene in export suit

March 16, 2017, 6:07pm Business

LONGVIEW — A Cowlitz County judge will decide this month whether three environmental groups can intervene in a lawsuit brought against the state by developers of a coal-export terminal in southwest Washington. Read story

The PGE Boardman Coal in Boardman, Ore. Portland General Electric's agreement to close its only coal-fired power plant won praise seven years ago as an environmental victory with national implications in the fight against air pollution and climate change.

Debate in Boardman: What will replace PGE’s coal plant?

The PGE Boardman Coal in Boardman, Ore. Portland General Electric's agreement to close its only coal-fired power plant won praise seven years ago as an environmental victory with national implications in the fight against air pollution and climate change.

January 26, 2017, 6:00am Business

PORTLAND (AP) — Portland General Electric’s agreement to close its only coal-fired power plant won praise seven years ago as an environmental victory with national implications in the fight against air pollution and climate change. Read story

Interior officials seek changes to coal program

January 12, 2017, 4:30pm Business

BILLINGS, Mont. — U.S. officials said Wednesday that a yearlong review shows coal sales from public lands need to be modernized to deal with climate change and give taxpayers a fair return, but it’s uncertain whether the incoming Trump administration will follow through. Read story

A villager surnamed Shen, left and another fellow villager pick up pieces of coal that fell from overfilled coal trucks tumbling down an uneven junction near the Shougang steel factory in Qianan in northern China's Hebei province. Across vast swathes of northern China, particularly in the poor countryside, residents still go to great lengths to acquire and burn coal for warmth despite government efforts to ban the practice and introduce cleaner, but costlier, types of coal or electrical heating.

China’s poorest, trying to stay warm, add greatly to smog

A villager surnamed Shen, left and another fellow villager pick up pieces of coal that fell from overfilled coal trucks tumbling down an uneven junction near the Shougang steel factory in Qianan in northern China's Hebei province. Across vast swathes of northern China, particularly in the poor countryside, residents still go to great lengths to acquire and burn coal for warmth despite government efforts to ban the practice and introduce cleaner, but costlier, types of coal or electrical heating.

January 9, 2017, 1:16pm Nation & World

QIAN’AN, China — An overloaded coal truck rumbles down from the steel factory and hits a bump, sending chunks of its black cargo skittering and click-clicking along the asphalt. Waiting by the roadside, a farmer swaddled in thick, cotton-padded winter clothing scrambles into onrushing traffic to pick up the pieces. Read story

Millennium Bulk Logistics-Longview, a company owned by two coal producers, wants to build an operation in Longview to export 44 million metric tons of coal annually to Asia.

State denies sublease for Longview coal export terminal

Millennium Bulk Logistics-Longview, a company owned by two coal producers, wants to build an operation in Longview to export 44 million metric tons of coal annually to Asia.

January 3, 2017, 5:40pm Business

SEATTLE — Washington’s outgoing public lands commissioner said Tuesday he is refusing to allow the state’s aquatic lands to be used for a major coal-export terminal along the Columbia River. But the company behind the proposal insisted the decision would have no effect on its plans. Read story

A coal train partially derailed Wednesday morning about a mile from Wintler Park in Vancouver.

Coal train partially derails east of Wintler Park

A coal train partially derailed Wednesday morning about a mile from Wintler Park in Vancouver.

December 28, 2016, 9:27am Business

A BNSF Railway railcar loaded with coal partially derailed in a Vancouver neighborhood around 1 a.m. Wednesday morning. Read story

Obama sets rule to protect streams near coal mines

December 19, 2016, 9:16am Nation & World

WASHINGTON — The Obama administration on Monday set final rules designed to reduce the environmental impact of coal mining on the nation's streams, a long-anticipated move that met quick resistance from Republicans who vowed to overturn it under President-elect Donald Trump. Read story