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West Coast mayors take aim at coal

January 27, 2016, 6:09am Business

West Coast mayors’ efforts to block fossil fuel shipping terminals in the name of environmentalism threaten jobs and budgets in far-away coal-producing states such as Utah and Wyoming. Read story

Conveyor belts and heavy equipment remove coal from the Wyodak Resources mine in northeastern Wyoming for delivery to a nearby Black Hills Power coal plant complex in Wyodak, Wyo., in 2010.

Wyoming officials fight to save coal industry

Conveyor belts and heavy equipment remove coal from the Wyodak Resources mine in northeastern Wyoming for delivery to a nearby Black Hills Power coal plant complex in Wyodak, Wyo., in 2010.

January 18, 2016, 4:54pm Business

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Public enemy No. 1 for climate change and no longer the fossil fuel utilities prefer to burn to generate electricity, coal has few allies these days. But one state is still fighting to save the industry: Wyoming. Read story

Pause on coal leases affects Longview, Cherry Point plans

January 17, 2016, 3:30pm Business

The Obama administration's decision to put a moratorium on new federal coal leases is another sign of the difficult road ahead for backers of two proposed Washington terminals that would export the fossil fuel to Asia. Read story

Coal is loaded onto hopper cars at the Spring Creek Mine near Decker, Mont., 2013. At least 30 applications from companies seeking to mine hundreds of millions of tons of coal face suspension as the government reviews its sales of the fuel from public lands, U.S. officials disclosed Friday.

Suspension affects at least 30 coal projects

Coal is loaded onto hopper cars at the Spring Creek Mine near Decker, Mont., 2013. At least 30 applications from companies seeking to mine hundreds of millions of tons of coal face suspension as the government reviews its sales of the fuel from public lands, U.S. officials disclosed Friday.

January 16, 2016, 6:23am Nation & World

BILLINGS, Mont. — At least 30 applications from companies seeking to mine hundreds of millions of tons of coal face suspension as the government reviews its sales of the fuel from public lands, U.S. officials disclosed Friday. Read story

An oil train passes through downtown Vancouver.

Rail cargo falling hard in top of fourth quarter

An oil train passes through downtown Vancouver.

December 8, 2015, 4:39pm Business

A sharper decline in U.S. railroad cargo this quarter points to weak spots in the U.S. economy as a strong dollar crimps exports, retailers whittle down excess inventory and energy investment stalls. Read story

FILE -In this Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2012, file photo, officials, top left, inspect part of a CSX freight train that derailed alongside a parking lot overnight in Ellicott City, Md. A little-known truth about North American railroads: No rules govern when rail becomes too worn down. Since 2000, U.S. officials blamed rail wear as the direct cause of 111 derailments causing $11 million in damage.

AP: Railroads beat back new safety rules after derailments

FILE -In this Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2012, file photo, officials, top left, inspect part of a CSX freight train that derailed alongside a parking lot overnight in Ellicott City, Md. A little-known truth about North American railroads: No rules govern when rail becomes too worn down. Since 2000, U.S. officials blamed rail wear as the direct cause of 111 derailments causing $11 million in damage.

December 5, 2015, 4:45pm Business

A pair of train derailments in 2012 that killed two people in Maryland and triggered a fiery explosion in Ohio exposed a little-known and unsettling truth about railroads in the U.S. and Canada: No rules govern when rail becomes too worn down to be used for hauling hazardous chemicals, thousands… Read story

Arch Coal may file for bankruptcy in ‘near term’

November 9, 2015, 4:59pm Business

Arch Coal Inc. said it may file for bankruptcy in the "near term" as the company's cash flow can't sustain its $5.1 billion in debt. Read story

Millennium Bulk Terminals has proposed building a coal export terminal in Longview that could handle up to 44 million metric tons of coal per year. The facility was proposed in 2012 and remains under review.

Overshadowed by oil, coal fight continues

Millennium Bulk Terminals has proposed building a coal export terminal in Longview that could handle up to 44 million metric tons of coal per year. The facility was proposed in 2012 and remains under review.

November 1, 2015, 6:10am Business

A man coughs -- perhaps an embellished cough -- then a female voice-over comes in: "Northwest families are tired of out-of-state CEOs making a buck," she begins, "by pushing risky and polluting projects on local communities." Read story

Lawmakers discuss future of Montana coal plant

October 28, 2015, 3:24pm Business

SPOKANE — Montana officials urged their Washington counterparts to tread carefully when making decisions about the future of Montana's Colstrip Generating Station, a major electrical producer and employer. Read story

Coal mine expansion stalls in suit citing climate change

October 26, 2015, 4:21pm Business

BILLINGS, Mont. — The U.S. Interior Department should not have approved the expansion of a southeastern Montana coal mine without taking a closer look at its effect on the environment, a federal judge said of a lawsuit arguing the government ignored coal's contributions to climate change. Read story