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They’re at it again. The Office of Surface Mining (OSM), the coal industry’s Big Brother at the Department of the Interior, is once more showing a stubborn determination to push an unwanted and unnecessary rule on coal operators. 

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The Other Washington

It is truly the winter of industry’s discontent. Producers just survived a tough year and now they face another one that looks to be little better. Prices for this vital fossil fuel have collapsed, dropping more than 50% in six months while share prices nosedive. 

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Happier New Year

By Luke Popovich

What does it say about the new year’s outlook for coal when you learn that the good news, or at least the best news, is likely to come from Washington? Yes, that’s Washington, D.C.

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Chorus Line

By Luke Popovich

If the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) proposed Clean Power Plan (CPP) were a Broadway musical, it would close after the first night. But it isn’t a musical and it may not close despite rotten reviews from critics.

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The President Delivers

By Luke Popovich

I’m writing this before the November votes are counted. Given the potential for run-off elections in Louisiana and Georgia, the outcome in the Senate may still be in doubt as you read this.

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