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The Progress of Progressives

By Luke Popovich

Last month the Sierra Club crowed about the check it just cashed from the Bloomberg Foundation to help the green lobby shut down more affordable power generation. The $30 million gift — a sum much larger than the National Mining Association’s (NMA) total budget — comes on top of the $50 million the former New York City mayor steered to the Club’s “Beyond Coal Campaign” a few years ago.

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Oh! SM

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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