Citizens Energy Group will convert the coal-burning boilers at its Perry K Steam Plant in Downtown Indianapolis to natural gas. The goal is to reduce costs with environmental laws, improve the air and lower operating costs to become more competitive, the company announced Wednesday in a news release. The plant conversion work could begin in … Read more
But Companies Have Ample Cash Reserves to Cushion Reductions By December 16 the Environmental Protection Agency will promulgate its final rule requiring coal-fired power plants to reduce their emissions of mercury, arsenic, acid gases, and other toxic chemicals. The EPA notes that these safeguards will reduce premature deaths by 17,000 people annually as well as … Read more
“Fair and Balanced” or “Fairly Biased”? Coal Company dollars are still hard at work buying political favors. Considering that the opposition to Mountain Top Removal mining testimony about health concerns was left out of the subsequent press release, you should be horrified to know that Congressional Sub-Committees can still be bought and sold like cattle.
International Energy Agency warns: Delaying action on climate change ‘is a false economy’- from Coal Tattoo by Ken Ward, Jr.
Delaying action is a false economy: for every $1 of investment in cleaner technology that is avoided in the power sector before 2020, an additional $4.30 would need to be spent after 2020 to compensate for the increased emissions. READ ENTIRE ARTICLE AT COAL TATTOO
Aurora Lights, an educational organization based in West Virginia, is excited to announce a new edition to Journey Up Coal River’s lesson plans focused on the Battle of Blair Mountain and current threats that the mountain faces. Aurora Lights has partnered with the Blair Pathways project, which is releasing a CD and a different set … Read more