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Federal Regulator Urges States to Deny Coal Development Permits Without Real Insurance

Federal Regulator Urges States to Deny Coal Development Permits Without Real Insurance

The Interior Department’s Office of Surface Mining, Reclamation and Enforcement asked the states to deny coal companies’ ability to explore if they self-bond, which is to basically self-insure.

Bonuses Paid Coal Executives While Rank-and-File Gets Health Benefits Cut

Bonuses Paid Coal Executives While Rank-and-File Gets Health Benefits Cut

A federal judge has given Peabody the Okay to do pay its coal executives about $3 million in bonuses to see them through the bankruptcy process. A different federal judge previously rule Alpha could do the same. Sound unfair?

Coal Company Says EPA Partially to Blame for Layoffs

Alpha Natural Resources, a coal company based in West Virginia, has told 1,100 of its workers to prepare for layoffs because of EPA regulations and weak market conditions, according to The Hill. The company specifically stated that 11 mines across the state were “subject to being idled.” In a statement, … Read more »

Policy & Enforcement Briefing: Carbon Standards, Duke Energy Order, Alpha Fine, Efficiency Bill

The EPA has extended the public comment period on its carbon standards for new power plants, and on the February 26, 2014, notice of data availability soliciting comment on Energy Act provisions, by 60 days to May 9. Judge Paul Ridgeway of Wake County Superior Court in North Carolina ordered Duke … Read more »