The proposed changes to the coal combustion residual rule won't survive the courts, says Betsy Southerland, who wrote the rule in 2015. But it will delay protections for vulnerable communities.
Two sources familiar with the plans told New York Times that changes to rules are expected to roll back limits on "the leaching of dangerous heavy metals like arsenic, lead and mercury."
While an average annual capacity of 5.6 GW was retired each year Obama was in office, 9.6 GW has been retired each year under Trump, Rhodium Group, an independent research firm, told Newsweek.
Murray Energy, the largest privately-owned coal company that employed almost 5,550 people in 2018, filed for bankruptcy Tuesday.
In spite of multiple regulatory breaks received from the Trump administration, the fourth-largest coal company in America, Murray Energy Company, has announced it will be seeking bankruptcy protection.
The Coal Seam Fire—so named because it sits along a coal seam—was set alight during the Plateau Fire, which hit the region in the summer of 2018.
Environmental groups say the decision was purely political and could result in the contamination of water supplies.
Revelation Energy informed workers that the shutdown would last at least two weeks, and possibly longer.
The Trump administration's Affordable Clean Energy rule will keep us on a path toward devastating climate and health consequences.
The Wise Honest was seized in Indonesia earlier this month.
President Donald Trump's 2020 press secretary and a former Obama strategist squared off on Fox News over a Biden and Trump matchup.
The U.S. increased oil consumption last year by around 540,000 barrels a day.
"These ill-informed statements show Trump's allegiance to the fossil fuel industry," one scientist told Newsweek.
"The technology has major environmental ramifications and has the potential to alter the economic and political landscape in many U.S. states."
"He's trying to get their votes. He isn't telling them the truth."
According to the latest U.S. Census Bureau estimates, West Virginia lost about 0.5 percent of its population between July 2017 and July 2018. The United States, meanwhile, gained about the same percentage of people overall.
The pro-fossil fuel U.S. event will take place as world leaders work to cap emissions and prevent "catastrophic" global warming.
"The continuation of civilizations and the natural world upon which we depend is in your hands," Attenborough told leaders.
Experts said that Donald Trump's promises to revive coal production were unrealistic.
The Trump administration has revealed its plan to replace former President Barack Obama's Clean Power Plan—and it could prove deadly.
Pruitt, who resigned as EPA administrator amid a number of scandals, is succeeded by an energy industry lobbyist.
Two wrecks discovered in 2015 have been identified as coal-trading ships, rather than the plane that went missing in 2014 with 239 passengers.
Half of the total CO2 has been released since the late 1980s.
To Trump and his merry band of climate-change deniers, boosting coal is fine. Helping solar is an unwarranted interference in the free market.
Money from the EU for new coal plants contradicts its plans to reduce air pollution.
Powerful polluters want the Trump administration to make coal ash great again, and they are about to make it happen.
Congress voted Thursday to weaken environmental regulations that stop some coal plants from polluting the air with acid gas and sulfur dioxide, both carcinogenic neurotoxins.
Lobbyists with the energy sector have pushed the EPA to scrap the Obama-era water rules for months.