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  • Not in my backyard: US sending dirty coal abroad

    July 28, 2014 3:31 AM

    NEWPORT NEWS, VA - As the Obama administration weans the U.S. off dirty fuels blamed for global warming, energy companies have been sending more of America's unwanted energy leftovers to other parts of the world where they could create even more pollution. This fossil fuel trade threatens to undermine President... more »
  • Obama carbon rule: Surprise winners, losers

    June 2, 2014 1:51 PM

    NEW YORK - Companies that generate electric power with anything other than coal, or that produce power-saving technology, are likely to benefit from the Obama Administration's new proposed limits on carbon dioxide emissions from power plants. Natural gas producers, nuclear generators, wind farm operators, solar panel makers and efficiency technology... more »
  • Anger, grief swell in Turkey after 274 coal miners die

    May 14, 2014 9:52 AM

    SOMA, Turkey - High gas concentrations have brought rescue operations to a halt inside a coal mine in western Turkey following a deadly explosion and fire. So far, the bodies of 274 miners have been recovered. The fate of another 150 remains unclear. Teams are trying to vent carbon dioxide... more »
  • Bond Commission backs loan for coal port facility

    November 15, 2012 2:17 PM

    BATON ROUGE- An Ascension Parish coal port facility has received permission from state officials for a $130 million tax-exempt borrowing plan that will be used to expand the plant. The Bond Commission approved the bond sale without objection Thursday, despite requests for postponement from New Orleans-based Alliance for Affordable Energy,... more »
  • Romney promises energy independence by 2021

    August 14, 2012 12:44 PM

    BEALLSVILLE, Ohio - Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney has promised voters in coal-rich eastern Ohio that America won't have to buy oil from Venezuela or the Middle East by the time his second term ends in 2021. Romney stopped Tuesday outside a coal mine in Beallsville, where he said the... more »
  • Plan shelved to convert power plant to coal

    April 12, 2012 7:54 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Low natural gas prices and plentiful gas supplies have put aside plans to convert a gas-fired power plant to New Roads to coal power. NRG Energy Inc. spokesman Dave Knox says the company has allowed a state permit to convert the Big Cajun I plant to coal... more »
  • Coal freighter grounded in Mississippi River

    January 17, 2012 2:25 PM

    VENICE, La. - The Coast Guard says a coal freighter has run aground near the mouth of the Mississippi River and a tug has been dispatched to free it. The Coast Guard says the 738-foot-long Panamanian-flagged ship ran aground Tuesday morning on its way to the Gulf of Mexico, but... more »
  • Explosion at Turkish coal mine traps about 25

    May 17, 2010 9:17 AM

    An explosion at a coal mine in northern Turkey has trapped around 25 workers underground. Rescue workers are trying to reach the trapped workers at the Karadon mine near the Black Sea port town of Zonguldak. Eight workers have already been rescued. There is no word on the cause of... more »
  • Death toll in Russian mine blasts hits 31

    May 10, 2010 6:49 AM

    Rescuers pulled 19 more bodies from the rubble of Russia's largest coal mine, but 59 miners and those who had gone in to save them are still missing. Thirty-one are now dead following two explosions in the Siberian mine. Many of the dead were rescue workers who had gone into... more »
  • No high level of volatile gas before blast

    April 26, 2010 9:51 AM

    Massey Energy says air samples did not show high levels of explosive gases just before an explosion in a West Virginia coal mine that killed 29 workers. Massey board director Stanley Suboleski said the samples were taken by a foreman as part of a shift change exam of the mine.... more »
  • Bodies of all dead W.Va. miners recovered

    April 13, 2010 5:43 AM

    The bodies of all 29 West Virginia coal miners killed in an explosion last week have been recovered from the mine. The last bodies were taken out around 2 a.m. or 3 a.m. and are being sent to the state medical examiner for autopsies. Recovery efforts had been stalled in... more »
  • Crews re-enter W. Va. mine to recover 9 bodies

    April 12, 2010 9:13 AM

    Searchers are back inside a wrecked West Virginia coal mine to recover the last nine bodies remaining from an explosion that killed 29 men. It was the worst U.S. mining disaster since 1970. A team of federal investigators is expected to arrive today, a week after the blast, to start... more »
  • Ship hits Great Barrier Reef

    April 4, 2010 8:54 PM

    It could take weeks to remove a grounded coal-carrying ship from Australia's Great Barrier Reef, where it's leaking oil in a pristine marine environment. State Premier Anna Bligh says the team had reached the 755 foot ship on Monday and is attempting to stabilize it. The Chinese Shen... more »
  • Race on to rescue 153 trapped Chinese coal miners

    March 29, 2010 8:15 AM

    Rescuers in China are racing to free 153 coal miners who've been trapped deep underground by a flood since Sunday. Some 261 workers were inside the mine when it flooded more than 24 hours ago, and 108 either escaped or were rescued. So far, there's been no contact with those... more »
  • Jobs coming to Port of Greater Baton Rouge

    December 2, 2009 5:28 PM

    Port of Greater Baton Rouge leaders say a wood pellet plant is set to open early next year. It's expected to generate about 100 jobs at the site. Hundreds of spin-off jobs are expected in things like timber and shipping. The plant will compress saw dust into pellets that... more »

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