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China's top coal province says 29 percent of water unsuitable for humans | Reuters

Nearly a third of the surface water in Shanxi, China‘s biggest coal producing province, is so polluted that it cannot be used by humans, the local environmental watchdog said in a notice on Wednesday. 216 more words

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Arch Coal to Restructure Company, Escape Bankruptcy

ST. LOUIS (Press Release) – Arch Coal, Inc. today announced that, just over eight months after filing for Chapter 11, the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Missouri has confirmed its Amended Plan of Reorganization. 279 more words


US Coal Industry Decline: Unavoidable Consequence?

If you watch the energy markets like I do, you’ve likely heard about the sizable and ongoing  US coal industry decline.  Thanks to cheap, abundant, and cleaner burning natural gas- and increasingly stringent environmental regulations, demand for coal-fired electricity is slowing at a drastic pace. 436 more words

Clean Energy

Arch Coal stuffed $8 million into the pockets of execs the day before bankruptcy

Ex-Governor Freudenthal sold his shares in Arch just before bankruptcy

Arch Coal paid its top executives more than $8 million in bonuses the business day before the company filed for bankruptcy in January, according to U.S.

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How Montanans stopped the largest new coal mine in North America

This article, written by Nick Engelfried at wagingnonviolence.com, is reposted with permission of the author. While it does not directly deal with oil and gas issues, it is an inspiring story of Montana communities working together against seemingly-insurmountable odds to overcome an energy giant. 2,310 more words

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