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Consumers Energy to stop burning coal by 2040

Consumers Energy will phase out electricity production from coal by 2040 to slash emissions of heat-trapping gases that cause global warming, the Michigan utility's president and CEO told The Associated Press.


Compromise coal ash bill would extend closure moratorium

A Virginia Senate panel has advanced a measure preventing Dominion Energy from capping its coal ash in place for at least another year while lawmakers study the issue.


Toppled coal truck blocks traffic for hours in Wyoming Co., driver taken to hospital Video included

Routes 10 and 16 in Wyoming Co. were shut down for around three hours Saturday.


Retrial weighed for coal boss whose bonuses fed campaigns

The Justice Department is weighing whether to retry a West Virginia coal boss on charges of campaign finance fraud.


Senate committee advances coal lobbyist to serve at EPA


Republican senators used their majority to advance President Donald Trump's nomination of a former coal-industry lobbyist to serve as the second-highest ranking official at the EPA. More>>

West Virginia man dies in fatal mining incident

The West Virginia Office of Miners' Health and Safety reports the state's first coal mining fatality of 2018.


Former Kentucky coal executive joins Tenn. Valley Authority

A former executive at a Kentucky coal company has joined the Tennessee Valley Authority board of directors after a presidential appointment.


Dominion to put 9 power-generating units on reserve status

Dominion Energy is announcing plans to move nine of its older, inefficient and rarely-used power-generating units across Virginia into a dormant status.


Coal mining saw 2017 boost but long-term outlook still shaky

Coal companies in the United States boosted production of the fuel in 2017 to reverse a two-year decline.


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