All Articles on Coal

In North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany, wind turbines stand adjacent to a coal-fired power plant on November 18, 2020. (Photo: Oliver Berg/picture alliance via Getty Images) News
Cancel All Coal Projects to Have 'Fighting Chance' Against Climate Crisis, Says UN Chief
"Phasing out coal from the electricity sector is the single most important step to get in line with the 1.5 degree goal."
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The Sherburne County (Sherco) Generating Station, a coal-fired power plant owned by Xcel Energy and located in Becker, Minnesota. (Photo: Tony Webster/Flickr/cc) Views
This Obscure Energy Treaty Is the Greatest Threat to the Planet You’ve Never Heard Of
The Energy Charter Treaty allows fossil fuel companies to sue governments for taking action on climate change. It must be stopped before it’s too late.
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The Sherburne County (Sherco) Generating Station, a coal-fired power plant owned by Xcel Energy and located in Becker, Minnesota News
'Major Win for the Planet': Federal Court Strikes Down Trump Coal Power Plant Rule
"This decision frees up the new Biden administration to begin working immediately on the science-based greenhouse pollution rules we desperately need to make up for lost time."
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President-elect Joe Biden has reportedly tapped Michael Regan, Secretary of the North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality, to be EPA Administrator. News
Michael Regan, the NC Official Reportedly Tapped to Be Biden's EPA Head, Urged to 'Genuinely Address Environmental Injustice'
"Regan and the rest of the Biden-Harris administration need to pair their lofty rhetoric on environmental justice with consistent action."
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Climate campaigners gathered outside the global headquarters of Lloyd's of London on September 1, 2020. (Photo: Insure Our Future Global/Twitter) News
Under Pressure From Climate Activists, World's Largest Insurance Market to Ditch Coal, Tar Sands, and Arctic Projects
"An Insure Our Future welcomed the step but also said that "Lloyd's 2030 deadline is not justified by climate science and the urgent need for action."
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"The pandemic has laid bare entrenched inequality in the United States and those most vulnerable to Covid-19 are often those most at risk from pollution and climate change." (Photo: Kris Krüg/flickr/cc) Views
Lighter Coal Regulations May Mean More Covid-19 Deaths
Addressing emission standards, pollution, and environmental protections are necessities now.
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Trump 2017 tax break for corporations and the wealthy has encouraged them to move further offshore, taking jobs overseas. (Photo: Backbone Campaign/flickr/cc) Views
Top 5 Ways Trump Failed You Too Epically to Ever Be Reelected
Trump has promoted coal burning, the dirtiest fossil fuel and the one most deadly to the health of the earth’s climate.
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Coal ash contaminated water, which is colorized from the heavy metals, runs from the coal ash pond D via the toe drain to the nearby creek and finally into the Potomac River in Dumfries, Virginia, on January 7, 2016. (Photo: Astrid Riecken For The Washington Post via Getty Images) News
'Another Toxic Giveaway': Trump EPA Blasted for Rollback of Coal Plant Wastewater Rules
"Giving coal companies a free pass to dump more toxic heavy metals like mercury and arsenic into our waters is a travesty."
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cleanup effort at the site of the TVA coal ash disaster at the Kingston Fossil Plant Views
Coal Power Should Be Relegated to the Ash Heap of History
The climate emergency demands that we use less energy and that we get what we need from cleaner sources.
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That long term decline is because the filthy fossil fuel cannot compete with renewables which get cheaper by the day. (Photo: Marcel Kusch/picture alliance via Getty Images) Views
COVID-19 Crisis Accelerating "Long-term Decline of Coal"
Every day new renewables are coming on stream and the reality is we do not need coal for electricity generation.
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