Politicians from both main political parties have criticised the Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement’s proposed Steam Protection Rule.
Coal - 20 July 2015
The United Mine Workers of American Pension Plan is suing Peabody Energy and Arch Coal to try to force the two companies to take on US$800 million of bankrupt Patriot Coal’s liabilities.
Coal production in the US rose sharply for the week ending 11 July. Meanwhile the decline from last year continues to expand, according to the latest report from the Energy Information Agency.
Senators Manchin and Hoeven have introduced legislation in the US Senate to transfer responsibility for coal ash regulation to the states.