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Hydropower Dams Face Backlash After Himalayan Flood Tragedy

The flash flood in India’s Himalayan state of Uttarakhand which killed at least 34 people at the weekend has raised public anger over hydropower projects that the government considers essential to decarbonize the nation’s electricity generation. The deluge triggered by …

Lloyd’s of London Steps Back From Coal in First Climate Change Policy

LONDON — Lloyd’s of London is scaling back its exposure to coal and oil sands, the commercial insurance market said in its first sustainability report on Wednesday, in a reversal of its traditional hands-off approach to climate change strategy. Lloyd’s …

Sasol’s Lake Charles Plant Remains Shut Following Hurricane Laura

South African petrochemicals group Sasol said on Monday that its Lake Charles Chemical facility in the U.S. state of Louisiana remained shut after Hurricane Laura made landfall last week. The world’s top manufacturer of motor fuel from coal, said manufacturing …

States Oppose Trump Proposal to Ship LNG by Rail, Citing Safety Risk

WASHINGTON — Attorneys general from 16 U.S. states have opposed a Trump administration proposal to ship liquefied natural gas (LNG) by rail, arguing that potential leaks from the shipments pose risks of fiery explosions to residents and emergency responders. The …

The Other Coal Fight: Red States Try to Drain Toxic Waste Ponds

It’s the other dirty problem for U.S. coal — one that could cost utilities billions to clean up. Even as the Trump administration tries to revive the industry, some states are pushing utilities including Duke Energy Corp. and Dominion Energy …

Coal and Cattle Lead Business Damage to Nature: Study

Coal-fired power generation in Asia and cattle ranching in South America are the most damaging businesses for nature with hidden costs that exceed the value of their production, a U.N.-backed report said on Monday. Global output of basic goods from …

MSHA Efforts Aren’t Harming Industry Growth

The federal Mine Safety and Health Administration’s continuing crackdown on the coal industry hasn’t deterred the industry’s growth, director Joe Main said Friday. From April 2010 to June 2011, the number of underground mining employees grew by about 11 percent, …

Kentucky Coal Company Sued Over Flooding Death

A lawsuit filed by residents in southeastern Kentucky blames a mining company’s surface mining practices for stoking a flood that killed a man and damaged homes in Knox County this summer. The suit against Nally & Hamilton Enterprises includes more …

Death Toll Rises to 17 in China Coal Mine Blast

The death toll from a coal mine explosion in southwestern China has risen to 17. The official Xinhua News Agency says 28 miners were in the shaft when the blast occurred Tuesday in Guizhou province. Eleven were rescued and being …

China Coal Mine Blast Kills at Least 13 Workers

Chinese state media say an explosion in a coal mine has killed at least 13 workers. The official Xinhua News Agency says five other workers are missing after the blast Tuesday in a mine in the southwestern province of Guizhou. …