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‘Non-sensical’: Energy, fossil fuels get no mention in early outline of COP 26 declaration

The United Kingdom government is taking sharp criticism for a “non-sensical” early outline of the final declaration from the COP 26 climate summit, released Sunday morning, that makes no mention of the words “energy”, “fossil”, “fuel”, or “renewable”.... Read more»

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Joe Manchin, America’s climate decider-in-chief, is a coal baron

People around the world know that West Virginia Democrat Joe Manchin is the essential 50th vote in the U.S. Senate that President Joe Biden needs to pass his climate agenda into law - which doesn’t bode well, given Manchin’s longstanding opposition to ambitious climate action.... Read more»

Biden administration to reverse Trump-era coal wastewater rule

In a reversal of a Trump-era policy, the Environmental Protection Agency plans to enforce tougher regulations for the disposal of wastewater from coal-fired power plants, but it could take years before the new rule goes into effect. ... Read more»

Transitioning from coal is the goal – how to get there is the question

Navajo and Hopi witnesses agreed the region needs to move away from its economic dependence on coal, but specific proposals on how to get there remained elusive as the recent closure of mines there has left hundreds unemployed in an area with chronically high jobless rates.... Read more»

U.S. House panel probes slow cleanup of ‘exploited’ coal mining sites

A U.S. House Natural Resources subcommittee examined the cleanup needs for regions transitioning away from coal production, with witnesses saying energy companies should be responsible for returning the land to its pre-mining state while Republicans criticized opposition to fossil fuels as “job killing.”... Read more»

U.S. could see biggest drop in energy-related emissions in decades

The coronavirus pandemic’s sweeping disruptions to travel, business and the oil industry could lead to energy-related carbon emissions dropping by 11% this year, the federal government said in an analysis released Wednesday. ... Read more»

Navajo pull backing for tribal energy company over coal mine purchases

The Navajo Nation said Tuesday it is canceling indemnity agreements for the Navajo Transitional Energy Co., fearing the tribe’s finances could be “placed in a state of uncertainty” by the company’s recent purchase of three coal mines.... Read more»

SRP confirms last day for Navajo Generating Station just days away

The Navajo Generating Station will shut down for good in a matter of days, the plant’s owners announced last week, once the plant burns through its remaining supply of coal.... Read more»

#CoveringClimateNow analysis

It's time to panic about climate change and there is no Plan B

A brief summary of the challenge and solutions involvedclimate change, decarbonization, geohacking, termination shock and 12-year warnings with a twist of Stonehenge. ... Read more»

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Why next Monday’s UN Climate Action Summit matters

As world leaders converge on New York City for the UN Climate Action Summit on September 23, they enter what may be the most consequential week in climate politics since Donald Trump's election.... Read more»

Kayenta Mine layoffs hit, as Navajo Generating Station closure looms

The last 265 workers at Kayenta Coal Mine are being laid off this month, another step toward the looming closure of the Navajo Generating Station that will bring the loss of hundreds more jobs this winter.... Read more»

Courts reject environmental lawsuit to block Navajo coal mine expansion

A federal appeals court said environmental groups cannot sue to block expansion of a coal mine owned by the Navajo Transitional Energy Co., because it is an arm of the Navajo government and thus immune from civil suits.... Read more»

Factcheck: Trump's numbers, October 2018 update

Statistical measures of how things have changed since the president took office.... Read more»

Navajo group takes protest against coal-fired power plant to Manhattan

A group of Navajo environmentalists took their fight against the Navajo Generating Station to Manhattan on Monday, where they protested outside the offices of an investment firm that might save the Arizona electrical plant.... Read more»

Emission impossible: Few signs of coal revival despite Trump support

Despite the Trump administration’s ardent support of coal over renewable energy, the percentage of U.S. electricity from renewable sources continued its gradual rise in 2017.... Read more»

UA partners to make concrete out of coal byproduct

The University of Arizona has partnered with a private manufacturing firm to create a more eco-friendly version of concrete from fly ash, a leftover from coal plants that used to pollute the air. ... Read more»

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