Pulitzer winning climate news

Coal and Carbon Capture & Storage

“Clean” coal was the biggest financial winner in the House climate bill of 2009 that died in the Senate. The law would have financed the big upfront costs to capture and bury emissions. Now without a bridge to a clean future, the industry continues to face uncertainty and ever-more pressure from environmentalists.

Republicans in Congress threaten the Clean Power Plan with two bills, but are unlikely to derail it with legislation.
Congressional Republicans launched attacks on two fronts this week against President Barack Obama's...
06/25/2015 | Read More
President Obama's $3 billion plan called 'cold comfort' by Republican leaders, who haven't allocated it to help coal-dependent communities.
Editor's note: This article is part a series of stories by InsideClimate News reporters exploring...
06/24/2015 | Read More
The state has been moving away from coal-fired electricity for the past decade, and the effects of climate change already has its attention.
Editor's note: This article is part a series of stories by InsideClimate News reporters exploring...
06/16/2015 | Read More
Twelve states have sued the EPA, 12 others have created legislative hurdles. Still, most are planning to meet EPA's carbon reduction targets.
Editor's note: This article is part a series of stories by InsideClimate News reporters exploring...
06/03/2015 | Read More
When Texas regulators bypassed the EPA to ease air pollution regulations on 19 coal plants, they violated the federal Clean Air Act, a new petition says.
Texas regulators quietly worked with the coal industry to illegally exempt 19 coal-fired power...
05/27/2015 | Read More
As coal-fired power plants in the state continue to close, Kentucky closes in on reaching federal clean-air standards it resists.
Editor's note: This article is part a series of stories by InsideClimate News reporters exploring...
05/26/2015 | Read More
In contrast to weak EPA regulations, recent ruling takes a strong stand on mishandling of coal ash by utility giant Duke Energy.
Editor's note: This article is part a series of stories by InsideClimate News reporters exploring...
05/21/2015 | Read More
Decision over the future of the San Juan coal plant could reverberate through the entire coal industry and could also steer debate over renewables.
As a bitterly fought case over the future of New Mexico's largest coal-fired power plant nears a...
04/24/2015 | Read More
The Beacon Hill Institute uses misleading information in reports aimed at derailing EPA plan to reduce carbon emissions, environmentalists say.
A conservative think tank connected to the political network overseen by Charles and David Koch is...
04/16/2015 | Read More
Billionaire’s grant to Sierra Club continues support for Beyond Coal campaign and attracts another $30 million in matching gifts.
Billionaire Michael Bloomberg is donating $30 million to bolster the Sierra Club’s 13-year-old...
04/08/2015 | Read More

Pages

ICNfreesubscription

Tweets

MeltdownPreviewBlock

KeystoneBeyondPreviewBlock

EagleFordProjectPreviewBlock