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  • Washington Journal Robert Murray Discusses the Future of the Coal Industry
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    Robert Murray on the Coal Industry

    Robert Murray talked about the future of the coal industry and story of his Murray Energy Corporation company. Topics included the number of workers he employees, his own career in coal mining, and Obama…

  • Washington Journal Nick Mullins Discusses Coal Culture
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    Nick Mullins on Coal Culture

    Nick Mullins talked about his experience as a former coal miner who turned to writing and activism on behalf of miners and Appalachian communities. Topics included his family’s history in coal mining, his…

  • Washington Journal Vivian Stockman Discusses the Environmental Impacts of Coal
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    Vivian Stockman on the Environmental Impact of Coal

    Vivian Stockman talked about the environmental impact of coal mining in Appalachia. She said her group, the Ohio Valley Environmental Coalition, began 30 years prior when a group of citizens banded together to fight German…

  • Washington Journal Representative Bill Johnson Discusses Coal Regulations
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    Representative Bill Johnson on Coal Regulations

    Representative Bill Johnson (R-OH) talked about federal regulation of the coal industry. Topics included the federal government’s role in coal miners' health benefits, and his involvement in effort to repeal…

  • Jeff LeFleur on Coal Power Plants
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    Jeff LeFleur on Coal Power Plants

    Jeff LeFleur talked about American Electric Power, which operates coal, wind, and solar plants for 5.4 million customers across an 11-state area. He also explained how coal plants work. The May 9, 2017…

  • Washington Journal Manuel Quinones Discusses State of the Coal Industry
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    Manuel Quinones on the Coal Industry

    Manuel Quinones gave an overview of the coal industry in the United States. Topics included the different types of coal and mines around the nation, regulatory issues and market conditions, the threat of renewable…

  • Senator Tom Carper Says Clean Power Plan Rollback Disregards Science
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    President Trump's Executive Action on Environmental Regulations

    Senate Environment and Public Works Committee Ranking Member Tom Carper (D-DE) and members of the committee reacted to President Trump’s executive action to roll back the Obama…

  • President Trump Begins Rollback of Obama Environmental Agenda
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    Executive Action on Power Plant Emissions

    President Trump signed an executive order at the Environmental Protection Agency headquarters aimed at rolling back the Obama administration’s efforts to combat climate change. The order called…

  • Senator McConnell on Environmental Executive Orders
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    Senator McConnell on Environmental Executive Orders

    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) touted President Trump’s expected executive order rolling back some environmental rules regarding energy production, specifically coal.

  • President Trump Signs Resolution Rolling Back Coal Mining Waste Regulation
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    Coal Waste Resolution Signing Ceremony

    President Trump signed H.J. Res. 38, a bill repealing the Interior Department’s stream protection rule. The rule was created to prevent coal mining waste in drinking water and streams…

  • Senators Manchin and Heitkamp on Coal Waste
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    Senators Manchin and Heitkamp on Coal Waste

    Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Heidi Hetkamp (D-ND) offered their support for Republican efforts to roll back some Obama administration rules and regulations regarding the disposal of coal…

  • Senator Joe Manchin Holds News Conference on Miners Benefits
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    Senator Manchin News Conference on Miners' Benefits

    Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) spoke to reporters about his opposition to the continuing resolution to fund the government until April 28, 2017, because it did not include a permanent fix…

  • Washington Journal Viewer Calls
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    Open Phones

    Phone lines were open for viewer calls on the question, “Is there a 'war on coal?'”

  • Washington Journal Amanda Reilly on Supreme Court Carbon Emission Ruling
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    Supreme Court and the Clean Power Rule

    Amanda Reilly talked about the Supreme Court’s ruling on the Environmental Protection Agency’s efforts to regulate power plant carbon emissions. She also discussed criticism of the EPA’s response to the…

  • Hearing on Energy and Commodity Markets
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    Energy and Commodity Markets Outlook

    The Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee held a hearing on the outlook for energy and commodity markets. The witnesses focused on electricity, minerals, and renewable energy. The…

  • Carbon Pollution Emissions Rule for Existing Power Plants
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    Carbon Pollution Emissions Rule for Existing Power Plants

    The House debated S.J.Res. 24, a resolution to disapprove a new Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) rule on carbon emissions caused by existing energy plants burning coal.

  • emChristian Science Monitorem Breakfast with Interior Secretary Sally Jewell
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    Christian Science Monitor Breakfast with Interior Secretary Sally Jewell

    Interior Secretary Sally Jewell attended a Christian Science Monitor breakfast at the St. Regis Hotel. She answered reporters' questions on a variety of environment and natural resources issues her…

  • Hearing on EPA Power Plan Impact on States
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    Power Plants and Greenhouse Gas Emissions

    State officials from Texas, Oregon, and Ohio testified at a hearing on the impact of carbon emissions regulations on power plants in states around the country.

  • President Obama on Power Plant Emissions
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    President Obama on Power Plant Emissions

    President Obama announced a new rule limiting carbon emissions at power plants in order to combat global climate change. He was introduced by Environmental Protection Agency Administrator…

  • Senator McConnell on Power Plant Emissions Plan
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    Senator McConnell on Power Plant Emissions Plan

    Senator McConnell (R-KY) said the Obama administration was releasing a new carbon emissions plan because it wanted energy rates to skyrocket. He urged governors to wait to implement the…

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