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President Barack Obama holds a press conference in the Brady Press Briefing Room at the White House in Washington, D.C., on Dec. 20, 2013. (credit: SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

Obama Pushes More Oil Production To Clean Up Coal

America’s newest, most expensive coal-fired power plant is hailed as one of the cleanest on the planet, thanks to government-backed technology that removes carbon dioxide and keeps it out of the atmosphere.

12/23/2013

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What’s Best For The Environment: Do This, Not That

When trying to determine what is best for the environment, there are several options we are faced with. Here are some helpful and simple pointers to lead a greener lifestyle.

12/09/2013

The Obama administration will press ahead Friday with tough requirements for new coal-fired power plants, moving to impose for the first time strict limits on the pollution blamed for global warming. credit: STR/AFP/Getty Images)

Analyst: Shift In China ‘The Beginning Of The End Of Coal’

The future of coal is getting darker.

09/19/2013

Coal mine near Charleston.  (credit:  Lou Jones/Getty Images)

After Coal, W.Va. Push For Natural Gas Trust Fund

For decades, coal from West Virginia’s vast deposits was mined, loaded on rail cars and hauled off without leaving behind a lasting trust fund financed by the state’s best-known commodity. Big coal’s days are waning, but now a new bonanza in the natural gas fields has state leaders working to ensure history doesn’t repeat itself.

09/14/2013

A June 12, 2008 photo shows coal being loaded onto a truck at a coal mine on top of Kayford Mountain in West Virginia. (Photo credit: MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)

‘War On Coal’ Label Obscures Battlefield Realities

Drive through the coalfields of Central Appalachia, and signs of the siege are everywhere. Highway billboards announce entry to “Obama’s No Job Zone,” while decals on pickup truck windows show a spikey-haired boy peeing on the president’s name.

10/20/2012