Category Archives: Coal

NYS’s (version of EPA): let’s shut down Indian Point… raise CO2, raise electric rates…

NYS wants to shut down Indian Point. Today’s excuse: for the fish.

Indian Point is a complex of two nuclear power plants about 25 miles north of NYC. It supplies roughly one quarter of the baseload power to that area.
NYS Governor Cuomo is on very solid record as wanting to shut it down.
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CO2 causes asthma

The EPA is selling it’s “carbon reduction” plan as an asthma and allergy reduction plan. Continue reading

Coal industry needs a backbone–Murray has one

I am informed that Murray Energy is fighting back–we can hope they have a good strategy that improves on 20 years of industry business compromise with fanatic greens.

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Coal sues the bird brains

Murray energy leads the charge on a lawsuit that is intended to stop the latest effort of the EPA and the bamster to destroy the coal industry, that provides the most important segment of energy (that’s called electricity) in the US.

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Carbon reductions aren’t that hard says Gina airhead

So taking out a good share of the grid isn’t that hard?

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Harry Reid waffling on coal

Oh gee, Harry Reid might be confused? About coal or carbon dioxide or whether he is Senate Majority Leader?

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William Murchison, a calm person, talks about the tyrant and his minions

There is a price to pay.

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Environmental Politics

The politics over the February 2, 2014, Duke Energy Eden, NC, coal ash spill are fun to follow.  The hot air could be diverted to a balloon festival.  Continue reading

Cap and Trade by executive fiat?

Will the EPA’s upcoming regulations on existing power plants unveil a cap and trade scheme? Continue reading

The EPA is out of control and vicious

Here we go again, EPA can’t sit still, has to destroy the economy for its obsessions and delusions.

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The horrors of coal

A rather muddled piece on Big Carbon, coal, nuclear and renewable energy from the Guardian.  Continue reading

Clean coal boondoggle?

Duke Energy’s Edwardsport, IN, Integrated Gasification Combined Cycle station may be an example of good sounding ideas not living up to the hype.  Continue reading

Kemper Ewectwicity by Tweety Bird

A typical coal plant is 1000 MW and used to cost 1 billion to build. This Mississippi disaster is now breaking a record for stupid.

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Political payoffs vs. (supposed) Enviro friendliness. Guess who wins?

The Tesla electric car is a darling of the Rich and Yuppie enviro crowd who want to believe it’s a “green” vehicle and want to show off their tree hugging credentials. Of course the truth ain’t quite that simple, but that’s a discussion for another day.
That being said, it seems to have run afoul of political business as usual in… New Jersey. Continue reading

Coal Ash Disposal now in the Spotlight

Duke Energy has 12 electric generating plants in North Carolina with coal ash ponds.

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Environmenal groups starting to directly sue industry

The Sierra Club’s suit of Luminant’s Big Brown Steam Electric plant when the EPA elects not to sue may be a sign of the future.  It also seems that Sierra Club is suing over the way they wish the rules to be instead of the way the rules are written.  Continue reading

American Companies Sabotage XL as a Business Strategy?

Foundations using money from business interests to campaign against those donor’s competition? Shocking. Imagine such deviousness.

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Carbon Tax Dressed as a Social Cost–Singer Explains

Fred Singer finds another .

As comfy and cozy “leaders” in the West try shutting down the coal industry..

People in countries such as Pakistan, where poverty really does mean starving to death (one of the very positive things about the US is that no one, aside from the occasional “outlier” that can never be completely cleared, does so), are avidly looking at developing their coal resources. Continue reading

Craig Rucker Defends Coal

It is hard for me to quantify the gratitude I have for Craign Rucker and the work of CFACT.

EPA’s proposed regulations on new power plants will make it nearly impossible to construct a new coal plant in the United States.

If promulgated, these regulations will raise the price of electricity and potentially cause brownouts, while having no meaningful impact on world temperatures.

At the same time the U.S. is strangling electricity from coal, China, India and even Germany are increasing their coal use. To truly understand the futility of these destructive regulations, consider this: China added the equivalent of all U.S. coal plants in just five years, 2005-2009. From 2010-2013 it added half that much again.

How’s that for a carbon offset?

CFACT senior policy analyst Bonner Cohen presented testimony today at an EPA hearing on its proposed new power plant regulations in Washington, D.C. You can read his full testimony at

The Obama administration’s war on coal is a disaster in the making for the U.S. economy.

People need to learn the straight facts. CFACT is on the job.

For nature and people too,

Craig Rucker
Executive Director