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New York state coke plant ordered to pay $12.5 million for air pollution

A New York state-based coke company has been ordered to pay a $12.5 million penalty for repeated violations of the Clean Air Act and the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act at its industrial facility.
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Asia, Australia predicted to outperform US in coal bed methane production

The technology to extract methane from coal was developed in the United States almost 40 years ago during a large-scale program for mine degasification and safety.
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Can US coal bounce back?

The latest EIA Short-Term Energy Outlook revealed that U.S. coal exports are expected to drop to 107 million short tons in 2013.
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Coal use in UK rises in 2012

The double-dip recession in the UK last year had far-reaching implications and affected every sector of its economy. Energy was no exception, according to a new report released by the Department of Energy and Climate Change.
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EPA ruling on Arizona coal power plants sparks criticism

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has plans to introduce rigorous pollution control on coal-fired power plants, causing a wave of criticism from Arizona Republicans who have compared the move to the "tyrannical micromanaging that caused the Founding Fathers to revolt against England."
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Coal exports to China could cut carbon emissions, economists say

Two Stanford University economists claim that exporting coal to China will not be detrimental to the environment and actually will lead to a decline in the amount of carbon in the atmosphere.
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US coal production at risk of losing battle with shale gas

Coal consumption in the United States is going to fall by an estimated 14 percent between 2011 and 2017, as more power stations will be operating using cheap shale gas.
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