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MINING MACHINERY MANUFACTURERS, PLEASE STAND UP AND FIGHT FOR COAL, SAYS BILL REID

“Today, we are appealing to our major mining machinery manufacturers and suppliers, who have not already donated, to stand up and do it,“ said Bill Reid, Managing Editor, CoalZoom. “So, Caterpillar, Komatsu, Liebherr, Epiroc, JH Fletcher, Strata Worldwide, GMS, Matrix Design, Martin Engineering, Flexco, West River, RM Wilson, Longwall Associates, Quaker Houghton, AMR/PEMCO and all others, please join us and fight for our beloved coal industry and manufacturing industry serving coal with all the fine men and women in it.

“As you all know, if what’s left of the US coal industry is to be saved, Obama’s EPA CO2 endangerment finding must be overturned quickly and we are appealing to you to help to fund our efforts to make it happen. We have to raise $450,000 before January 31.”
 

Bill Reid

It is now widely known that in order to stop the destruction of coal, CoalZoom has teamed up with respected industry leader, Fred Palmer, and internationally renowned scientist, Dr. Craig Idso, in the campaign “Saving US Coal” with the single goal of overturning the CO2 endangerment finding.

We are suggesting that manufacturers and suppliers proceed as follows:

1.    Appoint a coordinator in each company to bring employees attention to the “Saving US Coal” campaign at CoalZoom.
2.    Arrange a company wide meeting to present “Saving US Coal”.
3.    Encourage employees to take part and make a donation for coal.
4.    Consider making a one-time contribution of 100% of each company’s 2020 budget for charitable donations for a single donation to “Saving US Coal”.
5.    Consider making a company donation to match your employee donations.

To continue reading, click here to view the full article on CoalZoom.com.

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COAL OPERATORS, PLEASE STAND UP AND FIGHT FOR COAL, SAYS BILL REID

“Today, as we begin our second week of appeals, we are asking our top ten coal operators as well as all other coal operators to stand up and help,“ said Bill Reid, Managing Editor, CoalZoom. “So, Peabody, Arch, Murray Energy, Cloud Peak, Alliance, Blackjewel, NACCO, CONSOL, Foresight, and Westmoreland, please join us and fight for our beloved coal industry and all the fine men and women in it.

“As you all know, if what’s left of the US coal industry is to be saved, Obama’s EPA CO2 endangerment finding must be overturned quickly and we are appealing to you to help to fund our efforts to make it happen. We need to raise $450,000 by January 31.”

It is now widely known that in order to stop the complete destruction of coal, CoalZoom has teamed up with respected industry leader, Fred Palmer, and internationally renowned scientist, Dr. Craig Idso, in the campaign “Saving US Coal” with the single goal of overturning the CO2 endangerment finding.

 

Fred Palmer

 

Dr. Craig Idso

 

To continue reading, click here to view the full article on CoalZoom.com. 

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Saving US Coal - A Path Forward to Preserve the Existing Coal Fleet

There can be no argument that the primary reason for US coal plant closures in recent years, and announced plant closures to come, is coal’s carbon content and CO2 emissions when combusted. In the last 10 years there has been a catastrophic number of coal plant closures in the name of CO2 avoidance with the effect of cutting in half US coal combustion for electricity generation. The coal production numbers tell the story: in 2008 we consumed 1 billion tpy; in 2020 we will consume roughly 500 million tpy. Ironically, the coal plant closures accelerated following the election of President Trump even as he vowed to do everything he could to protect coal.

The number one reason for these closures has been and continues to be coal’s carbon content and CO2 profile when combusted.

Recall that then Senator Obama, running for President, vowed to eliminate and threatened the industry with bankruptcy because of CO2 emissions from the combustion of coal. Staying true to his word, literally as it turns out, the Obama Administration launched a War on Coal in 2009 with the EPA final issuance of CO2 Endangerment Findings, holding that more CO2 in the air from coal combustion and other fossil fuels is a “current threat” to human health and welfare. While no direct coal plant closures were ordered at either the state or federal level, the Obama years saw the EPA Clean Power Plan enacted along with unreasonable SOX, NOX and mercury regulation designed to require billions in capex investment to operate. At the same time, the CO2 Sword of Damocles was held over the head of utilities under the Clean Power Plan, the investments were not made and coal plant closures commenced. Where the federal government had direct involvement with coal plants, TVA and the Navajo Generating Station, tragic closures resulted there as well no matter the negative impact on communities involved, the Navajo Nation and the Hopi Tribe.

With the Trump Administration in place, there was large optimism that the tide would turn and coal plant closures would slow, if not stop. Instead, catching the coal industry unprepared and by surprise, coal plant closures accelerated with major regulated utilities closing coal with renewable and natural gas as replacements. But for EPA CO2 Endangerment, these utilities would have no legal basis to take the closure rout; because of EPA CO2 Endangerment, they had the perfect excuse to game the system and increase profitability for shareholders.

To continue reading, click here to view the full article on CoalZoom.com. 

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Ramaco Carbon Speeding Coal to Product Research in West Virginia

“Don’t burn coal, it’s too valuable.”

It’s one of the mantras of Ramaco Carbon which plans a research facility in Charleston.

Gov. Jim Justice announced plans for the facility during his State of the State Address this week. Ramaco already has mining operations in West Virginia with about 400 employees.

Ramaco’s Sheridan, Wyoming research facility is scheduled to open later this year.

 

Ramaco CEO Randy Adkins said the West Virginia facility is aimed at speeding up development of non-combustible coal based products. Speaking on MetroNews “Talkline” Friday, Adkins said the federal government is pushing for the stepped up research.

“The National Lab encouraged us to proceed quite quickly on the research and the government is starting to focus on it with a lot more interest than it ever has,” Adkins said.

The company is already developing a research lab in Sheridan, Wyoming which will not be on line until later this year. They’re also partnering with the U.S. Department of Energy research facility in Pittsburgh and the Oak Ridge National Laboratories in Tennessee. The encouragement by the government to quicken the pace led to the plans for another facility, this one to be located in the heart of the eastern coal country.

“Our facility in Wyoming is not going to be ready until sometime this summer. I told the folks at the National Labs we will try to search out a place to get started a little sooner and what better place than West Virginia. It’s got a lot of great people, a lot of coal, and our operations are already here,” he said.

To continue reading, click here to view the full article on CoalZoom.com.

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Saving US Coal Video No. 5 - CO2 Emissions, Fossil Fuel Use and Human Longevity

"We are very pleased today to release the fifth short video in the "Saving US Coal" campaign," said Bill Reid, Managing Editor of CoalZoom. "These factual videos are prepared for us by internationally renowned scientist, Craig Idso, and we know our readers will find it of great interest as it shows the connection between use of coal and human longevity."

CO2 Emissions, Fossil Fuel Use and Human Longevity (Uploaded January 9, 2020)

This video segment discusses the fundamental link between CO2 emissions and global life expectancy. It is patently false and borderline fraudulent to claim rising CO2 is enhancing human mortality rates, as many often do, when the data clearly demonstrate there are more people on earth today who are living longer and better lives because of rising CO2 and fossil fuel use.

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