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  • Plan shelved to convert power plant to coal

    April 12, 2012 10:54 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Low natural gas prices and plentiful gas supplies have put aside plans to convert a gas-fired power plant to New Roads to coal power. NRG Energy Inc. spokesman Dave Knox told The Advocate that the company has allowed a state permit to convert the Big... more »
  • 16 bodies recovered from China coal mine

    August 5, 2010 10:30 PM

    BEIJING (AP) - A Chinese state news agency is reporting that no survivors have been found among the 16 miners trapped by a lethal gas leak in a coal mine in central China four days ago. The official Xinhua News Agency said Friday that workers had retrieved 16 bodies from... more »
  • $1.7 Billion Coal-Fired Power Plant

    July 19, 2010 11:16 AM

    TEXARKANA, Ark. (AP) - Two organizations have asked a federal judge to halt construction of a $1.7 billion coal-fired power plant in southwestern Arkansas. Audubon Arkansas and the Sierra Club said Monday they filed a motion in federal court in Texarkana, claiming the construction is destroying wetlands. Owners of a... more »
  • Obama Orders Review of Mine Safety

    April 15, 2010 12:12 PM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama ordered an exhaustive federal review of coal mine safety Thursday and asked Congress to strengthen existing laws "riddled with loopholes." "I refuse to accept any number of miner deaths as simply a cost of doing business," Obama told reporters... more »

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