Coal

The Acid Sludge Streaming Out of Germany’s Coal Mines

Imagine a Sunny Delight factory exploded in the gloomy realm of Mordor, spilling streams of “orange drink” through the land. That’s what Tom Hegen’s photos look like. Only thing is, they weren’t shot on Mordor—it’s Germany—and that tangy-looking liquid isn’t anything you’d want for breakfast. It’s acid mine drainage from coal mines. Hegen flew above …

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Sanders: Support coal country while combating climate change

Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders has told voters in coal-producing Kentucky that it’s possible to be a friend of coal miners and a believer in climate change and the need for cleaner energy sources to combat it. In blunt terms rarely heard in Kentucky’s political circles, the Vermont senator said Sunday on a stop in …

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US Coal Businesses Should Consider Foreign Markets as International Demand Increases

Foreign markets are lining up to purchase American coal by widening amounts as U.S. coal consumption reaches its lowest level in more than three decades. US Coal Consumption Power plants’ consumption of coal dropped to 298 million short tons in the first half of 2018, a sharp fall from 312 million in the same period …

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Meet the CEO of a Billion-Dollar Coal Company Suing John Oliver, Time Warner, and HBO

Just three days after Last Week Tonight host John Oliver spent 24 minutes railing against Robert E. Murray, the CEO of Murray Energy Corporation (a.k.a. the largest privately held coal company in the U.S.), the businessman sued Oliver for defamation. Oliver’s segment on Sunday, June 18, explored the decline of the coal industry, President Trump‘s …

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