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2 HOURS AGO - San Francisco Chronicle

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Duke Energy says it will close SC coal ash pits

"The dam issues at Lee are urgent and require quick, direct action," said Frank Holleman, staff attorney for the Southern Environmental Law Center, which has filed several lawsuits to force Duke to clean up the Charlotte-based utility's coal ash pits. Duke requested the meeting with the Public Service Commission to update the agency on the company's "coal ash management activities" ...

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3 HOURS AGO - San Francisco Chronicle

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Tourism, agriculture seen as key in Appalachia

(AP) — Sitting at a state resort in the mountains of eastern Kentucky, officials highlighted the need for more money to market the area to tourists as a way to restart the community's economy in the wake of thousands of job losses from the declining coal industry. The report is part of the Shaping our Appalachian Region, the high-profile effort ...

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4 HOURS AGO - San Francisco Chronicle

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CEO of China-based Company pleads guilty of fraud

The U.S. Attorney's Office says Dickson Lee was the head of the coal company L&L Energy when he ran a scheme to defraud investors while trying to get the company's stock listed on the national exchange. Prosecutors say Lee also tried to generate funds for the cash-strapped company by issuing thousands of shares to people in China who then sold ...

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4 HOURS AGO - San Francisco Chronicle

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Proposal would send Wyoming wind energy to LA

The sprawling project — if approved and financed — would create one of the country's largest wind farms 40 miles north of Cheyenne, a huge energy storage site inside caverns in a Utah salt formation and a 525-mile electric transmission line connecting them. Wind development in Wyoming's wide expanses has surged in the past decade as companies and state officials ...

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5 HOURS AGO - NPR

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Stockpiling Coal For Winter Proves Problematic For Power Plants

Fall is usually the season when power plants stockpile coal in preparation for higher electricity demand during the winter, but that's proving to be problematic this year.

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