A bimonthly digest of regional energy news
Filers of the petition argue that future surface coal mining near Benham and Lynch, Ky., would harm residents' health and enjoyment of the area, as well as the towns' historic character and attempts to attract tourism.
A tax on coal companies funding benefits for former miners with black lung disease was halved at the first of the year.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is changing the way it calculates the benefits of reducing mercury and air pollution emissions from coal-fired power plants, which advocates fear could lead to looser pollution limits in the future.
Ohio issued an air permit for a petrochemical plant in Belmont County as construction continues on Royal Dutch Shell's ethane cracker in western Pennsylvania.
President Trump nominated former coal lobbyist and current Acting U.S. EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler to lead the agency in January.
The Southern Alliance for Clean Energy is calling on the Knoxville Utilities Board to stop raising fixed fees for ratepayers.
All of Duke Energy's North Carolina residential solar rebates, which reduce the cost of panel installation by up to 30 percent, were claimed in less than a day
Environmental groups claim in a federal lawsuit that Republic Energy is illegally operating a strip mine on Coal River Mountain by using a state permit that expired in 2011.
Duke Energy may now be able to cap six toxic coal ash dumps in North Carolina in place instead of transporting the material to lined landfills after state regulators classified the dumps as "low risk."
The oil and gas pipeline company nixed plans to transport hazardous natural gas liquids hundreds of miles through a repurposed 75-year-old pipe and instead is seeking permission to reverse the flow for natural gas.
The air board members Gov. Northam removed in mid-November had spoken critically of a compressor station needed for Dominion Energy's Atlantic Coast Pipeline project. A vote is now delayed pending a new public comment period.
The 73-mile expansion of the controversial fracked-gas Mountain Valley Pipeline into North Carolina has drawn criticism from residents and regulators alike.
September's Hurricane Florence breached two of Duke Energy's coal ash and wastewater impoundments.
Virginia and Kentucky regulators are seeking to hold West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice accountable for his companies' failure to meet mine land reclamation deadlines.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's proposal would undermine Obama-era regulations aimed at preventing methane leaks.