A bimonthly digest of regional energy news
A Senate bill would help fund miners' pensions, including those affected by recent bankruptcies. In the House, a bill would re-instate a historic tax on coal companies to fund healthcare for miners with black lung disease.
Federal regulators proposed a rule in October that would allow the transportation of liquefied natural gas by rail without any new safety regulations or testing.
Federal regulators announced new pipeline safety rules in September, but pipeline opponents argue the updated rules are not strong enough.
Lower-than-expected income from fossil fuel severance taxes is putting the West Virginia state budget in a bind. Some advocate for raising the severance tax rate on natural gas.
Kentucky and five other states sent letters to federal authorities on the Trump administration's plans to bail out failing coal and nuclear plants. And an investigation into a similar Ohio law found possible conflicts of interest.
News updates concerning the Tennessee Valley Authority, Duke Energy, Old Dominion Power, Dominion Energy, and local power companies.
Federal regulators have reopened the permit process for a proposed 422-acre mine in Campbell County, Tenn., which was met with objections from environmental groups.
President Donald Trump's administration has made numerous cuts to environmental protections including those for methane emissions, protected waters, light bulb standards, and coal ash storage.
The governors of North Carolina and Virginia both announced clean energy goals that include full carbon neutrality in the power generation sector by 2050
An August 2019 federal audit of the U.S. Mine Safety and Health Administration found that mine safety penalties did not contribute to the overall safety of mining operations.
A new Kentucky law limiting the tax credit for residential solar net metering will take effect in 2020.
A Public Herald investigation found that Pennsylvania regulators have allowed 14 sewage treatment plants to leak radioactive fracking waste into 13 state waterways.
An analysis of three Southeast wood pellet mills and the European biomass energy plants they supply found that burning trees for electricity contributes heavily to carbon pollution.
A selection of energy news from around the Appalachian region.
Environmental groups have sued three coal facilities and one chemical plant for the alleged illegal pollution of adjacent waterways.