Critics oppose Trump mine agency pick from industry over safety issues

David Zatezalo, President Trump’s nominee to head the Mine Safety and Health Administration, had repeated safety violations at mines he managed as CEO of Rhino Resources, a coal company.

Hogan sues EPA over neighboring power plant pollution

COLLEGE PARK, Maryland — Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan announced a lawsuit Wednesday against the federal Environmental Protection Agency for failing to enforce limits on air-pollution control at 19 mostly coal-fired power plants in five states upwind of Maryland. “We want…

Maryland Minute Update: December 3, 2013

CNS reporter Ben Oldach talks about the latest headlines from around Maryland including a Morgan State fraternity that has been put on probation, a Montgomery County school teacher who has fled to Hong Kong and how one power plant in Cumberland is recycling energy.

In Maryland, A Potential Future For Cleaner Coal

Proposed EPA restrictions on carbon dioxide emissions have put the future of America’s coal-fired power plants in question. But the technology needed to reach those limits is available, with a few limitations and substantial costs, and Maryland is serving as a testing ground for its use and development.

Maryland Power Plant Emissions Decline is Sixth-Highest in Nation

Greenhouse gas emissions from Maryland’s power plants fell by more than 26 percent from 2010 to 2012, the sixth-largest drop during that time in the nation, according to data from the Environmental Protection Agency released last month.

EPA Regulations on Power Plant Emissions Could Devastate Western Maryland Coal Mining, Industry Says

Carbon limits on new power plants could hurt Western Maryland’s coal mining industry.

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