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.
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.
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.
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.