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Fitch Report: High-Cost, High-Rate States Most Challenged by EPA Clean Power Plan

February 4, 2015

Public power and cooperative utilities operating in states subject to high electricity costs, sizable mandated carbon-reduction goals, and high carbon-reduction costs will be most challenged to preserve financial margins while complying with the EPA’s Clean Power Plan, according to a

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McConnell Joins Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Interior, Environment and Related Agencies

February 4, 2015

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) announced on Monday that he will be joining a Senate subcommittee that oversees funding for what is arguably one of his least favorite agencies. McConnell will sit on the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Interior,

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$16 Billion Tibbitt to Contwoyto Diamond Mine Ice Road Set to Have Record Year, Canada

February 4, 2015

It’s going to be a busy year for the Tibbitt to Contwoyto ice road, the vital supply road to N.W.T.‘s three diamond mines. Starting today, about 335,000 metric tonnes of supplies are expected to be delivered to operating mines, construction

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Tom Harris, International Climate Science Coalition: Give Climate Data Another Look

February 4, 2015

From Tom Harris, International Climate Science Coalition Speaking at the Press Club in Washington, D.C., in 1969, then-Canadian Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau summed up why we pay attention to the United States’s State of the Union address: “Living next to

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Kaska Nation to Pass Resource Law to Simplify Process for Mining Companies, B.C.

February 4, 2015

The Kaska Nation’s announcement that it is planning to pass a resource law to create more certainty for industry is being welcomed by one large mining company with projects on Kaska traditional territory. The five Kaska First Nations have territory

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Energy in Depth Report: EPA Fudged Numbers to Justify Its ‘Costliest Regulation Ever’

February 4, 2015

The Environmental Protection Agency inflated the monetized benefits of a major air quality rule to justify imposing a harsher smog standard on U.S. counties, according to a new report by Energy In Depth (EID). “EPA’s ozone rule could very well

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Court Battle Set for Obama Climate Rule

February 4, 2015

A federal appeals court has agreed to hear arguments in a pair of cases challenging the Obama administration’s climate rule proposal for power plants. The Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit said Tuesday that it will hear

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Obama’s Budget Proposal Includes Life Line for Appalachia Coal States

February 4, 2015

Eastern Kentucky and other areas of Appalachia hit hard by a sharp drop in coal jobs could get a $1 billion lifeline under the budget proposal put forth Monday by President Barack Obama, though the budget faces difficult prospects in

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Wellgreen Platinum Completes PEA on Wellgreen PGM-Nickel Project, Canada

February 3, 2015

Wellgreen Platinum Ltd. has received positive results of an updated independent preliminary economic assessment (2015 PEA) on its 100 percent-owned Wellgreen PGM-Nickel project, located in Canada’s Yukon Territory. The new study strengthens the company’s vision that the Wellgreen project has

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PolyMet Secures $30 Million Loan Facility to Advance NorthMet Project, Minnesota

February 3, 2015

PolyMet Mining Corp.‘s wholly-owned subsidiary Poly Met Mining, Inc. (together PolyMet) has entered into a US$30 million loan facility with Glencore AG, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Glencore plc. “This loan facility covers our anticipated costs through 2015 as we work

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