Longview Power Applauds Confirmation of Scott Pruitt as EPA Administrator
Following the Senate confirmation of Scott Pruitt as Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Jeff Keffer, the Chief Executive Office of Longview Power and Mepco Holdings issued the following statement
Coal hopes Trump can remove ‘doom and gloom’ lens investors view sector through
President-elect Donald Trump had lots of campaign promises for the coal industry, but with even coal producers warning temperance when suggesting coal jobs will return, measuring Trump's aid to coal may prove tricky.
Clean Coal Technology Is Working in W.Va.
Speaking as a CEO of a major coal-fired power plant and a coal mining company, I am compelled to start with the devastation of the coal industry, particularly in West Virginia but throughout all coal country. This devastation has been caused by excessive and politicized Environmental Protection Agency regulations. Years of EPA regulatory interference stalled the normal replacement of our aging power plants. The clean coal Longview Power plant was built during a brief window of opportunity before the Clean Power Plan created a regulatory environment that has made construction of new coal-fired power plants impossible.
US coal industry ready to say goodbye to Obama
The U.S. coal industry is preparing to say goodbye to one of its greatest enemies. "His legacy will show that he is the greatest destroyer that the United States of America ever had," Murray Energy Corp. CEO Robert Murray said of President Barack Obama as he is now days away from leaving the office.
Supercritical Coal Plants May Move to Front Burner During Trump’s Reign
When it comes to energy policy, President-elect Trump has said that his administration would pursue more lax drilling policies that not only make it easier to explore for natural gas but also coal. To that end, the coal must still have a place to go. And with the world using less of it, what kind of future does it have?