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  • 3 West Coast Governors Oppose Offshore Drilling

    oildrillThe governors of California, Oregon and Washington state say they don't want the possibility of any oil drilling off of the west coast. Govs. Jay Inslee of Washington state, Jerry Brown of California and John Kitzhaber of Oregon sent the letter… Read More +

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  • Missing Oregon Woman May Be In Washington

    missingmomA Dundee, Oregon, woman who has been missing more than a week may be in Washington's San Juan Islands. San Juan County Sheriff Rom Nou told KOMO detectives in Oregon told him Jennifer Huston may be in the San Juans or… Read More +

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  • Lynch Ends Holdout, Arrives At Seahawks Camp

    lynchMarshawn Lynch has joined Seattle Seahawks training camp after missing the first week. Lynch arrived on Thursday afternoon following the team's morning practice. The team confirmed Lynch has reported for camp, ending a holdout that spanned a week. ESPN reported earlier Thursday that Lynch was expected to end his holdout.

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New Coal Pollution Limits Challenge Industry

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-09_e38650883b.jpgMichael Hall/Getty Images (WASHINGTON) -- These are tough times for America’s coal industry, and another challenge came on Friday, when the Obama administration announced EPA requirements for new coal-fired power plants, moving to impose for the first time strict limits on the pollution blamed for global warming. The proposal would help reshape where Americans get electricity, away from a coal-dependent past into a future fired by cleaner sources of energy.

President Obama says new rules would help end “the limitless dumping of carbon pollution” from power plants. Under the proposal, new coal-powered power plants would have to install expensive technology to capture carbon dioxide and bury it underground. No coal-fired power plant has done that yet, in large part because of the cost.

The coal industry, which is struggling to compete with cheaper and cleaner natural gas, accounts for 40 percent of U.S. electricity. But coal’s share is declining. The regulations have been in the works since 2011 and stem from a 1970 law passed by Congress to control air pollution. In 2007, the Supreme Court ruled that that law, the Clean Air Act, could be applied to heat-trapping pollution.

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