Coal

Coal piled up in Rason, North Korea is seen in November, 2017; shipments of the commodity were delivered to China, Malaysia, South Korea, Russia and Vietnam in 2017, flouting UN sanctions

South Korea Cracks Down on Illegal Import of North Korean Coal

Voice of America (VOA) revealed in a report Thursday that two ships, one from Sierra Leone and another from Panama, were involved with the illegal shipment of North Korean coal to South Korea and have recently re-entered the South’s ports multiple times in violation of international law.

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Rich Trzupek: Real Energy Expert Destroys John Oliver’s Ignorant, Profanity-Laced Rant About Coal

Last month, HBO funnyman John Oliver spent an episode of his show “Last Week Tonight” delivering a profanity-laced rant demonizing coal, coal-energy advocates, and presidents of the United States who don coal-miner hard-hats. He did so following the formula that Jon Stewart has used so successfully throughout his career: Be witty and quote a lot of apparent facts in order to back up your satirically-expressed opinion about any issue and hope your audience will accept you as an expert.

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McConnell Praises Trump’s Executive Orders: Good News for Kentucky Coal Workers

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) wrote an op-ed for the KyForward website published on Sunday, praising President Donald Trump’s recent executive orders to roll back regulations the Barack Obama administration put is place in the Waters of the U.S. (WOTUS) regulation and the Clean Power Plan.

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Sen. Joe Manchin: Trump Administration Gets It on Coal Regs

West Virginia Democrat Sen. Joe Manchin III praised President Donald Trump’s reversal Tuesday of President Barack Obama’s “Clean Power Plan,” which created a regulatory regime that targeted the coal mining industry and coal-fired energy plants.

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REPORT: Pence Pushed to Label Paul Ryan’s Failed Health Bill ‘Ryancare’ Not ‘Trumpcare’

One day after the American Health Care Act (AHCA) vote was canceled for a second time, Vice President Mike Pence told West Virginians at Foster Supply Company in Charleston that 100 percent of House Democrats and a handful of Republicans were to blame for standing in the way of President Trump’s health care bill, but a report has surfaced that in the final days before passage of the bill, Pence pushed to label the bill “Ryancare.”