Trump Administration Pressing for Appeal, Dismissal of Climate Lawsuit

The Trump administration is asking an Oregon federal judge in the Our Children’s Trust case to let a higher court review her decision to permit a historic climate change lawsuit to proceed, and to halt

At the groundbreaking for the Kemper power plant: Mississippi PSC Commissioner Lynn Posey, at podium, with (seated, L to R), Anthony Topazi, chief operating officer, Southern Company, Governor Haley Barbour, and Tom Fanning, chief executive officer, Southern Company, December 16, 2010.

Southern Company Says Kemper Not Viable as Coal Plant, Blames the PSC

In an apparent first salvo in a public relations campaign to shift blame for the Kemper power plant boondoggle away from himself and corporate management and onto state regulators, Southern Company chief executive officer Tom

Big Oil Stalls Questioning of ExxonMobil’s Tillerson in Climate Lawsuit

A maverick climate lawsuit few legal authorities thought would survive more than a few months came within two days of questioning the world’s most powerful oil executive under oath. But that prize remains tantalizingly out

Rick Perry Faces Tepid Questioning in Energy Secretary Confirmation Hearing

A conciliatory Rick Perry cruised through a half-day Senate confirmation hearing today for secretary of the Department of Energy before a Senate committee in a performance that was long on warm words and vague promises

Southern Company’s Kemper Coal Plant Could Get Billions in Tax Credit Bail-Out

If Donald Trump really wants to get rid of federal corporate welfare, he should be frantically tweeting against a congressional plan that could send billions to the grossly mismanaged Kemper power plant by expanding tax

Three Coal Companies are Trying to Keep Secret How Much Federal Coal They Mine

Earlier this year, I looked at just how much the largest US coal mining companies depend on access to subsidized federal coal, most of it extracted from public lands in the Powder River Basin of

American Electric Power says “We don’t agree with or share every position” of ACCCE, yet remains a member of the coal lobby group

The Conesville Power Plant in Conesville, Ohio, is operated by American Electric Power and burns about 12,000 tons of coal a day. That’s enough coal to fill 120 box cars.  ALLY MAROTTI / WOSU American

The coal industry can’t decide: climate denial or subsidies for “clean coal”?

The New York Times yesterday reported on a presentation given to a coal industry conference last year titled “Survival is Victory: Lessons from the Tobacco Wars.” The presentation was prepared by Richard Reavey, a former

Two (or three?) more companies confirm departure from coal lobby group ACCCE

Two more companies – and perhaps three – have confirmed their departure from the American Coalition for Clean Coal Electricity (ACCCE) this week, following the publication of our report detailing major companies’ departure from coal lobby

Fanning and Moniz on Kemper: Nothing to See Here

It would be hard to find an image of a cozier relationship between a giant energy company and a regulator than the joint appearance in Philadelphia on July 28th by Southern Company’s Tom Fanning and U.S.