Wyoming Republican Liz Cheney is making coal a centerpiece of her congressional campaign following massive layoffs at two of the largest coal mines in the state that were announced earlier this month.
Ted Strickland lauded his recent endorsement from the League of Conservation Voters Action Fund, the political committee of a green energy group that lobbies against coal-fired power plants.
Hillary Clinton walked back her pledge to eliminate coal jobs in a letter to Sen. Joe Manchin (D., W. Va.) Tuesday. Manchin’s senior adviser said he was “troubled and concerned” by Clinton’s controversial remarks and contacted Clinton and her senior energy advisor asking for clarification, according to West Virginia MetroNews. Clinton made the remark at a CNN Town …
Bernard Schwartz, a New York billionaire who supports environmental regulations such as cap and trade, gave $10,000 to the Ohio Democratic Party backing Ted Strickland in his bid for Senate.
Environmentalists are hailing a new law that supposedly requires the state’s two largest pension funds to divest from coal companies, but a close read of the law reveals loopholes large enough to keep most of the funds’ coal holdings untouched.
Even as President Obama cracks down on coal-fired power plants and left-wing groups pressure institutional divestment from fossil fuels, liberal financier George Soros has announced new investments in two large coal companies.