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April 20, 2011

"Coal Is More Dangerous Than Nuclear" by Holman W. Jenkins (Business World, April 13) gives an abbreviated and misleading view on the use of coal that ignores the substantial economic benefits of coal and the role that clean coal technology plays in our energy future. Coal generates nearly half of our nation's electricity because it provides great economic benefits, more energy security and dramatic emissions reductions.

Coal has played a critical role in maintaining lower energy prices for American families and businesses, and lower energy prices are linked to a higher standard of living and better health. Additionally, coal provides the U.S. with increased energy security because the energy contained in recoverable U.S. coal reserves is the equivalent of the world's known oil reserves.

Thanks in large part to clean coal technology, the U...

April 3, 2011

The state’s energy industry is powering the Wyoming economy’s bounce back from the Great Recession.

The industry has opened a slew of new mining jobs and fueled a big boost in the state’s taxable sales from energy industry purchases, according to state economic analysts.

“After a short but severe recession, Wyoming’s economy has turned around since the beginning of 2010, thanks to the robust rebound of the energy industries,” the Wyoming Economic Analysis Division reported in an economic summary issued last week.

The rapid growth of emerging markets around the globe — particularly in Asia — is boosting demand for energy, including coal exports and oil, according to the report.

March 31, 2011

The Environmental Protection Agency is claiming authority to regulate carbon emissions. If it is allowed to proceed, it will begin to impose regulations similar to those rejected last year by a Democratic-controlled Congress, which couldn't muster the votes to support a cap-and-trade carbon regulation plan. The Senate is poised to limit the EPA's authority to impose the costly regulations and should do so.