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Bill Reid, Managing Editor, CoalZoom

From a peak in 2008, our great American coal industry production has declined from 1.172 billion tons per year to an estimated 679 million tons in 2019. The Energy Information Administration (EIA) forecasts that production in 2020 will be 603 million tons. Moody's has forecast that coal's share of electricity generation will fall by 2030 to 11% with 25% of production being for export, thus requiring production of 375 million tons of coal.

This sharp decline is due to the War on Coal introduced by the Obama administration and an abundance of cheap natural gas. The War on Coal is over but its remnants are still having a devastating effect on the industry. Power generators are claiming that CO2 is a pollutant and generators using coal are being shut down.

According to leading gas driller, Range Resources Corporation, in their company presentation of October 23, 2019, to support sustainable growth natural gas prices will soon require pricing above $3.00/MM Btu, the point that coal can successfully compete with gas. Thus, the threat from gas will eventually disappear. The threat from the remnants of the War on Coal will also subside. Thus, the greatest single threat remaining to the American coal industry will be the CO2 Endangerment Finding.

CoalZoom in partnership with the Center for the Study of Carbon Dioxide and Global Change is launching a campaign, Saving U.S. Coal, with the key element being the overturning of the CO2 Endangerment Finding. A proposal entitled The Greening of Planet Earth Confirmed: Repealing the 2009 EPA CO2 Endangerment Finding can be reviewed by clicking here. Also, a personal message and plea for support of this endeavor from Fred Palmer, Senior Fellow for CO2 Policy at our Center, can be viewed here.

The CO2 Endangerment Finding was determined by President Obama's EPA in 2009 when it was claimed that CO2 emissions resulting from the combustion of carbon-based fossil fuels were a "current threat" to human health and welfare. The so-called Endangerment Finding was not the result of scientific study but instead was the result of flawed computer models. EPA also failed to take into consideration the very significant benefits that result from CO2 emissions.

For the U.S. coal industry to survive, the CO2 Endangerment Finding must be repealed quickly. Please take the time to read the documents linked above and consider joining us in our efforts at Saving U.S. Coal. There is no time to lose!


The War on Coal Is Alive, But Coal Is Not Dead

The Commitment to America - Coal's Role

US Coal, Oil and Natural Gas for the Human Environment

Climate Envoy John Kerry Says No More Coal After 2030: President Biden Needs to Ignore This Advice

Climate Envoy John Kerry Says No More Coal After 2030: President Biden Needs to Ignore This Advice

The Social Cost of Carbon, A CO2 Ambient Air Standard, CO2 As an Air Toxic: None Can Stand as None are Legal Nor Sound

Red Alert - CO2 As Air Toxic Petition to EPA is Ripe

The Social Cost of Carbon Is Arbitrary and Capricious: The EPA 2009 CO2 Endangerment Finding Is Moot

Coal, CO2 and The Human Environment: Changing the National Climate Dialogue

It is Time to Engage, Again, on the Social Benefits of Carbon

New Material Posted on the CO2 Science Website

Combustion & Emissions Technology (CET) - Profitable CO2 Reduction with Minimal CAPEX

US Coal Plants and The Great Arctic Outbreak of February 1899

The 2014 Polar Vortex and the National Coal Council Study (Keep the Coal Plants Running!)

Saving US Coal - Preserve US Coal Power Plants

Saving US Coal - Preserve US Coal Power Plants

Bill Gates Defames Fossil Fuels and CO2 Invoking the COVID-19 Tragedy

US Coal is Saving Lives Right Now - Preserve Existing Coal Plants

Presentation to the Commissioners New Jersey Board of Public Utilities Filed

Presentation to the Commissioners New Jersey Board of Public Utilities Filed

Saving US Coal Team Files Submission in Opposition to FERC Adopting "A Price on Carbon"

CO2 and a Warmer World - Two Positives for Mankind

In 1981 CEQ Was Wrong; in 2020 CO2 Endangerment is, Too

Greening of Planet Earth Confirmed: Before It's Too Late!

Joe Biden and CO2 As an EPA Air Toxic - The Main Event?

Plans to Eliminate Reliable Coal-Fired Electricity Debunked by Powerful New Evidence Filed With EPA Challenging Its CO2 Findings

Powerful New Evidence Filed with EPA Challenging CO2 Findings to Eliminate the Ongoing Threat to US Electricity from Coal

Second Petition Filed to Save US Coal Industry

CO2 Watch - A President Biden Will Shut Down Coal Plants

Saving US Coal - Second Petition Filed With EPA to Defend Coal

Saving US Coal CO2 As an Air Toxic?

Saving US Coal - Coal is Life Sustaining

Saving US Coal Can Prevent the Destruction of Coal

Saving US Coal Campaign Keeps Its Promise

Saving US Coal Campaign Reaches Major Milestone

Repeal of EPA Endangerment Finding for Greenhouse Gases Filed

Saving US Coal - A Path Forward to Preserve the Existing Coal Fleet

Saving US Coal - Taking Out CO2 Endangerment

Overturning Obama's CO2 Endangerment Finding is the Only Way to Save US Coal, Says Bill Reid

Saving US Coal Video No. 5 - CO2 Emissions, Fossil Fuel Use and Human Longevity

The Coal Industry Needs Everyone to Stand Together Now, Says Reid

Stand Up and Fight for Coal, Says Reid

"Saving US Coal" Video No. 4 - CO2 Benefits to Plant Water Use Efficiency

Saving US Coal - Watch This PowerPoint

Fred Palmer Describes the Need for Financial Support for "Saving US Coal"

Fred Palmer Discusses Plan for "Saving US Coal"

"Saving US Coal" Video No. 3 - The Fortuitous Link Between CO2 Emissions and Economic Growth

"Saving US Coal" Video No. 2 - Is Rising Atmospheric CO2 Causing Dangerous Global Warming?

Fred Palmer Explains "Saving US Coal"

"Saving US Coal" Campaign Needs Your Financial Support

Internationally Renowned Scientist, Craig Idso, and Respected Industry Leader, Fred Palmer, are Key Players in "Saving US Coal" Campaign

"Saving US Coal" Campaign to Repeal the CO2 Endangerment Finding

CoalZoom Launches Campaign Called Saving US Coal