Following 40 years of sustained fighting on behalf of human health, the environment, and a livable climate, Congressman Henry Waxman (D-CA) announced on Thursday that he would retire from Congress after this year. Who will fill his shoes is as yet unknown.
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Global coal consumption will rise by 2.3 percent through 2018. That's down from last year's projection of 2.6 percent. It's a small change, but there are a lot of changes in the global coal market roiling just underneath the surface.