Petition for Rulemaking Under the Clean Air Act to List Coal Mines ...

Jun 16, 2010 ... reduce or eliminate methane, a potent greenhouse gas, to both spur economic development and ... One of the largest sources of methane is coal mining. ..... In contrast, surface mines are mines that are usually within a few hundred feet of ..... 63 U.S. EPA, Comments on Draft EIS for Wright Area Coal Lease...

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QGESS: Methane Emissions from Mining Powder River Basin Coals

Sep 2, 2010 ... unclear what the economic cut-off depth for surface mining is, however, it seems ... Table 1: PRB Coal Mine Methane Content and Emissions Levels .... greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions associated with mining deep PRB coal seams ... Wyoming EIS Support Documents (as referenced in Reference #3). 6.

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Four Corners Power Plant and Navajo Mine Energy Project Draft ...

Mar 1, 2014 ... ways, continued surface coal mining within the Navajo Mine permit area and ... for the power plant and mine are evaluated in this EIS, and the following five were ...... FCPP and Navajo Mine Mobile Source GHG Emissions .

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accounting for carbon pollution from coal mining on federal lands

The combustion of coal releases more carbon dioxide (CO2) – the chief source of carbon ... mining also releases methane and other greenhouse gasses to the atmosphere. .... **Based on average IPCC Emissions Factors for Surface Mines...

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Final Supplemental EIS for the Keystone XL Project

reflected or absorbed by the Earth's surface or, to a lesser extent, its atmosphere. ... (CO2), methane (CH4), nitrous oxide (N2O), water vapor, and ozone, ..... Final Supplemental EIS that are attributable to the proposed Project, and whether the.

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a white paper - Sierra Club

greenhouse gas emissions and make the United States a leader in the fight to ... reduce carbon dioxide emissions from coal-fired power plants, limit methane .... (EIS) for a proposed coal lease in Colorado's Sunset Roadless Area, in part ..... 39 See, e.g., OFFICE OF SURFACE MINING RECLAMATION & ENFORCEMENT,...

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Four Corners Power Plant and Navajo Mine Energy Project Comments

Jun 27, 2014 ... Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement .... Mine/FCPP EIS process from June 2013 - June 2014. Several ...... are primarily fugitive emissions of methane, a GHG with a global warming potential (“GWP”).

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EIS-0357-FEIS-Appendices - U.S. Department of Energy

The Draft EIS for the Gilberton Coal-to-Clean Fuels and Power Project .... radiation to pass through to the earth's surface and be converted to heat energy ... Greenhouse gases include water vapor, CO2, methane, nitrous oxide, O3, and several.

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Coal Bed Methane | Energy Justice Network

Historically, this methane was considered a safety hazard in the coal mining .... Surface discharge, for example, is a controversial method of disposal, as it can lead to a .... with coal burning includes: nitrogen oxides, carbon dioxide greenhouse gases, sulfur ... (p2-42 in Final EIS: /Data/Chap-02.pdf)

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"Developments in coal mine methane drainage and utilisation in ...

Two variations of a new surface-based gas drainage system for the removal of goaf gas to improve ... Various methods of coal mine methane gas utilisation are examined, including the capture ... Home > eis > papers > 3009 ... million tonnes of CO2 equivalent (MtCO2-e) annual greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, is placing...

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Blakefield South Greenhouse Gas Management Plan - Bulga Coal

Apr 24, 2014 ... The Bulga Coal Complex (BCC) comprises two coal mining operations, the ... development consents (Bulga Surface Operations DA 41-03-99 and Bulga Underground ... The mines are considered “gassy” due to the large quantities of methane (CH4) contained .... Environmental impact statement (EIS).

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Chapter 10 Greenhouse Gas Emissions.pdf - New Acland Project

An inventory of greenhouse gas emissions for the revised Project has been prepared in accordance with AS ISO14064.1 ... estimated to meet the ToR for the EIS. .... Fugitive methane emissions. 1 ..... drier surface conditions, may increase...

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Climate Change and the Environmental Impact Review Process

NEPA requires the preparation of an EIS for “major Federal ... gases (GHGs) from the particular project would be an insignificant ... Surface Transportation. Board, 472 ... capture the methane that would be vented into the atmosphere. Outside...

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Mining - water, effects, environmental, disasters, United States ...

The Surface Mining and Control Act of 1977 states that reclamation must ... enacted in 1970, requires federal agencies to prepare EIS for major federal actions .... Methane, a potent greenhouse gas trapped inside coal, can be released into the...

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Coalbed Methane Development - UNM School of Law

Jan 17, 1997 ... To reduce the risk of explosions, methane has been vented during mining operations. ... greenhouse gas, CBM production was pursued as a way to help reduce the threat of climate ... Methane attaches to the surface areas of coal ...... has also acknowledged the inadequacy of the RMP/EIS as far as the...

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Obama Policy: Control Greenhouse Gases At Home, Enable Export ...

Dec 19, 2013 ... It is a project of Ambre Energy Ltd. with a 62 percent interest, and Arch Coal .... much more methane, a greenhouse gas more potent that carbon dioxide. ... opposed to a full-fledged EIS on the Sabine Pass project, didn't analyze the .... “We believe the current regulatory approach to surface mine permits is...

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mining Facts, information, pictures | Encyclopedia.com articles about ...

The Surface Mining and Control Act of 1977 states that reclamation must ... enacted in 1970, requires federal agencies to prepare EIS for major federal actions .... Methane, a potent greenhouse gas trapped inside coal, can be released into the...

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Clean Energy Law Report : Renewable Energy Lawyer and ...

Surface coal mining operations require either a federal surface coal mining and .... The Draft EIS for the Proposed Rule was published in the Federal Register on .... Regulatory Commission, Greenhouse gases, Independent System Operator, ..... gas, and wastewater disposal pits; (2) methane or other gas burner pipes at oil...

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Mitigation Measures - Whatcom County

WHATCOM COUNTY COMPREHENSIVE PLAN UPDATE EIS ... underlying overconsolidated drift at the ground surface has been observed in the ... SCSMAP Phase 1 Project Plan Final Environmental Impact Statement ...... current and projected concentrations of the six key well-mixed GHGs—CO2, methane, nitrous oxide,.

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