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States cite climate worries in push to stop US coal sales

By MATTHEW BROWN Attorneys for California, New Mexico, New York and Washington state are in federal court seeking to revive a coal-leasing moratorium imposed under President Barack Obama. The moratorium blocked new lease sales from federal lands that hold billions of tons of the fuel. [READ MORE HERE] Source: Seattle Times

Germany wants more EU funds to help phase out coal industry

By The Associated Press KATOWICE, Poland (AP) — Germany’s environment minister wants more European Union funds to support regions affected by the closure of coal mines. Svenja Schulze told reporters on the sidelines of the U.N. climate talks Wednesday that Germany is committed to phasing out the use of coal, though the exact [READ MORE…