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PJM Interconnection headquarters in Audubon, Pennsylvania

PJM: There is no grid emergency (at least for the next five years)

The nation’s largest electric grid studied whether its reliance on natural gas could threaten the system. The answer: Not now, but a perfect storm of events could cause problems.

By Reid Frazier

The Bruce Mansfield Power Plant burns coal to generate electricity in Beaver County. Photo: Amy Sisk
Updated: August 29, 2018 | 9:28 pm

FirstEnergy to close Bruce Mansfield, state’s largest coal-fired power plant

The company says there is still time for a federal bailout to save its struggling coal plants
By Reid Frazier

Talen Energy's Brunner Island plant in York County.

Environmental groups say they’ll sue Brunner Island plant to stop pollution

The groups say the Brunner Island plant is discharging toxic pollutants including arsenic, boron, sulfate, and lithium from its unlined coal ash waste ponds.

By Marie Cusick

The Cumberland Mine in Greene County, Pa.

Greene County coal mine seeks increased seasonal pollution limit

After water quality in Monongahela River improves, company requests regulations relaxed
By Reid Frazier

Little Blue Run coal ash pond, on the Pennsylvania-West Virginia border.

Trump administration rolls back coal ash rules aimed at groundwater protection

States may be able to stop monitoring at some sites, and power plants have more time to close leaking ash ponds.

By Reid Frazier

The Bruce Mansfield Power Plant burns coal to generate electricity in Beaver County.

Report: Draft memo points to Trump invoking national security in bailing out coal, nuclear

Plan could cost ratepayers more in mid-Atlantic, guarantee profits for some power plants
By Reid Frazier

A cloud of dust quickly replaced the smokestacks after dynamite sent them crumbling downward.

The Black Dog Hollow waste coal pile in East Bethlehem Township, Washington County. Photo: Reid R. Frazier

The coal-fired Cheswick Generating Station produces electricity northeast of Pittsburgh.

FirstEnergy's Bruce Mansfield Power Plant in Shippingport, Pa. Photo: Reid Frazier