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Murray Energy Sues HBO, John Oliver for Trashing Its CEO

June 26, 2017

Robert Murray, CEO of the one of the largest independent coal mining operation in the United States, is suing HBO, John Oliver, Time Warner and the writers for “Last Week Tonight” over a segment of Oliver’s show that aired Sunday.

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Trump Goes to Iowa and Rips Into Obama’s Global Warming Agenda

June 26, 2017

President Donald Trump went back into campaign mode Wednesday night in Iowa with a speech to supporters highlighting his agenda, including repealing a slew of Obama-era energy and environment regulations. “No longer will the EPA be telling you how to

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Regulators Move to Pull Plug on Kemper Coal Plant, Mississippi

June 26, 2017

Mississippi utility regulators want to pull the plug on costly technology at a first-of-its-kind power plant, saying one of the nation’s largest utilities should absorb more than $6.5 billion in losses and ratepayers should pay nothing more. Three Mississippi Public

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Coal States Pouring Millions Into Clean Coal Research

June 26, 2017

Coal states are hoping to create new ways to turn carbon into money-making enterprises after renewables and natural gas have taken a bite out of their market share and the world is moving to reduce its dependence on coal. State

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UMWA to Step Up Safety Outreach Following Ninth Coal Mining Death

June 26, 2017

The United Mine Workers of America is preparing to visit multiple coal sites to bring awareness to mine safety following the ninth miner death this year. Marius Shepherd, 33, died Monday following an accident at the Seneca Coal Resources Oak

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Federal Gov’t to Award $30 Million in Grants to Assist Coal Communities

June 26, 2017

Northeastern Pennsylvania and the rest of coal country can apply for federal grants to spur job growth in areas hurt by the coal industry’s decline. U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross announced Friday $30 million will be available through the

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Lundin Mining Opens Up Eagle Mine for Public Tours Through October, Michigan

June 23, 2017

More than 10 people set off Friday, June 16 for a three hour tour to Marquette County’s Eagle Mine. This tour is just the first of eight until October. The public can take this bus to Eagle Mine where they

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Injured Miner from Bear Attack at Pogo Mine Leaves Hospital, Alaska

June 23, 2017

A contract employee of Pogo Mine who received minor injuries in a black bear attack Monday morning near the mine was released from Fairbanks Memorial Hospital later that day, according to a news release from the mine. A second contract

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Battle Brewing Over West Virginia’s Coal Severance Tax

June 23, 2017

As West Virginia lawmakers passed a budget in the 11th hour of their 20-day special session something was missing. Leaders of the Coal Industry — and the Governor — has requested a tiered-coal severance tax system. In other words, if

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Fatality in Rail Haulage Accident at Seneca Coal’s Oak Grove Mine, Alabama

June 23, 2017

A Jasper man lost his life Monday in an industrial accident. According to the Seneca Coal company, Marius Y. Shepherd, 32, was fatally injured in a rail haulage accident at their Oak Grove Mine around 6:30 p.m. on June 19.

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