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Peabody Energy’s Twentymile Mine Honored with President’s Safety Award for Top Performance, Colorado

February 5, 2015

Peabody Energy’s Twentymile Mine in Colorado has earned the President’s Award for achieving the company’s safest U.S. performance for underground operations in 2014. Twentymile achieved a safety record of 1.03 for 2014 with 777,868 hours worked during the year and

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‘Music of the Coalfields’ Kicks Off Coal Heritage Series at Concord University Beckley Campus

February 5, 2015

Music has always been an important part of the history of the coalfields, capturing the plaintive echoes of the struggle of the workers.  This year, the first installment of the Coal Heritage Lecture Series at Concord University’s Beckley campus featured

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MSHA’s Joseph Main Reviews Five Years of Progress in Miner Safety

February 4, 2015

At the West Virginia Coal Association’s 42nd Annual Mining Symposium in Charleston, West Virginia on January 29, Assistant Secretary of Labor Joseph A. Main highlighted strategic actions the Mine Safety and Health Administration has implemented in the past five years

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National Coal Council Releases New Study for Secretary of Energy

February 4, 2015

The National Coal Council (NCC) has released a new study in response to a request by Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz. The study, entitled “Fossil Forward — Revitalizing CCS: Bringing Scale & Speed to CCS Deployment,” provides an industry assessment

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Fitch Report: High-Cost, High-Rate States Most Challenged by EPA Clean Power Plan

February 4, 2015

Public power and cooperative utilities operating in states subject to high electricity costs, sizable mandated carbon-reduction goals, and high carbon-reduction costs will be most challenged to preserve financial margins while complying with the EPA’s Clean Power Plan, according to a

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McConnell Joins Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Interior, Environment and Related Agencies

February 4, 2015

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) announced on Monday that he will be joining a Senate subcommittee that oversees funding for what is arguably one of his least favorite agencies. McConnell will sit on the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Interior,

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$16 Billion Tibbitt to Contwoyto Diamond Mine Ice Road Set to Have Record Year, Canada

February 4, 2015

It’s going to be a busy year for the Tibbitt to Contwoyto ice road, the vital supply road to N.W.T.‘s three diamond mines. Starting today, about 335,000 metric tonnes of supplies are expected to be delivered to operating mines, construction

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Tom Harris, International Climate Science Coalition: Give Climate Data Another Look

February 4, 2015

From Tom Harris, International Climate Science Coalition Speaking at the Press Club in Washington, D.C., in 1969, then-Canadian Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau summed up why we pay attention to the United States’s State of the Union address: “Living next to

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Kaska Nation to Pass Resource Law to Simplify Process for Mining Companies, B.C.

February 4, 2015

The Kaska Nation’s announcement that it is planning to pass a resource law to create more certainty for industry is being welcomed by one large mining company with projects on Kaska traditional territory. The five Kaska First Nations have territory

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Energy in Depth Report: EPA Fudged Numbers to Justify Its ‘Costliest Regulation Ever’

February 4, 2015

The Environmental Protection Agency inflated the monetized benefits of a major air quality rule to justify imposing a harsher smog standard on U.S. counties, according to a new report by Energy In Depth (EID). “EPA’s ozone rule could very well

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