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Bluefield Coal Show Vendors Say Business is Back Stronger Than Ever at This Year’s Event

September 19, 2017

“There have been more customers today in the first hour than there were during the entire show in 2015,” said Scott Meade, with Phillips Machine Services, Thursday morning. Meade and B.J. Dickerson were with the company’s exhibit just outside the

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CONSOL Energy Moves Longwall Panel at Bailiey Mine While Waiting for DEP Evaulation, Pennsylvania

September 18, 2017

CONSOL Energy Inc. said that the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) is requiring more time to evaluate the approval of the Bailey mine permit for the 4L panel, and as a result, the company has decided to move the

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Department of Energy Invests $50 Million Into Energy Infrastructure

September 18, 2017

The Trump administration announced a $50 million push Tuesday to support various development technologies improving the country’s energy grid and natural gas infrastructure. The Department of Energy’s (DOE) investment is part of the agency’s ongoing effort to update a constantly

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EPA Delays Obama-Era Rule Threatening More Coal Plant Closures

September 18, 2017

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will delay implementation of an Obama administration regulation power companies feared could force more coal-fired power plants to shut down. EPA will give power plant operators an extra two years to comply with effluent limitations

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Ukraine Receives First Shipment of U.S. Coal in $80 Billion Deal

September 18, 2017

Ukraine received its first shipment of anthracite coal from the U.S. Wednesday, part of an $80 billion deal between President Donald Trump and Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko. This shipment carried 62,000 tonnes of the total 700,000 tonnes set to be

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Pennsylvania Coal Production Up 20 Percent

September 18, 2017

Pennsylvania’s coal production has increased more than 20 percent since the end of former President Barack Obama’s final term in office, according to a weekly report from the Energy Information Administration (EIA). The state’s coal production for the year was

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EPA Reconsiders Obama-Era Rules on Coal Waste After Utility Companies Warn of Plant Closures

September 18, 2017

Federal regulators announced a decision Thursday to review the Obama administration’s rules governing coal ash waste after public utility companies warned the rules would shutter waste sites. The Environmental Protection Agency intends on targeting rules analysts estimate would cost power

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ERP Lays Off Coal Miners at Federal No. 2 Mine, W. Va.

September 18, 2017

According to the United Mine Workers of America, 59 coal miners in Fairview were laid off Monday. The miners worked at the ERP Federal No. 2 Mine, owned by the ERP Environmental Fund. They say the layoffs are due to

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Attorneys for Don Blankenship Urges Supreme Court to Hear Appeal of His Conviction

September 18, 2017

Attorneys for Don Blankenship made their last pitch this week to the U.S. Supreme Court, telling justices they should hear the former Massey Energy CEO’s criminal appeal so that other corporate executives aren’t subject to similar prosecutions for workplace safety

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Paramount Gold Submits Mine Plan for Its Grassy Mountain Project, Oregon

September 18, 2017

Paramount Gold Nevada Corp. has filed its mining plan of operation for its Grassy Mountain site with the Bureau of Land Management, which has launched its environmental review of the proposed mine. That review will begin with the development of

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