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Duke Energy Reviews State’s Recommendations While Coal Ash Management Work Continues, North Carolina

January 5, 2016

Duke Energy has issued the following statement regarding initial ash basin classifications issued by the North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality (NCDEQ). We appreciate the work that has gone into developing these preliminary recommendations. We’re particularly interested in understanding how

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Peabody Energy Amends Agreement with UMWA Regarding Patriot Retiree Healthcare Benefits

January 5, 2016

Peabody Energy has amended elements of its 2013 agreement with the United Mine Workers of America (UMWA) to resolve outstanding Patriot retiree healthcare benefit issues. This agreement improves Peabody’s expected 2017 cash flows by $70 million. Since 2013, Peabody has

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United Steel Workers Delivers Message at Iron Range Jobs Summit, Minnesota

January 5, 2016

The director for USW District 11 joined a small group of taconite miners from the shutdown mines on Northern Minnesota’s Iron Range for a private jobs crisis leadership summit. The event was hosted by Gov. Mark Dayton. Strong statements were

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Remembering Sago Coal Mine Disaster in W. Va: A Coal Miner’s Daughter Looks Back

January 5, 2016

In many ways, Fred Ware Junior was a simple kind of guy. “These were his mining boots. They still have the coal in the bottom of them. I still have all of the belongings he had on him…nails, safety goggles,

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Layoffs Expected at Murray Energy Coal Mines in W. Va. and Ohio

January 5, 2016

As we move into 2016, more than 500 coal miners will be laid off by Murray Energy. Officials are estimating the number of layoffs to land somewhere in the upper 500s, reaching over 600 including those from earlier this year.

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Signal Peak Energy Lays Off 58 Coal Miners at Bull Mountain Mine, Montana

January 5, 2016

A Montana coal mine announced Wednesday that it laid off dozens of workers and is cutting production amid an industrywide slowdown that’s starting to impact the largest coal-producing region of the United States. Signal Peak Energy announced Wednesday that 58

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Fatality at Greenbrier Minerals’s Lower War Eagle Coal Mine, W. Va.

January 5, 2016

State officials are investigating a fatal accident at an underground coal mine in southern West Virginia. The fatality involving a belt roller occurred early Monday at Greenbrier Minerals LLC’s Lower War Eagle Mine near Cyclone in Wyoming County, said West

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First Mining Finance to Acquire Goldrush Resources

January 4, 2016

At a special meeting held on December 29, 2015, shareholders of Goldrush Resources voted nearly unanimously in favor of the plan of arrangement under which First Mining Finance will acquire each of all the issued and outstanding common shares of

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Comstock Mining Completes Harris Portal Underground Exploration Drift at Lucerne Gold Mine, Nevada

January 4, 2016

Comstock Mining Inc. has completed the entire 800-foot underground exploration drift (Harris Portal) at the north end of the existing surface mining operation of the Lucerne underground exploration and underground drift development. The Harris Portal runs parallel to the previously

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United Steelworkers Reaches Tentative Agreement with U.S. Steel

January 4, 2016

The United Steelworkers (USW) union’s bargaining committee reached a tentative agreement today on a new contract covering 18,000 workers at more than a dozen facilities across the United States, subject to ratification from the members of 26 local unions at

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