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NRC Renews Operating License for Ameren’s Callaway Nuclear Plant, Missouri

March 12, 2015

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission has renewed the operating license of the Callaway nuclear power plant in Fulton, Mo., for an additional 20 years, through October 18, 2044. The Callaway plant is a single pressurized water reactor and the Union Electric

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EQT Midstream Partners to Acquire West Virginia Gathering Assets from EQT for $1 Billion

March 12, 2015

EQT Midstream Partners, LP has entered into an agreement with EQT Corporation to acquire its Northern West Virginia Marcellus Gathering System, along with a preferred interest in an EQT subsidiary, for $1.05 billion, of which $997.5 million will be paid

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Study Shows Coal Mining is Economic Driving Force for Greene and Washington Counties, Pa.

March 12, 2015

A study by the Pennsylvania Economy League of Greater Pittsburgh found that longwall mining is a driving economic force for Greene and Washington Counties, providing substantial jobs and tax revenue to support the region. “In 2014 we released a report

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W. Va. Governor Tomblin Facing Tough Decision on Coal Jobs and Safety Act of 2015

March 12, 2015

This week Governor Tomblin faces perhaps his most difficult decision of the legislative session: Does he sign or veto the Coal Jobs and Safety Act of 2015? Supporters of the comprehensive legislation (SB 357) say it will make the struggling

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Indiana Revokes Air Quality Permit for Rockport Coal Gasification Plant

March 12, 2015

State regulators have revoked an air permit for a proposed $2.8 billion coal-gasification plant in southwestern Indiana at the request of the plant’s developer. The Indiana Department of Environmental Management informed Indiana Gasification LLC on Thursday that its air permit

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MSHA Releases Investigation Report for Rock Fall Fatality at Red Bone Mining’s Coal Mine, W. Va.

March 12, 2015

A fatal incident at a Monongalia County mine that occurred near the end of 2014 could have been prevented, according to the U.S. Mine Healthy and Safety Administration’s newly released investigation report. On Nov. 10, 2014, 49-year-old mine foreman Raymond

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Wyoming Legislature Approves Bill to Support Coal Port Bonds

March 12, 2015

Wyoming is prepared to up the stakes in its high-dollar push to override local opposition in the Northwest and get access to ocean ports to allow coal exports to Asia. The Wyoming Legislature has approved a measure to allow a

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Chemetall Receives 2014 North American Metalworking Fluids New Product Innovation Award

March 11, 2015

Chemetall, a business unit of Albemarle Corporation, has been awarded the Frost & Sullivan 2014 North American Metalworking Fluids New Product Innovation Award. “This is truly a special award. It is validation of Chemetall’s commitment to innovation which is a

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Republic Metals Achieves Responsible Jewellery Council Chain of Custody Certification

March 11, 2015

Republic Metals Corporation (RMC) has received the Responsible Jewellery Council’s (RJC) Chain of Custody Certification effective January 27, 2015. The RJC’s Chain of Custody Certification, in support of the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) Due Diligence Guidance and

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AK Steel Coke Plant Recognized for Outstanding Safety Performance, Ohio

March 11, 2015

AK Steel’s Middletown (Ohio) Works coke plant has received the Max Eward Safety Award from the American Coke and Coal Chemicals Institute (ACCCI). The award recognizes AK Steel, along with two other ACCCI member coke facilities, for operating the safest

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