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Federal Judge Holds Atlanta Gold in Contempt for Idaho Water Pollution

September 25, 2017

A federal judge is holding the Atlanta Gold mining company in contempt of court for allowing arsenic and iron to enter a tributary of the Middle Fork of the Boise River. Chief U.S. Magistrate Judge Ronald Bush released the decision

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Lawsuit Filed to Stop Lucky Minerals’ Mining Near Yellowstone in Montana

September 25, 2017

Opponents of mining near Yellowstone National Park filed a lawsuit Friday challenging a decision by Montana environmental regulators to allow a Canadian company to explore for precious metals just north of the park. The Park County Environmental Council and Greater

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Mine Repair Company GMS Mining Says Coal Industry Rebound Leading to New Jobs, W. Va.

September 25, 2017

If you missed the GMS Mining job forum this week, there are still ways to connect with the company for those interested in either entering or returning to the coal industry. “We’re actually doing the hiring,” Dustin Armstrong of GMS

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Wisconsin Introduces Bill to End Mining Moratorium

September 25, 2017

Wisconsin’s mining moratorium law would be jettisoned under a bill proposed Thursday by two Republican legislators that could spur plans for new mining in northern Wisconsin. Environmentalists have been expecting that Republicans, who control the Legislature, would introduce legislation to

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EPA Installs Barrier, Valve at Gold King Mine to Prevent Another Spill, Colorado

September 22, 2017

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is installing a barrier and valve inside an inactive Colorado mine to prevent another surge of toxic wastewater like a 2015 blowout that contaminated rivers in three states. The 12-inch valve will regulate wastewater pouring

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Danny Knott Named to National Coal Mine Rescue Hall of Fame

September 22, 2017

Madisonville Community College Director of Mine Rescue Danny Knott was named to the National Coal Mine Rescue Hall of Fame during the 2017 National Mine Rescue contest held in Beaver, West Virginia recenlty. Danny started his mine rescue career in

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New Task Force Studying Ways to Increase Use of Home-mined Coal in Illinois

September 22, 2017

Not many coal-fired power plants in Illinois use coal mined in the state, but a new task force is studying ways to increase the use of home-mined coal in Illinois. The problem is federal emissions regulations require desulfurization when burning

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West Virginia Coal Association Credits Lawmakers for Coal Uptick

September 22, 2017

An uptick in the state business index can be attributed mostly to the state’s coal industry, and the West Virginia Coal Association is thanking state lawmakers for helping the industry survive recent years of austerity. According to a recent report

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West Virginia University Report: Technology Increases Coal Production

September 22, 2017

In total, West Virginia, Ohio and Pennsylvania lost more than 8,500 coal miner jobs from 2009 to 2015, but those who continue working are more productive, according to U.S. Mine Safety and Health Administration data. Brian Lego, assistant professor at

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Paringa Resources to Develop New Coal Mine in Kentucky

September 22, 2017

Paringa Resources is taking the rare step of building a new coal mine in the U.S., as the Trump administration rolls back regulations on the struggling industry. The coal company is building a coal mine in Kentucky and expects to

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