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Trump Expected to Nominate Andrew Wheeler for Top Spot at EPA

July 24, 2017

President Donald Trump is expected to nominate a top coal lobbyist as the number two person at the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Axios reported Friday. Coal industry lobbyist Andrew Wheeler will become EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt’s second lieutenant. Trump’s decision

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Rick Perry Says ‘Clean’ Coal Will Shape America’s Energy Future

July 24, 2017

Secretary of Energy Rick Perry emphasized in a recent interview that clean coal will highlight his energy agenda, utilizing American innovation to pursue cleaner, cheaper coal while creating jobs in the process. The Washington Examiner sat down with Perry this

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Taseko Receives Permit Approval for Exploratory Work at New Prosperity Gold-Copper Project, B.C

July 24, 2017

Taseko Mines has received approval from the Province of British Columbia to undertake a site investigation program to conduct exploratory work at the New Prosperity Gold-Copper project site. The Notice of Work (NOW), which is a multi-year permit, will allow

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Pa. Senate Bill Allows DEP to Issue CONSOL Energy’s Bailey Mine Permit Expansion

July 24, 2017

Gov. Tom Wolf declined on Friday to veto a bill that makes it easier to develop a long-wall coal mine beneath a state park in Greene County, allowing it to become law despite pressure from environmentalists who say it will

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Ramaco to Receive $7 Million Grant for Research at Its Brook Coal Mine, Wyoming

July 24, 2017

Ramaco Resources may receive millions from the Department of Energy to develop carbon products from coal mined in northern Wyoming. The company proposed the first new coal mine in Wyoming in decades after acquiring the raw mineral rights in 2011,

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Coal Exports Up 60% in First Quarter of 2017

July 21, 2017

U.S. coal exports were nearly 60 percent higher in the first three months of the Trump administration than at the same time last year, according to federal data. It’s good news for the coal industry, which is one of President

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Eastern Kentucky Coal Mine Death Blamed on Safety Lapses

July 21, 2017

An accident that killed a coal miner in Pike County happened because a conveyor belt did not have adequate safety guards, according to a federal investigation. Ray Hatfield Jr. was killed Jan. 26 when his clothing got tangled in bolts

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Nevada Mining Association: Mining has $10 Billion Impact on Nevada Economy

July 21, 2017

The mining industry has been fundamental to Nevada’s economy since the state’s inception and continues to have a large impact today. “Mining is truly the foundation of Nevada’s economy,” Dana Bennett, president of the Nevada Mining Association, said. “The state

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Centralia Coal Mine Reunion Set for August, Washington

July 21, 2017

When it comes to workplace environments, a coal mine is unlike any other. They say it can be dark as a dungeon way down in a mine, and it is most certainly a dirty and dangerous job even above it.

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Former Magnetation Owners Form New Company Tacora Resources After Canadian Acquisitions

July 21, 2017

The former owners of the Magnetation iron ore processing operations on Minnesota’s Iron Range are moving north, starting a new company working to reopen an idled iron ore mine in eastern Canada. Matt and Larry Lehtinen have formed Tacora Resources

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