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New Coal Mines Opening to Fuel U.S. Steel Industry

April 27, 2017

A new coal mine is opening up in western Pennsylvania, signaling a small reversal of fortune for the beleaguered coal industry. The Acosta Deep coal mine will create 70 to 100 direct full-time jobs and another 500 indirect jobs, according

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Pennsylvania Coal Alliance Recognizes Mining Companies for Environmental Stewardship

April 26, 2017

In honor of Earth Day this year, the Pennsylvania Coal Alliance is proud to recognize mining companies for their remarkable contributions to environmental stewardship through abandoned mine land reclamation in Pennsylvania. In 2016, nearly 240 acres of abandoned mine land

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Training Center for Coal Miners Opens in Harrison County, Ohio

April 26, 2017

Ohio’s 2,500 coal miners, and their families, are relying on a new training facility in Harrison County. It opened this week, and it will prepare mine rescue teams to aid the men and women in emergency situations. The 13,500 square-foot

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Barrick Files Permit to Expand Underground Mining at Its Sunlight Mine, Montana

April 26, 2017

A gold mine in southwestern Montana is seeking state and federal permits to expand. Golden Sunlight proposes mining in a 3.4-mile (5.5 kilometer) tunnel north of Whitehall. The Bureau of Land Management is accepting public comment through May 15. Canadian-based

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Federal Judge Puts Stop to SELC’s Claims About Tainted Drinking Water and Coal Ash

April 25, 2017

Scare tactics, bad science and political theater are the few tools remaining in the environmental extremists’ tool belt now that Donald Trump is President and Scott Pruitt is head of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). And, since they no longer

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Southern Illinois University Carbondale Mine Rescue Team Competes in Kentucky

April 25, 2017

The fledgling mine rescue team at Southern Illinois University Carbondale got the chance to show off its skills earlier this month during a competition at the University of Kentucky. The Rescue Dawgs, which got its start in 2016, finished fourth

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EPA May Rewrite Obama-Era Regulation that Shut Down Coal Plants

April 25, 2017

The Trump administration asked a federal court to delay oral arguments so it can review a costly Obama-era regulation limiting mercury and other pollutants from power plants. The Department of Justice notified all parties involved in the lawsuit over the

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Deadline Looms for Lawmakers Solution to Save 22,000 Retired Coal Miners’ Health Benefits

April 25, 2017

With the deadline looming next week, U.S. Sen. Shelley Moore Capito said it’s critical that Congress pass the permanent health care extension for miners. After taking a tour of the Clay Center in Charleston, Capito met with reporters to discuss

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NMA: Poll Shows Mining’s Environmental Accomplishments Unknown to American Voters

April 24, 2017

The vast majority of American voters are unaware of the environmental and technological advancements of today’s mining industry according to new polling, suggesting mining’s legacy skews perceptions. A new poll by Morning Consult for the National Mining Association (NMA) shows

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Savage Acquires Environmental Reclamation and Fuel Supply Businesses Gobco, Virginia

April 24, 2017

Savage has acquired Gobco, LLC and Power Fuels LLC, effective April 1, 2017. Based in Abingdon, Virginia, Gobco specializes in the removal of waste coal piles from abandoned mines and the restoration of impacted land, streams and forests. The waste

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