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UMWA Training Center in Ruff Creek Receives $1.7 Million Federal Grant, Pa.

October 17, 2017

Just a couple of years ago, United Mine Workers of America’s training center near Ruff Creek was bustling with activity that included safety courses and rescue drills complete with competitions in a simulated coal mine. As the coal industry has

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Granite Shore Power to Acquire Eversource’s Coal Plants for $175 Million, New Hampshire

October 17, 2017

Eversource has agreed to sell its power generating assets with a combined capacity of around 1.2GW in New Hampshire (NH) to two buyers for $258m. As part of the transactions, the New Hampshire electric utility will be divesting five fossil

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Newly Formed Coal Mine Methane Working Group to Address Methane Capture at Coal Mines

October 17, 2017

The Coal Mine Methane Working Group, a newly formed collaboration of representatives from Delta, Montrose and Gunnison counties and from the state of Colorado, held its first meeting on Tuesday, October 3 in Hotchkiss. Its primary mission is to find

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Armstrong Coal to Idle Equality Surface Mine, Kentucky

October 16, 2017

A coal operator says it expects to idle a western Kentucky mine later this year. The Owensboro Messenger-Inquirer reports that Armstrong Coal Co. anticipates idling the Equality surface mine in Ohio County sometime between Dec. 8 and Dec. 22. If

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Wyoming Denies Permit for Ramaco’s Brook Coal Mine

October 16, 2017

State regulators rejected a permit for Brook Mine on Thursday, a proposed coal mine in northern Wyoming. This official decision comes 15 days after an independent citizen’s council sided with landowners over environmental concerns. Some locals in Sheridan had argued

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Trump Administration to Terminate Obama-era Clean Power Plan

October 16, 2017

The head of the Environmental Protection Agency said Monday that he will sign a new rule overriding the Clean Power Plan, an Obama-era effort to limit carbon emissions from coal-fired power plants. “The war on coal is over,” EPA Administrator

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Fire Destroys Herkimer Diamond Mines Gift Shop and Museum, New York

October 16, 2017

A massive fire Saturday morning has left part of a Central New York tourist destination burned to the ground. The Herkimer Diamond Mine’s gift shop and museum was turned to rubble after a fire started in the wooden structure around

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Tetra Tech Wins $85 Million Contract to Assess Cleanup Activities for Abandoned Uranium Mines

October 16, 2017

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has awarded a $85 million contract to a California based company to assess cleanup activities for abandoned uranium mines on the Navajo Nation. The agency announced Wednesday that Tetra Tech Inc. will use the contract

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Luminant to Close Three Oaks Coal Mine and Two Power Plants, Texas

October 16, 2017

A power generation company announced Friday it will shut down a Bastrop County coal mine, the power plant in Milam County it supplies coal to, and another power plant in Freestone County. Three Oaks Mine near Elgin, the Sandow Power

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Preferred Sands Set to Begin Construction on New Frac Mine in Texas

October 16, 2017

A Pennsylvania frac sand mining company expects to start construction by the end of the year at its new location in Atascosa County — a spot that it negotiated with the community. Preferred Sands has purchased more than 4,000 acres

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