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MSHA Releases Preliminary Report for Fatalities as SSR-Mining’s Marigold Mine, Nevada

November 9, 2017

Federal safety regulators say the safety superintendent at a northern Nevada gold mine who was among two killed when a 340-ton haul truck ran over the passenger van he was driving had worked in the mining industry for more than

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GOP Tax Plan Eliminates Billions in Green Energy Subsidies

November 7, 2017

The GOP’s plan to overhaul the U.S. tax code includes changes to green energy tax subsidies that lawmakers say will save taxpayers billions of dollars every year. Republicans want to modify production and investment tax credits for green energy projects,

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Murray Energy Lobbies Trump at Home While Moving Into International Coal Markets

November 7, 2017

He calls Donald Trump’s moves to support the U.S. coal industry “wonderful.” He describes a proposed rule that’d prop up some money-losing coal-fired power plants the “single best” political action he’s seen in his 61-year career. Yet when coal miner

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FERC: Energy Grid Could be Left in the Lurch Without Coal

November 7, 2017

The country’s top energy regulator said Wednesday night that the agency could prop up the coal industry to help stabilize the energy grid for the short-term. Giving a helping hand to coal and nuclear power would not toss energy markets

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Ramaco Carbon Appeals Court Decision to Block Its Brook Coal Mine, Wyoming

November 7, 2017

A coal company attempting to build the first mine in Wyoming in more than three decades took legal action Friday after state regulators denied a key permit for the project, Wyoming’s Casper Star-Tribune reports. State regulators acted on the advice

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Wyoming Coal Shows Positive Earnings as It Slowly Defines Its “New Normal”

November 7, 2017

It’s been a positive three months for Powder River Basin coal with the largest producer, Peabody Energy, posting $203 million in profits, nearly $500 million for the year so far. Production in the PRB climbed by about 13 million tons

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Azarga Uranium Moves Closer to Having NRC License Contentions Resolved, Idaho

November 7, 2017

The company that wants to mine for uranium in southwestern South Dakota has taken a step ahead in the regulatory approval process and identified a potential satellite mine across the border in Wyoming. The company is Powertech USA, which is

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Nov. 28-29: EPA to Hold Hearing on Climate Plan Repeal in West Virginia

November 7, 2017

The Trump administration announced Thursday it will hold a public hearing in West Virginia on its plan to nullify an Obama-era plan to limit planet-warming carbon emissions. The state is economically dependent on coal mining. The Environmental Protection Agency will

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University of Saskatchewan Students Highlight Province’s Mining Sector in World Mining Competition

November 6, 2017

Mining engineer Sydney Miller had never met the students on her four-person team before the World Mining Competition started in Saskatoon on Friday. Within 36 hours, the group had developed a complex mining strategy in response to a detailed question

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Communities Mourn Loss of Two Men in Accident at SSR-Mining’s Marigold Mine, Nevada

November 6, 2017

Wind might have snuffed out the candles lit in honor of Pete Kuhn at a candlelight vigil in Imlay Nov. 3 but it could not extinguish the love in the hearts of the Imlay Baptist Church congregation or mining community.

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