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NMA Back Bi-Partisan Senate Solution to EPA’s Costly Power Plant Rules

May 14, 2015

National Mining Association (NMA) has backed a bi-partisan bill introduced today by Senator Shelly Moore Capito (W.Va.), chairman of the Clean Air and Nuclear Subcommittee, and five colleagues that would protect the reliability of the electric grid and strengthen the

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State Mine Rescue Team Conducts Training at WVU Mine Simulator

May 14, 2015

Mention Sago, Aracoma and Upper Big Branch to a miner, and memories of lives lost quickly cloud their faces. That is especially true for Eugene White who participated in rescue operations at each of those mining disasters. “Sago changed me.

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June 8-9: Moon Express CEO to Deliver Visionary Keynote at American Mining Summit in Denver, Co.

May 14, 2015

Visionary keynote sessions will be presented at the American Mining Summit in Denver on June 8-9, 2015. Robert Richard, co-founder & CEO of Moon Express will address whether mining on the moon could become a reality. Today, the advancement of

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May 18-22: NASA Robotic Mining Competition Focuses on Mining Mars with Robots

May 14, 2015

Hundreds of college students and their advisors soon will arrive at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex in Florida for the sixth annual NASA Robotic Mining Competition (RMC), May 18-22. Forty-seven teams from 28 states, including Alaska and Hawaii, and

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Colorado Judge Revokes Approval of Tri-State’s Expansion for Colowyo and Trapper Coal Mines

May 13, 2015

The federally approved expansions of two Colorado coal mines failed to take a “hard look” at environmental impacts, a U.S. district judge ruled Friday. Judge R. Brooke Jackson ruled that the extension of the Colowyo Mine in 2006 and the

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Study: High Costs, Lack of Infrastructure Inhibiting Mining Development in Canada’s North

May 13, 2015

A new study entitled Leveling the Playing Field reveals the cost to explore and build new mines is as much as 2.5 times higher in northern Canada, largely as a result of a lack of critical infrastructure. This is creating

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NMA Shows Congress the Administration’s Regulatory Burden on Mining

May 13, 2015

National Mining Association (NMA) President and CEO Hal Quinn issued the following comments highlighting the association’s response to the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Government Affairs’ request for examples of existing and proposed regulations whose costs exceed anticipated benefits,

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McConnell Helps Eastern Kentucky Coal Miners Secure Federal Grant for Job Training Program

May 13, 2015

The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) has approved nearly $7.5 million for the Eastern Kentucky Concentrated Employment Program (EKCEP) to continue its services to assist individuals who lost their jobs as result of the decline in the coal industry. Earlier

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ACCCE: New Study Misses the Mark on Benefits of Reliable Electricity

May 13, 2015

The American Coalition for Clean Coal Electricity knocked a new report in Nature Climate Change arguing that researchers ignored the important contributions reliable, affordable, coal-generated power makes to our nation’s economy, and saving and sustaining human life here in the

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Vale West Mines and Glencore Sudbury Nickel Operations Crowned Champions at Mine Rescue Competition

May 13, 2015

Mine rescue volunteers from Vale West Mines and Glencore Sudbury Integrated Nickel Operations were crowned champions by Workplace Safety North and Ontario Mine Rescue in the 2015 Sudbury and Onaping Districts Mine Rescue Competitions in Levack on Friday. The Vale

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