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States Aren’t Buying What the EPA is Selling

April 14, 2015

The Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) regulations on greenhouse gas emissions from power plants have been hotly contested since proposed last June. While the EPA continues its campaign to paint the proposal as a win for consumers, a number of states

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Recent Report Reveals Dramatic Decline in Number of Active W.Va. Miners

April 14, 2015

Each week, the West Virginia Coal Association sends out an e-mail blast called “Coal Bits.” The weekly newsletter contains information about up-coming events, symposiums, legislative updates and such as well as the current statistical information supplied by the federal Energy

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Federal Judge Blocks Mining in Navajo Mine Expansion Area, New Mexico

April 14, 2015

On Tuesday, a federal judge in Colorado ordered Navajo Mine operators not to strip mine coal in its permitted northern expansion area. The order follows U.S. District Judge John L. Kane’s decision last month rejecting the Office of Surface Mining’s

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Southern Coal to Hire 100 Miners in Kentucky, Virginia, and West Virginia

April 14, 2015

Southern Coal Corp. says it plans to hire 100 miners at four surface mines in Kentucky, Virginia and West Virginia. Two mines are in Wise County, Virginia. One is in Letcher County, Kentucky, and the other is in Raleigh County,

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Agnico Eagle Mines Acquires Soltoro for C$31.6 Million

April 13, 2015

Soltoro Ltd. entered into a definitive agreement on April 10, 2015 with Agnico Eagle Mines Limited, pursuant to which Agnico Eagle will acquire 100 percent of Soltoro for total consideration of approximately C$31.6 million. A new company will be formed

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First Nation Chiefs Oppose Noront’s Purchase of Cliffs’ Assets in Ring of Fire, Canada

April 13, 2015

The chiefs of Marten Falls First Nation and Aroland First Nation re-affirmed their opposition to Noront Resources’ proposed purchase of Cliffs Natural Resources’ chromite assets. Interim Chief Bruce Achneepineskum of Marten Falls First Nation and Chief Sonny Gagnon of Aroland

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Gold Bullion Receives Wood Cutting Permit to Prepare Granada Mine for Gold Production, Quebec

April 13, 2015

Gold Bullion Development Corp. recently received a wood cutting permit and has begun timber removal and ground clearing for the first proposed open pit in the rolling start to gold production at the Granada Gold Mine. In addition, ground preparation

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Xinergy Files for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy

April 13, 2015

Xinergy Ltd. and twenty-five subsidiaries filed voluntary petitions under Chapter 11 of the United States Bankruptcy Code in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Western District of Virginia, Roanoke Division. Xinergy has mineral reserves, mining operations and coal properties

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Romarco Executes $200 Million Project Finance Agreement for Its Haile Gold Mine, South Carolina

April 13, 2015

Romarco Minerals, through its subsidiary Haile Gold Mine, Inc., has signed a credit agreement with Caterpillar Financial Services Corporation, ING Capital LLC, Macquarie Bank Limited, and Société Générale Corporate & Investment Banking with respect to its US$200 million senior secured

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Eagle Graphite Receives Quarry Permit for Its Black Crystal Flake Graphite Deposit, B.C.

April 13, 2015

Eagle Graphite Incorporated has received a quarry permit from the Province of British Columbia Ministry of Energy and Mines approving the work system and reclamation program planned for its Black Crystal flake graphite deposit near Nelson B.C. The quarry permit

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