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W. Va. Governor Tomblin Facing Tough Decision on Coal Jobs and Safety Act of 2015

March 12, 2015

This week Governor Tomblin faces perhaps his most difficult decision of the legislative session: Does he sign or veto the Coal Jobs and Safety Act of 2015? Supporters of the comprehensive legislation (SB 357) say it will make the struggling

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Indiana Revokes Air Quality Permit for Rockport Coal Gasification Plant

March 12, 2015

State regulators have revoked an air permit for a proposed $2.8 billion coal-gasification plant in southwestern Indiana at the request of the plant’s developer. The Indiana Department of Environmental Management informed Indiana Gasification LLC on Thursday that its air permit

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Sunrise Resources Expands Its Footprint in Nevada

March 12, 2015

Sunrise Resources has expanded its footprint in Nevada. The explorer has signed additional lease agreements for the Bay State silver project and has staked eight additional new claims at the County Line project. Reconnaissance sampling results with grades of up

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MSHA Releases Investigation Report for Rock Fall Fatality at Red Bone Mining’s Coal Mine, W. Va.

March 12, 2015

A fatal incident at a Monongalia County mine that occurred near the end of 2014 could have been prevented, according to the U.S. Mine Healthy and Safety Administration’s newly released investigation report. On Nov. 10, 2014, 49-year-old mine foreman Raymond

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Wyoming Legislature Approves Bill to Support Coal Port Bonds

March 12, 2015

Wyoming is prepared to up the stakes in its high-dollar push to override local opposition in the Northwest and get access to ocean ports to allow coal exports to Asia. The Wyoming Legislature has approved a measure to allow a

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Chemetall Receives 2014 North American Metalworking Fluids New Product Innovation Award

March 11, 2015

Chemetall, a business unit of Albemarle Corporation, has been awarded the Frost & Sullivan 2014 North American Metalworking Fluids New Product Innovation Award. “This is truly a special award. It is validation of Chemetall’s commitment to innovation which is a

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Republic Metals Achieves Responsible Jewellery Council Chain of Custody Certification

March 11, 2015

Republic Metals Corporation (RMC) has received the Responsible Jewellery Council’s (RJC) Chain of Custody Certification effective January 27, 2015. The RJC’s Chain of Custody Certification, in support of the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) Due Diligence Guidance and

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AK Steel Coke Plant Recognized for Outstanding Safety Performance, Ohio

March 11, 2015

AK Steel’s Middletown (Ohio) Works coke plant has received the Max Eward Safety Award from the American Coke and Coal Chemicals Institute (ACCCI). The award recognizes AK Steel, along with two other ACCCI member coke facilities, for operating the safest

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Kennametal Named One of the World’s Most Ethical Companies for Fourth Consecutive Year

March 11, 2015

Kennametal Inc. has been named for the fourth consecutive year among the World’s Most Ethical Companies® by the Ethisphere Institute. The World’s Most Ethical Companies designation recognizes organizations that lead in the standards and practices of ethical business conduct by

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Rhino Resource Partners Scraps Plans for Red Cliff Coal Project, Colorado

March 11, 2015

A company’s efforts to open a coal mine in the Bookcliffs north of Loma have come to an end. Kentucky-based Rhino Resource Partners LP said this week that it is no longer pursuing development of its Red Cliff project and

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