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Ukraine Turns to American Coal to Defend Itself Against Russia

November 13, 2017

Sometimes, wars aren’t won by tank battles and infantry assaults. Sometimes, it comes down to keeping the heat on. As Russia’s hybrid war against Ukraine nears its fifth calendar year — and as Ukraine’s infamously cold winter draws near —

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Energy Secretary’s Proposal for Reshaping Electricity Markets Throws a Lifeline to Coal Markets

November 7, 2017

A proposal by Energy Secretary Rick Perry to alter the nation’s electricity markets would provide a windfall for a small group of companies — most strikingly one owned by coal magnate Bob Murray, a prominent backer of President Donald Trump.

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John Phelan: Minnesota’s Economy Hinges on New Mining Jobs

October 31, 2017

Mining is vital to Minnesota’s economic future. What matters most for the economic health of a state or a nation is the GDP (gross domestic product) per capita, or GDP per population. To increase individuals’ incomes, the GDP needs to

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Barrick and Cisco’s Sensor-packed System Will Make Mining Safer, Cleaner, and More Efficient

October 30, 2017

Surrounded by sagebrush and pinyon pine in a remote part of Nevada, the city of Elko appears out of the desert as if from another era, with its strip of 1960s neon-lit motels and casinos. But down the highway a

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Alberta Coal Town Struggles with Closure of Grande Cache’s Coal Mine

October 23, 2017

For the past year and a half, Clancy Feller has watched his friends and former co-workers pack up their homes and seek new opportunities anywhere else. It’s a tough move for those leaving the picturesque Rocky Mountain town of Grande

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South Dakota’s Mining Town Lead Revitalized by Underground Science Lab

October 19, 2017

Small towns built around a single industry run the risk of having to reinvent themselves if the employer closes up shop. That’s what happened in the small South Dakota city of Lead. Nestled in the state’s Black Hills, Lead was

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Clinton Crackel: Coal Can Eliminate Our Need for Foreign Oil

October 10, 2017

The Fischer-Tropsch process was developed in Germany in 1925 as means to convert coal into synthetic fuel for use in motorized vehicles. During World War II, this process accounted for approximately 9 percent of the total German war production of

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Study Focuses on ‘Little Corner of Pennsylvania’ and Its Role in Coal

October 10, 2017

The counties of southwestern Pennsylvania that played a prominent role in the Industrial Revolution are primed for their time in the sun as tourists increasingly want to learn about the culture and heritage of the areas they visit. “The Morgan

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Pennsylvania-based Eriez Celebrates Its 75th Anniversary

October 9, 2017

Tim Shutleworth, CEO of Eriez Manufacturing, feels grateful as he looks back at the last few years. First, he’s grateful that he didn’t have to show a profit each quarter. He’s equally grateful he had the money to invest in

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Hard Work, Sense of Adventure Mark Tara Hutchison’s Mining Career at Sumitomo Metal

October 9, 2017

Tara Hutchison once dreamed of being a cartoonist, then she wanted to be a lawyer or an accountant. But life happened and she became a production geologist working at the Sumitomo Metal Mining Pogo Mine, a “rock licker.” Like most

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