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Wave of Coal Plant Closures Set for 2018, Focus Moves to Exporting Coal

January 18, 2018

Bad news for coal country. Power companies plan on closing a near-record amount of coal-fired capacity this year, according to federal government energy data. While coal mining saw a slight uptick in 2017 due to growing international demand for coal

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Knight Hawk Coal Hiring for Western Kentucky Mining Location

January 18, 2018

Knight Hawk Coal is holding a hiring event this week for its western Kentucky location. The mining company is hiring for both Underground and Surface mining positions at Armstrong Energy operations in western Kentucky. If you’re interested in applying, you

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Twenty-six States and State Agencies Send Letters to Repeal Climate Rule

January 18, 2018

Twenty-six states and state agencies signed onto a letter asking the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to repeal former President Barack Obama’s global warming regulation for power plants. The coalition, led by West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey, filed comments in

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Navajo Prep Students Win $10K for Gold King Mine Spill Study

January 18, 2018

Students at Navajo Preparatory School researching the lasting impacts of the 2015 Gold King Mine spill have won $10,000 for their work. The Farmington Daily Times reports seven sophomores and juniors in a gifted-and-talented program at the school entered the

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Arizona Mining Receives Key State Permits for Its Zinc-Lead-Silver Taylor Project, Arizona

January 17, 2018

Arizona Mining’s subsidiary Arizona Minerals Inc. (AMI) has received three permits from the State of Arizona for its Taylor Deposit: the Aquifer Protection Permit (APP), the Arizona Pollutant Discharge Elimination System Permit (AZPDES), and the Dam Safety Permit. These permits

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Public Comment Period Starts for Plan of Operations for Otis Gold’s Kilgore Project, Idaho

January 17, 2018

Otis Gold Corp. said that the U.S. Forest Service (USFS), as part of their ongoing agency review process, has issued a notice for a 30 day public comment period on the proposed Plan of Operation for a significantly expanded exploration

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Nevada Copper Raises $100 Million to Advance Pumpkin Hollow Underground Copper Project, Nevada

January 17, 2018

Nevada Copper Corp. has successfully executed binding agreements to raise $100 million of equity financing from institutional investors as part of its $378 million construction financing and recapitalization transactions. Due to strong demand from institutional investors to participate in the

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Air Products to Acquire Shell’s Coal Gasification Technology Business and Patent Portfolio

January 17, 2018

Air Products has entered into an agreement to acquire Royal Dutch Shell’s Coal Gasification Technology business as well as Shell’s patent portfolio for Liquids (Residue) Gasification. Financial terms are not being disclosed, and the acquisition is expected to close in

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Cruz Cobalt Set to Advance Projects in U.S. and Canada

January 16, 2018

Vancouver’s Cruz Cobalt announced that plans to go all in at its projects in North America in 2018, particularly at its three British Columbia-based properties, as the junior miner bets on the growing demand for ethically sourced cobalt, a key

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Trump Enacts Coal Executives’ Action Plan

January 16, 2018

In the early days of the Trump administration, the head of one of America’s largest coal companies sent a four-page “action plan” to the White House calling for rollbacks of Obama-era environmental and mine safety regulations. “We have listed our

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