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Harte Gold Commences Commercial Production at Sugar Zone Mine, Ontario

February 20, 2019

Harte Gold has achieved commercial production at the Sugar Zone Mine. “Since start-up of the mill, our focus has been on reaching commercial production in an efficient and cost effective manner.  I believe our team has done a remarkable job

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White Stallion Energy Set to Open Captain Daviess Coal Mine, Kentucky

February 19, 2019

The annual coal meeting by the Daviess County Commissioners received an unexpected addition when White Stallion Energy announced plans to open the Captain Daviess Mine in far southeastern Daviess County. The mine is one that has been in the works

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Robert Murray: Ocasio-Cortez’s Green New Deal Destroys Low-cost Energy

February 19, 2019

Murray Energy CEO Opens a New Window. Robert Murray said Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s Green New Deal Opens a New Window. will destroy America and senators Opens a New Window. who support it should know better. “It can’t work. They are attempting

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JRL Coal’s General Manager John Quintrell Presents Bright Outlook for Coal in Appalachia

February 19, 2019

JRL Coal’s general manager John Quintrell was the first of an impressive list of speakers to discuss potential and promise in the mountains as part of the Harlan County Chamber of Commerce’s Spring Speaker Series. While there are issues in

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Senators Manchin and Capito Push for Passing of American Miners Act of 2019

February 19, 2019

The American Miners Act of 2019 was once again up for discussion this week in the U.S. Senate. The bill, Senate Bill 27 sponsored by Senator Joe Manchin D-W.Va., would amend the Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act of 1977

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Virginia Spends $23 Million on Reclaiming Abandoned Mine Sites

February 19, 2019

In an effort to reclaim abandoned mine sites, the Virginia Department of Mines, Minerals, and Energy (DMME) has spent upwards of $23 million to improve the Hurley Community of Buchanan County. The project, beginning in 1981, has sought to rescue

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New Congress Presses Interior on Cancellation of Strip-Mine Health Study

February 19, 2019

The new Democratic leadership in Congress is investigating why the Department of the Interior stopped a major study of the health impacts of mountaintop removal and other surface mines. After researchers found much higher rates of cancer, birth defects and

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Trump Administration Approves Two Coal Mining Projects in Utah

February 18, 2019

The Trump administration has approved two coal mining projects in southern Utah, including one near a national park. The U.S. Department of the Interior announced the mining projects in a news release Thursday declaring “the war on coal is over”

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Merida Submits $215 Million Bid to Acquire Kemmerer Coal Mine, Wyoming

February 18, 2019

Merida Natural Resources, through one of its affiliates, is seeking to acquire the Kemmerer coal mine in the US state Wyoming from Westmoreland Resource Partners, an affiliate of Westmoreland Coal for $215 million. In this connection, the company’s affiliate Western

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Judge Rules Westmoreland Coal Can Scrap Health Care, Union Contract to Sell Wyoming Mine

February 18, 2019

A bankruptcy judge says Westmoreland Coal Company can eliminate health care for retirees and its union contract to sell a southwestern Wyoming mine to a Virginia businessman. Friday’s ruling will likely mean retired miners who worked at the Kemmerer mine

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