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U.S. Takes the Helm of International Carbon Capture Test Network

March 1, 2016

The U.S. will lead the International Test Center Network (ITCN), a global consortium of facilities conducting research and development (R&D) on carbon capture technologies.  The ITCN was formed by the National Carbon Capture Center (NCCC) in Wilsonville, Alabama and the

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MSHA Releases Results for January Impact Inspections

March 1, 2016

The Mine Safety and Health Administration has released results for January impact inspections. Federal inspectors issued 138 citations, four orders and one safeguard during special impact inspections conducted at 11 coal mines and six metal and nonmetal mines in January.

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W. Va. Lawmakers Pass Bill to Drop Coal and Natural Gas Surtax

March 1, 2016

West Virginia is looking to drop surtaxes on coal mining and natural gas drilling. The House voted 96-3 Thursday to approve dropping the additional severance tax of 56 cents per ton of coal and 4.7 cents per thousand cubic feet

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West Virginia’s Congressional Delegation Joins With Congress to Block Obama Power Plan

March 1, 2016

Southern West Virginia’s congressional delegation joined more than 200 other members of Congress in again asking a federal circuit court of block the Environmental Protection Administration’s Clean Power Plan. Sen. Joe Manchin, Sen. Shelley Moore Capito and Rep. Evan Jenkins

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Bowie Resource Partners Shuts Down Its Bowie No. 2 Coal Mine Near Paonia, Colorado

March 1, 2016

The North Fork Valley is now down to one operating coal mine after Friday’s announcement that the Bowie No. 2 Mine near Paonia is being idled. Kentucky-based Bowie Resource Partners said in a news release that the action is occurring

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B.C. Brings in New Oversight Rules for Mining Sector

March 1, 2016

The British Columbia government is imposing more oversight on the mining industry by boosting potential penalties for prosecutions to $1 million and three years in prison. The new regulations emerge from recommendations in reports on the collapse of the Mount

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Hecla to Hold Town Hall Meetings as USFS Takes Comment on Rock Creek Mine, Montana

March 1, 2016

Just weeks after the U.S. Forest Service issued a supplemental environmental impact statement for the proposed Rock Creek Mine, the project’s owner is hosting a series of public meetings in Lincoln and Sanders counties. Officials with the Coeur d’Alene, Idaho-based

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Tintina Touts Potential of 50-year Mining at Proposed Black Butte Copper Project, Montana

March 1, 2016

The Montana Department of Environmental Quality is in the midst of analyzing a mine operating permit submitted by Tintina Montana Inc. And as the company looks to get the project underway, it is already touting the mining potential near White

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CONSOL Energy to Sell Its Buchanan Coal Mine to Coronado for $420 Million, Virginia

February 29, 2016

CONSOL Energy Inc. has entered into an agreement for the sale of its Buchanan Mine in southwestern Virginia and certain other metallurgical coal reserves to Coronado IV LLC for $420 million, including $398 million cash payable at the closing. The

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Tintina Resources Creates New Website to Follow Development of Black Butte Copper Project, Montana

February 29, 2016

Tintina Resources Inc. has provided an update on the Black Butte Project and has debuted a new website focusing on development of the Johnny Lee copper deposit, one of the world’s highest grade copper deposits. The website includes details of

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