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Tri-State Coal Interests Rally Before Hearings

July 30, 2014 4:20 pm | by JOE MANDAK, Associated Press | News | Comments

More than 2,000 union workers and others organized by the coal industry in Pennsylvania, Ohio and West Virginia joined top state elected officials Wednesday to rally against proposed stricter federal pollution regulations for coal-burning power plants.  

Arch Coal Posts Significant Q2 Losses

July 29, 2014 9:45 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

The St. Louis-based company posted a loss of $96.9 million, or 46 cents per share, compared with a loss of $72.2 million, or 34 cents per share, in the same quarter a year earlier.                          

Closing The Largest Coal Plant In The West

July 28, 2014 3:51 pm | by FELICIA FONSECA, Associated Press | News | Comments

The largest coal-fired power plant in the West will produce one-third less energy by 2020 and is on track to cease operations in 2044 under a proposal that the federal government adopted to cut haze-causing emissions of nitrogen oxide at places like the Grand Canyon.

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Illinois Coal Exports Dip

July 28, 2014 3:47 pm | by Associated Press | News | Comments

The state Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity says that about 12 million tons of Illinois coal was exported in 2013. That's down from the 13 million tons exported in 2012, but far more than the 5.5 million tons exported in 2011 and 2.5 million tons in 2010. 

Coal-Export Towns Fight Rising Seas

July 28, 2014 3:44 pm | by DINA CAPPIELLO, Associated Press | News | Comments

The Mid-Atlantic exports more coal — and the heat-trapping pollution that comes with it — than any place in the U.S. At the same time, cities like Norfolk are already experiencing one of the fastest rates of sea level rise in the country.

Obama Sends Dirty Coal Abroad

July 28, 2014 10:20 am | by DINA CAPPIELLO, Associated Press | News | Comments

As the Obama administration weans the U.S. off dirty fuels blamed for global warming, energy companies have been sending more of America's unwanted energy leftovers to other parts of the world where they could create even more pollution.              

What You Need To Know About Global Coal Trade

July 28, 2014 10:16 am | by DINA CAPPIELLO, Associated Press | News | Comments

As the Obama administration weans the U.S. off polluting fuels blamed for global warming, energy companies have been sending more of America's unwanted energy leftovers to other parts of the world where they could create even more pollution.

MSHA Handed Out 186 Citations In June

July 24, 2014 3:47 pm | by Associated Press | News | Comments

The Mine Safety and Health Administration says inspectors issued 186 citations at 13 U.S. mining operations in June.                                                        

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Ex-Miner Asks Congress For Help For Black Lung Sufferers

July 22, 2014 4:34 pm | by Associated Press | News | Comments

The Senate Health Committee's employment and workplace safety subcommittee held the hearing in response to a series by the Center for Public Integrity and ABC News on black lung benefits claims for miners. The yearlong investigation, which won a Pulitzer prize for the Center for Public Integrity, examined how doctors and lawyers, working at the behest of the coal industry, helped defeat the benefits claims of sick miners.

Arch Coal Idles Kentucky Mine

July 22, 2014 10:10 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Arch Coal says it is idling the Cumberland River Coal Company complex in Wise County, Virginia, and Letcher County, Kentucky.                                     

Canadian Firm Buys PBS Coals Inc.

July 22, 2014 10:05 am | by Nikita Ernst, Associate Editor | News | Comments

A Canadian company is buying PBS Coals Inc. and plans to merge it with another subsidiary the Canadian company already has in southwestern Pennsylvania.                          

Kentucky Coal Plant Plans Carbon Dioxide Project

July 21, 2014 10:48 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Kentucky elected officials and representatives from the U.S. Department of Energy will visit a central Kentucky coal power plant to tout a project that will capture and store carbon dioxide emissions.                        

Duke Done Dredging Coal Ash

July 17, 2014 4:20 pm | by MICHAEL BIESECKER, Associated Press | News | Comments

Duke Energy has completed removal of large pockets of coal ash from the Dan River following a massive spill at a North Carolina power plant.                                        

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On The Hunt For The Hottest Job In America

July 17, 2014 3:16 pm | News | Comments

Know someone who’s feeling the heat at work-literally? Cintas Corporation and The Sqwincher Corporation, a leader in electrolyte replacement drinks, launched its “Hottest Job in America” contest for employees in high-heat environments. The prize package includes cooling products and a pair of NFL tickets.

Mine Fire Lawsuit Settled

July 16, 2014 10:49 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

The U.S. Mine Safety and Health Administration has agreed to pay $1 million to settle a lawsuit over the deaths of two miners in a 2006 fire at an underground coal mine in West Virginia, according to court documents.                   

Gold Mine Expands Onto Federal Land

July 16, 2014 10:34 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Fairbanks Gold Mining Inc., which is owned by Kinross, has submitted the request to the U.S. Bureau of Land Management to expand the open-pit gold mine onto federal land.                     

Global Energy, Mining & Utilities Trend Report

July 14, 2014 4:35 pm | by Mergermarket | News | Comments

Q2 2014's global M&A targetting the Energy, Mining & Utilities (EMU) sector recovered from a subdued Q1. Deal value increased 68.8% to US$ 143.8bn with 400 deals, up from 345 deals at US$ 85.2bn Q1 2014 and marking the hitest valued quarter in over a year (Q4 2012 valued at US$ 190.4bn).

North Carolina Must Compromise On Coal Ash

July 11, 2014 10:03 am | by GARY D. ROBERTSON, Associated Press | News | Comments

A co-author of a Senate bill to clean up coal ash ponds at Duke Energy's North Carolina power plants said Thursday that his chamber would reject the House's competing version of the measure, requiring negotiators to forge a compromise.  

Coal Company Sues Competitor After Breached Deal

July 9, 2014 2:42 pm | by JIM SUHR, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

A leading U.S. coal company is suing a rival with which it shared confidential business plans during a deal that later fizzled, saying the competitor used the proprietary details to buy up land in southern Illinois to thwart the accuser's expansion plans.

Plea Hearings Set In Coal Kickback Case

July 9, 2014 2:24 pm | by Associated Press | News | Comments

A federal judge has set plea hearings for 10 men accused of participating in a kickback scheme at an Arch Coal mine in West Virginia.                                        

Hope Runs Out For 8 Trapped Gold Miners

July 7, 2014 10:12 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Authorities are making a last ditch effort to rescue eight men trapped in a small gold mine.                                                

Lawsuits Try To Halt Mine Work In 3 States

July 7, 2014 10:05 am | by MATTHEW BROWN, Associated Press | News | Comments

Coal industry representatives say lawsuits against mines in three Western states could have consequences across the U.S. as environmentalists seek changes in how mining is approved on federally owned reserves.               

17 Dead In Coal Mine Blast

July 7, 2014 10:03 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Seventeen coal miners have died after being trapped by a weekend gas explosion in northwestern China, an official news agency reported Monday.                                         

Vectren Sells Coal-Mining Subsidiary

July 2, 2014 9:28 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

One of Indiana's largest natural-gas utilities is selling its coal-mining subsidiary to a southern Indiana-based coal-mining company, putting more than 800 coal miners' jobs at risk.                   

Gold Mine Is A Go In Alaska

July 1, 2014 4:03 pm | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Donlin Gold and the Kuskokwim Corp. have agreed to terms on land-use rights for a proposed gold mine 120 miles upriver of Bethel.                                          

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