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Alpha Natural Resources to close last Kentucky mine

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — An Alpha Natural Resources spokesman says the company plans to lay off 117 people when it shuts down a Kentucky coal mine in November. Spokesman Steve Hawkins tells the Lexington Herald-Leader (http://bit.ly/2c3rNQj ) that the company has issued a required 60-day layoff notice at the Process Energy Mine in Pike County, which is set to be ...

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Consol Energy widens loss, cuts spending

As Consol Energy Inc. promised a week ago, the Cecil-based energy company posted a loss for the past quarter and outlined spending cuts for the next year-and-a-half to weather a stubbornly long period of depressed oil, gas, and coal prices. Consol reported a net loss of $603 million, or $2.64 per share, down from a loss of $25 million, or ...

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Ohio man killed, 2 other workers hurt in W.Va. mine accident

CAMERON, W.Va. — State officials are investigating a coal mine accident in Marshall County that killed one worker and injured two others. In a statement to media outlets, Murray Energy identified the miner who was killed as John M. “Mike” Garloch of Neffs, Ohio. The company says Garloch was a management employee. The injured miners haven’t been identified. Murray Energy ...

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Feds to boost mine blasting emissions rules


CHEYENNE, Wyo. — The federal agency in charge of environmental protection at surface mines including Wyoming’s huge open-pit coal mines has agreed to work toward regulating the toxic chemicals that sometimes get ejected into the air during blasting. Occasionally not all explosive used in a mine blasting operation ignites. When that happens, a toxic, orange-colored cloud containing nitrogen oxide can ...

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Acid mine drainage: Could it be used for fracking?

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CLINTON TOWNSHIP — From the road, it looks like any other waste water treatment plant tucked into a remote hillside in southeastern Butler County. But a closer look reveals it’s bringing in not sewage but bright-orange groundwater from an abandoned coal mine nearby. With fracking as an impetus, it could be the next step in solving one of the state’s ...

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First ND coal mine since the 1970’s approved


Forum News Service reported today that a permit for a coal mine in western North Dakota has been approved. The site will be called the Coyote Creek Mine and will be located 10 miles southwest of Beulah. Coyote Creek Mining Co. is a subsidiary of the North American Coal Corp.  This will be the first new coal mine in the ...

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