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US involvement in Paris climate agreement in jeopardy after exec order

coal mining, climate change

President Trump delivered on a campaign promise today to roll back Obama-era climate change policy with a “much-anticipated” executive order. The order, called the “Energy Independence” executive order, directs the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to begin withdrawing Obama’s Clean Power Plan, which was intended to cut carbon emissions created by coal-fired power plants. The Clean Power Plan would have cut ...

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US appeals court hears arguments in Clean Power Plan case

Clean Power Plan, coal-fired power plant, pollution

WASHINGTON (AP) — Lawyers for a coalition of states and businesses reliant on fossil fuels made their case Tuesday to a federal appeals court that President Barack Obama’s plan to curtail climate-warming greenhouse gases is an unconstitutional power grab. The Clean Power Plan, which aims to ratchet down carbon emissions from coal-burning power plants, has been challenged by more than ...

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White House says coal royalty hike would have modest effect

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — A White House report says a sharp hike in royalty rates for companies that mine coal from federal lands across the West would trigger only modest reductions in U.S. coal production. The report comes after the Obama administration halted new sales of federal coal leases while officials determine if longstanding royalty rates shortchange taxpayers. The White ...

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Trump returns to campaign trail, targets Clinton on coal

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) -€” Republican Donald Trump returned to the campaign trail for his first rally as his party’s presumptive nominee on Thursday night, delivering a series of searing attacks against likely rival Hillary Clinton and making clear he has no intention of toning down the rhetoric that drove his spectacular rise. Trump, arriving to John Denver’s “Take Me Home, ...

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Trump’s vow to create Appalachian coal jobs

coal jobs, Donald Trump

DALLAS (AP) — Donald Trump says he would bring back lost coal jobs, and he is positioning for the November election in big coal states by portraying Hillary Clinton as a job killer. Trump, however, has yet to explain exactly how he will revitalize Appalachia’s coal industry. To pull it off, he will have to overcome market forces and a ...

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In new book, coal miners tell stories in their own words

BECKLEY, W.Va. (AP) — For decades, coal communities bustling with miners and their families filled the landscape of southern West Virginia. As the years have gone by, the industry has changed — machines replaced men, strikes, layoffs, closures, environmental and safety concerns hit hard — and today many of those communities exist in name only. But the feelings and emotions, ...

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Cops: Central Pennsylvania woman killed coal mine’s roosters

ASHLAND, Pa. (AP) — Police say a woman killed two roosters who kept coal miners company in central Pennsylvania because their crowing woke her up. Ashland police have charged 21-year-old Jenna Caso with shooting the birds, which had been donated to the Pioneer Tunnel Coal Mine. The birds were donated after another rooster called “Big Red” and a hen named “Anne-thracite” ...

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North Koreans hunker down in loyalty campaign

North Koreans hunker down in loyalty campaign

WONSAN, North Korea (AP) — North Koreans are being mobilized en masse to boost production and demonstrate their loyalty to leader Kim Jong Un in a 70-day campaign aimed at wiping out “indolence and slackness.” To show their loyalty, workers are putting in extra hours to boost production in everything from coal mining to fisheries. Bright red flags and propaganda ...

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Coal mine collapse in Pakistan kills 8, another 4 missing

Heavy rains caused a coal mine collapse in Pakistan, killing eight miners. (Image: Rehan Jamil via Flickr)

PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) — A Pakistani official says heavy rain has caused the collapse of a coal mine in the country’s northwest, killing at least eight miners and leaving another four missing and feared dead. Local administration official Dost Mohammad said Sunday that the mine in the Orakzai tribal region collapsed the previous evening. He says military rescuers succeeded in ...

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