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Western states’ battle over coal royalties spills into House

The Western states’ battle over royalties that companies pay for coal, oil and gas taken from public lands spilled into Congress on Tuesday, where lawmakers and witnesses from Montana and Wyoming squared off. Former Montana Department of Revenue Director Dan Bucks told the House Natural Resources Committee that more needed to be done to ensure the public was getting its ...

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Why many states are panicked by the federal Clean Power Plan

The four huge power plants that stand smoking in Colstrip, Montana, don’t just employ hundreds of workers. They pay property taxes that allow the city of some 2,000 people to afford services other remote, rural communities lack, such as a parks and recreation department. The electricity-generating plants consume almost all the coal mined at the Rosebud Mine, the second largest ...

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16 states get extension on plan to meet new carbon dioxide emissions standards

BISMARCK, N.D. — The federal agency mandating a significant reduction in carbon dioxide emissions from coal-fueled power plants in North Dakota is giving the state more time to submit an implementation plan. Environmental Protection Agency officials have agreed to move the deadline from September 2016 to the fall of 2018, North Dakota’s congressional delegation said in a joint statement after ...

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North Dakota getting federal mine safety grant

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota’s Department of Career and Technical Education is getting a share of $8.4 million in federal grant funding to reduce mining accidents and injuries and for training programs. The grants from the U.S. Department of Labor’s Mine Safety and Health Administration are aimed at providing miners with federally mandated training. Career and Technical Education is ...

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RRC awards innovative restoration projects of Texas coal mines

Ever wonder what happens to abandoned coal mining land? Well, thanks to the regulations of the Railroad Commission of Texas, many become restoration projects and the RRC gives an annual award to companies doing the best work in the pursuit of public safety and natural resources. On Tuesday, the RRC announced the 2015 Reclamation Award recipient. The Texas Westmoreland Coal ...

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Consol Energy profit falls 35 pct on weak prices

Coal and natural gas producer Consol Energy Inc reported a 35 percent fall in quarterly profit, hurt by weak prices for both commodities. The company, which has shifted its focus to natural gas production, said its coal mining operations would continue to benefit by partnering with the power plants that will be around for many years to come. U.S. power ...

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Can Wyoming work with Clean Power Plan?

Forecasts for Wyoming’s dubious coal industry have generated conflicting results: new mine projects and increases in demand and production seem to signal confidence in the industry, but doubt grows as more stringent federal regulations for environmental standards loom in the near future. It’s easy to see why coal is such a closely-watched asset for Wyoming. The coal industry accounted for 90 ...

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North Dakota coal production increases 4 percent in 2014

BISMARCK, N.D. — North Dakota is known for its booming oil fields, but coal mining in the state also is a healthy industry. The state’s four lignite mines sold nearly 29 million tons of coal last year, up nearly 4 percent from 2013, according to the Lignite Energy Council, a trade group representing coal producers, electric utilities, and businesses that ...

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