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Two miners killed in W. Va. coal mining operation

By Keith Ward Jr. | The Charleston Gazette, W. Va. Two miners were killed last night at a Patriot Coal operation in Boone County where federal officials said last year they would increase enforcement because of a pattern of serious violations and unreported worker injuries. Federal and state officials this morning confirmed the deaths occurred at Patriot’s Brody Mine No. ...

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Official: 1 dead, up to 300 trapped in coal mine


By Suzan Fraser ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — An explosion and fire at a coal mine in western Turkey killed at least one miner Tuesday and left up to 300 workers trapped underground, a Turkish official said. Twenty people were rescued from the mine in the town of Soma in Manisa province but one later died in the hospital, Soma administrator ...

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Duke Energy begins coal-ash dredging in Dan River


By Bruce Henderson, The Charlotte Observer  DANVILLE, Va. — With the clatter of heavy machinery, the cleanup of the ash-laden Dan River will begin in earnest this week. The biggest ash deposit yet found in the Dan, following a Feb. 2 spill 25 miles upriver at Duke Energy’s Dan River power plant, lies on the bottom just above Danville’s water intake. The ...

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Wyoming teams with industry on LNG report

The Associated Press CHEYENNE, Wyo. – Wyoming could benefit from private development of a liquefied natural gas production and distribution system to supply mining operations, railroads and other heavy industrial users, according to a new report. Gov. Matt Mead on Monday released the report commissioned by the state and a number of private energy companies. It states that investing up ...

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McCrory expects his coal ash plan to be part of legislation


Bruce Henderson for The Charlotte Observer Gov. Pat McCrory expects his coal ash disposal plan to be the foundation of legislation that Republican leaders will file as the General Assembly convenes next week. “I’d be surprised if that’s not the main framework,” McCrory told the Observer after speaking Thursday at the Charlotte Business Journal’s annual energy conference. “I anticipate some ...

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As power companies lobby, future of coal looks dim

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By Mike Stucka Flint Energies CEO Bob Ray said he has about 86,000 customers still paying for the power cooperative’s $109 million share of upgrades at Juliette’s Plant Scherer. This week, he was in Washington, D.C., at a legislative conference, worrying with other electric company chiefs about regulations not yet released. “We’re anticipating it’s going to be very, very negative ...

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Stanford University Divesting $18.7 Billion Endowment From Coal Companies


By Rory Carroll SAN FRANCISCO, May 6 (Reuters) – Stanford University on Tuesday said it will no longer use any of its $18.7 billion endowment to invest in coal mining companies, a move aimed at combating climate change that could influence college administrations elsewhere. The university’s board of trustees agreed with recommendations from a panel of students, faculty, staff and ...

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