Category Archives: Coal News

Mitt Romney’s Coal Complex

Romney greeting miners forced to attend a rally by their coal bosses. By now we know that Paul Ryan has more or less declared himself to be a full-blown climate change denialist. But what are we to make of Mitt … Continue reading

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Alpha Natural Resources Closing 8 Coal Mines, Cutting 1,200 Jobs

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — Coal producer Alpha Natural Resources said Tuesday it’s cutting production by 16 million tons and eliminating 1,200 jobs companywide, including 400 with the immediate closing of eight mines in Virginia, West Virginia and Pennsylvania. The mine … Continue reading

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Comparison of Particle Size Distribution and Concentration Between MTR and non-MTR Areas in West Virginia

The Late Larry Gibson stood in front of the Mountain Top Removal Mine that surrounds his property. Coincidentally to this report, Larry died of a heart attack at age 65 recently in September 2012. LAURA ESCH, Stephanie Lusk, Michael Hendryx, … Continue reading

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Besieged Coalfield Residents Denounce Court Decision Against EPA Rules on Mountaintop Removal

By Jeff Biggers, Huffington Post. In a shocking blow to besieged Appalachian coalfield residents today, U.S. District Judge Reggie B. Walton ruled in favor of a coal industry law suit, striking down the EPA’s modest guidance rules on mountaintop removal … Continue reading

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Coal is no longer king

SAN FRANCISCO (MarketWatch) — Burlington Northern Sante Fe hauls a lot of coal. In fact, electricity flowing to one out of every 10 homes in the United States is generated using coal hauled by Berkshire Hathaway Inc.’s Burlington Northern Santa … Continue reading

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Coalition Acts to Protect Waterways from Pollution at 9 Alpha Natural Resources Facilities

CHARLESTON, West Va., July 16 — The Sierra Club issued the following news release: Today, a coalition of citizen and environmental groups took action to stop pollution coming from 9 different coal mining facilities owned by subsidiaries of Alpha Natural … Continue reading

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Bill Calling for Moratorium on Mountaintop Removal Permitting Introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives

Washington, DC – Lawmakers concerned about the health effects on humans from mountaintop removal coal mining set forth legislation in the U.S. House of Representatives today. Representatives Dennis Kucinich (OH), Louise Slaughter (NY), Maurice Hinchey (NY), Earl Blumenauer (OR), Lucille … Continue reading

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US coal use falling fast; utilities switch to gas

NEW YORK America is shoveling coal to the sidelines. The fuel that powered the U.S. from the industrial revolution into the iPhone era is being pushed aside as utilities switch to cleaner and cheaper alternatives. The share of U.S. electricity … Continue reading

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Coal company shares extend decline

Shares of several major coal companies extended their months-long decline Monday after one of the largest coal companies said it plans to limit its operations due to weak demand for coal. Alpha Natural Resources Inc. announced Friday that it plans … Continue reading

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Women shave their heads in protest of the effects of MTR

Peaceful protest started by women of Appalachia. Women unite by meeting at our state capitol wearing white and shaving our heads to represent the stripping of our heritage, our homes, our water and our land. Stand in solidarity with our … Continue reading

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