Appalachian Coal Mining

Local/Regional News
5:23 pm
Mon December 16, 2013

Ky. Lawmakers File Brief In EPA Case

Senator Mitch McConnell and other GOP lawmakers filed an amicus brief Monday in a case involving EPA powers.

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Local/Regional News
6:58 am
Tue December 10, 2013

SOAR Conferees Hear Of Similarities To Minnesota

A former Minnesota lawmaker and his father told a gathering in Appalachia that the future of the coal industry may lie in cooperation and innovation.

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Local/Regional News
1:29 pm
Mon December 2, 2013

U.S. Chamber Of Commerce Throwing Weight Behind McConnell

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce will spend more than $180,000 to run a TV ad across Kentucky promoting Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell.

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Local/Regional News
6:22 pm
Wed October 30, 2013

Coal Supporters Rally In Washington While Report Questions U.S. Coal Supply

Thousands of coal miners gathered at the Capitol in Washington Tuesday to rally against Environmental Protection Agency regulations.

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Local/Regional News
12:57 pm
Wed September 25, 2013

Federal Rule Changes To Help Black Lung Victims

CHARLESTON, W.Va.- Changes to federal black lung rules are expected to make it easier for coal miners and their families to obtain benefits.

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Local/Regional News
4:36 pm
Tue August 27, 2013

Federal Judge: Army Corps Of Engineers Not Required To Consider Full Effects Of Mining

LOUISVILLE, Ky. - A federal court decision has cleared the way for James River Coal to mine 756 acres of mountain on the Perry-Knott county line. A U.S. District Judge ruled the Army Corps of Engineers does not have to consider the cumulative health impact caused by surface mining before it issues a permit.

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Local/Regional News
3:41 pm
Tue June 25, 2013

Coal Supporters Push Back On President's Climate Change Proposals

LOUISVILLE, Ky. - Political leaders from coal-rich Kentucky were quick to denounce climate change initiatives announced by President Barack Obama, saying efforts to reduce carbon dioxide emissions will hurt the state's mining industry and drive up energy costs.

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Local/Regional News
2:50 pm
Tue May 14, 2013

Report Says More Woes For Appalachian Coal Mining

LOUISVILLE, Ky. - A new report says hard times are expected to continue for the coal industry in Central Appalachia, which at one time was the hub of the nation's coal production.

Coal business in the mountains of eastern Kentucky and southern West Virginia is facing declining reserves, higher production costs and competition from other coal basins and natural gas.

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