User: irge304 Topic: Energy Extraction
Category: Coal Mining
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Senate confirms retired coal boss to oversee mine safety 16.11.2017 AP Business
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Senate on Wednesday narrowly approved President Donald Trump's selection of a retired coal company executive to oversee U.S. mining safety....
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In shadow of Germany’s climate conference, a village disappears to make way for coal mining 12.11.2017 Washington Post
Despite its green reputation, the nation is struggling with an addiction to one of the dirtiest fuels.
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Frustration sets in after coal mine health study suspended 11.11.2017 AP Top News
GLEN DANIEL, W.Va. (AP) -- Chuck Nelson spent his life in this corner of Appalachia, working for years in the coal mines - a good job in the economically depressed area. But he says the industry that helped him earn a living cost him his health, and his wife's, too....
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You Can’t End the War on Coal Without Starting a War on Public Health 4.11.2017 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by New Republic and appears here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration.  Of all the scenes of devastation in Puerto Rico caused by Hurricane Maria, one video has stood out. Shot from a balcony or rooftop, it depicts six seconds of horror: the city of Guayama, on the island’s southern coast, engulfed by a […]
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EPA to hold hearing on climate plan repeal in West Virginia 3.11.2017 AP Business
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Trump administration says it will hold a public hearing on its intention to nullify an Obama-era plan to limit planet-warming carbon emissions in a state that depends on coal mining....
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The Energy 202: Mining agency hopes you read its website to comment on deregulation 2.11.2017 Washington Post: Politics
Don't go looking in the federal register.
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President Trump’s claim that he ‘turned West Virginia around’ by cutting regulations on mining 1.11.2017 Washington Post: Politics
Trump tries to take credit for West Virginia's economic growth, but it's undeserved.
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Judge gives reprieve to Montana coal mine, averting layoffs 1.11.2017 AP Business
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) -- A large Montana coal mine averted dozens of layoffs on Tuesday after a judge allowed work to proceed on an expansion, even as the government reconsiders the mine's contribution to climate change....
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UN environment chief: US likely to live up to Paris accord 31.10.2017 Washington Post: World
The head of the U.N. environment program said Tuesday the United States is likely to live up to the Paris climate deal despite President Donald Trump’s planned pullout, because “all the big American companies” are working toward greener operations.
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We Found Cool Dinosaur Fossils in Utah and Now Trump Might Ruin Them 31.10.2017 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by HuffPost and appears here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration.  Environmentalists and scientists were rattled last week following a report that President Donald Trump plans to scale back two of southern Utah’s national monuments. Not only would the project endanger sacred Native American sites and breathtaking Western vistas open to the public […]
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Coal burying Goa: After road and rail, river at risk as coal floats by 31.10.2017 India – The Indian Express
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Owners of big Montana coal mine due in court as layoffs loom 30.10.2017 AP Business
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) -- Attorneys for a large Montana coal mine are due in court this week to press a judge to reverse an order that could prompt dozens of layoffs by blocking the mine's plans to expand....
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It's time to give a voice to Catalonia's silent majority 30.10.2017 Washington Post: Op-Eds
It's time to give a voice to Catalonia's silent majority
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Dark journeys 30.10.2017 Opinion – The Indian Express
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Under Trump, the lines are drawn for a battle over resources in the West 28.10.2017 LA Times: Commentary

Signal Peak Energy operates the West’s newest and largest underground coal mine. As recently as 2013, it employed more than 300 people, produced nearly 9 million tons of coal and was helping to revive a regional coal industry that had been dormant for 50 years.

The last four years have seen a sharp...

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Colorado Divide: Is hemp the answer for a rural county hoping to rely less on mining? 27.10.2017 Headlines: All Headlines
The threat of extinction has spurred hope in the West End of Montrose County, buoyed by innovation and a bohemian embrace of a new Montrose County economy that moves away from a traditional reliance on mining.
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Trump's devotion to coal mining puts Utah dinosaur discoveries in danger, scientists say 27.10.2017 LA Times: Nation
Scientists fear that a Trump administration plan to shrink Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument in Utah will spoil one of the planet's top dinosaur fossil sites. Areas removed from the monument would be open to coal mining, oil drilling and mineral extraction.
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Labor Department: Solar, wind jobs to boom over next decade 27.10.2017 AP Politics
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Donald Trump pledges to revive the nation's struggling coal mines, but new data from the federal agency that tracks employment growth suggests blue-collar job seekers would do better to look to clean energy....
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Trump's push for coal mining will endanger dinosaur discoveries in Utah, scientists fear 27.10.2017 LA Times: Commentary
Scientists fear that a Trump administration plan to shrink Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument in Utah will spoil one of the planet's top dinosaur fossil sites. Areas removed from the monument would be open to coal mining, oil drilling and mineral extraction.
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Coal Burying Goa: All along the road route, the black dust settles 27.10.2017 Front Page – The Indian Express
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