User: irge304 Topic: Energy Extraction
Category: Coal Mining
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Japanese officials order removal of war memorial for Korean labourers 23.7.2014 The Guardian -- World Latest
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Peabody posts surprise gain, coal shipments up 22.7.2014 Salt Lake Tribune
New York • Peabody Energy Corp. reported a surprise increase Tuesday in revenue for the second quarter on higher sales volumes from mines in Australia and the western United States. Sales rose 1.9 percent to $1.76 billion, the St. Louis-based company said in a statement, exceeding the $1.63 billion average of 12 analysts’ estimates compiled by Bloomberg. The country’s largest coal-mining company, Peabody’s loss excluding one-time items was 28 cents a share, compared with the 29-cent average esti...
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Peabody Energy Reports Loss 22.7.2014 Wall St. Journal: US Business
Peabody Energy Corp. swung to a second-quarter loss as the coal-mining company was hurt by weaker coal prices at its Australia operations and the year-earlier period benefited from a big tax benefit.
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We are not targeting Adanis: Greenpeace Australia 21.7.2014 New Kerala: Business India
By Rekha Bhattacharjee, Sydney, July 21 : Even as Greenpeace Australia denies charges of targeting an Indian energy major led by Gautam Adani for reasons other than environment safety, the Adanis say green activists are hampering India's progress and job creation in Australia.
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Coal plant faces tough decision 20.7.2014 Durango Herald
GRAND JUNCTION (AP) – An Environmental Protection Agency proposal to impose new pollution controls related to a past upgrade of a northeastern Utah coal-fired power plant could have cross-border environmental and economic implications in northwestern Colorado.From an environmental perspective, the agency’s action involving...
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Coal railroad's delay reflects hurdles for exports 18.7.2014 AP Washington
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) -- U.S. coal industry efforts to tap into the growing export market are struggling to gain traction, as bureaucratic hurdles and resistance from environmentalists slow proposed mines in the Northern Plains, ports on the West Coast and now a coal-dedicated railroad in Montana....
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Carbon price repeal a victory for fossil fuels, ideologues and climate science denial 18.7.2014 Guardian: Environment

Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott is declaring victory after a long-fought battle to repeal laws to price greenhouse gas emissions. But who actually won?

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Mining tax and 'asset recycling' losses follow success on carbon tax repeal 18.7.2014 The Guardian -- World Latest

Amendments have stalled mining tax repeal and Senate has also insisted on major changes to asset recycling scheme

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Mining poses new threat to world's greatest rhino sanctuary 17.7.2014 The Guardian -- Front Page

Plans for an opencast coalmine on the boundary of South Africa's Hluhluwe-Imfolozi reserve could pave the way for even greater poaching and pollution

The surface of a pool near the Imfolozi river ripples as a white rhino, its young calf close by, lowers its mouth to drink. Rhinos have roamed the Earth in such a way for 40 million years. Humans, by comparison, are new kids on the block.

Yet it is modern man that threatens to drive these stately creatures to extinction. Figures released last week show that 558 rhinos have been slaughtered in South Africa so far in 2014, putting it on course to be the deadliest year of poaching since records began.

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Letter: Fee not fair to solar producers 15.7.2014 Salt Lake Tribune
Utah legislators don’t like the 2,000 Utah households like mine that have roof top solar power plants. That’s because Rocky Mountain Power (RMP) lobbyists are so generous with their political contributions. By owning coal mines and power plants, RMP is able sell power very cheaply, a win for Utah consumers and for them. Until the coal runs out. What about the nagging problem of the air pollution and global warming caused by burning said cheap coal? Also, we should consider the new jobs and th...
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The earth eaters mining 'Europe's biggest hole' 15.7.2014 New Scientist: Health
Giant excavators at Germany's Hambach mine are churning out eye-watering amounts of lignite – aka brown coal, the dirtiest fossil fuel out ...
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A world without water – FT investigation 14.7.2014 Financial Times: Energy
The first instalment of a series on the threat of water scarcity describes how companies are bearing large costs for a resource long considered to be free
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Miners Struggle as China's Coal Demand Weakens 14.7.2014 Wall St. Journal: US Business
China's once-insatiable appetite for coal is starting to ease, calling into question big bets by mining companies on new projects.
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Why nothing has really changed in Australia's surrealist climate policy circus 14.7.2014 Guardian: Environment

Whatever happens in Australia's climate change policy fandango the "inadequate" emissions target and low international ambition remains.

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Mountaintop removal for coal hurts water quality and harms fish, study says 14.7.2014 Washington Post

In West Virginia’s Appalachian mountains, fish are vanishing. The number of species has fallen, the populations of those that remain are down, and some individual fish look a little skinny.

A new government study traces the decline in abundance to mountaintop removal, the controversial coal mining practice of clear cutting trees from mountains before blowing off their tops with explosives.

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Appeals court upholds EPA’s restraints on mining 12.7.2014 Salt Lake Tribune
Washington • A federal appeals court on Friday upheld the Obama administration’s environmental protections designed to reduce water pollution from mountaintop-removal coal mining. In a 3-0 decision, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit said the Environmental Protection Agency acted within its authority when it instituted two measures under the Clean Water Act that address damage from surface mining. Under a process set up in 2009, EPA began screening mining permit appli...
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Appeals court upholds EPA’s mining restraints 12.7.2014 Salt Lake Tribune
Washington • A federal appeals court on Friday upheld the Obama administration’s environmental protections designed to reduce water pollution from mountaintop-removal coal mining. In a 3-0 decision, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit said the Environmental Protection Agency acted within its authority when it instituted two measures under the Clean Water Act that address damage from surface mining. Under a process set up in 2009, EPA began screening mining permit appl...
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Appeals court upholds EPA's mining restraints 12.7.2014 AP Business
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A federal appeals court on Friday upheld the Obama administration's environmental protections designed to reduce water pollution from mountaintop-removal coal mining....
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Museum of Northwest Colorado: ‘Dinkys’ handled a big coal job 11.7.2014 Steamboat Pilot
Coal production today in the Yampa Valley is carried out with oversized equipment that staggers the mind with its immensity. Colowyo Coal Co. south of Craig has huge haul trucks that dwarf the drivers and carry tons of coal in a single load. Trapper Mine, which serves the Tri-State power plant in Craig, manages its digging operations with massive draglines that can be seen from great distances as they crawl along the hillsides removing the overburden. Early area mines did not have the luxury of such incredible machinery to move the coal, but the coal got moved nevertheless. The first small mines of the region were referred to as wagon mines because the coal was hauled out in horse- or donkey-drawn wagons. The small operations supplied coal to local homes and businesses in the bitter winter months. Wagonloads of coal were a common sight as the driver delivered his product across town. In those early years, coal production was strictly a local business, as there was no means to transport it to larger urban ...
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Jonathan Moylan: Whitehaven hoax doesn't fit usual mould, his lawyer says 11.7.2014 The Guardian -- World Latest

Sentencing has been deferred, and the prosecution has said it is not pressing for Moylan to actually serve time

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