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Category: Coal Mining
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Spurned by Trump and GOP, coal baron Don Blankenship seeks a second chance in West Virginia 23.5.2018 Washington Post
Spurned by Trump and GOP, coal baron Don Blankenship seeks a second chance in West Virginia
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U.S. agency asked to investigate Colorado-based miner’s reclamation bonds 17.5.2018 Headlines: All Headlines
Federal officials are being asked to investigate whether a financially-troubled coal company has posted sufficient bonds to cover future reclamation work at its mines in the U.S. and Canada.
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Lyft reveals how much some of its Denver drivers made: $40 million as part of car-rental program 17.5.2018 Headlines: All Headlines
drivers were part of Lyft's two-year-old Express Drive program, which rents vehicles to drivers who don't have a car or don't want to add more wear and tear on their vehicles
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The Trump agenda has Native American tribes feeling under siege 15.5.2018 LA Times: Nation

Every time black dust blows through the windswept Moapa River Indian Reservation about an hour’s drive from Las Vegas, residents grow more unnerved.

This tribal community of just 225 has seen more than its share of sickness. Tribal council member Vickie Simmons watched her brother, a former coal...

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Mitch McConnell campaign taunts Blankenship — with a little help from Netflix's 'Narcos' 9.5.2018 Washington Post
Mitch McConnell campaign taunts Blankenship — with a little help from Netflix's 'Narcos'
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He Voted for Trump. Now He’s Running for Congress as a Pro-Pot, Pro-Coal Democrat. 8.5.2018 Mother Jones
On most nights during the nine-day West Virginia teacher strike last winter, Richard Ojeda could be found at his office in Logan County, gesturing wildly at his iPhone. Ojeda, a 47-year-old ex-Army paratrooper who is rarely seen outside the state Senate chamber in anything other than a tight-fitting Grunt Style T-shirt, had been logging on […]
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GOP primaries gauge the anti-establishment fervor Trump helped unleash 8.5.2018 Washington Post
GOP primaries gauge the anti-establishment fervor Trump helped unleash
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West Virginia Teachers Won Their Strike. Now, They’re Rebuilding the Local Economy. 7.5.2018 American Prospect
This article appears in the Spring 2018 issue of The American Prospect magazine. Subscribe here .  It’s early January, but the high tunnel at Mount View High School in McDowell County, West Virginia, is sweltering. High tunnels are inexpensive greenhouses, unheated but covered in plastic, that make it easier for farmers to extend the growing season for their fruits and vegetables. In this case, it’s strawberries: About 300 strawberry plants, donated by a McDowell farmer, are growing in raised beds. The students at Mount View chose to plant the strawberries, says Jenny Totten, who works with the high school students as the McDowell County Community Development Coordinator at the West Virginia Community Development Hub. The students don’t get to make a lot of their own decisions, she says. So she lets them choose what they want to do, whether it’s the work that they’ll do in the high tunnel or what they’ll make with the harvested plants. The kids don’t just learn gardening and cultivating, but also how to ...
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Miners’ families pursue reinstatement of lawsuit 7.5.2018 Washington Post
Miners’ families pursue reinstatement of lawsuit
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Can this Silicon Valley congressman sell his vision to Trump Country? 6.5.2018 LA Times: Nation

Congress was off, and in these days of mounting uneasiness over calls for more technology regulation, the representative from Silicon Valley might have had good reason to stick around his district, soothing nerves.

But Ro Khanna had other plans.

He was not on the West Coast, but deep in the mountains...

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Pakistan’s twin coal mine accidents claim 23 lives, injure 6 people 6.5.2018 Hindu: International
Dozens of miners get killed each year in the country due to lack of modern mining facilities, training and equipment.
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Death toll from Pakistan mining explosions climbs to 23 6.5.2018 Washington Post: World
Pakistani officials say the death toll from methane gas explosions in two coal mines has climbed to 23.
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23 dead in methane blasts at two Pakistan coal mines 6.5.2018 LA Times: Commentary

Pakistani officials say the death toll from methane gas explosions in two coal mines has climbed to 23.

Mine inspector Iftikhar Ahmed said Sunday that five more bodies have been recovered from one of the mines, bringing the death toll from the blast the day before to 16. Another seven people died...

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Rescue workers in Poland located 3rd coal miner, 4 missing 6.5.2018 Washington Post: World
Rescuers have located a third miner out of seven who went missing after an earthquake struck a coal mine Saturday in southern Poland, a mining official said. Two were rescued earlier with non-life threatening injuries.
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2 of 7 missing coal miners found alive in Polish mine 5.5.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Rescue crews were still trying to reach five other missing miners, a Polish mining company said.
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The Energy 202: Three senior Scott Pruitt aides resigned from the EPA this week 4.5.2018 Washington Post
The Energy 202: Three senior Scott Pruitt aides resigned from the EPA this week
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The Energy 202: Republicans are united behind Trump's EPA rule changes. Except this one. 1.5.2018 Washington Post: Politics
Lawmakers called on Pruitt to reconsider repealing tighter restrictions on emissions from a type of freight truck.
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Australia Broadens Legal Action Against Mining Titan Rio Tinto 1.5.2018 Wall St. Journal: Asia
Rio Tinto is under scrutiny from officials in the U.S., U.K. and Australia over the handling of coal assets it purchased in Mozambique for about $4 billion in 2011, but were later sold at just $50 million.
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Coal to solar 27.4.2018 BBC: Business
One Chinese firm has transformed a mining disaster area into the world's biggest floating solar farm.
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Former coal lobbyist confirmed as No. 2 official at EPA 13.4.2018 AP Politics
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Senate on Thursday confirmed a former coal industry lobbyist as the second-highest official at the Environmental Protection Agency, putting him next in line to run the agency if embattled administrator Scott Pruitt is forced out or resigns....
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