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Category: Coal Mining
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China’s about-face on coal mining bodes badly for carbon emissions 3.12.2016 Seattle Times: Business & Technology

A lack of stockpiles and worries about electricity blackouts are spurring Chinese officials to reverse curbs that once helped reduce coal production. Mines are reopening. Miners are being lured back with larger paychecks.
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Coal mine blast in northern China kills 17, traps 10 3.12.2016 LA Times: Commentary

A coal mine explosion in a northern Chinese region killed 17 people Saturday and left 10 others trapped, state media and officials said. 

Four miners were rescued after the blast, which occurred when 31 people were working underground, said the Chifeng city government in China's Inner Mongolia...

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17 die in China coal mine explosion 3.12.2016 New Kerala: World News
17 die in China coal mine explosion
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Coal mine explosion in northern China kills 17, traps dozens 3.12.2016 Seattle Times: Top stories

BEIJING (AP) — Chinese state media say a coal mine explosion in a northern region has trapped 36 people, killing 17 of them. The official Xinhua News Agency says 17 people have been confirmed dead after Saturday’s explosion at a coal mine run by the Baoma Mining Co. Ltd. in Inner Mongolia. Another state news […]
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21 Chinese miners trapped for 4 days confirmed dead 3.12.2016 Seattle Times: Nation & World

BEIJING (AP) — China’s state-run Xinhua News Agency says 21 miners who were trapped for four days after an explosion have been confirmed dead. One is missing. Xinhua quoted Heilongjiang provincial authorities in northeast China as saying the miners’ deaths were confirmed on Friday night. State media reported the mine in the city of Qitaihe […]
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EPA proposes rule requiring mines to cover clean-up costs 3.12.2016 Minnesota Public Radio: News
The proposal is aimed at ensuring that taxpayers aren't left on the hook for potentially expensive mine clean-ups.
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Court settlement filed over West Virginia mine pollution 3.12.2016 Seattle Times: Business & Technology

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Environmentalists and the Pocahontas Land Corp. have agreed to settle a lawsuit over coal mine drainage into streams in southern West Virginia. The environmental groups say Pocahontas’ former White Flame mountaintop-removal mine in Mingo County continues to discharge selenium, dissolved solids, sulfates and other pollutants into tributaries of the Tug Fork […]
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Amid Economic Crisis, Mongolians Risk Their Lives For Do-It-Yourself Mining 1.12.2016 NPR News
Mining once boomed in Mongolia but as commodity prices fell, the economy tanked and companies went bankrupt. Unemployed men are taking over abandoned coal mines to extract what's left. Some have died.
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Kane and Garfield counties sue BLM and Interior, say coal lease moratorium threatens rural Utah 1.12.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
If a moratorium of new coal leases on federal lands continues, it will economically devastate rural Utah communities, eliminating hundreds of jobs and closing crucial mine sites, according to a lawsuit filed Wednesday by Kane and Garfield counties. The two counties — along with Rural Utah Alliance, a nonprofit focused on land ownership — are suing the U.S. Department of the Interior and its secretary, Sally Jewell, as well as the Bureau of Land Management and its director, Neil Kornze. The lawsu... <iframe src="http://www.sltrib.com/csp/mediapool/sites/sltrib/pages/garss.csp" height="1" width="1" > </frame>
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China Warns of Safety Risks as Rally in Coal Price Spurs Mining 1.12.2016 Wall St. Journal: World
A deadly quarry collapse in northeast China this week reflects a surge in dangerous mining activity across the country as coal prices soar, following a government warning that the rally poses increased casualty risks.
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Managers questioned as 22 Chinese coal miners trapped 1.12.2016 Seattle Times: Top stories

BEIJING (AP) — The managers of an apparently unregistered coal mine in northeast China are under questioning as rescuers tried Thursday to reach 22 workers trapped for a third day. State media reported that the mine in the city of Qitaihe in Heilongjiang province was unlicensed. China is the world’s top producer and consumer of […]
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How Trump Can Quash Obama's Last Effort to Fight the Coal Industry 30.11.2016 Mother Jones
As the clock ticks down to the beginning of Donald Trump's presidency, the Obama administration is moving to enact one final measure aimed at cutting coal pollution. According to a spokesperson for the Interior Department, the administration intends to release an update to a decades-old regulation protecting streams from the impacts of mining before Obama leaves office on January 20. Obama's climate and environmental policies have largely been defined by a slew of executive actions and new regulations, including limits on carbon and mercury emissions from coal-fired power plants ; new fuel efficiency standards ; and a moratorium on new coal leases on public lands. In recent weeks, the administration has finalized a rule that seeks to limit methane emissions from oil and gas facilities and has placed a chunk of the Arctic off limits to further offshore drilling. The Stream Protection Rule revisions would be one more piece of the conservation puzzle. The original regulations, enacted more than 30 years ...
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Accident leaves 22 coal miners trapped in northeastern China 30.11.2016 Seattle Times: Top stories

BEIJING (AP) — Rescuers are searching for 22 miners trapped underground in northeastern China. State media reported that Tuesday night’s accident occurred at a mine in the city of Qitaihe in northeastern Heilongjiang province, a heavy coal mining region. The cause of the accident was not immediately reported. China is the world’s top producer and […]
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Business Highlights 30.11.2016 Seattle Times: Business & Technology

___ For-profit colleges expect fortunes to improve under Trump BOSTON (AP) — After nearing collapse under the Obama administration, the for-profit college industry is celebrating Donald Trump’s election as a chance for a rebound. As stock prices for some of the nation’s largest college chains have surged, industry lobbyists say they have received a warm […]
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Australia’s Great Barrief Reef sees largest coral die-off ever 29.11.2016 Hindu: International
Abnormal environmental conditions cause coral to expel algae and lose colour
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Efforts to save the Cheat River chart clearer course forward 29.11.2016 Seattle Times: Business & Technology

PRESTON COUNTY, W.Va. (AP) — The Cheat River flows pale green and slate gray, glistening in the sunshine as it gathers speed, turns to whitewater and drops between rocks on the way toward the Monongahela River. From there it makes its way to the Ohio River and the drinking water of millions of people. As […]
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Trump rollback of Obama climate agenda may prove challenging 29.11.2016 Seattle Times: Business & Technology

WASHINGTON (AP) — Once sworn into office, Donald Trump will be in a strong position to dismantle some of President Barack Obama’s efforts to reduce planet-warming carbon emissions. But experts say delivering on campaign pledges to abolish the Environmental Protection Agency and bring back tens of thousands of long-gone coal mining jobs will likely prove […]
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Efforts to save the Cheat River chart clearer course forward 29.11.2016 AP National
PRESTON COUNTY, W.Va. (AP) -- The Cheat River flows pale green and slate gray, glistening in the sunshine as it gathers speed, turns to whitewater and drops between rocks on the way toward the Monongahela River. From there it makes its way to the Ohio River and the drinking water of millions of people....
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Bill to protect miners' benefits saves money 29.11.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
Washington • A bill to protect health care and pension benefits for about 120,000 retired coal miners would save money over the next decade, according to a new report. The report by the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office comes as bill supporters ramp up efforts to pass the measure by the end of the year, when they say thousands of mining families could lose benefits. The budget office’s report says the bill would increase spending on health care and pension benefits for unionized miners and...
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Sculptor Gary Prazen, who honored and immortalized Utah coal miners, dies at age 80 26.11.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
People all over the world have a sense of Carbon County’s coal-mining heritage from the sculptures of Gary Prazen, who died earlier this month and is being honored Saturday afternoon at Price’s Carbon Country Club. Prazen never worked in the mines, but having lived around Price for most of his 80 years and having served as a county commissioner, he knew full well what a dangerous occupation mining can be. He portrayed miners as individuals with great character. “Gary’s coal miners are proud. The...
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