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Category: Coal Mining
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Mining Companies Conserve Cash 25.4.2014 Wall St. Journal: US
A slump in spending by mining companies is running longer and deeper than expected, hitting hard equipment suppliers like Caterpillar.
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This Town Was Almost Swallowed by a Coal Mine 24.4.2014 Mother Jones
Holzweiler, Germany, just escaped impending death. A tidy village of stone houses clustered around an aging cathedral, it's only 40 minutes up the Autobahn from the modernist bustle of Cologne, the country's fourth-largest city. The drive winds past farms spiked with towering wind turbines, standard-bearers of Germany's nationwide green energy overhaul. But Holzweiler's quiet sidewalks are also precariously close to one of Europe's largest open-pit coal mines. When I visited last fall, residents of Holzweiler and a cluster of neighboring villages had been living on borrowed time. The villages were in the way of the expanding mine, and locals had been told by the government that within a matter of years their homes would be bulldozed to get at the coal—the world's dirtiest kind, known as lignite—buried underneath. Gisela Irving, a 78-year-old Holzweiler resident, keeps a small garden and a few chickens here that she raises with the help of a big, shaggy mutt named Butch. Gisela told me the region's ...
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Mine Dust Rules Could Slow Production, Coal Mining Companies Say 24.4.2014 NPR: Morning Edition
The Mine Safety and Health Administration has announced new regulations reducing the amount of coal dust miners can be exposed to in underground and surface mines. Breathing coal dust causes a host of diseases, including black lung. The new regulations mean big changes for the coal mining industry.
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Obama rule cuts coal dust in mines by 25% 24.4.2014 Salt Lake Tribune
The Obama administration ordered a 25 percent cut in the levels of coal dust in U.S. mines to reduce deadly black lung disease, a move that drew criticism from the mining industry. The rule issued Wednesday, which is effective Aug. 1, will lower the allowable level of dust in mines and require more frequent air testing, costing operators less than 1 percent of industry revenue, the Labor Department said. The industry said the standards cannot be met with existing technologies. Black lung diseas...
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Black Lung Spurs New Coal-Mine Rules 24.4.2014 Wall St. Journal: Policy
The Labor Department announced tougher rules designed to fight an uptick in black lung disease in some pockets of coal-mining country. Industry groups criticized the move, calling the changes too broad.
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Obama administration tightens coal dust rules to reduce black lung cases 24.4.2014 Guardian: Environment

Black lung is an irreversible and potentially deadly disease caused by exposure to coal dust, where dust particles accumulate in the lungs

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Labor Dept. cuts levels of allowable coal dust 23.4.2014 Salt Lake Tribune
Washington • The Obama administration said Wednesday it is cutting the amount of coal dust allowed in coal mines in an effort to help reduce black lung disease. “Today we advance a very basic principle: you shouldn’t have to sacrifice your life for your livelihood,” Labor Secretary Thomas E. Perez said. “But that’s been the fate of more than 76,000 miners who have died at least in part because of black lung since 1968.” Perez was one of several top government officials to announce the long-await...
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Economic indicator report shows diversity in Routt and Moffat counties 23.4.2014 Steamboat Pilot
Yampa Valley Data Partners recently released its Community Indicators Report, highlighting a variety of economic trends in Moffat and Routt counties. Each indicator gives government officials, businesses and community members an idea of Northwest Colorado’s economic health. The report comes out every two years. “The idea is that by taking measurements that are repeatable every two years, we can gauge if we’re getting closer or farther from the visions we have for our communities,” said Keith Kramer, executive director of YVDP. “The meaning is determining if we’re heading in the right direction.” Top 3 private industry sectors and annual income The report outlines the top three private industry sectors for both counties, with mining, health care and retail trade topping the list in Moffat County and accommodations, retail trade and construction taking the cake in Routt. “The number of jobs accounted for by the top three employment sectors in Moffat County has remained relatively stable — between 35 to 40 ...
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Labor Dept. cuts levels of allowable coal dust 23.4.2014 AP Business
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Obama administration said Wednesday it is cutting the amount of coal dust allowed in coal mines in an effort to help reduce black lung disease....
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Light Goes Out on U.K. Coal Industry 23.4.2014 Wall St. Journal: Policy
The British coal industry is on the point of fizzling out, following the planned closure of two of its three remaining deep mines in northern England. Among the beneficiaries: Russian exporters of the ...
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Barrier Reef: miners' advertising campaign to defend dredging of ports 23.4.2014 Guardian: Environment

Ads claim there is no scientific evidence linking degradation of the reef to development for coal and gas exports

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Clive Palmer threatens to rip away Direct Action climate change Band-Aid 22.4.2014 The Guardian -- World Latest

The mining magnate has suddenly decided the climate money should be spent on pensioners

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L&L Energy shares plunge in first trading this year 22.4.2014 Seattle Times: Top stories
Shares of L&L Energy, the Seattle operator of Chinese coal mines whose former CEO is awaiting trial on federal securities fraud charges, fell more than 80 Monday after trading for the first time in five months.
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L&L Energy shares plunge in first trading this year 22.4.2014 Seattle Times: Business & Technology
Shares of L&L Energy, the Seattle operator of Chinese coal mines whose former CEO is awaiting trial on federal securities fraud charges, fell 72 percent Monday after trading for the first time in five months.
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Mongolia: 'The Gobi desert is a horrible place to work' 20.4.2014 The Guardian -- World Latest
Once a poor Soviet satellite famous for cashmere and Genghis Khan, Mongolia is now booming with the profits of coal mining. But what does it mean for the nation's nomadic heritage?
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China coal mine death toll rises to 20 report (Cached) 19.4.2014 Hindustan Times: World
The death toll from a flooded coal mine in southwest China has risen to 20 with the recovery of another 14 bodies nearly two weeks after the accident state media ...
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Ludlow massacre spurred New Deal labor reforms; 100 years later, union legacy has diminished 18.4.2014 Star Tribune: Business
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26 Killed in China Mining Accidents 18.4.2014 Wall St. Journal: World
Authorities said Friday that 26 miners were killed in accidents in southwestern China, the latest in a string of disasters that have made the country's quarries the world's deadliest.
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Historians: Colorado's Ludlow Massacre lives on in people and politics 18.4.2014 Denver Post: News: Local
A granite monument on a dusty plain in southern Colorado stands as a reminder of the Ludlow Massacre, in which, 100 years ago Sunday, 11 children and two women died amid a coal-miners ...
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Australians for Coal sent supporters' letters to environmental groups 18.4.2014 The Guardian -- World Latest

Pro-coal fanmail sent to protest groups as well as MPs, but small numbers bring into question claim of backing by 'silent majority'

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