User: irge304 Topic: Energy Extraction
Category: Coal Mining
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Will coal or solar power fuel Indias drive to bring electricity to its villages? 31.10.2014 The Guardian -- World Latest
Narendra Modi says 400 million Indians without electricity will be connected, but plans for new coal mines are controversial Continue reading...
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Swedish energy company Vattenfall plans sale of German coal operations 30.10.2014 Guardian: Environment

Sale of coal mines and power plants would enable the state-owned energy company to meet its emissions targets without reducing pollution

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Murray Energy purchase from rival increases southern Illinois coal holdings by 100M tons 30.10.2014 Star Tribune: Nation
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Turkish rescue workers pump out water, trying to save 18 miners trapped in flooded coal mine 29.10.2014 Star Tribune: World
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Cliffs Natural Resources shares soar 25% 29.10.2014 Star Tribune: Business
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18 miners trapped as coal mine collapses in Turkey 28.10.2014 Seattle Times: Top stories
A coal mine in southern Turkey collapsed Tuesday, trapping 18 workers underground as water surged near them, officials said -- an event likely to raise even more concerns about the nation's poor workplace safety standards.
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Miners trapped after coal mine in Turkey is flooded 28.10.2014 The Guardian -- World Latest
Nineteen workers stuck and 25 saved after water builds up and courses into areas occupied by staff Continue reading...
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Report: 23 trapped in Turkish mine collapse 28.10.2014 Seattle Times: Nation & World
Turkey's state-run television says a coal mine in southern Turkey has collapsed, trapping 23 workers inside.
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Report: 23 trapped in collapsed mine in southern Turkey 28.10.2014 Star Tribune: World
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US banks vow not to fund Great Barrier Reef coal port, say activists 28.10.2014 Guardian: Environment

Big lenders have closed off finance to Abbots Point, says US environment group Rainforest Action Network

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Cliffs Natural Resources reports loss after writedown on Canadian iron assets 28.10.2014 Star Tribune: Business
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Top 10 ghost towns and modern ruins you can visit 27.10.2014 The Guardian -- Front Page
Fancy a creepy visit for Halloween week? These abandoned villages, factories and military bases will send a shiver up your spine A gen-u-ine Californian gold-mining ghost town, Bodie is a deserted locale preserved in a spooky state of arrested decay. The town, which once had a population of 10,000, was created during the gold-rush era when W S Bodey (after whom the town is named, albeit with a different spelling) stumbled across the deposits of the valuable metal nearby. Mining went into decline from around 1913, eventually shutting down in 1942. Now, over 100 deserted buildings remain and visitors can peek inside dusty interiors still preserved as they were left all those years ago. Adults $5, children $3. Open 9am-6pm (15 April-31 October) and 9am-4pm (1 November-14 April). Bodie State historic park, seven miles south of Bridgeport, ...
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Paul Bonnifield: Coal mine near its end 25.10.2014 Steamboat Pilot
Dear Editor, I usually don’t respond to a letter to the editor that comments on a letter I’ve written. I think I need to comment on Mr. Kevin Copeland’s letter “Fact 1st on Coal.” The hard truth is that the Twenty Mile coal mine is running out of coal to mine and several miners and railroaders better be looking at their future. Critical facts to be considered Twenty Mile Mine’s operation in the Wadge Seam is nearing the end. The Wolf Creek Seam (150 feet beneath the Wadge) is lower in British Thermo Units (BTUs) and higher in ash than the Wadge coal. One of the critical advantages of the Wadge Seam is it high BTUs relative to Power River coal. The Wolf Creek Seam simply is not as good of a coal and doesn’t command the same market position. The economic cost of operating in the Wolf Creek coal will be considerably higher. Lifting millions of tons of coal an additional 150 feet is expensive. Having higher ash requires more expense and manpower in the wash plants to clean the coal. The two factors will add ...
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16 killed in coal mine collapse in northwestern China 25.10.2014 Star Tribune: World
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Judge ready to stop developers from using Rocky Top name for merchandise, commerce 24.10.2014 Star Tribune: Nation
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Fact Checker: Alison Grimes doubles down on a 4-Pinocchio claim 23.10.2014 Washington Post: Politics
“I am Alison Lundergan Grimes and this is the Big Sandy power plant in Louisa, Kentucky. They are shutting down half the plant and laying off their workers because Mitch McConnell didn’t fight to get the scrubbers it needs to reduce coal emissions. Instead, Mitch and his wife pocketed $600,000 from enemies of coal, including New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg. I approve this message because the difference between Mitch and me is I will fight for these jobs and no New York anti-coal billionaire will ever buy me ...
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Exclusive: U.S. plans to plug coal royalty loophole padding export profits 23.10.2014 Yahoo: US National
By Patrick Rucker WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. government is drafting rules designed to close an accounting loophole that in recent years has helped coal companies boost export profits and likely cost taxpayers tens of millions of dollars, people familiar with the plan said. American taxpayers by law are due a 12.5 percent royalty on the sales of millions of tons of coal pulled each year from federal land that mining companies lease. ...
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Fossil fuel divestment campaign targets UCL and BHP Billiton 23.10.2014 Guardian: Environment

University College London under fire for sustainability institute funded by mining giant BHP Billiton, which faces protests at its London AGM

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College Football's Big Ten Conference? Try The Littler Ten 22.10.2014 NPR: Morning Edition
Country music isn't the only American cultural institution rallying in the South. Commentator Frank Deford says the region has triumphed in college football, taking over where Big Ten had ruled.
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2 Senate Democrats explore how to protect coal jobs and the environment 22.10.2014 LA Times: Opinion
In June, Sen. Joe Manchin III of West Virginia, a defender of the coal industry, and Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse of Rhode Island, a champion of the environment, decided to set aside differences and learn about how climate change affects each other's state.
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