User: irge304 Topic: Energy Extraction
Category: Coal Mining
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Judge blocks 176-million ton coal mine expansion in Montana 16.8.2017 AP Business
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) -- A federal judge has blocked a proposed 176-million ton (159 million-metric ton) expansion of a central Montana coal mine in a ruling that criticized U.S. officials for downplaying the climate change impacts of the project and inflating its economic benefits....
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Judge blocks 176-million ton coal mine expansion in Montana 16.8.2017 Seattle Times: Top stories

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — A federal judge has blocked a proposed 176-million ton (159 million-metric ton) expansion of a central Montana coal mine in a ruling that criticized U.S. officials for downplaying the climate change impacts of the project and inflating its economic benefits. U.S. District Judge Donald Molloy issued an order Monday barring Signal […]
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Erie Air Fair visitors duel with “bad guys” at safe distance 13.8.2017 Denver Post: Entertainment
Inside a stifling hangar during the Erie Air Fair at Erie Municipal Airport on Saturday afternoon, the flight crew of a B-25 Mitchell twin engine bomber prepared to unleash fury on a Nazi-controlled bridge in Italy.
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Battle over mining on public land is about the deepest pockets 12.8.2017 Seattle Times: Opinion

Why would fossil-fuel interests win over ranching, farming and recreation interests? Because fossil fuels have more money, and more of it goes into politicians’ pockets.
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CHINA MINING 2017 targets the world 10.8.2017 New Kerala: World News
TIANJIN, China, Aug. 10, 2017 : We seek a world where countries complement each other in creating an interdependent mining economy backed by partnerships that lead to win-win results.
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The Daily 202: What are his generals telling Trump on North Korea? 10.8.2017 Washington Post: Politics
We don't know if the president is listening.
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West Virginia’s One Progressive Party 10.8.2017 American Prospect
(AP Photo/Vicki) Protesters hold signs in front of the Monongalia County Courthouse in Morgantown, West Virginia, on May 18, 2011, as then-Mountain Party gubernatorial candidate Bob Henry Baber speaks. “I’m the daughter of a coal miner. My father died of black lung. It’s a horrible way to suffocate to death,” Charlotte Pritt says. She got her start in Democratic politics as a hard-charging state senator in the early 1990s, fighting nursing home closures and arguing against Governor Gaston Caperton’s gas tax. “I’m opposed to the taxes on the poor. That’s the only thing these yo-yos can come up with.” But in 2012, Pritt jumped ship and joined the Mountain Party, a motley environmentalist outfit that has affiliated with the national Green Party. The Mountain Party is a tiny outfit: It has just 1,922 registered voters and three elected officials, all in nonpartisan offices. Still, the party has punched above its weight, frequently garnering respectable vote totals as it laps up left-wing voters dissatisfied ...
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U.S. scientists contradict Trump’s climate claims 9.8.2017 Seattle Times: Local

Contradicting the president's claims that climate change is a "hoax," the draft report representing the consensus of 13 federal agencies concludes that the evidence global warming is being driven by human activities is "unambiguous."
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US scientists contradict Trump’s climate claims 9.8.2017 Seattle Times: Top stories

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal scientists warn that burning fossil fuels is already driving a steep increase in the United States of heat waves, droughts and floods — even as President Donald Trump touts new oil pipelines and pledges to revive the nation’s struggling coal mines. A draft report representing the consensus of 13 federal agencies […]
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Trump administration invigorating America's struggling coal industry 8.8.2017 New Kerala: World News
New York [USA], August 8 : The Trump administration is encouraging more coal mining on lands owned by the federal government, as part of an aggressive push to both invigorate the struggling American coal industry and more broadly exploit commercial opportunities on public lands.
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Interior scraps Obama-era rule on coal royalties 8.8.2017 Seattle Times: Top stories

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Interior Department has scrapped an Obama-era rule aimed at ensuring that coal companies don’t shortchange taxpayers on huge volumes of coal extracted from public lands, primarily in the West. The Trump administration put the rule on hold in February after mining companies challenged it in federal court. Officials later announced plans […]
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Under Trump, coal mining gets new life on federally-owned land 7.8.2017 Seattle Times: Top stories

The question of whether to allow more coal mining on federal land brings up one of the oldest and most contentious debates in the West — and it’s part of a push to invigorate the U.S. coal industry and more broadly exploit commercial opportunities on public lands.
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Power play: How outdoor retailers are positioned as a political, economic and social force for change 6.8.2017 Denver Post: News: Local
As the heavy-weight Outdoor Retailer trade shows pack for a new base camp in Colorado, the outdoor industry is wielding a newfound power.
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The Energy 202: The United States is running out of nuclear options 4.8.2017 Washington Post: Politics
Nuclear power plants are getting harder to build.
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Business Highlights 4.8.2017 Seattle Times: Business & Technology

___ With 401(k) accounts booming, what should investors do? NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks are at records, and markets are unbelievably calm. That makes it easy to feel comfortable leaving your 401(k) accounts on autopilot. But now is a good time to make sure that stocks have not become an overly large portion of your […]
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Union, feds at odds on countering surge in coal mine deaths 3.8.2017 Seattle Times: Business & Technology

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Deaths in U.S. coal mines this year have surged ahead of last year’s, and federal safety officials say workers who are new to a mine have been especially vulnerable to fatal accidents. But the nation’s coal miner’s union says the mine safety agency isn’t taking the right approach to fixing the […]
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Union, feds at odds on countering surge in coal mine deaths 3.8.2017 AP National
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) -- Deaths in U.S. coal mines this year have surged ahead of last year's, and federal safety officials say workers who are new to a mine have been especially vulnerable to fatal accidents....
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US coal exports soar, in boost to Trump energy agenda, data shows 28.7.2017 World – The Indian Express
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BLM weighing request to mine 4.1 million more tons of coal in northwest Colorado under Trump’s energy policies 28.7.2017 Headlines: All Headlines
The Bureau of Land Management is weighing whether to allow Peabody Energy to lease new land and mine 4.1 million more tons of coal in northwest Colorado under the Trump administration's energy policies, which include rescinding Obama-era rules that placed a moratorium on coal leases.
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America discovers what the coal companies left behind in Appalachian Virginia 26.7.2017 Washington Post: Op-Eds
America discovers what the coal companies left behind in Appalachian Virginia
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