User: irge304 Topic: Energy Extraction
Category: Coal Mining
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Coal seam gas, or clean drinking water. It cant be both | Michael Moore 21.10.2014 Guardian: Comment is Free
Its vital the communitys long-term need for drinking water is placed before the short-term profits of the mining companies There are few things more fundamental to our health and wellbeing than access to clean air and water. Australia is lucky enough to have some of the highest quality drinking water in the world, due in no small part to the protection of our drinking water catchments. NSW governments from both sides of politics have prioritised the security of the special areas of Sydneys drinking water catchments, where water collects for use by our cities and towns. These special areas of bush and vegetation function like a buffer and filter that stop contaminants and pollution before they can make their way into our drinking water. That is, until now. With the release of the chief scientists Independent Coal Seam Gas Review report, the moratorium on coal seam gas production in the special areas is set to be lifted ...
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Poland sets out plan to split coal assets 19.10.2014 Financial Times: Energy
Government panel to recommend closure of lossmaking pits in industry that employs 100,000
Paul Bonnifield: Coal mining dying off 18.10.2014 Steamboat Pilot
Dear Editor, All the political bombast and ballyhoo about government regulations killing coal mining in Routt County is simply rancid political pollution. The hard fact is that Twentymile Mine is running out of coal. It has been in production for nearly 50 years. It was a strip mine during the earlier years, but it ran out of strippable coal, and the surface coal miners were replaced by underground miners. The underground mine survived by pioneering a unique long wall system. Throughout the years, millions of tons of coal were hauled down the railroad through Steamboat. Now, Twentymile’s underground mine, like the earlier strip mine, is about to die a natural death. The Dry Creek Mine near Hayden has received extensive development work, including a paved round about in the middle of nowhere. The Dry Creek Mine will never match the glory of the Twentymile mine. The new mine has significantly different mining conditions and management goals. Its intended principal market is the Hayden Power Plant. Shipping ...
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Fossil fuel divestment: climate change activists take aim at Australia's banks 18.10.2014 Guardian: Environment

A national day of divestment will see more than 1,000 bank customers switch their accounts away from the big four banks

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Cliffs Natural Resources takes $6B charge 18.10.2014 Star Tribune: Business
Falling prices sharply reduced the value of iron ore assets for Cleveland-based Cliffs, one of the largest operators of mines in Minnesota.
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Cliffs Natural Resources to take $6 billion charge 17.10.2014 Star Tribune: Business
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Kentucky Candidates Agree: Coal Is the Future! 14.10.2014 American Prospect
There was a debate in Kentucky yesterday between U.S. Senate candidates Mitch McConnell and Alison Lundergan Grimes, and while there was lots of disagreement, one thing both candidates agreed on is that what their state and America needs is more of that sweet, sweet coal. McConnell accused Grimes of being complicit, because she's a Democrat, in "Obama's war on coal," and Grimes protested that she loves coal more than she loves her own mama (though not quite in so many words). Throughout this campaign they've both been so enthusiastic about coal, you almost expected them to pull out a few lumps of the stuff and start smearing it all over their faces while moaning, "Oh, coal, God yes, coal, coal, COAL!!!" Here's a dose of reality: There are only a tiny number of people left in Kentucky who mine coal. According to the state's department of energy: "At the end of 2013, coal mines in Kentucky directly employed 11,885 people." Since there are about 3.4 million people over the age of 18 in Kentucky, that means ...
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Fix railroad system woes, Dayton, Klobuchar, Franken tell feds 14.10.2014 Minnesota Public Radio: News
They aired their grievances in a letter to Surface Transportation Board Chairman Daniel Elliott III.
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Mining companies lobby G20 leaders to back coal as future of energy 14.10.2014 The Guardian -- World Latest

PR campaign aims to convince world leaders that coal-fired power offers the solution to energy poverty in developing countries

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Election Guide 2014: Chuck McConnell 14.10.2014 Steamboat Pilot
Occupation: I earned BS and MS degrees in chemical engineering, and upon graduation, worked designing pollution control equipment. I later worked as an engineer in Aruba, Netherlands Antilles. I became the youngest refinery manager in the U.S. at age 32. After managing the furthest north commercial refinery in North America near Fairbanks, Alaska, I was promoted to president of an ultimately $850 million division of an energy resource company. I was selected CEO of a public company in the energy and water storage industries. After retirement from the energy industry, I managed a small business for my oldest daughter which marketed mountain bikes worldwide. Previous political experience: I have been a leader for several years in political activities in Routt County and at the state level. I served as the Routt County Republican chairman after representing my precinct. While county chairman, I participated in statewide activities where 50 of my fellow county chairpersons from “small counties” across ...
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Election Guide 2014: Tight race develops for Colorado governor 14.10.2014 Steamboat Pilot
Website: www.bobbeauprez.com Beauprez grew up on a dairy farm outside Boulder and earned a degree in physical education from the University of Colorado. He continued dairy farming with a brother. After the family farm was sold for a golf course development, he purchased an interest in a small local bank that grew into Heritage Bank. He became chairman of the Colorado Republic Party in 1999 and was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives in 2002, serving until January 2007. He ran unsuccessfully for governor of Colorado in 2006. Key issues ■ Jobs and the economy: Beauprez thinks over-regulation in Colorado is holding back job creators. He vows to audit existing regulations in the state to determine if they are necessary, or if they are doing nothing more than holding back job creation and stifling growth, Beauprez says. He cites construction defects laws enacted in 2007 as an example, saying the threats of lawsuit here are so “onerous” that new construction of affordable condominiums virtually has ...
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Tony's Abbott's 'coal is good' line is familiar, and troubling 14.10.2014 The Guardian -- World Latest

The Australian prime minister is contradicting other world leaders to echo the coal industrys own PR message

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Coalition accused of bullying ANU after criticism of fossil fuel divestment 13.10.2014 The Guardian -- Front Page

Joe Hockey had called on the university to reconsider its decision to jettison investment in seven companies

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Coal, Obama weigh heavy in Rahall's toughest West Virginia re-election in almost 4 decades 12.10.2014 Star Tribune: Politics
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Satellite data shows surprising methane hotspot in US southwest 10.10.2014 Guardian: Environment

Leakage of powerful greenhouse gas over New Mexico, Colorado, Arizona and Utah is likely to be from coal mines

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Satellite sees hot spot of methane in US Southwest 10.10.2014 AP Top News
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A surprising hot spot of the potent global-warming gas methane hovers over part of the southwestern U.S., according to satellite data....
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Carmichael mine: Indian conservation group joins legal battle with Adani 9.10.2014 Guardian: Environment

Conservation Action Trust challenges approval of Australias largest coal mine, whose coal would be burned in India

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Fact Checker: 4 Pinocchios for a misguided ‘big money’ coal attack by Alison Grimes 7.10.2014 Washington Post: Politics
“What Mitch McConnell doesn’t want you to know is that he and his wife personally took $600,000 from anti-coal groups, including New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s anti-coal foundation.” —new television ad from Democratic Senate nominee Alison Lundergan ...
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During the miners strike, Thatchers secret state was the real enemy within | Seumas Milne 3.10.2014 Guardian: Comment is Free
The Tory leaders determination to brand not only miners leaders but the Labour party as enemies of democracy was a measure of her extremism and determination for class revenge Thirty years ago, Margaret Thatcher branded striking miners the enemy within. The chilling catchphrase embodied her governments scorched earth onslaught on Britains mining communities and gave the green light for the entire state to treat the miners union as outlaws. Now we know that the Tory prime minister intended to extend the charge of seditious insurrection , not only to leftwing Labour councils in Liverpool and London resisting cuts in services, but against the Labour party as a ...
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Iranian coal miners - in pictures 29.9.2014 The Guardian -- World Latest

International sanctions have hindered the import of heavy machinery and modern technology in all sectors, and coal mining is no exception. Ebrahim Noroozi of the Associated Press documents the working life of Irans miners in the northern province of Mazandanran

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