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China shuts only undersea coal mine amid production rebound 24.5.2017 AP Business
BEIJING (AP) -- China is shutting down its only undersea coal mine as the government struggles to rein in rising production that threatens to frustrate a planned shift to cleaner-burning fuels....
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China shuts only undersea coal mine amid production rebound 24.5.2017 Seattle Times: Nation & World

BEIJING (AP) — China is shutting down its only undersea coal mine as the government struggles to rein in rising production that threatens to frustrate a planned shift to cleaner-burning fuels. The state-run Global Times said Wednesday the Beizao coal mine in Shandong Province will be shut down in October and 1,580 employees transferred to […]
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A convicted coal executive is still trying to dodge blame for the deaths of 29 miners 24.5.2017 LA Times: Commentary

In the annals of executive chutzpah, one would be hard-pressed to find a more extreme case than Don Blankenship’s efforts to vindicate himself for his role in a huge mine disaster.

Blankenship was chief executive of Massey Energy on April 5, 2010, when an explosion in its Upper Big Branch mine...

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In some rural counties, hunger is rising, but food donations aren't 23.5.2017 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Pantries in southwest Virginia -- where poverty is rampant and coal jobs are vanishing -- will take whatever they can get to stock bare shelves. Some also offer help with health care and job training.
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In Some Rural Counties, Hunger Is Rising, But Food Donations Aren't 23.5.2017 NPR News
Pantries in southwest Virginia — where poverty is rampant and coal jobs are vanishing — will take whatever they can get to stock bare shelves. Some also offer help with health care and job training.
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Trump's plans to cut food stamps could hit his supporters hardest 23.5.2017 Washington Post
There is growing anticipation that the budget to be unveiled Tuesday could incorporate proposals which would eliminate or curtail waivers to adults who live in areas where few jobs are available.
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'Here we still are': What worked and what didn't at U2's 'The Joshua Tree' revival at the Rose Bowl 22.5.2017 LA Times: Commentary

The members of U2 had much more than nostalgia on their minds when they performed their landmark 1987 album, “The Joshua Tree,” from beginning to end Saturday night at the Rose Bowl.

Part of a world tour timed to commemorate the album’s 30th anniversary, the concert was explicitly looking back...

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The Mill That Right-to-Work Built 20.5.2017 Wall St. Journal: Opinion
An entrepreneur is bringing manufacturing jobs back to Kentucky—without protectionism.
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Trump accomplished one thing: American history will now be dated B.T. and A.T. 18.5.2017 Washington Post: Op-Eds
Trump accomplished one thing: American history will now be dated B.T. and A.T.
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Blankenship asks Trump not to punish coal execs 17.5.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
Charleston, W.Va. • A former coal mining executive jailed for conspiring to violate federal mine safety standards has asked President Donald Trump on Tuesday to resist attempts in Congress to enhance criminal penalties for coal executives who violate mine safety and health standards. Don Blankenship, who recently was freed from federal prison, also asked the president in a letter to re-examine a federal investigation into the nation’s worst coal mining disaster in four decades. Blankenship serve... <iframe src="http://www.sltrib.com/csp/mediapool/sites/sltrib/pages/garss.csp" height="1" width="1" > </frame>
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Why we don't hear about the decline in retail jobs 15.5.2017 Minnesota Public Radio: Business
Mine or steel workers' job losses often take the forefront in discussions of the U.S. economy. But department stores have lost 18 times more workers than coal mining since 2001.
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Trump hasn't destroyed the environment — yet. So the fight is on 15.5.2017 LA Times: Commentary

If there’s a silver lining to the toxic cloud hovering over the White House, it’s that our science-denying president hasn’t caused too much damage to the environment. Yet.

But nearly four months into the Trump administration, the risks to the nation’s air, land and water are large and looming,...

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Former coal exec is out of jail -- and has a lot to say about the accident that sent him there 13.5.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
The unrepentant one-time Massey Energy chief executive Don Blankenship completed a one year prison sentence this week and immediately took to Twitter and cable television to lambaste the people he says unfairly blamed him for the accident that killed 29 miners in April 2010. Blankenship was convicted of conspiring to violate mine safety and health standards at Massey’s Upper Big Branch Mine, where the accident took place. He received the maximum jail sentence and was fined $250,000. But Massey’s...
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Out of prison, coal exec says he was unfairly blamed for deadly accident 13.5.2017 Washington Post
Massey Energy’s unrepentant former chief executive Don Blankenship took to Twitter and cable television to lash out about who is responsible for a 2010 accident that killed 29 miners in West Virginia.
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Trump takes aim at monuments with oil riches 11.5.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
Bears Ears National Monument in Utah boasts stretches of red-and-yellow sandstone so brilliant they appear to be ablaze and rock structures so precarious they appear to defy gravity. The rugged terrain south of the Colorado River also has reserves of oil and natural gas that are currently off limits to new leasing — restrictions that may end as the Trump administration reviews 27 large-scale monuments his predecessors set aside for protection. Industry groups and Republican lawmakers have praise... <iframe src="http://www.sltrib.com/csp/mediapool/sites/sltrib/pages/garss.csp" height="1" width="1" > </frame>
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Micro Focus shares dive 9% on HP warning 9.5.2017 BBC: Business
Software business Micro Focus drops after it reports HP acquisition revenues are 10% down.
Local officials removed after Chinese mine accident kills 18 9.5.2017 Seattle Times: Nation & World

BEIJING (AP) — Authorities have removed six officials in central China from their positions after 18 workers were killed by a gas leak in a coal mine, state media reported. Those removed included the deputy county chief for Youxian County, Wang Zhuowen, the official Xinhua News Agency said late Monday. Those responsible for the accident […]
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Gas leak in coal mine kills 18 in China 8.5.2017 New Kerala: World News
Gas leak in coal mine kills 18 in China
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EPA dismisses half of its scientific advisers on key board, citing ‘clean break’ with Obama administration 8.5.2017 Washington Post
The move could significantly change the makeup of the 18-member Board of Scientific Counselors, which advises the EPA’s key scientific arm on whether the research it does has sufficient rigor and integrity.
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Gas leak in coal mine in central China kills 18 miners 8.5.2017 Hindu: International
Tragedy occurred when miners were working in the shaft of the mine in Youxian county in Hunan province.
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