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Alpha Natural Resources to close last Kentucky mine

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — An Alpha Natural Resources spokesman says the company plans to lay off 117 people when it shuts down a Kentucky coal mine in November. Spokesman Steve Hawkins tells the Lexington Herald-Leader (http://bit.ly/2c3rNQj ) that the company has issued a required 60-day layoff notice at the Process Energy Mine in Pike County, which is set to be ...

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Montana still analyzing coal mine after sponsor shelves it

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Montana officials will keep studying the potential effects of a major coal mine near the Wyoming border, despite a bankruptcy filing by its sponsor Arch Coal and its suspension of the project that could produce 20 million tons of coal a year, a state official said Thursday. Regulators want to determine to what extent streambeds need ...

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Russian coal mine accident kills 36, including 5 rescuers

Russian coal mine accident kills 36, including 5 rescuers

MOSCOW (AP) — A methane gas leak at a coal mine in Russia’s far north triggered three explosions that ignited fires and partially collapsed the mine, killing 36 people, officials said Sunday. The dead included five rescue workers and a mine worker who were killed early Sunday when the third explosion rocked the Severnaya mine in Vorkuta, a town north ...

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Four Corners Economic Development to intervene in PNM case

power station

FARMINGTON — The county’s economic development group intends to become more involved next week in a plan before the state Public Regulation Commission that could determine whether the San Juan Generating Station continues to operate, the group’s chief executive officer said. “It’s absolutely necessary now,” Four Corners Economic Development CEO Ray Hagerman said. If the PRC denies the plan, officials ...

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Coal and gas producer Consol Energy trims budget, dividend

Coal and natural gas producer Consol Energy Inc lowered its 2015 budget for oil and gas operations by 13 percent to $800 million, the second cut this year, and slashed dividend as it struggles to cope with dismally low commodity prices. The company, which also posted a surprise quarterly loss, said it expected the steps to help it turn free ...

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Consol Energy widens loss, cuts spending

As Consol Energy Inc. promised a week ago, the Cecil-based energy company posted a loss for the past quarter and outlined spending cuts for the next year-and-a-half to weather a stubbornly long period of depressed oil, gas, and coal prices. Consol reported a net loss of $603 million, or $2.64 per share, down from a loss of $25 million, or ...

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Feds to boost mine blasting emissions rules

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — The federal agency in charge of environmental protection at surface mines including Wyoming’s huge open-pit coal mines has agreed to work toward regulating the toxic chemicals that sometimes get ejected into the air during blasting. Occasionally not all explosive used in a mine blasting operation ignites. When that happens, a toxic, orange-colored cloud containing nitrogen oxide can ...

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Acid mine drainage: Could it be used for fracking?

Acid mine drainage

CLINTON TOWNSHIP — From the road, it looks like any other waste water treatment plant tucked into a remote hillside in southeastern Butler County. But a closer look reveals it’s bringing in not sewage but bright-orange groundwater from an abandoned coal mine nearby. With fracking as an impetus, it could be the next step in solving one of the state’s ...

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First ND coal mine since the 1970’s approved

Forum News Service reported today that a permit for a coal mine in western North Dakota has been approved. The site will be called the Coyote Creek Mine and will be located 10 miles southwest of Beulah. Coyote Creek Mining Co. is a subsidiary of the North American Coal Corp.  This will be the first new coal mine in the ...

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