Stories tagged: coal mining
UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 22, 2017, 8:08 p.m.
US approves 60-million ton expansion of Montana coal mine
U.S. officials have approved a 60-million ton expansion of a southeastern Montana coal mine that serves one of the largest power plants in the western United States, Interior Secretary Ryan …
Thu., Nov. 23, 2017, 5:25 a.m.
Rich Landers: ‘Environmentalists’ eventually forced out of their closets
What would you do if something threatened your favorite mountain? While most people don’t do much more than complain and feel sorry for themselves when facing demise off something so …
Tue., May 16, 2017, 11:29 a.m.
Blankenship asks Trump to resist punishing coal execs
Former Massey CEO Don Blankenship has asked President Donald Trump to resist attempts in Congress to enhance criminal penalties for coal executives who violate mine safety and health standards.
Thu., April 13, 2017, 11:40 a.m.
EPA head tells coal miners ‘regulatory assault is over’
Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt has told workers at the nation’s largest underground coal mining complex the “regulatory assault” on the coal industry is over.
Fri., March 17, 2017, 7:54 a.m.
Coal has a pulse, but prospects for jobs are weak
The battered U.S. coal industry is showing flickering signs of life. Yet the prognosis for Big Coal remains dim.
Thu., Feb. 2, 2017, 5:28 p.m.
Congress scraps Obama rules on coal mining, guns
The Republican-controlled Congress on Thursday scrapped Obama-era rules on the environment and guns, counting on a new ally in the White House to help reverse years of what the GOP …
Mon., Dec. 19, 2016, 11:21 a.m.
Obama sets rule to protect streams near coal mines
The Obama administration on Monday set final rules designed to reduce the environmental impact of coal mining on the nation’s streams, a long-anticipated move that met quick resistance from Republicans …
Tue., July 29, 2014, 2:02 p.m.
Clean-air rules assailed as too much, too little
DENVER — Hundreds of people across the country lined up Tuesday to tell the Environmental Protection Agency that its new rules for power-plant pollution either go too far or not …
Thu., Dec. 6, 2012, 3:52 p.m.
Montana coal deal could boost exports to Asia
BILLINGS — A pair of coal companies have struck a deal on a disputed Montana mine that both sides said could boost Asian exports through the West Coast, but won’t …
Wed., April 28, 2010
Appeals hobbled safety enforcement
WASHINGTON – The company that operated the West Virginia coal mine where an explosion killed 29 miners this month was able to “game the system” by using a lengthy appeals …
Thu., April 8, 2010
Rescuers hold ‘sliver of hope’
MONTCOAL, W.Va. – Emergency teams stepped up a desperate rescue effort Wednesday despite fading hopes of finding any survivors two days after a devastating explosion killed at least 25 coal …
Wed., April 7, 2010
West Virginia mine violated safety rules
JULIAN, W.Va. – The coal mine rocked by an explosion that killed at least 25 workers in the nation’s deadliest mining disaster since 1984 had been cited for 600 violations …
Tue., April 6, 2010
Blast in coal mine kills 25
MONTCOAL, W.Va. – An explosion at a remote coal mine with a history of safety problems killed 25 workers, and at least four others were still missing early today more …