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The Other Coal Fight: Red States Try to Drain Toxic Waste Ponds

It’s the other dirty problem for U.S. coal — one that could cost utilities billions to clean up. Even as the Trump administration tries to revive the industry, some states are pushing utilities including Duke Energy Corp. and Dominion Energy …

Coal and Cattle Lead Business Damage to Nature: Study

Coal-fired power generation in Asia and cattle ranching in South America are the most damaging businesses for nature with hidden costs that exceed the value of their production, a U.N.-backed report said on Monday. Global output of basic goods from …

MSHA Efforts Aren’t Harming Industry Growth

The federal Mine Safety and Health Administration’s continuing crackdown on the coal industry hasn’t deterred the industry’s growth, director Joe Main said Friday. From April 2010 to June 2011, the number of underground mining employees grew by about 11 percent, …

Kentucky Coal Company Sued Over Flooding Death

A lawsuit filed by residents in southeastern Kentucky blames a mining company’s surface mining practices for stoking a flood that killed a man and damaged homes in Knox County this summer. The suit against Nally & Hamilton Enterprises includes more …

Death Toll Rises to 17 in China Coal Mine Blast

The death toll from a coal mine explosion in southwestern China has risen to 17. The official Xinhua News Agency says 28 miners were in the shaft when the blast occurred Tuesday in Guizhou province. Eleven were rescued and being …

China Coal Mine Blast Kills at Least 13 Workers

Chinese state media say an explosion in a coal mine has killed at least 13 workers. The official Xinhua News Agency says five other workers are missing after the blast Tuesday in a mine in the southwestern province of Guizhou. …

All Sides Mum on $35M West Virginia Slurry Deal

Lawyers, plaintiffs and others are remaining quiet about a $35 million settlement with hundreds of people who say a Massey Energy subsidiary poisoned their wells with coal slurry. More than 300 people gathered at the Kanawha County Courthouse this week …

31 Rail Cars Loaded with Coal Derail in Arkansas

Crews in Little River County are working to remove 31 rail cars loaded with coal that derailed south of Ashdown. The sheriff’s office said Wednesday that U.S. Highway 71 is open, but cleanup of the derailment is continuing. The Texarkana …