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Archive: Coal

Updates on the Robena preparation plant site, and a short survey for those who live nearby

By Ethan Story / May 10, 2021
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Community Advocates Welcome Manchin’s RECLAIM Act & AML Reauthorization Bills

By Veronica Coptis / April 30, 2021
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 29, 2021 View as Webpage Media Contact: Trey Pollard, 202-904-9187, trey@pollardcommunications.com Infrastructure Bills Led by Five Senators Work Hand-in-Hand to Restore & Reclaim Abandoned Mine Sites to Create At Least 13,000 Jobs in Coal-Impacted Communities  With coal communities more in need of support and investment than ever before, today Senator Joe […]

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Dutch Fork Lake: We Cannot Afford to Lose it Again

By Ethan Story / April 20, 2021
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Tunnel Ridge mine is moving closer and closer to Dutch Fork Lake, located in Washington County. Recently the mine has proposed a revision to add on over 5,300 acres of development mining under the feeder streams to Dutch Fork and Dutch Fork Lake itself. The purpose of development mining is to set up the panels for longwall, full-extraction mining.

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Duke Lake

What is Act 54, and how can we use it to ensure better protection for our communities?

By Ethan Story / March 11, 2021
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The area of Duke Lake in Ryerson Station State Park, after it was drained due to damage from underground coal mining. In 1966, our state enacted a coal mining law known as the Bituminous Mine Subsidence and Land Conservation Act (BMSLCA). The law laid out several requirements and protections to make coal mining safe for […]

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Emissions

What is RGGI and How Will It Benefit Our State?

By Ethan Story / November 19, 2020
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Photo credit: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (https://bit.ly/3nDFILV) Pennsylvania is the third-largest greenhouse gas polluting state and has the fifth dirtiest power plant sector in the nation. To deal with this problem, the Wolf administration has proposed a rule to cut carbon pollution from electric power plants. This would link Pennsylvania to the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (“RGGI,” […]

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Cumberland Mine overhead

Money Pit: Cumberland Closing Looms as Coal Companies Face Rapidly Diminishing Markets

By Nick Hood / September 18, 2020
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In February, while the company was contemplating the $60-million coal-refuse impoundment, David Stetson, CEO of Contura Energy, stated “…it is clear that these properties are not economical and will not be able to deliver the kind of value we strive for in our portfolio.”  I decipher this statement as, ‘the higher-ups at Contura Energy are […]

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