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  • Bill seeks fairer treatment for black lung victims

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Sens. Jay Rockefeller and Bob Casey unveiled legislation Thursday aimed at ensuring fairer treatment for coal miners with black lung disease who are pursuing benefits claims. The bill by the two coal-state senators comes after an investigation by the Center for Public...

  • Appeal filed over Oregon ruling on coal project

    Ambre Energy, the Port of Morrow and the state of Wyoming filed the appeal with the Oregon Court of Appeals on Tuesday as the parties hope to keep the prospects of shipping coal from the West Coast to energy-hungry Asian markets alive.

  • Company may limit iron mine to 1 Wisconsin county

    MILWAUKEE (AP) — A company that wants to develop an iron ore mine in northwestern Wisconsin might limit the project to only one county instead of two, a company spokesman said Thursday. Gogebic Taconite is considering building the mine solely in Iron County because of opposition from officials...

  • Trapped miners rescued in Nicaragua; 5 remain

    BONANZA, Nicaragua (AP) — Rescue workers and trapped miners alike frantically dug away at opposite sides of rock and mud that blocked a Nicaragua gold mine, finally succeeding in freeing at least 20 men. Efforts to reach five miners still missing continued Saturday. Antonio Diaz said the miners...

  • Raw: Miners Rescued After Mine Shaft Collapses

    The first 11 of 24 miners trapped by a collapse in a mine in northern Nicaragua have been rescued, and crews were working early Saturday to free more, officials said. The men had been trapped for more than 24 hours. (August 29) AP TELEVISION - AP CLIENTS ONLY Bonanza, Nicaragua - 29 August...

  • Feds seen as more lenient than Oregon and Washington on coal exports

    The Obama administration has signaled that it might be more willing than Oregon and Washington to allow coal exports from the states. 

  • Oregon agency stings coal industry as it nixes key permit

    An Oregon agency dealt a blow to the coal industry Monday night, denying a necessary permit for a proposed export terminal and boosting environmentalists' hopes of scuttling U.S. coal exports from the West Coast.

  • Expected Oregon ruling could kill coal industry's hopes for U.S. exports to Asia

    An Oregon state agency is expected to decide Monday whether developers can build a proposed coal export terminal, a ruling that would have broad ramifications for the coal industry's ability to tap into energy-hungry Asian markets.



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