Tag Archives for West Virginia

Alpha cancels WARN notices at WV mines

Some good news for Alpha’s West Virginia mines. Alpha Natural Resources, Inc. (NYSE: ANR) operating affiliates announce that the WARN notices for eight coal mines in West Virginia have expired and the mines and their approximately 750 workers will continue … Continue reading

08. December 2014 by Jason Hayes
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EPA Clean Power Plan called “Irrational, Illegal”

The West Virginia Coal Association described its comments on the EPA’s so-called Clean Power Plan today. Among the comments, was the following warning about how the CPP will necessarily impact the affordability and reliability of our nation’s electricity generation system. … Continue reading

01. December 2014 by Jason Hayes
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Covering for Rockefeller

If Ken Silverstein isn’t  that fond of coal, and is thinking that – if given a chance – he’d vote against Shelly Moore Capito in an upcoming election, he’d do well to just come right out and admit it. His … Continue reading

07. December 2012 by Jason Hayes
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Consol forced to lay off workers as EPA holds up permits

More economic and social damage being wrought by the EPA’s continuing war on coal. Consol Energy, Inc. is being forced to lay off 145 workers and cease much needed infrastructure work in Mingo County West Virginia as chronic EPA inaction … Continue reading

01. November 2012 by Jason Hayes
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Crisis in coal country

A Fox Channel look at the impacts of EPA regulations on coal country – West Virginia. The video features comment from our friends at the American Coalition for Clean Coal Electricity, Jim Clendon from Patriot Coal, and W.Va. Congresswoman Shelley … Continue reading

17. August 2012 by Jason Hayes
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Arch Coal Foundation honors 12 W.Va. teachers

Congratulations to the 12 West Virginia teachers who were honored by the Arch Coal Foundation for their excellence in the classroom. As the Arch Coal news release describes, these teachers are putting in the time and effort to ensure America’s … Continue reading

05. March 2012 by Jason Hayes
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ACC Coal Q&A – Coal Mine Permitting Complications

Dont forget to register for the October 31st, 2011 Coal Q&A webcast Coal Mine Permitting & Complications A Webcast Dialogue on Critical Coal Industry Issues Jason Bostic, Vice President West Virginia Coal Association Monday, October 31st ~ 2:30-4:30 pm Eastern … Continue reading

27. October 2011 by Jason Hayes
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Coal mining helps reduce jobless rate

When McDowell county West Virginia was suffering under a “much worse than average” unemployment rate, they looked to coal to remedy the situation. Both direct and indirect jobs related to mining have helped to pick up the county’s economy this … Continue reading

28. September 2011 by Jason Hayes
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West Virgina will be hard hit by costs of rushed EPA regulations

One more article on the widespread (and growing) news of oncoming economic hardship resulting from the hurried imposition of the most expensive EPA regulations ever imposed on the utility industry. In this article, we learn how new EPA regulations are … Continue reading

15. June 2011 by Jason Hayes
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