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2014 Coal Symposium

 (WVVA) 2014 Coal Symposium sponsored by the Greater Bluefield Chamber of Commerce. 

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Manchin alarmed by new report of rising coal plant retirements

Washington, D.C. –Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) expressed concern after the Government Accountability Office (GAO) released an updated report on the projected number of retiring coal–fired plants in response to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) standards for carbon dioxide emissions. According to the report, approximately 13 percent of coal-fueled generating capacity has either been retired since 2012 or is planned for retirement by 2025, which surpasses the p... More>>

Potential layoffs announced at Patriot Coal mine

CHARLESTON, WV (WVVA) Governor Earl Ray Tomblin issues a statement after Patriot Coal notifies employees of potential layoffs at its Corridor G complex in Boone County... More>>

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