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Alpha Natural Resources employees make Christmas bright for kids in need Video included

Employees at Alpha Natural Resources are making Christmas bright for kids in need. 


Mooney bill to cut safety disclosures advances

Regular disclosures to investors about publicly traded mining companies' safety violations and worker deaths would no longer be required under legislation sponsored by West Virginia Republican Rep. Alex Mooney.


Senate confirms retired coal boss to oversee mine safety

The Senate has narrowly approved President Donald Trump's selection of a retired coal company executive to oversee U.S. mining safety.


10 coal companies recognized for excellence

Ten coal companies in Southwest Virginia were recognized Monday night with awards of excellence during the Virginia Coal Energy Alliance’s 46th annual fall meeting.


Smithsonian representatives visit Pocahontas mine Video included

A group from Washington, D-C, has been in the town of Pocahontas, Virginia for a few days now, but it had nothing to do with politics. The Pocahontas Exhibition Mine has been playing host to representatives from the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History for several days now. 


Climate activists stage protest at German coal-fired plant


Environmental activists have staged a protest at a German coal-fired power plant to highlight the country's continued use of heavily polluting fossil fuels. More>>

Environmentalist who paved way for EPA changes arrives in Minden Video included

She is the environmentalist whose work exposing a chemical leak in Love Canal, New York, changed the way the Environmental Protection Agency responded to communities wrecked by toxic dump sites. But now, she is taking her fight to Fayette County, where some say another environmental crisis is unfolding in Minden. 


West Virginia signs investment pact with China Energy

West Virginia officials say they have an agreement with China Energy Investment Corp. Ltd. for the company to invest $83.7 billion in shale gas development and chemical manufacturing in West Virginia over 20 years.


Anti-coal protesters march in Germany before climate meet


More than 2,500 anti-coal demonstrators protested in the western German town of Kerpen and at a nearby surface-mining site ahead of an upcoming global climate conference in Bonn. More>>

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