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Four mines apply for permits in Southern W.Va.

Four new mining operations have received permits from the West Virginia Dept. of Environmental Protection (DEP).  


Feds: Kentucky coal mines supervisors cheated on dust samples

Eight former supervisors and safety officers at a Kentucky coal company were indicted Wednesday on federal charges that they rigged dust monitoring in underground mines, forcing miners to work in the kind of dirty conditions that can lead to black lung disease.


Trump replacement for Obama climate plan moves forward

The Trump administration is advancing its plan to replace the centerpiece of President Barack Obama's efforts against global warming with a new rule expected to be friendlier to the coal industry.


Kentucky mines linked to West Virginia governor are hiring

Three Kentucky surface mines with connections to West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice plan to hire 150 employees in an area where coal jobs have declined over the past decade.


EPA's new chief is former coal lobbyist, Senate staffer Video included


The new leader of the Environmental Protection Agency is a former coal industry lobbyist. More>>

Judge rules against group seeking Koch Foundation gift info

A judge has ruled against a group seeking details of the Koch Foundation's gifts to a Virginia university.


Study looks at ways to control dust coal miners breathe

A new report examines the way coal dust inhaled by miners is regulated as health and safety officials grapple with an increase in cases of severe black lung disease in Appalachia.


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