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Alpha Natural files for bankruptcy protection

Alpha Natural Resources is filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, the fourth big coal producer to do so within the last two years. The company operates about 60 coal mines throughout Virginia, West Virginia, Pennsylvania, Kentucky, and Wyoming. Coal prices ...

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Coal forecast: Up in 2014, down next year

BILLINGS, Mont. — The U.S. coal mining industry will see a modest and short-lived rebound in 2014, driven by more production in Western states after two successive years of declines, according to a government forecast released Tuesday. The Energy Information ...

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EPA regulations could devastate Maryland mining

WASHINGTON — The Environmental Protection Agency’s restrictions on new coal and natural gas power plants meant to reduce carbon emissions that contribute to climate change would be a disaster for Western Maryland’s coal mining business, industry representatives said. The new ...

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IG: Undervalued coal leases cost U.S. $62 million

BILLINGS, Mont. — A government report says leases on publicly owned coal are undervalued and have cost the U.S. $62 million in potential lost revenues. Tuesday’s report from the Department of Interior Inspector General recommends that the government take quick ...

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Settlement with Md., 11 other states binds power company to stop burning coal

WASHINGTON — One of the largest U.S. electricity producers will stop burning coal at two of its power plants and make deeper pollution cuts at more than a dozen others under a legal settlement reached with the Environmental Protection Agency, ...

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