appalachia coal mining

Operations | Coronado Coal, LLC

Locations. We mine coal in Central Appalachia, in what we consider to be some of the best metallurgical coal mining areas in North America. In addition to our three active complexes, Coronado's portfolio includes reserve holdings and idle mine capacity in Central Appalachia and a large contiguous reserve block of high-quality high-volatile ...

UMWA Career Centers, Inc.

We shall continue our program to serve the rural mining communities of Appalachia. We shall work with their children at risk. We shall work to provide job training, education, and job placement opportunities to workers and their families dislocated from the mining industry.

Plundering Appalachia - The Tragedy of Mountaintop-Removal ...

Mountaintop-removal mines in Appalachia are estimated to produce just 5 to 10 percent of total U.S. coal production, and generate less than 4 percent of our electricity—an amount that could be eliminated from the energy supply with small gains in energy efficiency and conservation.

General History of Mining in West Virginia and the Fairmont ...

Coal mining in West Virginia extends as far back as the late 18th century, when local landowners who discovered coal outcrops on their property opened "coal banks" for nearby residents to access for heating.

Annual Coal Report - Energy Information Administration

The Annual Coal Report (ACR) provides annual data on U.S. coal production, number of mines, productive capacity, recoverable reserves, employment, productivity, consumption, stocks, and prices.

Appalachia Turns on Itself - The New York Times

ANYONE traveling on Interstate 77 just north of Charleston, W.Va., can't miss the billboard perched high above the traffic, proclaiming "Obama's No Jobs Zone," a reference to increased regulations on the coal industry and mountaintop removal mining. Like countless other bits of pro-coal ...

-- End Mountaintop Removal Coal Mining

is the product of 14 local, state, and regional organizations across Appalachia that are working together to end mountaintop removal coal mining and create a prosperous future for the region.

- APPALACHIAN COALFIELDS

Culture and images from Appalachia's coalfields. A Scrapbook of Appalachian Coal Towns. Online since 2001. as seen in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Trump administration halted a study of mountaintop coal ...

A key National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine study on coal mining in the Appalachian Mountains is under review over whether it's worth the money.

— What is mountaintop removal coal mining ...

is the product of 14 local, state, and regional organizations across Appalachia that are working together to end mountaintop removal coal mining and create a prosperous future for the region.

What Is Mountaintop Removal Mining? | Earthjustice

Mountaintop removal coal mining, often described as "strip mining on steroids," is an extremely destructive form of mining that is devastating Appalachia.

Appalachia's struggling coal communities find hope in ...

An energy technology company's decision to open a new manufacturing facility in Pikeville, Kentucky, the heart of Appalachia coal country, has delivered a ray of hope to a region hard-hit by the downturn in U.S. coal production. The company, EnerBlu Inc., last week officially moved its ...

Coal Mining in Appalachia - The Moonlit Road

History of coal mining in southern Appalachia, and how it radically transformed the region.

Trump administration halts research on mountaintop removal ...

The Trump administration has ordered researchers to stop work on an independent evaluation of potential health effects from mountaintop removal coal mining.

Quick Facts about Coal and its Benefits

Find out what coal does for you everyday and how coal can help make a better future for America.

Appalachian Ohio: Where Coal Mining, Fracking, & Politics ...

Belmont County. Once the heart of Ohio Coal Country, Belmont Co. is now a major player on the hydraulic fracturing landscape, as well. Given the growing influence of Mr. Murray and the coal industry writ large we thought it was time to do a deep dive into how Mr. Murray's Appalachian Ohio home county of Belmont and surrounding counties have ...

Mountaintop removal mining - Wikipedia

Mountaintop removal mining (MTR), also known as mountaintop mining (MTM), is a form of surface mining at the summit or summit ridge of a mountain. Coal seams are extracted from a mountain by removing the land, or overburden, above the seams.

Trump signs bill undoing Obama coal mining rule | TheHill

President Trump on Thursday signed legislation ending a key Obama administration coal mining rule. The bill quashes the Office of Surface Mining's Stream Protection Rule, a regulation to protect waterways from coal mining waste that officials finalized in December. The legislation is the second ...

In Life After Coal, Appalachia Attempts to Reinvent Itself

In Life After Coal, Appalachia Attempts to Reinvent Itself The decline of the mining industry started long before the Obama administration and will likely continue even with Trump in the White House.

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