West ia''s Coal Baron Governor Owes Millions in Fines ...

2021-11-24 · West ia''s Coal Baron Governor Owes Millions in Fines Jim Justice''s operation is a major scofflaw, ignoring court orders and failing to pay its taxes.

Coal Companies Belonging To WV Gov. Justice''s Family …

2019-6-12 · Coal companies controlled by the family of West ia Gov. Jim Justice have agreed to a settlement covering millions of dollars in overdue property taxes in four eastern Kentucky counties: Harl

Scientists: Mountaintop Removal Dust Promotes Lung …

2014-10-17 · For the first time, scientists have shown a direct connection between mountaintop removal coal mining dust and cancer. The team of scientists, mainly from West ia University''s Mary Babb Randolph Cancer Center, Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, and Center for Cardiovascular and Respiratory Science, posted the peer-reviewed study …

Sweeping coal mine reclamation deal reached

2014-8-20 · Kentucky had threatened to suspend eight Justice Companies mining permits on June 26, then granted extension to Aug. 11. Settlement boosts bonding but cuts fines.

Two miners killed in Kentucky mine collapse

2010-4-30 · Two miners were buried Wednesday night by a roof collapse in the western Kentucky Dotiki Mine. The mine, owned by billion-dollar coal company Alliance Resource Partners, has an extensive record of ...

MSHA

2021-12-1 · For ease of comparison with other metal and nonmetallic mineral mining industries and with coal mining, summary reference tabulations are included at the end of both the operator and the contractor sections of these reports. As of the end of 2012, Injury Experience Reports are no longer being produced.

Kentucky Seeks Action Against WV Gov''s Coal Companies ...

2021-10-1 · The Kentucky Energy and Environment Cabinet asked a circuit judge this week to enforce an agreement over reclamation violations against Justice; his son, Jay Justice; and several family coal companies. It included a $3 million penalty, plus interest, the Lexington Herald-Leader reported. In a motion filed in Franklin County, the Kentucky agency ...

Coal dust: Mine managers in federal fraud trial in Kentucky

2021-11-9 · LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Four former coal mine officials are being tried on criminal fraud charges in Kentucky for allegedly skirting federal rules meant to reduce deadly dust in underground mines.

Blackjewel Miners Continue Protest As Bankruptcy Hearing …

2019-8-2 · August 2, 2019. Miners left unpaid by the bankrupt Blackjewel coal company say they are prepared to keep up their protest on railroad tracks in Harlan County, Kentucky, where they are blocking delivery of a load of coal. As their protest grows and gains attention, a bankruptcy court hearing on Monday could determine whether and when the miners ...

Employees laid off at Poplar Grove Mine in McLean Co.

2020-2-18 · MCLEAN CO., Ky. (WFIE) - Employees tell us several employees were let go Monday at the Poplar Grove Mine in McLean County. We reached out to Hartshorne Mining Group LLC in Rumsey, which is part of ...

Kentucky seeks action against WVa gov''s coal companies

2021-9-30 · Kentucky seeks action against WVa gov''s coal companies. FILE - In this March 12, 2020, file photo, West ia Gov. Jim Justice speaks during a news conference at the State Capitol in Charleston, W.Va. Justice said that 745 of the record 893 people hospitalized, or 85%, for the coronavirus on Wednesday, Sept. 15, 2021, are unvaccinated.

Coal Country

2021-6-22 · The strike lasted 110 days. When it was settled, coal miners were forced to pay for part of their health care for the first time in 30 years, they lost their pension benefits, and they lost the right to strike over local issues. By 2014, coal mining had …

Coal company facing fines no longer mining in Ky.

2021-11-23 · Nov 23, 2021. Topic. Climate + Accountability. West ia Governor Jim Justice used coal to propel himself into public office in the coal-friendly state, but a …

7 months into strike, Alabama coal miners keep the fire ...

2021-11-5 · Alabama coal miners and their families have been on strike against Warrior Met Coal since April 1, facing violence from scab workers while courts strip their legally protected right to …

Burning Up People to Make Electricity

1974-7-1 · Among coal miners, Harlan County, Kentucky, is known as "Bloody Harlan." The name comes from a series of United Mine Workers strikes and labor-management battles which ended in a gunfight between ...

Kentucky Environmental Sanctions Plummet Under Beshear

2015-11-9 · Frasure Creek was a coal mining company operating in Eastern Kentucky. Like every other coal operator in the commonwealth, the company was required to self-report its water pollution in quarterly ...

19 Rare Vintage Photos That Show Kentucky''s Coal Mining ...

2016-12-30 · Miners worked until they couldn''t physically take it any longer, or until they miraculously found work outside the mine. Sergent is carrying a pole in his right hand. It''s to provide extra support as he was forced to walk bent over in the …

West ia governor in trouble again for his coal mines ...

2021-11-23 · Nov 23, 2021. Topic. Climate + Accountability. West ia Governor Jim Justice used coal to propel himself into public office in the coal-friendly state, but a …

This Retired Coal Miner Has Black Lung Disease. He''s ...

2016-6-8 · Under the law, mine operators must keep the coal dust in the mine atmosphere at a reasonable level, to guard against black lung and the possibility of a mine explosion. Before the system was recently overhauled, miners would …

Former coal company execs to go on trial for skirting ...

2021-11-6 · FILE - This April 14, 2009, file photo, shows the new Parkway underground mine in Central City, Ky. A group of former coal company officials …

Ex-mine official says he was told to cheat coal dust rules ...

2021-11-15 · LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Federal prosecutors ended their case against four former coal company executives on Monday after a former safety director testified about how he attempted to cheat ...

Repairing the Damage

2021-10-12 · energy shift away from fossil fuels. In less than a decade, the Ohio Valley Region - including Kentucky, West ia, Ohio and Pennsylvania, has lost 25,000 coal mining jobs and nearly 13,000 oil and gas jobs. In addition, 34 coal-burning facilities in the region have closed in the past decade, resulting in the loss of thousands more jobs.

Coal dust: Former mine managers face fraud trial in Kentucky

2021-12-1 · FILE - Coal is hauled out of the Midway mine Tuesday, April 14, 2009, in Centertown, Ky. A group of former coal company officials will go …

Securities Registration Statement (simplified Form) (s-3)

2021-11-19 · We are a pure play metallurgical coal company with 262 million tons of high-quality metallurgical coal reserves. We believe our advantaged reserve geology provides us with higher productivities and industry leading lower cash costs. Our development portfolio primarily includes four properties: Elk Creek, Berwind, RAM Mine and Knox Creek.

McConnell''s coal record has become a hot topic in his ...

2019-9-24 · In Eastern Kentucky, mining jobs have slid 88% since 1984 — when McConnell was first elected to the Senate — from 29,801 to 3,449, as mechanization increased, companies embraced more ...

Coal Mines Keep Operating Despite Injuries, Violations …

2014-11-13 · Coal Mines Keep Operating Despite Injuries, Violations And Millions In Fines An NPR investigation found thousands of American mine owners fail to pay penalties for safety violations, even as they ...

Russia jails 5 people over coal mine disaster that killed ...

2021-11-28 · Ambulances and fire trucks are parked near the Listvyazhnaya coal mine out of the Siberian city of Kemerovo, about 3,000 kilometres (1,900 miles) east of Moscow, Russia, Thursday, Nov. 25, 2021.

TESTIMONY OF MARY VARSON CROMER BEFORE THE …

2021-6-15 · growing coal bankruptcy and coal mine abandonment crisis. ACLC co-convened a summit in December 2020. During the summit we identified two primary problems facing coalfield communities as coal production declines and coal companies leave – (1) the inadequacy of performance bonds to