Then U.S. Energy Department awarded $61.1 million to a multistate environmental partnership to research new ways to capture and store carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases.
The Midwest Regional Carbon Sequestration Partnership project, working with Columbus, Ohio-based Battelle Memorial Laboratories, will test ways to store the gases in underground geological formations, and in land occupied by […]

May 8th, 2008 Tags: Columbus, Energy, energy department, Environment, Gas, greenhouse gas, India, Indiana, Kentucky, Labor, Maryland, Michigan, Midwest, mining, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, U.S. Energy Department, use gas, Virginia, West Virginia

Alpha Natural Resources shares rallied after the mine operator said its first-quarter profit more than tripled on surging coal prices.
The Abingdon, Va.-based company earned $25.5 million, or 39 cents per share, compared with $8.3 million, or 13 cents per share, a year earlier. Revenue was up 20 percent to $516.9 million. Analysts polled by Thomson […]

May 6th, 2008 Tags: Abingdon, Alpha Natural Resources, Coal, Company, Earnings, Kentucky, Mike, mine, mine operator, Mines, Natural Resources, Pennsylvania, Price, Prices, Resources, Shares, Thomson, Thomson Financial, Virginia, West Virginia

The coal industry is so hungry for workers that at least some coal companies are snatching up coal mining engineering students before they make it through four years of college.
“Our mining engineering technology only has about 10 students in the entire program right now,” Roger Owensby said. “Some students start out in the program, but […]

May 4th, 2008 Tags: BDT, Coal, coal mine, coal miner, coal mining, CONSOL, Eastern, Energy, energy field, Gas, Kentucky, mine, Miner, Miners, Mines, mining, Natural Gas, Owen, Pike, Price, technology, Virginia, West Virginia

Nearly 700 people are supposed to get more than $192,000 in back pay from a coal mine operator accused of violating federal labor law. The U.S. Department of Labor says Frasure Creek Mining incorrectly calculated overtime pay for 678 employees for nearly two years from January 2006 through December 2007.

The Labor Department says Frasure Creek also […]

April 13th, 2008 Tags: Coal, coal mine, Company, Department of Labor, Inco, Kentucky, Labor, law, mine, mine operator, Mines, mining, Scott, Scott Depot, U.S. Department of Labor, Virginia, West Virginia

SHARPE RESOURCES CORPORATION: Sharpe has completed letters of intent agreements and deposits to purchase interests in two separate coal mine properties in Eastern Kentucky for $850,000. The projects are expected to close in less than 30 days. One of the projects is located in Pike County, Kentucky and the other is located in Lawrence County, […]

March 24th, 2008 Tags: Canada, Coal, coal mine, coal product, Company, Eastern, Energy, Europe, Exchange, Export, Exports, Kentucky, law, Lawrence County, Market, metal, mine, Mines, mining, mining equipment, Pike, Pike County, Price, Prices, Resources, Securities and Exchange Commission, The TSX Venture

Some 1,500 coal miners staged a mass rally on Thursday on the front lawn of the state Capitol to protest legislation that they fear could eliminate their jobs. The rally came two days after lawmakers narrowly defeated a bill aimed at stopping mining companies from blasting off mountaintops to expose coal deposits.

Gov. Steve Beshear made a […]

March 14th, 2008 Tags: Bill Caylor, Chairman, clean coal technology, Coal, coal mine, coal miner, coal technology, Eastern, electricity, Energy, energy policy, Environment, environmental group, General Assembly, Kentucky, Kentucky Coal Association, law, mine, Miner, Miners, Mines, mining, Richmond, Steve, technology, Valley

The music for this video is now available for download on my Multiply video storage site. Please see my Profile page for the link. Appalachia is a place rich in traditions, music, folk arts and crafts, religious beliefs, and pride but some parts of it are very poor in many other ways. These photos may […]

March 5th, 2008 Tags: Coal, coal mining, coal mining region, Kentucky, Mike, mining, Virginia, West Virginia

Pine Mountain is one of the few “ridge and valley” mountains in Southern Appalachia that overlaps with the central Appalachian coalfield of the Cumberland Plateau. Its folded layers tower above a dozen coalfield counties in Virginia, Kentucky, and Tennessee.
Communities that are 3 centuries old are innovators and survivors in this rugged landscape. Their […]

March 5th, 2008 Tags: America, Coal, coal mining, Counties, Kentucky, mining, Nova, Tennessee, Valley, Virginia

This is our entry about Kentucky coal mining for the C-SPAN StudentCam Competition.Viewed: 168 timesLength: 09:35

March 5th, 2008 Tags: AGM, Coal, coal mining, Kentucky, mining

Nov. 13th 1909, disaster at Cherry IL. Coal mine.
In remembrance to the 259 miner’s who lost their lives I have assembled this video. Find out more about this story at: Every November on the second Sunday the town has special doings including an annual pancake breakfast just two doors north of the library. Come […]

March 5th, 2008 Tags: Coal, coal mine, Environment, Kentucky, Milwaukee, mine, Miner, SUN, Waukee

Drilling 4 Nat Gas and Oil on my property in KentuckyViewed: 968 timesLength: 05:28

March 5th, 2008 Tags: ADB, Gas, gas and oil, Kentucky, Oil

Environmental groups across Appalachia spoke out at public hearings in four states on a Bush administration-backed proposal to relax restrictions preventing mining activity near waterways. The groups oppose exempting valley fills , in which rubble from mountaintop removal mining is dumped in nearby valleys , from the 20-year-old rule restricting mining activity near streams.

“Enough is enough!” […]

October 25th, 2007 Tags: Audi, Bush, Bush administration, Charleston, Coal, coal mining, Company, Eastern, Environment, environmental group, environmental groups, Huntington, Kentucky, Kentucky Coal Association, Knox, Knoxville, law, mining, National Mining Association, NOx, Office of Surface Mining, Ohio, Oil, Reading, RUB, Stockman, surface coal mining, surface mining, telephone, Valley, Washington, Water, ZAR

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