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STB Cuts Off Tongue River

The federal Surface Transportation Board (STB) has killed the future of the planned 42-mile-long Tongue River Railroad, citing the uncertainty of permitting, costs and a continued weak coal market.

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Murray Energy Files New Suit Against EPA

Ohio-based producer Murray Energy (MEC) has once again filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) challenging the agency’s Mercury and Air Toxics Standards (Utility MACT Rule).

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West Virginia DEP Against Alpha Assets Sale

The West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) has reportedly entered a formal opposition to a plan by Alpha Natural Resources to divest operations to some of its lenders as it continues to wade through Chapter 11 bankruptcy organization.

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Black Lung Benefits Act Final Rule is Unveiled

The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) Office of Workers Compensation Programs has issued a final rule for the Black Lung Benefits Act, which the agency said will strengthen health safeguards for coal workers and provide them greater access to health information.

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BLM Seeking Public Input on Federal Coal Program

The U.S. Bureau of Land Management (BLM) will soon be traveling the country to hear comments on its federal coal program at “scoping” meetings while the agency examines the future of the plan.

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