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Senators Urge Jewell to Lift Leasing Moratorium

A group of nine U.S. senators from across the nation’s coalfields have issued a letter to Department of Interior (DOI) Secretary Sally Jewell calling on the agency to suspend both its review of the current federal coal program and the moratorium placed earlier this year on new coal leases.

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Kangala Breaks Production Record

South African producer Universal Coal said its Kangala operation in the Witbank coalfield, which completed its pit reconfiguration project last quarter, has hit a record 1.04 million metric tons (mt) of run-of-mine (ROM) production.

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Great River Energy Idling Stanton Station

Utility Great River Energy (GRE) announced July 15 that it will retire its Stanton Station plant in Mercer County, North Dakota, by next May, citing an uneconomic operating environment.

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Komatsu to Acquire Joy Global for $3.7B

Joy Global will operate as a separate subsidiary of Komatsu

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Ground Control Conference Returning to West Virginia

Celebrating its 35th year, the International Conference on Ground Control in Mining (ICGCM) is set to return to West Virginia from July 26-28.

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