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Harlan County coal company accused of discriminating against miner

JRL Coal Inc is accused of wrongly firing a miner for raising a safety concern, according to the Lexington Herald-Leader.

Applications sought for mine-reclamation projects

Prior projects include adventure campgrounds, drone facility.

Kentucky officials worry bankrupt mines may abandon cleanup

Officials say Blackjewel LLC and Revelation Energy might leave taxpayers with a bill for millions in mine reclamation costs.

Recovery operation underway at Kentucky coal mine

Kentucky officials say a recovery operation is underway at a coal mine where an explosion caused a 62-year-old worker to fall.

Worker killed in machine accident at West Virginia coal mine

West Virginia regulators say a coal mine employee has died in a machinery accident.

West Virginia coal mine with 400 workers closing

A West Virginia coal mine that employs about 400 workers is closing after a deal to sell it fell through.

Rules protecting coal miners’ dust exposure up for review

Three years after the Obama administration lowered the allowable limits for miners' exposure to coal dust, the Trump administration has brought the standards up for review.

Kentucky mine employee sentenced for violating safety law

An employee at a Kentucky coal mine has been sentenced for violating the federal Mine Safety and Health Act.

Company constructing new coal mine in western Kentucky

The mine would sell coal that's used to generate electricity at power plants, a sector of coal that has been in steep decline in Kentucky and parts of Appalachia.

Sediment leaks into creek from Harlan County coal mine

State regulators have shut down operations at a Harlan County coal mine after sediment leaked into a creek.

Coal mine supervisor pleads guilty to safety violation

A former supervisor of a coal mine near Pineville, Kentucky, has pleaded guilty to violating a mandatory safety standard that led to the death of an employee.

Ex-Patriot workers begin applying for jobs with Blackhawk

Former Patriot Coal workers have begun applying for jobs with Blackhawk Mining.

Mine safety agency seeks injunction against coal operator

The U.S. Mine Safety and Health Administration is seeking an injunction to stop an eastern Kentucky coal mine operator from interfering with safety inspectors.

Groups say Ky. mine filing false reports again

Environmental groups say an eastern Kentucky coal company that was caught falsifying water quality reports several years ago is at it again.

A timeline of events in Upper Big Branch disaster

Former Massey Energy CEO Don Blankenship was indicted by a federal grand jury Thursday on numerous counts of conspiracy, making him the highest-ranking executive charged in the April 2010 underground explosion that killed 29 men at the Upper Big Branch Mine in Montcoal, West Virginia. Here is a timeline of major events in the Upper Big Branch disaster in southern West Virginia, beginning with the explosion:

Ex-coal mine chief joins small club: charged CEOs

Don Blankenship joined a small club when he was indicted on federal charges in the 2010 West Virginia mine explosion that killed 29 people.

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