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Mine safety agency gets injunction against coal operator

A judge has granted an injunction that bars an eastern Kentucky coal mine operator from interfering with federal safety inspectors.
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Mining agency holding meetings in Kentucky on new rule

The second of two Kentucky meetings on the U.S. Mine Safety and Health Administration's rule to lower miners' exposure to coal dust is set for later this month.
Mining Violations

June US mine inspections result in 139 citations

Federal inspectors issued 139 citations and three orders at U.S. mine operations in June.
guilty plea

Ex-eastern Kentucky mine inspector pleads guilty to bribery

A former state mine inspector has pleaded guilty in federal court to taking bribes from former Kentucky lawmaker Keith Hall.
Bicycle

Underground bicycle park being built in old Kentucky mine

Miles of dirt trails, jumps and stunt courses for bikes are being built inside an abandoned Louisville mine.
Coal

Virginia coal company to idle coal mines in 2 W.Va. counties

Virginia-based Alpha Natural Resources Inc. says it has notified workers at coal mines in two West Virginia counties that the company plans to idle their operations.
Mining Violations

192 citations issued during Sept. mine inspections

Federal mine safety regulators issued more than 190 citations during special impact inspections at U.S. mines in September.
Mining

190 citations issued during MSHA mine inspections

Federal impact inspections at U.S. mine operations in July resulted in 190 citations and eight orders.
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Clark Co. Residents Fight Proposed Rock Quarry

The Allen Company wants to build a 80 acre open-pit mine across the Kentucky River in Clark County, but is facing resistance from local residents
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Clark Co. Residents Fight Proposed Rock Quarry

The Allen Company wants to build a 80 acre open-pit mine across the Kentucky River in Clark County, but is facing resistance from local residents

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