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1 HOUR AGO - Wall Street Journal

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EPA Emissions Plan Draws Protest

Several thousand unionized coal miners, electrical workers and others gathered on Thursday to protest the Obama administration's proposed rule to curb carbon emissions from the nation's power plants.

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1 HOUR AGO - TheStreet

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How Will Alpha Natural Resources (ANR) Stock Be Affected By Mine Closures?

NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Alpha Natural Resources  announced that eight operating affiliates notified their employees late yesterday that the coal mines and other facilities where they work are subject to being idled due to sustained weak market conditions and government regulations that have challenged the entire Central Appalachian mining industry. Shares of Alpha Natural Resources closed down 1.74% to $3.39 ...

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4 HOURS AGO - NPR

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Tensions Stir At EPA Hearings On New Emission Rules

As the EPA develops new carbon emission rules for existing power plants, the agency is holding a series of public hearings around the country, where coal industry advocates made their concerns known.

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16 HOURS AGO - Miami Herald

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1,100 layoffs planned at Alpha coal mines in W.Va.

Alpha Natural Resources said Thursday it expects to lay off 1,100 workers at 11 southern West Virginia surface coal mines by mid-October, citing dismal markets and federal regulation.

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18 HOURS AGO - Huffington Post

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New Coal Dust Rules Go Into Effect In Effort To Curb Black Lung Disease

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The Obama administration's push to reduce black lung disease by limiting coal dust in mines is taking effect. Initial requirements of the U.S. Department of Labor's coal dust rule become effective Friday. It was proposed in 2010. New requirements include increased dust sampling in mines and citations when coal operators don't take immediate action for high ...

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