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7 HOURS AGO - San Francisco Chronicle

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W.Va. lab appeals revocation of certification

(AP) — A Raleigh County laboratory is appealing a decision by state environmental regulators to revoke its certification to perform water sampling and analysis after a worker pleaded guilty to tampering. The lab conducted water sampling and analysis to ensure that pollutant discharges from coal mining operations into public waterways didn't exceed permitted limits. Attorneys for the citizen group Appalachian ...

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8 HOURS AGO - San Francisco Chronicle

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Carper to visit West Virginia to stump for Tennant

Tennant, West Virginia's secretary of state, faces Republican Congresswoman Shelley Moore Capito for an open Senate seat. Afterward, he will tour the Coalfields Expressway and talk with the King Coal Highway Authority and local leaders in Mullens.

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9 HOURS AGO - San Francisco Chronicle

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Judge ready to bar developers from using Rocky Top

The former coal mining town of Lake City changed its name to Rocky Top in June on the promise that developers would build a multimillion-dollar tourist complex there. House of Bryant Publications owns the rights to the song "Rocky Top," a bluegrass standard that doubles as the unofficial anthem of the University of Tennessee.

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11 HOURS AGO - Forbes

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Can The Clintons Help Carry Coal Country?

When Bob Dylan’s song The Times They Are a-Changin was released in January 1964, it was intended to usher in a new era -- one that would lay to rest Father Knows Best and clear the pathway to free-spirited thinking. Indeed, senators and congressman were asked back then to “heed the [...]

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16 HOURS AGO - The Week

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European Union sets goal to cut greenhouse gas emissions

On Thursday, European Union leaders announced they had reached an agreement to cut greenhouse gas emissions by at least 40 percent below 1990 levels by 2030.The deal wasn't reached easily, the BBC says, with reports stating that compromises were made between countries that rely heavily on coal and those who wanted deep emissions cuts. Herman Van Rompuy, the president of ...

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