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16 HOURS AGO - Forbes

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As Coal Jobs Go Up In Flames, New Energy Positions Will Emerge From Ashes

Coal-related jobs are going up in flames, but new ones will emerge from the ashes. That’s the conclusion of a new economic study that examines the Obama administration’s energy policy and its potential impact on the broader economy. Appalachia’s coal counties are smoldering for a multitude of reasons, namely the decline [...]

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APR 25, 2015 - San Francisco Chronicle

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Union sets W.Va. Workers Memorial Day ceremony

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The West Virginia AFL-CIO will hold a ceremony at the state Capitol to remember workers who died on the job last year. The 27th Workers Memorial Day ceremony is set for noon Tuesday. Local and state workers and union representatives will attend the ceremony in front of the West Virginia Coal Miner Statue. West Virginia AFL-CIO ...

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APR 25, 2015 - San Francisco Chronicle

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Japan's views of WWII history rankles some US veterans

WASHINGTON (AP) — Lester Tenney endured three hellish years as a Japanese prisoner during World War II, but with the passing of decades and repeated visits, he's made peace with his former enemy. Yet as Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe prepares to address Congress next week, in the 70th anniversary year of the war's end, something rankles the U.S. military ...

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APR 24, 2015 - San Francisco Chronicle

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Denver judge weighs whether to roll back coal mine approvals

Unlike the previous case, most of the coal at issue has already been dug out of the ground, leaving U.S. District Judge R. Brooke Jackson to decide what, if anything, to do now even if he decides that federal regulators did not pay enough attention to the environmental impacts of coal mining in approving the new mining. While the state ...

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APR 24, 2015 - San Francisco Chronicle

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Denver judge weighs whether to rollback coal mine approvals

DENVER (AP) — A federal judge in Denver who stopped a coal mine expansion because of climate concerns last year is weighing whether to also halt coal mining approved in the last decade in northwestern Colorado. Because of the poor notice, environmentalists say they didn't learn about the changes until 2012 and legal delays prevented the case from being heard ...

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