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Unions sue Trump administration on mining safety

The unions, collectively, represent thousands of coal and metals miners, including about 1,000 UMWA members in Southwestern Pennsylvania.

Mining Equipment Market 2020 Dynamics, Key Segments and Size, Share Analysis by 2026
Bandera County Courier

... market research report on “Mining Equipment Market By Equipment (Surface Mining, Underground Mining, Crushing, Pulverizing & Screening, Drills ..

Unions Sue DOL To Force Virus Safety Rule For Miners

Representatives for the Mine Safety and Health Administration did not immediately respond to requests for comment. The United Mine Workers of ...

Mine review commission extends suspension of in-person hearings
Safety+Health magazine

FMSHRC, which handles appeals of citations and penalties assessed against mine operators by the Mine Safety and Health Administration, has issued ...

US coal miners seek federal Covid-19 protection
Mining Technology

The petition asserts that the US Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) has failed to issue emergency temporary standards for infectious ...

Court rejects AFL-CIO lawsuit to force OSHA to issue an emergency temporary standard
Safety+Health magazine

... sent a letter to Secretary of Labor Eugene Scalia, accusing DOL, OSHA and the Mine Safety and Health Administration of being “missing in action.

Public expresses alarm over proposed coal mine inspection rule
Casper Star-Tribune Online

... and state regulatory efforts," the Interstate Mining Compact Commission wrote in its comment. Blackjewel coal miners reach settlement over lawsuit, ...

Unveiling reforms in India's coal sector
Hindustan Times

The government will also ensure that the welfare of coal miners in private mining is at par with the status of workers in CIL. Such bold moves have the ...

Coal production in Russia continues to decline
The Times Hub

In June, coal mining in Russia is expected at the level of 30.4 mln tonnes, informed the press service of the Ministry. In the same month in 2019, ...

Vectren Will Close Coal Units, Add Renewables
POWER magazine

The Indiana Coal Council, a trade association for the coal industry in the state, has lobbied state lawmakers to reject utilities' plans to shutter coal ...

Larimer County coal-fired power plant will close 16 years early as Colorado speeds move toward ...
The Colorado Sun

Platte River Power Authority will shut down the coal-burning unit at its Rawhide power plant in 2030, 16 years ahead of schedule, to try to make good ...

Report: Montana coal production down amid declining demand
San Francisco Chronicle

U.S. Energy Information Administration found that coal mines produced 32.8 million tons this last fiscal year compared to 36.1 million tons a year earlier, ...

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