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3:58 pm
Fri May 30, 2014

Kentucky Mine Safety Office to Restructure After Budget Cut


After the Kentucky General Assembly cut the Office of Mine Safety and Licensing budget by more than $4 million, Governor Steve Beshear is mandating it to restructure. The office will become the Division of Mine Safety under the Department of Natural Resources effective June 1.

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6:00 am
Fri December 27, 2013

Illinois Coal Mines Increase in Mining Fatalities


Illinois coal mining deaths increased sharply in the past year from one in 2012 to four in 2013.

Illinois Coal Association President Phil Gonet says the state Department of Natural Resources' Office of Mines and Minerals along with mine operators are using training and new mining technology to improve safety.

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3:39 pm
Thu November 29, 2012

Power Plant Project Good for W. Ky. Coal Industry.


State leaders say a nearly $1 billion project to update pollution controls at a massive Louisville power plant will be a boost for Kentucky's coal industry.

The upgrades at LG&E's Mill Creek Generating Station in southwestern Jefferson County are expected to add about 700 construction jobs. They will also allow the 1,400-megawatt plant to continue to burn coal by meeting stricter federal air regulations that go in force in 2016.

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