coal mining

Society
11:43 am
Tue August 28, 2012

Pleasant Ridge community reacts to proposed surface mine next to Girl Scout camp

End of Girl Scout Road, entrance to Camp Pennyroyal

Proposed zoning for a surface mine is causing quite a stir in Daviess County, Kentucky. The mine would be in a rural area outside of Owensboro called Pleasant Ridge- where mining has existed for decades. This mine, though, would be located next to a Girl Scout camp. Rose Krzton-Presson explores what this means not only for the camp, but for Pleasant Ridge, Owensboro, and Daviess County’s economic growth in recent years. 

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Government
9:00 am
Sun August 19, 2012

Keith Hall Raising Eyebrows for Participating in Kentucky - India Coal Deal

The involvement of a state representative in a major coal deal in Kentucky is raising some eyebrows. Under the terms of a new $7 billion contract, Kentucky coal producers will ship nine million tons of coal a year to India for the next twenty-five years. Representative Keith Hall was instrumental in brokering the deal—and he represents both the people of Kentucky and his own private coal interests.

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Business
12:03 pm
Wed August 1, 2012

Coal Association Applauds Federal Ruling

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Kentucky Coal Association President Bill Bissett is applauding a federal court ruling that found the EPA overstepped its authority in establishing water quality criteria for consideration of mining permits. He calls the decision Tuesday by U. S. District Judge Reggie Walton “a victory for all of Kentucky and West Virginia.”

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Business
11:08 am
Tue July 10, 2012

Patriot Coal Files for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy

A major coal company with mines in Appalachia and Western Kentucky has filed for bankruptcy. In a news release, Patriot Coal said it was undertaking the move to facilitate restructuring.

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