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The Trump administration’s war on coal miners

Tombstones instead of monuments: black lung is back

From today’s New York Times:

Federal investigators this month identified the largest cluster of advanced black lung cases ever officially recorded.

More than 400 coal miners frequenting three clinics in southwestern Virginia between 2013 and 2017 were found to have . . .

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February 22, 2018

I’m sure it’s just a coincidence

Mining execs to meet at Trump hotel where rooms will be $800+ a night

The headline from yesterday’s Intercept:

After Massive Giveaways To Industry, Mining Executives Will Spend Big at Trump's D.C. Hotel

The article explains:

THE CHIEF EXECUTIVES of some of the largest coal and mining companies in the country have chosen the Trump International Hotel in Washington, . . .

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September 15, 2017

Zatezalo part 2: the News-Register praises the nominee (with 9/6 update)

Long-time readers of Wheeling papers, knew this was predictable. This past weekend a former coal company president was nominated to head the Mine Safety and Health Administration. Yesterday we read the glowing article about his nomination; today we read an enthusiastic editorial endorsement in the afternoon News-Register devoid of any . . .

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September 05, 2017

Cheerleading for Trump

So much for Murray Energy

Last week I wrote about Robert Murray and Murray Energy's attempt to get relief for coal fired power plants from the Trump administration. If you follow the coal industry, this was an important story. As the Associated Press reported:

The Trump administration has rejected a coal industry . . .

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August 29, 2017

The future of coal in West Virginia

A couple of times a week I check a Google search page for "coal" that sometimes leads to items for "coal news" on this blog. The search is wide and sometimes gets false hits (coal in Christmas stockings) but I've found that its often a good barometer of what is being said about coal on the Web. While the new Trump . . .

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May 08, 2017

Coal news

A symbolic event with widespread coverage: Britain goes a full day without using coal for electricity

As the New York Times and others reported earlier this week:

Friday was the first full day since the height of the Industrial Revolution that Britain did not burn coal to generate electricity, a development that . . .

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April 28, 2017

A sign of the times

What image comes to mind when you hear the words "public lands"?

As the Huffington Post noted yesterday, it's probably something like this?

Silvrback blog image

That was the photo used on the front page of the United States Bureau of Land Management until Wednesday. Here's what you'll find today:

Silvrback blog image

Yes, that's a large seam of Wyoming coal. To explain the change, the . . .

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April 07, 2017

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