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  • Child miners aged four living a hell on Earth so YOU can drive an electric car

    10/23/2017 8:42:50 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 93 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 10/23/2017 | By BARBARA JONES
    Child miners aged four living a hell on Earth so YOU can drive an electric car: Awful human cost in squalid Congo cobalt mine that Michael Gove didn’t consider in his ‘clean’ energy crusade Sky News investigated the Katanga mines and found Dorsen, 8, and Monica, 4The pair were working in the vast mines of the Democratic Republic of CongoThey are two of the 40,000 children working daily in the mines, checking rocks for cobalt Picking through a mountain of huge rocks with his tiny bare hands, the exhausted little boy makes a pitiful sight.His name is Dorsen and...
  • Send This Story to Everyone You Know Who Drives an Electric Car

    08/08/2017 2:18:14 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 55 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | August 8, 2017 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: Those of you driving a Prius, those of you who have ordered a Tesla, those of you who think that you are saving the planet before it climate change or other horrible acts of nature because you are purchasing an electric car, which means that you are engaging in sustainable, renewable energy, this story is for you. ItÂ’s from the U.K. Daily Mail. Now, weÂ’re gonna link to this story at RushLimbaugh.com, and I want those of you out there to pass this story on to everybody you know that drives an electric car or a hybrid. I donÂ’t...
  • Congress nears deal on help for miners

    04/25/2017 5:22:09 PM PDT · by Timpanagos1 · 14 replies
    The Hill ^ | 4/25/17 | TIMOTHY CAMA,DEVIN HENRY AND JORDAIN CARNEY
    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) said Tuesday that he wants a long-term fix for miners’ healthcare benefits in the next government funding bill, moving Congress closer to a deal on the issue. “I’m in favor of a permanent fix on miners’ healthcare. It’s my hope that that will be included in the final package,” McConnell told reporters Tuesday after meeting with the GOP caucus. The question of what to do about the government-backed healthcare benefits for coal miners has complicated congressional spending debates in the past.
  • DiCaprio’s New Film Portrays Canada’s Oil Sands As “Terryfying”

    10/31/2016 9:01:14 AM PDT · by bananaman22 · 39 replies
    Oilprice.com ^ | 31-10-2017 | Miner
    Nearly six months after massive wildfires close to Canada’s oil sands forced one of the largest evacuations in the country’s history, affecting production, Leonardo DiCaprio’s new climate-change documentary threatens to bring unwanted, negative attention to the industry. Critics are already referring to the scenes shown in the film, particularly an aerial of the oil sands, as “terrifying”. Fisher Stevens, director of Before The Flood, which has been in the works since 2014, recently told Canadian Press he was "really horrified" by how the landscape looked in north-eastern Alberta.
  • Miners rally for bill to protect health, pension benefits

    09/09/2016 7:44:46 AM PDT · by AT7Saluki · 9 replies
    WDAM ^ | 9/8/16 | MATTHEW DALY
    Thousands of unionized mine workers and supporters rallied at the Capitol Thursday to push for a bill that would protect health-care and pension benefits for about 120,000 former coal miners and their families. "We're here today to demand that the right thing be done!" thundered Cecil Roberts, president of the United Mine Workers of America, which organized the rally. "Keep the promise and pass the bill." ...Separately, Democrat Hillary Clinton announced her support for the measure, which would affect retired miners and their families in all 50 states, especially West Virginia, Pennsylvania, Kentucky, Ohio, Illinois, Indiana, Virginia and Alabama. ......
  • Bowie deal falls apart in implosion ( War on Coal : Colorado )

    04/14/2016 7:31:52 AM PDT · by george76 · 8 replies
    Grand Junction Media ^ | April 13, 2016 | Dennis Webb
    Bowie Resources Partners’ purchase of Peabody Energy Corp.‘s Twentymile Mine in Routt County has fallen through, and Peabody has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy reorganization. Peabody, the world’s largest privately owned producer of coal, joins other major coal companies including Arch Coal, owner of the West Elk Mine in the North Fork Valley, in going bankrupt. Arch Coal also is in Chapter 11 reorganization. Bowie, owner of the Bowie No. 2 Mine near Paonia, had agreed to buy Twentymile and two mine properties in New Mexico for $358 million. But Peabody previously had said Bowie was still trying to find...
  • Hillary promises to ‘put a lot of coal miners and companies out of business’

    03/14/2016 10:11:07 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 11 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 03/14/16 | Robert Laurie
    ...But trust her! Normally, if Hillary says she “won’t forget you,” you start looking for a way into some kind of witness protection program. It’s sort of like when a character in a mob movie promises to “take care of you.” The endgame is implied. ...And so it is with America’s coal industry and the people it employees. Except, in the case of fossil fuels, Hillary isn’t even going the double-entendre route. She’s being explicit in her promise to destroy coal companies, and eliminate the jobs they provide. As Hillary says:
  • Supreme Court Keeps Coal Alive…For Now

    02/11/2016 3:23:42 PM PST · by bananaman22 · 17 replies
    Oilprice.com ^ | 11-02-2016 | BArny
    The coal mining industry is in trouble and the Supreme Court holds the industries fate in its hands. Coal has been suffering for years under the dual attack of environmentalists and low natural gas prices. Environmentalists have been pushing utility companies to stop using coal, while low natural gas prices have led many utilities to switch to that cleaner burning and now cheaper fuel as a power source. In an effort to please environmentalist supporters after his election to a second term, the Obama Administration put in place what might be a death sentence for coal mining east of the...
  • Sparks fly in debate over North Fork coal mining ( Jobs & Energy: Colorado )

    01/25/2016 8:57:07 AM PST · by george76 · 18 replies
    Grand Junction Media ^ | January 24, 2016 | Gary Harmon
    Environmental organizations that offered more than 150,000 comments calling on the U.S. Forest Service to reject an agreement to allow additional mining in the North Fork area said the response demonstrated strong public opposition. More like "stuffing the ballot box," said an industry spokesman who noted that the environmental opposition would undermine a bargain fashioned over five years of talks. The Forest Service proposes reinstating the North Fork coal-mining exception to the Colorado Roadless Rule. The exception would allow Arch Coal to extend the West Elk Mine near Somerset below the roadless area. The roadless exemption would allow construction of...
  • Community convenes for Colowyo ( Coal mining & electric power Jobs: Colorado )

    07/31/2015 1:03:52 PM PDT · by george76 · 10 replies
    Steamboat Today ^ | July 31, 2015 | Patrick Kelly
    Craig community leaders hosted a meeting Thursday at Moffat County High School to provide a brief update on the situation at Colowyo Coal Mine, answer questions and facilitate public comment on the Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement’s environmental assessment. Ray Beck, Craig mayor, opened the gathering by telling the audience about the economic significance of Colowyo mine’s 220 jobs to Craig and Northwest Colorado. “This is not the time to slow down,” Beck said, emphasizing the importance of community feedback on the development of the mine’s new environmental assessment. When the OMSRE’s recommendation to approve mining plans for...
  • DEADLINE! Government has Until Midnight to Save Colowyo ( Coal mining Jobs: Colorado )

    07/07/2015 3:06:14 PM PDT · by george76 · 27 replies
    ColoradoPeakPolitics ^ | July 7, 2015
    The community of Craig is holding its collective breath today, waiting on the feds to decide by midnight whether they will bother to challenge a court decision that threatens to shutter the Colowyo Mine. The Interior Department has gobbled up the entire period allotted to them to decide whether to appeal. We can only hope they have used this time wisely to decide in favor of the 200 plus workers whose jobs are on the line. And the lines in the proverbial sands have been clearly drawn. On one side is the radical environmental group WildEarth Guardians, who brought the...
  • Oregon gold miners in BLM dispute call on armed supporters to stand down

    04/17/2015 10:23:14 AM PDT · by redreno · 15 replies
    http://www.oregonlive.com ^ | April 16, 2015 at 8:01 PM | AP
    GRANTS PASS -- A man who owns a gold-mining claim on federal land in southwestern Oregon asked for help defending it after U.S. authorities ordered him to stop work, but he is now telling his armed supporters to back off. Rick Barclay said Thursday that he hoped to prevent his fight with federal regulators from turning into the kind of high-profile standoff at a Nevada ranch last year. He initially called in a local chapter of constitutional activists known as the Oath Keepers because he thought the U.S. Bureau of Land Management would seize the equipment on his mining claim...
  • Sen.-Elect Capito: Will Be 'Extremely Aggressive' in Trying to Rollback EPA Regulations [W.Va]

    11/10/2014 1:17:52 PM PST · by george76 · 44 replies
    CNS News ^ | November 10, 2014 | Melanie Hunter
    Sen.-elect Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) pledged on “Fox News Sunday” to be “extremely aggressive” in trying to rollback some regulations by the Environmental Protection Agency. “Extremely aggressive,” she said when asked how aggressive she would be in the Senate in trying to rollback some of the EPA regulations. “That is my promise to West Virginia. We have lost over the last two years, 5,000 jobs. Those are just coal jobs. “We had several thousand other miners who are what are called a warn notice, meaning they're potentially going to be losing their jobs. That doesn't even count the transportation job,...
  • Union Workers Protest Obama's EPA Regs: 'Don’t Even Mention His Name'

    10/09/2014 10:36:06 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 26 replies
    CNSNews ^ | October 9, 2014 | Ali Meyer & Craig Millward
    (CNSNews.com) - The United Mine Workers of America held a rally Tuesday in Washington, D.C., to protest Environmental Protection Agency regulations that they claim would destroy the nation’s coal industry and coal-related jobs while doing nothing to address climate change. On Tuesday, current and retired workers convened at Freedom Plaza, then marched to EPA offices to protest EPA’s proposed Clean Power Plan, part of President Obama’s larger climate-change agenda, which aims to cut carbon pollution by imposing state-by-state emissions standards and fines for failure to meet those standards. CNSNews.com asked protesters, “If you could tell President Obama anything about these...
  • This brazen cynicism of Putin's words about "drunken miners"

    04/19/2014 6:41:59 AM PDT · by UMCRevMom@aol.com · 8 replies
    censor.net ^ | 4-19-2014
    04/19/14 14:48 "What do you know about the Sun, if you've never been in mine!" Chairman of the Independent Trade Union of Miners of Ukraine Mykhailo Volynets called the statement of Russian President Vladimir Putin relatively Ukrainian miners cynical. During straight line with the Russians and residents of Crimea, Putin said that the sea on the peninsula is very dirty and there bathe drunken miners. "This is a cynical attitude brazen man who believes that he reckless. Miners - noble people and they just despise such a man," - said in comments Volinets TSN.ua about saying Putin tells Tsenzor.NET. In...
  • FinCEN Declares Bitcoin Miners, Investors Aren’t Money Transmitters

    01/30/2014 7:40:45 PM PST · by Errant · 4 replies
    Coin Desk ^ | 30 January 2014 | Pete Rizzo
    The US Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) published two new rulings on 30th January that aim to bring clarity as to which players in the virtual currency space will fall under the Bank Secrecy Act’s (BSA) definition of a money transmitter. FinCEN said that miners who mine virtual currency for their own use, as well as companies that purchase and sell convertible virtual currency solely as an investment aren’t subject to this law.
  • Nevada sage grouse critic calls feds closed-minded

    12/17/2013 8:19:03 PM PST · by george76 · 34 replies
    ap ^ | December 16. 2013
    Elko County Commissioner Grant Gerber suggested the BLM and U.S. Forest Service are seeking comment on a regional sage-grouse conservation plan only to placate critics of the push to protect the greater sage grouse, which is found in 11 Western states, including Nevada, Utah, Idaho and Oregon. Ranchers, miners, energy developers and state officials fear restrictions on the use of public lands in sage grouse habitat would have deep economic consequences in the rural West. Former Republican Assemblyman John Carpenter said he believes the government is determined to list the chicken-sized game bird as part of a bigger strategy to...
  • Miners head to Washington Tuesday for coal rally

    10/29/2013 11:09:32 AM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 17 replies
    WPXI via AP ^ | 10-29-2013 | WPXI via AP
    The Associated Press CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Miners from West Virginia, Virginia and other states are joining 30 members of Congress in Washington, D.C., to rally against regulatory polices they say are killing jobs in coal country. Count on Coal's Rally for American Energy Jobs is Tuesday outside the U.S. Capitol. National Mining Association President Hal Quinn says the administration needs to hear from workers who produce the coal that creates 40 percent of the nation's electricity.
  • Bitcoin mining difficulty to increase to 1,563,715,200. [Vanity]

    10/25/2013 8:16:36 PM PDT · by Errant · 51 replies
    NA | NA
    Bitcoin mining difficulty is increasing now exponentially with more and more ASIC miners coming online. Today the difficulty increased by 45% to 390 million. In a little over 2 days, difficulty level is predicted to increase by 300% to 1.6 billion. When I first started paying attention in May of this year, the difficulty level was only 10 million. Not sure what this will mean for bitcoins or the price theroof. I'm curious what those Freepers who mine or have bitcoins think?
  • Zimbabwe's "Blacks-Only" Stock Exchange Takes 'Financial Innovation' And Racism To New Highs

    08/07/2013 6:44:52 AM PDT · by Rusty0604 · 15 replies
    Zerohedge ^ | 08/07/2013 | Tyler Durden
    The country which over the past decade is most synonymous with "financial innovation" of the less than desirable kind, such as hyperinflation, complete currency and economic collapse and wholesale property confiscation, has just taken financial central-planning brilliance to the next level and following dictator Robert Mugabe's "reelection" has announced plans to open a new and "racially exclusive" stock exchange, allowing blacks alone to trade. And not trade just anything, but shares of recently nationalized foreign companies, most of which are South African-owned miners. Or rather were, because following the most recent nationalization round, Zimbabwe would take a 51% stake in...