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West Virginia News

‘War on coal’ discussion heats up under Biden

By MATTHEW BROWN Associated Press COLSTRIP, Mont. (AP) — Actions by President Joe Biden's administration that could hasten closures of heavily polluting coal power plants and the mines that supply them are reviving Republican rhetoric about a so-called "war on coal" ahead of the November ...

US proposes ending new federal leases in nation’s biggest coal region

By MATTHEW BROWN Associated Press BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — The Biden administration on Thursday proposed an end to new coal leasing from federal reserves in the most productive coal mining region in the U.S. as officials seek to limit climate-changing greenhouse gas emissions from burning the ...

West Virginia miner dies in state’s first reported coal fatality of the year

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A coal miner died Thursday after being injured while operating an excavator at a southern West Virginia mine, Gov. Jim Justice said. Virgil Paynter, of Lynco, was operating an excavator at the CM Energy Operations LP surface mine in Wyoming County, Justice said in a ...