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    Sep

    Anthracite Production Rebounds in First Half of 2017 While Imports Remain Negligible

    Anthracite production increased 16 percent in the first half of 2017. According to figures from the Mine Safety & Health Administration (MSHA), the industry produced a total of 965,250 tons of anthracite from January through June. This compares to 829,000 during the same time period in 2016. The vast majority...

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  • 11

    Sep

    Good Samaritan Cleanup Bill Draws Bipartisan Support from Congress

    Legislation providing liability protection to watershed groups and other “community re-claimers” is gaining traction in Congress. H.R. 2937, which was introduced by Rep. Darin LaHood (R-IL), gives states the primary responsibility for developing and implementing regulations for surface mining operations. The bill has received strong support from both...

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  • 11

    Sep

    MSHA Implements Medical Standards Action

    Plan The U.S. Department of Labor’s Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) has announced it is taking immediate action to address a longstanding issue by implementing an action plan for employees who do not meet the Agency’s medical standards. Some employees have not met medical standards for several years. MSHA inspectors...

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    Aug

    AISI Comments to Trade Violations and Abuses

    The American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI) has submitted comments to the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) reaffirming the steel industry’s concerns regarding the violations and abuses of trade agreements. AISI’s letter was in response to the USTR’s request for public comments. Kevin Dempsey, AISI Senior Vice President...

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