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  • 06

    Jun

    Recent Mining Fatalities Spur MSHA Outreach

    In the first three months of 2017, five miners died in accidents that occurred when they were working alone on mine property. To raise awareness of the potential dangers in doing so, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Mine Safety and Health Administration has launched an initiative to focus on the...

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  • 06

    Jun

    Poll Shows Mining’s Environmental Accomplishments Unknown to American Voters

    The vast majority of American voters are unaware of the environmental and technological advancements of today’s mining industry according to new polling, suggesting mining’s legacy skews perceptions. A new poll by Morning Consult for the National Mining Association (NMA) shows less than 10 percent of voters could assess the scale of...

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  • 06

    Jun

    DEP Releases 2016 Reclamation & Re-mining Incentives Report

    The Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) has released tis 2016 “Reclamation and Re-mining Incentive Report.” According to the DEP, since its inception, the incentives developed by the DEP have reclaimed 7,000 acres of abandoned mine lands at an equivalent of $47.4 million in value. According to the 2016 Incentive report,...

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  • 06

    Jun

    Energy Information Administration Releases 2016 U.S. Anthracite Production Figures

    The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) has released final coal production figures for 2016. According to the Federal agency, overall anthracite production declined by 17.6 percent in 2016. Pennsylvania anthracite production totaled 1.61 million tons in 2016. This is compared with 1.95 million tons of anthracite in...

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