News

  • 01

    Jul

    EPA Issues Final Affordable Clean Energy Rule

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has issued the final Affordable Clean Energy (ACE) rule – replacing the prior administration’s overreaching Clean Power Plan (CPP) with a rule that restores the rule of law and empowers states to continue to reduce emissions while providing affordable and reliable energy for all...

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  • 01

    Jul

    New Study Touts Coal’s Economic Contribution to Pennsylvania’s Economy

    A new study commissioned by the Pennsylvania Coal Alliance (PCA) found that coal mining accounts for nearly $7 billion in economic activity in the state. The study, which was conducted by the Allegheny Conference on Community Development on behalf of the PCA, estimated $4.6 billion in direct economic activity...

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  • 01

    Jul

    MSHA Upgrades Data System to Assist Mine Operators in Ensuring Compliance with Mine Safety and Health Regulations

    The U.S. Department of Labor’s Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) has completed a major upgrade to its primary data system – the Mine Data Retrieval System (MDRS) – bringing increased functionality and more intuitive navigation to this widely used feature. The MDRS offers a variety of tools to help operators...

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  • 01

    Jul

    Legislation Introduced to Extend Coal Refuse and Reclamation Tax Credit

    Two legislators from the anthracite coal region have introduced separate bills to renew the “Coal Refuse and Reclamation Tax Credit Program” in 2026. Senator David Argall of Tamaqua and Rep. Kurt Masser of Elysburg have both introduced legislation that will extend the tax credit program and increase the amount...

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