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  • 01

    Sep

    PAC 25th Anniversary Celebration and Fall Meeting Features Congressman Dan Meuser as Keynote Speaker

    Congressman Dan Meuser will be the Keynote Speaker for the PAC Fall meeting and 25th Anniversary Celebration. Congressman Meuser is a local businessman and politician who serves as the U.S Representative from Pennsylvania's 9th congressional district. A Republican, he previously served as the Secretary of Revenue in the cabinet...

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  • 01

    Sep

    Trump Administration Makes Major Changes to Protections for Endangered Species

    The Trump administration is making major changes to how the Endangered Species Act is implemented. The U.S. Department of Interior recently announced the implementation of long-anticipated revisions to the nation's wildlife conservation law. Republican lawmakers and industry groups celebrated the revisions, some of the broadest changes in the way the act...

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  • 01

    Sep

    U.S. Anthracite Production Up 30 Percent from in First Half of 2019 Imports Up as Well

    U.S. Anthracite Production Up 30 Percent from in First Half of 2019 Imports Up as Well U.S. Anthracite production reached 1.189 million tons in the first half of 2019. This is 30 percent more than the first half of 2018 when anthracite production was 912,000 tons. Anthracite surface...

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  • 01

    Sep

    Punitive Fines Are Not Creating a More Safe Mining Environment

    Fines issued by federal inspectors are not making America's mines any safer, according to the Department of Labor's Office of Inspector General. The watchdog for the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) released a report showing no correlation between paying civil monetary penalties (CMP) and safe mining operations. This...

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