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Metallurgical coal sits in a pile after being loaded onto a barge at the SunCoke Energy Partners LP Ceredo Terminal in Ceredo, West Virginia

Feds issue guidance on the cleanup plan for abandoned coal mines

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CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The U.S. Department of the Interior has issued guidance for nearly $725 million in funding available this fiscal year for the reclamation of abandoned coal mines and cleanup of acid mine drainage. The guidance provides information for the use of funding from President Joe Biden’s $1 trillion infrastructure package. It’s part… Read More

West Virginia Governor Jim Justice

A Kentucky court orders West Virginia’s governor to pay penalty over mine reclamation

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (OVR) — A Kentucky court has found coal companies owned by West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice in default of a 2019 mine reclamation agreement. A judge in Frankfort on Tuesday ordered Justice to pay a nearly $3 million penalty, plus interest, over mine reclamation work at three sites in eastern Kentucky that was… Read More