Coal mining

Clouds of smoke over Europe's largest lignite power plant in Betchatow, central Poland, on Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2018. A group of Greenpeace environment activists have climbed its 180-meter smokestack to spur participants in next week's global climate summit in Poland into taking decisions on limiting the use of coal.(AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski)
November 30, 2018 - 10:52 am
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — U.N. climate conference host Poland is planning to open a new coal mine next year as demand for energy grows. Deputy Energy Minister Grzegorz Tobiszowski told a news conference this week that a decision will probably be made next year to build a new coal mine. He gave no...
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In this Oct. 18, 2018, file photo, a campaign rally is seen from the motorcade, with President Donald Trump aboard, at Minuteman Aviation Hangar in Missoula, Mont. Trump is in the final stretch of a 44-city blitz for the midterm elections, but the America he’s glimpsed from the airport arrivals and his armored limousine is hardly a reflection of the nation as a whole. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, file)
November 03, 2018 - 5:11 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is in the final stretch of a 44-city blitz for the midterm elections, but the America he's glimpsed from the airport arrivals and his armored limousine is hardly a reflection of the nation as a whole. The president has mostly traveled to counties that are...
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CAPTION CORRECTS THE DATE - Aktivist block tracks for coal transportation during a protest against the plans to clearing and grubbing the Hambach Forest for an open-pit lignite mine, near the village Inden, Germany, Saturday, Oct. 27, 2018. Christophe Gateau/dpa via AP)
October 27, 2018 - 8:02 am
BERLIN (AP) — Protesters on Saturday blocked a railway line leading to a large strip coal mine in western Germany that has become a cause celebre for environmentalists amid plans to clear part of a neighboring forest to expand the facility. Another group of about 40 people occupied an excavator at...
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October 26, 2018 - 9:10 pm
BEIJING (AP) — The death toll in an eastern China coal mine collapse has risen to 11, with 10 miners still trapped underground. One week after the disaster, rescue crews are clearing fallen rock from the shaft, with the remaining miners believed to be located 74 meters (242 feet) below the surface...
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October 02, 2018 - 12:00 pm
BERLIN (AP) — German police say they have evicted environmental protesters from the last treehouse in a forest due to be cleared for coal mining. The German news agency dpa reported Tuesday that utility company RWE plans to dig a trench around Hambach Forest, near the western city of Aachen, to...
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An activist sits on a stand put up as obstacle in the Hambach forest near Kerpen, western Germany, Thursday, Sept. 13, 2018, which is occupied by protestors to stop from being chopped down for a lignite strip mine. (Christoph Reichwein/dpa via AP)
September 13, 2018 - 2:36 am
KERPEN, Germany (AP) — Authorities in western Germany have moved to remove tree houses built by activists in an ancient forest slated to be cleared to allow for coal strip mining. Police in riot gear stood by Thursday as preparations began to remove the roughly 60 treehouses occupied by...
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Brian Weekly, a contractor at West Virginia’s Grant Town coal-fired power plant, gestures toward the small facility’s smokestack, Thursday, Aug. 23, 2018 in Grant Town, W.Va. Weekly says opponents of the coal industry are behind warnings of health risks from smokestack emissions under the Trump administration’s plan. President Donald Trump picked West Virginia where he announced rolling back pollution rules for coal-fired power plants. But he didn’t mention that the northern two-thirds of West Virginia, with the neighboring part of Pennsylvania, would be hit hardest. (AP Photo/ Ellen Knickmeyer)
September 03, 2018 - 10:48 pm
GRANT TOWN, W.Va. (AP) — It's coal people like miner Steve Knotts, 62, who make West Virginia Trump Country. So it was no surprise that President Donald Trump picked the state to announce his plan rolling back Obama-era pollution controls on coal-fired power plants. Trump left one thing out of his...
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A bucket wheel digs for coal near the Hambach Forest near Dueren, Germany, Monday, Aug. 27, 2018. Environmentalists fight against German energy company RWE, who plans soon clearing and grubbing the old forest for their open-pit lignite mine nearby to continue digging for brown coal. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner)
August 27, 2018 - 10:11 am
BERLIN (AP) — Members of a government-appointed panel of experts on the future of Germany's coal industry are protesting plans to chop down parts of an ancient forest for mining. Panel members from three environmental groups, an organization promoting renewable energy and a residents' association...
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Rob Statham does some last-minute stumping on a Cheyenne street for Wyoming governor candidate Foster Friess, who is one of six GOP candidates running for the job in next week's primary election Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2018. Statham says he particularly likes how Friess advocates for transparency in government spending. (AP Photo/Bob Moen)
August 22, 2018 - 8:57 am
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — The Latest on Wyoming's primary election (all times local): 11:15 p.m. Republican U.S. Rep. Liz Cheney will face a little-known Democrat from Laramie in her first campaign for re-election. Businessman Greg Hunter beat Laramie attorney Travis Helm to win the Democratic...
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August 10, 2018 - 2:33 pm
Bank of the West's decision to divest from certain fossil fuel investments has run headlong into threats of retaliation in states that get much of their revenue from coal, oil and natural gas extraction. The San Francisco-based bank recently made it known that it would be "investing where we feel...
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