Biden's claim that his 'great-grandpop' was a coal miner

Biden's great-grandfather, Edward Blewitt, went to college and became a civil and mining engineer, and eventually a state senator, "the large coal mining operations of that region affording ...

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The end of the world's capital of brown coal - BBC Future

The end of the world's capital of brown coal. (Image credit: Getty Images) By Jessica Bateman 19th April 2021. Germany is slowly shuttering its prolific lignite mines, which produce the least ...

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Cashed up coal miners prepare port for low carbon future

Cashed up coal miners prepare port for low carbon future. Peter Ker Resources reporter. Feb 14, 2023 – 5.00am. Coal miners have accelerated debt repayments at a NSW port joint venture in a bid ...

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History | Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA)

The Federal Coal Mine Safety Act of 1952 (Public Law 82-552) placed emphasis on preventing major disasters. The Act had a number of key components including: Required annual inspections in certain underground coal mines; Limited enforcement authority given to the Bureau of Mines, including power to issue violation notices and imminent danger withdrawal orders

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Coal Mining and Processing Methods - The National Academies Press

outside the mining area for placement and storage. In the Midwest, where the surface topography and coal seams are generally flat, it is common to employ area strip mining in which the fragmented overburden is placed directly by large draglines in the space created where coal has been mined ().In some situations in the eastern United States, a coal seam occurring near the top of mountains is ...

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Coal Impact on Environment - Health Hazards and Solutions!

Coal mining operations destroy landscapes and lead to habitat loss. It causes deforestation and soil erosion. Creates air and water pollution. Creates health hazards for both humans and surrounding wildlife. It contaminates drinking water supplies. Releases methane into the atmosphere, a potent greenhouse gas. Coal mining activities lead to the ...

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Coal 2020 – Analysis - IEA

Coal 2020 – Analysis - IEA Countries Find out about the world, a region, or a country All countries Explore world Member countries Australia Austria Belgium Canada Czech Republic Denmark Estonia Finland France Germany Greece Hungary Ireland Italy Japan Korea Lithuania Luxembourg Mexico New Zealand Norway Poland Portugal Slovak Republic Spain Sweden

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Texas Coal Mining Online Records

The Surface Mining and Reclamation Division is currently in the process of scanning all coal/lignite mining permit records. Due to the volume of records, mine records will become available as they are processed. Information Regarding Texas' Coal Mining Records. Texas' coal mining records date back to the late 1970s.

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Coal Mining Has Destroyed 1.5 Million Acres of Appalachian Forest

From 1976 to 2015, strip mining and mountaintop removal contributed to wiping out about 1.5 million acres of forests across 74 counties in Kentucky, Tennessee, ia, and West ia. For ...

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Coal Mining: How Is Coal Mined? - Science ABC

Coal mining (also called colliery) is the process of extracting coal from the ground's surface or from deep underground. Coal miners literally raze entire mountain ranges to feed our insurmountable desire for cheap energy. There's something brutally simple about coal mining.

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Reclaiming Appalachia: A Push to Bring Back Native Forests to Coal ...

Green Forests Work. Such aggressive bulldozing is part of a new and evolving approach to healing forests destroyed by decades of surface coal mining in Appalachia, from Alabama to Pennsylvania. These lands were supposed to have been reclaimed in recent decades under the 1977 federal Surface Mine Control and Reclamation Act.

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About Coal Mine Methane | US EPA

CMM refers to the methane released from coal and the surrounding rock strata from mining activities. This methane in mines poses a safety risk due to its explosiveness when mixed with air. Methane is also a greenhouse gas that is more than 25 times more potent than carbon dioxide on a mass basis over a 100-year time period ( learn more about ...

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Coal Mining Effluent Guidelines | US EPA

EPA promulgated the Coal Mining Effluent Guidelines and Standards ( 40 CFR Part 434) in 1975, and amended the regulation in 1976, 1977, 1979, 1982, 1985 and 2002. The regulation covers wastewater discharges from mine drainage, coal storage facilities, and coal preparation plants. The Coal Mining Effluent Guidelines and Standards are ...

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WA government offers $19.5 million bail out of Collie coal mine

The WA government has offered it $19.5 million to keep operating. The company is yet to draw on the fund. Griffin Coal went into receivership in September owing close to $1.5 billion to creditors ...

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Coal Mining and Labor Conflict | Energy History - Yale University

Mining coal was incredibly dangerous work. During the industrial coal boom between 1880 and 1923, more than 70,000 miners died on the job. Many more perished from occupational diseases, but weren't tallied in official statistics. Miners were crushed to death in roof collapses, killed by gas explosions and by machinery, and more.

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Coal explained Coal and the environment - Energy Information Administration

In 2020, methane emissions from coal mining and abandoned coal mines accounted for about 7% of total U.S. methane emissions and about 1% of total U.S. greenhouse gas emissions (based on global warming potential). Some mines capture and use or sell the coalbed methane extracted from mines. Emissions from burning coal

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Coal mining - Coal deposits | Britannica

In geologic terms, coal is a sedimentary rock containing a mixture of constituents, mostly of vegetal origin. Vegetal matter is composed mainly of carbon, hydrogen, oxygen, nitrogen, sulfur, and some inorganic mineral elements. When this material decays under water, in the absence of oxygen, the carbon content increases. The initial product of this decomposition process is known as peat.

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Coal Mining and Processing - The National Academies Press

The U.S. coal industry serves a vital role in the nation's economy by producing fuel for more than half of its electricity. Despite the industry's importance, industry financial data for 2005—the strongest year for the coal industry in recent years—shows that it is a relatively small industry with revenues totaling $20 billion to $25 billion and net income between $1 billion and $2 ...

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What Is the Environmental Impact of Mining and Burning Coal?

Subsurface coal mining is dangerous. Coal is often mined in subsurface mines, which may collapse and trap miners. And the air in subsurface coal mines leads to black lung disease, where coal particles and pollutants fill the lungs and cause inflammation and respiratory illness. Surface coal mining damages the environment.

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Bitcoin miners revived a dying coal plant – then CO2 emissions soared ...

In a deal struck in late 2020, Marathon, a bitcoin "mining" company, became the sole recipient of the power station's electricity. It established an elongated data center on 20 acres of land ...

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Coal Mining and Labor Conflict | Energy History - Yale University

Coal camp living conditions were often squalid, with social life dominated by the company and basic freedoms of speech, movement, and assembly restricted by private mine guards and company-paid sheriffs. Mining coal was incredibly dangerous work. During the industrial coal boom between 1880 and 1923, more than 70,000 miners died on the job.

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Appendix E Coal Mining in the United States - NCBI Bookshelf

Often, when mining thin coal seams, the section of strata that is mined can include portions of roof, floor, or both to ensure adequate head room for miners and equipment. In some cases, the coal seam itself will contain partings of shale or clay materials, veins, or dykes, which are mined along with coal.

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The environmental case for buying a coal mine - BBC Future

Based on rough figures, Tabarrok pointed out that this West ia mine was expected to produce around 25,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2) per month, an amount that could cost around $2.5m (£ ...

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Coal Mining, Kentucky Geological Survey, University of Kentucky

Area mines are surface mines that remove shallow coal over a broad area of fairly flat land. Huge dragline shovels remove rocks overlying the coal (called overburden). After the coal has been removed, the rock is placed back into the pit. Contour mines recover coal in steep, hilly, or mountainous terrain.

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Mapping the yearly extent of surface coal mining in Central ... - PLOS

Surface mining for coal has taken place in the Central Appalachian region of the United States for well over a century, with a notable increase since the 1970s. Researchers have quantified the ecosystem and health impacts stemming from mining, relying in part on a geospatial dataset defining surface mining's extent at a decadal interval.

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Texas Coal Mining Online Records

Texas' coal mining records date back to the late 1970s. Definitions of Texas' coal mining records: Application - To mine coal in Texas, a mining company files an application for a permit. Each application is assigned a permit number once issued (approved) by the Commission. After 5 years, and usually every 5 years thereafter, a permit is renewed.

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Coking coal of the United States—Modern and historical coking coal ...

Coking coal, or metallurgical coal, has been produced in the United States for nearly 200 years. Coking coal is primarily used in the production of coke for use in the steel industry, and for other uses (for example, foundries, blacksmithing, heating buildings, and brewing). Currently, U.S. coking coal is produced in Alabama, Arkansas, Pennsylvania, ia, and West ia.

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