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And literally everyone called them "kerchunkers"
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tek wrote: Sat May 18, 2019 7:45 pm
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And literally everyone called them "kerchunkers"
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Trump's favorite mine owner, Robert Murray, previously filed a petition with the US Court of Appeals for the DC Circuit.

https://www.spglobal.com/marketintellig ... hggihyn2q2
Appeals court hears arguments in Murray Energy coal miner intimidation case

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit heard oral arguments Jan. 15 in a case to determine whether the CEO of Murray Energy Corp. interfered with his employees' right to report unsafe working conditions to the federal government.

The Federal Mine Safety and Health Review Commission determined that CEO Robert Murray acted in a "coercive, intimidating manner" when he held mandatory meetings announcing a policy of reporting safety hazards to the company and regulators. Murray Energy appealed the decision and secured a stay on the commission's orders in August 2018.

The U.S. Mine Safety and Health Administration received dozens of safety complaints after Murray Energy purchased five West Virginia coal mines from Consol Energy Inc., and the agency issued 42 citations for serious safety issues through July 2014. Murray Energy has said the policy's intent was not to dissuade employees from submitting safety concerns to MSHA but rather to ensure the company knew about the issues sooner and could quickly address them.

Appellate Judges Patricia Millett, Cornelia Pillard and Harry Edwards peppered attorneys with questions about their interpretation of section 105(c) of the Federal Mine Safety and Health Act of 1977, which protects miners from discrimination and interference for filing complaints. Margaret Lopez, who represented Murray Energy, argued that the plain language in the section requires a motive for the operator's action to be a concern for protected activity, while Emily Toler Scott countered on behalf of the commission that the section does not require a motive to establish interference.
The court released it's opinion a few weeks ago.
https://www.cadc.uscourts.gov/internet/ ... 8-1098.pdf
Petitioners’ primary argument is that the Commission erred in assessing the Section 105(c)(1) claims because it failed
to consider whether Petitioners’ actions were motivated by an intention to interfere with the miners’ protected rights. We
decline to decide whether the Commission applied the correct test of interference under Section 105(c)(1) because Petitioners
failed to raise and preserve the issue during the administrative proceedings before the Administrative Law Judge (“ALJ”) and
the Commission. In addition, we find that, even under the legal standard that Petitioners would have us adopt, substantial
evidence in the record clearly supports the Commission’s finding that Petitioners interfered with miners’ Section 103(g)
rights. Moreover, we find no merit in Petitioners’ challenge to the assessment of monetary penalties. And, finally, we hold
that Petitioners failed to properly raise and preserve, and thus forfeited, their claims challenging the order requiring Murray
to read a statement.

For the reasons explained below, we deny the petition for review.
I wonder if he will send another whiney letter to the justices.
Edit: Eat Shit, Bob!!! (Bob Murray, that is)
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RoadScholar wrote: Sat May 25, 2019 10:09 pm Is it a self-portrait? In oil paint?
It's an old painting of an ancestor. I assume it is oil but do not know for sure as it is hanging in my parent's house.
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Bankrupt U.S. Coal Producer Closes Four Mines After Prices Slump

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles ... ices-slump
The closures will affect about 340 employees at three mines and two preparation facilities Blackhawk owns, as well as workers at a contract mine in the region, according to a statement Tuesday from the closely held Lexington, Kentucky-based company.

Blackhawk primarily sells coal used to make steel, which has plunged almost 25% in value since May as the global economy cooled and demand for the metal declined. It’s at least the fourth U.S. coal company to idle some operations since July, including Murray Energy Corp., which closed three West Virginia sites last month.

Blackhawk filed for Chapter 11 protection in July, and may exit from bankruptcy as early as this month.

(Michael R. Bloomberg, the founder and majority stakeholder of Bloomberg LP, the parent company of Bloomberg News, has committed $500 million to launch Beyond Carbon, a campaign aimed at closing the remaining coal-powered plants in the U.S. by 2030 and slowing the construction of new gas plants.)
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Murray Energy has filed for bankruptcy. This is terrible if not surprising news for thousands of retired coal miners — Murray was basically the last big employer keeping their pension plan afloat. Now Murray will very likely try to shed pension obligations in bankruptcy court.
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Murray Energy, the largest privately-held coal company in the U.S., has become the 8th coal company in a year to file for bankruptcy protection, the latest sign that market forces are throttling the Trump administration’s bid to save the industry
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Trump kiss o' death strikes again.
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Kentucky miners block coal train in protest for pay

https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/ke ... d_nn_tw_ma
The miners aren't looking "for a handout," one of the group members, Dalton Russell, told NBC Lexington affiliate WLEX. "We worked for that money and we deserve it."

Quest Energy disputed that the miners aren't getting wages. "We have always paid everything we ever owe our employees and will continue to do so. There has been times when pay has been delayed, but we have always paid," the company wrote on Facebook Tuesday.

Similarly, Quest's parent company, American Resources Corp., told NBC News in an email Wednesday, "They have been paid."

While some of the miners received at least partial payments on Tuesday, others did not, and the group said it will continue to block the coal car on the railroad tracks until all are paid in full, the Lexington Herald-Leader reported.
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I may be wrong, but my understanding was that the mines, and companies, shut down over night, the miners nor anyone else got paid. Thinking really hard about it or saying it in print does not equate to someone getting paid.
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RWE says 6,000 jobs will be lost by 2030 over coal exit

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-clim ... ce=twitter
FRANKFURT (Reuters) - German utility RWE, the country’s biggest power producer, said decisions how to organize the exit from brown coal mining and burning will cost thousands of jobs as the company bears the brunt of the fallout.

“We assume that in the short term, 3,000 jobs will go. By 2030, it will be 6,000 in total. The number of employees in our brown coal system will fall by over 60% in just 10 years,” CEO Rolf Martin Schmitz said in a call with reporters.

The decisions now taken were burdening RWE more than expected and in a shorter time span, he said.

But the company is standing by coal as a business unit, is not considering a sale and is not seeing an impact on its planned 2019 dividend, RWE said.
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Volkonski wrote: Wed Jan 15, 2020 12:24 pm Kentucky miners block coal train in protest for pay

https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/ke ... d_nn_tw_ma
The miners aren't looking "for a handout," one of the group members, Dalton Russell, told NBC Lexington affiliate WLEX. "We worked for that money and we deserve it."

Quest Energy disputed that the miners aren't getting wages. "We have always paid everything we ever owe our employees and will continue to do so. There has been times when pay has been delayed, but we have always paid," the company wrote on Facebook Tuesday.

Similarly, Quest's parent company, American Resources Corp., told NBC News in an email Wednesday, "They have been paid."

While some of the miners received at least partial payments on Tuesday, others did not, and the group said it will continue to block the coal car on the railroad tracks until all are paid in full, the Lexington Herald-Leader reported.
Funnily enough, at this time I find it extremely difficult to believe a single thing that coal companies say.
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Northland10 wrote: Thu Jan 16, 2020 6:34 pm
Volkonski wrote: Wed Jan 15, 2020 12:24 pm Kentucky miners block coal train in protest for pay

https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/ke ... d_nn_tw_ma
The miners aren't looking "for a handout," one of the group members, Dalton Russell, told NBC Lexington affiliate WLEX. "We worked for that money and we deserve it."

Quest Energy disputed that the miners aren't getting wages. "We have always paid everything we ever owe our employees and will continue to do so. There has been times when pay has been delayed, but we have always paid," the company wrote on Facebook Tuesday.

Similarly, Quest's parent company, American Resources Corp., told NBC News in an email Wednesday, "They have been paid."

While some of the miners received at least partial payments on Tuesday, others did not, and the group said it will continue to block the coal car on the railroad tracks until all are paid in full, the Lexington Herald-Leader reported.
Funnily enough, at this time I find it extremely difficult to believe a single thing that coal companies say.
Kind of like the mal-administration that helped get them where they are, but yeah!!
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Coal states ask Supreme Court to overturn Washington coal terminal ban
“Wyoming’s ability to export one of our greatest natural resources is being blocked unlawfully,”
January 21, 2020 | https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa- ... mesticNews
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Wyoming and Montana, two coal-producing western states, on Tuesday asked the U.S. Supreme Court to invalidate Washington state’s decision to block on environmental grounds a coal export terminal intended as an outlet to Asian markets.

Wyoming Governor Mark Gordon, a Republican, announced the challenge under the court’s rarely used “original jurisdiction” provision that enables the justices to hear certain disputes between states before a review by lower courts.

Wyoming and Montana contend that Washington state’s denial of a key water permit needed to allow construction of the coal export terminal has interfered with their trade with Asia. Washington has said it has the right to protect its waterways from potential pollution. The proposed terminal would be located in Longview, Washington, at the mouth of the Columbia River, where it would ship coal transported by rail from Wyoming and Montana.
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IEEFA U.S.: Utility-scale renewables top coal for the first quarter of 2020
Even in the age of Covid-19, rapid change is reshaping the electricity sector


https://ieefa.org/ieefa-u-s-utility-sca ... r-of-2020/
For the second month in a row, and only the third month ever, electricity generation from renewables in the U.S. topped coal-powered generation. The three main utility-scale renewable sources—solar, wind and hydropower—also produced enough power to beat out coal for the first time on a quarterly basis.
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But...but...Obama said you could keep your doctor!!
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