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EU orders Poland to pay 70 million euros in spat over judges

Jan. 20, 2022 11:45 AM EST

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — The European Union is ordering Poland to pay a fine of nearly 70 million euros ($80 million) for its failure to shut down a disciplinary chamber with the power to suspend or otherwise punish judges for their rulings, an official said Thursday. The move is just...

Colorado coal town grapples with future as plant shuts down

Jan. 19, 2022 18:47 PM EST

CRAIG, Colorado (AP) — In a quiet valley tucked away from Colorado’s bustling ski resorts, far from his hometown in northern Mexico, Trinidad Loya found a way to support his family’s American dream: Coal. He, his son and grandson — all named Trinidad Loya — worked for the...

EU to subtract millions from funds to Poland over coal mine

Jan. 19, 2022 09:03 AM EST

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — The European Union is starting the process to deduct millions of euros from payments to Poland in order to cover fines imposed on Warsaw for ignoring a court injunction to close down a coal mine, an official said Wednesday. The European Court of Justice ruled...

In tiny Wyoming town, Bill Gates bets big on nuclear power

Jan. 18, 2022 17:21 PM EST

KEMMERER, Wyoming (AP) — In this sleepy Wyoming town that has relied on coal for over a century, a company founded by the man who revolutionized personal computing is launching an ambitious project to counter climate change: A nationwide reboot of nuclear energy technology. Until...

Still no deal in Czech, Poland lignite mine dispute

Jan. 18, 2022 16:17 PM EST

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — The environment ministers of Poland and the Czech Republic said Tuesday they have made progress but still need to consult on some points in solving a stalemate over a Polish lignite mine the Czech government says is harmful to its citizens who live near the countries'...

Coal miner dies in fall in West Virginia

Jan. 14, 2022 18:03 PM EST

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A West Virginia coal miner died Friday in a fall in the state's Northern Panhandle, Gov. Jim Justice said. The death of 44-year-old Jeffrey A. Phillips is at least the third in the U.S. coal mining industry already this year. Other deaths have occurred this...

Illinois sues mine over use of toxic foam to control fire

Jan. 08, 2022 15:47 PM EST

MACEDONIA, Ill. (AP) — The Illinois attorney general is accusing a coal mine operator of polluting the area with toxic foam to try to stop an underground fire. “Exposure to such chemicals can cause long-lasting damage to the environment and poses a serious risk to public...

Sheriff: Indiana coal miner dies in underground accident

Jan. 08, 2022 11:55 AM EST

OAKTOWN, Ind. (AP) — A coal miner died in an underground accident in southern Indiana, authorities said Saturday. The incident occurred late Friday at the Sunrise mine in Oaktown in Knox County, near the border with Illinois, Sullivan County Sheriff Clark Cottom said. ...

Poland recalls ambassador to Prague over coal mine comments

Jan. 07, 2022 09:13 AM EST

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland is recalling its new ambassador to Prague after he criticized the country’s approach to a dispute with the Czech Republic over a state-run coal mine. Polish government spokesman Piotr Mueller wrote on Twitter late Thursday that the ambassador's...

Polish miners block coal for power plants to demand pay hike

Jan. 04, 2022 09:05 AM EST

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Miners employed by Poland’s largest coal company blocked deliveries of the fossil fuel to state-run power plants Tuesday to demand higher pay to keep pace with surging consumer prices. Groups of protesters were stopping trains leaving the Halemba mine and...