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FILE - In this April 4, 2013 file photo, a truck carrying 250 tons of coal hauls the fuel to the surface of the Spring Creek mine near Decker, Mont. A judge threw out a lawsuit on Friday, May 22, 2020, from a coalition of states, environmental groups and American Indians which sought to revive an Obama-era moratorium against U.S. government coal sales on public lands in the West. U.S. District Judge Brian Morris said President Donald Trump's administration had fixed its initial failure to consider the environmental impacts of ending the moratorium. (AP Photo/Matthew Brown,File)

Judge nixes bid to stop coal sales that Trump revived

May. 22, 2020 7:09 PM EDT

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — A judge threw out a lawsuit on Friday from a coalition of states, environmental groups and American Indians which sought to revive an Obama-era moratorium against U.S. government coal sales on public lands in the West. U.S. District Judge Brian Morris said President Donald Trump's...

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Review: Steve Earle’s ‘Ghosts’ examines coal miners’ plight

May. 20, 2020 1:34 PM EDT

Steve Earle & the Dukes, "Ghosts of West Virginia” (New West) Contemplating the treacherous political landscape of West Virginia, Steve Earle decided to build a bridge. The singer-songwriter known for his liberal views undertook a project that would speak for the other side on the issue of coal mining....

In this Tuesday, May 12, 2020, photo a historical sign stands outside a former post office in Matewan, W.Va. On May 19, 1920, a group of miners, who were led by a local police chief, and detectives hired by a coal company to evict unionizing miners from their homes were involved in a gun battle on the street. Ten people died in the Matewan Massacre. (AP Photo/John Raby)

'Matewan Massacre' a century ago embodied miners' struggles

May. 18, 2020 11:14 AM EDT

MATEWAN, W.Va. (AP) — The bullet holes in the brick wall of a former post office serve as a reminder of how Appalachian coal miners fought to improve the lives of workers a century ago. Ten people were killed in a gun battle between miners, who were led by a local police chief, and a group of private...

In this photo taken by a drone, parts of a disused building belonging to a mining-related company collapsed in the southern town of Myslowice, in Poland, on Friday, May 15, 2020, sending rescuers with drones and sniffer dogs to search for any people that might have been inside, though no trace of anyone was found through late Friday. The building is to be taken apart. (AP Photo/Adrian Panasiuk)

Rescuers checking collapsed building in Polish mining region

May. 15, 2020 6:43 PM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Authorities in Poland's southern coal mining region say rescuers helped by sniffer dogs and drones are looking for any people who might have been inside a disused building parts of which collapsed Friday. A wall and some floors of the multi-storey building belonging to a...

FILE - In this Jan. 9, 2014, file photo, a shovel loads haulers with coal at the Antelope Mine north of Douglas, Wyo. A coalition of U.S. states, environmentalists and an American Indian tribe are seeking to revive a moratorium on coal sales from public lands in the West. (Ryan Dorgan/The Casper Star-Tribune via AP, File)

States, tribe seek to suspend coal sales on US lands

May. 13, 2020 5:51 PM EDT

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — A coalition of U.S. states, environmentalists and an American Indian tribe asked a federal judge on Wednesday to revive a moratorium on coal sales from federal lands that was imposed under former President Barack Obama then dropped by the Trump administration. The case centers on...

A man wearing a face mask walks by a screen showing precautions against the new coronavirus in Seoul, South Korea, Tuesday, May 12, 2020. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)

The Latest: S.Korea: Rules stay relaxed despite virus spike

May. 13, 2020 1:46 AM EDT

The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death. TOP OF THE HOUR: — South Korea: No plans to backtrack on relaxed rules despite...

FILE - In this Jan. 9, 2014, file photo, a shovel loads haulers with coal at Cloud Peak Energy's Antelope Mine north of Douglas, Wyo. Layoffs are occurring as the struggling western U.S. coal industry contends with diminished electricity use during the coronavirus pandemic. Seventy-three workers at the Spring Creek mine in southeastern Montana and 57 at the Antelope mine are losing their jobs, Navajo Transitional Energy Company said. (Ryan Dorgan/Casper Star-Tribune via AP, File)

Western US coal miners laid off amid drop in electricity use

Apr. 23, 2020 9:25 PM EDT

CASPER, Wyo. (AP) — Three hundred miners and other workers are losing their jobs as the struggling western U.S. coal industry contends with diminished electricity use during the coronavirus pandemic. Seventy-three workers at the Spring Creek mine in southeastern Montana and 57 at the Antelope mine in...

In a November 2019 photo provided by Hall and Hall is the Dawson Elk Valley Ranch in New Mexico, which is on the market for $96 million. The land once was home to the town of Dawson, N.M., the birthplace of Mexican American civil rights icon Dolores Huerta. (Hall and Hall via AP)

Dolores Huerta birthplace, former mining site up for sale

Apr. 22, 2020 12:02 AM EDT

RIO RANCHO, N.M. (AP) — The picturesque northern New Mexico birthplace of Mexican American civil rights icon Dolores Huerta and the site of one of the worst mining disasters in U.S. history is up for sale. The Dawson Elk Valley Ranch, where the town of Dawson once sat, is listed for sale for $96 million,...

FILE - This Tuesday, July 2, 2019 file photo shows Eagle Butte mine in in Gillette, Wyo., following the closure of the Blackjewel mines.The coal industry was already hurting before the coronavirus. The pandemic has made things a lot worse. Production is down along with electricity demand, with office and school lights off across the nation.  (Josh Galemore/The Casper Star-Tribune via AP, File)

Coronavirus accelerates decline of slumping coal industry

Apr. 19, 2020 11:55 AM EDT

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Travis Deti has been working the phones to try to get government support for the U.S. coal industry during the coronavirus pandemic. Between recent calls, the head of the Wyoming Mining Association tried to unclog a sink at home. But unlike Deti’s sink, which eventually started...