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Bulgaria hands EU its recovery plan, seeks extension on coal

Oct. 15, 2021 09:39 AM EDT

SOFIA, Bulgaria (AP) — Bulgaria’s caretaker prime minister said Friday that his country has set the future decarbonization of the economy as a priority in its pandemic recovery plan submitted formally for consideration to the European Commission. But Prime Minister...

Bulgarian coal miners demand job security, fear changes

Oct. 13, 2021 10:50 AM EDT

SOFIA, Bulgaria (AP) — Hundreds of Bulgarian coal miners and energy workers staged a protest on Wednesday to demand government guarantees for their jobs amid bids by the European Union to close mines and reduce carbon emissions. Buses carried protesters from across...

Climate activist Nakate visits huge German coal mine

Oct. 09, 2021 12:02 PM EDT

LUETZERATH, Germany (AP) — Ugandan climate activist Vanessa Nakate on Saturday visited a vast German open-pit coal mine and a village that is to be bulldozed for its expansion, saying the destruction is “really disturbing” and has implications far beyond Germany. ...

Biden restores Bears Ears, other monuments cut by Trump

Oct. 08, 2021 19:12 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden on Friday restored two sprawling national monuments in Utah, reversing a decision by President Donald Trump that opened for mining and other development hundreds of thousands of acres of rugged lands sacred to Native Americans and home to ancient cliff...

Strong earthquake in southwest Pakistan kills at least 23

Oct. 07, 2021 06:51 AM EDT

QUETTA, Pakistan (AP) — A powerful earthquake collapsed at least one coal mine and dozens of mud houses in southwest Pakistan early Thursday, killing at least 23 people as the death toll continued to creep higher. At least another 200 people were injured, an official said. ...

Climate activists seek to block German coal mine expansion

Oct. 01, 2021 08:26 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Environmentalists have chained themselves to giant excavators in an effort to halt the expansion of a vast open-pit coal mine in western Germany. More than 20 climate activists clambered onto the diggers in the Garzweiler lignite mine in the early hours of...

Navajo company takes over operation of coal mine it owns

Oct. 01, 2021 00:51 AM EDT

FARMINGTON, N.M. (AP) — A Navajo Nation company is taking over the operation of a coal mine it owns in northwestern New Mexico. The Navajo Transitional Energy Co. has owned the Navajo Mine since 2013 but had contracted with a subsidiary of the North American Coal Corp....

Kentucky seeks action against WVa gov's coal companies

Sep. 30, 2021 16:47 PM EDT

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Regulators want the family of West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice to pay a penalty and follow through on a promise to fix environmental problems at eastern Kentucky coal mines. The Kentucky Energy and Environment Cabinet asked a circuit judge this week...

Wyoming city reflects vaccine hesitancy in conservative US

Sep. 28, 2021 19:08 PM EDT

GILLETTE, Wyo. (AP) — As her beloved grandmother’s health declined, Lauren Pfenning's family insisted that she get a COVID-19 vaccine before paying her a final visit. She spent over a week researching vaccines on the internet and anguished over the decision during and...

COVID-19 toll in WVa eclipses worst US coal mine disaster

Sep. 23, 2021 17:32 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Gov. Jim Justice compared the skyrocketing number of coronavirus deaths in West Virginia to some of the state’s worst coal mining disasters, asking why the daily tolls don’t motivate more people to get their COVID-19 shots. This month's...