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Feds Search Caterpillar Offices

On March 2, law enforcement authorities entered three Peoria, Illinois, Caterpillar Inc. facilities, including the corporate headquarters, to execute a search and seizure warrant. The warrant was focused on the collection of documents and electronic information.

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Contura to Increase its Interest in DTA

Contura Energy has significantly increased its ownership stake in Dominion Terminal Associates (DTA), a world-class coal export facility located in Newport News, Virginia. Upon closing, Contura will hold a 65% majority ownership in the facility through its affiliate, Contura Terminal LLC.

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Analyst Questions DP&L Decision to Side With Sierra Club

Murray Energy Corp. is pushing back against a controversial plan by Dayton Power & Light Co. (DP&L), Ohio’s smallest investor-owned electric utility, to close the coal-burning J.M. Stuart and Killen power plants in the state by mid-2018. 

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Zinke Sworn in as Secretary of Interior

On Wednesday, March 1, Montana Rep. Ryan Zinke was confirmed as the 52nd secretary of the interior. The Senate voted 68-31 to confirm Zinke, and he was sworn in by Vice President Mike Pence at a ceremony in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building later that evening. 

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Willow Creek Mine Will Restart in July

Encouraged by its early success in reopening two British Columbia metallurgical/PCI coal mines acquired from bankrupt Walter Canada last year, Conuma Coal Resources Ltd. is preparing to restart a third mine, Willow Creek, in July, a move that could boost the company’s 2017 output to approximately 4 million tons in the western Canadian province.

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