Cloud Peak Energy Modifies Agreements With Westshore Terminals and BNSF Railway

On February 15, Cloud Peak Energy Inc., one of the largest U.S. coal producers and the only pure-play Powder River Basin (PRB) coal company, announced that Cloud Peak Energy Logistics LLC replaced its throughput agreement with Westshore Terminals Ltd. Partnership and its transportation agreement with BNSF Railway Co.

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China Suspends Coal Imports From North Korea

Starting February 19, China has halted all coal imports from North Korea until the end of 2017, according to the Ministry of Commerce. 

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Contura’s Running Right Leadership Academy Receives Award at SME

Contura Energy Inc.’s Running Right Leadership Academy (RRLA), owned by Contura Energy Services LLC, has received the Health and Safety Operational Excellence Award from the Society for Mining, Metallurgy & Exploration (SME). The award recognizes exemplary occupational health and safety management performance and practices, and the honor was formally presented during the SME annual meeting in Denver this week. 

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Alpha Natural Resources Completes Sale of Assets in Eastern Kentucky

Alpha Natural Resources Holdings Inc. and ANR Inc. announced the divestment of all of their affiliated mining assets in Harlan County, Kentucky, to JRL Coal LLC of Marietta, Georgia. 

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Working With Congress, President Trump Repeals Stream Protection Rule


With coal miners looking over his shoulder, President Trump signs a bill repealing the Stream Protection Rule.

On February 16, President Donald J. Trump signed legislation that will repeal the Stream Protection Rule, which he called “another terrible job-killing rule.” 

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