Lighthouse Resources Files Lawsuit Against Washington

Lighthouse Resources Inc. filed a federal lawsuit against Washington Gov. Jay Inslee and members of his administration for blocking coal mined in Wyoming, Montana and other western sister states from being exported through a terminal in Washington, in violation of the U.S. Constitution’s Commerce Clause and other federal statutes. The complaint, filed in U.S. District Court in Tacoma, Washington, details how state officials allegedly violated the U.S. Constitution and federal law by unreasonably denying and refusing to process permits to redevelop a brownfield site on the Columbia River where an existing Washington state lease allows coal exports.

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NMA’s CORESafety Companies Complete 2017 With Zero Fatalities

Companies who participated in the National Mining Association’s (NMA) CORESafety system closed 2017 with zero fatalities, the NMA said.

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Rhino Arranges New Financing Agreement

Rhino Resource Partners executed a new three-year, $80 million financing agreement with Colbeck Capital Management. The financing agreement is a multidraw term loan with initial proceeds used to refinance Rhino’s revolving credit facility with PNC Bank, fully collateralize the partnership’s existing letters of credit and fund general working capital purposes. Rhino plans to use the delayed draw portion of the financing agreement for potential strategic acquisitions and accretive organic growth opportunities.

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Jennmar Acquires Heintzmann

Jennmar, and its affiliate Jennchem, purchased Heintzmann Corp. USA, a mining supplier based in Cedar Bluff, Virginia.

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Dynegy Reaches Agreement to Sell Brayton Point Site

Dynegy Inc. announced it has entered into an agreement to sell the 307-acre site of the former Brayton Point Power Station in Somerset, Massachusetts, to Commercial Development Co. Inc.
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