Coal mining in the United States
Coal mining in the United States is a major industry, and reached an all-time high of 1.06 Gt (1.17 billion short tons) in 2008, being mined in 25 states. The U.S. was a net exporter of coal in 2008,...
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Major coal producing regions
Coal mining regions are significant resource extraction industries in many parts of the world. They provide a large amount of the fossil fuel energy in the world economy.The People's Republic of China...
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List of coal mines in the United States
The following table lists the 52 coal mines in the United States that produced at least 4,000,000 short tons of coal in 2007. Production tonnage for the years 2007 and 2010 is shown in short tons. Da...
List of coal mines in the United States - Wikipedia
Mining accident
A mining accident is an accident that occurs during the process of mining minerals. Thousands of miners die from mining accidents each year, especially in the processes of coal mining and hard rock mi...
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James H. Harless
James H. "Buck" Harless (October 14, 1919 – January 1, 2014) was an American coal and timber operator.
Harless was born in Taplin, West Virginia in 1919. His hometown was Gilbert, in Mingo County,...
Black Lung Benefits Act of 1973
The Black Lung Benefits Act (BLBA) is a U.S. federal law which provides monthly payments and medical benefits to coal miners totally disabled from pneumoconiosis (black lung disease) arising from empl...
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Winding Gulf Coalfield
The Winding Gulf Coalfield is located in western Raleigh County and eastern Wyoming County, in southern West Virginia. The Winding Gulf coalfield is named after Winding Gulf Creek, a tributary of the ...
Samuel S. Brown
Captain Samuel Smith Brown (December 15, 1842 - December 11, 1905) was an American businessman and a prominent Thoroughbred racehorse owner/breeder and racetrack owner.A native of Pittsburgh, Pennsylv...
GEM of Egypt
The GEM of Egypt was a power shovel used for strip mining. Built in 1966, the machine had worked in the Egypt Valley coalfield, the GEM acronym standing for Giant Earth Mover or Giant Excavating Machi...
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Friends of Coal
Friends of Coal is a West Virginia-based advocacy group funded by the West Virginia Coal Association, a trade organization. The group offers free membership and has asserted its reach spans 37 states,...
The Silver Spade
The Silver Spade was a giant power shovel used for strip mining in southeastern Ohio. Manufactured by Bucyrus-Erie, South Milwaukee, Wisconsin, the model 1950-B was one of two of this model built, the...
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Rolling Mill Mine
The Rolling Mill Mine was a drift portal coal mine in operation in Johnstown, Cambria County, Pennsylvania, operating from approximately 1856 until 1931. It was originally owned by the Cambria Iron C...
Doe v. Chao
Doe v. Chao, 540 U.S. 614 (2004), is a decision by the United States Supreme Court that interpreted the statutory damages provision of the Privacy Act of 1974. Prior to the case, lower federal courts...
Coal mining in Colorado
Early coal mining in Colorado, a state of the United States was spread across the state. Some early coal mining areas are currently inactive, including the Denver Basin Raton Basin coal fields along t...
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St. Nicholas coal breakers
The old St. Nicholas Coal Breaker (40°48′30″N 76°10′43″W / 40.8082°N 76.1785°W / 40.8082; -76.1785) was at one time the largest and most productive coal breaker in the world; d...
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Company town
A company town is a place where practically all stores and housing are owned by the one company that is the only employer. The company provides infrastructure (housing, stores, transportation, sewage...
Paul E. Patton
Paul Edward Patton (born May 26, 1937) is an American politician. He was the 59th Governor of Kentucky, serving from 1995 to 2003. Because of a 1992 amendment to the Kentucky Constitution, he was the ...
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Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act of 1977
The Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act of 1977 (SMCRA) is the primary federal law that regulates the environmental effects of coal mining in the United States. SMCRA created two programs: one ...
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Battle of Blair Mountain
The Battle of Blair Mountain was one of the largest civil uprisings in United States history and the largest armed rebellion since the American Civil War. For five days in late August and early Septe...
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Illinois Basin
The Illinois Basin is a Paleozoic depositional and structural basin in the United States, centered in and underlying most of the state of Illinois, and extending into southwestern Indiana and western ...
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Wyodak Mine
The Wyodak mine is a coal mine located 6 miles east of Gillette, Wyoming in the United States in the coal-rich Powder River Basin. The operation is an open pit mine that utilizes a truck and shovel mi...
Eastern Enterprises v. Apfel
Eastern Enterprises v. Apfel, 524 U.S. 498 (1998), is a United States Supreme Court case in which the Court held that the Coal Industry Retiree Health Benefit Act (Coal Act) constituted an unconstitut...
Shannopin Coal Co
The Shannopin mine was located in Greene County, Pennsylvania in the area of Bobtown which is in Dunkard Township. It roughly covered 8,200 acres (33 km) and mined the Pittsburgh coal seam from ...