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  • Neighbors complain of Norfolk Southern coal dust

    NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — An environmental group has presented a scientific report that shows significant levels of coal dust can be found in neighborhoods near Norfolk Southern’s massive terminal on the Elizabeth River. Residents in…

  • AEP prepares to close 6 coal-fired plants in 4 states

    CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — American Electric Power is preparing to close six coal-fired power plants in four states by the end of May. Media outlets report that the company recently gave WARN notices to workers…

  • WVU, Va. coal company at odds over research papers

    CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Alpha Natural Resources is seeking thousands of documents related to the research of a former West Virginia University professor who blames mountaintop coal mining for increased health risks. The Virginia-based energy…

  • Judge OKs sale of 3 James River Coal mines

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A bankruptcy judge has approved the sale of three James River Coal Co. mining complexes to a subsidiary of Kentucky-based Blackhawk Mining LLC. The sale includes the Hampden complex in West…

  • Not in my backyard: US sending dirty coal abroad

    DINA CAPPIELLO Associated Press NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (AP) — Coal from Appalachia rumbles into this port city, 150 railroad cars at a time, bound for the belly of the massive cargo ship Prime Lily. The…

  • Virginia man sentenced to 1 year for coal fraud

    GREENEVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A southwestern Virginia man has been sentenced to one year and one day in prison after pleading guilty in a coal fraud scheme targeting Eastman Chemical Co. in Kingsport. Dale Edward…