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AP FACT CHECK: Trump claims Clinton wants to end mining jobs

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WASHINGTON (AP) — A claim from the second presidential debate and how it stacks up with the facts: DONALD TRUMP: “Hillary Clinton wants to put all the miners out of business … The (Environmental Protection Agency) is putting our energy companies out of business.” THE FACTS: Coal companies have been battered by the rise of natural gas production more than ...

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Hybrid airship deal could benefit oil, mining industries

A digital rendering of Hybrid Enterprises' hybrid airship. (Image courtesy of Lockheed Martin)

CALGARY, Alberta (AP) — The long-held vision of giant airships nearly the length of a Canadian football field delivering workers and supplies to the oil sands and the North’s mining sector is a step closer to reality. U.S.-based Lockheed Martin has announced it has a letter of intent to sell 12 hybrid airships to Straightline Aviation of the United Kingdom. ...

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County considers stricter rules on mining operations, landfills

With the clock ticking on Santa Fe County’s one-year moratorium on new mining permits, commissioners are considering changes in how the county handles applications for landfills, junk yards, sand mines and gravel mines. A draft ordinance presented to commissioners Tuesday would impose regulations similar to those the county adopted for reviewing applications for oil and gas ventures. The proposal would ...

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European stocks knocked lower by commodity slump

PARIS, Dec 1 – European shares fell on Monday, led lower by oil and mining stocks, as weak Chinese and euro zone economic data fueled a rout in the commodities market. Shares in UK telecom group Vodafone sank 4.4 percent on talk it would bid for cable operator Liberty Global . Sources said Vodafone is reviewing potential acquisitions, including Liberty ...

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2 ex-mining towns try to change their fortunes

Travis Loller | Associated Press ROCKY TOP, Tenn. — In the Appalachian foothills of eastern Tennessee, Rocky Top and Briceville share a common heritage and a common problem: How to revive communities that once boasted bustling main streets and jobs for nearly anyone willing to mine the coal once plentiful in the deep shafts underground. Briceville has embraced the long-range ...

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120 coal miners to lose jobs in Vectren Fuels sale

Susan Orr | Evansville Courier & Press Vectren Corp. announced Friday that 120 area coal miners will lose their jobs next week when the utility company completes the sale of its coal-mining subsidiary. On July 1, Vectren announced that it was selling its coal-mining subsidiary, Vectren Fuels, to Terre Haute-based Sunrise Coal for $296 million. The deal includes three Vectren ...

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Anadarko shows off its energy operations

By Craig Young | The Daily Times-Call, Longmont, Colo. In a political environment in which fracking has become the new F-word to some, the company that wants to drill for oil and gas in Loveland took members of the media to see the process up close Monday. Anadarko Petroleum Corp. and the advocacy group Coloradans for Responsible Energy Development sponsored ...

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List of fatal mine disasters in recent years

(The Associated Press) A list of some recent fatal mine disasters around the world: — 2013: 83 workers are buried by a massive landslide at a gold mining site in a mountainous area of Tibet, east of Lhasa, according to Chinese state media. — 2012: At least 60 people dead after a landslide at a gold mine in a remote ...

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