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...drinking, or taking steps like McMillion to find other alternative sources. Distrust runs deep in West Virginia, a coal-mining state with a legacy of environmental contamination.Paul Sheridan, an attorney who lives in Charleston with his wife...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/sarah-plummer/2014-03-29
Mining should be taxed like oil industry

...the oil and gas industry paid about 20 percent of its market value, and the fishing industry paid around 5 percent. Coal mining also returns around 5 percent to the state. (Source: www.groundtruthtrekking.org/Issues/MetalsMining/Mining-Taxes-Revenue-Alaska...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/opinion/letters/2014-02-28/mining-should-be-taxed-li
Letters
Micciche to address permitting bill

...resources. General permits would not be applicable to lands designated for game refuges, forestry, state parks or coal mining and reclamation, according to the Department of Natural Resources.The bill passed the House but was never brought...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2014-01-16/micciche-to-address-permitting-bill
News

...quickly piled up when demand went down because of declines in the coal mining industry.The evacuation last year wasn't the first time the company...violations in West Virginia for its use of an old military explosive for coal mining in 2007.

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2013-06-10-1
News
A fishy United Nations treaty

...into conservation when foreign fleets could so easily undermine their efforts. Of course, America had timber, oil, coal, mining, farming, manufacturing, etc; which made its fisheries less important. In Iceland, however, fishing was premier...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/opinion/2013-03-27/letters-to-the-editor
Letters
What are we thinking with coal project?

...Resources is holding a public hearing to designate waterbodies within the Chuit River Watershed unsuitable for surface coal mining operations. On Jan. 19, at 6 p.m., at the Challenger Learning Center in Kenai, you will have a chance to speak...

http://www.peninsulaclarion.com/stories/010711/let_766951484.shtml
Opinion
Is anyone listening to coal opposition?

...Jan. 19 hearing will be that the decision makers, after reviewing the data, find the Chuitna Basin unsuitable for coal mining and send Pac Rim back to Texas. Thus far in the process there has been little to be optimistic about. People wonder...

http://www.peninsulaclarion.com/stories/011111/let_768565565.shtml
Opinion
Refuge Notebook: The influence of a father on a career in the outdoors

...abandoned farm fields and cattle pastures surrounded our small house built for my grandfather at the edge of a small coal-mining town in the early 1900s. To add to the mystery of the area for a young boy was a small stream, a cattail marsh and...

http://www.peninsulaclarion.com/stories/011411/out_770079841.shtml
Outdoors
Residents oppose coal mining in Beluga

We are writing in opposition to the Chuina Coal Mine. We have lived in Beluga for 37 years and have enjoyed hunting and fishing there. We do not believe that the coal field should be put in.

http://www.peninsulaclarion.com/stories/012011/let_773556014.shtml
Opinion
EPA to undertake study on potential Pebble impacts

...and has never been used before a permit application has been filed or approved. A similar EPA assessment of surface coal mining in the central Appalachia region led the agency to issue new regulations for water permits in August 2010 and to use...

http://www.peninsulaclarion.com/stories/021811/tra_787587273.shtml
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