Lawsuits target Rosebud and West Elk coal mines

Conservation groups have recently filed lawsuits against Montana and Colorado environmental state agencies over the Rosebud and West Elk mines, reported the Associated Press.  The AP said that the Montana Environmental Information Center and Sierra Club are challenging the Montana Department of Environmental Quality’s approval of a proposed expansion of the Rosebud Mine, a surface coal mine operated by Westmoreland…

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What You Missed at MINExpo 2021

Check Out More About The Show, Impressive Turnout, And Read Over Several Of The Products, Services And Announcements Made During This Year’s Event – Five Years In The Making. MINExpo International returned to Las Vegas, Nev., from September 13-15, after last being held in 2016 and being postponed in 2020 due to the global coronavirus pandemic. Back at the Las…

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New West Virginia longwall mine kicks off operations

Arch Resources has confirmed that the long-awaited start of production at the Leer South longwall operation in Barbour County, W.Va., has finally arrived. The start-up, which was official at the end of August following a 30-day outage to upgrade the material handling system at the site, comes after two-and-a-half years of work and about US$400 million in investment dollars to…

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