A West Virginia coal tycoon with ties to the Tri State died unexpectedly yesterday. Chris Cline, self made billionaire and founder of Foresight Energy, along with his daughter died when a helicopter they were in crashed off the coast of Nassau in the Bahamas. ... Read More.
Coal Mine Fatality Reported A Hamilton County Coal Miner died early Sunday morning following a freak accident at Hamilton County Coal, near Dahlgren. S & L Industries reported John Ditterline was fatally injured when he was caught between a material door and the rib while trying... Read More.
State Representative Dave Severin (R-Benton) and his colleagues in the legislature were invited by Alliance Resource Partners to tour Hamilton County Coal Mine #1, on Thursday, December 7. Those attending with Rep. Severin were Sen. Dale Fowler (R-Harrisburg), and Rep. Brad Halbrook (R-Shelbyville). “I had... Read More.
Terry Phegley of Sunrise Coal shows a piece of equipment to SIC President Dr. Jonah Rice and SIC Fire Training Coordinator, Bobby Williams. One of the key pieces of equipment needed... Read More.
Congressman John Shimkus (R, Illinois-15) released the following statement after learning that Pattiki mine outside Carmi will close: “With every mine closure, EPA’s War on Coal inflicts more pain on coal producing areas of our country. Each new anti-coal rule and regulation... Read More.
NEW YORK (AP) - Peabody Energy, the nation's largest coal miner, is seeking bankruptcy protection. The St. Louis based company filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection Wednesday in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Missouri. The company says all mines and offices... Read More.
To help stimulate the local economy, state Rep. Brandon Phelps, D-Harrisburg, has introduced legislation making it easier for coal companies to receive approval of mining applications. “Coal is vital to Southern Illinois’ economy and despite recent efforts by President Obama and Washington D.C. politicians to... Read More.
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – To help stimulate the local economy, state Rep. Brandon Phelps, D-Harrisburg, introduced legislation making it easier for coal companies to receive approval of mining applications. “Coal is vital to Southern Illinois’ economy and despite recent efforts by President Obama and... Read More.
A class action lawsuit has been filed against Alliance Resource Partners and Hamilton County Coal by a miner affected by the lasted round of layoffs. KFVS-12 News is reporting that Franklin County miner Carl Leeper filed the suit on behalf of the 200 miners and... Read More.