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WDBJ7 Senior ReporterUranium mining is one of the most important and contentious issues Virginia lawmakers will tackle during the upcoming session of the General Assembly. The opening round of the battle played out Monday in Richmond. Supporters of the plan to develop a...
Southern Coal Corp. is recalling several hundred laid-off miners in Kentucky, Virginia and West Virginia and plans to hire 650 new workers. Roanoke-based Southern Coal announced Tuesday that it has entered into a multiyear contract to supply coal to...
The Virginia U.S. Senate race is among the most closely watched and hotly contested in the country, and the outcome could determine which party controls the Senate. WDBJ7's Hollani Davis goes one on one with Republican George Allen. Hollani:...
This week's Election 2012 candidate profile focuses on the 9th District Congressional race. The 9th district is located in the southwest portion of the state and includes Montgomery, Pulaski, Giles, Floyd, Craig, Carroll, and Grayson Counties, along with...
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In our Election 2012 coverage, we focus on the 9th Congressional District. It is located in the southwestern portion of the state and it includes Montgomery, Pulaski, Giles, Floyd and Craig Counties and parts of Henry and Roanoke Counties. Incumbent 9th...
Coal producer Alpha Natural Resources says it's eliminating 1,200 jobs companywide, including 400 with the immediate closing of eight mines in Virginia, West Virginia and Pennsylvania. Chief Executive Officer Kevin Crutchfield says the layoffs begin...
WDBJ7 Senior ReporterNew environmental regulations and their impact on Virginia's coal industry are fueling more debate in southwest Virginia. Ninth District Congressman Morgan Griffith and two other Republicans on a House Energy and Power subcommittee are holding a field...
ReporterThe Environmental Protection Agency is imposing strict standards on new power plants. Praised by environmentalists, the limits on emissions of carbon dioxide are meant to reduce greenhouse gases. Tuesday, 9th District Congressman Morgan Griffith said...
ReporterIt's the mineral that's pumped millions of dollars into southwest Virginia's economy, but not everyone is crazy about coal. Environmentalists gathered on Virginia Tech's campus to protest coal, Wednesday afternoon. The group takes issue with the coal...
Appalachian Power today asked to increase the base rate charged to customers. The utility filed a rate review and increase request with the State Corporation Commission for an overall increase of 9.6% that would take effect early in 2012. The utility...
Tags: Renovation, Elections, Politics, Mining, Tennessee
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) -- Gov. Bob McDonnell says he will protect Virginia's coal industry from what he calls "overburdensome and costly" federal mining regulations. The governor addressed coal interests Tuesday in Richmond. He later said Virginia could...
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