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Wed Oct 9, 2019, 12:08 PM

Blackhawk Mining to Close Three Coal Mines and Two Preparation Plants

8:13 am
October 9, 2019

(WVVA) (AP) Blackhawk Mining says it’s closing three mines and two preparation plants in West Virginia amid weak global coal markets, this is according to the Associated Press.

The Kentucky-based coal company on Tuesday announced the idling of its facilities in Logan and Mingo counties.

The company’s decision will impact 342 employees. Blackhawk says workers are encouraged to apply for open jobs elsewhere within the company.

Back in July, Blackhawk filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy, saying restructuring will allow it to get rid of over 60% of its debt.

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Response to RCW2014 (Original post)

Wed Oct 9, 2019, 12:17 PM

1. Another one of Dumpies campaign promises bites the dust

No state is harder hit by the coal slump in the U.S. than Wyoming, the nation’s largest coal producer, accounting for more than 40% of the nation’s output.

Coal production statewide through the first half of this year is down 30% from the same period five years ago, according to the Wyoming State Geological Survey.

A wave of layoffs and bankruptcies has the state searching for new uses and new markets for its most abundant mineral resource.

Trump’s pledge to save US coal is failing, leaving coal country in crisis

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Response to Cold Warrior (Reply #1)

Wed Oct 9, 2019, 02:32 PM

3. Trump: We will put coal miners back to work...




SAD the hard working coal miners bought his bullshit, indeed.

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Response to RCW2014 (Reply #3)

Wed Oct 9, 2019, 02:47 PM

5. Indeed

Indeed

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Response to RCW2014 (Original post)

Wed Oct 9, 2019, 12:57 PM

2. It's cute how you suddenly care about coal miners.............

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Wed Oct 9, 2019, 02:37 PM

4. Try not to drool all over yourself in excitement

We're getting wet

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