Support American Coal Mining Jobs & Affordable Energy

Legislation introduced in the U.S. House by Rep. Frank Palone (D-N.J.) and in the U.S. Senate by Sens. Ben Cardin (D-Md.) and Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) will severely restrict all types of coal mining, threatening thousands of high-paying coal jobs.

ACT now and urge Congress to reject the so-called "Clean Water Protection Act" (H.R. 1310) and the "Appalachian Restoration Act" (S. 696).

These bills jeopardize the future of domestic coal mining and will saddle American consumers and businesses with massive energy price hikes. Hundreds of thousands of mining jobs could be lost and many projects that help stimulate the economy will never be brought to fruition.

ACT now and urge Congress to reject misguided and ill-informed efforts to prohibit mining practices that create good American jobs and help power our homes and businesses with abundant and affordable domestic energy.

To write your members of Congress, please click here.

Coal Refuse Disposal Facility Seminar

The West Virginia Coal Association and Geo/Environmental Associates, Inc. will lead a COAL REFUSE DISPOSAL FACILITY SEMINAR featuring Simplified Seismic Design on Friday, April 16, 2010 at the Embassy Suites in Charleston, WV.  This seminar will provide an overview of the new requirements for seismic design in the MSHA Engineering and Design Manual for Coal Refuse Disposal Facilities which may intimidate the uninformed.  Eight (8) PDH hours will be awarded for this one-day seminar.  Presentations will be geared toward those who manage and build these structures so they can understand the new requirements and make informed decisions.  For more info, visit or contact Carol Moore at 865-584-0344 Ext. 102 or

Stop EPA from Imposing Job Killing Climate Regulations - Write Your Senators Today

America's future economic prosperity relies on the availability of affordable, domestic energy. Unfortunately, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) could soon impose a massive new global warming scheme on America's economy designed to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. But you can stop them.

If you haven't already done so, please write your Senators today.

If EPA gets its way, American energy supplies could be severely constrained, leaving American families with massive new energy bills and American businesses buried under a mountain of bureaucratic red tape.

EPA could be stopped in its tracks by a bipartisan resolution (S.J. Res. 26) recently introduced by Sens. Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) and Blanche Lincoln (D-Ark.).

By your urging your Senators to co-sponsor the bipartisan resolution you can help stop stop unelected EPA bureaucrats from ignoring the will of the American people.

ACT now and urge your Senators to co-sponsor S.J. Res. 26,please click here.
Thank you for your support.

US Guv Patents Methane for Coal Liquefaction

Direct use of methane in coal liquefaction - Patent 4687570 
In a recent dispatch, we documented that Methane, as can be synthesized via Sabatier-type Carbon Dioxide recycling, or the Hydro, or Steam, Gasification of Coal, can, according to Exxon and collaborating researchers in Australia, be used to improve the conversion of Coal into liquid hydrocarbons.
Herein, we document that, not only does our United States Government know that Methane can improve the process of Coal Liquefaction, they own the rights to use it for that purpose.

Symposium Largest Fever

 With over 1000 registered for the 37th Annual Mining Symposium it was the largest ever held.  A very special thanks to all of the speakers, sponsors and exhibitors for making this Symposium a huge success.  If you have suggestions or comments on making next year’s Symposium better please let us know.

We would like to congratulate all of the Mountaineer Guardian and Reclamation Award winners, listed below.  You may also access the photographs and presentations on our web site by going to: