CHARLESTON –The Kanawha Valley Mining Institute will host its monthly meeting for December on December 3, at 6 pm at the Holiday Inn and Suites in Charleston.  The program sponsor is Joy Global and Shannon Vest. The program specifics will be announced next week.
This will be the Annual Christmas Celebration and if you can donate door prizes they will be appreciated.  A REMINDER: Scholarship applications are due by the December 3 meeting 
To Register for the KVMI Mailing List – Go To: http://www.kvmi.org/contact.html
or contact Pat Damron, President - KVMI at (304)544-7343 or pdamron@jhfletcher.com

PRINCETON --The next regular meeting of the Pocahontas Coal Association will be held Thursday, December 10th, at 6:00 PM at the Princeton Elks Club. 
As is tradition during the Winter meeting, the PCA will be honoring the Boys High School Football Players of the Week, and also the Player of the Year. A dinner will also accompany the awards presentation. Bill Raney, President of the West Virginia Coal Association,will speak.
Please plan to come and bring a friend! 

Contact Jason Fannin at 276-623-2914 or 276-698-5317
The Pocahontas Coal Association,  Inc.

WASHINGTON – The American Coalition for Clean Coal Electricity announced the election ofJoseph Craft III, president and CEO and director of Alliance Resource Partners, L.P., as its next chairman.Michael Ward, chairman and CEO of CSX, was elected vice chairman.
“As the heads of organizations dedicated to the assurance of reliable access to affordable energy, Mr. Craft and Mr. Ward bring tremendous experience and leadership to ACCCE at a critical time for industry,” said Mike Duncan, president and CEO of ACCCE. “We look forward to working together to overturn EPA’s power plan and to assure affordable coal-based electricity for decades to come.”

October 28, 2015 @10am | Charleston Civic Center

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WVCA Environmental Workshop

(Preliminary Agenda)

10:00am – 10:15am

Welcome and Introductions

Jason Bostic

West Virginia Coal Association

John McDaniel

Arch Coal, Inc./WVCA Environmental and Technical Committee Chair


10:15am – 11:00am

Impoundments/MSHA Update

Barry Thacker, P.E.

Geo/Environmental Associates, Inc.


11:00am – 11:30am

Water Quality Standards Updated: Selenium and Aluminum

Jason Bostic

Jennie Henthorn

Henthorn Environmental Services


11:30am – 12:30pm



12:30pm – 1:15pm

Site-Specific Water Quality Standards

Jennie Henthorn


1:15pm – 1:45pm

Clean Power Plan Overview

Christopher “Kip” Power

Babst Calland


1:45pm – 2:15pm

Water Quality Standards: Narrative, Conductivity, and Permit Shield

Robert McClusky

Jackson Kelly PLLC

Jennie Henthorn


2:15pm – 2:45pm

Endangered Species Act Update: Bats and Crayfish

Allyn Turner

Steptoe & Johnson PLLC


2:45pm – 3:15pm

WOTUS Report

Mike Castle

Applied Strategic Solutions


3:15pm – 4:00pm

OSM’s Proposed Stream Protection Rule

Jason Bostic


4:00pm – 4:30pm

Political and Legislative Report/Outlook

Jason Bostic

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CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- The fight against Obama's EPA is never-ending. But, today West Virginia and surrounding states got a win over the Federal Government in the 6th Circuit, thanks to the work of Attorney General Patrick Morrisey.

The 6th Circuit has blocked the EPA and Army Corps of Engineers from enforcing new rules over small stream, land, farms and other private property.

"Thanks to a conservative Attorney General with the courage to take on D.C. and Obama, we have a fighting chance to save our energy industries, farms and private property rights," said West Virginia Republican Party Chairman Conrad Lucas. "Every day Patrick Morrisey works to protect us from an out-of-control Federal bureaucracy. West Virginia is lucky to have such a committed and effective conservative leader in Patrick Morrisey."

West Virginia is a leader among the 31 states fighting this Waters of the United States (WOTUS) Rule.

The rule extends the EPA and Corps of Engineers' regulatory jurisdiction to an untold number of small bodies of water, including roadside ditches and short-lived streams or any other area where the agencies believe water may flow once every 100 years. It was published in the Federal Register June 29, and the agencies began enforcing the rule Aug. 28.

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