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On Tuesday, July 7th, Attorney General Patrick Morrisey joined several state organizations to host a town hall meeting in Putnam County to discuss the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and Environmental Protection Agency’s new rule regulating local waterways and his Office’s legal challenge to it.  In addition to Attorney General Morrisey, several local business leaders and representatives from the West Virginia Coal Association and West Virginia Business & Industry Council (Jason Bostic), Associated Builders and Contractors of West Virginia, Contractors Association of West Virginia (Mike Clowser), West Virginia Chamber of Commerce, West Virginia Farm Bureau (Charles Wilfong) and West Virginia Oil and Natural Gas Association (Corky DeMarco) discussed the potential effects this rule could have on local landowners.

The upcoming August 17 TVMI golf tournament is the main fund raiser for its scholarship fund and is in need of your support for next year’s scholarships.  At its May meeting, six 2015 scholarship recipients were named.  The top two $6,000 scholarships were awarded to Erika Coleman and Caroline Hatfield, both from Belfry High School.  Four $750 scholarships were awarded to Benjamin Fitch & Aaron Tackett from Sheldon Clark High School, Adriana Fleming from Logan High School and Olivia Ooten from Tug Valley High School.  For more information or registration for the golf tournament contact Andy Ashurst (aashurst@alphanr.com) or Georgene Robertson (grobertson@archcoal.com).

Commodity Region/Fuel

Avg. BTU

SO2

Price

Price/mmBTU

Central Appalachia

12,500

1.2

$54.80

$2.19

Northern Appalachia

13,000

3

$58.05

$2.23

Illinois Basin

11,800

5

$40.55

$1.73

Powder River Basin

8,800

0.8

$12.10

$0.69

Uinta Basin

11,700

0.8

$39.35

$1.68

Natural Gas (Henry Hub)

n/z

0.01

n/a

$2.79

Coal production in the U.S. fell sharply for the week ending July 4. And the decline from last year steepened, with production off 16.6% from last year’s levels according to the latest report from the Energy Information Agency (EIA) for the week.

High Court Curbs EPA's Power to Regulate Emissions

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday nixed the EPA's landmark rule limiting mercury and other emissions from power plants, saying it should have considered the rule's multi-billion-dollar compliance costs first.

CHARLESTON – The June 29th decision of the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn the EPA’s Mercury Rule is a major win for the coal industry and for American consumers.  The ruling affirms what we have argued from the beginning – the EPA’s actions under this rule and others were made without regard to economic consequences and were specifically designed to remove coal from the nation’s energy mix. 


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