Search results “Surface mining jobs in southern wv”
WV Strip Mine Mingo County Surface Mine
Drone flight over a surface coal mining operation near my home.
Views: 438 TrainedZombie
Company adding 290 coal-mining jobs in VA, KY, and WV
Bluestone Resources says it is hiring 290 more workers for its coal-mining operations in West Virginia, Kentucky and Virginia. READ MORE: https://www.wjhl.com/top-news/company-adding-290-coal-mining-jobs-in-va-ky-and-wv/1552575073
Views: 63 WJHL
WV and U.S. Coal Production Way Up
U.S. coal production increased 100 percent in 2017; WV coal exports up by 42 percent.
Views: 115 WOWK 13 News
OSM expects its rulemaking to trim 7,000 coal mining jobs in 22 states
1/27/2011 - Peter Mail, a spokesman for the surface mining reclamation office, said the proposal's aim is "to better strike the balance between protecting the public and the environment while providing for viable coal mining." Mali said the document is the first working draft that was shared with state agencies, which are giving their comments on it. (More) http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=133248892 1/26/2011 - The Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement document says the agency's preferred rules would impose standards for water quality and restrictions on mining methods that would affect the quality or quantity of streams near coal mines. The office, a branch of the Interior Department, estimated that the protections would trim coal production to the point that an estimated 7,000 of the nation's 80,600 coal mining jobs would be lost. Production would decrease or stay flat in 22 states, but climb 15 percent in North Dakota, Wyoming and Montana. . . . West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection official Thomas Clarke told the Associated Press on Wednesday. "I've had OSM technical people who are concerned with stream impacts and outside contractors for OSM who are subcontractors on the EIS give me their opinion that the whole thing's a bunch of junk." (More) http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5j4JC7Gs3f7cpoJMK1xc-iveOoZ7Q?docId=1b0c534404754dc7a452ff23f9b3194d Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar commended the employees of the Office of Surface Mining on November 19, 2010, for their efforts to improve oversight of state surface coal-mining operations. In the past 12 months the Office of Surface Mining has increased the number of oversight inspections to evaluate how each state is administering its regulatory program. This a clip from: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U6WSvVpdm-w ---- 12/27/2010 - http://www.register-herald.com/todaysfrontpage/x258589936/What-s-in-a-name-Mountaintop-removal-vs-mountaintop-development (Excerpt) "In my mind, mountaintop 'removal' implies the site is mined and then left barren, lifeless and flattened. This couldn't be further from the truth," said Chris Hamilton of the West Virginia Coal Association. He points to the mining permit requirement that forces miners to restore the mines to their approximate original contour or to configure the land for an "alternate use." Restoring the land occurs in about 90 percent to 95 percent of former surface mines, Hamilton said. "We rebuild the mountain peak, resculpting it to approximately as close as possible to the original premining topography of the land, then we reseed it with grasses and trees," Hamilton said. However, Vivian Stockman, an organizer for the Ohio Valley Environmental Coalition, told West Virginia Public Broadcasting that a flyover of the southern West Virginia coalfields suggests little development on former surface mine sites. "If they're hoping to, you know, create shopping malls on some of these, I don't know where they're going to get all the shoppers," she said. "All the communities around these areas have been driven away." She added that the notion that West Virginia needs more flat land is a myth. "Back in 2002 we had some volunteers create some maps for us," she said. "There were just massive amounts of land that are not, in any way, shape or form, developed." Researchers from the Natural Resources Defense Council found that about 1.2 million acres and about 500 mountains were flattened by surface mining in central Appalachia. An aerial imagery analysis by NRDC found that about 90 percent of mountaintop removal sites were not converted to economic uses. Only about 4 percent of West Virginia and Kentucky mountaintops had been redeveloped, NRDC found. --- 11/18/2010 - Salazar Commends OSM Initiatives to Improve Oversight of State Surface Coal Mining Programs - http://www.doi.gov/news/pressreleases/Salazar-Commends-OSM-Initiatives-to-Improve-Oversight-of-State-Surface-Coal-Mining-Programs.cfm --- In June 2009, the U.S. Department of the Interior (Interior Department) entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to reduce the harmful environmental impacts of coal mining in six states in central Appalachia. Through the MOU, the three agencies intend to strengthen oversight and regulation and minimize the adverse environmental consequences of mountaintop removal mining. (More) http://www.osmre.gov/topic/Oversight/SCM/SCM.shtm
Views: 188 rhmooney3
We Are Brooks Run
Views: 1874 Jeff Bennett
Welcome To The Jungle
Southern West Virginia, where I work. The trees have recovered their green.
Views: 976 Frist Lsat
fkd up coal mine lol
very weird things went on lol
Views: 365 olv2008
Illinois Surface Coal Mine
Il Coal mine, Strip mine, Surface Mine, Van Villines, Coal Mining, Van Villines Coal Mine, Illinois mine, Illinois surface mine
Views: 489 Van Villines
coal mining 3 west va
Views: 246 TheLalkrs32
Inside the Coal Mines!!
Inside West Virginia's historical coal mines. It's freezing in there and pardon my grandmother talking in the background!! Subscribe!!
Views: 1045 EmilyEntertainment
WV  under ground coal mining
Ride into mine Alloy,WV (Mammoth coal) (Powellton seam)
Views: 59360 MrLeeroy81
American Coal Mining Documentary - Strip Mines - Appalachian Mountains - 1974
Views: 14803 ThamesTv
993k loading a 785b on a strip mine in virginia
This video was uploaded from an Android phone.
Views: 1515 TheBrandon8503
Strip Mining for Coal
Almost 20 years since the strip mine began and it is still going strong here in Stellarton, Nova Scotia. In another five or six years time the mining should be complete and will mark the end of over 200 years of coal mining here in Pictou County.
Views: 23751 JimHowDigsDirt
Strip Mining for Coal
Mining for Coal in Stellarton on Nov.6 2012.
Views: 66411 JimHowDigsDirt
Miners Rights
The Battle of Matewan (also known as the Matewan Massacre) was a shootout in the town of Matewan, West Virginia in Mingo County on May 19, 1920 between local miners and the Baldwin-Felts Detective Agency.
Views: 2195 jacksonhurt
Blasting overburden to access coal in a strip mine
An example of blasting used to remove overburden to access coal to be strip mined. Filmed on Feb 17, 2017 near Hazleton, Pa
Views: 542 deepdishpies
Strip job
Views: 93 adam010880
A clip from Before the Mountain Was Moved documentary (1969) about surface coal mining in WV
This is from the documentary Before the Mountain Was Moved (1969, 60 minutes) -- the complete film is shown here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lferrcK4cwQ A composite of five clips (11:30 minutes) of Elias Bailey can be seen here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QA8u9Q3wX-0 The documentary explores the coal mining industry and the local's attempts to pass state legislation to conserve the environment -- The citizens of Raleigh County, West Virginia watch as strip mining destroys the forest they've always called home. It is a land dominated by heritage, history and a simple way of living that has not seen much change in the past century. The people who live around the mining activities are not eager to see their homes, their way of living, their heritage, disappear through greed and questionable mining processes.
Views: 798 rhmooney3
Retired miner Curby Thacker on coal jobs
Curby Thacker, father of unemployed coal miner Kyle Thacker, is a retired miner who talks about how easy it was to get a job in the 1970s. He was interviewed by reporter Bill Estep. Published June 10, 2013.
Inside Germany's coal-mining operation
Last month the UN warned about the potential impacts of climate change. Now scientists and officials are meeting in Berlin to finalise another report on what to do about it. They are expected to call for a major push for renewable energy like wind and solar and a move away from fossil fuels such as coal. This comes as many countries try to switch to low-carbon forms of power - among them Germany which is now the world leader in solar power but also remains the largest producer of one of the dirtiest forms of fuel. David Shukman visited a lignite coal mine south of Berlin to see the scale of the operation.
Views: 3783 Today's World News
The American Diaster
Communities near mountaintop removal mining sites are often subject to powerful flash floods. Without trees on steep mountain and valley fill slopes, rainfall quickly becomes dangerous. Some of the most recent flash-flooding occurred in Mingo County in southern West Virginia in May 2009. This was the 19th flood in 11 years to hit Mingo County and surrounding areas of southern West Virginia's coalfields.Killing 300 people. Massey Energy has mountaintop mines along about five miles of Gilbert Creek. Mounts' daughter believes her damage, on Pickering Creek, came from runoff from Massey's Frasure Creek mine, which had begun work in her area. Across from Mounts'own home, a narrow gully turned into a roaring river for two days after the storm. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) notes that iron and manganese concentrations surpass drinking water guidelines in at least 40% of wells in the Appalachian Plateau, and in about 70% of the wells near reclaimed surface coal mines of the region. In a 2003 Draft Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement, the EPA reports that "stream chemistry monitoring efforts show significant increases in conductivity, hardness, sulfate, and selenium concentrations downstream of [mountaintop removal] operations." These contaminated headwaters are the origin of drinking water resources for millions of people in major downstream American cities. Coal slurry, a byproduct of washing and processing coal with water and chemicals, is highly toxic and can leach into groundwater supplies. Up to sixty different chemicals are used to wash coal, not to mention the heavy metals naturally present in the coal. In Prenter Hollow, West Virginia, over 300 residents are suing nine coal companies for water contamination from coal slurry injected in abandoned underground mine shafts. Residents believe that the contaminated water is causing major health issues sometimes causing 1,000 deaths. In the United States today there are groups of individuals bound and determined to paint coal white. They use terms like clean coal and carbon capture like they are preaching the gospel. Many people will say there is no such thing as clean coal, including myself... let me explain. Clean coal, as preached by the coal industry, is a process of removing the Co2 (primary greenhouse gas) from coal-fired power plant emissions or flue gases and storing it indefinitely underground (carbon capture and storage). Coal has a dirty legacy going back at least 100 years that has absolutely nothing to do with flue gas. I have many memories of my father and grand-father standing on a picket line sometimes for months fighting the coal industry for better working conditions and/or better benefits. Mining related illnesses like blacklung still claim lives in the coalfields today. Now with mountaintop removal becoming so dominant other illnesses plague nearby communities. The coal industry as it relates to the health and welfare of its employees and its relationship with nearby communities is the first dirty aspect of coal. Coal mining is the second. The mining of coal actually has a few sub-branches on the 'dirty tree'-- montaintop removal, valley fill, acid mine drainage, air pollution (coal truck traffic, coal dust, blasting particulates). Ask a coal miner coming in from work and before he showers how clean coal mining is. Ask a resident affected by one of the multitude of impacts associated with mountaintop removal (blasting, blasting particulates, cracked home foundations, illnesses, economic destruction...) how clean coal mining is. The third dirty aspect of coal is the processing. This aspect has two main sub-branches -- coal dust, coal slurry.
Views: 1767 Heaven Angel
Reclaiming Iowa's abandoned coal mine lands
A century ago, southern Iowa was home to hundreds of surface coal mines. As the coal boom died so did the companies that mined for it, leaving those mines abandoned and open to the elements. Today, decades after the industry died, efforts slowly continue to clean up the deserted mines and reclaim the ground that was once rich with coal. Original broadcast date: May 31, 2017 For more Iowa Outdoors follow us at: www.iptv.org/iowaoutdoors www.facebook.com/iowaoutdoorsiptv www.instagram.com/iowaoutdoorstv www.twitter.com/iowaoutdoorstv Iowa Outdoors is a series produced by Iowa Public Television in partnership with the Iowa Department of Natural Resources that highlights outdoor recreation, environmental issues, conservation initiatives, and Iowa's outdoor natural resources.
Views: 1146 Iowa Outdoors
Strip Mining
The Temperature of the Air on the Bow of the Kaleetan by Chris Zabriskie is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Source: http://chriszabriskie.com/uvp/ Artist: http://chriszabriskie.com/
Views: 2077 AV8R Dave Truskowsky
American Strip Mining - Appalachian Mountains - 1974
Strip Mining for coal in the Appalachian Mountains. First Shown: 25/07/1974 If you would like to license a clip from this video please e mail: [email protected] Quote: VT9724
Views: 618 ThamesTv
The Abilene Band- 'West Virginia Coal'
With respect to our friends from West Virginia, we also recorded and produced this video, again speaking to the wonderful heritage of coal mining in that state as well as our home state of Pennsylvania. Thanks for watching! All comments welcome.
Views: 327 OCS productions
Winchester coal mines 038
Views: 54 Brian T Bowens
coal mine reclamation
these mountains sucked until coal mining came along! --- A commercial run in WV by Walker/Cat: http://www.walker-cat.com/index.php/www/community/media
Views: 5420 gristmagazine
As Coal Goes
Once the most formidable industry in West Virginia, coal is progressively losing its economic dominance throughout Central Appalachia as production slows due to tightening pollution controls, greater availability of cheap natural gas and growing competition from other coal basins. Uncertainty about the region's economic future and stability of miners' livelihoods has grown in recent years. Residents and lawmakers are left trying to find solutions to a problem that is difficult to fully anticipate.
The "coal miners dougie"
Views: 1441 wvminer8208
Strip Mining Keeps The Lights On
Explosion at 6:01
Views: 1708 gmc sierrahd
Strip Mining
Video for Geography 105 Visual Project
Views: 140 1kdoodles
Air Quality Mine closes, cuts jobs
Air Quality Mine closes, cuts jobs
Views: 40 WTHI-TV
Coal mine,in west virginia,cw eléctric..
CW Electric and RCC....
Views: 19 Somzac Gatote
Joshua Nelson's Speech on WV Coal and the Economy
Delegate Joshua Nelson, 23rd Delegate District (Boone County West Virginia) speaks on the House Floor in regards to Recent Mine Layoffs and Economic Development in Southern West Virginia
Views: 469 Joshua Nelson
World News - Coal mining deaths surge in 2017 after hitting record low
World News - Coal mining deaths surge in 2017 after hitting record low Coal mining deaths surged in the US in 2017, one year after they hit a record low.The nation's coal mines recorded 15 deaths last year, including eight in West Virginia. That is nearly double the death toll in 2016, when eight people died in coal mining incidents.West Virginia has led the nation in coal mining deaths in six of the past eight years.Although Wyoming produces the most coal of any state, there was only one death there last year, as less dangerous surface mining is more common in the state.Kentucky had two deaths, and there were one each in Alabama, Colorado, Montana, Pennsylvania.Last year's fatalities represented the highest death toll since 2014, when 16 miners died.That includes 2010, when 29 miners were killed in an explosion at the Upper Big Branch mine in southern West Virginia.In September, retired coal company executive David Zatezalo of Wheeling, West Virginia was appointed by President Donald Trump as the new chief of the Mine Safety and Health Administration.Trump made promises to revive Appalachia's flagging coal mining industry one of the hallmarks of his presidential campaign.Employment in the coal mining industry has rebounded somewhat since his election.In November, there were 51,200 people employed in the US coal mining industry, up from 49,700 a year prior, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.In the mid 1980s, employment in the industry topped 178,000, but has been in a state of steady decline ever since, due in part to advances in technology.More recently, competition from natural gas - which has dropped in price due to the fracking boom - has put pressure on the US coal industry.Republicans have also blamed environment regulations, and Trump has made some moves to roll back Obama-era regulations such as the Stream Protection Rule. Source: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5229717/US-coal-mining-deaths-surge-2017-hitting-record-low.html?ITO=1490&ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490
Views: 50 World News
WV DUAL SPORT We just had to film this sunset on Cow Creek which looks down on the historic coal mining town of Oceana,WV. We are a new organization dedicated to riding Dual-sport motorcycles all over Wild and Wonderful West Virginia. Check us out on Facebook
Views: 171 onthetrailtv
RAMPS Mountain Mobilization: Hobet Strip Mine, West Virginia
More than 50 protesters affiliated with the R.A.M.P.S. Campaign have walked onto Patriot Coal's Hobet mine and shut it down. Ten people locked to a rock truck, boarded it and dropped banners: "Coal Leaves, Cancer Stays." At least three have been arrested, with another in a tree being threatened by miners with a chain saw. Earlier in the day, two people were arrested at Kanawha State Forest before a group of protesters headed to the state capitol. "The government has aided and abetted the coal industry in evading environmental and mine safety regulations. We are here today to demand that the government and coal industry end strip mining, repay their debt to Appalachia, and secure a just transition for this region," Dustin Steele of Matewan, W.Va. said. Steele was one of the people locked to the rock truck. Mounting scientific evidence shows that strip mining negatively impacts community health and miner health. Recent studies have found a 42 percent increase in risk of birth defects around strip mines, and miners who spend at least 20 years as strip-mine drillers have a 61 percent chance of contracting silicosis, a virulent form of black lung. "The coal companies are poisoning our water and air, and they're treating the workers no better than the land -- fighting workplace health and safety protections to get the most out of labor as they can," said Junior Walk of Whitesville, W.Va. As coal production declines, protesters are concerned that the region will be left with only illness and environmental devastation as the industry pulls out of the region and companies file for bankruptcy to shed legacy costs. Patriot Coal is currently going through Chapter 11 bankruptcy, in which union contracts and pensions could be on the chopping block. Both UMWA pensions and the state's Special Reclamation Fund are funded through a per-ton tax on coal. With Central Appalachian coal production in the middle of a projected six-year, 50 percent decline, this funding stream is increasingly unsustainable. Protesters are calling on the coal industry and government to ensure that funding is available both to honor commitments to retired workers and to restore the land. "Coal companies must employ their surface mine workers in reclaiming all disturbed land to the highest standards. Instead of arguing about the 'war on coal,' political leaders should immediately allocate funds to retrain and re-employ laid off miners to secure a healthy future for the families of this region," said R.A.M.P.S. spokesperson Mathew Louis-Rosenberg. Appalachian communities, from union miners to the anti-strip mining activists of the 1960s, have a proud history of confronting the coal industry and demanding an end to its exploitive practices with direct civil disobedience. R.A.M.P.S. and other campaigns have returned to this tradition to eliminate strip mining once and for all. Since its founding in 2011, R.A.M.P.S. has organized a range of actions, from tree-sits to blockades of coal trucks. Today's protesters are among the hundreds of people across the country who are joining this summer's National Uprising Against Extraction, using radical tactics to fight oppressive extractive industries and demand a transition to a sustainable economy.
Views: 1399 OhioFracktion
Alabama Coal Miners need updated mine safety laws
Who stands with them?
Views: 654 leftinalabamavid
Sunrise Coal Miner Profiles - Matt Smith
Matt Smith, Foreman, Out-By Crew After a career in law enforcement, Matt started working at Sunrise. He's thrilled that his job has allowed his wife to stay at home to care for their three children. For more information, go to www.sunrisecoal.com
Views: 1035 sunrisecoalvideos
SGI/ISP Strip Mining Operations at Tom's Creek, PA
A look at strip mining operations in the Blue Ridge Mountains, just above Fairfield and Carroll Valley, PA. Once part of Michaux State Forest, on Saturday, April 13th, 2013 Hamiltonban Township's Board of Supervisors voted 3 to 2 to rezone 110 acres from forest conservation to industrial to allow SGI/ISP to expand operations onto land local taxpayers and conservation groups had purchased and placed in the PA DNR's hands for managing the care and protection of Tom's Creek, a vital water source for the valley below and the Potomac River watershed. The rezoning made possible by a most controversial land swap conducted between the Pennsylvania Department of Natural Resources and multi-national SGI/ISP. http://www.friendsoftomscreek.org/land-acquisition/
Reclaimed Strip Mining Sites Mingo County WV from DJI Phantom 3 professional drone 4K
Took a short drone flight over old reclaimed abandoned coal mining operations in Mingo County WV. You can see 2 separate operations form my aerial view. Mountain Top Removal is kind of beautiful from the air.
Views: 1335 TrainedZombie
Strip Mine
This is a clip of how coal companies remove trees to prepare for strip mining.
Views: 723 WVoutdoorsman100
McKinley Sumner:  Coal & Appalachia
Trey Moore interviews McKinley Sumner. This work is part of the New Ground. treymoore.org, kftc.org McKinley's property was illegally mined by ICG. He won the court case for trespassing. Part of the settlement was the planting of indigenous white oak trees which were destroyed by the strip mining. We visit the site. This video was taken summer of 2010 at the site of an inactive strip mine. This is Reclamation.
Views: 397 Treuwulf
Our Coal in Southwest Virginia....
I couldn't help but record Norfolk Southern Trains hauling our Coal through Richlands, VA...This is what our region of Southwest Virginia depends on to feed our families...We are coal miners...
Views: 143 SWCoal
Strip Mining (1975)
Location unspecified. Fork lift truck fills truck in open quarry. Strip mining. FILM ID:3370.11 A VIDEO FROM BRITISH PATHÉ. EXPLORE OUR ONLINE CHANNEL, BRITISH PATHÉ TV. IT'S FULL OF GREAT DOCUMENTARIES, FASCINATING INTERVIEWS, AND CLASSIC MOVIES. http://www.britishpathe.tv/ FOR LICENSING ENQUIRIES VISIT http://www.britishpathe.com/ British Pathé also represents the Reuters historical collection, which includes more than 120,000 items from the news agencies Gaumont Graphic (1910-1932), Empire News Bulletin (1926-1930), British Paramount (1931-1957), and Gaumont British (1934-1959), as well as Visnews content from 1957 to the end of 1979. All footage can be viewed on the British Pathé website. https://www.britishpathe.com/
Views: 126 British Pathé

Conflicting perspectives related texts essay
Ucd essay cover sheet
9gag writing essay
Write a narrative essay on life is good
Anna wilson illustration essay