coal mining

Miners continue strike in Alabama after contract rejected

Apr 14, 2021
Warrior Met Coal
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Mine workers are still on strike at two coal mines after union members rejected a contract proposal.

The United Mine Workers of America said the representative for more than 1,100 Warrior Met Coal workers rejected a tentative deal in balloting on Friday.

International President Cecil Roberts said members have the final say in collective bargaining agreements, so they will continue to strike.The walkout affects two facilities.

Alabama Joins Coal Regulation Lawsuit

Jan 18, 2017
stream pollution
Tom Henderson / AP

The state of Alabama has joined a lawsuit seeking to block new rules from the Obama administration that crack down on coal mining near waterways.

Thirteen states, led by Texas, filed that lawsuit in federal court yesterday. Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton says the new “Stream Protection Rule” imposes what he calls “mandatory, one-size-fits-all” regulations that violate states’ rights.

The U.S. Department of the Interior says the new regulations will protect over 6,000 miles of America’s streams by preventing coal mining debris from being dumped into nearby waterways.