Monday, July 16, 2012

New EPA Regulation Killing Hundreds of Area Coal Jobs
On Monday, The Subcommittee on Energy and Power held a public hearing in Abingdon VA to discuss a new EPA regulation that could mean a dramatic loss of jobs in the area’s coal mining industry. Miners and EPA supporters alike packed out the hearing as Congressmen Phil Roe, Morgan Griffith, and Edward Whitfield , announced the EPA has placed a standard on CO2 Emissions from coal power facilities that Industry leaders say will mean fewer jobs for coal miners and higher energy prices for Americans. EPA Supporters admitted the new regulation could kill coal jobs but said the loss of jobs could help the local economy. However Barbara Althauser with the Eastern Coal Council says the coal mining jobs are too important to lose and that the new regulation is nothing less than an attack on our region. Supporters of the EPA regulation that the EPA wasn’t to blame for the job-killing regulation. (hra)

Friday, August 28, 2015

  • Firefighters Among Those Arrested in $100,000 Hawkins County Barn Fires
  • Kingsport Police Honored for Crash Prevention and Traffic Safety
  • Kingsport Planning Organization Recommends Main Street Overhaul
  • Jackson Cancels Bristol, VA Appearance Due to Family Emergency
  • BVU Asks Tri-Cities Christian Schools Again to Return Donation
  • Murder Suspect Out of Florida Arrested in Wise County, VA
  • Judge Changes Bond Conditions for Kingsport Pastor Indicted for Theft, Money Laundering
  • Kingsport Paving Project to Begin This Weekend
  • Three Men Indicted, Bringing Total to Four in Arson Case in Hawkins County
  • Tennessee Prison System to Undergo Independent Review
  • Special Funding Used to Help Construct New Housing in Kingsport
  • Ruling Could Impact Bristol Cop Killer on Death Row
  • Roan Mountain Man Charged with Kidnapping, Aggravated Assault
  • Tri-Cities Airport Wins Award for Financial Reporting
  • Moment of Silence for Slain Journalists before Governor Opens Address on Virginia Economy



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