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)

Thursday, November 26, 2015

  • Trump Campaign Names Southwest Virginia Leadership Team
  • Northeast TN Pair Jailed in SW Virginia for Grand Larceny
  • VDOT Stats: Traffic Deaths Up 50% in Bristol District
  • Some Tennessee Teachers Convicted of Crimes Still Collecting Pensions
  • Bristol, Virginia Councilman Reacts to Study to Move Bristol Pirates to Tennessee Side
  • UT Study: Gas Tax Hike Needed for Roads
  • Rape Suspect in Greene County Indicted
  • Bristol TN to Consider Study for New Minor League Baseball Study
  • Johnson City Power Board Looks to Become an Authority
  • Johnson City Crews Battle Fire at a Home Under Construction
  • VDOT Aims to Smooth Holiday Traffic by Lifting Lane Closures
  • Parole Denied for Jamie Curd in So-Called Facebook Murder Case
  • Virginia Company Files 2nd Lawsuit Trying to Mine Uranium
  • Virginia Health Officials Say Flu Season Off to Slow Start
  • Mother Indicted by Greene Co Grand Jury, Charged With Murder in Death of Her Two Daughters
  • BVU CEO on Restitution Accounting: Slightly More Than Half of $720,118 Stolen in Fraud Scheme Recovered
  • Black Friday Bargains Include Adoptable Pets in Sullivan County
  • Milligan College Gets $1.2 Million Gift From Shipley Trust
  • Bloomingdale Home Invasion Thieves Brought Equipment to Roll Safe Outside, Drove "Loud" Getaway Vehicle
  • Police: Argument Over TV Characters, Lasagna Leads to Domestic Assault
  • UPDATE: Memphis Man Killed at Carter County Logging Job in Hampton
  • Unicoi Co Woman Booked on Contraband Charges
  • Gas Prices Continue to Drop

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