The Friends of Coal Ladies Auxiliary has worked to become active participants in charity events; avid supporters of our miners, military and law enforcement; supporters of local conservation projects; providers of the Coal in the Classroom project and numerous other day- to-day activities in our communities and region.
All of this is possible because of our members who volunteer their time and efforts to raise money for coal awareness. Membership is FREE, and all are welcome to join the Friends of Coal Ladies Auxiliary. Join these hardworking, fun-loving individuals today to learn more about the energy that fuels your life and to make a positive contribution to your society.
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The Friends of Coal petition to protect America's coal jobs has now collected more than 12,500 letters of support through our convenient online tool.
The online tool allows you to file your comments calling on EPA to rescind its job-killing regulations that are halting the construction of new coal-fired power plants and essentially forcing the closure of existing plants. The letters are sent directly to the EPA's official comments e-mail address. You have until the close of business on December 1, 2014 to register your comments. If you have not already done so, we ask that you visit the online petition and add your support. You can do so at: www.friendsofcoal.org/soundoff<http://www.friendsofcoal.org/soundoff. Thanks to all those who have already participated.
The Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) published a notice in the Federal Register announcing two public hearings on the proposed rule on Criteria and Procedures for Assessment of Civil Penalties (30 CFR Part 100).
The hearing notice is available for viewing at the Federal Register Public Inspection Desk: http://www.federalregister.gov/inspection.aspx.
The public hearings will be held on December 4, 2014 at MSHA headquarters in Arlington, VA; and on December 9, 2014 in Denver, Colorado. The post-hearing comment period will close on January 9, 2015.
During its recent meeting and/or conference calls, the Association Board of Directors approved the following new Associate Members: Babst Calland with Christopher B. Power as their representative; GLOBAL Energy Resources, LLC, Dale Birchfield & Bill Ellis; Proactive Occupational Medicine, Inc., Dave Pack; and, Resolute Forest Products represented by Brian Wilmoth; the Law Office of Adele L. Abrams PC, with Sarah Ghiz Korwan; and The Southern West Virginia Stream and Wetland Mitigation Bank, represented by Katherine Birnie.
The entire membership welcomes these new members and certainly appreciates their confidence in the Association and the West Virginia coal industry. We look forward to their involvement with our long-standing members and the Association’s committees and activities as we all do everything possible to keep our people working.
Embracing New Direction
To The Editor:
There is a refreshing change moving through our wonderful state, from the panhandles to the southern coalfields and everywhere in between. Last week’s election has left us with real optimism and a true sense of Mountaineer Spirit.
At the West Virginia Business & Industry Council, where representatives from 26 different industries work on issues to move West Virginia forward, and all across the state, we have high hopes and even higher expectations for those who will be leading West Virginia starting in January.