The Environmental Protection Agency will host public hearings on its new carbon regulations in Pittsburgh on July 31 and August 1. We’ve already paid the price for EPA’s costly and politicized rulemaking, and the agency’s newest regulations could be the most devastating yet.
Come join coal communities from across the Tri-State area and special guests, including Governors Corbett and Tomblin, for a fun-filled, family friendly rally and learn how you can get involved and take action. Let’s show EPA our support for coal!
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WHEELING, WV -- WV Friends of Coal will team up with Cabela’s in Wheeling for the Annual “Miner Appreciation Celebration” during the Fourth of July weekend.
The event is part of Cabela’s “Hometown Heroes” program with employee discounts and special recognition extended to all Friends of Coal during Friday July 4th and Saturday, July 5th.
Friends of Coal will have a tent on site throughout the event to provide patrons an opportunity to join the organization and to learn more about the coal industry.
The two-day event will culminate on Saturday, July 5th with a concert by Chris Higbee, live remotes by local media outlets, raffles for door prizes and many other hunting and fishing displays and activities.
Cabela’s “Hometown Heroes” celebration is designed to raise money for Boatsy’s Boxes, an organization that sends gift baskets to our military stationed overseas.
If you have any questions or need additional information, please give us a call at 304-342-4153.
The 21st West Virginia Coal Festival is set for June 17 thru June 21 in downtown Madison. This year’s event will feature top-notch entertainers, a parade, miner’s memorial service, mine equipment exhibits, fireworks, carnival, beauty pageant and many other events.
Entertainment line-up: June 19, Matt Stillwell & 7 Bridges; June 20, Rick Huckaby & LITTLE TEXAS; and, June 21, Autumn Blair & Katie Ohh.
Friends of Coal will be front-and-center for the event. The FOC will staff an informational booth at the festival. Also, West Virginia Coal Association Senior Vice President Chris Hamilton will be the featured speaker for the opening night of the event.
Jack Owens and his "Days of Gold" tour with Kellie Pickler will headline this year's Friends of Coal Auto Fair, which is set for July 18 – 20th at the Paul Cline Memorial Sports Complex in Beckley. The Fair will again feature the car show, carnival rides, food, vendors, live music, special performance and surprise guests with upwards of 50,000 people from all over the country attending. Visit the website: www.friendsofcoalautofair.com<http://www.friendsofcoalautofair.com> for ticket, sponsorship, schedule and general information on this three-day weekend event.
The West Virginia Office of Miners’ Health Safety & Training has scheduled a workshop at 9 a.m. on June 26th at the WVU Academy of Mine Training and Energy, Dolls Run, WV. The workshop is a result of the passage of Title 36, Series 57, Rules Governing Proximity Detection Systems and Haulage Safety Generally. The purpose of the workshop is to review, and where necessary, explain the rule. Vendors will also be giving presentations on their products.