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NTSB: Ship Hit Baltimore CSX Pier While Going Too Fast

The National Transportation Safety Board says high speed was the probable cause of a shipping accident that did more than $2 million worth of damage to a CSX Corp. coal pier in Baltimore Harbor.

04/18/2014

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NRG Energy May Deactivate Coal Units

The new owner of two Maryland power plants says the plants will likely stop burning coal.

12/16/2013

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What’s Best For The Environment: Do This, Not That

When trying to determine what is best for the environment, there are several options we are faced with. Here are some helpful and simple pointers to lead a greener lifestyle.

12/09/2013

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History Comes To Life In Md. Museum’s Models

Hagerstown was nicknamed the “Hub City” during the heyday of coal and steam, a history that one can see in small scale at the Hagerstown Roundhouse Museum.

10/20/2013

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Judge: Md. Owner Must Certify W.Va. Slurry Dam & Pay $13,500 Fine

The operator of a Barbour County coal slurry dam that hasn’t been certified by a professional engineer in more than two years has until June 3 to get the job done and to pay federal regulators more than $13,500 in fines, a federal judge says.

05/06/2013

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CSX Says No One Hurt In Md. Coal Train Derailment

CSX Corp. says no one was hurt in a derailment of 73 cars on a coal train in western Maryland.

02/21/2013

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2 Counties Seeking ‘Energy Corridor’ In Western Md.

Maryland’s two westernmost counties are seeking state support for development of an “energy corridor” recognizing the economic value of the region<s natural resources.

01/25/2013

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Bill To Repeal Md. Coal Tax Credit Revived

State lawmakers from far western Maryland are fighting an effort to repeal a tax credit that rewards electric companies for buying Maryland coal.

01/10/2013

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Steam Engine Rides The Rails In Frederick County

An 82-year-old steam engine is riding the rails for the first time in decades in Frederick County.

06/22/2012

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Feds Fund Food Production On Old Md. Mine Land

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is helping convert old coal-mining land in western Maryland into greenhouses to grow food for Frostburg State University students.

04/12/2012

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Baltimore Co. Man Found Dead In Shipment Of Coal

Two dead bodies were unloaded from a Florida freight train in a shipment of coal. One of them was a young man from Baltimore County.

12/14/2011

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W.Va. Court Rejects Bid To Halt Massey Energy Sale

The West Virginia Supreme Court rejected a request Tuesday to temporarily bar Massey Energy Co. shareholders from voting on a proposed $7.1 billion sale to rival coal producer Alpha Natural Resources.

05/31/2011

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