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.



NRG Energy May Deactivate Coal Units

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


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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.



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.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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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.



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.


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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.


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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.