New Questions on Peabody’s Financial Ability to Clean Up Its Mine Leavings

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Mead Gruver:An environmental group is formally questioning Peabody Energy’s ability to fully bond its coal mines in Wyoming and elsewhere in the Rocky Mountain region, saying the St. Louis-based company has insufficient funding to qualify for self-bonding.Bonding helps ensure funding is in place to fill in mines that close and restore them to a natural state. Self-bonding exempts companies from posting conventional bond in exchange for showing they have sufficient resources to pay for all potential mine reclamation.St. Louis-based Peabody has almost $900 million in self-bonding obligations in Wyoming. They cover three big open-pit mines in the Powder River Basin, a region that supplies almost 40 percent of the nation’s coal.“It’s time to stop letting bankrupt coal companies ride on the backs of the America public,” Jeremy Nichols with WildEarth Guardians said.WildEarth Guardians filed its complaint Tuesday with the federal Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement. Groups also have raised concern about self-bonding for Wyoming mines operated by St. Louis-based Arch Coal and Bristol, Virginia-based Alpha Natural Resources, two companies that recently filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy.Full article: Group questions Peabody Energy’s coal mine self-bonding New Questions on Peabody’s Financial Ability to Clean Up Its Mine Leavingslast_img read more

Joseph 82, Louis 75, turn tables on Scorpions

first_imgNORTH SOUND, Antigua, (CMC) – Test fast bowler Alzarri Joseph narrowly missed out on what would have been a superb hundred while fellow speedster Jeremiah Louis chimed in with a half-century, as they frustrated Jamaica Scorpions with a brilliant century stand to rescue Leeward Islands Hurricanes.With Hurricanes tottering on 111 for eight after being sent in on Thursday’s opening day, Joseph launched a stunning counter-attack with a pulsating career-best 89 from just 92 balls while Louis struck a measured 75.Together, they put on a 102 for the ninth wicket, a partnership which propelled the hosts to 260 all out.In reply, Scorpions finished on 47 for one, still 213 runs adrift heading into Friday’s day two of the eighth round contest at the Vivian Richards Cricket Ground.It was the new-ball pair off Marquino Mindley and Derval Green who handed Scorpions the iniative, combining for nine of the wickets to fall.Mindley snatched five for 65 while Green claimed four for 84 as they tore through the Hurricanes top order in a devastating new-ball spell.In fact, the hosts were tottering on 14 for three after Green struck twice in the space of three balls in the morning’s fifth over to remove opener Kieran Powell (11) and Amir Jangoo (0).And when Mindley had Keacy Carty caught at the wicket for four, Hurricanes were danger of complete collapse at 22 for four.Captain Jahmar Hamilton inspired the initial fightback, hitting a fluent 40 off 64 deliveries with six fours, while posting 26 for the fifth wicket with Ross Powell (16), 33 with Hayden Walsh (14) for the seventh wicket and 29 for the eighth wicket with Joseph.Once Hamilton departed, however, Joseph took charge. He struck seven fours and half-dozen sixes, dominated the stand with Louis who faced 146 balls in just over 2-½ hours and counted eight fours and two sixes.When Joseph became Green’s fourth wicket, Louis stood firm to add a further 46 for the last wicket with Kian Pemberton (two not out).last_img read more

USA Basketball expands women’s training and pay to keep WNBA stars stateside

first_img“It’s pretty cool to have an idea and finally see it come to fruition,” Bird told media. “When you get people at the table with a common goal and you want something done, you can figure out ways to get it done.”Taurasi admitted this is likely her and Bird’s last Olympic games.The two are currently the oldest active players in the WNBA. However, Bird has yet to play after undergoing knee surgery and Taurasi had a brief return after recovering from back surgery but has not returned to the court since July 12.”This was something that, at this point in our careers, we know how important it is to have a good, last hurrah,” Taurasi said. “We brainstormed with a couple other players and put together a plan.”Sylvia Fowles (Minnesota Lynx), Elena Delle Donne (Washington Mystics), Nneka Ogwumike (Los Angeles Sparks), A’ja Wilson (Las Vegas Aces), Skylar Diggins-Smith (Dallas Wings) and Chelsea Gray (Los Angeles Sparks) are the other six players that have committed to the program.”This program gives us an opportunity to keep a core group of players together and to build chemistry and cohesion while some of our other players who are in the pool are overseas playing,” USA coach Dawn Staley said. “I’m super excited about it. I hope it develops into something that’s long-lasting, because it’s needed.” Team USA has won six consecutive gold medals at the Olympic games, eight in total. The US has also placed in the top three of the last 11 world championships dating back to 1979, eight of those were championships. The women enter as a clear favorite to take home another gold in 2020. WNBA All-Star 2019: Erica Wheeler impresses in showcase debut as Team A’ja Wilson wins WNBA suspends Sparks’ Riquna Williams for 10 games following domestic violence incident WNBA All-Star 2019: Sky’s Diamond DeShields wins skills challenge, Sun’s Shekinna Stricklen tops 3-point contest 1. Prepare to win Olympic gold2. Amplify #USABWNT3. Grow the women’s gameThat’s it. That’s what we’re going to do.— USA Basketball (@usabasketball) July 27, 2019Under the new plan, Bird, Taurasi and six other players will all participate in five of the team’s training segments from November 2019 to April 2020, according to the official USA Basketball release. USA Basketball will be compensating the participating players financially, with a guaranteed amount of money, to keep them stateside during the WNBA offseason when a lot of players typically go overseas to supplement their income.Bird, who said the idea was first raised when her and Taurasi were talking trash in a cafe, knows the details still have to be ironed out but is excited to leave her mark on Team USA — aside from the four gold medals and four world championships she’s helped the US to. Related News The WNBA and Team USA Basketball have partnered up in an effort to grow the visibility of women’s basketball ahead of the 2020 Olympic games.Over the weekend, while the best of the league’s talent was on display in Las Vegas for the WNBA All-Star game, US national team members and WNBA legends Sue Bird of the Seattle Storm and Diana Taurasi of the Phoenix Mercury helped unveil the new plan.last_img read more

41 killed at mostly Shiite college

first_imgThe blast flung blood-soaked notebooks and backpacks among the lifeless bodies and wounded. Cement walls were pockmarked by the hail of ball bearings. Parents rushed to the site and some collapsed in tears after learning their children were killed or injured. Students used rags and towels to try to mop up the blood. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Security guards at the Mustansiriyah University annex scuffled with the bomber before the blast, witnesses said. Most of the victims were students, including at least 46 injured, said police Suicide bombings by women are unusual but not unprecedented in Iraq’s chaos. The main campus at Mustansiriyah, about 1 miles away, was the target of twin car bombs and a suicide blast last month that killed 70 people. The students at the business college were returning to midterm exams after the Iraqi weekend. A 22-year-old student, Muhanad Nasir, said he saw a commotion at the gate. “Then there was an explosion. I did not feel anything for 15 minutes and when I returned to consciousness, I found myself in the hospital,” said Nasir, who was wounded in the head and chest. BAGHDAD, Iraq – A female suicide bomber triggered a ball bearing-packed charge Sunday, killing at least 41 people at a mostly Shiite college whose main gate was left littered with blood-soaked student notebooks and papers amid the bodies. Witnesses said a woman carried out the attack at the business school annex to Mustansiriyah University. Interior Ministry officials said they were still investigating those reports. The school’s main campus was hit by a string of bombings last month that killed 70 people. The political situation in Iraq was further thrown into question after President Jalal Talabani, a 73-year-old Kurd, was taken to Jordan for medical tests after feeling ill. Talabani’s son, Qubad Talabani, said his father was suffering from fatigue and exhaustion. “He did not have a heart attack” or a stroke, he told CNN. A doctor said Talabani was being treated at the heart center at King Hussein Medical City in Amman because the facility has modern equipment, not necessarily because the president suffers from a heart ailment. last_img read more


first_imgIf you are looking for something to do this Sunday then you could use a bit of ‘horse sense.’That’s because the first horse and pony race meeting of the new season takes place.The first of an eight race card gets underway at 3.30pm at Falcarragh beach. Now all we need is a bit of sun and a couple of winners!  USE A BIT OF ‘HORSE SENSE’ THIS SUNDAY IN FALCARRAGH was last modified: May 18th, 2013 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Falcarraghhorse racinglast_img read more