Mine reclamation needs in Western U.S. of major concern as coal industry weakens ‒ report

first_imgMine reclamation needs in Western U.S. of major concern as coal industry weakens ‒ report FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享S&P Global Market Intelligence ($):More than one-third of all land mined for coal in the western U.S. remains unreclaimed after nearly 50 years of mining, according to a new report from a regional network of western conservation organizations.There are about 150,000 unreclaimed acres, or 234 square miles, in the West, according to a report from the Western Organization of Resource Councils, or WORC. That land is either still being mined or is classified as long-term reclamation and mining facilities, such as haul roads and other areas that coal producers deem necessary until the end of the mine life.The report noted the coal industry’s decline and projections of its continuing demise as demand for the fuel wanes. Federal and state governments need to be more active to ensure producers clean up their mines rather than sticking taxpayers with the bill, which may involve policy changes, according to the report.Among its recommendations, the report said policymakers should require companies to provide detailed mine closure plans that include the expected timing and resources the producer has available to put toward the costs of shutting down the operation. The council also suggested that policymakers require companies to create sinking funds to help pay for reclamation obligations and eliminate self-bonding at state and federal levels.Part of the problem is that much of the coal mine is left unreclaimed up until the operation shuts down, requiring the producers to spend a significant amount of money restoring the land just as its revenue stream dries up, according to WORC.“At some point, reclamation costs will overwhelm cash generated from dwindling coal sales. With rising costs and declining revenues, coal companies will likely again file for bankruptcy sometime during this process,” the report said.[Ellie Potter]More ($): More than a third of western US coal mine land left unreclaimed, report sayslast_img read more

Flashback: Lakers’ Robert Horry hits buzzer-beater against Kings in 2002 WCF Game 4

first_imgWith less than one second remaining on the clock, Robert Horry of the Los Angeles Lakers recovered the ball and made a three-point shot over Sacramento Kings’ Chris Webber to win Game 4 of the NBA Western Conference Finals at the Staples Center in Los Angeles on May 26, 2002. Trail Blazers, Grizzlies advance to NBA play-in game; Suns, Spurs see playoff dreams dashed Lakers practice early hoping to answer all questions Lakers, Clippers schedules set for first round of NBA playoffs I know Vlade was SICK he tapped the ball out that far lol. https://t.co/zXUSVTR0cj— I Am Inevitable (@A1SinceDayNone) May 26, 2019Related Articles Tbh, I don’t think any of us finished our food after that— Coach RP II (@KidCoolBreeze49) May 26, 2019 Sacramento had some good teams that never got over the hump. I flew off the couch when Horry drained that one— Robert Casillas (@CasillasPhoto) May 26, 2019Previous SoundThe gallery will resume insecondsWith less than one second remaining on the clock, Los Angeles Lakers’ Robert Horry shoots a three-point shot over the reach of Sacramento Kings’ Chris Webber (4) to win Game 4 of the NBA Western Conference finals 100-99, May 26, 2002, in Los Angeles. Watching is Kings’ Vlade Divac (21), Lakers’ Kobe Bryant (8), Lakers’ Rick Fox, behind Bryant, and Kings’ Doug Christie, far right. (William Wilson Lewis III/Riverside Press-Enterprise, file)Lindsey Hunter, left; Mark Madsen; right, celebrate with Robert Horry, center, of the Los Angeles Lakers at the conclusion of Game 4 of the Western Conference Final against the Sacramento Kings at Staples Center in Los Angeles, Friday, May 26, 2002. (William Wilson Lewis III/Riverside Press-Enterprise, file) SoundThe gallery will resume insecondsWith less than one second remaining on the clock, Los Angeles Lakers’ Robert Horry shoots a three-point shot over the reach of Sacramento Kings’ Chris Webber (4) to win Game 4 of the NBA Western Conference finals 100-99, May 26, 2002, in Los Angeles. Watching is Kings’ Vlade Divac (21), Lakers’ Kobe Bryant (8), Lakers’ Rick Fox, behind Bryant, and Kings’ Doug Christie, far right. (William Wilson Lewis III/Riverside Press-Enterprise, file)NextShow Caption1 of 2With less than one second remaining on the clock, Los Angeles Lakers’ Robert Horry shoots a three-point shot over the reach of Sacramento Kings’ Chris Webber (4) to win Game 4 of the NBA Western Conference finals 100-99, May 26, 2002, in Los Angeles. Watching is Kings’ Vlade Divac (21), Lakers’ Kobe Bryant (8), Lakers’ Rick Fox, behind Bryant, and Kings’ Doug Christie, far right. (William Wilson Lewis III/Riverside Press-Enterprise, file)Expand Right behind the basket, about 15 rows up. Still shook, still bitter. https://t.co/2wyYbGzqRJ— Mrs.Ballantyne (@MrsBallantyneRV) May 26, 2019 🙌— Inside SoCal Sports (@InsideSoCalSpts) May 26, 2019 Trail Blazers beat Grizzlies in play-in, earn first-round series with the Lakers The Lakers would beat the Kings and sweep the New Jersey Nets to win the NBA Championship.Reaction:I love the final shot of everyone in the arena jumping up simultaneously. https://t.co/wIUwEJw3ON— Rylan Burns (@rylanburns) May 27, 2019 I was at Staples Center that day working for another newspaper. Started walking toward the media work room as soon as the ball left Horry’s hands. I knew it was in. Still the most entertaining playoff series I’ve ever covered. https://t.co/zEgOqMtu8R— Elliott Teaford (@ElliottTeaford) May 26, 2019 It was birthday. And coincidentally today is my birthday as well as 2002 may 26 was also a Sunday. I was running around my house screaming as all teenagers were “all in” on kobe and the Lakers and Mr. Horry AKA. Will Smith#roberthorry— Zilch (@LukeTeacher) May 26, 2019 When the Lakers were really the Lakers, and not just some flailing facsimile … https://t.co/vBwqmpgvJd— Jim Alexander (@Jim_Alexander) May 26, 2019 One of my favorite sports memories https://t.co/Z2fLJLORZf— ANKH-EL Luke (@TheChuckWatson) May 26, 2019 Once a Laker, always a Laker? 🤷🏽‍♂️ pic.twitter.com/zh11Q70Nv7— Inside SoCal Sports (@InsideSoCalSpts) May 27, 2019 Kobe knew https://t.co/hbUHlWRm6L— Monty (@KeeseyMontana) May 26, 2019 Had just deplaned at LAX. Sprinted — along with several other fans — to terminal bar … just in time to see Horry hit the shot. Never seen such a happy bunch of people at baggage claim.— Todd Behrendt (@ToddBehrendt) May 26, 2019 Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error At my grandparents’ house in the back room. Remember immediately going outside to shoot hoops pretending to be Big Shot Rob. https://t.co/DDMlPIusBT— Will Hernandez (@thewillernandez) May 26, 2019 I’m this old https://t.co/Emc6WoQZIj— jose hernandez (@theRealJose88) May 26, 2019 Not an NBA guy, but a legendary moment for SoCal Sports. Happy anniversary. https://t.co/2z1mmXkXf1— Brandon Burns (@brandonburns9) May 26, 2019 How athletes protesting the national anthem has evolved over 17 years last_img read more

Class of 1996 gets together

first_imgThe Windsor Secondary School ‘Class of 1996′ reunion took place last night (Saturday) at the Crown Hotel.Old classmates got together to share cherished memories and make new ones as well.Tables were beautifully laid out and a delicious meal was served.After the meal, everyone enjoyed the night by dancing to music that played into the early hours of this morning. WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsitelast_img