coal berner posted this in another thread that caught my attention. The question is, how many mines will be open after June 15th.
"That goes for all of the deep mines there are only 10 now running The only one that might still be open after the 15 th
of June is UAE Harmony mine they are the biggest undergrond Anthracite Mine they also Union like most of the Surface mines all other deep mine are independent owned small mines that will not be able to afford a 45 to 55 K System
so if it goes threw that they have to have it installed well then most if not all will be shut down and if that happends
then most of the small breakers will be down to no coal to mine no coal to break "
Possibly, after June 15th 2009, if this bill passes - http://www.msha.gov/REGS/FEDREG/NOTICES ... -29943.asp
mines will need expensive equipment to stay open. If you can't afford the equipment, you won't be allowed to operate.
Here's a bit of background on the bill...
On June 15, 2006, the President signed the MINER Act of 2006 (Pub. L. 109-236). The MINER Act requires that each underground coal mine operator have an approved Emergency Response Plan (ERP) that includes post-accident communications and post-accident tracking.
Further, the MINER Act requires that by June 15, 2009, each operator must submit a plan that provides for ``a post-accident communication system between underground personnel and surface personnel via a wireless two-way medium and an electronic tracking system that permits surface personnel to determine the location of any persons trapped underground, or set forth within the plan the reasons such provisions can not be adopted''.
What are you thought?