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Chris Hamilton: Coal still a big part of WV's future (Opinion) - Charleston Gazette
Charleston Gazette

As our nation moves forward to implement the $1.2 trillion infrastructure legislation to update and modernize America's roads, bridges and other ...

US coal miners leveraging demand spike to lock in future sales | Hellenic Shipping News Worldwide
Hellenic Shipping News Worldwide

A trade dispute that has halted the flow of coal from Australia to China has been a boon for U.S. coal miners. “The combination of solid market ...

China Keeps Up Pressure to Cut Coal Prices as Winter Looms - Bloomberg

Beijing is maintaining pressure on coal miners to cut prices to keep a power crisis at bay as a burst of frigid weather provides a hint of the ...

Kentucky Coal Association names Tucker Davis as new president - ABC 36 News

“Tucker has a passion for Kentucky coal and Kentucky coal miners, and understands the importance of coal in providing low-cost, reliable and ...

Mine Workers Want Arbitration Win On Health Care Confirmed - Law360

... was whether Consol was legally obligated to honor its promise to provide certain retired coal miners with health care benefits for life.

The energy crisis that helped revive coal is easing, for now | The Star
The Star

Shares of coal miners have been slumping as the government took extraordinary steps to tame surging prices amid power shortages. — AFP.

Why the U.S. Didn't Join 40 Other Countries in Pledge to End Coal - Scientific American
Scientific American

Stagnant electricity demand, low natural gas prices and the ever-falling cost of renewables have fueled the shutdown of U.S. coal plants — ...

The US's third-largest utility will shut down 55% of its coal fleet by 2030 - Electrek

Southern Co. is working toward achieving net zero by 2050. Coal shutdowns in Georgia and Alabama. Units at the US's two largest coal-fired plants will ...

OSHA Issues COVID-19 Vaccine Mandate for Employers of 100 or More Employees, No ... - JD Supra
JD Supra

The new OSHA rule is not enforceable by the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) and does not apply to mines regulated by MSHA.

Jeff Swing: As world moves on, WV still in thrall of coal (Opinion) - Charleston Gazette
Charleston Gazette

There are three large coal-fired power plants run by Appalachian Power in West Virginia. These plants sold power throughout West Virginia, and also to ...

John Kerry says US 'won't have coal' by 2030 | Washington Examiner
Washington Examiner

President Joe Biden's climate envoy John Kerry said the United States won't have coal plants by 2030.

China's daily coal output reaches a new record high... coal prices expected to declineNews

While South Korea grapples with China's tightening of urea solution exports amid a coal supply shortage, China's daily coal output has hit a new ...

Investors pushed mining giants to quit coal. Now it's backfiring

Anglo spinned off its South Africa coal mines into South Africa's Thungela Resources. (Image: Isibonelo Colliery by Philip Mostert.

State & local leaders pave way for declining coal industry in US | WTRF

MARSHALL COUNTY, W. Va. (WTRF)-State and local leaders are paving the way for the coal industry in the Mountain State… But how? The coal industry ...

Asia coal power pipeline to shrink by two thirds after China finance cut | Reuters

As COP26 climate talks continue in Glasgow, China's coal industry plans have come under increasing scrutiny. China, the world's biggest producer ...

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