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Mining reform advocates dust off battle plan
E&E News

A miner's son, Reid staunchly defended mining, one of his state's top .... of existing research linking mountaintop-removal coal mining to human health ...

13 abducted coal miners released

KOHAT: The 13 coal miners who were kidnapped from Darra Adam Khel were freed from captivity by the administration from Kashangarh area of the ...

More coal-fired power plants have closed under Trump than in Obama's first term
Arizona Daily Star

"What you need to say to coal miners is 'We're going to figure out a way to give you better, safer, healthier jobs.' These guys and the few gals are ...

Kentucky governor asks TVA not to close coal-fired unit

Bevin's letter said the effects would be felt by employees who work there, people who live in Muhlenberg and surrounding counties and coal miners.

Utilities Speed Up Closure of Coal-Fired Power Plants
Wall Street Journal

The companies are accelerating the closure of coal plants, as wind and solar power become more economical alternatives, aided by federal subsidies ...

Voters have moved away from Trump on coal

(CNN) President Donald Trump has promised to stick up for the coal industry, winning fans in key states that helped put him in the White House.

New Wyoming governor: Keep fighting for coal exports
The News Tribune

Wyoming should continue to fight to enable more U.S. coal exports overseas, the state's new governor said in a state of the state speech Wednesday ...

Crews Begin Ohio River Coal Barge Recovery Operation
89.3 WFPL News Louisville

Crews will then load coal onto the barge using two cranes. Shawn Kenney, Assistant Operations Manager for the Army Corps of Engineers, said the ...

Analysis: Summer 2019 TTF price decline brings coal-to-gas switching into focus
S&P Global Platts

The contract has been falling faster than the coal switching price (CSP), indicating improved conditions for gas-fired power plants, an analysis by S&P ...

Warrior Met to release 4Q18 results on 21 February
World Coal

Warrior Met Coal will release its results following the close of market trading that afternoon. To participate in the conference call, call 1-844-340-9047 ...

Senators introduce bill to help United Mine Workers pension fund
Pensions & Investments

The American Miners Act of 2019 amends the Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act of 1977 to transfer funds in excess of the amounts needed ...

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