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Greenland to hold election watched closely by global mining industry

“The mine will destroy everything,” said Jens Davidsen, a fisherman in Narsaq who can see the Kvanefjeld mountain top from his kitchen window.

West Virginia University study: Economic impact of Harrison Power Station nearly $600 million in ...
WV News

... as well as West Virginia's workforce, local communities and overall economy,” said Chris Hamilton, president of the West Virginia Coal Association.

WV House passes bill to encourage solar power purchase agreements
Charleston Gazette-Mail

West Virginia Coal Association President Chris Hamilton condemned it, predicting it would result in a loss of coal jobs as consumers get to “cherry-pick” ...

Coal company said it hopes to avoid strike, will continue talks while serving customers
Tuscaloosa Magazine

On Wednesday, union officials announced that around 1,100 coal miners in Brookwood would strike Thursday night in response to what they describe ...

Four miners killed in coal mine collapse near Thatta
Dunya News

THATTA (Dunya News) – At least four coal miners were killed when portion of a coal mine collapsed in Matang area near Thatta on Wednesday, ...

Biden plan would spend $16B to clean up old mines, oil wells
Fox 59

“It cannot be forgotten that West Virginia coal miners powered our country to greatness,” Manchin said. While many mine lands in coal communities ...

WV Senate passes coal severance tax rebate program changes
Charleston Gazette-Mail

... changes to the state's coal severance tax rebate program passed in 2019 with the intention of encouraging capital investment in the coal industry.

Eastern Montana coal plant closes
KPVI News 6

Another coal-fired powered plant in Montana has shut down for good. Lewis & Clark Generating Station near Sidney delivered its last megawatt at 8 ...

Ohio town struggles to come back to life after coal plant closure
Fox Business

Joel Hanson knew that he was going to lose his job at Dayton Power & Light's Stuart Station, a coal-fired power plant on the banks of the Ohio River, ...

Coal India's Shipments Sink to Four-Year Low Amid Covid Crisis

Coal India Ltd.'s shipments touched a four-year low in the 12 months through March, after the pandemic crushed demand for the commodity.

Bill creating legal defense fund for coal passes first Senate hurdle
Wyoming Tribune

Wyoming is the country's top producer of thermal coal used to make electricity. But utilities have started turning to cheaper natural gas and renewable ...

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