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GUEST COLUMN: Coal mining is essential, but miners should not face risk of COVID-19
Beckley Register-Herald

I applaud the governor for his stay-at-home order and for recognizing that coal mining is an essential industry. Coal is certainly an essential industry in ...

Strict rules for new coal mining under Sydney reservoir
Brisbane Times

The Berejiklian government has quietly given its nod for the extension of coal mining under one of Greater Sydney's reservoirs, the first such approval ...

Congress rejects coal industry bailout in the coronavirus stimulus plan
Courier Journal

Collapsing coal mining sector is not a good candidate for federal relief, which analysts say is normally targeted at companies expected to thrive.

Former Blackjewel Miners Reflect On Changes In Coal Country
89.3 WFPL News Louisville

On a blistering August afternoon in Cumberland, Kentucky, David Pratt Jr. stood in the middle of a two-lane highway, holding a sign that read “COAL ...

US coal exports declined in 2019
Beckley Register-Herald

Metallurgical coal had a more moderate decline of 12 percent. Steam coal, also known as thermal coal, is used for electricity generation. Steam coal is ...

Mine workers' union wants more protections against COVID-19

MSHA currently points coal mine owners to the Occupational Health & Safety Administration's COVID-19 guidelines, but the union says there should be ...

Coal industry loses its first fight for federal coronavirus relief funds
Lexington Herald Leader

It is also unclear how McConnell, Manchin and Capito would square their support for the coal mining industry with the fact that the United Mine ...

As COVID-19 Spreads, Coal Mines Remain Open Despite Close Quarters
Public News Service

Coal mining is continuing in Virginia and other states during the COVID-19 outbreak, even as many miners are unable to follow social-distancing ...

Menar to suspend coal production in line with Govt.'s COVID-19 shutdown directive
Mining MX

Mines and energy minister, Gwede Mantashe, said on Wednesday (March 26) that in certain circumstances coal mining exports may be permitted.

Lab grade dust monitoring technology boosts health and safety for underground mining
International Environmental Technology

Although black lung disease is often thought of as a thing of the past, the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) has revealed that miners ...

Germany: The Coal War
Al Jazeera America

Germany: The Coal War. Germany is gradually closing down its coal industry, but will it happen fast enough to meet climate change targets? 26 Mar ...

China's Coal Rush Causes Global Capacity To Rise For The First Time Since 2015

This shift resulted in a net increase in the global coal fleet of 34.1 GW, according to findings from Global Energy Monitor (GEM), Sierra Club, Greenpeace ...

ESG issues limit US coal industry's resistance to pandemic – report

US domestic demand for thermal coal will fall in the near term as individual states shut down much of the industrial economy to try and stem the ...

Law could extend coal plants' lives

The section Soliday referred to provides assistance to coal industry workers who are displaced when plants switch from coal to other forms of energy, ...

Activated Coal Market Overview, Global Demand and Industry Outlook 2020

2- Free Competitive analysis of any 5 key market players. 3- Free 40 analyst hours to cover any other data points. Tags. Activated Coal Industry Activated ...

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