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NIOSH Announces Free, Confidential Screenings for Coal Miners
Occupational Health and Safety

By participating in the CWHSP, coal miners receive an easy way of checking on their health, a confidential report regarding whether they have ...

Why did Trump not mention coal in his State of the Union?
Bluefield Daily Telegraph

Before the “Friends of Coal” plays their Hillary card, we all need to realize when she said, “We are going to put a lot of coal miners and coal companies ...

India approves new policy to sell coal on open market
Mining Technology

The new approach aims to make the country's coal reserves more commercially attractive, and increase profits for coal miners. Coal mines will be ...

Coal does not make sense in the Philippines, says former UN climate chief

International and local investors have also poured in billions of dollars into the island nation's coal industryhelping it to thrive. Amid these challenges ...

Trump administration approves 2 coal mining projects in Utah
Deseret News

SALT LAKE CITY — The Trump administration announced the approval of two coal mining projects in southern Utah, including one nestled between ...

Glencore Is Capping Coal Production. Here's What It Means for Caterpillar and Other Mining ...

Japan) also bought into the coal mining business when it purchased Joy Global in 2017 for $3.6 billion—coal equipment accounted for about 16% of ...

Liberty Mine in Warrick County to close, following Alcoa move to buy from other sources
Evansville Courier & Press

The closure of Liberty Mine follows a series of events pertaining to previous plans by Alcoa Warrick Operations to expand coal mining activities there ...

Tampa Electric's 2018 coal burn falls 30% on year to 1.6 mil st
S&P Global Platts
In a quarterly earnings statement, the Florida-based utility said its coal generation mix fell to 15% in 2018, down from 24% in 2017 and 38% in 2016.

SW Indiana coal mine to close this spring, costing 80 jobs
Sacramento Bee

A southwestern Indiana coal mine will close this spring, costing about 80 workers their jobs at the surface mine. White Stallion Energy of Evansville ...

"We have stopped ordering coal from Australia…"

"We have stopped ordering coal from Australia because it is unknown how long the restriction will last," a manager at a Shanghai-based trading ...

Germany urged to stand firm on coal phase-out

The German state of North Rhine-Westphalia is planning to shut down fewer coal-fired power stations than envisaged by the country's “coal ...

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