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Kentucky coal miners that faced down freight trains to get paid
Fox Business

ABINGDON, Va. (AP) — Coal miners who blocked train tracks in Kentucky demanding to get paid for the coal they mined will benefit from a federal ...

From Wyoming to Australia, Coal's Heartlands Are Retreating

The entire Powder River Basin, the region spanning the states of Montana and Wyoming that provides about half of America's thermal coal, ...

Coal will live on, other energy will too
Northwest Herald

There was a time when coal was king in Southern Illinois. Peabody Energy's Monday announcement that the Arclar Complex in Saline County faces ...

Us & Them: Three Tales of Coal
West Virginia Public Broadcasting

For decades, coal was king in West Virginia. It paid good wages, paid the bills for many local services through taxes, and kept small towns alive.

Navajo company shuts Montana coal mine in dispute with state

San Francisco Chronicle

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Montana's largest coal mine has been indefinitely shuttered by its new owners from the Navajo Nation in a dispute over ...

The Russians are coming for Australia's coal markets
The Sydney Morning Herald

Life is set to get even more difficult for major coal exporters with Russia planning to increase shipments of the fuel and the cost advantages appearing ...

India's Coal Imports Drop Despite Coal India's Operational Setbacks

It has come as a surprise to some in the coal sector that for the third consecutive month, India's coal imports are set to drop in October. Keep up to date ...

13% Rise in Coal Concentrate Output
Financial Tribune

Tabas Parvadeh Coal Company accounted for 56,642 tons of the total output and Central Alborz Coal Company for the remaining 8,484 tons. The two ...

Rare earths to be extracted at former Illinois coal mine

Toronto-based Avalon Advanced Materials (TSX: AVL) signed a binding Letter of Intent with Coal Strategy Advisors (CSA) to earn up to a 50% interest ...

Deal for Gillette mines called best-case for idled miners
KASL Radio

... a long-term interest in the Powder River Basin, and getting hard-working coal miners back on the job,” Contura CEO David Stetson said in a release.

WVU engineers work toward improving mine safety through use of new robotic system
The Daily Athenaeum - thedaonline

Several engineers from the Benjamin M. Statler College of Engineering and Mineral Resources are working together to create a robotic system that ...

Shaanxi coal mine accident kills four, injures one
Mysteel Global

... mine, and another was injured in the accident, a release from China's National Coal Mine Safety Administration on Wednesday shared more details.

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