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Raskin was ‘a risk we can’t afford’
WV Record

“The coronavirus pandemic has laid bare just how vulnerable the United States is to sudden, catastrophic shocks. Climate change poses ...

Little oxygen and low pay: Venezuela's risky world of small-scale mining - France 24
France 24

Henry Alviarez says he began small-scale coal mining in Venezuela's western Tachira state out of "necessity" due to the country's ongoing economic ...

Mining association objects to proposed federal coal effluent rules | The Star Phoenix
The Star Phoenix

Industry wanted tailored rules that would clearly address the specific concerns of coal mining. There are three active coal mines in Saskatchewan ...

Alberta New Democrats to retable bill to block coal mining in Rocky Mountains - CTV News Calgary
CTV News Calgary

Alberta's Opposition New Democrats say they will retable a private member's bill in the legislature that would place tight restrictions on coal ...

EU countries eye coal over gas supply fears -

Instead of investments in gas infrastructure, renewables or other alternatives, the extension of coal mining is often considered as the number one ...

Net Zero: Mining companies criticize proposed coal-effluent rules | iPolitics

Canada's mining industry says Ottawa's draft regulations to reduce contaminants in coal effluent aren't practical.

Scott Morrison says coal power stations should 'run as long as they possibly can' - The Guardian
The Guardian

Asked by the audience if he supports the coal industry, Morrison replied “the short answer is yes” but stopped short of endorsing a call for the ...

Coal will be around for 'decades to come': Scott Morrison - YouTube

“When it comes to the coal industry, it's worth $35 billion to us every year in exports, and that's money Australia needs to grow our economy,” Mr ...

Washed Coal Market to Witness Astonishing Growth by 2029 - The Sabre
The Sabre

The Washed Coal industry report further enlists the market shortcomings, stability, growth drivers, restraining factors, opportunities for the ...

Justice: W.Va. key to US energy independence | News, Sports, Jobs - The Intelligencer
The Intelligencer

“All we have done is kick them,” said Justice, whose family remains heavily involved in the coal industry. Justice on Friday also spoke to ...

Goldman accused of breaching coal pledge with Peabody deal | Financial Times
Financial Times

In December, HSBC said it would phase out thermal coal financing in the EU and OECD countries by 2030. A global phase out of coal would be finished by ...

Rystad Energy: Coal prices soar to 200 year high
World Coal

Rystad Energy is reporting that coal prices have reached their highest level in more than 200 years and are on track to reach 500 US dollar per t ...

Ohio's Sammis coal plant, saved by House Bill 6, will close or be sold by 2023, owner says ...

Energy Harbor will deactivate or sell its Sammis coal power plant in Jefferson County by June 2023, five years earlier than expected.

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