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Coal miners sue Greenbrier Minerals for mining accident | West Virginia Record
West Virginia Record

PINEVILLE — Two lawsuits were filed against Greenbrier Minerals alleging injuries from a coal mine accident.

Coal terminal knocked back by Supreme Court - AFR
Queensland's Treasurer said in May 2020 that the Dalrymple Bay terminal, which provides export handling services to coal miners, would be a ...

Wescoal eyes export opportunities as walls close in on coal producers | Fin24 - News24

... which is intended for the use of junior and emerging coal miners. The coal terminal has been unable to move targeted coal volumes this year, ...

Can Africa Do Without Coal? - The African Exponent
The African Exponent

This aid is earmarked towards investment in green energy and the re-training of coal miners into the modern trends of clean energy.

SA Mine Safety | Council appalled by high rate fatalities - YouTube

The Minerals Council says the high rate of fatalities in the mining industry is unacceptable. Just this year alone, at least 79 miners have been ...

MSHA: 'Work with us' as powered haulage, other concerns persist - Safety+Health Magazine
Safety+Health Magazine

Arlington, VA — Officials from the Mine Safety and Health Administration covered familiar ground Dec. 14 during a conference call for industry ...

OSHA officials provide update on current activities | 2021-12-14 | Safety+Health Magazine
Safety+Health Magazine

Appeals court denies Don Blankenship's attempt to overturn conviction for mine safety violations · AMA pledges support for OSHA's COVID-19 ETS.

WEEKLY: Mining suspension slows China met coal washing | Mysteel Global
Mysteel Global

Recently, local mine safety authorities in Shanxi found that some coal mines had been producing above their legally permitted capacity, ...

China coal output hits record in Nov to ensure winter supply | Reuters

China's coal output hit a record high in November as Beijing urged miners to ramp up production to ensure sufficient energy supplies in the winter ...

Mo. utility to shut down large coal plant 15 years early - E&E News
E&E News

Midwestern utility Ameren Corp. has decided to pull the plug on its second-largest coal plant, choosing to shut down the 45-year-old plant 15 ...

HSBC says it will phase out financing of thermal coal by 2040 - Mining Weekly
Mining Weekly

HSBC Holdings is planning to phase out the financing of coal used for generating electricity by 2040, the latest bank to commit to ending support ...

Russia Detains Co-Owner of Coal Mine Where 51 Died in Blast -
MOSCOW (Reuters) - A Russian investigative committee said on Wednesday that the co-owner a Siberian coal mine, where an explosion killed 51 people ...

Of the operating US coal-fired power plants, 28% plan to retire by 2035 - Today in Energy - EIA

Coal plants usually aren't built with a specific planned or enforced retirement age. Retirements largely occur either when the cost of operating a ...

Wyoming left out of federal coal community assistance program - WyoFile

Coal communities are among the priority targets in the federal stimulus effort, as well as native and rural communities, according to the Economic ...

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