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Consol aims to build another coal-waste disposal site in Greene County

Hood and his colleagues showed reporters the disposal site on Wednesday following a public hearing on Consol Pennsylvania Mining Co. ... The DEP previously approved a coarse coal refuse disposal site that would be ... Consol estimated a lifespan of 15 years for the refuse site. ... Observer-Reporter.

Dominion Energy holds Bland County open house
Bluefield Daily Telegraph

Dominion is still in the process of evaluating if the Tazewell County site, ... money that is currently earmarked to be shared with six coalfield counties ...

Manchin leads Democratic colleagues in pushing pension bill
West Virginia MetroNews

A group of Democratic lawmakers on Wednesday pushed for the U.S. Senate to consider legislation that would permanently fund coal miners' ...

Tri-State to close Nucla coal-fired plant soon
The Grand Junction Daily Sentinel

Sheriff said her group helped some of the affected coal miners transition to jobs such as working for the road and bridge department in Montrose ...

US industry officials extend comment period for dust rule

"MSHA has no intention of rolling back the protections afforded to coal miners under the final dust rule." MSHA did not confirm for MM if any additional ...

Several US met coal mines boost output in 2Q
Argus Media

... tonnes of coking coal in April-June, up by 27.7pc from the first quarter, according to data from the US Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA).

Judge rules Blankenship's lawsuit over campaign should stay in federal court, not Mingo County
West Virginia MetroNews

Blankenship served a year in jail on a misdemeanor conviction of conspiring to violate federal mine safetyand health standards, related to the ...

IEA coal-to-gas report sparks pushback
E&E News

Transitioning from coal to gas-fired plants could prevent up to 1.2 billion tons of additional carbon dioxide from entering the atmosphere in the short ...

Japan-US team to explore the use of coal emissions in building materials
Nikkei Asian Review

TOKYO -- Carbon from burning coal would be recovered and find applications in construction under a process that American and Japanese ...

Coal is here to stay, says new global chief
The Australian Financial Review

Shanghai | The new Australian head of the world's coal industry body says rising demand from developing countries means the commodity “isn't going ...

WCA appoints new CEO
World Coal

While Michelle is new to the coal industry, she has extensive experience across the energy and mining sectors, and her fresh insights will be essential ...

Spanish coal use sinks to new low
Energy Reporters

Natural gas is currently filling the gap from the coal industry in Spain, which means plants that have been underused for years are now supplying the ...

German coal imports could fall 10% in 2019 in face of rising renewable power

Politically, Germany's coal mining, burning and importing industries find themselves with their backs to the wall after the country in January set a date ...

India Considers Breaking Up World's Top Coal Miner
Yahoo Finance

(Bloomberg) -- India may spin off units of Coal India Ltd., the world's largest coal miner, into separate listed companies to boost competition and raise ...

Massive Indiana coal plant to shut down
E&E News

A federal judge today signed off on the single largest coal-fired power plant closure since 2010. American Electric Power (AEP) agreed to shutter one ...

China's Top Coal Group Says Regulator to Slash Imports
Yahoo Finance

(Bloomberg) -- China will tighten its grip on coal imports in the second half and keep full-year shipments at similar levels as 2018, according to an ...

UPDATE 1-China Energy to expand ultra-low emission coal-fired power - exec
Reuters UK

China Energy to build 11 GW new coal power in 2019, 2020. * To build new CCS plant to further “clean coal” ambitions. * China seen relaxing coal ...

UPDATE 1-Australia's South32 posts 69% rise in annual coking coal production

July 18 (Reuters) - Australia's South32 Ltd on Thursday reported a 69% jump in full-year coking coalproduction, beating analyst estimates, as the ...

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