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South African coal miners threaten widespread strikes

South African coal miners threaten widespread strikes. Coal. Freight. 3 minutes ago. Laurence Walker. London. 27 Oct 2020. 14:01 CET ...

Trump Failed to Revive Coal, But Workers May Not Adopt Biden's Vision For Green Jobs

“The problem is he lied to we coal miners.” In 2016, Trump's vows to rescue the coal industry fired up his base. At one campaign rally in West Virginia, ...

Pennsylvania miners hesitate to embrace clean energy jobs
Energy News Network

COAL: Many southwestern Pennsylvania coal miners still support President Trump and are skeptical of the transition to the clean energy economy.

US elections: Four years on, many in America's coal country still trust Trump

In 2016, 88 percent of people in Campbell County, where Gillette is located, voted for Trump after he promised to protect jobs for coal miners. But four ...

Friends recall Murray as a man who 'never gave up'
Martins Ferry Times Leader

“It's a very sad day, not just for the Ohio Valley, but for coal miners all across the country,” Shaheen said. “He was a trend-setter, iconic in his field, and ...

Colombia's coal industry pins hopes of salvation on China
Diálogo Chino

Colombia's coal industry is experiencing one of the worst crises in its recent history. The Covid-19 pandemic has compounded problems including ...

Flagging Coal Industry Loses Potent Voice With Robert Murray's Death
Wall Street Journal

The U.S. coal industry, pressured by falling demand and a switch to renewable energy, lost a powerful voice with the death of Robert E. Murray, who ...

China's Coal Province Looks to Offload Smaller Projects
Caixin Global

Shanxi province will seek outside investment for nearly 100 state-owned projects, many from its traditional strength in coal mining, as part of Beijing's ...

EERC researching "rare earth elements" in lignite coal
Prairie Public Broadcasting

Gorecki said those rare earth elements are worth a lot of money -- far more than the coal. "That could be an industry for the future for North Dakota," ...

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