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Washington DC Herald (press release)

Global Surface Mining Equipment Market Overview: 2019 Research Report on Global Surface ... Strip Mining, Open-Pit Mining, Mountaintop Removal.

Former coal baron Blankenship sues media, claims defamation
Raleigh News & Observer

... a 2010 explosion killed 29 workers. He spent a year in federal prison after being convicted of conspiring to break mine safety laws, a misdemeanor.

WORLD BREAKTHROUGH: Scientists Turn CO2 Back Into Coal
Seren Bangor

Carbon capture and storage has been key on the agenda of scientific research since the discovery that CO2 causes global warming. Fossil fuels (coal ...

Despite State Tax Cut, Bleak Long-Term Outlook for WV Steam Coal
Public News Service

According to the state Office of Miners' Health, Safety and Training, about 8 percent more coal miners are working now than two years ago, although ...

Coal mining in distress? Not to this Fishers startup
Indianapolis Business Journal

More than 60,000 coal miners have lost their jobs in the past decade. Last year, U.S. coal consumption hit its lowest level in 40 years. But a small ...

3 Federal Mine Safety Panel Officials Confirmed by Senate
Bloomberg Environment

The Senate confirmed three members to the Federal Mine Safety and Health Review Commission March 14. The move purportedly sets to end a lack ...

Labor union shares concerns about 'outrageous' West Virginia mining bill
Safety+Health magazine

The bill would allow a mine operator to obtain an approved ventilation plan from the Mine Safety and Health Administration rather than submitting his ...

US-China Trade Deal Driven By Energy Exports

Amid signals that the U.S. and China have made some progress in trade negotiations in recent weeks, China has tentatively resumed buying U.S. ...

Surface Mining Equipment Global Market 2019-2025: Atlas Copco, Caterpillar, Komatsu, Sandvik
Industry Today (press release)

Surface mining, including strip mining, open-pit mining and mountaintop removal mining, is a broad category of mining in which soil and rock overlying ...

Coal towns fear becoming ghost towns with plan to shut plants down

All coal-fired power plants in Canada must shut down by 2030, as part of Canada's plan to cut greenhouse gas emissions. But the coal mining towns ...

Cut Coal Taxes
Wheeling Intelligencer

The decline of the coal industry in recent years has devastated communities across West Virginia. In the wake of coal's decline, drugs flooded into our ...

CERAWeek: Coal industry struggles with lack of capital, negative public perception
S&P Global Platts

Even though global coal demand is projected to rise in the coming years due to growth in Asia, the industry is struggling to move off the back foot, said ...

Wyoming governor vetoes coal-export terminal lawsuit bill
Raleigh News & Observer

Wyoming Gov. Mark Gordon vetoed a bill Friday that would have allowed the Legislature to sue the state of Washington over coal exports.

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