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Evergreen Heritage Center hosts open house Coal Miners Museum
Cumberland Times-News

MOUNT SAVAGE — Evergreen Heritage Center will host an open house for its Coal Miners Museum on July 11 from 1 to 4 p.m.. The event, which is ...

UVA Health finds trend between coal mining and mental health issues

“Over the last two years, we scanned nearly 3,000 coal miners for mental illness,” Dr. Drew Harris said. “The rates of mental illness we found are really ...

Sen. Craig Blair: Federal funds would aid troubled coal communities (Opinion)
Charleston Gazette-Mail

Only a fraction of the nearly 30,789 acres of forfeited mine sites in West Virginia have been reclaimed. Because of federal regulations and restrictions, ...

Warrior Met Coal strike reaches its 100th day amid increased company violence

Warrior Met Coal miners remain kept in the dark on negotiations by the United Mine Workers of America (UMWA) as their strike reached its 100th day ...

Wind and coal seek common ground under North Dakota's wind moratorium
Grand Forks Herald

Though Coal Creek Station is across the river in McLean County, the Mercer County moratorium, as well as the proposed wind ordinance, have direct ...

Breathing Life Into Our Struggling Coal Communities
Wheeling Intelligencer

During our recent special session, we urged the federal government to allocate $8 billion for coal mine reclamation from its $38 billion available to ...

Biggest Philippine Power Generator Will Drop New Coal Projects

San Miguel Corp., the Philippines' largest power generator, will drop new coal projects from its expansion plans as it prepares for a transition to a ...

No bids for over 70% of Indian coal mines up for auction
Hellenic Shipping News Worldwide

India received no bids for 48 of the 67 mines up for sale as part of its plan to open up coal mining to private companies, reflecting little investor appetite ...

What coal's comeback means for emissions, energy markets
E&E News

For the coal industry, it's time to party like it's 2011. Coal generation across the world is surging, and suppliers are enjoying some of the highest prices ...

Biden Admin Expects USA Coal Output Boom

(Bloomberg) -- The surging, post-pandemic U.S. economy is driving an unexpected boom in coal, the latest sign that demand for the dirtiest fossil fuel ...

Appalachian group calls on Biden to protect coal miners against black lung
Lexington Herald Leader

More than 10 years ago, the law center petitioned the Mine Safety and Health Administration to establish a dust standard for respirable crystalline silica.

Indonesia's surge in COVID-19 cases spreads to coal mining areas

Indonesia's surge in COVID-19 cases spreads to coal mining areas. By Syndicated Content Jul 8, 2021 | 6:36 AM. JAKARTA (Reuters) – Indonesia's ...

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