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Gov. Justice appoints former WV Coal Association head to Public Service Commission
Charleston Gazette-Mail

It's the former longtime president of the state's influential coal industry lobbyist group. Gov. Jim Justice has appointed Bill Raney, who was president and ...

PSC approves keeping three W.Va. coal plants operating through 2040
Huntington Herald Dispatch

Appalachian Power and Wheeling Power said in their December filing with the West Virginia PSC that performing only coal combustion residual ...

Hundreds rally for striking coal miners in Alabama
ABC News

Hundreds rally for striking coal miners in Alabama. Hundreds of union members are rallying for Alabama miners who've been on strike against Warrior ...

West Virginia Opens Fiscal Year In The Black, With $28.1M Surplus
Wheeling Intelligencer

“This is coal miners going back to work. This is our gas people working and everything…it just tickles me to death.” The only major tax that didn't ...

Editorial: Coal industry continues to shrink
Huntington Herald Dispatch

Both mines produce met coal. So while the coal industry gets smaller, parts of it continue to grow as markets change and investment money moves from ...

Cadiz's CCU Coal saying goodbye to Ohio's last electric shovel
Harrison News Herald

Part of that has been driven by a coal industry decline after a late-2000s peak. Some of it's been more recent COVID ripples, but increased efforts for ...

Boris Johnson slammed after praising Thatcher's coal mine closures

Nicola Sturgeon tweeted: "Lives & communities in Scotland were utterly devastated by Thatcher's destruction of the coal industry (which had zero to do ...

Anthracite Coal Market 2021: Latest updated Report 2026
The Market Gossip

Considering technological breakthroughs of the market Anthracite Coal industry is likely to appear as a commendable platform for emerging Anthracite ...

Wyo unprepared to grab federal coal community lifeline, experts say

Energy Capital is the local economic development authority in Campbell County, home to the largest coal mining region in the country. Few Wyoming ...

China to allow trial operations at coal mines to be extended by 1 year

... in order to speed up applications for coal mining licences and approve qualified coal mines for trial operations as soon as possible, the NDRC said.

Shuttered coal power plant in Upper Mount Bethel getting a new lease on life by local developer
WFMZ Allentown

Bangor area authority makes deal with developer to buy old coal plant. The Bangor Area Commercial and Industrial Development Authority and RPL ...

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