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Coal Forum Applauds First Energy’s Decision to Keep Pleasants Plant Open

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – The West Virginia Coal Forum is cheered by news that First Energy will be keeping the Pleasants Power Station at Willow Island in operation for the next several years ...

Protecting Coal Miners From Black Lung Disease
Newswise (press release)

Black lung disease didn't go away with pickaxes and carbide lamps. Today's coal miners may use diesel-powered equipment to break through rock ...

Coal miner dead following incident at Greenbrier County mine
West Virginia MetroNews

“We are deeply saddened and heartbroken today to learn that West Virginia has lost one of our coal miners. We ask you to join us as we pray for the ...

Guest column/The rescue of the coal industry must continue
The Steubenville Herald-Star
In 2016, Hillary Clinton said that “We're going to put a lot of coal miners and coal companies out of business.” Then-President Obama said that similar ...

Will The US Coal Decline Continue?

Ultra-supercritical coal plants and the very carbon capture and storage systems that the International Energy Agency has continually deemed our most ...

Two killed, 22 trapped after rock burst destroys coal mining tunnel in China
Hindustan Times

A rock burst has ripped through a coal mine in east China's Shandong Province, killing at least two workers and leaving 20 others trapped, officials ...

New permit try for proposed Wyoming coal-to-products mine
Scottsbluff Star Herald

New permit try for proposed Wyoming coal-to-products mine ... The mine would supply coal for research into turning coal into usable products.

Met coal production on the rise

S&P Global Market Intelligence analyst Richard Foy said he expected to see Australia's metallurgical coalproduction increase from 182Mtpa this year ...

Thar coal power plant set for completion by March 2019
Pakistan Today

ISLAMABAD: Thar coal power plant will be completed by March 2019 and start generating 660MW as most of the work on mining and power has been ...

The Intelligencer Endorses Rep. David McKinley Because He Gets Results for W.Va.
Wheeling Intelligencer

... an attempt to destroy the coal industry, McKinley won what may have been the first significant victory against the Environmental Protection Agency.

Indian mining firm to begin Mozambique operations in 2019 - English - (press release)

The managing director of Sol Mineração Moçambique, Ravibhusan Bhardwej, has said the company will start coal mining operations next year in ...

FirstEnergy delays closure of coal-fired Pleasants Power Station
The Dominion Post

MORGANTOWN — FirstEnergy's Pleasants Power Station won't close as soon as planned. The coal-fired plant was slated to close in January 2019.

China September coal output hits nine-month high as new capacity starts up

By the end of June, China had a total of 3.49 billion tonnes of coal mining capacity, while another 976 million tonnes of capacity is still under ...

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The West Virginia Coal Forum was created in 1986 under the auspices of the Mine Safety & Technical Review Committee and at the direction of the West Virginia Legislative Committee on Coal Mining. This body was created to establish a forum for the coal industry to jointly resolve or develop technical and other issues impacting the industry, particularly those issues of an economic nature, or of major significance to the coal industry. The Forum also provides a means for management and labor leaders to develop joint legislative issues and programs and to promote the coal industry.

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