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DEP plans $125000 fine for Lexington Coal Company for water pollution permit violations
Charleston Gazette-Mail

... civil administrative penalty after exceeding water pollution limits at 15 different sites across five southern coalfield counties from 2018 through 2020.

Hoppy Kercheval: Plenty of worry in WV over energy plans (Opinion)
Charleston Gazette-Mail

Click here to stay informed and subscribe to The Charleston Gazette-Mail. ... The Biden plan suggests carbon capture could be used with coal and gas, ... West Virginia is the second-largest coal producer in the nation, behind ... But it also is about places like West Virginia that will be in the wake of the ...

Global Coal Mining to 2025 - Updated with Impact of COVID-19

The report also includes a demand drivers section providing information on factors that are affecting the global coal industry. It further profiles major ...

Don't Leave W.Va. Behind With Coal
Wheeling Intelligencer

... by the West Virginia Coal Association, suggests the coal industry and coal-fired power plants are still a significant player in the state's economy.

Business Overview of Anthracite Coal Industry Size, Global Market Trends and Forecast to 2021 ...
Clark County Blog

Anthracite Coal Market report analyses the impact of Coronavirus (COVID-19) on the Anthracite Coal industry. Since the COVID-19 virus outbreak in ...

Stop lending to fossil fuel companies, Barclays told
The Times

It added that the Global Coal Exit List identified the bank as the fifth largest lender to the coal industry globally. The letter was sent a week after 35 ...

Debate continues over coal's viability
Daily Telegraph

... Australia out of a COVID-19 induced recession, but coal mining continues to spark debate about the industry's viability and environmental impacts.

Indonesia coal: Prices rise on Chinese demand
Argus Media

Domestic supply in China is tight because of stricter mine safety inspections following recent accidents. Efforts by utilities to build stocks ahead of the ...

Biden Working Group Targets Jobs for W.Va. Coal Communities
Wheeling Intelligencer

The nation's largest coal miners' union said Monday it would accept the president's plan to move away from coal and other fossil fuels in exchange for ...

Global Emissions Goals Come With Big Cost and Political Hurdles
The Wall Street Journal

... real-world changes would require deft political handling, and innovative solutions to address those who could initially be hurt, such as coal miners in ...

Greece confirms last coal plant will be shut in 2025

“We are saying goodbye to the coal age,” Greece's energy state secretary told EURACTIV following last week's announcement that the country's last ...

Japan's MUFG to stop financing upgrades of coal-fired power plants

Adds detail. TOKYO, April 26 (Reuters) - Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group Inc 8306.T will stop financing upgrades of existing coal-fired power plants, ...

Alberta halts coal exploration on Rocky Mountains

After receiving feedback from 25,000 people, the Canadian province of Alberta decided to halt all coal exploration projects on Category 2 lands, which ...

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