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Thousands of trees planted at former Smithers mine site
Charleston Gazette-Mail

Last month at the Mammoth Mine site in Smithers, 36 contractors planted ... for the property, according to a September 2020 Charleston Gazette-Mail article. ... removal mine site, which began operations in 1970 by Cannelton Coal.

Nova Scotia's Coal Industry Is in Decline. The Province Needs a Green Energy Transition.
Jacobin magazine

Coal mining is coming to an end in Nova Scotia. But the industry's long history of lethal accidents, labor unrest, and prolonged decline offers a lesson ...

Adani Enterprises wins coal mining contract from MAHAGENCO
Mining Technology

Adani Enterprises (AEL) has bagged a new coal mining agreement (CMA) from Maharashtra State Power Generation Company (MAHAGENCO) for ...

Indonesian coal-fired capacity to rise by 14-16GW: PLN
Argus Media

An increase in coal demand in Indonesia will make the domestic market an attractive alternative to the export market for local coal mining firms ...

Lawmaker advance three bills aimed at defending Wyoming's coal industry
Wyoming Tribune

In addition to House Bill 166, lawmakers have passed a bill to provide the governor with $1.2 million to sue other states interfering with Wyoming's coal ...

WV Senate moves to further incentivize coal production
WOWK 13 News

It's in an effort to continue encouraging capital investment in the mountain state's coal industry. Severance taxes are based on the removal of natural ...

COVID19: Metallurgical Coal Industry Risks And Business Analysis
The Courier

COVID19: Metallurgical Coal Industry Risks And Business Analysis. Regal Intelligence. 6 mins ago. “The Global Metallurgical Coal Market 2021: ...

US Senators Introduce Carbon Capture, Sequestration Bill
Transport Topics Online

In March, Sens. Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) and Tina Smith (D-Minn.) rolled out the “Carbon Capture Utilization and Storage Tax Credit ...

WV Remembers Upper Big Branch Mine Disaster On 11th Anniversary
Ohio Valley ReSource

Federal mine safety investigators determined that a buildup of methane gas and coal dust led to the explosion at the Massey Energy-owned mine.

J-POWER USA Converting Retired Coal Facility into New Solar and Storage Facilities
Environment + Energy Leader

By re-purposing a coal-fired power plant as carbon free solar and energy storage facilities, J-POWER hopes to deliver reliable electricity generation to ...

Germany's 2nd coal phase-out tender ends with 1514 MW of successful bids
Renewables Now
April 5 (Renewables Now) - Coal-fired power plants with a combined capacity of 1,514 MW will receive compensations from the German government ...

Shakhtersk coal seaport opens 2021 navigation season
World Coal

Loading operations have started at the Shakhtersk Coal Seaport, a key logistics asset of the Eastern Mining Co. The first vessel, a capesize called ...

Coal company agrees to fix environmental violations

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — A coal company in Kentucky has agreed to pay more than $200,000 in penalties and fix environmental violations, clearing ...

Japan JBIC to fund Sojitz's Australia coking coal deals
Argus Media

JBIC has supported Japanese firms to secure a stable coking coal supply since the country depends entirely on imports. JBIC will also invest in trading ...

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