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Australia mine safety crisis spurs workforce debate
Financial Times

Australia mine safety crisis spurs workforce debate. Rise in deaths follows steep job cuts and contract-worker push. © FT montage / Bloomberg.

Everyone is falling out of love with coal except China

... generation worldwide slumped by three per cent in 2019 on falling power demand, a surge in wind and solar generation and coal-to-gas switching.

Time is running out for lawmakers to take action on bill that impacts the coal industry

(WTHI) - Time is running out for lawmakers to take action on several bills including one bill impacting the coal industry and workers. News 10 recently ...

Port: Is it too little, too late for coal?

John Hoeven pressed Energy Secretary Dan Brouillette to expand an upcoming visit to North Dakota to include coal country. Written By: Rob Port ...

5 UW System Campuses Phasing Out Coal This Year
Wisconsin Public Radio News

Five campuses in the University of Wisconsin System using coal as a heat source will transition to a combination of natural gas and heating oil this ...

An Antitrust Attack on Coal
Wall Street Journal

Arch and Peabody last summer announced plans to combine assets in Wyoming's South Powder River Basin to improve efficiency. Coal's share of U.S. ...

Prevailing party in coal shipping dispute entitled to relief
Virginia Lawyers Weekly

The prevailing party in a breach of contract case involving the shipping of coal is excused from future performance because of the defendant's breach.

Kayenta Mine Closure Impacts Coal Supply

Navajo and Hopi tribal members, formerly dependent on the Kayenta coal mine for their heating needs, have reported taking extreme measures to ...

Mysteel Global

China imported 68.06 million tonnes of coal for all use over January-February, or 33.1% higher on year. A detailed report will be posted soon.

Armored Cars, Robots and Coal: North Korea Defies US by Evading Sanctions
The New York Times

The country is selling coal to Chinese companies to raise millions of dollars for its nuclear weapons program, analysts say. It is also importing luxury ...

Arch announces US$54 million equipment financing facility
World Coal

Arch Coal, Inc. has announced that it recently closed on a US$54 million equipment financing facility with an average interest rate of 6.3%. The facility ...

Craig, Colorado Believes In Coal. Now It Needs A Plan To Reinvent Itself
Colorado Public Radio
Hart Van Denburg/CPR News A snowplow passes by a sign proclaimingh support for the coal industry in Craig, Colorado, Jan. 21 2020. Sean Havorka ...

Colombian coal output fell 2% in 2019
Yahoo Finance

"The coal industry has been presented with an important cross roads. In the case of thermal coal, the average price went from $82.50 per tonne in ...

Coal marketing program bill nears completion in the Wyoming Senate
Oil City News

CASPER, Wyo. — House Bill 04 aims to establish a “Wyoming coal marketing program.” The Senate passed the bill on second reading during their ...

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