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Trump's US Coal Consumption Is Less Than Obama's

Unfortunately for President Trump, and especially coal miners, the industry has been in a secular decline for about a decade, which coincides with the ...

The EU Is Banning Almost All Coal Mining on Jan 1

Once again in stark contrast to the U.S., where coal miners in Appalachia face a weak job market with few prospects, Spain's socialist government ...

Viewpoint: New year critical for coal sector innovation
Argus Media

While Congress failed to pass most legislation aimed at supporting carbon capture, utilization and storage (CCUS) and other advanced coal ...

With 61 killed in 2017, mine safety a major cause of concern: Data
Business Standard

Even as the country pools in all possible resources for the rescue operation of workers stuck in a coal mine in Meghalaya, data shared in Parliament ...

When it comes to proving an MSHA citation, facts matter
Aggregates Manager (blog)

When the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) issues a citation to an operator, that citation is supposed to be based on specific facts that ...

SaskPower working on coal as new regulations become official
News Talk 980 CJME

SaskPower announced in the summer that it was looking into the viability of introducing carbon capturetechnology at the Shand Power Station. Cherry ...

Global Clean Coal Technology Market Analysis (Growth Type) | Demand, Supply, Premiumization ...
Business Courier

The Global Clean Coal Technology Market research report provides an analysis of entire industries, a product category, niche or target market defined ...

Government shutdown puts UMWA lawsuit on hold
West Virginia MetroNews

... United States District Court of the Southern District of West Virginia that their lawsuit against the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) has ...

Europe Is Closing a Whole Lot of Coal Mines on January 1

... Spain's socialist government — largely supported by coal mining communities — made a deal with mining union in October to ensure that displaced ...

In Meghalaya Hills Where Mine Collapsed, Illegal Coal Trade Continues

The incident also raises serious questions about unchecked coal mining in Meghalaya ... He said coal mining was rampant between 2002 and 2014.

Groups raise concerns on abandoned Ohio coal mines, reclamation fund

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Both environmental groups and coal lobbyists said they are concerned that a raid on a coal-mining reclamation fund in Ohio ...

Recovering rare-earth elements from coal byproducts

Byproducts of coal mining are a promising source for highly in-demand REEs, says Rick Honaker, professor of mining engineering at the University of ...

EPA targets Obama crackdown on mercury from coal plants
Daily Mail

Overall, environmental groups say, federal and state efforts have cut mercury emissions from coal-fired power plants by 85 percent in roughly the last ...

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