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Manchin Named Honorary UMWA Member
Joe Manchin

Senator Manchin received this honor for his relentless work over the last 5 years to secure pensions for 92,000 coal miners and their widows and ...

'I'm going to take you down!' Joe Biden goes after gun manufacturers and coal plants - but leaves ...
Daily Mail

The Biden campaign is also running a web ad in South Carolina calling out Sanders for thinking of mounting a primary against Obama in 2012, ...

Georgia eyes higher coal ash fee; residents seek more action

The measure would raise the fee for dumping coal ash from $1 a ton to $2.50 a ton, equaling what it costs to dispose of other kinds of garbage at ...

Closing Of Coal Power Plants Means Debates On What To Do With The Water They Used

As coal power plants close, the water they used will be freed up for other purposes. It can make a huge difference in the arid West. Who'll reap the ...

Banks Shunning Coal Financing Bodes Badly for New Plants in Asia
Yahoo Finance

(Bloomberg) -- Lenders backing away from coal financing have tipped the scales against the dirtiest fossil fuel in Southeast Asia, raising the prospect ...

Japan to tighten policy on exporting coal power to developing countries
The Japan Times

Environment Minister Shinjiro Koizumi announced Tuesday that tighter restrictions could be placed in the coming months on Japanese exports of coal ...

Maryland Bill Aims To Transition State Away From Coal
CBS Baltimore

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Maryland would phase out the state's six remaining coal-fired plants to reduce greenhouse gas emissions under a measure ...

Tribes turn to other heat sources after coal mine closure
Santa Fe New Mexican

POLACCA, Ariz. — Navajo and Hopi families in northeastern Arizona that have long relied on coal to heat their homes are looking to other sources ...

India: Coal imports at major ports slip 15% to 75 MT in April-January
Hellenic Shipping News Worldwide

Thermal coal imports at the country's 12 major ports declined 14.98 percent to 74.60 million tonnes (MT) during April-January this fiscal, as per a report ...

City of Logan becomes first 'Coal Pride Community'
The Logan Banner

... Pride Community campaign was launched an effort to support the West Virginia Coal Association's legislative efforts supporting the coal industry.

Analysis: Global coal power set for record decline
ESI Africa

South-east Asia is often quoted as being a driver of growth for the global coal industry. Other than Indonesia, itself a major coal producer, south-east ...

Genesis Mine is set close, 250 workers impacted
Eyewitness News (WEHT/WTVW)

OHIO COUNTY, Ky. (WEHT)- About 250 coal miners in Ohio County will be losing their jobs in the next few weeks. The Genesis Mine outside of Center ...

US regulator moves to block deal by St. Louis-based coal giants

... combination of Peabody's North Antelope Rochelle Mine and Arch Coal's Black Thunder mine — surface-mining operations near Wright, Wyoming, ...

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