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Queensland gets tough on mine safety, gives inspectors more power
Creamer Media's Mining Weekly

PERTH ( – The Queensland Parliament has backed changes to the Coal Mining Safety and Health Act, and the Mining and ...

"This establishes Irving as a mining company in Japan"

Following the approval from the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry, Irving said it must now submit its Omui mine safety regulation for acceptance.

ICMM introduces innovation roadmap for cleaner mining vehicles

... ICMM and the world's leading mining equipment manufacturers will drive innovation to help us tackle global warming and improve mine safety.

New clean-coal technology may reduce investment in renewable energy
SolomonStar Newpaper (press release) (blog)

The FF argues that coal is also the largest mining income earner, beating gold, platinum and diamonds and that the coal industry employs 225 000 ...

Hundreds rally in Morgantown for Senator Manchin

Hundreds of coal miners from West Virginia and across the Mid-Atlantic region of the country gathered here in Morgantown with one common goal: ...

Bevin Declares Oct. 30 Mine Rescue Day in Ky.
SurfKY News (blog)

As Bevin noted in the proclamation, Kentucky is home to the nation's second largest number of coal minersand employs 12.1 percent of the nation's ...

Coal Exports: Still a Risky Business
Sightline Institute

A few years back, coal exports were a hot topic up and down the Northwest coast. The coal industry had proposed no fewer than nine export projects ...

Prepare workers for coal closures: report
Daily Mail

Australia's mining union has urged federal and state governments to prepare for the nation's coal-fired power stations to be shut by 2050 with a ...

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