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When the feds tried to regulate “zombie” mines, they turned to a small northwestern coal operation
Center for Public Integrity

For the last two decades, one of the West's smallest coal mines has sat ... the agency was busy writing regulations on mountaintop removal mining, ...

Bevill State helping fill the demand for coal miners in the state
Bevill State helping fill the demand for coal miners in the state ... helping meet the demand for coal miners with its top-notch mine technology program.

Ukraine produced over 2.4 mln tonnes of coal in August
Ukrinform. Ukraine and world news
This was reported by the Coal Miners Union of Ukraine with a reference to the data provided by the Energy and Coal Industry Ministry. "In August 2019 ...

Team Looks to Turn CO2 Into Pre-Fab Concrete
Construction Equipment Guide

... demonstrations of its systems on an industrial scale at the Wyoming Integrated Test Center and at The National Carbon Capture Center in Alabama.

Coal or free-market conservatism? Lawmakers choose coal

But that's exactly what they did to prop up the state's dying coal industry. Who knew there were so many socialists in the Wyoming Legislature?

Activists Demand to Close Coal Plant They've Inadvertently Kept Alive

On August 17, eight environmental activists clad in white coveralls entered the grounds of New Hampshire's largest remaining coal-fired power plant.

Alberta coal mine reclamation project to provide green energy source
Yahoo Finance

Alberta coal mine reclamation project to provide green energy source ... technology demonstration project to reclaim land at an Alberta coal mine.

Life beneath the earth in Wyo's only underground coal mine

POINT OF ROCKS — In the Bridger Underground Coal Mine, the roof, walls and ground underfoot are composed of the black rock. In a tunnel 700 feet ...

Navajo Nation doubles down on coal. Will it work?
E&E News

Coal has cost the Navajo Nation, but the tribe's energy company is betting that buying faraway mines can replenish its coffers. In October, if all goes as ...

As coal's future dims, uneasiness permeates Rock Springs

ROCK SPRINGS — This town is on edge, Mayor Tim Kaumo says. The shutdown of two coal mines in Gillette and the ominous outlook from PacifiCorp ...

PacifiCorp, DEQ pick less power over clean-coal technology

ROCK SPRINGS — PacifiCorp has chosen to throttle down production at the coal-fired Jim Bridger Plant rather than install expensive clean-coal ...

India's coal-fired growth requires some shovelling
Hellenic Shipping News Worldwide

India's coal hopes require some shovelling. New Delhi, trying to rev up the economy, says it will allow 100% foreign investment in coal mines and ...

SC utility to shut down half its coal plants
E&E News

South Carolina utility Santee Cooper will close half of its coal-fired power plants over the next decade as it moves to eventually abandon the fossil fuel, ...

Expansion of Montana coal mine gets backing after sale of mines to NTEC
Navajo-Hopi Observer

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Montana environmental officials Aug. 27 proposed approval of a major expansion of the state's largest coal mine after it was ...

Coal rises to 2-week highs but further gains limited

(Montel) Nearby European coal prices have risen to two-week highs, in part driven by higher freight costs and a stronger Pacific basin market yet ...

China firms shortlisted for coal plant
The Manila Times

A subsidiary of listed Alsons Consolidated Resources Inc. has shortlisted two two Chinese companies for the engineering, procurement and ...

Colorado utilities to explore forming regional market
Energy News Network

Coal industry representatives and economists agree the market is down for coal; but where the floor is, and how to ensure Wyoming and other coal ...

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