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Kentucky coal operator files for bankruptcy protection
Kearney Hub

Coal miners in Kentucky protested the unpaid wages by blocking coal shipments. Get coronavirus headlines delivered to ...

Federal bill addresses COVID-19 protections for mine workers
Pennsylvania Business Report

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security listed mining as an essential business, but the U.S. Department of Labor and Mine Safety and Health ...

BJP demands SCCL mines lockdown
Telangana Today

On the increasing number of positive cases in the coal belt, BJP leader said that coal miners who work in close proximity with each other are prone to ...

US Senator Duckworth floats plan to rescue coal country
Fiji Times

... Democratic Senator Tammy Duckworth on Thursday unveiled a plan to rehabilitate communities hurt by the decline of the U.S. coal industry – an ...

Trump administration set to green light Pebble Mine
Hatch Magazine

Above us, the top of Boulder Mountain was covered in clouds so thick I knew we'd see snow on the peaks once the storm cleared. Later, after telling ...

'Live or die as a group': The miraculous rescue of coal miners trapped 240 feet below ground in 2002

Late into the night on Wednesday, July 24, 2002, coal miners working in the Quecreek Mine broke through a wall to an abandoned mine that was ...

No Pay, We Stay: A Look Back at the 2019 Protest that Rocked Appalachia
Ohio Valley ReSource

So for 59 days, coal miners and their loved ones blockaded this railroad track to prevent $1.4 million worth of coal from leaving. “If they can move this ...

Energy pricing: Centre may allow Chinese miners to bid in coal auctions
Business Standard

India will not block Chinese coal miners from bidding in the auction of coal mines for commercial mining. “Coal is not a strategic sector, so blocking ...

Duckworth introduces safety net bill for coal country
The Hill

... after World War II, would ensure health care coverage for coal workers as well as cover higher education costs for coal miners and their family.

Chinese Provincial Coal SOEs Accelerate Consolidation
Fitch Ratings

Fitch expects continued efforts to optimise the coal industry's structure as there are still over 5,300 mines and nearly 900 have a capacity of less than ...

Coal is in crisis. Can Virginia's pool bond system handle the collapse?
Virginia Mercury

Eight years later, the situation has taken on an added urgency with the continued shrinkage of the coal industry. “Any state that has a bond pool is at ...

Province cosying up to coal-mining industry
Lethbridge Herald

What the coal industry Down Under wants É it gets. It may mean dynamiting a 40,000-year-old sacred aboriginal site but: “Hey, no worries, mate.”.

Only 2 US coal companies not expected to report a loss in Q2'20
Hellenic Shipping News Worldwide

“The U.S. coal industry has weakened after taking the brunt of lower electricity demand and is now highly vulnerable to resurgent coronavirus ...

Metallurgical Coal Market 2020 Global Key Players, Business Strategy, Competitive Landscape ...

The latest developments in the Metallurgical Coal industry and details of the industry leaders along with their market share and strategies. Saves time ...

Minergy celebrates first coal export to South Africa
Mining Review

“This was not only a great day for Minergy but a momentous day for the Botswana coal industry,” said du Plessis, adding that “the team on the ground, ...

Clean Fine Coal Market 2020 Growing with Major Eminent Key Players: Peabody, Arch Coal ...

A complete understanding about global Clean Fine Coal industry plans are now increasingly being adopted by leading private businesses.

Metallurgical Coal Market Major Progress with Forecast Assessment 2019-2025
Bulletin Line

The main objective of the Metallurgical Coal industry report is to Supply Key Insights on Competition Positioning, Current Trends, Market Potential, ...

Mining safety culture built on real leadership

Mine safety · Global minerals industry risk management · Boston consulting group. COMMENTS. ANALYTICS. Report abusive post. X. Cancel Report.

COVID-19: Weekly Oversight and Enforcement Report—Week of July 23, 2020

... 2020, the D.C. Circuit last week declined to force the Mine Safety and Health Administration to create an emergency temporary standard to protect ...

Mining keeps Australia afloat amid pandemic

... to integrate coronavirus measures such as social distancing, hand washing and wearing masks very easily into the existing mine safety culture.”.

EPA eyes cleanup of coal ash threatening Indiana Dunes
Lexington Herald Leader

CHESTERTON, Ind. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is seeking the public's feedback on a proposed cleanup of coal ash buried along Lake ...

WV coal production down 30% due to impact of pandemic
WV News

Bill Raney, president of the West Virginia Coal Association, said he believes President Donald Trump has largely lived up to his campaign promises to ...

Koizumi: No new state funding for coal-fired plant technology
Asahi Shimbun

Japan is moving to halt its long-criticized state assistance for exports of coal-fired thermal power plant technology, according to Environment Minister ...

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