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State mine rescue teams could be disbanded as coal industry declines
The Tennessean

The Department of Labor and Workforce Development's Mine Safety Unit has ... staff the state rescue teams, the state mine safety director told auditors.

SAFETY: MSS, Northern College collaborate on mine safety
Canadian Mining Journal

TIMMINS, Ont. – Mine Safety Solutions (MSS) is collaborating with Prof. Shane Storring and second year mechanical engineering technician student ...

Spain Closing Mines in Transition Away from Coal
POWER magazine

The government worked with unions representing coal miners to broker the mine-closure deal. It offers early retirement plans for miners over age 48, ...

Why the Coal Markets Are Moving East

Power generators, coal miners and traders use coal derivatives to protect themselves from price movements that may impact on their profitability.

COP24 host Poland faces difficult challenge to wean itself off coal

A stance reflecting the position of the country's powerful coal industry, but also it's long lasting love affair with coal, in a country where coal miners, ...

Ukraine produced almost 2.8 mln tonnes of coal in November
Ukrinform. Ukraine and world news

This was reported by the Coal Miners Union of Ukraine with reference to the data provided by the Energy and Coal Industry Ministry. "In November ...

For Poland's mining region, coal remains a way of life

Defying the danger to life and limb of descending into the mine on a daily basis, Poland's coal miners still pass down the job from father to son.

US coal consumption drops to lowest level since 1979
Daily Mail

WASHINGTON (AP) - A federal report says Americans are using less coal this year than at any time since Jimmy Carter's presidency. That's despite ...

US insurers retain coal support
Intelligent Insurer

While most of the leading European insurers have by now taken action on coal, none of the nine US insurers assessed have taken any steps, ...

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The West Virginia Coal Forum was created in 1986 under the auspices of the Mine Safety & Technical Review Committee and at the direction of the West Virginia Legislative Committee on Coal Mining. This body was created to establish a forum for the coal industry to jointly resolve or develop technical and other issues impacting the industry, particularly those issues of an economic nature, or of major significance to the coal industry. The Forum also provides a means for management and labor leaders to develop joint legislative issues and programs and to promote the coal industry.

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