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Longwall mining returns to I-70

Witherow said DOH officials met with coal company officials recently to ... We will have a contractor that will be on site all the time,” Witherow said.

Two coal miners demand McGrath stop using their images in McConnell attack ad
The Hill

It shows coal miners with black lung disease who took a ten-hour bus ride to D.C. to speak to McConnell, the Senate majority leader, about saving ...

UMW chief blasts feds, public perception of coal miners
Charleston Gazette-Mail
Coal miners are struggling, and the federal government isn't really helping, CecilRoberts, the international president of the United Mine Workers ...

Trade war pits US coal miners against tech barons
Asia Times

The ongoing US-China trade war squarely places President Donald Trump's biggest supporters – American coal workers – on the other side of the ...

Ukraine Produced Coal over 2.4 Million Tonnes in August 2019

The Coal Miners Union of Ukraine with a reference to the data provided by the Energy and Coal Industry Ministry reported that in August 2019, ...

Miners union president: 'Coal's not back. Nobody saved the coal industry.'
CNN International

He said coal mining jobs will continue to be lost because of what he called bad public policy, and "eventually there will be no market here or only the ...

Coal keeps South Africa 'alive', says Prevost
Creamer Media's Mining Weekly

Speaking at the inaugural Coal Mining Symposium, in Middelburg, Mpumalanga, on Thursday, he told delegates that coal played a vital role in ...

Global Coal, Lignite, And Anthracite Mining Market Report 2019 -
Yahoo Finance

DUBLIN--(BUSINESS WIRE)--. The "Coal, Lignite, And Anthracite Mining Global Market Forecast To 2022" report has been added to ...

Mining activity a mix of costs and benefits, independent report says
Alaska Public Media News

It's been a premier coal mining zone in the U.S. for over a century. It's also been a symbol of persistent poverty, poor health and high unemployment.

Ohio EPA sets Oct. 7 meetings on new Athens County coal mine
Kallanish Energy

... impact four streams including Sunday Creek where about $2.6 million has been spent to combat the stream pollution from previous coal mining.

United Mine Workers Doubt Green New Deal Promises: 'We Don't Believe It'

... Big Branch mining disaster killed 29 miners in West Virginia, and despite promises at the time, Congress still has not reformed mine safety laws.

Germany to start closing black coal plants in 2020: draft law

BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany plans to shut down its first power plants that use black coal in 2020, a draft law seen by Reuters on Thursday showed, ...

Russia expands its largest coal port, sends cargo to India

VLADIVOSTOK, Russia (Reuters) - Russia has launched the third export line at its largest coal terminal in the Far East region, loading the first cargo ...

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