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Study says coal is still a major player in WV economy
West Virginia MetroNews

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Although the state's coal industry has shrunk drastically in recent years, the West Virginia Coal Association touted a new ...

DEP considering Raleigh County surface mine application that has raised health concerns
Charleston Gazette-Mail

The law requires coal-mining permit applicants to post a reclamation bond to ensure that regulatory authorities have enough funding to reclaim the site.

Australian Coal Exports Disrupted as Deluge Slows Port
Maritime Professional

Coal deliveries to Australia's Port of Newcastle, the world's biggest coal export port, have been halted because flooding in the Hunter Valley region ...

Bills to defend Wyoming's coal industry clear House, head to Senate
KPVI News 6

An effort by lawmakers to defend Wyoming's leading industry gained ground Monday after a pair of bills aimed at slowing coal plant closures cleared ...

Petition asks Ottawa to review overall effect of expanded coal-mining in Alberta
Saanich News

Calf Robe says coal mining affects areas of federal jurisdiction, including environment, fisheries, natural resources and Indigenous relations. She says ...

Coal Markets Roiled as Australia's Flood Crisis Worsens

The deluge that's inundating Australia's eastern states is hampering shipments from the world's biggest coal export terminal. Heavy rainfall and ...

Japan Ignores Climate Pressure, Eyes New Overseas Coal Units

Expansion would double Matarbari coal plant capacity to 2.4 GW · Japan is assessing new phases before making expansion decision ...

Nuclear disruption to support South Korea coal burn
Argus Media

Capacity restrictions will limit the upside potential for coal in March-April, but competitive costs compared with natural gas may drive year-on-year ...

11 coal ships depart from Baltimore in week ended March 21: cFlow
S&P Global

Houston — Eleven coal-laden ships departed from Baltimore in the week ended March 21, up from six from a week earlier, according to cFlow, Platts' ...

Australian coal production hiccup won't affect China's energy supply
Global Times

Abnormal weather patterns in New South Wales, a key coal-producing state in Australia, are unlikely to have a very negative impact on coal supply to ...

Wyoming governor calls for federal support for carbon capture
KPVI News 6

A piece of federal legislation aiming to expand carbon capture infrastructure nationwide has garnered the support of four governors, including ...

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