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UMWA hire counsel following Mission bankruptcy filing
West Virginia MetroNews

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — United Mine Workers of America president Cecil Roberts is demanding Mission Coal provide its coal miners and retirees ...

Mission Coal files for bankruptcy—5th coal company in 3 years
CBS News

About 62,000 coal miners have lost their jobs during that time. Further job losses will come: More than a quarter of the U.S.' current fleet of coal plants ...

New CTL Process Makes “Clean Coal” a Possibility
Edgy Labs (blog)

Coal miners rejoice! A new iron-based catalyst allows the capture of carbon dioxide during the coal-to-liquid process, essentially making it a “cleaner” ...

Shortage of coal shuts 10500 MW power plants amid rising demand
The Indian Express

However, domestic coal production by state-owned Coal India and Singareni Collieries Company — the two main state-owned coal miners — during ...

Coal miners protest at Pinnacle Mine, demand answers

PINEVILLE, WV (WVNS) - Around a dozen coal miners gathered to protest at Pinnacle Mine on Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2018 to demand answers from the ...

US eyes military bases for coal, gas exports
York Dispatch

Potential lifeline: Exports have been held up as a lifeline for struggling domestic coal miners since demand for the fuel started to wane a decade ago, ...

Miners, lawmakers rally to save Wyoming County mine

PINEVILLE, W.Va. (WVVA) Pressure is mounting on the owner of Wyoming County's biggest mine two days after the company filed for bankruptcy.

Coal export plan resurfaces
Lewiston Morning Tribune

SEATTLE — The Army Corps of Engineers has revived an environmental review of a controversial coal-export project in Washington a year after state ...

Japan's complicated relationship with coal power
The Interpreter

Soon after Dai-Ichi Life Insurance announced it would begin to cut funding for new overseas coal projects this past May, three of Japan's largest banks ...

European utilities' coal generation profits soar on blending strategy: sources
S&P Global Platts

London — European utilities are reaping huge profits from coal-fired generation as they are able to buy thermal coals at substantial discounts to ...

EDF says protests could hit its coal power plants until 2019

PARIS (Reuters) - French utility EDF <EDF.PA> said on Wednesday that protests could hit its coal power plants in France until the end of June 2019, ...

Army Corps revives review of Washington coal-export project
Stars and Stripes

SEATTLE — The Army Corps of Engineers has revived an environmental analysis of a controversial coal-export project nearly a year after Washington ...

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