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Colorado coal production dipped in 2018
FOX31 Denver

The state says that as of the end of 2018, 1,160 coal miners worked in Colorado, up slightly from 1,119 at the end of 2017. According to the federal ...

UBS Tightens Coal Financing Standards & Strengthens Sustainable Investments

... coal mining sector and has cut support to coal-mining companies engaged in mountain-top removal(MTR) operations. UBS will continue to support ...

The Drake's Take: Coal Port Lawsuit: A Bad Idea Thankfully Dead, For Now
Laramie Boomerang

Gordon said while Wyoming supports the coal industry's efforts to export its products to Asia, “The challenge here is we have the potential to cause ...

Lignite Energy Council meeting looks at coal's future
Minot Daily News

... the U.S. Secretary of Energy, providing advice and recommendations to the Energy secretary on general policy matters relating to the coal industry.

TVA gets $129 million offer for Paradise power plant
The Messenger

"The beginning of my financing career for the coal industry started with this bank having made loans for western Kentucky coal projects (e.g. terminal ...

Virginia coal mining jobs increased in 2018
WJHL-TV News Channel 11

Data from the Department of Mines, Minerals, and Energy shows there were 2,969 employed coal minerslast year, nearly 700 more than in 2017.

Navajo Nation company ends bid to buy power plant, mine
Daily Mail

... Navajo Generating Station, as seen from Lake Powell in Page, Ariz. The Navajo Nation company has ended its pursuit of a coal-fired power plant on ...

Indiana gets $8.1M to help clean, repurpose old coal mines
San Francisco Chronicle

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Officials say Indiana is getting about $8.1 million in federal funding to help clean up and repurpose abandoned coal mines.

Weekly US coal train loadings rise 1.4% on week, fall 11.6% on year: STB
S&P Global Platts

US coal train loadings ticked up 1.4% in the week that ended March 15, despite a near-three-year low in loadings from the Powder River Basin, US ...

West Virginia coal is being used in an environmentally friendly way to make roofing tiles

Right now, West Virginia's coal is making the durable, fire resistant, and super-strength roofing tile but Easter said they have just started scratching the ...

Fossil Fuels: Tax credit could help coal-fired plants
Parkersburg News

Making the program more attractive actually could save some existing coal-fired power plants. In the process, it would help perfect technology that ...

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