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EDITORIAL: Trump embraces cracker plant in Beaver

When he was running for president in 2016, Donald Trump made it clear that he would be a friend to the coal industry when he was in the White ...

Lexington-based coal company holding job fair Thursday
LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – Blackhawk Mining, LLC is hosting a job fair as it looks for experienced underground coal miners. The fair is scheduled ...

Coal's last healthy market fades as trade woes weigh on steel - Bloomberg
Seeking Alpha

U.S. coal miners are treading water at best as prices for steelmaking coal, which had sustained miners as exports decline and power plants abandon ...

Anxiety in the coalfields: Coal tax decline leaves Boone finances in limbo
Charleston Gazette-Mail

Boone County, once bringing in a surplus of money from a state tax on coal companies, now faces a harsh reality: The county doesn't have enough ...

West Virginia reacts to lawsuit against President Trump over coal
WOWK 13 News

You know we have a lot of good things going on,” said Chris Hamilton, West Virginia Coal Association. But environmentalists say it's time for a greater ...

Analysis: In India's energy mix, gas faces tough battle with coal
S&P Global

Therefore, coal-to-gas switching in India needs to be spurred by governmental policies, since gas would be unable to displace coal on an outright ...

UBS trims coal outlook as US-China trade war escalates

These included Chinese import restrictions on Australian coal deliveries, cheap LNG prices that have encouraged increased coal-to-gas switching as ...

Coal may be dying, but growth in the seaborne market says not yet: Russell

LAUNCESTON, Australia (Reuters) - The prevailing market view on coal is that the industry is now facing terminal decline, as renewables and natural ...

Whitehaven Coal posts record profit, flags higher costs

(Reuters) - Whitehaven Coal Ltd (WHC.AX) on Thursday reported a record full-year 2019 underlying profit and a bumper dividend that beat ...

Iowa governor stops state from challenging Trump coal rule
Washington Post

DES MOINES, Iowa — Iowa Attorney General Tom Miller, a supporter of clean energy policies reducing greenhouse gases as a way to battle global ...

Coal India's 54 mining projects facing delays
Times of India

New Delhi, Aug 15 () State-owned CIL's 54 coal mining projects are facing delay due to various reasons such as contractual issues and delay in green ...

China to launch new round of coal mine safety checks
Creamer Media's Mining Weekly

BEIJING – China will launch a new round of safety inspections on coal mines across the country from late August until end-September, the country's ...

Coal Industry Looks to Robots for Increased Safety
Caixin Global
China's National Coal Mine Safety Administration on Wednesday announced a strategic partnership with the country's leading space technology ...

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