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The struggle continues for nation's miners
The Montgomery Herald

Coal miners who survive the mines walk away from their profession with ... Except that it won't for coal miners, of course, who will lose many of their ...

Polish mining majors keen to develop Asia's largest coal block
Creamer Media's Mining Weekly

The Indian government earlier this year began permitting captive coal miners free sale and free pricing of 25% of production from the mine, however, ...

New mine safety test lab proposed for site on Pocahontas-Randolph border
Charleston Gazette-Mail

“We did look at existing mines, but you really need a hard rock mine” to contain repeated testing of coal dust combustion and explosions from other ...

John P. David: Black lung matters (Gazette Opinion)
Charleston Gazette-Mail

Now, as reported by Kate Mishkin in the Charleston Gazette-Mail, the American Journal of Public Health reported that “one in five coal miners who've ...

Coal severance tax cut heads to governor
Beckley Register-Herald

Chris Hamilton, senior vice president of the West Virginia Coal Association, has said the cuts would help the industry be more competitive in regional ...

Study: Illnesses and injuries related to working in Illinois mines go underreported

The U.S. Department of Labor's Mine Safety and Health Administration requires reporting of injuries and illness sustained while working in mines in ...

Japan's last surviving coal railroad to end operations this month
The Japan Times

But all have been scrapped except the Taiheiyo Coal Line, nicknamed the Rinko-sen (Harbor Line), reflecting the domestic coal industry's decline ...

Bill to save coal power plants signed, skeptics abound
Buffalo Bulletin

"And I think back a few years ago about the great strides the coal industry had made in reducing emissions, reducing carbon dioxide. Really, no other ...

Are coal exports ever going to happen? Plus, Wyoming wind is great, but is it worth it?
Casper Star-Tribune Online

Jason Begger, executive director of the Wyoming Infrastructure Authority, on his confidence that Wyoming coal producers would export via a proposed ...

Duke Energy to create plan for coal ash ponds
The Herald

TERRE HAUTE — Duke Energy will need to create a corrective action plan for its coal ash ponds in Indiana after mandatory groundwater testing found ...

Environmental organizations nix 'zero coal' plan

Consumers Energy's “zero coal” plan has come under scrutiny as a handful of environmental organizations have recommended the Michigan Public ...

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