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Numbers don't reflect any major coal impact on region
Bluefield Daily Telegraph

McDowell County, which was hit hard by the decline of the coal industry, still receives coal severance taxes, but the ... The severance tax is based on the amount of coal produced. ... Charles Boothe at ...

Virginia senators introduce bill to protect coal miners' pensions, healthcare
WJHL-TV News Channel 11

WASHINGTON (WJHL) - Sens. Mark Warner and Tim Kaine have introduced a bill they say will protect the pensions and healthcare benefits of coal ...

Manchin, others introduce legislation to secure miners' pensions and healthcare
My Buckhannon (press release)

“Our coal miners made a commitment to provide our nation with the energy we needed to power our nation to prosperity. They did so time and time ...

New Congress makes history; lots of West Virginia issues on agenda

And perennial issues like securing pensions for retired coal miners and their widows are still on the table. And improving broadband internet access ...

One state is the center of war between natural gas and coal
The Hill

In Indiana, the beleaguered but still critical coal industry is under attack by a natural gas provider and utility owner that wants to close down coal ...

Keep Reclamation Program Funded
Wheeling Intelligencer

Environmentalists and the coal industry often find themselves glaring angrily at one another over the issues fence that so frequently divides them.

Former Coal Miners Challenge Donald Trump's Ability to Bring Back Declining Industry Jobs: 'He's ...

Two former coal miners questioned President Donald Trump ability to rejuvenate the industry while speaking to CNN. "He's trying to get their [miners'] ...

Cargo ship grounds near mouth of Mississippi, blocks others
Bluefield Daily Telegraph

(AP) — The Coast Guard says a ship loaded with coal has run aground near the mouth of the Mississippi River, blocking more than 50 incoming and ...

Could termites power a 'clean coal' revolution?

Layers upon layers of this vegetation were subjected to high pressure and temperature from geologic forces, forming seams of coal. Anthracite is the ...

Navajo company looks into buying northern Arizona coal mine

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) - A Navajo Nation energy company studying the purchase of a coal-fired plant on the reservation says it's now looking into the ...

Greece gives investors another week for coal plant bids

Greece has given investors another week to Jan. 15 to submit binding bids for three coal-fired power plants and a licence to build another one, ...

Coal Mining Deaths Spiked in Late 2018
West Virginia Public Broadcasting

On this West Virginia Morning, three workplace deaths in late December 2018 provided a grim end of the year for the coal mining industry. As the Ohio ...

The federal shutdown's energy impact in Wyoming, coal's falling consumption and the impact of ...
Casper Star-Tribune Online

Have an event, trend or general energy happening you'd like to see in the Energy Journal newsletter? Send it to Star-Tribune energy reporter Heather ...

Merkel calls summit to discuss Germany's coal exit
Daily Mail

BERLIN (AP) - German news magazine Der Spiegel reports that Chancellor Angela Merkel plans to discuss efforts to wean the country off coal with ...

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