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Iowa governor stops state from challenging Trump coal rule
Bluefield Daily Telegraph

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

Attorney General Morrisey speaks out against 22-state coal-fired plant lawsuit
WOWK 13 News
(WOWK) – Twenty-two states announced today they are suing the Trump administration over its decision to ease restrictions on coal-fired power plants ...

Democratic states sue Trump for gutting signature Obama emissions rule for coal plants
Washington Examiner

... Plan in 2015, arguing it was overly broad and illegal by encouraging "generation shifting" across the power sector from coal to gas and renewables, ...

Factbox: US coal-fired power plants scheduled to shut

(Reuters) - U.S. power companies expect to retire or convert from coal to gas over 10,600 megawatts (MW) of coal-fired plants in 2019 after shutting ...

Daily on Energy: Legal fight over Trump coal plant rule shows just how divided red and blue states ...
Washington Examiner

... falls short of that standard, which they say envisioned a systemwide rule allowing for a wholesale shift away from coal to gas and renewables.

Australia Rejects Calls by Climate-Hit Neighbors to Ditch Coal

Australia is pushing back against calls from Pacific Island leaders to ditch its commitment to coal mining to help combat climate change, saying its ...

'Never be afraid to stand up': Miners who started protest reflect on Blackjewel saga

WYMT met with the five men in the basement of the Coal Mining Museum in Benham, the neighboring city of Cumberland. A camp composed of mostly ...

Leigh Creek seeking agreement with Chinese coal mining group

CNE has commercial interests in large underground coal resources in Shanxi, which it plans to develop under the proposed joint venture agreement.

Greater Asia home to half of the world's biggest mining companies
Country: China/Hong Kong. Commodity focus: Diversified mining. Shaanxi Coal Industry. Country: China/Hong Kong. Commodity focus: Coal mining.

Coal company looking to hire "experienced underground miners" at job fair

(WYMT) - A coal company will be hosting a job fair Thursday in Boone County, West Virginia. Blackhawk Mining, LLC has job openings for various ...

Indonesian coal prices hold steady
Argus Media

Indonesian physical thermal coal prices held steady today, but trade was at a near standstill as market participants waited for the results to emerge of a ...

China to launch new round of coal mine safety checks

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

Swarm IoT modules improve mine safety
eeNews Europe

Swarm IoT modules improve mine safety. Location-aware swarm modules monitor people and equipment in mines as part of the Internet of Things (IoT).

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