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Official: Gunmen shoot dead 3 coal miners in SW Pakistan - The Washington Post
The Washington Post

Official: Gunmen shoot dead 3 coal miners in SW Pakistan ... QUETTA, Pakistan — Gunmen shot and killed three workers at a coal mine in southwestern ...

Coal-fired power plants to close after new wastewater rule - Yahoo News
Yahoo News

Climate change isn't what's driving some U.S. coal-fired power plants to shut down. Dozens of plants nationwide plan to stop burning coal this ...

Portugal's power production goes coal-free long before deadline | Reuters

Portugal shut down its last remaining coal plant over the weekend, ending the use of the polluting material for electricity generation and ...

From “phase-up” to “phase-down” of coal | ORF

Instead of pioneering new, green technologies, coal-dependent nations continue to rely on expensive energy technologies…

Energy Crunch Drives Carbon to Record as Europe Burns More Coal - Bloomberg

Europe is growing increasingly reliant on coal to keep the lights on as the weather turns cold, sending the cost of polluting to a record.

Fifteen States Threaten to Cut Off Banks That Refuse to Service Coal, Oil Industries | National Review
National Review

The treasurers note that the coal, oil and natural gas industries provide well-paying jobs, health insurance, basic infrastructure and quality of ...

Rising coal prices complication for Biden legislation - The Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
The Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

WASHINGTON -- Central Appalachia coal prices at a 12-year high could give West Virginia a boost just as President Joe Biden needs to persuade its ...

Showdown over regional haze could shut down coal unit - Casper, WY Oil City News
Oil City News

Smoke stacks at three of the four Jim Bridger Plant coal-fired electrical generating units. (Angus M. Thuermer, Jr./WyoFile). November 19, 2021.

Efforts To End World's Reliance On Coal Face Challenge In Asia-Pacific – OpEd – Eurasia Review
Eurasia Review

By Dan Southerland*. China has vowed to sharply curb carbon emissions by 2060 but the country's need for coal means that for the immediate future ...

Biden faces tougher sell to Manchin as coal hits 12-year high - MINING.COM

That means more jobs in a region that's been hard-hit by earlier downturns in the coal industry and then the Covid pandemic.

Alabama Mining Association announces inaugural Safety & Sustainability Awards ...
Yellowhammer News

Kathy H. Love, Alabama Surface Mining Commission Director; Lance LeFleur, Alabama Department of Environmental Management Director; Chris Blankenship, ...

Anglo CEO expects investor support for plan to keep 'met' coal - MINING.COM

The company plans to retain its steelmaking coal portfolio as it is confident investors will not press for an early exit.

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