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MSHA in transition mode as 2021 nears its end - Pit & Quarry
Pit & Quarry

Ogletree's Bill Doran and Margo Lopez examine where we are with Mine Safety & Health Administration enforcement, and what can be expected from ...

4 ex-coal mine officials cleared in Kentucky fraud trial - The Washington Post
The Washington Post

Jason Grover, a trial litigator with the U.S. Mine Safety and Health Administration, declined to comment after the verdict Wednesday afternoon.

Reinventing coal country: Reclaiming America's abandoned mine lands | Grist

The cost to reclaim these abandoned mines is around $11 billion, according to the Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement.

5G Path Promises Growth for the Coal Industry - Mobile World Live
Mobile World Live

PARTNER CONTENT: Green and intelligence are leading the coal industry towards growth. In China, there are more than 5,300 coal mines across the ...

Eastern Kentucky coal jobs and production up | Lexington Herald Leader
Lexington Herald Leader

Businesses that support the coal industry have benefited as well, said Cole Raines, head of economic development for the county.

Glasgow impacts 80 per cent of global coal pipeline: Analysis, Energy News, ET EnergyWorld

This is not just optics, announcements and pledges made at Glasgow have real world consequences on the global coal industry," said Lauri ...

ExxonMobil bids for Gulf of Mexico leases ahead of carbon capture plans - Energy Voice
Energy Voice

Instead, Exxon appears likely to employ the leases as part of an ambitious carbon capture and storage (CCS) hub that would gather millions of tons ...

South Africa taken to court over plan for new coal power | Reuters

Three civil society groups have taken the South African government to court over its plan for new coal-fired power, which they say threatens ...

Temporary shut down of coal-fired power plants in Delhi - BBC News - YouTube

Indian regulators have temporarily shut down several coal-fired power plants around the capital of Delhi to tackle the toxic smoke that is ...

Beijing, Moscow in talks to develop coal deposits in Russia | South China Morning Post
South China Morning Post

Russia's deputy prime minister also says the country supports a 'further increase of coal supplies' to China.

Coal Plant Site Unveiled for 500-MW Natrium Advanced Nuclear Pilot - POWER Magazine
POWER Magazine

A site at PacifiCorp's retiring 600-MW coal and gas–fired Naughton Power Plant in Kemmerer, Wyoming, will house the Natrium demonstration, ...

China and the future of coal: the big burning global climate question
South China Morning Post

Beijing was among the notable absences from an agreement to phase out coal use and stop building power plants fired by the fossil fuel.

Anti-coal protesters shut down world's largest coal port - Mining Technology
Mining Technology

The coal mining industry, directly and indirectly, employs up to 61,000 people in the region, with the landscape marked by a rail line that has ...

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