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West Virginians aren't climate "deniers," but they don't want to pay for the US green economy ...
The Washington Newsday

... America's coal sector,” says Chris Hamilton, president of the West Virginia Coal Association. This is a condensed version of the information.

Hamilton believes several idled mines will restart in the months ahead - WV MetroNews
WV MetroNews

Bens Creek Group will reportedly restart the Glen Alum mine in the fourth quarter of 2021. Chris Hamilton, President of the West Virginia Coal ...

Metallurgical coal mine reopening in Mingo County | Energy and Environment |
Charleston Gazette

There will be no blasting at the site, which will consist mainly of high-wall mining, Angus said. In high-wall mining, coal is extracted from ...

Marshall wins grant to develop safety and emergency preparedness videos for mining industry
Williamson Daily News

HUNTINGTON — The Marshall University Research Corporation (MURC) has received a $130000 grant from the U.S. Department of Labor's Mine Safety and ...

What you missed at MINExpo® 2021 | World Coal
World Coal

Honouring outstanding achievements in mine safety and technology, awards were bestowed on 40 mining operations.

Column: China's physical coal prices tell different story to futures: Russell | Reuters
China's coal futures have slumped about 35% from their recent record high, a move that looks dramatic but is actually a long way from what is ...

Coal Piles at 24-Year Low at U.S. Utilities on Demand Surge - Bloomberg

Coal stockpiles at U.S. power plants plunged to the lowest in at least 24 years as electricity generators burn the fuel faster than miners can dig ...

Politics with Michelle Grattan: Keith Pitt on the climate plan and coal's future - The Conversation
The Conversation

Keith Pitt is one of the governments loudest advocates for the coal industry. In the wake of the Nationals agreeing to net zero, he talks about ...

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