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Coal Is Not Dead
Energy and Capital

They say coal is dead. And, to some degree, they're right. The use of coal for energy generation here in the United States, for example, has ostensibly ...

Federal agency would protect coalfields habitat for crayfish
Bluefield Daily Telegraph

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A federal agency has proposed designating habitat areas for two protected crayfish species in the coalfields of ...

Ratcheting up miner drug testing
Beckley Register-Herald

Since lawmakers passed the law in 2012, pointing to coal mine accidents as a reason, nearly 1,900 coal miners have had their certificates suspended.

Coal miner Cerrejon starts negotiations with two unions in Colombia
Reuters UK

BOGOTA, Jan 28 (Reuters) - Cerrejon, one of Colombia's largest coal miners, and its two unions have started negotiations ahead of the February ...

Why this crayfish might bring stricter regulation of KY coal and logging industries
Lexington Herald Leader

According to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife's proposal, the species' greatest threats include coal mining, timber harvesting and natural gas drilling. The Big ...

Developer buys New York coal plant for data center project

Back in June, two coal power plants in Somerset and Cayuga, both based out of New York (state), were proposed as potential hyperscale data center ...

Coal barge hits Kentucky bridge over Ohio River

BOONE COUNTY, Ky. (WKYT) - The U.S. Coast Guard is reporting that a coal barge has hit a bridge on the Ohio River in Northern Kentucky.

Germany plans phase-out of compensation for hard coal plants: sources

BERLIN (Reuters) - German government draft plans to phase out hard coal-fired power stations envisage maximum phase-out compensation of ...

Expert: Coal port suit faces uphill battle to Supreme Court
Wyoming and Montana's joint petition to the U.S. Supreme Court last week that aims to enable a west coast coal port expansion project faces an uphill ...

India heads for rare drop in coal output
Argus Media

India is heading for a probable drop in coal output in the current financial year that ends in March, a first in about two decades and a development that ...

Coal Is Not Dead
Energy and Capital

They say coal is dead. And, to some degree, they're right. The use of coal for energy generation here in the United States, for example, has ostensibly ...

Japan minister seeks review of coal-fired plant in Vietnam
Nikkei Asian Review

Tokyo -- In the face of international pressure regarding the building of coal-fired power plants, Japan's environment minister on Friday called on the ...

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