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$1B RECLAIM Act gains momentum, is reintroduced in US Congress at coal communities' urging
User-generated content (press release)

Many people in Central Appalachia possess the earth-moving skills necessary for this type of reclamation work, including laid-off coal miners and ...

MSHA offering $400K in safety grants
Safety+Health magazine

Arlington, VA — The Mine Safety and Health Administration is accepting applications for its Brookwood-Sago Mine Safety Grants Program. MSHA will ...

Analysts revise down 2019 coal price outlook by 1.5%

... price average, which it also revised down 7% from a previous forecast, citing surplus global supply and widespread coal-to-gas switching in Europe.

China's Mammoth Coal Industry Gets Bigger, Crowding Out Imports

(Bloomberg) -- A year of plenty for China's coal industry will probably mean a slump in imports, with miners in Australia likely to be the hardest hit.

China to grow efficient, safe, eco-friendly coal industry
Mysteel Global

China has indicated its preference for efficient, safe, and eco-friendly coal industry in its “Guiding Catalogue for the Adjustment of Industrial Structure” ...

A Chill Descends on the Coal Market
Wall Street Journal

There, producers have already cut output, despite the Trump administration's effort to revive coal mining by easing regulations. The crash may take ...

Wyoming, Montana senators pursue coal port fix
Helena Independent Record

In 2015, coal exports were uneconomical, prompting regional coal mining companies Cloud Peak Energy and Signal Peak to stop shipping coal.

Thermal coal imports expected to decline this year as domestic production increases
China Knowledge

The country produced a total of 4 billion tons of coal in 2018 and added 194 million tons in coal miningcapacity during the same year despite having ...

US Underground Mining Equipment Industry 2019 Market Top Manufacturers Analysis Report by ...
Market Research Gazette

Coal mining holds the maximum share in underground mining and leads to high ... Coal Mining acquires a share of USD 3174.6 million by the end of ...

After Pollution Crisis, Puerto Rico To Eliminate All Coal Power Next Year

The island of Puerto Rico will end all coal-based power generation in 2020 , with Governor Ricardo Rosselló committing to a rapid transition to ...

Glencore wins $520 mln deal to sell coal to Mexico

MEXICO CITY, April 9 (Reuters) - Global trader Glencore has won contracts worth around $520 million to supply 4.94 million tonnes of coal to Mexico, ...

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