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Man charged with stealing copper from mine site
Williamson Daily News

Man charged with stealing copper from mine site ... Williamson Daily News ... allege he illegally went on the property of Lexington Coal Company in Wharncliffe, W.Va., and stole copper wiring and other copper materials from a mine.

Blackhawk Mining LLC reaches an agreement with over 90% of lenders
Williamson Daily News

The company has 10 mining complexes - including in Boone, Kanawha, Mingo and Logan counties in West Virginia - and mines metallurgical coal, ...

Sen. Manchin pursuing additional funding for King Coal
Bluefield Daily Telegraph

BLUEFIELD — Another possible tool in constructing the King Coal Highway and Coalfields Expressway is being pursued by Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.

Coal Miners To Demand Congress Restore Full Black Lung Benefits Tax

On Tuesday, coal miners Danny Smith (left) and Greg Kelly are expected on Capitol Hill, where they'll ask lawmakers to fully restore a tax that pays for ...

UMWA wants Democratic presidential candidates to look miners in the eye
West Virginia MetroNews

... coal miner Bo Copley confronted Hillary Clinton over her comments about putting “a lot of coal miners and coal companies out of business.”.

Lawmakers consider bailout for Pleasants Power Station
Charleston Gazette-Mail

West Virginia lawmakers on Monday considered a bill to bail out the Pleasants Power Station, a coal-fired plant that, under an agreement in a ...

Miners face uncertainty of changing coal markets
Cowboy State Daily

Miners left without jobs with the closure of two of Campbell County's biggest coal mines are facing a changing reality in the nature of the coal industry, ...

Days before his arrival, President Trump praises West Virginia
WOWK 13 News

In the first quarter of this year West Virginia lead the country in personal income growth, the state's coal industry has rebounded, and unemployment ...

House advances bill to aid struggling coal-fired power plant

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The West Virginia House of Delegates has advanced a bill to exempt a struggling coal-fired power plant from a state tax ...

Bangladesh wants Australia's coal for new power stations
Hellenic Shipping News Worldwide

Bangladesh is urging Australia to take advantage of an “enormous opportunity” to export coal and liquefied natural gas to the developing country, ...

Atlantic coking coal: US prices slide
Argus Media

The Argus daily fob Hampton Roads index for low-volatile coking coal is at $163.50/t today, down by $1/t. The daily index for high volatile type A (HVA) ...

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