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Labor Head Says Coal Jobs Tick Back Up Slightly Under Donald Trump

“The number of people working in the coal industry as coal miners has remained fairly constant since he went in and there has been a slight uptick in ...

Long shifts, inexperience boost miners' injury risk: study
Safety+Health magazine

Researchers from the University of Illinois analyzed nearly 546,000 Mine Safety and Health Administration Part 50 worker injury reports filed between ...

Coal 'steadying' here and statewide, industry group official says

The Pennsylvania Coal Association, an industry group based in Harrisburg, this week ... “From a volume standpoint, most of that coal comes from Greene and ... One reporter asked about natural gas passing coalas an electric power ... Rick Shrum joined the Observer-Reporter as a reporter in 2012, after ...

Renewable energy sources provided US with more energy than coal in April, data indicates

"The coal industry 10 years ago generated about 50 percent of the nation's electricity. And in the past 10 years that percentage has dropped from 50 ...

Lawsuit Filed Against Nonprofit Mined Mines in W.Va.
Wheeling Intelligencer

They started the nonprofit in Pennsylvania and West Virginia with the hope of teaching the unemployed and former coal industry employees how to do ...

Global Mining Automation Market Worth Over USD 6.18 Billion By 2025

By technique, the market is categorized into underground mining and surface mining. Underground mining is expected to dominate the market in the ...

The World's Last Coal Plant Will Soon Be Built
Washington Post

Fossil-fuel advocates have a favorite rejoinder to those who predict a global shift to renewable energy: Coalhas never been more popular.

WVU expert briefs Congressional committee on extracting rare earth elements from coal
My Buckhannon (press release)

You've already got infrastructure, you've got a workforce, you've got SMCRA permits required by the Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act, and ...

Coal Market's Rare Bright Spot Tempts Yet Another US Producer

“Met coal markets are demonstrating strong fundamentals, and we expect that to continue,” Contura Chief Commercial Officer Kevin Stanley said on ...

Lehr and Harris column: Time to end war on coal
Superior Telegram

Alliant plans an 80 percent reduction of its carbon dioxide emissions by 2050 by closing all of its coal-fired power plants. Coal currently produces 33 ...

DOE to spend additional $100M on lower emission coal plant development
Utility Dive

The Trump administration has been searching for ways to resuscitate the coal industry, pursuing the president's campaign promises to the struggling ...

Energy Summit looks toward the future of coal
Wyoming Business Report

Though some are bemoaning the bygone days when Wyoming's coal industry ruled supreme, others are accepting the new normal of slowly declining ...

Report: Coal reclamation benefits taxpayers and creates jobs
Wyoming Business Report

The report investigated why the rate of reclamation is slow even though state and federal law requires it to take place alongside active coal mining.

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