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The Energy 202: Bankruptcy of Trump donor's coal company is bad news for retired coal miners
Washington Post

Other budget-minded senators from coal-mining states, such as Mike Enzi (R-Wyo.), have objected to using federal appropriations to bail out a private ...

The human face of the Blackjewel coal mine bankruptcy
National Catholic Reporter

One group of miners, formerly employed by Blackjewel, now want what the bankrupt coal mining operation owed them: an estimated $2.6 to $5.5 ...

State Govt wants hassle-free coal mining in Odisha
Daily Pioneer

With the State Government deciding to bring an end to lawlessness in coal zone and facilitate the expansion of coal mines, the State police sprang into ...

US regulators to complete coal merger review by mid-2020

(AP) - U.S. regulators plan to finish reviewing a proposed coal mining joint venture in the first half of 2020. Peabody Energy Corp. and Arch Coal Inc.

Some bond investors start shying away from coal-heavy utility companies

Murray Energy, a coal mining company, filed Chapter 11 on Monday, marking the eighth bankruptcy in the coal industry over the past year. Yet this ...

WV's Manchin advocates for coal miners' pensions on Senate floor
WV News

WASHINGTON — U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., spoke Tuesday on the floor of the Senate to urge fellow lawmakers to pass legislation that would ...

Harlan County, Kentucky, coal miners win $5 million
Workers World

Coal miners in Harlan County, Ky., have won a historic victory for more than 1,000 workers fired in July by the bankrupt Blackjewel coal company.

US Coal Bankruptcies Reveal The Future Of Alberta Tar Sands

While these bankruptcies might be good news for climate change, they have caused havoc for coal miners and coal communities. Typically, bankrupt ...

Despite Country's Largest Privately Held Coal Company Filing For Bankruptcy, Utah Coal Holding On
KUER 90.1

The largest private coal company in the country, Murray Energy Corporation, filed for bankruptcy on Tuesday, leaving workers at its 15 active mines ...

Judge sides with coal company in Wyoming permit rejection
Idaho Statesman

A judge has ruled a Wyoming environmental review panel lacks authority to reject a permit for a proposed coal mine. Laramie County District Judge ...

Coal demand resilient in Asia even as renewables pick up pace - IEA

SINGAPORE, Oct 30 (Reuters) - Coal demand in Asia will grow in coming years primarily due to its affordability as the region needs to power up its ...

Warrior Met Coal Announces Third Quarter 2019 Results
Business Wire (press release)

The Company produced 2.2 million short tons of met coal in the third quarter of 2019, 19.0% more than the amount produced in the third quarter of ...

Russian coal: India takes more thermal coal from Russia
Argus Media

Indian imports of Russian thermal coal rose by 72pc on the year, to 2.7mn t in January-September this year, shipping data show, in line with an ...

Renewable Energy Boom Can't Dim Coal Outlook in Southeast Asia
Financial Post

(Bloomberg) — There's just no stopping coal in Southeast Asia. Surging investments in wind and solar energy won't be enough to shake the fuel's ...

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