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Despite dismissed suit against DEP, concerns remain about WV mine reclamation funding

Charleston Gazette-Mail

30 notified the federal Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement of a substantial change in its special reclamation fund, as required by ...

Answers to questions about Alberta's coal policy that, at this point, you're too afraid to ask

... in these areas provided it was "under strict control," but said "surface mining will not normally be considered" due to the nature of the landscape.

How Long Will Coal Remain King in India?
Greentech Media

The Indian government is angling to boost domestic coal mining with a series of commercial auctions. 1. This is the final piece ...

Court strikes down Trump coal power plant rule
The Hill

A court has struck down the Trump administration's rollback of an Obama-era rule regarding pollution from coal-fired power plants. A federal appeals ...

Kentucky coal executive among those to get late pardon from Donald Trump
Courier Journal

Ford is the general manager for River View Coal in Morganfield, a subsidiary of Alliance Coal, the largest underground coal mining company in the ...

Foreman was supposed to keep Kentucky coal miners safe. He broke rules instead.
Lexington Herald Leader

Steve Demoss, who was safety director at an Armstrong Coal Company underground mine in Muhlenberg County, pleaded guilty last week in federal ...

Ridley Terminals export 640828 mt thermal, met coal in Dec, down 17.1% on month
Hellenic Shipping News Worldwide

December had the lowest exports in 12 months, largely driven by a decline in thermal coal shipments. From the year-ago month, exports dropped 17.1%, ...

Coal companies making timely monthly payments
Gillette News Record

Last year was not a good one for the coal industry, with production dropping significantly again partly due to the COVID-19 pandemic. But there is one ...

Alberta pauses coal lease sales
Western Producer

Due to growing public opposition to its plans for the development of open-pit coal mines on Alberta's eastern slopes, the provincial government has ...

Public outcry prompts Alberta to cancel coal leases
Daily Commercial News

CALGARY, ALTA. — Alberta has snatched back 11 recent coal leases and has declared a pause on any future coal leases in the Rocky Mountains.

Duke Energy Florida's coal generation share rises in December: filing
S&P Global

The regulated utility told the Florida Public Service Commission it burned 60,238 st of coal in December, down from 275,067 st projected to be burned ...

MSHA: Deaths among coal miners reach 'historic low' in 2020
Safety+Health magazine

... the job in 2020, marking the sixth straight year the annual total has remained below 30, the Mine Safety and Health Administration announced Jan.

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