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Union leader talks coal and climate
Charleston Gazette-Mail

We see that every day with what's been going on in the Bahamas [with Hurricane Dorian] and other places around the world. Something is happening ...

New York State Pension Fund To Divest From Coal

... DiNapoli says his plan to shift $20 billion of New York's retirement fund away from carbon polluters will begin with divesting from the coal industry.

Pinnacle Prep plant to re-open in Wyoming County

The company remains committed to weathering the economic challenges facing the coal industry and focusing on its employees.

Kiss of life: Biggest coal miners geared for growth, elevating climate risks, report
The Sydney Morning Herald

“Our 2019 data shows that the time for patient engagement with the coal industry has definitely run out,” Heffa Schuecking, director of Urgewald, said.

Contura finds new potential owner for idling Wyoming coal mines
Casper Star-Tribune Online

Though Contura applauded federal agencies and the Trump administration for supporting the coal industry, Wednesday's announcement brought little ...

India to invite bids from global coal miners before end of 2019 -sources
Regina Leader-Post

NEW DELHI — India plans to invite bids from global firms for the first time for coal mining blocks before end-2019, sources familiar with the matter said, ...

We need coal miners who are committed to investing sustainably to create
African Mining Market (press release)

Mining investment company Menar has over the past 15 years developed from a single stand-alone 10 million tonne reserve mine to a mid-tier mining ...

Paychecks Cut For W.Va. Blackjewel Miners, KY And VA Still Waiting
West Virginia Public Broadcasting

West Virginia employees of coal operator Blackjewel LLC have received their final paychecks more than two months after the company declared ...

Wyoming researchers are working to make coal cleaner
Gray TV

“If we can develop carbon capture types of technology that remove that from the atmosphere, then, hopefully, coal and oil and gas can be used long ...

LETTER: Coal will continue to power country

For the year 2018 fossil fuels provided 64% of our electrical generation, with natural gas, 35%, coal, 27% and various petroleum products and other ...

China plans 226 GW of new coal power projects: environmental groups

SHANGHAI (Reuters) - China's total planned coal-fired power projects now stand at 226.2 gigawatts (GW), the highest in the world and more than ...

EPA to hold 3rd public meeting on disputed coal mine
Athens NEWS

“There's a lot of people… that bash coal mining but there's a lot of people (in) southern Perry County, Athens County that's made a living (mining) to ...

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