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In early December, four people were trapped in an abandoned W. Va. mine. Now they're all in jail.

... Erica Treadway and Cody Beverly for entering the idled mine near Clear Creek that resulted in them being rescued by mine safety personnel.".

'Pray for us': Hope fading for 15 coal miners trapped for weeks inside 'rat-hole' mine in northeast India
ABC News

Hope is fading over the fate of more than a dozen coal miners trapped for weeks deep inside one of northeast India's notoriously dangerous “rat-hole” ...

Trump's EPA to Maintain Obama-Era Coal Plant Rules, With a Twist

After they were imposed in 2012, the coal industry sued, ultimately forcing the EPA to revisit its conclusions. The Obama administration reinstated the ...

MSHA names Timothy Watkins Administrator for Coal and Metal/Nonmetal Mine Safety and Health
Aggregates Manager (blog)

The Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) recently named Timothy R. Watkins, the Deputy Administrator for Coal Mine Safety and Health, ...

US fossil fuel exports spur growth, climate worries
Daily Mail

Natural gas has the added appeal of producing about half the carbon dioxide when it's burned than coal. Its increased adoption for generating ...

India Struggles to Save 15 Trapped Coal Miners
New York Times

NEW DELHI — Indian rescue workers are struggling to save 15 workers who have been trapped for two weeks in an illegal coal mine, their chances of ...

After 200 Years, Chinese City Says Goodbye to Coal Mining
Caixin Global

A city in Hubei province has completed its full withdrawal from coal mining after 200 years in the industry, local authorities announced yesterday.

US Coal Mining Reaches 16-Month High

Cold weather and a hot natural gas market helped drive U.S. coal production to the highest in 16 months. Output rose to an estimated 15.9 million ...

Bulgarian coal communities face dark times
Deutsche Welle

Read more: Coal mining as a melting pot: Everyone's the same underground. Built in the 70s, it provided employment for most of the local families ...

coal barges sink in Ohio River after bridge accident
San Francisco Chronicle

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Three coal barges sank in the Ohio River near Louisville Wednesday after they broke loose from their tugboat when one hit a ...

Coal generation at 26.9% of US power in October, natural gas at 38.1%
S&P Global Platts

US coal generation totaled 87.98 GWh in October, down 9.6% from September and 2.6% from the year-ago month, Energy Information Administration ...

Ohio EPA clears way for Oxford coal mine
Athens Messenger

NEW LEXINGTON — A wastewater discharge permit has been issued by the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency for Oxford Coal Co.'s proposed ...

Global Coal Demand Set To Remain Stable Through 2023 Despite 2018 Increase

Despite the fact that global coal demand is expected to rise for a second year in a row in 2018, the International Energy Agency nevertheless believes ...

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