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Manchin, Justice speak out against Beyond Carbon initiative
West Virginia Record

"This pledge to shut down U.S. coal plants by 2030 will only serve to hurt coal miners and their families, as well as further devastate West Virginia ...

Federal court rules in union's favor on mine examinations
West Virginia MetroNews

The United Mine Workers of America and the United Steelworkers union are applauding a federal court's Tuesday ruling on mine safety examinations.

US DOL Announces Upgraded Data System to Assist Mine Operators in Ensuring Compliance with ... (press release)

Washington, DC ( - The U.S. Department of Labor's Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) has completed a ...

Global Coal Mining Industry Market Analysis & Forecast 2018-2023
The Reports Gazette (press release)

Global Coal Mining Industry Market is driven by an increment in the utilization of coal in steel assembling and power age. Be that as it may, stringent ...

Coal consolidates in Asia which is a boost for Australia, according to BP Report
World Coal

“In good news for the Australian coal industry, both global coal consumption and production rose in 2018 according to the newly released BP ...

Australia Seals Coal Commitment as Controversial Mine Approved
Yahoo Finance

(Bloomberg) -- Australia has approved Adani Group's controversial coal project that opens up a new mining region and puts the world's biggest ...

Iran official says coal mine collapse kills 2, injures 1
Fox News

TEHRAN, Iran – Iran's state-run IRNA news agency is reporting that a mine collapse has killed two miners and injured another in the central province ...

UK Energy Supplier SSE To Close Its Last Coal-Fired Power Plant

UK energy provider SSE Plc said on Thursday that it is proposing to close its last coal-fired power plant in the country by March 2020, amid a national ...

Xcel's Southwestern Public Service coal generation mix at 14% in April: filing
S&P Global Platts

Houston — Southwestern Public Service Company's coal generation mix was at 14.01% in April, while its natural gas/oil mix was at 23.4%, according ...

Gazette-Mail editorial: Would energy plan wipe out WV?
Charleston Gazette-Mail

Could eliminating all coal-fired electricity plants by 2030 “single-handedly” destroy West Virginia, as Gov. Jim Justice stated in a news conference on ...

Alabama legislature, Ivey stand up for coal during 2019 session
Yellowhammer News

The state has large reserves of both steam and ...

McKinley: Research, not elimination, needed on coal
Parkersburg News

The promise to close coal plants “will only serve to hurt coal miners and their families, as well as further devastate West Virginia communities that are ...

Operator: Two units of Montana coal plant to close this year
The Spokesman-Review

HELENA – The company that operates a coal-fired power plant in eastern Montana said Tuesday it will close two of the plant's four units about 30 ...

Perry: No Progress on Coal, Nuke Supports
RTO Insider

Energy Secretary Rick Perry hasn't given up on his campaign for coal and nuclear generation, but he conceded he hasn't made much progress either.

Department of Energy puts up $39M for 17 coal projects
Daily Energy Insider

Coal-fired power plants represent the second-largest energy source for electricity generation in the United States,” Steven Winberg, Assistant ...

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