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Group wants to help revitalize struggling coalfields areas
WTOV Steubenville

But West Virginia Coal Association President Chris Hamilton says none of this would be necessary if they kept the coal industry running. “We really ...

Audit report finds WV lawmakers, DEP risking mining reclamation program insolvency through lack ...
Charleston Gazette-Mail

The report finds that the state's current per acre coal mining reclamation ... of reclaiming and remediating ERP's sites totaled more than $230 million.

Anglo American coal spin-off weak on first days of trading

“Institutional investors have been moving away from coal mining in recent years. Investors now require many funds to avoid polluting assets such as ...

Pitfalls Await Biden's Bid to Boost US Mineral Mining for EVs
Bloomberg Law

A mining law overhaul could be part of a sweeping deal revising coal mining reclamation, O'Mara said, and include a hard-rock mining fee to reclaim ...

In the shadow of a reclaimed mine, this Kentucky center is retraining coal workers for high-tech ...
Energy News Network

AMLER grants in the five other coal-mining states of the East are invested in similar projects promoting the reclaimed landscape. In southwest Virginia ...

Czechs want EU court to fine Poland over coal mine
Global Times

The European Court of Justice (ECJ) ordered Poland to suspend brown coal mining at the open-cast mine in May, following a Czech complaint over its ...

The next 20 are years crucial in determining the future of coal

Decisions made now will determine whether economies win or lose money as the coal industry changes over the next couple of decades. Countries ...

CNCA: China's coal industry on serious revamp by 2025
Mysteel Global

During the 14th Five Year Plan period over 2021-2025, China's coal industry should go through further optimization by capping the number of the ...

Wyoming, Montana say Supreme Court review still needed on coal port
Montana Standard

Washington's actions, they claim, are discriminatory to the coal industry and causing Wyoming and Montana harm. "Washington will continue to block ...

Energy Secretary Tours West Virginia
Public News Service

He believes the state needs a game plan as more utilities seek to retire coal-fired power plants. "We're feeling the impacts of the decline of the coal ..

Striking Alabama coal miners endure arrests, see little progress: 'We're just standing together'

Striking Alabama coal miners endure arrests, see little progress: 'We're just standing together'. Updated Jun 07, 2021; Posted Jun 07, 2021.

8 Chinese coal miners confirmed dead, rescue work ends

Rescuers say all of those trapped underground were suffocated. A coal and gas outburst blocked the tunnel on Friday, but over 300 workers managed to ...

Coal Mine Along PA-WV Border Is Closing

Around 180 miners at the Monongalia County Coal Mine in Greene County received notice of permanent layoff from the Pennsylvania Department of ...

Video shows trucks hitting workers picketing outside Warrior Met Coal
WTVY, Dothan

BROOKWOOD, Ala. (WBRC) -Things are apparently getting heated at the on-going strike at the Warrior Met Coal plant. Union officials say some ...

Column-Asia coal prices surge, but China-Australia dispute means rally is uneven: Russell

LAUNCESTON, Australia (Reuters) - Thermal coal prices across Asia have surged to multi-year highs amid strong demand and some supply ...

Guest opinion: Turning coal into a diamond
Business Record

Guest opinion: Turning coal into a diamond. Submitted by Eric Lohmeier, president, NCP, Inc.

Asian Development Bank no longer to support coal

Encouraging distributed renewable energy providers. The draft retains the existing prohibition of financing “any coal mining, oil and natural gas field ...

Coal to Japan Accounts for One third of Freight via TransSiberian Railway

48 mn tons of this traffic was Russia's coal export to Japan accounting for almost one third of all freight traffic via the TransSiberian Railway.

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