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'We deify coal': WV lawmakers doubled down on coal in legislative session with energy ...
Charleston Gazette

“I think they're really doing the coal miners wrong,” said former coal miner and National Black Lung Association President Gary Hairston, 68, ...

Legislation boosts continued use of coal | News |
The Register-Herald

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Trudeau gov rejects climate pension for coal workers | Business |
Western Standard

Cabinet rejected extending early Canada Pension Plan (CPP) benefits to coal miners forced into retirement by the Trudeau government's climate ...

Safe solutions for underground
Safe To Work

It can be argued that underground mine safety does not attract the attention it should, particularly when it comes to maintenance on heavy mobile ...

At Least 11 Dead, 10 Trapped in Coal Mines After Explosion - YouTube

At least 11 coal miners are dead in Colombia after an explosion. Reports say at least 10 more miners are trapped below ground.

NIOSH releases software for coal mine rescue assessment - Safety+Health Magazine
Safety+Health Magazine

Coal miners Miner safety NIOSH Training. escape-scenarios.jpg. Photo: NIOSH. Washington — A new software training module from NIOSH is intended to ...

Carbon Capture Delayed By EPA Say State Business Organizations
Carbon Herald

The call comes after a sizeable increase in carbon capture projects followed the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022 that provided a substantial ...

Bill making it harder to retire Kentucky coal plants heads to governor's desk
Commonwealth Journal

FRANKFORT — A bill backed by Kentucky's coal industry that would make it harder for utilities to retire fossil fuel-fired power plants received ...

New data reveals NSW has 23850 people directly employed in the coal industry
Newcastle Herald

More than half of those directly employed in the coal industry in the state were in the Hunter,...

Fledgling Wyoming mine could be continent's largest, rare earths developer says
Billings Gazette

... project could “potentially step into the void that is being left by the decline of some of our big coal industry producers,” Sanderson said.

Majority of deaths at mining properties are related to machinery, according to MSHA reports

The Mine Safety and Health Administration does more than respond to investigative incidents. It operates under the U.S. Department of Labor and ...

Miner killed in accident described as kind person, always willing to help others - WFLX

According to the Mine Safety and Health Administration, the incident happened Wednesday at around 1:15 p.m. at Vulcan Materials Company located at ...

China LNG buyers return to spot market, but coal to keep demand capped

Economic challenges and a slowdown in the country's efforts to switch from coal to gas could limit demand growth of the cleaner fuel, however.

Coal Is Still King In Asia, But Renewables Are On The Rise |
Oil Price

Asia is leading the world in electricity consumption with an electricity mix that is largely coal-based, though renewable growth is accelerating.

Germany in talks with coal giant to end mining eight years early
Mining Weekly

The German government is in talks with the country's second-biggest coal miner to end production by 2030, eight years earlier than the company ...

South Korea's SGC to help Vietnam convert coal plants to biomass
Global Construction Review

SGC Energy is to work with Vietnamese power engineering consultant PECC1 to convert coal power plants into biomass-burning facilities.

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