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Justice Makes Appointments to Miners' Health Safety Office
West Virginia Public Broadcasting

West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice has made three appointments to the state's Office of Miners' Health Safety and Training. The Charleston Gazette-Mail ...

Morrisey Leads 21-State Coalition, Fights For Coal Miners in Supporting Trump Energy Plan

“The Obama-era Power Plan sought to devastate West Virginia coal miners, but our office led the nationwide fight and stopped it at the U.S. Supreme ...

This Indiana utility may have just dealt the final nail in coal's coffin
Indianapolis Star

The embers of the coal industry have been slowly fading in recent years, despite efforts by the Trump administration to reignite the flames.

Teamsters pension fund proposes 30 percent cut in benefits
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Coal miners' pensions have become an issue after a wave of coal company bankruptcies. The UMWA pension fund —which send checks to more than ...

United Mine Workers of America hold inauguration of officers in Morgantown
The United Mine Workers Association (UMWA) is a labor union best known for representing coal miners. International president Cecil Roberts and ...

Reducing US coal emissions through biomass and carbon capture would boost employment
Science Daily

... the impacts of cutting coal plant jobs while at the same time employing techniques for bioenergy coupled with carbon capture and storage (BECCS).

Europe's struggle to bring coal regions along for the transition

The aim: To ensure that Europe's 240,000 or so coal miners and power plant workers, plus the roughly 200,000 people whose jobs are indirectly ...

Coal's comeback
Bluefield Daily Telegraph

Coal is making a comeback in southern West Virginia and Southwest Virginia. In fact, hundreds of miners will soon be returning to work in Mercer, ...

Navajo considers buying coal-fired power plant on its land
Miami Herald

Hundreds of Navajos work in the coal industry, and the revenues make up a hefty chunk of the tribe's general budget, not including federal money.

IEEFA: coal power market in decline
World Coal

A report published today by the Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis's (IEEFA) envisages a bleak future for the coal industry, where ...

Japan's Mitsui may sell stake in Australia thermal coal mine

"We've made it clear that we won't invest in new thermal coal mining projects," Mitsui President and Chief Executive Officer Tatsuo Yasunaga told ...

Advanced Coal Technologies Improve Emissions and Efficiency
POWER magazine

But other parts of the world continue to develop coal generation. Advances in combustion and emissions cleanup are part of the reason. Battered in ...

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