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Mining Symposium recognizes companies
The Inter-Mountain

“Safety always has been and continues to be our top priority in the coal industry,” said Coal Association Senior Vice President Chris Hamilton.

Mining entities awarded for safety efforts
Beckley Register-Herald

“Safety always has been and continues to be our top priority in the coal industry,” Coal Association Senior Vice President Chris Hamilton said in a ...

Should China export 'clean' coal power?

“While improving efficiency in coal-fired power plants is better than doing nothing, building new coal plants without carbon capture and storage is ...

Miner fatally injured after being struck by loaded shuttle car, says MSHA
Aggregate Research (press release)

A 56-year-old survey crew member was fatally injured after he was struck by a loaded shuttle car, says the Mine Safety and Health Administration ...

Coal is largest revenue generator in South African mining industry
The BRICS Post

The South African coal industry mines 260 million tons annually of which some 73 million tons is exported and employs more than 86,000 miners who ...

Focus on climate change: What is the future of Montana coal?
Missoula Current

(UM Legislative News Service) The state of Montana's coal industry is in flux. Conservationists blame the market's move away from fossil fuels.

Dip in rail volume offers reality check for industry
Supply Chain Dive

Most of the dip in carloads is due to the declining coal industry. Without coal shipments, overall carloads were up 2.5% in December year-over-year.

Opinion: Green New Deal destined for failure
The Detroit News

Many of the technologies GND proponents tout are not viable commercially or technologically. Carbon capture and sequestration, for example?

Coal mining in Kazakhstan hits over 117 million tons

The coal industry of Kazakhstan is one of the largest sectors of the country's economy. In terms of coal reserves, Kazakhstan is among the top ten ...

Wyoming coal mines lost 137 employees last year
Washington Times

The Casper Star-Tribune reports the federal Mine Safety and Health Administration says coal mines in the state produced 304 million tons (276 million ...

Merkel promises coal exit laws by May
Energy Reporters

Merkel, who met the premiers of four coal-mining states which are mostly in relatively deprived eastern Germany, praised the 28-member coal ...

Komatsu unveils next phase of autonomous mission
Australian Mining

This is particularly handy for applications such as coal mining when cutting the final layer of overburden as it allows operators to see if they are cutting ...

Coal exit: Merkel signals support for 2038 deadline
P.M. News

The so-called coal commission last month also proposed at least 40 billion euros (45.7 billion dollars) in aid to coal-mining states affected by the ...

India ramps up spending on coal exploration as it slashes funds for mine safety

NEW DELHI, Feb 1 (Reuters) - The Indian government will increase spending on exploration of coal and lignite by 20 percent in the coming financial ...

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