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Virginia and West Virginia join in fighty against new EPA power plant regulations | News
Bluefield Daily Telegraph

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West Virginia joins suit aimed at overturning EPA power plant rules | WV News
WV News

... Chris Hamilton. Hamilton. Coal miners at Justice event. A group of coal miners attend an event hosted by Gov. Jim Justice at Wheeling's Independence ...

MET COAL SERIES: US suppliers flock to demand-rich Asia as regional steel expansion ...
S&P Global

Warrior may close in on the largest US met coal miners by production volume once the Blue Creek underground high-vol mine starts longwall production, ...

Over $2 million to support WV Black Lung Clinics - MSN

... coal miners are on the frontlines every day to keep the lights on across our country… I have been an advocate for coal miners for a long time and ...

EPA head tells coal miners 'regulatory assault is over' - Yahoo News NZ
Yahoo News NZ

Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt told dozens of Pennsylvania coal miners Thursday that the "regulatory assault" on their ...

Stranded coal ship leaves Port of Baltimore amid work to clear main channel
Hellenic Shipping News Worldwide

A coal ship stranded at the Port of Baltimore set sail for Singapore this week as crews work to remove the Dali container ship that crashed into ...

Brewer at the Legislature: Other countries see the value of coal, but the EPA can't
North Platte Bulletin

Coal mined in the USA is being shipped overseas to generate electricity, especially in Asia's growing economies. Meanwhile back in Nebraska, we are ...

Biden admin commits to shutting down coal plants in push for green agenda - MSN

The Biden Administration announced Saturday that the United States is committed to phasing out coal power plants nationwide and not building new ...

Kansas lawmakers pass bill favoring coal expansion - Reuters

... coal-fired power plant expansion in the state due to global warming concerns, though the vote fell shy of a veto-proof majority. Lawmakers in the ...

India's coal import rises 8% to 268 million tonne in FY24 - cnbctv18

During FY24, non-coking coal import was at 175.96 MT, higher than 162.46 MT imported during FY23. Coking coal import was at 57.22 MT in 2023-24, ...

Coal power stations in NH converting to battery storage for offshore wind | CloseUp - WMUR

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Why Japan is struggling to kick its coal dependency - Vox

Takasago Thermal Power Plant, owned by Electric Power Development Co., or J Japan relies on coal power more than any other G7 country, but it's ...

U.S. coal-fired electricity generation decreased in 2022 and 2023 - U.S. Energy Information ... - EIA

Electricity generation from units that primarily consume coal in the U.S. Lower 48 states decreased for all hours of the day by about 23% between ...

Wyoming coal production takes a dive - Arizona Daily Sun
Arizona Daily Sun

Some Wyoming coal mines are facing extinction-level headwind, even before the prospect of new pollution-reduction rules taking effect in 2032, ...

China's coal imports increase by 13.1 percent in January-April - SteelOrbis

In April alone, China imported 45.252 million mt of coal, up 9.4 percent month on month, while rising by 11.2 percent year on year. Tags: Raw Mat ...

Wyoming Sues Biden's EPA Over Coal And Gas Power Plant Rules - Cowboy State Daily
Cowboy State Daily

... coal and natural gas-fired power plants ... coal mines, which produce about 40% of the nation's thermal coal. Off ...

South Dakota joins pushback against new EPA coal rules
South Dakota Searchlight

“This rule intentionally sets impossible standards to destroy the coal industry,” North Dakota Attorney General Drew Wrigley said in a news release.

J-Power may close up to five coal power plants by fiscal 2030 - The Japan Times
The Japan Times

J-Power, Japan's No.2 coal power generator, intends to close two 250-megawatt units at the Takasago thermal power station in western Japan and the 500 ...

Coal-powered Kentucky joins 25-state coalition suing the EPA over emissions rules
WKU Public Radio

Coal-fired power plants make up for more than three-quarters of the emissions produced by the electricity sector although they produce only 40% of ...

B.C.'s coal industry not worried about G-7's coal phaseout plan - Saanich News
Saanich News

B.C.'s coal industry not worried about G-7's coal phaseout plan. G-7 plans affect thermal coal, not steelmaking coal, says B.C.'s energy minister ...

US Republican attorneys general sue to stop EPA's carbon rule - USA Today

USA Today
The rule mandates that many new gas and existing coal plants reduce their greenhouse gas emissions by 90% by 2032. The requirements are expected to 

From past to present and back again as coal and the Bluefields plan a comeback | Opinion
Bluefield Daily Telegraph

Is the plan for bringing coal back to the forefront in Mercer County realistic? It sounds like a dream that Four Seasons Country may well hope and ...

EDITORIAL: Germany turns to coal power to keep the lights on
Las Vegas Review-Journal

Even environmentalist Europeans would rather have coal power than face the reality of overdependence on unreliable green energy.

Paid political letter: EPA Rules Increase Energy Prices and Threaten Reliability - InForum

The MATS rule directly targets North Dakota's lignite coal industry, establishing new performance standards that are not achievable while producing, ...

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