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Coal stakeholders urge lawmakers to protect industry
WV News

Chris Hamilton, co-chair of the Coal Forum, asked legislators in attendance to do “everything humanly possible” to help support the state's nine ...

Global Smart Mining Market Analysis and Outlook; 2017-2019, 2023 and 2027
PRNewswire (press release)

DUBLIN, Jan. 13, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- The "Smart Mining - Global Market Outlook (2018-2027)" report has been added to ...

Siemens to support Australian coal project despite protests

FRANKFURT (Reuters) - German engineering group Siemens (SIEGn.DE) said it would fulfil its contractual obligations to a controversial coal mining ...

US Coal-Fired Power Plants Closing Fast Despite Trump's Pledge of Support for Industry
The New York Times
(Reuters) - U.S. coal-fired power plants shut down at the second-fastest pace on record in 2019, despite President Donald Trump's efforts to prop up ...

Germany's Farewell to Coal Complicated by New Uniper Plant
Germany's plan to scrap coal as a power-generation fuel are off to an inauspicious start with the scheduled opening of a new plant set to spew ...

How Duke and its foes agreed to the largest coal ash cleanup in US history
Energy News Network

How Duke and its foes agreed to the largest coal ash cleanup in U.S. ... Duke Energy and North Carolina activists had been at odds over coal ash for ...

Dutch Insurer Aegon to Reduce Coal Investments
The New York Times

AMSTERDAM — Dutch insurer Aegon on Monday said it will gradually reduce holdings in companies generating revenue from coal-fired power plants ...

Expert, lawmakers skeptical of the governor's plan for coal
The Fayette Tribune

CHARLESTON — Those who remember promises public officials in West Virginia have made about the future of the coal industry are skeptical of a ...

Bankrupt coal company Blackjewel accuses former CEO of fraud
Sacramento Bee

Attorneys for bankrupt coal company Blackjewel LLC and its creditors are asking a federal judge to let them examine the finances of former CEO Jeff ...

Spain stops using its coal to generate power
Energy Reporters

Spanish coal use has fallen in a year to a level that was not expected to be reached until 2030 with Spain's coal no longer being used to generate ...

Tri-State to close two western coal plants, mine
Kallanish Energy

Tri-State Generation and Transmission last week announced the retirement of its remaining New Mexico coal-fired power plant by the end of 2020, ...

Midwest coal producers attempt to cut costs, escalating pollution worries
Energy News Network

“They're trying to cut regulations and to cut corners”: Experts see an Illinois water permit fight as a sign of things to come for the struggling coal industry ...

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The West Virginia Coal Forum was created in 1986 under the auspices of the Mine Safety & Technical Review Committee and at the direction of the West Virginia Legislative Committee on Coal Mining. This body was created to establish a forum for the coal industry to jointly resolve or develop technical and other issues impacting the industry, particularly those issues of an economic nature, or of major significance to the coal industry. The Forum also provides a means for management and labor leaders to develop joint legislative issues and programs and to promote the coal industry.

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