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Your afternoon Briefing: Coal miners forced to agree to 'voluntary' levy
The Australian

Coal miners forced to agree to 'voluntary' levy. Queensland's coal mining companies will have to agree to contribute to a new “voluntary” infrastructure ..

Coal CEO warns of the devastating impact of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's Green New Deal
Yahoo Finance

American Resources Corporation CEO Mark Jensen on concerns over the potential impact of the Green New Deal on the coal industry. Reblog.

Canada should press Japan to power past coal
National Observer

"Among the worst offenders is Japan, this year's G20 host, which continues to spend billions of dollars subsidizing the coal industry each year," writes ...

China Mulls Coal Price Cuts to Ease Burden on Power Plants
Yahoo Finance

Yanzhou dropped as much as 1.8% in Shanghai, while Shenhua declined 1% and Shaanxi Coal IndustryCo. lost as much as 2%. The benchmark ...

Rare Earth Elements could be big business for WV

CHARLESTON, W. Va. - West Virginia may be about to land a huge new windfall, from the coal industry. When coal is extracted, there is a waste ...

Bankrupt Coal Co. Can't Kill Benefits, Funds Tell High Court

... the companies' attempts to dodge their obligations to retired coal miners, which the Coal Industry Retiree Health Benefit Act placed on them.

Colorado utility gets $500M offer to shut coal plants
Daily Mail

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (AP) - A wholesale power provider has proposed a $500 million deal for a Colorado electric utility to retire some coal assets ...

Coal mining job fair Thursday in Pike County

PHELPS, Ky. (WTVQ) – Wellmore Energy's Coal Division is hosting a coal mining job fair on Thursday, May 30 at the Phelps Branch of the Pike ...

Indonesia, China coal associations tie up to boost cooperation in coal miningsector
Hellenic Shipping News Worldwide

The Indonesian Coal Mining Association and China National Coal Association have signed a memorandum of understanding in Jakarta to strengthen ...

NN Group to phase out coal from investment portfolio
World Coal

The company will exclude any company that derives more than 30% of its revenue from coal mining from its own assets and third party assets.

Federal Mine Safety and Health Act's two-part interference test

The legal basis of interference is in Section 105(c)(1) of the Federal Mine Safety and Health Act (Mine Act) – “No person shall discharge or in any ...

Bill to secure safe closure of coal-ash sites on way to governor
Champaign/Urbana News-Gazette
SPRINGFIELD — A bill aiming to ensure the safe closure of toxic coal-ash pits — and financial protections for taxpayers should the pits cause ...

China expects to hit 2020 coal cap targets; demand overshadows: study

BEIJING (Reuters) - China expects to achieve its national coal consumption cap targets in 2020, but the country's aggressive goals could be tempered ...

EU plans indicate 58% fall in coal generation by 2030: green groups
S&P Global Platts

London — There will be around 60 GW of installed coal capacity in the EU in 2030, a fall of 58% from 143 GW now, according to Member States' draft ...

China imports of US coking coal rise five-fold in April on trade deal bets
Hellenic Shipping News Worldwide

China's imports of U.S. coking coal rose more than five times in April from a month earlier, customs data showed, on traders' earlier bets that trade ...

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