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Capito, Manchin among bipartisan group of senators pushing legislation to promote carbon capturing
Charleston Gazette-Mail

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US EPA sets new rules for clean air decisions
Argus Media

"In the past, cost-benefit analysis was improperly used to target the coal industry through unjustifiable regulations that imposed tremendous ...

Caterpillar collaborates with Guardhat to deliver expanded mine safety solutions
Canadian Mining Journal

Caterpillar collaborates with Guardhat to deliver expanded mine safety solutions. December 9, 2020 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor. Topics.

Lawmakers, UMWA join call for MSHA to lower exposure limit to silica
Safety+Health magazine

Washington — Five Senate Democrats are imploring the Mine Safety and Health Administration to lower its exposure limit for crystalline silica – a ...

Chongqing suspends coal mine work after accident
Chinadaily USA

... the State Council, China's Cabinet, Huang Yuzhi, head of the National Coal Mine Safety Administration, had summoned leading Chongqing officials ...

S. Africa's Standard Bank won't fund new coal power plants, but sticks with coal mining

Under a new fossil fuels financing policy, Standard Bank may only finance thermal coal mining projects that comply with international conventions on ...

Coal India likely to see reforms in marketing, sales in 2021

Coal mining reforms have happened and the next reform is in the marketing of Coal India's production," Union Coal and Mining Secretary Anil Kumar ...

Indonesia targets coal production of 550m tons in 2021
Jakarta Post

The Indonesian Coal Mining Association (APBI) previously said it expected coal demand to really start recovering in next year's second half, assuming ...

Fossil fuels financing policy dismisses coal power plants
ESI Africa

... has published its Fossil Fuels Financing Policy, stating that the bank would no longer finance coal-fired power generation or coal mining sectors.

Company pushing coal in Oakland declared bankrupt
Sierra Magazine

ITS had been at the helm of the effort to store and transport coal through the old Oakland Army Base for years now. John Siegel, CEO of the now ...

US blacklists coal shippers for North Korea ties
Argus Media

OFAC designated China-based companies Weihai Huijiang Trade, Always Smooth and Good Siblings for operating vessels that loaded coal in North ...

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