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Evan Hansen: Time to talk about a fair energy transition
Charleston Gazette-Mail

This became evident when I co-authored a report in 2010 that concluded: “Coal production in Central Appalachia is on the decline, and this decline ...

Democrats seeking votes in Trump country tout miners' benefits

WASHINGTON — Senate Republicans say they're close to unveiling a plan to address a $66 billion funding shortfall affecting coal miners' and other ...

Trump taps Perry deputy to replace him at Energy Department
Bluefield Daily Telegraph

... and says he backs an "all of the above" policy that promotes nuclear and renewable solar and wind energy as well as coal, natural gas and oil.

Coal plants are closing fast across the West, but not fast enough to meet climate goals

Natural-gas plants have lower carbon emissions than coal, but a wholesale shift from coal to gas would not be a large enough reduction in carbon ...

Coal miners facing layoffs as output dips
Arkansas Online

The clearest sign yet that America's coal country is headed for widespread job cuts: The amount of coal being produced per U.S. miner is at the lowest ...

Former Blackjewel miners itching to get back
Gillette News Record

If or when Eagle Specialty Materials is ready to hire back former Blackjewel LLC coal miners and ramp up production again, Bob is ready.

Working against miners from getting benefits
Beckley Register-Herald

A few years ago I went to Southern WV Clinic for black lung. Dr. Rasmussen gave me 15 percent black lung. I worked 21 years underground.

Voice of The Southern: Coal will live on, but we must embrace other energy sources
The Southern

It was hard, dirty, illness-inducing work, but coal miners formed the sturdy backbone of the region. For that, we are forever grateful. As much as we may ...

WVU engineers use robots to improve mine safety
Beckley Register-Herald

The Alpha Foundation for the Improvement of Mine Safety and Health is a private foundation with the mission to improve mine safety and health ...

Amid uncertain future, coal communities look to build resilience
Bismarck Tribune

North Dakota's coal industry has been somewhat insulated from that trend, thanks in part to the nature of the state's abundant lignite coal supply.

Editorial board: Energy plan highlights need to prepare for change in Wyoming
Casper Star-Tribune Online

After all, these latest blows to the coal industry come as the most pro-coal administration in modern U.S. history resides in Washington. Coal's biggest ...

Metallurgical Coal Market by Segmentation, Major Players, Size, Market Dynamics & Forecast 2023

Metallurgical Coal market report provides a comprehensive overview of current trends and new product development in the global Metallurgical Coal ...

A new study offers detailed examination of Mined Anthracite Coal Market 2019-2025
Space Market Research

... details pertaining to contributions by key players, demand and supply analysis as well as market share growth of the Mined Anthracite Coal industry.

Update: Coal seam fire burns north of Dolores
The Durango Herald

coal seam fire has been discovered burning underground 15 miles northeast of Dolores in the San Juan National Forest. Forest Service personnel ...

China approves two coal mine projects
Shine News (press release)

The National Development and Reform Commission, China's top economic planner, has approved two coal mine projects with combined investment ...

Outcry from climate groups as SA to increase coal-fired energy

JOHANNESBURG - Government announced on Friday that the country would increase its use of coal-fired energy, provoking outrage from climate ...

House Bill Aims at Resuscitating Coal-Refuse Sector
Bloomberg Environment

Two House lawmakers reintroduced a bill Oct. 18 to save power plants that burn coal refuse that mining companies tossed aside decades ago.

Final rule on pre-shift mine examinations: MSHA announces public meetings
Safety+Health magazine

Arlington, VA — The Mine Safety and Health Administration has scheduled five public stakeholder meetings on the reinstatement of a 2017 rule that ...

Life of King II coal mine extended by 20 years
The Durango Herald

“Jobs in the coal industry matter,” Assistant Secretary for Land and Minerals Management Casey Hammond said in a prepared statement.

Why the growth of coal in China and India is projected to slow

Renewable-energy critics in the United States, or those who simply want to protect coal plants for their jobs and economic benefits, often say that ..

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