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WV Coal Seam "Pleasants Power Station Reprieve"
Library Television Network
WV Governor, Jim Justice discusses recent succeses with the Pleasants Power Station ... 

Blackjewel's coal assets sold at auction; hearing Monday

Contura Energy has made a successful bid at an auction for the assets of three Blackjewel LLC coal mines, including two of the top producers in the ...

Climate protesters block entrance to German coal plant
Minneapolis Star Tribune

BERLIN — Dozens of environmentalists are blocking the entrance to a coal-fired power plant in the German city of Mannheim in protest over the ...

Coal miners' struggle continues amid Trump promises, Democratic plans
Fox News

As he stands atop a crosstie, effectively blocking a rail shipment of coal, Chris Rowe and many other coalminers in Harlan, Ky. fret about the future.

US thermal coal exports fall through first half of year, but all eyes on second half
S&P Global

US thermal coal exports in the first six months of 2019 fell 18.1% year on year, according to data released Friday by the US Census Bureau.

Russian coal production slides to 2-year low

(Montel) Russian coal production in July declined to a two-year low of 1.09m tonnes/day, as producers seemingly reacted to low seaborne prices, ...

$10 billion coal industry on course
Bulawayo24 News (press release) (blog)

THE country is on course to achieving a US$1 billion coal industry following the coming in on-board of 10 new coal projects in Hwange and Binga ...

Laid-off Kentucky coal miners boarding buses to West Virginia to try to get their back pay
Courier Journal

CUMBERLAND, Ky. — Dozens of laid-off Kentucky miners are boarding buses bound for West Virginia to press a federal judge to get them the millions ...

Black lung, miners' health bills supported

Twenty-five Southwest Virginia coal miners and their families journeyed to Washington, D.C. last week demanding action on legislation to protect ...

The next coal war? Industry versus its own customers
E&E News

Coal producers have declared a 'battleground' in the Midwest that is pitting them against their former allies, the utilities.

Recovery operation underway at Kentucky coal mine

CENTRAL CITY, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky officials say a recovery operation is underway at a coal mine where an explosion caused a 62-year-old worker ...

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