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3 Miners Dead In 11 Days: Grim December Caps Year In Coal Mine Safety
West Virginia Public Broadcasting

Just a few months ago, the U.S. coal mining industry was on track for its safest year in history. But in an eleven-day span in late December, three ...

Meghalaya mine collapse: What it's like to work in a 'rat-hole' mine
BBC News

Fifteen men have been trapped inside a so-called rat-hole mine in India's north-eastern state of Meghalaya since 13 December. Priyanka Borpujari ...

Donkin coal mine's operations suspended after roof collapse

Coal mining in Cape Breton had been dormant for more than 15 years until the non-unionized Donkin mine opened in February 2017, established to ...

5% of US coal fleet retired last year

Things are not looking up for Big Coal. I already reported in November that 2018 was shaping up to be the second highest year for coal plant ...

Renewables overtake coal in Germany

Renewables overtook coal as Germany's main source of energy for the first time last year, accounting for just over 40 percent of electricity production.

Man dies at TransAlta coal mine pond

The Lewis County Sheriff's Office says Brown was working on a 72-foot (22-meter) barge used to dredge a pond to reclaim coal. Shortly before 8 p.m., ...

Outlook 2019: European thermal coal market looks to China for direction in year ahead
S&P Global Platts

London — Sources in the European thermal coal market are expecting the Chinese import policy to continue to drive sentiment for the majority of 2019 ...

Salvage Crews To Recover Sunken Coal Barges In Ohio River
WKU Public Radio

A seventh barge has sunk in the Ohio River a week after a tugboat carrying coal to Trimble County hit the 2nd Street Bridge. The incident began more ...

Navajo Nation bill to purchase Arizona coal-fired power plant withdrawn

GALLUP, N.M. — Navajo Nation Council legislation to allow a tribal-owned energy company to become a for-profit corporation was withdrawn before it ...

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