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The FTC wants to cut one of the coal industry's last lifelines

The United States coal industry is in trouble. It's up against cheap natural gas and growing demand for renewable energy. Meanwhile, its financing ...

Coal states sue California cities and Washington state to force ports to ship exports
Los Angeles Times

Buffeted by falling domestic demand, America's ailing coal industry set its sights a decade ago on the promise of reaching Asian markets. But that ...

Big changes planned for House coal bill
Fox 59

The current House proposal could protect jobs in the coal industry and lead to higher utility bills. That is why Senate Utility Committee Chair Sen.

JPMorgan to restrict financing for coal, Arctic oil and gas
Roll Call

JPMorgan Chase & Co., the largest U.S. bank, said it will restrict funding for the coal industry over the next four years and cease financing oil and gas ...

US Says Resuming Coal Sales Has Little Impact; Critics Balk

The Trump administration said Wednesday a resumption of coal sales from public lands that had been blocked under former President Barack Obama ...

New coal firm in Wyoming signs agreement with federal government
Casper Star-Tribune Online

A Navajo Nation-based coal operator reached a long-awaited agreement with the U.S. government Tuesday, giving federal regulators the authority to ...

Global Mined Anthracite Coal Market (2018 to 2028) - Featuring Glencore, Jindal Steel & Power ...
Yahoo Finance

The "Global Mined Anthracite Coal Market Analysis & Trends - Industry Forecast to 2028" report has been added to's ...

US FTC files suit to block Peabody and Arch Coal JV in Wyoming
Yahoo Finance

... venture in Wyoming between coal mining companies Peabody Energy Corporation and Arch Coal because it would allegedly eliminate competition.

Miners at Poland's biggest coal group protest over pay, energy plans

The party, which is keen to secure coal miners' votes in a May presidential election, has said Poland will continue to use coal as its main fuel for years ...

Miners welcome Indonesia's new jobs bill that could spur coal growth

Hendra Sinadia of the Indonesia Coal Miners Association said the bill was a “positive step”, but more details were needed, including on the pricing of ...

Polish Miners Block Railway Hub To Protest Import Of Russian Coal
Radio Free Europe/ Radio Liberty

Miners in Poland launched a blockade of a railway terminal in the country's main coal mining region on February 18 to protest an increase in Russian ...

China to offer tariff exemptions on US coal product imports
S&P Global

More Chinese buyers and US thermal coal miners have started to explore the option of importing US thermal coal as tariffs targeting the US coal into ...

Has Poland already built its last coal-fired power plant?
Emerging Europe

... PiS which revived the long-dormant Ostrołęka C project in 2016 after winning an election the year before on a pledge to sustain Polish coal mining.

After disastrous year, no 'new normal' for Powder River coal
Washington Times

GILLETTE, Wyo. (AP) - After the first round of major Powder River Basin coal layoffs and bankruptcies in 2015 and 2016, the buzzworthy response was ...

New Mexico utility looks toward future as it leaves coal
Minot Daily News

FARMINGTON, N.M. (AP) — The New Mexico Public Regulation Commission is approaching the wire for when it must issue a ruling on Public Service ...

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