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US proposes ending new federal leases in nation's biggest coal region - ABC News
ABC News - The Walt Disney Company

The Biden administration has proposed an end to new coal leasing from federal reserves in the most productive coal mining region of the U.S. The ...

Biden administration proposes blocking new coal mines at major federal hub | The Hill
The Hill

... would prevent companies from applying for new coal mining rights on federally-owned lands in an area known as the Powder River Basin. That…

Buffalo BLM to end coal leasing in Powder River Basin | County 17
County 17

Coal mining on public tracts in the Powder River Basin. (H/t Bureau of Land ...

Coal mining death reported in Wyoming County - WV MetroNews
WV MetroNews

Coal mining death reported in Wyoming County ... WYOMING COUNTY, W.Va. — A coal miner died at a Wyoming County surface mine Thursday morning. According ...

Hitting the brakes: How the energy transition could decelerate in the US | Wood Mackenzie
Wood Mackenzie

He presented regularly on China's macroeconomic outlook, gas and LNG markets and coal-to-gas switching goals. Leveraging his global experience ...

Climate change impact won't play into coal, gas approvals after major court blow for ... - ABC

... that Environment Minister Tanya Plibersek does not have to consider the environmental impacts of emissions when approving coal and gas projects.

Barrasso Slams BLM's Rule to Kill Future Coal Leasing in Powder River Basin
U.S. Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources

“President Biden continues to wage war on Wyoming's coal communities and families,” said Senator Barrasso. “This short-sighted plan will kill future ...

Coal dust concerns mount after Baltimore bridge collapse - POLITICO

The collapse of the Francis Scott Key Bridge blocked a critical shipping lane, leaving the small town of Curtis Bay with an open-air coal mound ...

Coal proves hard to dislodge from US power system: Maguire | Reuters

U.S. coal-fired power generation over the first four months of 2024 shrank to its lowest total in four years, but retained a more than 15% share ...

MSHA's Second Annual 'Stand Down to Save Lives' Happening on May 22
Occupational Health & Safety

By Robert Yaniz Jr. May 16, 2024. The U.S. Department of Labor's Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) has scheduled its second annual "Stand ...

West Virginia miner dies in state's first reported coal fatality of the year | AP News
AP News

The death is being investigated by the state Office of Miners' Health Safety and Training and the U.S. Mine Safety and Health Administration. It ...

Investigation Underway after State Coal Miner's Death - Connect Bridgeport
Connect Bridgeport

Gov. Jim Justice and First Lady Cathy Justice issued the following statement today after learning of the death of a coal miner in Wyoming County.

Move to ban coal shares in Norway's $815 bln fund gains support - Reuters

... coal miners, power generators that use coal and/or firms that transport coal. "The central bank and the finance ministry must do that assessment ...

Global Coking Coal Market Set to More Than Double by 2032, -

Sustainable Mining Practices: There is an opportunity for the coking coal industry to capitalize on the trend towards sustainable mining practices, ...

South Africa's ANC walks political tightrope over coal plant shutdowns - Malay Mail
Malay Mail

Residents in Mpumalanga, which produces the bulk of South Africa's power and is the heart of a coal industry employing over 90,000 people, are ...

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