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House OKs lower steam coal tax rate
The Daily Times

CHARLESTON – With coal miners looking on from the galleries, the House of Delegates passed a tax reduction in the type of coal that feeds West ...

Banks around the world opt to offload coal
Deutsche Welle

This will be a melancholy and nostalgic Christmas for the people of Bottrop, especially for the last coal miners and their families. Three days before ...

Troubling signs for the future of Australia's giant coal industry
The Economist

In the long term Australia's coal industry may see a bifurcation, as exports rise for coking coal, which is crucial for the production of steel, and slump for ...

Lawmakers grapple over the future of Montana's coal industry
Explore Big Sky

By Shaylee Ragar UM Legislative News Service. HELENA — The state of Montana's coal industry is in flux. Conservationists credit the market's move ...

Restrictive finance policies are hastening coal's decline

The bottom line: Global investors have siphoned capital from the coal industry through a combination of policy restrictions, divestment, public ...

S&P Global Platts: Coal industry to continue seeing growth in Southeast Asia

Despite uncertainties over the U.S.-China trade dispute and a rise in demand for renewable energy, Deepak Kannan, managing editor for Asia ...

Coal Comeback? IA FOX56 Special Report

The dangers they faced daily changed once the Mine Safety Act came about in the 1970s. “It reduced the deaths greatly. It went from 30,000 people to ...

Area surface mines to become military training zones under Yeager Airport plan
Charleston Gazette-Mail
Since multi-day training exercises will involve hotel lodging and restaurant meals for most participants, “these coal mine sites will bring economic ...

UPDATE 2-China's 2018 coal usage rises 1 pct, but share of energy mix falls

The world's biggest coal consumer used 1 percent more coal in absolute terms last year than in 2017, China's National Bureau of Statistics said in an ...

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