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49 annual WV Mining Symposium in Charleston - WVNS

... while showcasing new mining and mine safety technologies. Chris Hamilton, President and Chief Executive Officer of the WV Coal Association.

Justice: Pleasants Power Plant's future up to West Virginia Public Service Commission
News and Sentinel

... employs 154 direct employees not counting hundreds of union workers who service the plant each year and the coal miners who supply the plant.

Port of Newcastle: Coal climate change activists jump onto the tracks and stop a train - Daily Mail
Daily Mail

Police charged 50 people who stopped a coal train near the Port of Newcastle, the world's largest coal export port, on Sunday in a protest for ...

State exports of coal and other goods growing - Yahoo News
Yahoo News

That is a 20 percent increase from 2021. Coal exports made up about half of that total, ... ... Contact Charles Boothe at

US Department of Labor announces $10.5M funding availability to support mine safety ...
U.S. Department of Labor

The agency also emphasizes training on miners' statutory rights under the Mine Safety and Health Act. Grant applications must be submitted by June 12, ...

Teck's Biggest Shareholder Is Said to Favor Glencore's Coal Plan - Bloomberg

Teck's Biggest Shareholder Favors Glencore's Coal Plan. China Investment Corp. owns 10% of Teck's Class B shares. CIC may still seek higher price from ...

Federal rule would regulate coal plant wastewater for first time | Energy News Network
Energy News Network

COAL: New federal rules would regulate coal plant wastewater for the first time and could hasten U.S. plant closures, though implementation delays ...

China's coal imports up 96.1 percent in Q1 - SteelOrbis

In March alone, China's coal imports totaled 41.165 million mt, up 41.1 percent month on month, while increasing by 24.745 million mt compared to the ...

Douglas Andrews: Joe Biden's Coal-Powered EV Dream | The Patriot Post
The Patriot Post

Joe Biden's Coal-Powered EV Dream. The president's new EPA emissions rules are a blunt-force Big Government effort to remake the auto industry and ...

WVU awarded $8 million to extract rare earth elements from mine waste - Bluefield Daily Telegraph
Bluefield Daily Telegraph

The projects will study how critical minerals can be extracted from coal mine waste streams as the first of two project phases. West Virginia ...

Germany shutting down last 3 nuclear plants, relying on coal, natural gas during 'clean' energy push
Fox News

Germany shutting down last 3 nuclear plants, relying on coal, natural gas during 'clean' energy push. Germany plunges ahead with nuclear plant ...

G-7 Nears Fossil Fuel Phase-Out Deal Without Coal Exit Deadline - Yahoo Finance
Yahoo Finance

... of Seven nations are nearing a deal to accelerate the phase-out of unabated fossil fuels but have failed to agree on a timeline to exit coal, ...

PA's Biggest Coal Plant Will Shutter By July | News, Sports, Jobs - Post Journal
Post Journal

Pennsylvania's largest coal-fired power plant will shut down in July, leaving the commonwealth with only coal refuse-burning facilities.

Glencore Envisions a Super-Sized King of Coal - The Washington Post
The Washington Post

Ironically, ESG is key to a downsizing coal industry remaining profitable and keeping diehard investors along for the ride.

Carbon capture: A visual guide to the technology behind CO2 filters - USA Today
USA Today

Carbon capture systems work by filtering outside air through a special matrix that absorbs and concentrates the CO2. Here's how the filters work.

Beckley Exhibition Coal Mine attracting visitors nationwide | News |
The Register-Herald

... or has any real knowledge of West Virginia's history with coal mining. ... culture that developed in West Virginia as a result of coal mining.

Bell: A better plan for Wyoming's coal industry assets - Casper Star-Tribune
Casper Star-Tribune

For decades, coal mining has formed the bedrock of Wyoming's economy. Thermal coal has provided thousands of stable, well-paying jobs, ...

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