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Coal miners urge Congress extension of black lung funding

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) – Former Appalachian coal miners and supporters are in Washington this week to urge lawmakers to extend a tax that benefits ...

Germany's Last Coal Miners Get Shafted

After following his father and grandfather into the pits of Germany's Ruhr valley as a teenager, Andreas Schreiter's family tradition will end when the ...

Chinese power utilities, thermal coal miners to set longer term contracts
S&P Global Platts

Singapore — China's top planner National Development and Reform Commission had instructed Chinese power utilities to set longer term deals with ...

NIOSH Asks: Why Aren't More Miners Screening for Black Lung?
EHS Daily Advisor (press release) (blog)

The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) wants to know why only 35% of active coal miners are participating in NIOSH's ...

Bulgarian miners protest to demand job security
Houston Chronicle

SOFIA, Bulgaria (AP) — Hundreds of Bulgarian coal miners and energy workers protested on Thursday to demand government guarantees that their ...

UK commits to building first carbon capture facility
Environment Journal

The UK's first carbon capture usage and storage (CCUS) project could be operational from the mid-2020s under Government plans unveiled on ...

Mine safety official explains why mine search was called off
West Virginia MetroNews

BOONE COUNTY, W.Va. — The search for a missing man in a Boone County mine was called off for safety concerns, according to the director of the ...

Miners told to cooperate with gov't in preserving environment
Manila Bulletin

MGB recently led the distribution of presidential awards to mining companies which was held as part of the 65th Annual National Mine Safety ...

Thousands march in Germany to demand quick exit from coal
Daily Mail

BERLIN (AP) - Thousands of people marched Saturday in Berlin to demand that Germany speed up its exit from coal-fired power plants, a day before ...

For Poland's mining region, coal remains a way of life
Yahoo News UK

Poland's southern coal mining city of Katowice is hosting the UN's COP24 climate conference tasked with curbing global greenhouse gas emissions.

Worldwide Coal Mining Industry 2018 Predicted to Rise at Growth Rate of close to 2% by 2022
The Flatland Post (press release) (blog)

Worldwide Coal Mining Industry report sheds light on the type of product, its applications, challenges, opportunities, customer, topmost players, and ...

Greenpeace dozen denied bail over Slovak coal mine demo
Space Daily

A court on Sunday denied bail to 12 Greenpeace activists who staged an anti-coal protest at Slovakia's largest and oldest brown coal mine, a move ...

Montana mine expansion advances amid owner's bankruptcy
The Bozeman Daily Chronicle

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — A major coal mine expansion in southeastern Montana received a preliminary green light from state and federal officials on ...

Major Coal Executive Doubts Trump Can Save Industry: 'I Don't Know If It's Going to Happen'

Despite signs the coal industry is declining, the president has pursued deregulations in hopes of boosting jobs. In July, the Trump administration said it ...

US Utilities Set To Retire Coal Capacity At Double The 2017 Rate
Wyoming Public Media

The Trump Administration has worked to protect the coal industry with regulation repeals and an attempt to keep struggling plants online. Exports have ...

Clean Coal Market to Witness Huge Growth by 2025 | Leading Key Players: Peabody, Arch Coal ...

On What Basis Will The Data Be Derived In This Report On Clean Coal Industry? Market Players: To understand the growth structure of the overall ...

China's coal project in Serbia raises climate change worries
Minneapolis Star Tribune

People rarely open their windows as thick smoke billows from the huge chimneys of Serbia's main coal-fired power station. Things are only getting ...

Coal is still king in global power production
The News International

Paris: Coal remains the most widely used means of electricity production in the world. It also happens to be the biggest emitter of climate-changing ...

Exhibition Coal Mine hosts festive, educational Appalahican Coal Christmas for kids

As one of the city's main driving forces of tourism, Beckley's Exhibition Coal Mine did not hold back its love for the holiday with its Appalachian Coal ...

Black lung event scheduled Dec. 5 in Beckley
Beckley Register-Herald

Those attending should bring proof of their coal mining employment, work history with approximate dates of employment including name and company ...

Group objects to transfer of coal mine permits in Wyoming
Bristol Herald Courier (press release) (blog)

GILLETTE, Wyo. (AP) — The Powder River Basin Resource Council is objecting to the proposed transfer of mining permits for the Belle Ayr and Eagle ...

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