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US weekly coal carloads rise 4.1% on week, 18.1% on year: AAR
S&P Global

Houston — US coal carload originations rose to 62,136 in the week that ended April 10, up 4.1% from 59,661 a week earlier and 18.1% higher than ...

Tighter silica rules needed to protect miners from black lung disease
Appalachian Voices

Currently, the Mine Safety and Health Administration allows miners to be exposed to as much as 100 micrograms of silica dust per cubic meter of air.

China's Record Coal Prices Turn Dangerous With Mining Deaths

Companies may have been too eager to produce coal as prices rise, leading to unsafe practices, the National Mine Safety Administration said in a ...

North Dakota Legislature focused on energy's reliability
Williston Daily Herald

The state has greatly assisted our coal industry this Legislative session, including low-interest loans, coal insurance studies, and coal conversion tax ...

Gazette-Mail editorial: WV continues to straddle fence on coal's future
Charleston Gazette-Mail

Many members of the Legislature want to give the appearance that the coal industry is vitally important — partly because they cater to the coal lobby, ...

Canavan defends Upper Hunter coal industry against anti-coal poll outcome
Daily Telegraph

require industries that actually put something on the table for our nation and the coal industry does that in spades”. “We often get derided and ridiculed ...

Mining giant Indika to cut coal income to 50% with net zero in mind
Jakarta Post

... through subsidiary PT Kideco Jaya Agung, plans to cut its coal income to 50 percent by 2025 amid growing pressures on the global coal industry.

Gov. Gordon Offers Up Wyoming To Host Elon Musk-Funded XPRIZE
Wyoming Public Media

Gordon began the letter by outlining the state's interest in carbon capture, utilization, and storage (CCUS). "There are many who would prefer to slam the ..

Miners Say 'Enough is Enough,' Turn Down New Contract

Coal Miners on strike from Warrior Met Coal Mine in Brookwood gathered at United Mine Workers of America Local 2397 and Local 2245 to vote ...

China 'must shut 600 coal-fired plants' to hit climate target
The Guardian

The coal consumption of China, the world's biggest emitter, is of global concern. The country has ramped up plans for new coal-fired power stations in an ...

Trade Review: Asia's met coal trapped in a season of low prices
S&P Global

Asia's seaborne metallurgical coal market may face a tumultuous second quarter as the low-priced environment looks set to stay given China's ...

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