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Mountaineers make a special trip to Arch Coal Leer mining complex
Mountain Statesman

While on the tour, they learned how various coal mining equipment operates and talked one-on-one with the miners. The tour was a way to give them ...

Mountaineers Trip to Coal Mine was “Eye Opening”

What's it like for a player that comes from out-of-state and is not that familiar with coal mining? Redshirt freshman and Georgian Sam James gave his ...

Organizers: September's Bluefield Coal Show progressing to be 'excellent'
Bluefield Daily Telegraph

The 23rd biennial coal show, which will be held at the Brushfork Armory Sept. ... The Bluefield Coal Show affords attendees the opportunity to explore ...

Coal miners enjoy day with families at Lincolnshire Park
Bluefield Daily Telegraph

With coal miners recently being laid off in Buchanan and Tazewell Counties, the couple sought to give the miners a vacation at home. Due to the ...

ATV trail ride raises money for Blackjewel miners

(WYMT) - An ATV trail ride raised money for Blackjewel coal miners ... Many riders are coal miners, retired coal miners, or people just wanting to lend a ...

Ukrainian miners to march on Kiev in protest at unpaid wages
Morning Star Online

Coal miners from the Donbass say the industry is close to collapse, with many workers owed months of back pay and mines shutting down due to a ...

Utility to close Pennsylvania coal power plant early
Bluefield Daily Telegraph

AKRON, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio-based energy company says it's closing its last coal-fired power plant in Pennsylvania nearly two years earlier than ...

Kentucky's Cambrian Coal files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy
Bluefield Daily Telegraph

Court documents show the company's president Mark Campbell says the bankruptcy is mostly due to Cambrian buying assets from other coal ...

Reed: Coal is making comeback in state
Daily Mountain Eagle

Mining officials said Thursday in Jasper a major new mine in the Fayette ... of the top coal-producing senators in the state and coming from Cordova.

Trump's Top Energy Regulator Invites Execs to Coal Country

Neil Chatterjee, the Republican chairman of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission and a longstanding champion of the coal industry, recently ...

Greta Thunberg, on German coal mine visit, questions 2038 fuel exit date

The area has become a symbol of protest against the coal industry, prompting utility RWE to give assurances it would not touch the forest until late ...

Environmentalists object to Georgia Power coal ash plans
Washington Times

ATLANTA (AP) - Environmental groups urged Georgia officials to reject plans by Georgia Power to keep coalwaste in ponds at several power plants.

Trump Administration Wants Train Loaded With $1 Million OfCoal To Stay Put Until Miners Are Paid
The Daily Wire

The U.S. Department of Labor has asked a judge to stop a train filled with $1 million worth of coal from leaving a remote mine in Southeastern ...

How Taking Medical Students Into Coal Mines Helps Lure New Doctors to Rural Areas

On a field trip to the Birthplace of Country Music Museum, Ashish Bibireddy put on headphones and scrolled through a jukebox of music from an ...

Weekly US coal output totals 14.3 million st, up 3% on week: EIA
Hellenic Shipping News Worldwide

Weekly US coal production totaled over 14.3 million st in the week ended August 3, up 3% from the previous week and down 10.3% from the year-ago ...

Local artists create coal statue for President Trump

During his visit, he was presented with a statue made of coal, and that figurine was created by two artists who work for Coal Camp Creations, ...

Sierra Club, others oppose Mason coal-to-liquids plant
West Virginia MetroNews

DSF says its plant will employ direct coal-to-liquids technology to convert coal and natural gas, using heat and pressure, into low-sulfur diesel and jet ...

India's coal imports increased to 24.14 million tonnes in June
Financial Express

The provisional figure for the month of May 2019 was 24.04 MT. Of the total import during June 2019, non-coking coal was at 16.90 MT, against 16.34 ...

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