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Prized 'Rare Earth' Minerals Feel Scorch of Tariffs
Wall Street Journal

During the 1990s, the Mountain Pass mine, which shares the name of the town it is in, was consistently listed among California's top 15 polluters.

Ahead of climate talks, Poles are divided over coal mining
Midland Reporter-Telegram

The coal industry has had to hire workers from neighboring Ukraine. Patryk Bialas, an engineer and environmental activist, plans to drive home that ...

US House Republicans seek coal credit, tax extensions
Argus Media

Republicans in the US House of Representatives are seeking to temporarily revive the handful of tax credits for the coal industry that expired last year ...

Legislators to consider monthly tax payments for mineral production
Gillette News Record

The downturn in the coal industry and its impact in Campbell County in 2015-16 is recent proof of that, he added. “It's the first time in my life where coal ...

Colombia coal production falls 5.6 pct year-on-year in 3rd qtr

The biggest players in Colombia's coal industry are Drummond Co, Glencore Plc, Murray Energy Corp's , Colombia Natural Resources, and Cerrejon, ...

Inmates Contest Plan for Prison Above Kentucky Mine
Courthouse News Service

Some county residents, haunted by the economic downturn of a failing Appalachian coal industry, are eager to see the prison built. In an editorial for ...

China's coking coal miners sign supply contracts for 2019
Mysteel Global

Eight leading Chinese coking coal producers, led by Shanxi Coking Coal Group, have completed annual supply contracts for 2019 with domestic coke ...

Kazakhstan increases coal mining by 6%
Trend News Agency

According to the results of the first three quarters of 2018, Kazakh coal miners completely cover the demand for lignite, and by 99.4 percent — for coal.

Mining guide: Collision avoidance in mines
Mining Technology

The US Mine Safety and Health Administration reports that of the 24 fatalities recorded at the country's mines this year, 7 have involved a collision ...

Search halted for suspect in abandoned W.Va. mine
Bluefield Daily Telegraph

WHARTON, W.Va. (AP) — Crews have halted their search in an abandoned coal West Virginia coal mine for a missing man suspected of stealing ...

German environment minister backs contentious carbon pricing
Bluefield Daily Telegraph

German officials had planned to travel to the talks in Katowice, Poland, with a blueprint for phasing out Germany's use of coal over the coming ...

Coal miners urge Congress to extend black lung funding
Charleston Gazette-Mail

Former Appalachian coal miners and supporters are in Washington this week to urge lawmakers to extend a tax that benefits miners sick with black ...

Govt mulls requiring miners to turn coal into gas
Jakarta Post

The government is considering requiring all coal miners to turn the raw commodity into dimethylether (DME) as a substitute for liquefied petroleum gas ...

Bulgarian miners protest to demand job security
Seattle Times

SOFIA, Bulgaria (AP) — Hundreds of Bulgarian coal miners and energy workers are protesting to demand government guarantees that their jobs will ...

Murray Energy subsidiary getting Ohio coal permit for new longwall panel development
S&P Global Platts

The mine produced 3.37 million st of coal in the first three quarters of 2018 and 5.6 million st in 2017, US Mine Safety and Health Administration ..

Coal mine closures need careful social engineering
Financial Times

The threat of a marked decline in coal demand has already led Mr Trump to rally supporters by vowing to support the US coal industry, which only ...

Coal Industry Sees Bankruptcies and Exports in Volatile 2018
Appalachian Voices

In 2015 and 2016, a string of coal companies declared bankruptcy as coal production dropped precipitously, hitting a low point in the second quarter ...

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