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WV elk-reintroduction effort bearing fruit
Williamson Daily News

Kentucky wildlife officials raised a lot of eyebrows in the early 2000s, when they imported 1,500 elk and placed them on reclaimed mine sites.

Study examines workplaces of coal miners with black lung
Charleston Gazette-Mail

The study, called ”Work Practices and Respiratory Health Status of Appalachian Coal Miners With Progressive Massive Fibrosis” will be published in ...

Pelosi renews Obama's 'war on coal,' backs group looking to shut down coal plants
Fox News

“Because we're going to put a lot of coal miners and coal companies outta business,” she bragged at a Democratic debate, before adding that “we ...

Scottish carbon capture company takes root in Wyoming coal country
Casper Star-Tribune Online

Carbon Capture Machine recently filed as a Limited Liability Company in the state, with plans to utilize the state's Integrated Test Center at Dry Fork, ...

The five largest coal-producing states in the US
Mining Technology

The state of Kentucky has historically been a significant contributor to the US coal industry, reaching peak production of 179.4 million tonnes in 1990, ...

The Latest: Utility: Slope collapses at coal ash landfill
Bluefield Daily Telegraph

... devoted to protecting and managing the herd of wild Colonial Spanish Mustangs, posted a message on its Facebook page saying the horses were.

Coal is still king in 18 US states. But for how long?
Hartford Business

Coal has been knocked down. But it's not out by a long shot. Even though coal has been in steep decline, it's still the most-used electricity generation ...

Florence may have blown a hole in port's coal exports for September

NORFOLK. What a strange sight: a port with no ships. Travelers crossing the Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel may be so used to the sight of coal ships ...

Even with relaxed regulation, Indiana coal plants will remain cold

ANDERSON, Indiana -- While the implications of the Donald Trump administration's planned rollback of coalregulation remain unseen, one seems ...

Despite irresponsible reporting, coal-fired power remains crucial to cost of electricity
Island Packet

I support President Donald Trump's proposal to overhaul the EPA rules on coal plants. I am referring to your recent AP article: “EPA: New coal pollution ...

Coal offtake rises 9.5% in April-August, production up 12%
Business Standard

Coal offtake by Coal India Ltd (CIL) has risen by 9.5 per cent during April-August to 246.90 million tonnes (mt) from 225.43 mt in the same period of ...

Letter: Coal is hot
Charleston Post Courier

A letter writer recently sent a short question, and I quote, “What is the price of a life relative to coal?” Coal is efficient. One hundred tons of coal gives ..

US coal production totals 14.1 million st, down 9.4% on week: EIA
Hellenic Shipping News Worldwide

Weekly US coal production totaled an estimated 14.1 million st in the week ended September 8, down 9.4% from the prior week and down 5.4% from ..

US accuses Russia of altering North Korea sanctions report
Bluefield Daily Telegraph

And it said North Korea is violating sanctions by transferring coal at sea and flouting an arms embargo and financial sanctions. The dispute between ...

North Korean Coal Slipped Into South Despite Warning From US
Wall Street Journal

The Oct. 27 shipment landed two months after the United Nations Security Council banned purchases of North Korean coal and other materials, and ...

Coal exports face delays as US East Coast rail service slows for Florence

Hurricane Florence will interrupt the main rail and maritime conduits for U.S. coal exports, according to Susquehanna Financial Group. Susquehanna's ...

US coal exports sure victims of Hurricane Florence — WoodMac

As Hurricane Florence — a monster Category 2 storm — takes aim at southeastern United States, one of the country's most important coal export hubs ...

South32 begins sale of South African thermal coal operations
Mining Technology

Australia-based miner South32 has reportedly started the divestment process for its South African thermal coal operations. Unnamed sources were ...

Coal India may close 53 underground mines
The Hindu

Coal India Ltd. (CIL) may close down 53 underground mines in 2018-19 even as it looks for solutions to these mines which it had inherited as a legacy ...

Hampton Roads coal export channel to reopen
S&P Global Platts

London — The main Virginia Capes shipping channel, through which a large portion of US coking coal and thermal coal exports passes, will reopen ...

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