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Community steps up for locked out Blackjewel workers
Gillette News Record
“We wanted to take care of our coal miners,” he said. About a half hour after he heard the news, McConnell had posted on the Railyard's Facebook ...

Coal Liquefaction Market 2019 Development and Trends Forecasts Report 2019-2024
Kentucky Reviewer

Global Coal Liquefaction Market 2019 Industry Research Report is a professional and in-depth study on the current state of the Global Coal ...

Why These Coal Giants Are Teaming Up
Yahoo Finance

The shift from coal to natural gas in the United States has been devastating to the coal mining industry. Having used leverage to bulk up just before ...

Bankrupt US coal company secures short-term funding

CASPER, Wyo. (AP) -- A U.S. judge has approved funding to allow a bankrupt coal company to maintain basic operations for a few days. U.S. District ...

Critics: Duke Energy needs to expedite coal power retirement
Fort Wayne's NBC

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Environmentalist say that Indiana's largest electric utility needs to move faster to retire its aging network of coal-fired power ...

Some NC coal ash can safely be kept in place
Raleigh News & Observer

As the State of North Carolina attempts to work out a high stakes conflict over the contentious and confusing topic of closing the remaining six coal ash ...

New Mexico utility seeks feedback on closure of coal plant
Tacoma News Tribune

That option would allow the utility to offset the local economic effects of closing the coal-fired plant by offering some new jobs and property tax income.

Coal Miners To Hit Capitol Hill For Black Lung Funding
Ohio Valley ReSource

Dozens of Appalachian coal miners plan to visit Capitol Hill Tuesday to ask lawmakers to bolster funding for the black lung disability trust fund, which ...

DEP to host public meeting on proposed coal-to-liquids plant
Point Pleasant Register

POINT PLEASANT — A public meeting has been scheduled, and will be conducted by, the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection ...

Indian utilities' coal imports in H119 rise over 53% from year ago

NEW DELHI, July 19 (Reuters) - Coal imports by Indian coal utilities during the first half of 2019 rose 53.4% from a year earlier to 35.47 million tonnes, ...

UP Q2 coal volumes fall 7% on year on lower exports, flooding
S&P Global

Union Pacific coal volumes dropped 7% in the second quarter on the year on lower exports and flooding issues, railroad executives said Thursday in ...

More Chinese ports place import curbs on seaborne coal: sources
Hellenic Shipping News Worldwide

Ports in Guangxi in southern China and Jingtang port have halted custom declarations for all coal imports effective Monday, close on the heels of ...

NASA research team uses local historic coal mine to create rescue robots

(RALEIGH COUNTY) These robots could be the answer to rescuing a coal miner in the future if an emergency happens. “Robots could've helped in a ...

Enchant Energy CEO: 'This area could become a leader in CO2 in the world'
Farmington Daily Times

FARMINGTON — Depending on who you ask, carbon capture is either a ... in North America for a large-scale carbon capture coal-fired power plant.

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