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Group asks federal gov. to investigate effect strip mines had on July flood - WYMT

“Water came off the mountains where I think the strip mining took place, nothing on the mountain to hold the water back, so it all came down,” he ...

Cyber threats on the rise for resource industries - MINING.COM

In a recent development that sent shockwaves through the mining industry, Copper Mountain Mining (TSX: CMMC; ASX: C6C) in December put its ...

Judge blocks coal mine expansion sought by Signal Peak - Montana Free Press
Montana Free Press

A federal judge has tossed out an Interior Department decision that would have allowed Signal Peak Energy to expand a coal-mining operation in ...

Coal's comeback pays off for hedge funds | Financial Times
Financial Times

Coal mining groups rise sharply on Europe's energy crisis. Share prices and index (rebased to Jan 2020).

Indonesia promises move to clean energy, but challenges loom | AP News
AP News

“More than 250,000 people are directly employed by coal mining. If we calculate their families, about 1 million people are impacted,” said Margadana.

Australia's NSW eases coal reservation policy - Argus Media
Argus Media

Coal mining firms with operations in Australia's New South Wales (NSW) state and long-term export supply contracts have gained exemptions from the ...

Judge halts Signal Peak coal mine expansion - Billings Gazette
Billings Gazette

Methane, mostly from agriculture, coal mining and disturbing peatlands and wetlands which naturally hold in the gas, makes up about 16% of ...

U.S. coal power refuses to die. What that means for climate. - E&E News
E&E News

The Biden administration is preparing for a spring offensive against coal plant pollution. Over the next few months, EPA is expected to release ...

Exclusive: Pakistan plans to quadruple domestic coal-fired power, move away from gas

Pakistan plans to quadruple its domestic coal-fired capacity to reduce power generation costs and will not build new gas-fired plants in the ...

Coal Fact for the Day: Coal in the Kitchen - Lootpress

About two million tons of Mountain State metallurgical coal is used every year to make the steel in household appliances, utensils, and cutlery.

Top Thai Coal Producer to Boost US Shale Gas Investments -

Banpu Pcl, Thailand's largest coal producer, plans to boost its investments in US shale gas as it prepares for the New York listing of its ...

Where does SA fit into the global coal value chain? - - ESI Africa
ESI Africa

The global energy crisis, exacerbated by shattered energy relationships with Russia, has put the spotlight back onto the coal value chain.

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