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World Museum of Mining opens its doors for 2020 season
KXLH Helena News

Introduction to the Montana Safety Culture Act · Mine Safety and Health · Report a Workplace Safety Hazard · SafetyFestMT · Montana Occupational ...

Mine union welcomes Paul McGuire inquest findings
Daily Mercury

Mine safety system labelled 'totally inadequate' · Call for disciplinary referral over mine death · Mine failed to identify access to lethal area as a risk.

Judge Nixes Bid to Stop Coal Sales That Trump Revived
Public Radio Tulsa

The Oklahoma Conservation Commission says the state has a $120 million backlog of work to do to make abandoned coal mining sites safe.

COVID – 19 Impact On Global Anthracite Market 2020 Analysis By Top Key Players – Henan ...
3rd Watch News

Some of the major industry players that are included in the study is Henan Energy and Chemical Industry Group, Ningxia TLH Group, Yangquan Coal ...

Clean Fine Coal Market Foresight By 2025 | Key Companies- Peabody , Arch Coal , Anglo ...
3rd Watch News

The primary sources involve the industry experts from the Clean Fine Coal industry including the management organizations, processing ...

Capito Announce $2 Million for Black Lung Clinics in West Virginia
Senator Shelley Moore Capito

“Our coal miners work to keep the lights on in West Virginia, so it is only right that we are there for them when they need it most. Clinics such as these ...

Australian coal facing China restrictions
Hellenic Shipping News Worldwide

Deputy Prime Minister Michael McCormack is concerned coal exporters could face a tougher time selling the commodity into China. The Chinese ...

Coal exports could be new trade war victim
Hellenic Shipping News Worldwide

There is government concern coal exporters could be the latest victim of Australia's trade war with China as the issue creates disunity in Labor ranks.

Alliant Closing Coal Unit, Brings Gas Plant Online
POWER magazine

Wisconsin-based Alliant Energy on May 22 said it would retire the coal-fired Edgewater Generating Station in Sheboygan by year-end 2022, ...

Clean Coal Technology Market 2020| Global Leading Players, Industry Updates, Future Growth ...
3rd Watch News

The global Clean Coal Technology market is broadly analyzed in this report that sheds light on critical aspects such as the vendor landscape, ...

Why Coal is Still So Important for the Indian Economy

The Government recently announced that the coal sector would be opened up further to boost domestic production and cut the import bill.

US weekly coal train loadings average 55.1 trains/d, hit six-year low: STB
Hellenic Shipping News Worldwide

Weekly US coal train loadings averaged 55.1 trains/day in the week ended May 22, down 0.8 train/day from the previous week, Surface Transportation ...

How Coronavirus Pandemic Will Impact Coal Crushers Market Revenue Growth Predicted by 2019 ...
Cole of Duty

The Coal Crushers market study is a well-researched report encompassing a detailed analysis of this industry with respect to certain parameters such as ...

Alberta to Rescind Coal Development Policy
JD Supra (press release)

... is desirable and may be permitted under strict control but in which commercial development by surface mining will not normally be considered.

The weakest link: the new issue of MINE Magazine is out now
Mining Technology

JP Casey speaks to the Mine Safety and Health Administration about this challenge, and how it aims to tackle it. Read more. Five key innovations in ...

Bankruptcy judge threatens coal company officials with potential jail time
Appalachian News-Express

Later that month, the Kentucky Division of Mine Safety removed ARC's permits for four mines in Pike County, citing violations including failure to have ...

GenOn Will Close Three Coal-Fired Units
POWER magazine

The Texas-based company that owns a coal-fired power plant in Maryland announced it will retire the facility's three generating units, which have been ...

DOE to fund projects that gasify a mix of coal and biomass
Biomass Magazine

Projects resulting from the finalized FOA will support DOE's Coal FIRST (Flexible, Innovative, Resilient, Small, Transformative) intiative, which aims to ...

Trade tensions to dampen Chinese shipping demand for Australian coal: sources
Hellenic Shipping News Worldwide

“I am not keen on the coal cargoes on the Australia-China route now because of the underlying political risk [arising from the] trade tension [between ...

US weekly coal production totals 8.2 million st; at new 2020 weekly low: EIA
S&P Global

Houston — Weekly US coal production was estimated at approximately 8.2 million st in the week ended May 16, down 1.6% from the previous week, ...

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