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Protesters disrupt US fossil fuel event at UN climate talks
The Herald

... damaging to the environment and carbon capture technology — touted by some as a way to pull emissions out of the air again — isn't economical.

UPDATE: WV National Guard searching for 4 people missing in coal mine
The News Center

This is extremely irresponsible behavior that puts our first responders and mine safety crews in unsafe situations when they should be focused on ...

Update: Gov. Justice issues statement responding to alleged mine break-ins
WV News

"This is extremely irresponsible behavior that puts our first responders and mine safety crews in unsafe situations when they should be focused on ...

Legislators address the issues
Bluefield Daily Telegraph

... but no work yet on major new highways like King Coal and the Coalfields Expressway, two highways .... Charles Boothe at ...

Peabody Clean Coal Award Goes to Wyoming ITC
County 17

The Wyoming Integrated Test Center received national attention as a Carbon Capture and Storage Pioneer Wednesday, the only American-based ...

West Virginia AG backs relaxation of EPA coal rule
Parkersburg News

It is recommending under the Clean Air Act to revise the determination that the best system of emission reduction is the partial carbon capture and ...

EPA announces plan to ease carbon emissions rule for new coal plants
Charleston Gazette-Mail

WASHINGTON — The Environmental Protection Agency on Thursday said it plans to reverse a rule that would have forced new U.S. coal plants to ...

Viewfinder: Coal Miners Gather in Poland
Pacific Standard

Coal miners from Poland's Pniowek coal mine carry a painting of Saint Barbara on Barbórka, their annual day of tribute to Barbara, from the mine to ...

US coal consumption drops to lowest level since 1979

Trump "talks tough to the coal miners to get their support, but he doesn't deliver for them, and I don't think that he can, because the markets are bigger ...

Why The Coal Markets Are Moving East
Seeking Alpha

Power generators, coal miners, and traders use coal derivatives to protect themselves from price movements that may impact their profitability.

Big investors call for carbon price, end to coal power
Bluefield Daily Telegraph

Burning fossil fuels such as coal is a major source of the greenhouse gas carbon dioxide, and scientists say it needs to end by the middle of the ...

S. Korea charges 4 with illegally importing N. Korean coal
Daily Mail

S. Korea charges 4 with illegally importing N. Korean coal ... early this year, such as dismantling its nuclear testing site and suspending weapons tests.

Arch Coal to Move Miners From Coal Creek to Black Thunder
U.S. News & World Report

(AP) — About 100 thermal coal miners in Wyoming will be moving to Black Thunder from Coal Creek mine, about 15 miles (24 kilometers) away.

Federal government issues RFP for 'coal plants of the future'
Utility Dive

The coal industry, however, says the energy it generates remains vital to the grid. The Coal FIRST initiative "is a step in the right direction," Michelle ...

China Backtracks on Local Coal Ban
Radio Free Asia

China's government has restored heat to hundreds of frigid households after an "improper" ban on burning coal highlighted problems with anti-smog ...

Orlando's utility to consider shuttering its coal plants
Orlando Sentinel

Global warming has triggered worldwide action for years, but the city of Orlando and its electric utility have never considered publicly whether to ...

China, Japan, & South Korea Lead Global Push To Expand Coal Plants

These are the findings from CoalSwarm's new Global Coal Finance Tracker, an interactive online database which can be used to track international ...

In support of coal, CCH pulls $5.9M from Wells Fargo
Gillette News Record

A few years ago, Wells Fargo, along with several other major national banks, committed to reducing its financial ties to the coal industry. More recently ...

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