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Utility finishes removing toxic coal ash from SC power plant
Bluefield Daily Telegraph

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A utility company in South Carolina finished removing all the coal ash from the site of a nearly 50-year-old power plant on the ...

Miners say they aren't letting furlough ruin their Christmas cheer
... something like this happens, it's around Christmas time usually it seems like,” he said. “In the winter time, it tends to slow down for the coal industry.”.

Company opens outlet to sell coal for heating
Wyoming Tribune
Nehl powered up a conveyor belt, which transported the coal and dumped it into the bed of the truck. The coal would be used to heat someone's ...

Memorial held honoring workers, families in 2008 Kingston coal ash spill
WKRN News 2

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) – Lives lost more than a decade ago were honored on Monday along an East Tennessee sidewalk. The memorial focused ...

China's benchmark power coal price edges up

SHIJIAZHUANG, Dec. 25 (Xinhua) -- China's benchmark power coal price rose slightly during the past week. The Bohai-Rim Steam-Coal Price Index ...

Imported coal volumes up 17% during Apr-Oct as domestic supplies shrink
Business Standard

The receipt of imported coal by thermal power plants has shot up by 17.6 per cent during April-October. The coal import volumes refer to the power ...

Company idles Virginia coal mine, cites trade war with China

RAVEN, Va. - A company that owns a coal mine in Virginia has furloughed 600 workers until the end of the year. The reported reason behind the move ...

Opinion: Santa says it's time to end coal-shaming
The Detroit News

President Donald Trump is getting coal in his stocking this year, but not for being naughty. Rather, as a sign of the “beautiful, clean” fuel that is a key ...

Misery Looms Over Top Coal Shippers as China to Buy Less in 2020
Hellenic Shipping News Worldwide

China isn't cutting back on consumption of the most-polluting fossil fuel just yet, but it is set to reduce imports. The world's biggest coal buyer will likely ...

Ohio turning coal into foam for commercial use
Wooster Daily Record

The research and development company based in Columbus is working on converting bituminous coal into polyurethane foam products as part of a ...

Accident claims life of coal miner from Marshall County

MARSHALL COUNTY, W.Va. (WTAP) - A 21-year-old coal miner was killed late Monday in an accident at a Murray Energy facility in Marshall County, ...

Georgia second state with approved coal ash permit program
KPVI News 6

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has proposed a streamlined, efficient, federal permitting program for the disposal of coal ...

Australia fires: PM rejects 'reckless' calls to limit coal industry
BBC News

Australian PM Scott Morrison says he will not make "reckless" cuts to the nation's coal industry, despite criticism of his response to climate change and ...

FT: China Ramping Up Coal Power Production

Well, first off- if coal is dead then why are the radical environmentalists still trying to hard to kill it with lawsuits, regulatory actions, and efforts to block ...

US coal sector remains in rough shape into the 2020s after decade of decline
Hellenic Shipping News Worldwide

The US coal sector is seeing little hope of improvement in the next few years, after a long list of bankruptcies, power plant closures, layoffs, and other ...

Coal miners celebrate passage of American Miners Act with Sen. Manchin

The American Miners Act sets up funding to secure pension benefits for 92,000 coal miners and health care coverage for 13,000 miners and their ...

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