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Senate Finance passes 3-year steam coal tax cut
WV Metronews

The Senate Finance Committee approved a stretched-out, slowed-down version of the bill to reduce the severance tax on steam coal from 5 percent to 3 percent ...

Mace site being looked at for NIOSH Underground Mine Safety Research Facility
West Virginia MetroNews

MACE, W.Va. — The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention will accept public comments until April 5th on a proposal to build a new National ...

Two Illinois Basin mines slated to boost region's annual coal production
S&P Global Platts

The mine has been mostly idled since March 2015, when it was closed by the Mine Safety and Health Administration because of elevated carbon ...

Mining Emergency Response Teams Tested in Rescue Exercises and Competition
PR Web (press release)

25-28 to participate in the Second Annual Surface Mining Emergency Response Training and Competition hosted by the Florida Mine Safety Program ...

In Wyoming, A Contest To Capture Carbon And Save Coal
WAMU 88.5

The International Energy Agency also says carbon capture is “one of the only technology solutions that can significantly reduce emissions from coal ...

Scientists Discover Way to Transform CO2 into Coal at Room Temperature
My Modern Met

Researchers out of Melbourne have discovered an innovative method to capture the atmospheric carbon dioxide that is damaging our planet and ...

US coal exports have second best year ever, as strong demand attracts buyers
S&P Global Platts

US coal exports totaled 104.9 million mt in 2018, up 19.3% from 2017 and the second highest total on record, according to US Census data out ...

Why is coal criticized when it is so crucial?
Mining Review

When the cogs stopped grinding at Eishkom a few weeks back, it was a case of déjà vu. No, I am not referring to the country's economy coming to a ...

The struggle continues
Beckley Register-Herald

Coal mining continues to be one of the most hazardous professions in our society. Even today, while the number of large-scale mining disasters and ...

Coal is far from dead

While several of the majors have divested themselves of their coal mining ... Sibambene is 49% owned by coal mining group Menar and commodity ...

HSBC faces call to end all new coal power financing
Financial Times

... bank to stop “general corporate financing, underwriting and advisory services to companies that are highly dependent on coal mining or coal power” ...

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