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WV House committee approves bill to cut severance taxes on steam coal
WV News

He went on to say that in the “best-case scenario,” the coal industry will be able to keep hundreds more jobs. Committee members were worried that ...

A timely reminder of the essential value of coal power
Bluefield Daily Telegraph

Despite these close calls, this time the grid pulled through. Coal plants, which typically have months of fuel stored on site, were able to ramp up their ...

Coal Giant Glencore Announces Plan To Cap Coal Production At Current Levels

One of the world's largest coal miners, Glencore, announced on Wednesday that it plans to cap its coal production capacity to current levels and is ...

China ban triggers Aussie coal producer market sell-off

AUSTRALIAN coal miners' share prices have been smashed as the ramifications of a decision by the Dalian port complex of China to stop processing ...

David Yaussy: A cure worse than the disease (Daily Mail Opinion)
Charleston Gazette-Mail

There are increasing calls for a “carbon tax,” a tax on fossil fuels, to prevent the increase of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases in the ...

Editorial: WV coal industry's future lies in met coal
Williamson Daily News
For years, Arch Coal has sat on reserves of high-quality metallurgical coal in Barbour County while it developed its Leer mining complex to the north in ...

European power market volatility could persist
Argus Media

Coal-to-gas fuel switching in the European power sector is to an extent determined by price levels in the EU ETS market, which are entering a ...

Activated Coal Market Outlook 2019 Global Key Players, Trends, Share, Industry Size ...
PRNewswire (press release)

Finish give an account of Activated Coal industry spread crosswise over 119 pages, giving examination of 08 noteworthy organizations upheld with ...

West Virginia Coal Miners Rally For Black Lung Legislation
89.3 WFPL News Louisville
Miners and advocates rallied Wednesday at the West Virginia Capitol in support of a series of bills aimed at preventing and treating severe black lung ...

Alabama Power closes coal-fired plant, cites Obama-era regulations

The commission said it will continue to support and advocate for the coal miners of Alabama who, for generations, have supported their families and ...

Industry says outlook remains positive despite Glencore's decision to cap output
Newcastle Herald

... battle with the latte-sipping Greens that are trying to destroy the coal industry," Michelle Landry, Assistant Minister for Children and Families, said.

Alabama gets $1.4 million grant for job training in coal counties

... receive grant money through the Appalachian Regional Commission for economic development and other initiatives in coal-industry impacted areas ...

Colombia's 2018 coal output falls 7.4 pct vs year before

The biggest players in Colombia's coal industry are Drummond Co Inc, Glencore Plc and Murray Energy Corp's Colombia Natural Resources. There is ...

Major Chinese Port Bans Australian Coal Imports, Report Says

Customs officials in China's northern port of Dalian have banned Australian coal imports indefinitely, Reuters reported, citing an unidentified official at ...

Total US coal carloads up 5.6% on week, while Norfolk Southern traffic drops 17.4% on year: AAR
S&P Global Platts

Houston — US coal carloads totaled 80,105 in the week ended February 16, up 5.6% from the prior week and making up 15.3% of total railroad traffic, ...

NIOSH to offer free health screenings for coal miners
Safety+Health magazine

Washington — NIOSH will offer a series of free, confidential health screenings for coal miners through its Coal Workers' Health Surveillance Program.

Why did Trump not mention coal in his State of the Union?
Bluefield Daily Telegraph
Before the “Friends of Coal” plays their Hillary card, we all need to realize when she said, “We are going to put a lot of coal miners and coal companies ...

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