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Public expresses alarm over proposed coal mine inspection rule
Casper Star-Tribune Online

A rule change proposed by the Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement would amend how state and federal regulators respond to ...

Industry supports abandoned mine lands compromise bill
World Coal

To date, the coal industry has paid more than US$11.6 billion into the AML fund to reclaim legacy abandoned mines only to see the majority of those ...

China outlines coal capacity plan for 2020
Argus Media

The Chinese government has outlined a plan aiming to make its coal industry more efficient by continuing to reduce "outdated" production capacity, ...

Women coal mining achievers shine in awards

Women coal mining achievers shine in awards. THREE women in the New South Wales coal industry have been honoured with Women in Mining ...

Proposed Regulations Increase Incentives for Carbon Capture Technology
JD Supra (press release)

Carbon capture and sequestration (CCS) regulations are governed by various federal agencies, including: the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency ...

The Latest: US coal miners seek federal virus protection
From hosted.ap.... - Associated Press

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — A union representing U.S. coal miners has asked a court to force the federal government to take unspecified measures to ...

Coal mines to go under the hammer from today
The Tribune

As many as 41 coal blocks — spread across five states of Maharashtra, Jharkhand, Chhattisgarh, Odisha and Madhya Pradesh — will be put up on ...

Mizuho investors demand transparency on coal exposure
Nikkei Asian Review

"Coal is not going to be part of the future," said Jeanett Bergan, head of responsible investments at KLP, a Norwegian pension fund that holds 5.9 ...

CORRECTED-China to cap 2020 coal-fired power capacity at 1100 GW
Reuters UK

BEIJING, June 18 (Reuters) - China aims to cap coal-fired power capacity at 1,100 gigawatts (GW) and the number of coal mines at 5,000 by the end ...

Coal Consumption in US Continues to Decline

Coal News - Published on Thu, 18 Jun 2020. coal-consumption-us-coronavirus-covid19_31591.jpg Image Source: Coal Consumption US Coronavirus ...

Almost all US coal production is consumed for electric power

In 2019, the United States produced 705 million short tons (MMst) of coal, and the U.S. electric power sector consumed 539 MMst. The U.S. industrial ...

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