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Coal, Mining Companies Face Uncertainty With Safety Panel's Halt
Bloomberg BNA

Some enforcement cases in the federal mine safety regulatory world are in flux after the five-member legal review panel that hears disputes between ...

MSHA awards over $10m in safety grants
Mining Technology

The Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA), part of the US Department of Labor, has awarded grants worth $10.5m to safety initiatives across ...

UPDATE: Coal miners say they were laid off from Pinnacle Mine

PINEVILLE, WV (WVNS) -- Pinnacle Mine in Wyoming County is now idled and hundreds of coal mining jobs are at risk. Earlier this week, 59 News ...

Protecting the health of our nation's coal miners

The NIOSH Coal Workers' Health Surveillance Program (CWHSP), which provides respiratory health screenings to coal miners, reminded us of this in ...

North Dakota coal industry seeks reliability compensation
Idaho Statesman

A North Dakota coal council is seeking extra compensation from transmission operators for coal-fired power plants after federal regulators rejected a ...

Alabama's coal industry continues to fuel the expanding Port of Mobile
Yellowhammer News

Without the coal industry, this number would not be nearly as large. So, when you hear a politician say that only a handful of counties have mines and ...

How Did MATS Affect US Coal Generation?
POWER magazine

The impact MATS had on the coal industry has, meanwhile, become a specific rallying cry for the Trump administration. In the spring of 2017, the DOE .

Peabody Energy in Talks With Drummond to Expand Globally

Despite friendly initiatives undertaken by the new U.S. administration concerning the coal industry, the demand for thermal coal needed for electricity ...

CONSOL and Komatsu win 2018 NIOSH Mine Safety and Health Technology Innovations Award
World Coal

CONSOL Energy Inc. and Komatsu Mining Corp. have been awarded the 2018 National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) Mine ...

Coal plants set to generate highest profits in years as cost of gas spikes

The country's seven remaining coal plants will be called on more than in ... However, the owners of the UK's shrinking number of coal plants could ...

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The West Virginia Coal Forum was created in 1986 under the auspices of the Mine Safety & Technical Review Committee and at the direction of the West Virginia Legislative Committee on Coal Mining. This body was created to establish a forum for the coal industry to jointly resolve or develop technical and other issues impacting the industry, particularly those issues of an economic nature, or of major significance to the coal industry. The Forum also provides a means for management and labor leaders to develop joint legislative issues and programs and to promote the coal industry.

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