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Republicans aim again to block governor's climate strategy

Joe Pittman, R-Indiana, said joining the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative will prematurely force coal-fired power plants in his district to close, ...

State cracks down on mining operations
Carolina Public Press

A McDowell County neighbor's concerns about the impact of mining operations and questions ... We're in the mountains so it's harder to hide,” he said.

New federal policy makes it harder to develop Canada thermal coal projects
Creamer Media's Mining Weekly

“New thermal coal mining projects or expansions are not in line with the ambition Canadians want to see on climate, or with Canada's domestic and ...

China Has Promised To Go Carbon-Neutral By 2060, But Coal Is Still King

Coal mining began in Datong as early as 1,500 years ago, when people began excavating shallow deposits, using crude, handheld tools and lowering ...

House lawmakers study coal country transition woes
E&E News

... will hold an oversight hearing tomorrow focused on the Interior Department's role in carrying out environmental justice in coal mining regions.

Three key takeaways from the G7 summit, and how it will impact Utah's coal industry
Deseret News

Three key takeaways from the G7 summit, and how it will impact Utah's coal industry. By Wendy Leonard@wendyleonards Jun 13, 2021, 4:20pm MDT ...

Coal plants rush to flush under Trump EPA rule
E&E News

The coal industry is warning that a new rule or restrictions could set off a cascade of plant closures. Advertisement. Michelle Bloodworth, who leads ...

Manchin defends coal-fired plants, expresses concern over 'aggressive' Biden climate goals
Utility Dive

Manchin, whose home state is a major coal producer, also gave a nod to the struggling nuclear sector, arguing for the importance of these power plants ...

Midwest coal plant in crosshairs of Ill. energy bill
E&E News

But the hulking coal plant southwest of St. Louis could face a death sentence if Illinois lawmakers vote next week to approve a wide-ranging energy ...

Weekly Coal Index Report
Creamer Media's Mining Weekly

Should it also become a “regenerative miner” as we are encouraging all coal miners to become as part of the Just Transition, then it may also attract ...

South African coal supply to fall off coal cliff from 2025 onwards – Jones
Creamer Media's Mining Weekly

I suggest that coal miners should embrace this opportunity as “regenerative miners” and pivot to create new green revenue streams as part of the Just ...

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