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Judge: Resumption of coal sales needs review
Lewiston Morning Tribune

BILLINGS, Mont. — A federal judge ruled the Trump administration failed to consider potential damage to the environment from its decision to resume ...

Electricity generated from coal on decline
Idaho State Journal

A deal like this is especially notable because the idea that solar and wind power are too expensive continues to be propagated by the coal industry, ...

Global Coal Mining Market Outlook 2019-2024: BHP Billiton Ltd, Cloud Peak Energy, Jindal Steel ...

The report on the Global Coal Mining market offers complete data on the Coal Mining market. Components, for example, main players, analysis, size, ...

Puerto Rico will stop burning coal next year
The Green Optimistic (blog)

Puerto Rico has a plan in motion to shut down its coal-burning power plants by next year. After going through an energy crisis, Governor of Puerto ...

China's Far From Done With Coal as Regulator Eases New Plant Ban

(Bloomberg) -- China allowed 11 provinces and regions to resume building coal power plants, in another sign that the world's largest energy user is far ...

Reopening of Pocahontas Exhibition Mine delayed until late July for safety
Bluefield Daily Telegraph

Coal mined there served the U.S. Navy through two World Wars. It employed hundreds of ... Contact. Charles Boothe at ...

Judge Orders Trump Admin Into Negotiations Over Coal Sales On Public Lands
Colorado Public Radio

A federal judge Friday ruled that the Trump administration failed to consider potential damage to the environment from its decision to resume coal ...

Montana regulators approve expansion of coal mine that feeds Colstrip

Mine owner Westmoreland Coal, which emerged from bankruptcy last month, has posted a $13.75 million reclamation bond to cover five years of ...

Deer Run, other Illinois Basin mines could change coal market dynamics
S&P Global Platts

"When the export markets drops off, you have to get to work to get that coal placed into the domestic market, but that won't happen today," said a ...

Clock is Ticking for Thousands of Coal Miners Who Suffer From Black Lung
West Virginia Public Broadcasting

Across Appalachia, thousands of coal miners have suffered from black lung disease. In the 1960s, miners organized a movement to end the chronic ...

Ocasio-Cortez plans Kentucky visit despite being uninvited by GOP colleague
WPSD Local 6

“I want to invite the gentlelady to come to eastern Kentucky where thousands of coal miners no longer have paychecks,” he said. “I invite her to go ...

Ohio's coal fund board to explore reinsurance; state may lower rehab estimates for mines
New Philadelphia Times Reporter

An advisory board tasked with overseeing the state's coal mining reclamation fund will look into getting a reinsurance policy to help shoulder the ...

US energy use set a record in 2018
Energy News Network

Enroll today!***. POLITICS: The Mueller report shows that Russia exploited political narratives about coal mining jobs to support the Trump campaign.

China to restrict new coal-fired power projects in eight regions
Business Recorder

The coal-mining heartlands of Shanxi, Shandong and eastern-Inner Mongolia, as well as Heilongjiang, Jilin, Gansu, Ningxia and Xinjiang, regions that ...

Coal FIRST: A DOE Plan to Save the Coal Industry Gets $100 Million Infusion

During the 2016 campaign, then-candidate Donald Trump vowed to preserve the coal industry and its workers' jobs–one of the promises that helped ...

MSHA offering up to $400K in safety grants
North of 60 Mining News

The United States Department of Labor's Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) April 16 announced the availability of up to $400,000 in ...

Coal India sets production target of 655 mt; 3-fold rise from last fiscal
Business Standard

The coal ministry has set a production target of 655 million tonne (mt) for Coal India Ltd for the current fiscal year after the Maharatna company closed ...

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