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Trump administration explores opening protected Cumberland Plateau to strip mining

Coal mining was once booming in the mountains of Campbell County, but that ... Conservationists had been working for years to protect the best of the ...

Beshear officials should reverse Bevin decision on strip mining near Black Mountain
Lexington Herald Leader

If the surrounding mountains had no coal, people would have vacation ... for underground mining, while the petition seeks to protect the land on top.

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR: Encourage power companies to embrace new technology

Recently, I read the article “Coal industry bill advances over objections of House Democrats” (Republicans also voted against it) in the News and ...

Trump budget requests nearly US$1B for fossil energy research

... earmarked for developing clean coal technologies and early stage research and development initiatives to revitalise the domestic coal industry.

Resurgence of black lung among US coal miners


The findings and conclusions in this report are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily represent the official position of the National Institute for ...

Colorado to receive $2.8 million for mine reclamation

OutThere Colorado

In 2018, the U.S. Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement's Denver field office reported that 97% of eligible mine lands had been ...

Coal Miners Trying to Find Ways to Bounce Back, Standout
ETF Trends

That index “is intended to track the overall performance of companies in the global coal industry which includes coal operation (production, mining, ...

Metallurgical Coal Market Trends, Growth, Scope, Size, Overall Analysis and Prognostication by ...
Kentucky Journal 24

Metallurgical Coal Market research report 2019 gives detailed information of major players like manufacturers, suppliers, distributors, traders, ...

DOE announces $64M for research into future coal power plants
Green Car Congress (blog)

High overall plant efficiency (40% HHV or higher at full load without carbon capture, with minimal reductions in efficiency over the required generation ...

US mining fatalities drop to record low
Mining Technology

The US Department of Labour's Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) has recorded a total of 24 mining casualties in the country in 2019.

North American mining to remain relatively flat
Tire Business

The North American mining market in 2019 operated on par with the previous year, and the steady trend is expected to continue this year. There was ...

Russia Looks To Double Coal Exports To China

... multi-year lows this summer, especially the former has seen quotations plummeting amid robust coal-to-gas switch dynamics and market oversupply ...

China's benchmark power coal price edges up

SHIJIAZHUANG, Feb. 12 (Xinhua) -- China's benchmark power coal price rose slightly during the past week. The Bohai-Rim Steam-Coal Price Index ...

India needs nearly 30 times more solar power to phase out coal jobs

It is because historical analysis of the coal industry declines show that coal miners do not migrate when they lose their jobs. For instance, in the US, ...

Lawmakers move forward with solar bill; coal industry lobbies for changes
Beckley Register-Herald

"I guess the real simple bottom line is that we really don't want to have any laid-off coal miners or coal mine managers having to pay a higher electric ...

DOI Slates $171M For States, Tribes To Repurpose Mines

The DOI said Thursday that grants are available to 25 coal-producing states and three tribes from the Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and ...

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