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$10M to be disbursed among mine land reclamation projects
Virginia Business Magazine

All projects must receive approval from the federal Office of Surface Mining and Reclamation Enforcement. Virginia is one of only six states selected to ...

US takes another step to break China's stranglehold on rare earth metals

The U.S. currently only has one operating rare earth mine, at Mountain ... at Round Top Mountain outside of El Paso, Texas, while Urban Mining Co.

Mexican business groups slam president's electricity bill
Bluefield Daily Telegraph

The bill would mandate that the first power to be used would have to be from government plants, many of which burn coal or fuel oil. Privately run ...

Virginia House passes bill ending coal tax credits
Washington Post

During that same period, coal mining companies and electricity generators saved $291.5 million in income taxes, according to the report, which ...

Coal India reports fall in production in January
Business Standard

Coal India is a coal mining company engaged in the production and sale of coal. As of 31 December 2020, the Government of India held 66.13% stake ...

Wyoming Legislature rejects effort to force commission to prohibit coal plant closures
Casper Star-Tribune Online

In the ongoing debate over the future of the state's coal industry, Gray has repeatedly targeted the commission's acceptance of an integrated resource ...

Siemens Energy to cut 7800 jobs in face of coal phase-out

Siemens Energy last year announced it would no longer bid in tenders to supply turbines to coal-fired power plants, responding to a weakening ...

PRB coal production totals 42.1 million st, down 29.6% on quarter: MSHA
S&P Global

Powder River Basin coal production totaled over 42.1 million st in the fourth quarter of 2020, down 29.6% from the previous quarter and down 41.7% ...

Perceiving 'war' on coal, Wyoming House members propose their own moratorium in the 'fight'
Oil City News

CASPER, Wyo. — When it comes to a push toward renewable energy in west coast states or federal oil, natural gas and coal development policies, ...

Manchin, Capito, Others Introduce Bill To Protect Miners From COVID-19 Exposure

“Coal miners have worked tirelessly in dangerous conditions to power our communities, and now we must help ensure they can stay safe amidst the ...

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