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Supreme Court upholds conviction for men convicted of killing coal executive in Southern W.Va
Williamson Daily News

HUNTINGTON – The West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals has upheld the life sentences of two men for the 2016 slaying of a coal executive in ...

Beshear pledges to enforce wage law, hold coal company accountable amid miner protest
Lexington Herald Leader

Court filings show that ARC was blocked under the federal Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act from acquiring new mining permits when it ...

UPDATE: Coal company calls miners' demands a “ransom”

Some miners have told the Mountain Top News they're out thousands of dollars. One couldn't pay his electric bill. “I've got no power. And I've called ...

2020 Outlook: Coal faces headwinds from aging plants, adverse market signals and high ...
Utility Dive

New legislative and gubernatorial leadership elected in the 2018 midterm elections brought heightened pressure to the coal industry in 2019 — a ...

A battle victory for coal unions facing an energy war
E&E News

When the first miner pension and health plans were created in 1946, the UMWA represented virtually the entire coal industry. A national coal strike ...

Retired coal miners receive good news about their pensions
Front Page

About 90,000 retired coal miners and widows, including 13,000 in Pennsylvania, will have one less thing to worry about as 2020 gets underway.

BlackRock Is Quitting Coal, but the World Can't, Peabody Energy Says

The world will require coal for decades, and divestment isn't the answer, a senior Peabody Energy executive said after asset manager BlackRock ...

Kansas considering securitization for aging coal plants, but caution urged
Utility Dive

Kansas should create a framework for the securitization of uneconomic assets like coal plants, but a proposed state bill aimed at establishing such a ...

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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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