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Bill would halt coal plant closures
Fort Wayne Journal Gazette
Only representatives from the coal industry supported the measure, which still faces a rocky road in the legislature. Several of the GOP members ...

Transforming Australia's Coal Country
Earth Island Journal

The Hunter Region's coal industry is not yet in decline: the time is right to plan for a future without coal. Still, politicians and mining companies continue ...

WSGS publishes summary reports on state's energy industry

The coal summary report focuses on challenges faced by the state's coal industry in 2019, including company bankruptcies and changes in the ...

US thermal, met coal outlook negative on weak pricing and dropping demand: Moody's
S&P Global
An additional concern for coal companies has been the increasing number of investors signaling plans to move away from the coal industry due to ...

State Lawmakers Say Alternative Uses For Coal A Must In W.Va.
West Virginia Public Broadcasting

... Public Broadcasting's energy and environment reporter Brittany Patterson returns to lead a conversation on West Virginia's struggling coal industry.

Coking Coal Market 2019 Growth Strategy| Global Industry Share, Future Trends, Historical ...
Fusion Science Academy

This report includes the estimation of market size for value (million US$) and volume (K Units). Both top-down and bottom-up approaches have been ...

Legislators seek funding to reclaim abandoned mine lands
Wilkes Barre Times-Leader

Matt Cartwright speaks at a news conference on abandoned mine land ... in Plains Township, Nanticoke, Mountain Top, Duryea, and West Hazleton.

Mining matters to Valley even without mines here
The Daily Courier

There are no mines in the Okanagan, and yet the Valley is a mining community. ... Gold, both in the Kamloops area, and Copper Mountain Mine in Princeton. Goehring calls Metro Vancouver B.C.'s biggest mining community because ...

UPDATE 1-Indonesia's Bumi eyes $1 bln-plus coal gasification plant amid debt settlement

JAKARTA, Jan 22 (Reuters) - Indonesia's PT Bumi Resources is looking into building a coal gasification plant potentially worth more than $1 billion, ...

Coal export battle hinges on commerce clause
E&E News

A pair of energy-producing states may face ideological challenges in their quest for a high court review of Washington state's blockade against the last ...

Coal States Ask Supreme Court to Overturn Washington Coal Terminal Ban
The New York Times

WASHINGTON — Wyoming and Montana, two coal-producing western states, on Tuesday asked the U.S. Supreme Court to invalidate Washington ...

Environment Minister Shinjiro Koizumi's remarks on Japan's coal plant exports draw backlash from ...
The Japan Times

Environment Minister Shinjiro Koizumi's recent remarks raising doubts over the country's coal-fired power plant exports have drawn a backlash from ...

Coal is Out as APS Sets Carbon-Free Goal
POWER magazine

The utility, a subsidiary of Pinnacle West Capital, already has scheduled closure of its coal-fired Cholla Power Plant in Joseph City, Arizona, in 2025.

UPDATE 1-South Africa's Richards Bay 2019 coal exports fell to five-year low

RICHARDS BAY, South Africa, Jan 23 (Reuters) - South Africa's Richards Bay Coal Terminal (RBCT) said on Thursday exports fell nearly 2% last year ...

Kentucky suspends mine licenses at Perry, Pike County coal operations

HAZARD, Ky. (WYMT) - Kentucky suspended mine licenses at coal operations in Perry and Pike Counties. The Kentucky Division of Mine Safety said ...

Lawmakers vote against more money for home-owners after mining damage
Beckley Register-Herald

Their version was supported by the West Virginia Coal Association. "We think it's fair," said Chris Hamilton, senior vice president of the West Virginia ...

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