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Federal economic development initiative to invest $300 million in coal communities
Williamson Daily News

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Coal mining byproduct highly effective for land reclamation

Open-pit coal mining. (Reference image from Max Pixel, CC0). A researcher at the University of Alberta in Canada discovered that nano humus, a ...

Australian billionaires face steep challenge to mine coal in Canada's Rocky Mountains
Brisbane Times

... given none of the past 11 oil sands and coal mining projects to have gone through the watchdog's public hearing process had been denied.

Biden administration to curb toxic wastewater from coal plants with new rule
The Washington Post

The Environmental Protection Agency announced Monday it will set stricter requirements for how coal-fired power plants dispose of wastewater full of ...

Strained G20 climate talks could yet deliver progress on coal

"The stage is set for big decisions on coal at the October summit," he added. Environmental group Climate Action Network-UK said the G20 ...

Striking Alabama coal miners taking protest back to New York

The union says BlackRock is the largest shareholder in Warrior Met Coal, the Alabama company the UMWA has been on strike against since April 1.

German coal exit will be quicker due to CO2 price – chancellor candidate Laschet
Clean Energy Wire

The CO2 price will cause the coal exit in Germany to happen faster than agreed, said conservative chancellor candidate Armin Laschet in an interview ...

These companies are sucking carbon out of the atmosphere — and investors are piling in

He likens it to the fast rise of electric vehicles, solar panels and wind farms. Now the state of California is working on plans to use carbon capture to reach ...

Japan looks to phase out more fossil fuels with increased 2030 renewables target
Upstream Online

“In fact the International Energy Agency found that between 2010 and 2018 that coal-to-gas switching has saved around 500 million tonnes of CO2 ...

Barrasso pushes federal relief for coal, nuclear
Casper Star-Tribune Online

“The coal industry has long faced economic and regulatory headwinds,” Sarah Durdaller, press secretary for the Senate Committee on Energy and ...

Indonesia plans to burn coal well into the 2050s, under updated climate plan
Climate Home

Indonesia is the world's second-biggest coal-producing country and its coal industry is politically powerful. President Joko Widodo's right-hand man on ...

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