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Residents, conservationists pan DEP surface mining oversight amid concerns over Raleigh ...
Charleston Gazette

Residents, conservationists pan DEP surface mining oversight amid concerns ... suggesting such outcomes near certain surface mining operations.

Gov. Justice, WVDEP Sec. Ward announce nearly $26 million AML Economic Revitalization ...
WV Governor's Office

... Reclamation (AML) administers the grant funding, which is provided by the U.S. Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement (OSMRE).

Major Deposits of Magnetic Rare Earth Elements Discovered at Ramaco Resources Mine in ...
Yahoo Finance

It is expected they can be mined using normal surface mining techniques and processed in a more economic and environmental manner than ...

Carbon Capture Is Beginning To Take Off |
Oil Price

Carbon capture projects and carbon removal credits have received new impetus with major government support over the past year as part of the solutions ...

Coal Mining To Resume In Meghalaya After 9 Years, Says Chief Minister -

Coal mining is set to resume in Meghalaya after nine years, Chief Minister Conrad K Sangma said on Wednesday.

Coal prices jump as utilities build up stockpiles - Casper Star-Tribune
Casper Star-Tribune

So far, the coal industry, has continued to enjoy its lingering, multi-year respite from the decline in demand that started nearly 15 years ago.

Coal miner Peter Sharp urges people in industry to be screened for black lung disease

It most often stems from working in the coal industry or in the manufacture of graphite or man-made carbon products. There is no known cure.

Financiers' move away from coal is accelerating, report says - Reuters

Banks and insurers are more frequently adding coal exclusion policies to their investments while those with existing policies are toughening them ...

US coal miner Alliance boosts higher-priced exports in Q1 amid low domestic demand
S&P Global

US based Alliance Resource Partners shipped more coal to higher priced export markets in the first quarter of 2023 as domestic utility customers ...

Exclusive: India, China propose 'multiple pathways' on cutting use of fossil fuels-sources

Multiple pathways for energy transition would enable countries to choose resources, even coal, while working towards plans on net zero emissions.

As EPA readies climate rule, Obama and Trump eras linger - Roll Call
Roll Call

"This onslaught of regulations on power plants has one clear goal: drive a stake in the coal industry and squeeze natural gas use," Capito said.

FirstEnergy W.Va. coal-plant purchase would lead company to retire another one, official says
Utility Dive

If FirstEnergy buys the 1,300-MW coal-fired Pleasants power plant in West Virginia as state lawmakers want, the company would likely retire one of ...

China fuels economic recovery with higher coal imports, not LNG, in Q1
Hellenic Shipping News Worldwide

Following a number of measures to bolster domestic coal production, global receipts and coal-fired power generation going forward, China's focus on ...

State must consider environmental arguments for closing coal plants, Supreme Court says
The Des Moines Register

State regulators must consider environmental groups' arguments for retiring some of MidAmerican Energy's coal plants as a way to reduce greenhouse ...

Australia closes oldest coal plant, pivots to renewables - TRT World
TRT World

For decades, coal has provided the bulk of Australia's electricity, but University of New South Wales renewable energy expert Mark Diesendorf says ...

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