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Daily Mail editorial: West Virginia can't afford to tax itself out of business
Charleston Gazette-Mail

The coal industry is asking for a decrease in its severance tax — and a careful reduction might be wise to help the coal economy continue its gradual ...

Coal power plant reactivated in Japan

(CNN NEWSCHANNEL) Hokkaido Electric Power announced Wednesday morning that it restarted unit number one at the Tomatoh-Atsuma coal ...

State mine safety office is still needed, legislative evaluation says
WV News

CHARLESTON — Some lawmakers questioned Tuesday whether a state-level office that inspects coal mines is needed when a federal-level office ...

Spring Creek mine receives National Association of State Land Reclamationists Award
World Coal

... Excellence in Surface Coal Mining Reclamation Award for enhanced reclamation success through the diversity of topography, soil and vegetation.

Delegate Rupert Phillips Jr.: Naysayers can't stop WV's energy growth (Daily Mail Opinion)
Charleston Gazette-Mail

Jobs in all fields are also on the rise, with coal mining, oil and natural gas, and the construction jobs they bring, leading the way. Thousands of our ...

Why Higher Pollution Costs Haven't Dented Coal Demand in Europe

The highest prices for carbon credits in a decade have also lifted natural gas, discouraging power stations from making the switch away from coal.

Meeting held in Bienfait regarding the future of coal-fired electricity in Saskatchewan
Estevan Mercury

A public discussion was held in the town of Bienfait on Thursday regarding the future of coal-fired power in Saskatchewan, and the rest of the country.

NIPSCO may close most remaining coal-fired generation by '23
Sacramento Bee

Northern Indiana Public Service Co. says it's considering retiring four of its five remaining coal-fired electricity generating units within five years and the ...

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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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