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West Virginia Coal: The world's fuel of choice
Charleston Gazette-Mail

As nations around the globe look to improve their economies and standards of living, they increasingly look to West Virginia coal as a cost-effective, ...

Miners worried about pay during Blackjewel coal bankruptcy
Bluefield Daily Telegraph

(AP) — Some Virginia miners for the coal company Blackjewel LLC say their paychecks are bouncing and they remain out of work as the company ...

Pentagon request could boost rare earth mining industry in US
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

... this year that it had produced “multiple high-purity and separated rare earth minerals from Pennsylvania coal mining waste material” at a 99% level.

King coal rules in Japan as power utilities in thrall to low-cost fuel
Japan Today

Japanese utilities will rely on the return of coal-fired power plants from maintenance to meet peak electricity demand this summer, highlighting the ...

Funding to reopen shuttered Wyoming coal mines 'not there yet'
Fairfield Sun Times

The bankrupt coal operator Blackjewel LLC has yet to finalize a new financing proposal that would bring the company's coal mines back to full ...

Wyoming coal miners left wondering after bankruptcy filing
Bluefield Daily Telegraph

(AP) — Wyoming coal workers who were locked out of their jobs after a company filed for bankruptcy protection are wondering whether they'll ever be ...

Rep. Griffith discusses infrastructure, energy issues
Bluefield Daily Telegraph

It would have also helped the coal industry because part of the plan was to demand American steel be ... Charles Boothe at ...

Industry experts: Cline had foresight
Beckley Register-Herald

Chris Hamilton, senior vice president of the West Virginia Coal Association and chairman of the West Virginia Business and Industry Council, said ...

CEO stepping down as part of coal company's bankruptcy deal
Charleston Gazette-Mail

A federal judge has approved a $5 million lifeline to help Milton-based Revelation Energy, the nation's sixth largest coal producer, navigate ...

New Mexico utility charts closure for coal-fired power plant
Journal Record

New Mexico's largest electric utility has submitted to state regulators its plan for shutting down the coal-fired San Juan Generating Station, replacing ...

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