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'It's unfair:' Coal miners urge Congress to improve black lung protections and benefits

For decades, President of United Mine Workers of America (UMWA) Cecil Roberts has been fighting to protect coal miners.

UVA Wise 'harvests' history of coal mine rescues from the men who lived through them
Cardinal News

... coal miners who had their own stories to tell — stories of heroism but more often stories of heartbreak. The service learning project was ...

Coal miner union urges Joe Manchin to reconsider Build Back Better opposition
Yahoo Movies Canada

Union president Cecil Roberts specifically pointed to provisions in the legislation that extend an expiring fund for coal miners suffering from black ...

Europe's biggest pension fund sells €10 billion in fossil fuels - MINING.COM

Pakistan coal miners face expansion issue as China stops funding · Bloomberg News | May 23, 2024 | 10:49 am. High concentrations of rare earths found ...

Safety concerns renewed by DEP inspection at massive Raleigh County coal impoundment
Charleston Gazette

... WV targets PFAS, advocates see protection in hazardous substance designation · EPA says it's waiting on DEP to sign off on Minden Superfund site ...

Biden's war on coal in Wyoming? The short story - Big Pivots
Big Pivots

Yet another coal unit, Pawnee, near Brush, will convert from coal to gas by no later than 2026. Coal's decline started long before Jared Polis ...

Digging into mine safety | ITWeb
Digging into mine safety ... On January 21, 1960, South Africa experienced the worst mine disaster in the industry's history when around 900 pillars ...

EPA Rejects Air Pollution Permit for Colorado's Largest Coal Mine
Center for Biological Diversity

“I'm disappointed that Colorado officials continue to refuse to hold the coal industry accountable, but thankfully the EPA was willing to put its ...

AI's thirst for electricity risks slowing US coal phaseout - Financial Times
Financial Times

... coal industry association, which filed a motion last week to stop the EPA rules. An EPA spokesperson said the power plant rules are on “firm legal ...

Texas goes green: Solar power tops coal in March - KMTR

Texas' solar market shares also topped 10% in March, while the market share for coal fell 9.1%, according to the Institute for Energy, Economics and ...

Baltimore resumes coal exports after bridge collapse | Montel News - English
Montel News

(Montel) The Port of Baltimore, the US's second-largest coal export hub, has resumed export operations with some restrictions following a bridge ...

Election 2024 War on Coal | Ap |
The Daily Review

FILE - A BNSF railroad train hauling carloads of coal from the Powder River Basin of Montana and Wyoming is seen east of Hardin, Mont., July 15, ...

Dozer operator dies in under pile of coal in S.C. | Equipment World
Equipment World

it took about 24 hours to recover his body at Santee Cooper's coal plant in Georgetown as rescue workers first had to stabilize the coal pile.

China's coal surge threatens climate goals, despite Xi's pledge | Energy Central
Energy Central

Sri Lanka, May 29 -- Despite President Xi Jinping's 2021 pledge to "strictly control" coal-fired power plants, China has seen a surge in coal ...

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