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Manchin, Capito push for passing of American Miners Act of 2019
West Virginia MetroNews

“Right now retired coal miners' health care pensions and black lung benefits are on the chopping block again,” Manchin said on the floor Wednesday.

Mine trespassing bill likely before full House this week
West Virginia MetroNews

The bill has the support of the federal Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA), the West Virginia Coal Association and the United Mine Workers ...

Australian coal industry jolted as 'climate change' ruling blocks mine
Financial Times

Australia's mining industry is recoiling in shock over a court ruling that cited “climate change” as a key reason for blocking a coal project, a first for a ...

'War on coal' is over, Trump team trumpets, as it approves two Utah mining projects
Salt Lake Tribune

While Trump's Interior Department may be doing its best to support the beleaguered coal industry, critics fear it is intensifying a “war on public lands.".

Geographical and Global Anthracite Coal Market Insights, Size, Opportunities and Forecast by 2023
Sierra Leone View

Anthracite Coal industry report also offers the crucial elements of the market and across major regions in detail. Number of researches have been ...

Arch Coal announces new mine in Barbour County

... officials said "is widely regarded as one of the lowest-cost, highest-quality and highest-margin coking coal mines in the U.S. coking coal industry.".

With natural gas on the rise, US market is moving against coal

While the coal industry has claimed that regulation is a major driver of coal's decline, official projections show that U.S. coal production is now ...

Locals react to Paradise Fossil Plant closure in Drakesboro

At one time, Muhlenberg County was the nation's top coal producer, but now the coal industry has declined as energy companies look for more ...

Coal must be part of power mix, says MP
The West Australian

As the coal industry in Collie burns out, One Nation's Robin Scott believes the only way Kalgoorlie-Boulder's future power supply will survive is to build ...

India's coal import falls to 17.25 MT in January
Financial Express

Coal imports were at 180.61 (MT) in the April-January period of the previous fiscal. "There was modest demand for coking and non-coking coal from ...

What is coal's future in western Kentucky following TVA decision?

A day after TVA's decision to retire the coal fired unit at Paradise Plant in Muhlenberg County, some wonder what the future holds for coal in the ...

Arch Coal ends 2018 with strong quarter
Casper Star-Tribune Online

GILLETTE — Arch Coal Inc. finished off 2018 with a strong fourth quarter, reporting a net income of $86.1 million on revenues of $651 million.

China's coal hub discovers huge coal reserves
Hellenic Shipping News Worldwide

North China's coal-rich Shanxi Province discovered more than 2.44 billion tonnes of coal reserves last year, exceeding the output for the same period, ...

Japan's Itochu says plans no fresh investment in thermal coal mines
Reuters Africa

TOKYO, Feb 14 (Reuters) -. * Japanese trading house Itochu Corp said on Thursday it would not make fresh investments in thermal coal mines and ...

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