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Wyoming judge weighs process arguments in new coal mine case

The federal Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act required the permit decision to be wholly up to the director, not the Environmental Quality ...

Environmental groups threaten lawsuit over water concerns at WV & PA coal facilities

... them over what the groups call "egregious violations" of the Clean Water Act (CWA) and the Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act (SMCRA).

Ocasio-Cortez: Serious climate plan to cost at least $10T
Bluefield Daily Telegraph

The Green New Deal would shift the U.S. economy away from fossil fuels such as oil and coal and replace them with renewable sources such as wind ...

Save miners' pensions: A promise to coal miners shouldn't be broken
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

In the 19th century, American coal miners scraped to get by even as they labored in notoriously unsafe conditions to produce the black gold that made ...

Top 40 miners' good performance not enough for investors – report

Coal miners also had a positive 2018, as the black mineral, which supports 38% of the global electricity generation, remained the largest ...

"He loved coal mining"; Family remembers miner killed in accident

"The affect he had on the coal miners he worked with, and then the love he always displayed with his family. You know we were always super tight and ...

Teams sharpening skills at the Post 6 Ohio Valley Mine Rescue Contest
WTOV Steubenville

... because sometimes people get in trouble and sometimes things go wrong,” said David Zatezalo, assistant secretary of labor for mine safety and ...

Construction of new mine set to begin in Wyoming County

ITMANN, W.Va. (WVVA) Construction on a new coal mining operation is set to begin in Wyoming County. According to a release by CONSOL Energy, ...

Coal Gasification Market-Global Demand Analysis & Opportunity Outlook 2024
Healthcare Industry

This report offers an analysis of the market based on Coal Gasification type (Type 1, Type 2) and geography (the Americas, APAC, and EMEA).

Chile to close eight coal-fired power stations

Santiago (AFP). Chile announced Tuesday it would close eight coal-fired power stations over the next five years as part of a plan to switch entirely to ...

Democrat frontrunner Biden says he will stop China spreading coal around the world
Climate Home

Joe Biden has promised to crack down on China's coal power spree in other countries if elected US president in 2020. In a detailed climate manifesto ...

Germany's interest in Russian coal rises
Argus Media

Germany increased its thermal coal imports from Russia by almost 46pc year on year in the first quarter to 3.2mn t, according to data from EU statistical ...

The struggle for coal miners' health care and pension benefits continues | Opinion
Pennsylvania Capital-Star

Coal miners have literally provided the fuel for the unprecedented industrialization of this country. Living in West Virginia and having written about the ...

New-generation excavator arrives at Solntsevsky coal mine
World Coal

And the fact that this machine will work at the largest coal mining enterprise in the Far East, a significant event for us. This delivery is a vivid example of ...

North American coal outlook remains stable on flat earnings, says Moody's
World Coal

The outlook for the North American coal industry remains stable on expectations for flat to slightly lower earnings through mid-2020, Moody's Investors ...

Pentagon turns to coal ash to escape Chinese dominance of rare earth elements
Washington Examiner

Coal ash could be the next source of elements the U.S. defense industry uses in everything from night vision goggles to gyroscopes for smart bombs.

Expensive coal at home and cheap gas abroad turn Germany into net power importer
Clean Energy Wire

High prices for domestic coal-fired power production turned Germany into a net importer of electricity at the end of April after years of being an export ...

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