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US coal exports ticking higher, pushed by high petcoke prices, China
S&P Global

US coal exports in April were 24.3% higher year on year at 6.2 million mt, which was down 10.2% from March, according to US Census data released ...

Cheney: Environmental policy 'not an excuse' for Washington to infringe on Wyoming's coal industry
Oil City News

Cheney: Environmental policy 'not an excuse' for Washington to infringe on Wyoming's coal industry. By Brendan LaChance on June 8, 2021. Rep.

PSC hearings on Mitchell Plant begin
Martins Ferry Times Leader

He is concerned about the coal industry in Marshall County, which produces more coal than any other county in the state. “We have 1,300 miners in our ...

Wyoming and Montana Defend Commerce in Coal Port Lawsuit

The two states argue that the State of Washington's discriminatory policies against the coal industry are continuing, and only the Supreme Court of the ...

1100 Alabama Coal Miners Enter Second Week of Strike for Better Wages and Benefits
Democracy Now!

In Alabama, 1,100 coal miners have entered the second month of their strike against the Warrior Met Coal company. Six years ago, the miners ...

Two controversial Appalachian Power rate hike requests are back before the W.Va. PSC

Coal miners and coal officials are fighting to keep the Mitchell plant online, but don't look for carbon capture to save the day. "We believe this is a ...

Polish miners, power workers, protest shift away from coal
Seattle Times

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Some four thousand Polish coal mining and power workers protested in Warsaw Wednesday against the gradual phasing ...

West Virginia audit: Mine reclamation fund needs oversight
Associated Press

“West Virginia's coal mining reclamation program will continue to require hundreds of millions of dollars to reclaim permit sites in accordance with ...

'Coal Communities Comeback' plan gets another shot
West Virginia MetroNews

The 'Coal Communities Comeback' is making a comeback. The proposal to examine how to help faltering West Virginia communities thrive was ...

China considers price controls on surging coal market - Bloomberg

A coal-burning power plant can be seen behind a factory in the city of Baotou, in China's Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, October 31, 2010.

Striking Alabama coal miners say they are targets for picket line violence

In a statement, Warrior Met Coal said it was granted a court-ordered injunction to maintain a safe environment for its employees, “including those actively ...

EIA coal production forecast up 11.3% on year to 600 million st: STEO
S&P Global

Coal exports for 2021 were projected to total 80.6 million st, up 16.6% from the previous year's exports. Export expectations hit a three-month high.

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