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Coal workers diagnosed with black lung could lose federal assistance due to 'Congressional inaction'
New York Daily News

The estimated 25,000 retired coal miners battling health issues associated with the job are facing depleted benefits should the Trump administration ...

Scientists turn carbon dioxide back into coal

The United Nations' Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change considers carbon capture and storage separately to other, more controversial ...

Mass Attorney General Calls For EPA To Withdraw Proposal For New Coal-Powered Plants

The agency determined that partial carbon capture and storage—removing some carbon dioxide from the plant's smokestack and storing it ...

Komatsu tech dies in New Mexico mine accident
Elko Daily Free Press

A man died in a mining accident March 6 at Freeport-McMoRan's Tyrone Mine in New Mexico, the Mine Safety and Health Administration reported.

Hear the new EPA chief Andrew Wheeler on cars, coal and climate
Minnesota Public Radio News

Wheeler is a former coal industry lobbyist. They spoke at the Bloomberg New Energy Finance Summit in San Francisco in February. "It's not the job of ...

Investors predict "start of the end" of coal in Asia

But Tim Buckley, an energy analyst, argues that Japanese investors are central to the coal industry's overall plan for the future. Once they go, Buckley ...

Miners eye lucrative prospects in coking coal
Jakarta Post

Coal miners are looking to boost coking coal production in line with projected growth in the steel industry and the construction and manufacturing ...

Will Europe Really Quit Coal?
Energy Reporters

Trump may champion coal miners, but markets want gas. No doubt the United States would have produced a lot more coal in the last ten years without ...

Coal to Liquid Fuel Market Share, Supply, Demand 2019-2025
EIN News (press release)

... to be ultra-clean, sulfur-free, low in particulates, causes low CO2, oxides, and nitrogen emissions through Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS).

2020 budget proposes to maintain OSHA funding
Business Insurance

The Mine Safety and Health Administration's personnel will stay flat, according to the proposed budget, with mine safety and health enforcement ...

West Virginia awarded $35 million in mine reclamation grants

... Reclamation and Enforcement has awarded $35,754,311 to West Virginia to help clean up environmental hazards created by past coal mining.

First deep coal mine since 1980s approved
The Times

The coal-mining industry in Britain was producing 128 million tonnes a year in 1981. Coking coal is typically used by steelworks and reserves mined in ...

Engro powers up 660 MW coal-fired plant in Pakistan
International Mining (press release)

The EPTL power plant will use 3.8 Mt/y of coal supplied by Sindh Engro Coal Mining Co's open-pit mine, with both projects set to achieve commercial ...

Report: Powder River Basin faces increasing risk from coal decline
Billings Gazette

CASPER, Wyo. — A new study from the Institute of Energy Economics and Financial Analysis, a think tank advocating a transition away from fossil ...

US Labor Secretary Tours Wyoming Coal Mines
Flathead Beacon

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — U.S. Secretary of Labor Alexander Acosta is in Wyoming to tour coal mines. Acosta is the host of Republican U.S. Sen. Mike Enzi ...

Coaltrans Cairo: Coal is not phased out in the Middle East
World Coal

Instead, despite competitive pressure from gas and renewables, coal will supply up to 12% of power needed in some Gulf countries by 2050, ...

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