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Miners deserve better protection
Toledo Blade

Many of the men who toiled until they could toil no more in some of the worst American working conditions to power this country — coal miners ...

West Virginia's Trying to Revive Coal, but One Miner Isn't Convinced

West Virginia is dangling tax incentives for coal miners in an attempt to revive operations in the heart of Coal Country. At least one miner, Contura ...

Ukraine produced almost 2.7 mln tonnes of coal in March
Hellenic Shipping News Worldwide

In March 2019, Ukraine produced almost 2.7 million tonnes of coal, which is 4% more than planned. This was reported by the Coal Miners Union of ...

Global coal handling equipment market in the mining industry 2019-2023
World Coal

Coal mining has traditionally been a labour-intensive industry. However, growing competitiveness in the renewable energy sector and the emergence ...

Advanced black lung cases surge in Southwest Virginia, clinics say
WJHL-TV News Channel 11

LEE COUNTY (WJHL) - A potentially deadly disease among coal miners is surging in Southwest Virginia and experts say new regulations could play a ...

SKorean ship detained for allegedly providing oil to NKorea
Bluefield Daily Telegraph

South Korea is detaining three foreign vessels for illegally providing oil to North Korea or transporting North Korea-produced coal. Both officials spoke ...

BME wins coal mine contract in Alaska

Blasting specialist BME USA has been awarded a contract by Usibelli Coal Mine (UCM) in Alaska to supply explosive products and accessories.

North Korea coal exports on the move, satellite images show

SEOUL, April 2 (UPI) -- North Korea coal may have been moving across the country's border with China and Russia, according to North Korea ...

Federal judge blocks potential path to viability for 2.3 GW Navajo coal plant
Utility Dive

On Sunday, an Arizona federal judge granted a motion to dismiss a lawsuit that sought to force a state water agency to buy coal-fired electricity.

Editorial: Murray's move to metallurgical coal signals industry change
Huntington Herald Dispatch

Last week, Murray Energy Corp., which is based in St. Clairsville, Ohio, announced it was the successful bidder for three met coal mine complexes in ...

Report on French coal power shutdown expected soon -minister
Thomson Reuters Foundation

PARIS, April 1 (Reuters) - French power grid operator RTE is poised to publish a report that is expected to lay out a possible roadmap for shutting ...

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