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Coal industry loses its first fight for federal coronavirus relief funds
Lexington Herald Leader

A $2 trillion bill to bring economic relief to individuals and industries affected by the coronavirus pandemic will not provide direct assistance to the coal ...

Kentucky plant's end spells doom for struggling coal industry

Kentucky plant's end spells doom for struggling coal industry. Posted: Wed 6:59 AM, Mar 25, 2020. DRAKESBORO, Ky. (AP) — A coal plant in western ...

Guest column: Coal industry worth supporting during coronavirus outbreak
The Mercury

The coal industry is asking for relief to weather the coronavirus pandemic. But the usual critics have launched determined opposition. It doesn't require ...

Government intends to allocate UAH 1.6 bln more for coal industry
Ukrinform. Ukraine and world news

According to the document, the government intends to invest UAH 3.563 billion to restructure the coal industry, while earlier UAH 1.963 billion had ...

More coal mine closures, bankruptcies to come as demand drops during coronavirus pandemic ...
S&P Global

Along with the coronavirus, the coal industry has been challenged by ESG-related issues eroding capital for US coal companies. "Equity and debt ...

Germany: The Coal War
Al Jazeera America

Germany is gradually closing down its coal industry, but will it happen fast enough to meet climate change targets? 26 Mar 2020 08:06 GMT Germany, ...

CSX says leaner operations, more tech will help reduce emissions 37% by 2030
Supply Chain Dive
... largely due to a historically close relationship with the coal industry. A December report from The Atlantic alleged BNSF, CSX, Norfolk Southern and ...

UMWA Wants More Coronavirus Protections For Coal Miners
WKU Public Radio

Ohio Valley Coal Industry Braces As COVID-19 Impacts Electricity Demand, International Exports. By Brittany Patterson & Sydney Boles | Ohio Valley ...

Coal miners told to keep working during pandemic despite close quarters
Energy News Network

ALSO: • The Ohio Valley's coal industry faces major slowdowns as the coronavirus pandemic impacts international exports and electricity demand.

Contractors fear sacking over speaking out on mine safety

Contractors fear sacking over speaking out on mine safety. 20th Mar 2020 5:00 AM | Updated: 6:00 AM Subscriber only. A MORANBAH miner says ...

Blackjewel coal miners reach settlement over lawsuit, needs judge's approval
Casper Star-Tribune Online

The lawsuit alleged the coal operator violated federal labor law by failing to notify or compensate hundreds of workers before suddenly closing down its ...

Millennium loses appeal over coal dock shorelines permit
The Columbian

LONGVIEW — Millennium Bulk Terminal's long-running proposal to build a $680 million coal export dock in Longview was dealt another legal blow ...

US coal exports declined in 2019
Hellenic Shipping News Worldwide

Steam coal is ground into a fine powder that burns quickly at high heat. Power plants use this powder to heat water in boilers, which run steam turbines ...

Russia's Mechel confirms talks to sell coal asset as debt claim relief set to expire

MOSCOW, March 19 (Reuters) - Russian steel and coal producer Mechel confirmed on Thursday it was in talks to sell its flagship Elga coal project, ...

US weekly coal carloads fall to 10-year low: AAR
S&P Global

Coal originations on Canadian railroads -- including the US operations of Canadian National, which serves several mines in the Illinois Basin – were at ...

The world's top banks remain committed to financing fossil fuels
pv magazine USA

Finance to the top-30 coal mining companies declined by 6% between 2016 and 2019, while finance to the top-30 coal power companies shrank by 13 ...

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