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Blackhawk Mines announces layoffs in Logan, Mingo counties
Williamson Daily News

CHARLESTON — Blackhawk Mining LLC and its subsidiaries announced Tuesday the idling of three underground coal mines and two preparation ...

Federal Agency To Hear Comment On Silica Dust As Black Lung Epidemic Rages
89.3 WFPL News Louisville

At least 10 percent of coal miners with 25 or more years of underground work experience suffer from the disease, a sharp increase from the 1990s.

Manchin, again, urges Senate to pass protections for pensions
West Virginia MetroNews

Manchin previously said 87,000 retired coal miners could lose their pensions if nothing is done by 2022, and 20,000 additional beneficiaries who have ...

Coal mine layoffs prompt emergency job fair in Pikeville

PIKE COUNTY, Ky. (WYMT) - After the recent coal mine layoffs, EKCEP held a rapid response job fair in Pikeville. Coal miners could come in to ask ...

Billy Ray Bibb announces the release of 'A Miner's Family: Memories of Minden, West Virginia'
WOAY NEWSWATCH (press release)

Bibb comes from a long line of West Virginian coal miners. In “A Miner's Family Life: Memories of Minden, West Virginia,” he tells the story of his life ...

TECH NEWS: How to treble your coal production
Mining Review

Coal miners have a future for decades to come. The decision to go with the DoppiaTrac DR400, according to Achary, was an easy one. “The double ...

Coal Inspection and Testing Market to Witness Heightened Revenue Growth During the Forecast ...
The Ukiah Post (press release) (blog)

It is reported that the Global Coal Inspection and Testing market size will increase from USD 41 million in the year 2017 to reach up to USD xxx million ...

Coal Inspection and Testing Market 2019, Trend, CAGR Status, Growth, Analysis and Forecast to ...

Coal Miners; Coal Shippers; Coal Buyers. As far as regions, the global Coal Inspection and Testing market has listed key regions:- North America.

Gaggle Podcast: How the Navajo Generating Station closing foreshadows the future of coal

The Navajo Generating Station closing is a case study for what will be repeated dozens of times across the west: The coal industry has been declining ...

CSX Reports Surprise Earnings Gain Ahead Of Union Pacific, Kansas City Southern
Investor's Business Daily

An economic bellwether, CSX stock has been hurt by weakening demand for coal and steel in many industrial end markets. The coal industry, hit by ...

Metallurgical Coal Market-Industry Growth, Trends, Statistics, Share, Top Manufacturers and 2023 ...
Space Market Research

Metallurgical Coal Industry research report is a meticulous investigation of the current scenario of the Metallurgical Coal global and regional market, ...

Coking Coal Market Forecast, Size, Strategies, Top Vendors, Trends and SWOT Analysis 2024

Production Analysis: SWOT analysis of major key players of Coking Coal industry based on a Strengths, Weaknesses, company's internal & external ...

Penn State researchers receive grant to study mine ventilation
Pennsylvania Business Report

Penn State researchers recently received a five-year, $1.25 million grant from the Center for Disease Control's Office of Mine Safety and Health ...

Fatality Alert: Miner struck by scoop in 18th fatality of 2019
Aggregates Manager (blog)

The Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) issued a Fatality Alert after a miner was struck and killed by a scoop. On Sept. 5, 2019, a ...

County approves coal mining under road
The Messenger

Warrior Coal will get its wish to begin mining under a Hopkins County road. But the Fiscal Court did not give the action unanimous support Tuesday.

India readies policy to attract foreign investment in coal mining
Reuters India

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - India expects to have formulated a policy within the next two weeks to attract foreign investment to its coal mining industry, the ...

Notre Dame embraces renewable energy, cuts coal-fired plant
Daily Press

The University of Notre Dame is shuttering its coal-fired power plant a year ahead of schedule thanks to a sustainable energy plan that's seen the ...

Legislators look at ways to ease sting of coal bankruptcies
Gillette News Record

CASPER — A string of bankruptcies have ravaged Wy ...

Coal generation's share climbs to 2019 high in August at US' Southwestern Public Service
S&P Global

Coal's share of Southwestern Public Service Co.'s generation mix was 27.2% in August, the largest slice of the pie the fuel has achieved in 2019, ...

City Council to vote on plan to have San Antonio off coal reliance by 2050

SAN ANTONIO - The San Antonio City Council will be voting on a set of goals Thursday to have the city be carbon neutral by 2050. Thursday's vote on ...

Reclamation Holds Up Final Steps Of Blackjewel Deal
Wyoming Public Media

Eagle Specialty Materials, LLC (ESM) can't close on its deal to own and operate two Wyoming mines just yet. The affiliate of Ohio-based FM Coal hit a ...

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