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Report: Kentucky needs $1 billion to clean up old coal mines

In its conclusion, the report says the U.S. Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement should require state regulatory agencies evaluate ...

Report: Appalachian states face billions in mining cleanup
Bluefield Daily Telegraph

Reclamation of coal sites typically includes improving the environment and reversing the damages of surface and underground mining. As the coal ...

MSHA fingers coal company for lack of underground haulage policies in final report on January ...
Charleston Gazette-Mail

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Czech talks with Poland over disputed Turow coal mine inch forward

... Court of Justice in February, has opened a dragging dispute between the central European allies, hitting at the environmental costs of coal mining.

US coal production plummeting again
Houston Chronicle

That resulted in almost 800 lost coal mining jobs, leaving the industry at a little under 53,000 workers. The drop came as U.S. coal consumption fell 15 ...

Workers on 'War Footing' to Get India Coal Plant Operating
POWER magazine

Shipments of coal from Coal India Ltd., the state-owned coal mining and refinery group considered the world's largest coal producer, reached a ...

Black lung, a scourge of the past, still plagues Illinois mines
Energy News Network

“I thought it was something that happened in the times of Émile Zola” — whose 1885 book “Germinal” chronicled the horrors of France's coal industry.

Metallurgical Coal Market Business Opportunities, Challenges, Drivers and Restraint Research ...
The Courier

The research offers an extensive analysis of key players active in the global Metallurgical Coal industry. Detailed analysis on operating business ...

Amid a statewide coal ash crisis, Indiana residents demand complete cleanup at lakeside plant
Energy News Network

Northwest Indiana residents and advocacy groups want a full removal of ash at a Michigan City coal plant, where an aging steel seawall is all that ...

In 2020, US coal production fell to its lowest level since 1965

U.S. coal exports were 26% lower in 2020 than they were in 2019. The COVID-19 pandemic slowed global demand for coal, and some U.S. coal mines ...

German auction agrees terms to close over 2100 MW of coal power

FRANKFURT, July 14 (Reuters) - Germany has agreed terms with utilities to close down more than 2,100 megawatts (MW) of coal-fired power ...

Death of coal mine worker tied to operator's failures
Associated Press

The mine is run by Aracoma Coal Co. Inc. in southern Logan County. Lafferty died on Feb. 21 after sustaining injuries in a Jan. 22 crash. He was injured ...

TVA is planning to retire coal plants, what's next?
Clean Energy News

While these coal plant retirements are an important step toward decarbonization, it is imperative to note zero-coal is not the same as zero-carbon. Below ...

Coal and Coke Export in January-May 2021

According to the RF Federal Customs Service, in January-May 2021 Russia exported 81.5 mn tons of coal, up 12.8% year-on-year. In terms of value, ...

Cabinet approves pact with Russia on cooperation for coking coal
Economic Times

Around 85 per cent of India's coking coal demand is met through imports. The cooperation with Russia will help India reduce its dependence on far- ...

Trade Review: No peak in sight for met coal prices as supply continues to tighten
S&P Global

For premium hard coking coal, Q2 was marked by strong underlying demand from ex-China buyers and tightening supply. Platts observed a sharp 279% ...

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