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America's Coal Country Isn't Dead — It's Preparing for a Comeback
Bloomberg Australia-NZ

The nation's largest coal producers are now hoarding cash to weather what they see as an impermanent storm. By. Will Wade. February 20, 2020 ...

Global Precious Metals Snapshot: Eight companies advancing projects
The Northern Miner

This resource features open pit and underground components with the surface mining material divided into high-grade and low-grade portions.

$500 million coal mine announced for Tuscaloosa County

Warrior Met Coal plans to develop a new $500 million underground coal mining facility in northern Tuscaloosa County over the next five years, ...

Bloomberg Brags About Coal Plant Closures, Likely Put Thousands Out of Work
Washington Free Beacon

The coal mining industry and employment in coal-fired plants have both taken substantial hits in recent years. According to the most recent data from ...

IRS unveils rules that could end delay of carbon-capture projects

WASHINGTON — A delay in getting new carbon-capture projects under construction appeared to move closer to an end Wednesday when the IRS ...

Tribune editorial: State can't ignore coal warning signs
Bismarck Tribune

There are efforts underway to help the coal industry deal with the changing times. The North Dakota Lignite Council created the Lignite Vision 21 ...

EPA proposes additional rollback to Obama-era coal ash regulation
The Hill

The EPA's proposal would ease regulations for the liners that coat the bottom of coal ash pits in order to stop the cancer-linked substance from leaking ...

UPDATE 1-Whitehaven H1 profit plunges on soft coal prices, shares hit 3-year low

MELBOURNE Feb 20 (Reuters) - Australia's Whitehaven Coal posted a 91% plunge in first-half profit on Thursday due to weak thermal coal prices and ...

Montana regulators shield power company's coal contract
Washington Times

HELENA, Mont. (AP) - Utility regulators have agreed to shield details of a coal supply contract for the Colstrip Power Plant in southeastern Montana for ...

COLUMN-Coal-fired power is losing 'unfair fight' in India to renewables: Russell

Coal is in an "unfair fight" and is increasingly losing, said Tim Buckley, ... India added 106 gigawatts (GW) of new coal-fired capacity in the seven years ...

India to stop importing coal from fiscal 2023-2024
Hellenic Shipping News Worldwide

India is aiming become self-sufficient in thermal coal from financial year 2023-2024, said Pralhad Joshi, the Union Minister of Coal and Mines Tuesday ...

US weekly coal carloads fall to seven-week low: AAR
S&P Global

Houston — US coal carloads were at a seven-week low 63,045 in the week ended February 15, down 3% from 64,996 a week earlier and 21.4% ...

South Korea urged to exit coal by 2029 to stick to Paris climate agreement
Climate Home
Climate Analytics research group calls on Seoul to phase out existing coal-fired power plants, stop new construction and halt funds for coal projects in ...

US coal mining employment hits new low at end of 2019, may go lower in 2020
S&P Global

U.S. coal mining employment hit a new low in the fourth quarter of 2019 as export demand withered away, leaving miners to return to a domestic ...

Poland's miners protest coal imports seen as threat to jobs

A few hundred miners with trade union flags in the southern coal mining region town of Slawkow also planted devices on the tracks that looked like ...

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