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After failed drug tests, some miners lose hope
Beckley Register-Herald

Some of the coal miners – they never hear from them. The people at the West Virginia Office of Miners' Health, Safety and Training don't know whether ...

Keeping miners safe
The Review

What troubled the PERD is that the state mine safety agency was unable to explain why the injury rate has gone up. According to the report presented ...

Northwestern Colorado town caught in the middle of coal debate
Colorado Springs Gazette

President Trump and the EPA say the rule will help keep the coal industry economically viable. Statewide coal production did increase in 2017, ...

Major Japanese banks, traders tighten coal policy
The Australian Financial Review

... generation and would limit support to "high-efficiency" generation which helped reduce emissions including through carbon capture and storage.

Safer Direction? Top Mine Regulator Addresses Concerns About Dust And Deaths In Coal

As President Trump attempts to revive the struggling coal industry, the administration's top regulator for mine safety used a recent lecture at West ...

Peabody Energy to buy Alabama coal mine for $400 million

Peabody Energy was one of the many coal miners that went down due to the commodity prices crash that began two years ago. It emerged from ...

The Western US's Largest Coal Plant Faces New Threat — No Buyers
The Daily Caller

The Interior Department partnered with the coal miners union and Peabody Energy, which operates the nearby Kayenta mine, to keep NGS from ...

Study evaluates impact of coal on economy
White Mountain Independent

He said potash could generate 750-1,000 jobs that offer similar compensation to the coal industry. But since potash prices plummeted some years ...

Local companies adapt to changing coal markets
The Sheridan Press

The challenges facing Wyoming, though, exist on a smaller scale as well, with individual businesses that have relied on the coal industry having to ...

Mont., Wyo. Defend DOI Order Lifting Coal Leasing Ban

... ended the federal coal leasing moratorium as part of a package of “desperate efforts” to revitalize what she characterized as a dying coal industry.

Colstrip coal-fired plant back to full operation
KXLF Butte News

COLSTRIP, Mont. – The Colstrip Power Plant is back to full operation after emission standards violations shut down part of the plant in July.

Met coal optimistic but realistic about the future
Pittsburgh Business Times

Corsa Coal, which is based in Canonsburg, opened two met coal mines over the past two years and plans to open two others, all near Somerset.

Coal, gas industry reps ask lawmakers to leave severance taxes unchanged
Williamson Daily News

Coal and natural gas industry representatives urged lawmakers during September interim meetings to either lower or not raise severance taxes.

Germany's Move to Scrap Coal Will Cost Taxpayers

Chancellor Angela Merkel's plan to close Germany's remaining coal-fired power stations will drive up subsidies for regions that mine the commodity, ...

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