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MSHA weighs in on spring start-up
Pit & Quarry magazine

Safety professionals from the Mine Safety & Health Administration (MSHA) participate each year in Spring Thaw training workshops to increase ...

Not so fast, House Republicans say about OSHA emergency temporary standard on COVID-19
Safety+Health magazine

21 directed OSHA and the Mine Safety and Health Administration to consider ETSs related to COVID-19 and, if determined to be necessary, issue ...

Government policies, economics creating market for carbon capture: Exxon CEO

(Reuters) - Improving economics and government policies are creating opportunities for carbon capture and storage, Exxon Mobil Chief Executive ...

Blackjewel's bankruptcy is a harbinger of trouble ahead for the plummeting coal industry
Courier Journal

“There just is not the capital left in the coal industry to satisfy all the remaining outstanding reclamation obligations,” said Peter Morgan, a Sierra Club ...

Institutional Investors Hold US$1.03 Trillion Investments In Coal

The biggest lenders to the coal industry are Japanese banks Mizuho with US$22 billion in loans provided in the past two years, Sumitomo Mitsui ...

EU probes Germany's move to pay for coal plant closures
Minneapolis Star Tribune

Many of the plants use lignite, a particularly polluting coal mined in Germany. "Our role is to safeguard competition by making sure that the compensation ...

Governor of top coal-mining state sets carbon-negative goal
East Oregonian

(AP) — The governor of Wyoming, the top coal-mining state in the nation, announced a goal Tuesday to capture more carbon dioxide than the state ...

Power rationing in China is unrelated to Australian coal embargo
East Asia Forum

Rationing in Zhejiang, Jiangxi and Hunan provinces raised speculation that coal supply may be impacted by the central government blacklisting ...

China's coal consumption set to rise in 2021 despite Beijing's carbon neutral goal
South China Morning Post

... The China National Coal Association said on Wednesday China's coal output would increase in 2021 after it churned out 3.84 billion tonnes of coal ...

China's coal consumption seen rising in 2021, imports steady

China, the world's biggest coal consumer, saw overall consumption of the fossil fuel increase by 0.6% in 2020 from a year earlier to around 4.04 billion ...

Ukrainian miners produced 2.56M tonnes of coal in February
Ukrinform. Ukraine and world news

... tonnes of coal, which is 19% higher than the production plan, the Coal Miners Union of Ukraine reported with a reference to the Energy Ministry.

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