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Presidential hopeful John Delaney seeks carbon emissions fee
Bluefield Daily Telegraph
The Green New Deal has been introduced in Congress and seeks to shift the U.S. away from fossil fuels such as oil and coal and replace them with ...

Virginia Recognizes 20 Mines, Nine Miners for Excellence in Worker Safety
Occupational Health and Safety

... of visiting these sites, talking with miners and training the workforce in an effort to ensure all coal minersreturn home safely at the end of their shifts.”.

US says Trump coal moves hasten but don't increase emissions
Daily Mail

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) - The Trump administration's decision to lift a moratorium on coal sales from public lands could hasten the release of more than ...

John Farrell: Let's look more closely at the Xcel deal on closing coal plants Press

... has been shown –– in a recent study of Minnesota's grid –– to largely erase the greenhouse gas emission gains of switching from coal to gas.

Coal market to decline, BHP says
Kallanish Energy

Thermal coal demand is expected to soon plateau and then decline, according to Australian mining giant BHP, Kallanish Energy learns. CFO Peter ...

Coal mining job fair May 30 in Pike County

PIKEVILLE, Ky. (WTVQ) – Wellmore Energy's Coal Division is holding a job fair May 30 as the company looks to fill surface and underground mining ...

Innovative Uses for Coal Detailed in Report to US Secretary of Energy

Ramaco is partnering with some of the nation's brightest minds to build the nation's first integrated coal mining, research and advanced manufacturing ...

Trump Admin Says Resuming Coal Sales On Public Lands Won't Increase Climate Emissions
Colorado Public Radio

The Trump administration's decision to lift a moratorium on coal sales from public lands could hasten the release of more than 5 billion tons of ...

Merkel Cabinet Approves $45 Billion in Aid for Coal Regions
Yahoo News

As many as 60,000 jobs are linked to coal mining and power generation. The government is “keeping it's promise” to switch the regions' fossil-fuel ...

Finding New Opportunity For Old Coal-Fired Power Plant Sites

The coal plant in Shamokin Dam, Pennsylvania, is a local landmark that delivered electricity to this region for more than six decades. It closed in 2014 ...

BHP could exit thermal coal — analysts
Financial Times

BHP Group could follow its rival Anglo-Australian miner Rio Tinto and exit thermal coal, according to analysts. In a recent strategy update, which ...

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