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Three coal miners die in Poland after quake

WARSAW (Reuters) - Three miners died after a tremor on Monday at a Polish coal mine owned by mining group PGG, the company said, in the ...

Chris Hamliton: Coal-to-liquids plant offers a positive for state
Huntington Herald Dispatch

While I agree we must diversify our economy, there are so many opportunities for expanded usage of our fossil resources, chiefly coal and natural gas.

Union leaders call for new MSHA silica standard
Safety+Health magazine

One study, released by the University of Illinois at Chicago in May 2018, found that more than 4,600 coal miners have developed the most severe form ...

Ukraine produced over 2.7 mln tonnes of coal in June
Ukrinform. Ukraine and world news

This was reported by the Coal Miners Union of Ukraine with a reference to the data provided by the Energy and Coal Industry Ministry. "In June 2019 ...

Australia sees gold overtaking thermal coal as export earner

MELBOURNE, July 1 (Reuters) - Australia expects gold to overtake thermal coal as its fourth-largest export earner in the coming financial year as coal ...

Chile Presents a Coal Exit Plan
POWER magazine

Chile, a country that relied on coal for about two-fifths of its power generation in 2016, in June announced it would mothball eight coal plants, totaling ...

Operator of major Wyoming coal mines files for Chapter 11
Houston Chronicle

GILLETTE, Wyo. (AP) — Another large Wyoming coal producer has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy. Blackjewel LLC operates the Eagle Butte and ...

EPA expects coal decline to continue under ACE
E&E News

If the Affordable Clean Energy rule was supposed to save coal, America's miners may want to find a new rescue boat.

EPA proposes approval for Georgia coal ash disposal program
Waste Today Magazine

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has proposed approving Georgia's permit program for the disposal of coal combustion residuals ...

Bevin: 'I'll return coal severance'
Appalachian News-Express

Bevin announced that he would give 100 percent of Kentucky's coal severance dollars to coal counties in the 2020-2021 state budget if elected, ...

Local officials respond to the 100% return of coal severance taxes

(WYMT) - Local judge executives were in high spirits Friday, after Governor Matt Bevin announced that 100% of coal severance dollars will be given ...

China resumes coal power plant construction
The Advertiser

China resumes coal power plant construction ... by Sky News shows the construction of nearly half of all cancelled or postponed coal power plants .

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