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Lawmakers propose bill aimed to help retired coal miners

Despite President Trump's affinity for coal, coal miners and their families face an uncertain future, especially retired coal miners, whose pensions are ...

Coal miners' pensions drying up as former companies go bankrupt

Coal miners and their families are facing an uncertain future...especially retired miners, whose pensions are drying up as their former companies go ...

American Miners Act of 2019 needs to become law
WV News

Retired coal miners' health care pensions and black lung benefits “are on the chopping block again,” U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., said during last ...

Editorial: WV coal industry's future lies in met coal
Huntington Herald Dispatch

It has long been obvious that the coal industry is in decline as the market for coal used in power plants drops. Cheap natural gas, the rise of renewable ...

Troubled Wyoming coal producer trims salaried positions
Fairfield Sun Times

The ongoing pressures on Cloud Peak, and others in the coal industry, are the reduced number of customers to buy their coal, the cheap competition ...

Australia's coal future under threat as more changes hit fossil fuels globally
Hellenic Shipping News Worldwide

Two disparate decisions from opposite corners of the world have sounded warnings for the future of Australia's coal industry. Key points: Germany ...

Peabody Mines Receive Safety Award
County 17

Peabody's North Complex, which includes Caballo and Rawhide mines, recently received the President's Award for the best U.S. surface mine safety ...

Coal-to-Gas route vital to power India
Economic Times (blog)

Germany intends to do away with burning coal to produce power, to stem carbon emissions, by 2038 at the latest. The plan there is to boost use of ...

Global coal phase-out raises difficult questions for nuclear-averse post-Fukushima Japan
The Japan Times

Concern about climate change has led to a global shift away from using carbon-emitting coal for electricity, but in post-Fukushima Japan, where ...

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The West Virginia Coal Forum was created in 1986 under the auspices of the Mine Safety & Technical Review Committee and at the direction of the West Virginia Legislative Committee on Coal Mining. This body was created to establish a forum for the coal industry to jointly resolve or develop technical and other issues impacting the industry, particularly those issues of an economic nature, or of major significance to the coal industry. The Forum also provides a means for management and labor leaders to develop joint legislative issues and programs and to promote the coal industry.

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