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Coal Is Set to Roar Back, and So Are Its Climate Risks
The New York Times

To slow down climate change, new coal projects need to end. A global forecast this week shows demand rising sharply.

Funding in the package: Manchin: W.Va. road projects will be in infrastructure bill
Bluefield Daily Telegraph

WASHINGTON — Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., said Wednesday funding for King Coal Highway, the Coalfields Expressway and other vital road ...

Australia ends China deals on national interest grounds
Bluefield Daily Telegraph

China imposed formal and informal trade restrictions on some Australian exports last year including coal, barley, beef, wine, cotton, lobsters and wood.

Coal miners union presses for first wind and solar jobs for displaced miners
WOWK 13 News

... the state is to be within $14 billion dollars today and you know that's still a huge percentage,” said Chris Hamilton, West Virginia Coal Association.

Vale moves to exit coal business
Argus Media

In its first step to exit the coal business, Brazilian mining firm Vale will acquire all stakes held by Japanese trading house Mitsui in the Moatize coal ...

Manchin Backs Pro-Union Legislation and Incentives for Coal Communities
Wheeling Intelligencer

Va., sat down Monday with United Mine Workers of America President Cecil Roberts to discuss a path forward for coal states like West Virginia, ...

China Shenhua says Australian state to buy out coal mine permit for $77 mln

Shenhua Watermark Coal said on Wednesday the New South Wales government in Australia agreed to buy out its exploration permit for the ...

Weekly US coal carrier departures total 40, reaching eight-week high: cFlow
S&P Global

Houston — Weekly US coal ship departures totaled 40 in the week ended April 17, up eight from the previous week and up six the year-ago week, ...

State seeks proposals for $10 million in 2021 abandoned mine land pilot program grants
The Lane Report

... AML for projects in Appalachian counties with historic coal mining sites that will create long-term economic benefits, Gov. Andy Beshear announced.

Australia plans to spend $417 M on hydrogen, carbon capture
Seattle Times

Prime Minister Scott Morrison said the money to be spent on building new hydrogen-producing hubs and carbon capture technologies would create ...

Column: The stampede to exit coal is a worrying harbinger for LNG

South32 is one of several major coal miners seeking to exit a business that has become increasingly problematic amid action by environmental ...

ENVIRONMENT: US to pressure coal-burning nations
... recent mandate of former Republican President Donald Trump, abandoned the Paris climate accord by declaring itself champion of the coal miners, ...

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