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UMWA leader reflects on strides in mine safety as 50th anniversary of Farmington disaster nears
West Virginia MetroNews

“The CMHSA was created to protect the coal miners and force the coal operators to provide us with a safe place to work. That is their job, and we have ...

Malawi importing 65000 tons of coal per year
The Maravi Post

where mining is done without more information on continuity and tonnage. The efforts being undertaken by the local coal miners such as Mean Jalawe ...

Carroll Technologies promotes one-stop-shop approach at mine safetyconference
Mining Technology

Staff from Carroll Technologies were on hand to meet the 400-plus attendees at the Southeastern Mine Conference in Birmingham Alabama earlier ...

Montana mines more coal, despite tough economy
Billings Gazette

Montana coal mining was on a 2 million-ton upswing through the first three quarters of the year, despite a challenging economy. Coal production ...

Global Coal Demand Increased In 2017

From 2015-2017, 35 major banks that BankTrack followed had financed $52 billion for coal mining and $94 billion for coal electricity projects.

Entergy to phase out two coal-fired plants in Arkansas
Arkansas Online

Entergy Arkansas plans to stop burning coal at the state's two largest coal-fired power plants and close one fueled by natural gas by 2030. In the ...

Africa and the Arab world are key to a clean-coal alliance
The Arab Weekly

JOHANNESBURG - Sharing technology on clean coal, Polish Deputy Foreign Minister Marek Magierowski says, “lies at the heart of our relations with ...

Mongolia's coal exports in first 10 months up 10 pct

ULAN BATOR, Nov. 17 (Xinhua) -- Mongolia's coal exports in the first ten months of the year totaled 31.3 million tons, up 10 percent year on year, ...

China to offer financial support to improve coal mine safety

BEIJING: * China will offer financial support to improve safety at coal mines in 2019-2020, the National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) ...

DOJ urges court to let Blankenship conviction stand
Charleston Gazette-Mail

U.S. Department of Justice lawyers on Friday urged a federal court not to overturn the criminal mine safetyconviction of Don Blankenship, the former ...

Coal output rises 10.4% to 370 MT in April-October
Economic Times

In the current financial year, all-India coal production up to October 2018 has grown by 10.4 per cent and that by Coal India (CIL), by 10.1 per cent, the ...

German coal-fired margins at highest level since 2015 as coal, carbon ease
S&P Global Platts

London — Germany's coal plants are in the midst of a period of improved economic viability, with even the country's oldest, least efficient units back in ...

Electricity: possible closure of coal plants after 2020
The Nation

It will be possible to close the coal plants in France after 2020 as promised by President Emmanuel Macron, as well as the nuclear power plant in ...

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