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Coal mine accident in eastern China leaves 22 trapped

The incident "has nothing to do with workers' operations," an official with the Shandong Coal Mine SafetySupervision Bureau told the Associated ...

US assistant secretary of MSHA to speak at Gillette College conference
Gillette News Record

The assistant secretary for Mine Safety and Health at the U.S. Department of Labor will speak at a Fall Freeze Safety Conference at Gillette College on ...

Mach Mining Case Could Clarify Inspection Rules Across Sector
Bloomberg Environment

... an issue all coal mine companies deal with—just how much detail is required for adequate record keeping when conducting mine safety exams.

Mercer ATV trails shutting down due to coal operation startup
Bluefield Daily Telegraph

Puckett said he welcomed the potential coal mining jobs, but also empathized with the many small businesses that opened up to provide lodging and ...

National Coal Council Approves Export Report
The Waterways Journal

Deploy advanced coal mining and processing technologies to reduce production ... Enhance U.S. coal mining operations with export potential in both ...

FirstEnergy West Virginia coal plant staves off 2019 deactivation
Utility Dive

FirstEnergy announced last week that it will not shutter its 1,300 MW coal-fired Pleasants Power Station in West Virginia next year as previously ...

Coal Is Not A Commodity. It's A Core Value To Appalachian Communities

As a reporter, I've covered extensively coal and its economic and environmental significance. Ditto for natural gas, which is gushing at the seams in ...

Japan presents opportunities for burning PRB coal
Gillette News Record

Japan presents opportunities for burning PRB coal ... Japanese power companies are looking for cleaner sources of coal and the Powder River Basin ...

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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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