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Editorial: Long-term solution needed for reclaiming abandoned mine lands
Williamson Daily News

... last week urging the federal government to allocate $8 billion to the state to reclaim forfeited mine sites and support struggling coal communities.

Kentucky needs $1 billion to clean up old coal mines, report finds
Lexington Herald Leader

But the failure of Blackjewel in Kentucky “can be a bit of a warning to the other states,” especially as the coal industry continues to decline, causing ...

Shell Sees Opportunity as Carbon Capture Market Evolves

Today energy companies -- with the help of government subsidies -- are looking to scale up carbon capture and storage technology, not just to bury ...

Czech talks with Poland over disputed Turow coal mine inch forward

... has opened a dragging dispute between the central European allies, hitting at the environmental costs of coal mining. read more. The Czechs have ...

MC Mining suspends coal mining operations due to civil unrest in South Africa
Stock Market Wire

MC Mining suspends coal mining operations due to civil unrest in South Africa. 13 July 2021 | 13:25pm. - MC Mining has ...

Contract coal miners face longer hours, higher risk than full-time peers
Energy News Network

Foresight Energy, the state's largest coal mining company, has never had unions in its mines. If direct hires were unionized, the union would likely fight ...

Report suggests coal should not be extracted, burnt if 'disastrous climate change' is to be avoided
Creamer Media's Mining Weekly

At the same time, many communities heavily depend on coal mining for their livelihoods. Wilde-Ramsing stresses that these people “cannot be left ...

Ohio consumer watchdog asks regulators to revisit coal plant bailouts
Ohio Capital Journal

“This case is about consumers, and the two old coal plants would probably have closed long ago if shareholders had to pay for the plants' losses,” ...

UPDATE 2-China's June coal imports soar to highest so far in 2021

(Adds graphic). BEIJING, July 13 (Reuters) - China's coal imports in June rose 35% from a month earlier to their highest level in 2021, driven by robust ...

1.98-GW India coal-fired plant ready to enter operations by August
Power Engineering Magazine

All three units of a massive new coal-fired power plant in India should be operational by the end of this month. Talwandi Sabo Power Ltd, part of ...

Adani boosting coal assets despite vow to be carbon neutral

The Adani Group is doubling its coal-fired power capacity to 24 gigawatts, plans to own, develop or operate new coal mines with a combined capacity ...

If TVA retires Kingston plant, community and workers must insist they are protected | Opinion
Knoxville News Sentinel

As the wife of a Kingston coal ash cleanup worker, I have an opinion that I want the Tennessee Valley Authority and the public to hear. Unfortunately ...

AES Corporation, Chile agree to retire more than 1 GW of coal generation
Daily Energy Insider

In an agreement reached between the government of Chile and the AES Corporation, AES was given the go-ahead to close 1,097 MW of coal ...

NIOSH to offer free health screenings for coal miners
Safety+Health magazine

Washington — NIOSH has planned a series of free, confidential health screenings for current and former coal miners via the agency's Coal Workers' ...

MSHA issues final report on Logan County mine fatality
West Virginia MetroNews

The U.S. Mine Safety and Health Administration this week issued a final report on the accident from January 22nd at the Davy Branch Mine near ...

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