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At hearing, witnesses urge quicker response to black lung
Williamson Daily News

The disease, also called coal workers' pneumoconiosis, is caused by inhaling coal and silica dust both at underground and surface mines.

Kenya court stops building of coal plant in heritage site
Bluefield Daily Telegraph

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — A Kenyan environmental tribunal Wednesday blocked the construction of a government-backed coal power plant in Lamu ...

As a Louisville coal-fired plant comes tumbling down, can coalpower be far behind?
Courier Journal

When the six smokestacks of the Cane Run Generating Station came tumbling down in a cloud of dust this month, imploded by its utility owner, nearby ...

Asia's coal developers feeling left out by cold shoulder from banks

NUSA DUA, Indonesia (Reuters) - Developers of coal mines and coal-fired power plants in Asia are facing difficulties growing their businesses as ...

Slow pace of reforms spurring higher coal imports by Indian utilities
Yahoo Finance

By Sudarshan Varadhan. NEW DELHI (Reuters) - Coal imports by Indian utilities are surging after the government failed to open the industry to ...

Japan's Itochu completes study, confirms investment in Canada's Tenas met coalproject
S&P Global

The Tenas metallurgical coal mine's salable production of 750,000 mt/year is expected to be mid-volatile semi-soft coking coal, which will be to the ...

Column: Asia's thermal coal trade faces threats, with LNG the silent assassin

Australia, the world's second-biggest coal exporter behind Indonesia, is also becoming a harder place for coal miners to do business, notwithstanding ...

President eases restrictions on coal-fired power plants

J.B. Pritzker has said in the past that he wants to switch to all renewables by 2050 while also taking care of coal miners that could lose their jobs.

New Economic Data Show Appalachia's Struggles Amid Coal's Decline
Ohio Valley ReSource

... out that many of the places moving in a negative direction or stuck in the lowest categories are those affected by the downturn in the coal industry.

What they are saying about EPA's affordable clean energy rule?
World Coal

... the energy industry by reversing the Obama-era CPP, which was killing jobs, strangling our economy, and slowly destroying our coal industry.

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