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Lights go out for German coal miners as last pit shuts
Financial Times

The door slams shut and the pit cage begins its rapid descent, building speed until it hurtles down the mine shaft at a rate of 12 metres every second.

Coal miners Christmas

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Who Is Caring For The Health And Safety Of Coal Miners?
WAMU 88.5

A multi-year investigation published by Frontline and NPR reached devastating conclusions about the outbreak of advanced black lung disease ...

Incidents of black lung vastly under-reported in US Appalachia — NPR

An epidemic is killing thousands of coal miners, and regulators could have stopped it, according to a joint National Public Radio (NPR) and PBS ...

In Nebraska, a unique carbon-capture concept has a lot of unknowns
Energy News Network

The state's largest utility is teaming up with a Finnish company to explore using hydrogen to make methanol. A Nebraska utility, finding itself with a ...

Jarrett: EPA proposal could cut coal emissions and boost fuel diversity
Farmington Daily Times

Recently, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) revised an Obama administration mandate for the use of carbon capture and storage (CCS) in ...

Coal may be dying in the US, but coal demand is on the rise globally
Ars Technica

In a summary of its report, the IEA argues that the relative stability of coal on a global scale demonstrates the imperative for Carbon Capture, Utilization ...

EPA Pushes for More Coal-Fired Power Under the Trump Administration

... be able to emit and could potentially rescind the requirement for new coal plants to install carbon capturetechnologies—a method Wheeler believed ...

OIG reports highlight obstacles for OSHA, MSHA
Safety+Health magazine

Among OIG's concerns for the Mine Safety and Health Administration is that the agency “lacks a consistent approach to logging, assessing and ...

Investors push power companies to end coal use by 2030
Financial Times

Investors overseeing more than $11tn in assets, including Schroders, Legal & General Investment Management and two of the biggest US pension ...

King Coal isn't dead—he's just been exiled from the US
Ars Technica

In the US, coal is decidedly on the decline despite the current administration's attempts to save it. US coalplant retirements doubled in 2018, and ...

Coal is Australia's most valuable export in 2018
The Sydney Morning Herald

Coal will replace iron ore as Australia's most valuable export this financial year as supply concerns lead to a steep price rise for the core commodity.

Weekly US coal production jumps to 15-week high: EIA
S&P Global Platts

Weekly US coal production reached an estimated 15-week high of 15.48 million st in the week that ended December 15, up 3% from a week earlier ...

A Coal miner Christmas: Bear Run Mine employees help out nearly 70 kids

The Bear Run Min was nationally recognized this year for its generosity to the community by the federal Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and ...

Murray Energy offers signing bonuses to new western Kentucky mine employees
S&P Global Platts

... roof bolters, shuttle car operators, face scoop operators and underground maintenance personnel with underground or surface mining experience.

Bailing Out Coal and Nuclear Plants Is Misguided
POWER magazine (blog)

Now, as the coal industry declines and those areas struggle, the Trump administration wants to use taxpayer money to save coal and nuclear power ...

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