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Miners face funding squeeze as green investing surges

Coal miners - especially those extracting thermal coal, burnt to produce electricity - are bearing the brunt of the sustainable investing trend. Norway's ...

SOAR chosen to participate in 2020 Rural Innovation Initiative
The Sentinel-Echo

When the coal industry lost 10,000 workers, we created a software company fueled by the ingenuity and grit of coal miners. We believe that the people ...

North Dakota coal production drops 8% in 2019
Bismarck Tribune

Coal production in North Dakota has held steady over the past decade despite the national decline of the coal industry. “The lignite industry is unique ...

Judge orders feds to reconsider decision to not classify bat species found in WV as endangered
Charleston Gazette-Mail

"With this ruling, the Fish and Wildlife Service must acknowledge that habitat loss, such as that brought on by mountaintop removal coal mining, is a ...

Coal India Limited gets green nod for 17 mining projects: Pralhad Joshi

State-owned Coal India (CIL) has received green clearances for 17 mining projects, a move that will enable the world's largest coal miner to achieve ...

Police end protest at German coal plant site, activists plan repeat

The Ende Gelaende movement behind the protest against carbon emissions from coal burning said its members had occupied the site for nine hours, ...

Delegation pursues 'coal-to-products' bill
Buffalo Bulletin

As the thermal coal industry continues to decline with expectations for that to continue, this type of research is vital, Cheney said. If or when the House ...

China urges coal miners to resume production to keep market supplied

BEIJING (Reuters) - China National Energy Administration on Saturday urged coal miners to resume production to keep the market supplied and ...

OSHA to Receive Increase in Budget for FY 2020
Occupational Health and Safety

Lawmakers also set aside $379.8 million for the Mine Safety and Health Administration, of which, $2 million was earmarked for mine rescue and ...

Wyoming lawmakers lead charge in federal coal technology legislation
KPVI News 6

U.S. Rep. Liz Cheney sponsored legislation Wednesday to advance research into alternative uses for coal, adding fuel to the state's all-out campaign ...

Coal by the numbers

The North Dakota lignite council has released the latest coal production numbers and it's showing a drop over the last three years. Last year, 27.2 ...

Coal by the numbers

The North Dakota lignite council has released the latest coal production numbers and it's showing a drop over the last three years. Last year, 27.2 ...

Delegation pursues 'coal-to-products' bill
The Torrington Telegram

GILLETTE — Rep. Liz Cheney, R-Wyoming, is carrying a bipartisan coal-to-products bill in the U.S. House that, if approved, will require the U.S. ...

Coal May Find New Life Outside the Energy Market If This Bill Passes

Coal is dead, gone, fin. RIP, right? Well, not if Republicans have their way. It seems the GOP has accepted that coal just won't survive in the energy ...

Surplus PCI sold as thermal coal to India
Argus Media
Two Capesize cargoes of pulverised coal injection (PCI) grade metallurgical coal were sold to an Indian buyer as high-grade thermal coal this week, ...

South Africa's Wescoal to break ground at new coal mine in Feb - CEO
Reuters Africa

Jan 30 (Reuters) - South Africa's Wescoal expects to break ground in February at its greenfield Moabsvelden project, with the mine expected to supply ...

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