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Government eyes more coal regulations as black lung cases sharply rise among miners

One in five coal miners in central Appalachia with at least 25 years of experience has black lung disease. It is caused by inhaling toxic dust in ...

Coal Miners Testify For U.S. To Lower Silica Dust Exposure Limit - West Virginia Public Broadcasting
West Virginia Public Broadcasting

Active and retired miners testified that a lower limit for silica dust exposure is needed to protect the health of coal miners.

W.Va. mounts additional challenges against Clean Power Plan 2.0 - Bluefield Daily Telegraph
Bluefield Daily Telegraph

The state Public Service Commission has filed a 12-page objection to the new ... “This is designed to scare more coal-fired power plants into ...

Department of Labor will extend comment period for proposed changes to standards to ...
Mine Safety and Health Administration

11, 2023 WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Labor announced today that its Mine Safety and Health Administration will extend the public comment ...

Challenges for western coal in the US persist - Argus Media
Argus Media

Both factors will be "minuses" for the US coal industry in the longer term. But on the other hand, grid reliability concerns are increasing, ...

Decommissioned coal power plant in Holland to be demolished today -

An undated courtesy photo of the decommissioned James De Young coal power plant in Holland. (Courtesy Holland Board of Public Works).

Too expensive, too slow: Australia's biggest coal generator says no to nuclear
Renew Economy

AGL rejects Coalition call to replace its ageing coal generators with nuclear SMRs, saying they are too costly and too slow.

Xcel Energy seeks new clean energy to replace coal-fired King plant - Power Engineering
Power Engineering

Xcel Energy is asking developers to submit proposals for clean energy projects as it aims to replace the generating capacity from a coal-fired ...

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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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