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President Trump talks energy in Wheeling

He referred to former President Barack Obama's policies as “a disaster for the coal industry,” then listed various regulatory initiatives his administration ...

US coal miners discouraged by black lung meeting with McConnell

Physician's Weekly
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A group of coal miners afflicted with black lung disease
met with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Tuesday as ...

coal miners injured, 4 feared trapped in Odisha mine mishap
Economic Times
coal miners injured, 4 feared trapped in Odisha mine mishap ... Nine coal miners were injured and four feared trapped after a dump slide at an ...

Switch to gas to accelerate, slashing US coal demand

We forecast that in 2020-21, coal-to-gas switching could reduce the consumption of thermal coal in Germany, Spain, Italy and the U.K. by up to 41-43 ...

West Virginia Legislature votes huge tax break for power plant

WOWK 13 News

These are good-paying mining jobs,” said Chris Hamilton, Vice-president of the West Virginia Coal Association. But opponents say its time West ...

Coal Miners To Demand Congress Restore Full Black Lung Benefits Tax
89.3 WFPL News Louisville

Dozens of coal miners are expected on Capitol Hill on Tuesday, where they'll press federal regulators and members of Congress to address the ...

Yangtze Floods Swamp China's Coal Demand

That's a very bad sign for generators' appetites, especially as the China National Coal Association is forecasting that imports are going to weaken in ...

Struggling coal plant bailed out
Beckley Register-Herald

Lawmakers have not officially adjourned from that education-focused special session, and Justice, a Republican and coal baron, asked them to also ...

India may negate distinction between captive coal, commercial mining
Hellenic Shipping News Worldwide

India's Coal Ministry is working on a proposal to negate the legal distinction between captive coal mines operated by user industries and commercial ...

Russian thermal coal exports fall in May for first time in 10 months
Hellenic Shipping News Worldwide

Low European-delivered thermal coal prices and high utility inventories caused May exports of Russian thermal coal to dip for the first time in 10 ...

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