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Energy Secretary Rick Perry Emerges as Coal Industry's Advocate

Look for coal projects to get plenty of help from the Energy Department as Rick Perry tries to fashion a strategy for the industry to adapt for the future

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Power-Starved Africa Develops Appetite for Coal, Dismisses Environmental Concerns in West

Tanzania, with potential reserves of 5 billion tons of coal, is planning its first coal-fired power plant. Kenya wants to build for its own coal-powered plant, while Ghana and Nigeria are eyeing expanded use of coal for electricity.

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There's More Than Meets the Eye to Alliance Resource Partners, L.P.

When companies are going under, one of the first places you want to look is the balance sheet. How much debt does the company have? For Peabody, the answer was way too much. But that's not the case with Alliance.

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Lawmakers Push to Extend Retired Coal Miners Benefits

Lawmakers from coal-mining states are pushing to extend health benefits for more than 22,000 retired miners and widows whose medical coverage is set to expire at the end of April.

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Mine Training Center Opens in Harrison County, Ohio

Ohio's 2,500 coal miners, and their families, are relying on a new training facility in Harrison County.

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BHP Spends $265 Million on Peak Downs Coal Conveyor Belt

BHP Billiton has made its first sizeable coking coal investment approval in years, approving a $US200 million investment in a conveyor belt linking its Peak Downs mine to its Caval Ridge processing plant in Queensland, Australia's Bowen Basin.

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President Trump: Putting Coal Country Back to Work

H.J.Res. 38 blocks an overly burdensome regulation that threatened the coal industry with millions of dollars in compliance costs, reduced coal production, and fewer jobs.

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Coal Miner Exchange Website Up and Running

Coal and Quarry Miner Exchange became part of the Coal News family of companies in September and has been paired with CoalZoom, coal’s foremost online newsletter.

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