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Coal Industry Shows New Optimism

WV Coal Association President Bill Raney smiles a little more these days. Raney said a lot of people in the industry are smiling after Tuesday’s executive order by President Donald Trump.

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Ramaco Resources, Inc. Announces Acquisition of Southwestern Virginia Coal Properties

Ramaco Resources, Inc., through its subsidiary Ramaco Resources Land Holdings, LLC, has acquired approximately 14,762 acres of coal properties in Tazewell and Buchanan Counties, VA and McDowell County, WV.

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American Coal Production Is On The Rise Again, Will Jobs Follow?

Production fell in six out of seven quarters from 2014 to mid-2016, but rose in the third and fourth quarters of last year. The increase in production was mostly concentrated in Appalachia and the Powder River Basin of Montana and Wyoming.

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Coal Bill Passes WV Senate

Senate Bill 687 emerged last week as a replacement for another piece of legislation that sought to strip the state Office of Miners’ Health, Safety and Training of almost all of its authority to inspect coal mines, cite violations, or levy fines.

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VCEA Applauds President Trump’s Energy Independence Executive Order

“This order directs the EPA to suspend, revise, or rescind four actions related to the Clean Power Plan, which would stifle the American energy industry,” said VCEA President Harry Childress.

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SME Eastern Collegiate Mine Rescue Spring Contest, March 31- April 1

Registration and unloading will take place March 31 with the actual Contest on April 1.

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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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