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NMA Welcomes Proposal to Axe Illegal WOTUS Rule

“This sets in motion a welcome correction to a deeply problematic regulation that ignored the careful balance that Congress struck between federal and state water regulation and constitutional limits on federal authority.”

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Energy Secretary Perry: Trump Wants to Use Energy for 'Global Leadership'

President Trump wants the United States to use its energy as a geopolitical tool for influence and leadership, Energy Secretary Rick Perry said.

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Pennsylvania House Republican Caucus: Coal Industry Jobs Protected Under Gabler Legislation

'House Bill 1333 is a piece of legislation that supports jobs in a business that has fallen on difficult times in recent years,' Pennsylvania Rep. Matt Gabler said.

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Join West Virginian Leaders Thursday to Discuss the Future of WV Coal

The West Virginia Coal Forum will be in Charleston June 29 for an educational program.

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Glencore Has 24 Hours to Win Coal & Allied or Lose Reputation

The Switzerland-based heavyweight had its eleventh-hour $US2.675 billion ($3.5bn) bid for Rio Tinto’s NSW coal business Coal & Allied rebuffed on Monday night.

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Booming Coal Industry Returning to Southwest Virginia

Just last year, Southwest Virginia's coal industry lost nearly one million tons of production from the previous year due to energy market shifts. So far this year, Virginia producers are already seeing a 24-percent increase.

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Rio Tinto Confirms Yancoal as Preferred Buyer of its Australian Assets

The Rio Tinto board today confirmed its recommendation that shareholders vote in favor of the sale of Rio Tinto’s wholly-owned subsidiary Coal & Allied Industries Limited to Yancoal Australia Limited.

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Wirtgen Surface Miners Prove Worth in Texan Coal

The two surface miners – the largest models in Wirtgen’s product range – went into operation in the last two years and are extracting coal with a low sulphur content, operating 24/7.

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Argus Selected to Price Japanese Coking Coal Imports

Japan’s largest steelmaker Nippon Steel and Sumitomo Metal is indexing its coking coal imports using assessments that include Australian premium hard low-volatile coking coal export prices published by leading global commodity price reporting agency Argus

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Why Coal Mining is Resurgent in the US, China and India

These three countries, the world's biggest coal users, have boosted coal mining in 2017, in an abrupt departure from last year's record global decline for coal and a setback to efforts to rein in climate change emissions.

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US Coal Mining Up By 19% In 2017 — Is Trump Fulfilling His Campaign Promise?

US Department of Energy data as reviewed by The Associated Press reveals that the US mined a staggering 19% more coal in the first 5 months of 2017 than during the same period in 2016.

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Lobbying Fight Erupts Over Coal Country Bill

Interest groups supporting the RECLAIM Act, a bill to pump money into distressed coal communities in Appalachia, want to strengthen the bill before the House Natural Resources Committee sends it to the full House.

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EIA's Coal Markets Report: June 26, 2017

The Coal Markets Report has been updated for the business week ending June 23, 2017.

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Coal on the Rise in China, US and India After Major 2016 Drop

The world’s biggest coal users — China, the United States and India — have boosted coal mining in 2017, in an abrupt departure from last year’s record global decline for the heavily polluting fuel and a setback to efforts to rein in climate change emissio

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Paringa Resources Limited: Capex Savings Confirmed With Fixed Price EPC Contract For Major Surface Facilities

Paringa's Managing Director and CEO, Mr. Grant Quasha, said: "Following an exhaustive and competitive final bidding process, we have now awarded all major contracts for the construction of the permitted and fully financed Poplar Grove Mine.

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US Coal Production to Flatten or Fall Through 2040

Coal production is expected to either remain flat or decline through 2040, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration.

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Morien Provides Update on Donkin Coal Mine

Morien Resources Corp. has provided an update on production and development activities at the Donkin Coal Mine in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia.

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Glencore's Long Hunt for Rio Tinto's Coal Mines Is Slipping Away

Glencore Plc’s years-long pursuit for a bigger Australian coal business was delivered another setback on Monday after Rio Tinto Group passed on the company’s offer for a second time.

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Trump to Call for U.S. ‘Dominance’ in Global Energy Production

President Donald Trump will tout surging U.S. exports of oil and natural gas during a week of events aimed at highlighting the country’s growing energy dominance.

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Coal Numbers Continue to Drop, But Advocates Hold Out Hope For Virginia

Harry Childress, president of the Virginia Coal and Energy Alliance, said he doesn’t buy the narrative of the “demise” of the coal industry. The U.S. still relies on coal for 30 percent of its electric power, he noted.

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Watch This Ruling: It Could Affect Coal and Climate Reviews Across the West

Any day now, a federal appeals court in Denver is expected to rule on a case with major repercussions for coal mining on western public lands, one that could potentially affect other energy projects.

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Eight Killed in Huge Explosion at Illegal Mine in Colombia

A methane explosion is thought to have triggered the tragedy, and rescue crews are working round the clock to search for the missing.

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Tipping Points for Coal

Recent years have seen dramatic pullback from coal, with several major US companies filing for bankruptcy. These companies have shed much of their debt and reemerged in the public markets.

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Death Toll in Colombia Coal Mine Blast Rises to 11

The death toll has risen to 11 after an explosion occurred Friday in two coal mines in the Colombian municipality of Cucunuba, in the central department of Cundinamarca, according to authorities.

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Coal Country Targeted for $30 Million in Federal Grants

Northeastern Pennsylvania and the rest of coal country can apply for federal grants to spur job growth in areas hurt by the coal industry’s decline.

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“From the Ashes”

The National Geographic Channel will broadcast on 9 p.m. ET Sunday the documentary “From the Ashes” financed by Michael Bloomberg’s foundation and produced by RadicalMedia®.

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Glencore: Rio Tinto Selects Yancoal's Offer for Australian Coal Unit Sale

Rio Tinto has selected Yancoal as a preferred buyer of its Coal & Allied Industries for up to $2.45bn, rejecting a counterbid launched by Glencore for its Australian unit.

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Polish Coal Mining Enjoys its Good Times While They Last

The Law and Justice government has fulfilled its promise to help mining companies by orchestrating the bailing out of the indebted and loss-making miners and pushing state-controlled energy companies to invest new capital in the sector.

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Pulling Together to Create Mining Memorial

A campaign to give Wigan in Manchester, England a permanent memorial to the thousands of people who worked in the coal industry is gathering pace.

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Plans on Display for West Cumbria Coking Coal Mine in England

Major plans to revive West Cumbria, England's mining industry are on display this weekend.

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Robert Murray on John Oliver: Radical Elitists' Broadcast Operative

“We cannot allow these radical elitists and their broadcast operative who you mentioned, who lives in a $10 million New York apartment to destroy the credibility and integrity of our good, job-creating businessmen in this country," said Murray.

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Utah Attorney General Joins Twelve States Disputing California Claim of Risky Fossil Fuel Investments

Eleven state attorneys general and the governor of Kentucky are asking California’s insurance commissioner to stop pressing insurance companies to publicly disclose fossil fuel investments and divest from the coal industry.

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UMWA Vows to Step Up Safety Outreach Following Ninth Mining Death

The United Mine Workers of America is preparing to visit multiple coal sites to bring awareness to mine safety following the ninth miner death this year.

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Coal & Allied Industries Limited

Rio Tinto acknowledges that it has today received a revised proposal from Glencore plc to acquire Rio Tinto's wholly-owned Australian subsidiary, Coal & Allied Industries Limited.

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Glencore Increases Fully Funded Offer for Coal & Allied

Glencore has submitted an improved irrevocable binding offer to acquire Rio Tinto’s 100% interest in Coal & Allied Industries Limited for US$2.675 billion cash plus a coal price linked royalty.

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Russian Mining Trade Fair Trio Closes to Positive Results

Over 32,500 international trade visitors attended the first concurrent staging of Ugol Rossii & Mining - 24th International Trade Fair for Coal Mining Technology, Preparation and Materials Handling.

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Coal States Look for New Ways to Turn Carbon Into Cash

Coal states are hoping to create new ways to turn carbon into money-making enterprises after renewables and natural gas have taken a bite out of their market share and the world is moving to reduce its dependence on coal.

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Environmentalists Sue Trump Over Alleged Coal Industry Ties

The Center for Biological Diversity filed a lawsuit Tuesday against the Trump administration over its alleged ties to the coal industry, asking for public records of meetings between U.S. Bureau of Land Management officials and coal industry executives.

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Breathing New Life Into Old Machines: 10 Steps

Today’s miners continually look for ways to make every dollar count. One way they reduce costs associated with their mining machines is through equipment rebuild programs.

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BP's 2016 World Energy Review

Growth in global energy consumption in 2016 was very slow, just over 1%, for a third year running, signalling a world in transition, with increases in demand driven by developing countries, while in developed countries demand was flat.

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John Oliver Skewered For Mocking Kid’s Coal Science Project

The Daily Caller News Foundation’s Tim Young lambasted talk show host John Oliver for mocking a child’s coal-related science project.

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Powerful Railcar Vibrators Deliver High Force, Low Weight

With one of the highest force to weight ratios available in the marketplace, the Martin ® IMP3 Impacting Railcar Vibrator delivers the power required to evacuate compacted bulk materials.

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'Coal Bed' Set to Celebrate Welsh Days June 23, 24

The quiet town of Wales, Utah, originally named ‘Coal Bed,’ due to the coal mines operated by immigrants from Wales, will get a bit rowdier for the annual Welsh Days, scheduled to be held Friday and Saturday, June 23 and 24.

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Australia's New Citizenship Test: Swear Allegiance to Queen and Coal

In Australia, the Coalition government’s new citizenship test appears to include talking points that might have been prepared by the coal industry in defending their role in climate change.

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Caterpillar Gives Miners an Inside Look at Technology

Nearly 75 miners representing almost 25 global companies were recently given an inside look at Cat® technologies for mining during a two-day Mining Technology Demonstration & Program.

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CNN's Anderson Cooper Fails to Ask Bloomberg About $80 Million Spent Against Coal

Anderson Cooper wore his bias on his sleeve in a Tuesday night interview with former Mayor Michael Bloomberg.

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North Dakota Insurance Commissioner Asks for End to California Coal Divestment Initiative

Jon Godfread, a Republican, sent the letter with officials from five other states to California Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones Wednesday, June 21, according to a news release.

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Rio Reaffirms Coal Assets Sale to Yancoal

Rio Tinto has rebuffed a late offer from Glencore for its New South Wales, Australia coal operations and instead agreed to go ahead with its existing deal with China's Yancoal.

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EIA's Weekly Coal Production Report: June 22, 2017

The Weekly Coal Production Report has been updated for the week ending June 17, 2017.

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Coal Jobs Rise, Media Blames Trump

The president’s support for the coal industry, and his rollback of costly federal regulations, is gradually helping put coal communities back on their feet.

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Analyst: U.S. Coal Industry Must Consolidate

The coal industry is “too fragmented” to command pricing power and is in need of consolidation, according to a new note from Seaport Global Securities LLC analysts.

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Regulators Move to Pull the Plug on Mississippi Coal Plant

Mississippi utility regulators want to pull the plug on costly technology at a first-of-its-kind power plant, saying one of the nation's largest utilities should absorb more than $6.5 billion in losses and ratepayers should pay nothing more.

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More Details Emerge About Rebirth of Mining Industry Whitehaven, England

A planning application was lodged for Woodhouse Colliery last month and revealed it estimates it will run up to six trains a day, along the existing coastal rail line, to take coal to UK steel producers or to Redcar where it will be exported to Europe.

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Billionaire Coal King Sues HBO Over John Oliver’s Show

The suit holds that Oliver and his team “executed a meticulously planned attempt to assassinate the character of and reputation of Mr. Robert E. Murray and his companies” by airing an episode that ripped into him.

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Murray Energy Sues Time Warner, HBO, and Others for False and Defamatory Broadcast

The deceitful and damaging statements of Time Warner, HBO, and their operatives were clearly a deliberate attempt to assassinate the character of Mr. Robert E. Murray and to destroy Murray Energy.

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Cloud Peak Energy Cordero Rojo Mine Recognized for Outstanding Safety Performance in 2016

Cordero Rojo Mine, one of the largest U.S. coal mines by production, successfully shipped 18.3 million tons in 2016 without incurring a reportable injury at any point during the year.

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EIA Panel to Explore Competition Between Coal, Natural Gas

A panel at the 2017 U.S. Energy Information Administration Energy Conference will explore competition between coal and natural gas, which will be held from June 26 to 27 in Washington, D.C.

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It's Hot in Phoenix...Naturally

So hot that airlines have been delaying flights for their smaller planes, waiting for cooler, denser air to provide better lift. Yet you can't have a heat wave without warming campaigners coming out of the woodwork to proclaim it evidence of "climate chan

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Mining Association of Canada Announces New Chair

The Mining Association of Canada has announced that Anne Marie Toutant, Vice President, Fort Hills Operations, Suncor Energy Inc., has been elected Chair of MAC for the next two-year term.

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Analysis: China Steel Mill Spreads Ruging, as Weak Raw Materials Find Foothold

Steel mill export product spreads with raw materials in China have surged in the past week on the back of a strong recovery in May, which may be incentivizing seaborne raw materials purchases as traders lock in margins.

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What's Behind Ukrainian President Poroshenko's Push for US Coal

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko is signaling his country's willingness to obtain US coal and gas, indicating his desire to make overtures to the US President, Russian expert Alexey Belogoryev told Sputnik.

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Virginia Mining Institute’s Safety Day

Virginia Mining Institute’s Safety Day is scheduled for August 7-10, 2017.

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Energy-Reducing Project Could Rewrite Mining Textbooks

Engineer Dean Millar initially developed the Hydraulic Air Compressor project as a proposal to find an innovative way to produce compressed air.

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Battle Brewing Over West Virginia's Coal Severance Tax

As West Virginia lawmakers passed a budget in the 11th hour of their 20-day special session something was missing. Leaders of the Coal Industry - and the Governor - has requested a tiered-coal severance tax system.

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Adani Launches 'Megamine' Jobs Portal

Mining giant Adani has launched a new online tool for job seekers looking for work at the proposed Carmichael coal mine in Australia.

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Coal India Still Planning to Shut 37 Coal Mines by End of Year

Coal workers unions at Coal India and Singareni Collieries have postponed a three-day strike that was to have started today after the government agreed there would be no merger of retirement funds. However, Coal India is still closing 37 mines by 2018.

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Here's Why the Best Is Yet to Come for Alliance Resource Partners, L.P.

Coal isn't dead. It still accounts for roughly a third of the electricity used in the US. And according to the EIA, coal is going to be around for decades into the future despite the changes taking place around clean energy.

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Meet the Face of President Trump’s End to Obama’s War on Coal: Third Generation Pennsylvania Miner

The Acosta Deep Mine in Somerset County, Pennsylvania promises up to 100 jobs and an operation that will create countless tons of metallurgical coal, the ingredient used to make coke, the building block to produce steel.

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New York Post Highlights Coal Mine Benefits Nets Ignored

The coal industry is often ignored by the liberal media and simultaneously attacked by left-wing environmentalists. That’s precisely what happened over a recent mine, but the New York Post told a far different story from both of them.

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Lawsuit Seeks Documents on Trump Administration’s Ties to Coal Industry

The Center for Biological Diversity sued the Trump administration today for public records of closed-door meetings between the U.S. BLM and industry executives over the reversal of the Obama administration’s “pause” on coal extraction on federal public la

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Can Coal Be King Again?

Can coal be king once again in Northeastern Pennsylvania? The answer may be yes. It all depends on the outcome of a federally funded research project that will take place in Luzerne County.

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Coal Fatal #9

A Jasper, Alabama man was killed in a mining accident Monday night. The Jefferson County Coroner’s Office on Tuesday identified the man as Marius Shepherd. He was 32.

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MSHA Launches Compliance Assistance Initiatives to Address Increased Injuries, Fatalities Among Less

Data recently compiled between October 2015 and March 2017 by MSHA show that less experienced miners – both at a mine and at a specific occupation – suffer injuries at a higher rate than more experience miners.

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North Dakota Coal Industry Responds to Comedian's Attack

"We're pretty bullish on the lignite industry in North Dakota," said Steve Van Dyke, Lignite Energy Council.

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Rio Tinto Reconfirms Yancoal as the Preferred Buyer of its Thermal Coal Assets in Australia

The recommendation follows consideration by the board of a counter proposal from Glencore plc and a proposal from Yancoal comprising improved terms to the transaction previously announced.

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West Virginia Senator Joe Manchin Faces Primary Challenge From the Left

Paula Jean Swearengin is no stranger to taking on West Virginia Sen. Joe Manchin. She confronted the senator during a March town hall in South Charleston, asking Manchin what the state’s “Plan B” is for its economy when coal is gone.

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President Trump Enables More Coal Mining Jobs

Investors plan $80 million coal enhancement facility for the Powder River Basin.

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Global Demand for Coking Coal Set to Revive Cumbria Mining in Britain

Two years after Britain’s last deep coal mine closed, a £200m project in Cumbria wants to revive the industry.

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EIA's Coal Markets Report: June 19, 2017

The Coal Markets Report has been updated for the business week ending June 16, 2017.

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Caterpillar Venture Capital Invests in Alight Mining Solutions

Caterpillar has begun discussions with Alight Mining Solutions to develop enhanced solutions that will combine data from technology-enabled machines with financial forecasting software to help mining companies make more real-time business decisions.

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Federal Grant Follows Coal Mining Losses in Tuscaloosa County, Alabama

Four Alabama counties, including Tuscaloosa County, are set to benefit from a $1.2 million grant meant to foster economic growth in areas that are suffering because of the loss of jobs in the coal and mining industries.

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Millions Claimed From Collapsed Central Queensland, Australia

Questions over the future of the collapsed Queensland, Australia Caledon Coal will remain unanswered for another month while administrators work out the best way forward for the company's assets.

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Illinois Mining Institute Call for Technical Presentations

The IMI is seeking presentation proposals for technical sessions at its 2017 annual meeting. The annual meeting is a two-day event that includes a mine rescue competition and an exhibit hall.

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Chile's Army: Mandalay's Mine Full Flooded, Trapped Workers Unlikely to be Alive

Mandalay Resources’ mine in Chile is now completely flooded, including a shelter rescuers were hoping two trapped miners had reached, the officer in charge of the search said.

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Navajo Plant Gives Donald Trump Chance to Save Coal Industry

The federal government could be the last, best hope to save the Navajo Generating Station, a coal-fired facility on Navajo Nation land near the Arizona-Utah border that is the sole customer for a nearby Peabody Energy coal mine.

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National Mining Hall of Fame and Museum Opens New Coal Exhibit

The National Mining Hall of Fame and Museum in Leadville, Colorado has opened their new coal exhibit.

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India Assures Domestic Coal Supplies for Steel, Cement Companies

In another step towards zero coal imports, India’s Coal Ministry has offered assured domestic coal supplies to companies outside of the power generation industry.

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Feds Could Build Coal Power Station in North Queensland, Australia

Australia's Deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce said the idea would not be ruled out as concerns about reliable, affordable power continued to dominate households across Australia.

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Mine Safety Team Competition in Kentucky Sharpens Safety Skills

Nine mine rescue teams competed for top honors in a three-day mine safety event held on a high school football field in Hazard, Ky., during the week of June 13, 2017, WYMT Mountain News reports.

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Asian Renewables Targets to be Missed, Industry Divided Over Default Fuel

Asian renewables targets were likely to be missed, speakers at the International Association for Energy Economics international conference in Singapore said Monday, but they were divided over which fuel would make up the deficit in energy supply.

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Clean Coal Part of Broad Fuel Portfolio

Our demand for electricity will continue to increase, notwithstanding improved energy efficiency. This is because we continue to find more and more uses for electricity.

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Former Democratic Congressman: End The War on Coal

For Pennsylvania, the reasons to support coal are obvious, regardless of your political affiliation.

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Don't Be So Quick To Dismiss Trump's Coal Mining Initiative

Coal from the new Acosta mine is not going to be used for energy — instead, it will be used for the production of steel for the next 15 years. Those wind turbines so loved by environmentalists? Made of steel.

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Members Of German Press Visit Wheeling, West Virginia

The journalists expressed significant interest in West Virginia’s coal industry to further understand the current national conversation regarding energy production.

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Wind Energy Lobby Scrambles To Get Leaked Memo Taken Offline

The wind power industry lobby requested the world’s biggest open publishing website take down a leaked memo detailing its campaign to push back against a Trump administration energy study that hasn’t been released.

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Coal to Stay in Energy Mix for Foreseeable Future, Says Australian Deputy Prime Minister

Australia's Deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce says coal-fired power needs to remain in Australia’s energy mix for the foreseeable future and he has not ruled out the Turnbull government either indemnifying or funding a new power plant.

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The Future of Pennsylvania Coal Country

The coal industry has high hopes for its future under the Trump administration. In fact, a new mine opened recently in Somerset County, Pennsylvania.

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Wyoming Governor Matt Mead Speaks at Mining Association Convention

Wyoming is down in all mining areas except trona, according to Governor Matt Mead in a luncheon speech to Wyoming Mining Association members attending a convention in Sheridan this week.

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Belle Ayr Mine Receives Top Mine Safety Award for State of Wyoming

The award was presented yesterday at the Wyoming Mining Association's convention and safety award luncheon. Located just outside of Gillette, Wyoming, Belle Ayr Mine was awarded first place in the small mine category.

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China Allows Coal Mines to Increase Capacity Amid Price Rally

China will allow some coal mines to increase capacity, the National Development and Reform Commission said on Friday, as Beijing ramps up efforts to boost supply for summer.

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India Focuses on Converting Thermal Coal Into Coking Coal

India's Union Steel Minister Chaudhary Birender Singh on Thursday said the ministry is hoping to replace 25-30 percent of coking coal required for producing steel by converting thermal coal into coking coal.

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Coal Mining Jobs Open And Looking For Employees

Fifty new jobs are coming to Raleigh County, West Virginia. Alpha Natural Resources has announced the opening of Panther Eagle Mine near Pettus.

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Ukraine's Energy Minister to Travel to US to Hold Talks on Anthracite Coal Purchase

Ukraine’s Energy and Coal Industry Minister Ihor Nasalik will soon travel to the United States to hold talks on the supplies of American anthracite coal to Ukraine.

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Minerals Council of Australia Backs Building New Brown Coal-Fired Power Plants in Victoria

The Minerals Council of Australia has backed the construction of a new brown coal-fired power plant in Victoria’s Latrobe Valley using the latest technology that it says is capable of driving emissions down by up to 40 percent.

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Annual Ohio Valley Mine Rescue Competition Underway in Moundsville, WV

Area mine rescue workers are sharpening their skills this week at the former West Virginia Penitentiary in Moundsville in what workers say is a very important event for their industry.

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Compliance Staffing Agency West Expands Service Offerings With Acquisition of TK Mining Services

Jennmar affiliate, Compliance Staffing Agency, the premier nationwide provider of workforce solutions for the energy industry, expanded its service offerings and expertise with the acquisition of TK Mining Services.

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Heavy Snowfall Disrupts Rescue of Workers Trapped at Mandalay's Mine in Chile

Heavy snowfall in Chile’s southern region of Aysén has complicated efforts to rescue two miners who have been trapped for a week at Mandalay Resources’ mine, after the section in which they were working was flooded.

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Despite 2016 Dip, It's Too Early to Celebrate the Demise of Coal

For the first five months of the year, coal output is up 4.3 percent to 1.4 billion tonnes, and a hot start to summer and low levels of inventories suggest that both domestic production and imports may rise in coming months.

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Cleaner Coal Coming to Wyoming

Clean Coal Technologies is a New York-based company with plans to build several plants for the Wyoming coal industry.

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Pennsylvania's Windber Festival Honors Coal Miners

In Somerset County, Pennsylvania, Windber Borough will host its 17th Annual Miners' Memorial Day Festival this weekend.

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At Southern Illinois College's Mine Safety Competition, it's More Than Bragging Rights. It's Life and Death.

Over 80 competitors from nine different regional mining companies braved the heat Tuesday and Wednesday to test their abilities at the sixth annual Mine Safety and Rescue Skills Competition at Southeastern Illinois College.

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Clean Coal Technologies, Inc. Announces an Agreement for a Two Million Ton Pristine M Facility in Wyoming

Clean Coal Technologies, Inc. announced today that they have signed a binding agreement with Wyoming New Energy Corp. for the build-out of its first commercial facility in Wyoming.

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Trump Nominates Kelly Knight Craft as Ambassador to Canada

President Donald Trump has nominated a big-money political donor and philanthropist with personal ties to the coal industry as the next American ambassador to Canada.

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US Coal Giant Circling Fallen Mining Tycoon's First Class Brisbane Aircraft Hangar

US coal legend Ernie Thrasher’s Xcoal Energy & Resources is believed to be circling and close to landing a deal for Nathan Tinkler’s private aircraft hangar at Brisbane, Australia Airport.

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EIA's Weekly Coal Production Report: June 15, 2017

The Weekly Coal Production Report has been updated for the week ending June 10, 2017.

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The Light They Will Not See

President Trump’s support for the coal industry, together with his regulatory re-set that helped to revive it, has inadvertently made coal a surrogate for him – a president the major media deeply dislikes.

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Teck Updates Steelmaking Coal Guidance

Teck Resources Limited today provided guidance for expected realized steelmaking coal price and an update on volumes for the second quarter of 2017.

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South African Mining Law Amendments Could Hurt Sector

Mining analysts in South Africa warn new legal amendments, which call for an increase from 26% to 30% in black ownership in the country, could hurt an already struggling industry by burdening it with more costs.

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Leading North East, England Business Figure Liz Mayes to Take Up New Role at Mining Institute

Liz Mayes will be director of the Common Room of the Great North, a body which has been set up to take over and manage the North of England Institute of Mining and Mechanical Engineers in Newcastle, England city centre.

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Voters Have Mixed Views on U.S. Coal Industry

The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on June 12-13, 2017 by Rasmussen Reports.

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Teachers Get Up-Close View of Coal Industry

One group of teachers toured a dragline — a piece of machinery nearly as tall as the North Dakota Capitol building — as crews operated it at the Falkirk Mine near Underwood, North Dakota.

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Coal Lease Expansion Proposal in Public Comment Phase in Colorado

Public comment is being taken on a proposal to expand coal mining near Somerset, Colorado.

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Additional Funding Released for Appalachian Coal Communities

An economic development agency targeted for elimination by President Donald Trump announced on Wednesday nearly $16 million in funding to help diversify economies in hard-hit coal communities in seven Appalachian states.

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China's Consolidation Push Turns to Sprawling Power Sector

Beijing is weighing ambitious proposals to consolidate its electricity generators into national energy behemoths, a process that may result in a triopoly of power giants commanding nearly a trillion dollars of assets.

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Hexagon to Unveil HxGN Mine VIS

Hexagon AB has launched HxGN Mine VIS, a vehicle intervention system that detects and prevents collisions by automatically slowing down or even stopping a haul truck if an imminent collision is detected.

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Coal Forum Hosts Event in Morgantown, WV to Discuss State of the Industry

The West Virginia Coal Forum hosted a gathering of coal industry leaders and professionals in Morgantown Tuesday afternoon to discuss the state of the industry and the most recent developments in regulations and research.

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Mine Safety Teams Compete in Hazard, Kentucky

Mine Safety Teams Compete in Hazard, Kentucky

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Mining Accident in Boone County, WV Leaves One Man Dead

he West Virginia Office of Miners Health, Safety and Training has confirmed a fatal incident at Rockwell Mining LLC, Gateway Eagle Mine in Boone County, West Virginia on Tuesday at 8:47 p.m.

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Indian NTPC's 2nd Captive Mine to Produce Coal in 6-8 Months

India's largest electricity generator, state-run NTPC, is all set to extract coal from its second captive coal mine in the current fiscal year (April-March), a company source said Wednesday.

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Hope is Important for the Deep South Coalfields

Looking back now it is almost easy to forget how difficult and frustrating things were here in the coalfields during those past eight years.

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Planning Application for Coal Mining Project Submitted in England

A planning application for a Cumbrian Metallurgical Coal Project in England, called Woodhouse Colliery, has been submitted by West Cumbria Mining to Cumbria County Council.

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Miners Union Will Try to Organize Workers at Canada's Donkin Mine

The United Mine Workers of America has served notice that it intends to organize a union drive at the recently opened coal mine operated by Kameron Collieries in Donkin, Nova Scotia, Canada.

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SME Ground Control in Mining Meeting, July 24-27, 2017

Ground control experts from around the world will convene at the Lakeview Resort and Conference Center in Morgantown, WV, for the 36th Annual International Conference on Ground Control in Mining.

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Global Coal Demand Slumps by Six Percent Last Year, Shows Latest BP Energy Review

The latest resident at the White House has made big noises about reviving the US coal mining industry but it looks like it will be an uphill battle.

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New, Patented Tool Prevents Dropped Fasteners

The patented Washer and Nut Keeper is a flexible rubber socket set that can be loaded with any combination of nuts, bolts or washers of a given size.

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Utah Historical Society Visits Coke Ovens

The Emery County, Utah Historical Society went to Sunnyside and Dragerton Utah recently to see the coke ovens and learn something of the coke oven and mining history.

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UN Sanctions on North Korea Coal Exports to Hurt 2017 Export Earnings

Sanctions imposed by a 2016 resolution of the United Nations Security Council in retaliation for unauthorized nuclear tests by North Korea, will probably see the rogue East Asian country’s coal exports fall to a third of its value five-year average.

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Coal Mining Industry Communicators Should Strike While the Iron's Hot

Coal production during the first three months of 2017 was up 15 percent from production in the first quarter of 2016, according to data from the U.S. Energy Information Administration.

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New Met-Coal Mine Opens in Pennsylvania

Corsa Coal Corp. decided almost a year ago to open the Acosta mine in Pennsylvania, about 60 miles from Pittsburgh, to take advantage of higher metallurgical coal prices.

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Glencore's Coal Future Burns Bright

Is Glencore Plc's last-minute bid for Rio Tinto Group's Australian thermal coal assets about quantity, or quality? It's a bit of both.

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Raindrops Keep Falling

Our weather, extreme or otherwise, remains well within the range of historic norms.

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China to Speed Up Closing Small-Scale Coal Mines to Improve Safety

China will speed up the closure of small-scale coal mines and strengthen inspections on safer production over the next three years, a government plan released on Monday showed.

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Coal Industry Could Be in Store for a 'Rare Earth' Reboot

The coal industry's future may have much more to do with building smartphones, wind turbines and missile defense radar than billowing smoke stacks and environmental finger pointing, say federal coal advisers and experts.

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2017 EIA Energy Conference

The U.S. Energy Information Administration will hold its 2017 EIA Energy Conference in Washington, D.C. on June 26 and 27, 2017.

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Paringa Appoints Experienced U.S. Based Banking & Coal Executive As MD & CEO

Paringa Resources Limited has announced that it has appointed highly regarded U.S. based banking and coal executive, Mr. Grant Quasha, as Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of the Company, effective from June 19, 2017.

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Alpha Mining Affiliates Garner Safety Awards

Six mining operations affiliated with Alpha Natural Resources were recently recognized for outstanding safety performance.

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Coking Coal Price Slides to Eight-Month Low

The price of coking coal dropped on Monday with the industry benchmark price tracked by the Steel Index down 1.1% to $146.20 a tonne as supply returns to normal levels following tropical storms in Australia in March.

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Mitsubishi Corporation has Reached Agreement to Sell its Interests in the Hunter Valley Operations and Warkworth Coal Mines in Australia

Mitsubishi Corporation currently holds a 32.4% and 28.9% ownership interest in Hunter Valley Operations and Warkworth, respectively, through its wholly owned subsidiary Mitsubishi Development Pty Ltd.

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Glencore's $US3.5B Coal Buy to Face Competition Scrutiny

At the weekend, Glencore lodged a $US3.5 billion ($4.65 billion) cash offer to acquire Rio Tinto's Hunter Valley mines. Rio would receive $US2.55 billion and Japanese trader Mitsubishi Corp $US920 million for its stake in the mines.

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North Korea Coal Miners Struggle to Find Function After Sanctions

Hundreds of North Korean coal miners are out of function since of sanctions towards the state, and a lot more people are grumbling about Kim Jong Un‘s missile system.

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EIA's Coal Markets Report: June 12, 2017

The Coal Markets Report has been updated for the business week ending June 9, 2017.

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U.S. Mining Industry Sees First Profitable Quarter in Two Years

The U.S. mining industry had its first profitable quarter in two years in the first quarter of this year, according to data published last week by the U.S. Census Bureau.

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Coal India Will Not Be Unbundled

“It is not at all advisable and we are not taking up the recommendation at all. CIL will continue to be one entity,” India's Coal Minister Piyush Goyal said in a statement.

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DOE Awards Texas Mineral Resources Consortium Major Grant Targeting the Production of Saleable Rare Earth Minerals from Pennsylvania Coal Mining Waste Material

DOE's Office of Fossil Energy selected a Texas Mineral Resources consortium assembled by Texas Mineral Resources as one of only three projects to each receive a $1 million grant as part of a two-phase $23.75 million Funding Opportunity Announcement.

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Time to Prepare for the P.E. Exam

The Society for Mining, Metallurgy & Exploration Inc. is conducting its Professional Engineer Review Course, September 16-20, at the Hilton St. Louis Airport Hotel in St. Louis, Missouri.

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Yanzhou Coal Mining Gets Approval to Buy Rio Tinto's Australia Coal Business

Yanzhou Coal Mining Co. Ltd. on Monday said it's $2.45 billion deal to buy a large part of Australian coal business of Rio Tinto PLC has got regulatory approvals from Chinese authorities.

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New Report Puts Damper On Claims China Will Become Top Climate Warrior

Nearly 15,000 companies tested in 28 cities across China are failing basic environmental standards, according to the communist country’s state-run media.

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Coal Industry Outlook - June 2017

Unfortunately, all major U.S. coal producers have been affected by the drastic fall in demand and consequently prices have dipped. However, demand for coal is rising again due to helpful legislation and hike in natural gas prices.

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Miners' Vacation Was the Once-A-Year Break for Coal Mining Families

It was always the greatest month in the coalfields and it happened every year. “It” was vacation and although the month was actually a pair of two-week periods, families and business focused much of their annual efforts around it.

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Local Pain But No Gain

State and local officials from left-leaning enclaves are vowing to ignore President Trump's withdrawal from the UN climate agreement by keeping their governments aligned with the tenets of the Paris accord.

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Africa's Electra Mining Botswana Attracting Top Names and Industry Support

The Botswana Ministry of Mineral Resources, Green Technology and Energy Security (formerly the Ministry of Minerals, Energy and Water Resources) has endorsed Electra Mining Botswana again this year.

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Register for Tomorrow's Event in Morgantown, WV - The Fight for Coal's Future Isn't Over Yet

The West Virginia Coal Forum is hitting the road! West Virginia's coal industry is entering a whole new world, and we are bringing industry updates to your community.

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Glencore Gate Crashes Yancoal's Plans to Buy Up New South Wales Coal Assets

Chinese-controlled Yancoal is considering its response to the last-minute bid lodged at the weekend by Swiss-based Glencore to acquire Rio Tinto's NSW coal mines as it awaits Rio's decision on whether the rival offer is "superior".

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Hundreds Honor Coal Miners' Sacrifices at Davis Day Ceremony in Nova Scotia, Canada

Workers at the newly opened Donkin coal mine in Canada will be unionized within a year, Bob Burchell told hundreds of people gathered at the Cape Breton Miners Museum on William Davis Miners' Memorial Day.

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Town That Helped Power Northwest Feels Left Behind In Shift Away From Coal

What support should Colstrip, Montana get from places like Seattle or the federal government as the town enters an uncertain future?

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Alpha Natural Resources Recruiting Employees For New Mine

With the possibility of a coal mining uptick, Alpha Natural Resources held a job fair at Independence Middle School in Coal City, West Virginia on Friday, in hopes of getting new applicants.

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Alabama Job Fair Leaves Coal Miners Optimistic About Industry's Turnaround

Warrior Met Coal plans to hire 100 experienced underground coal miners and 20 certified supervisors, according to a company spokesman Bill Stanhouse.

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West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection Official Urges Congress to Renew Abandoned Mine Lands Program

A federal coal production tax that funds the cleanup of abandoned mines doesn’t expire until late 2021, but advocates for the Abandoned Mine Lands program are urging lawmakers to start work on legislation to renew the funding mechanism.

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Coal's Chief Customer Reluctant to Buy Into Revival

President Donald Trump will need buy-in from electric utilities if his goal of revitalizing the coal industry is to become a reality. So far, he is not getting it.

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Western Coalfields Gets Green Nod for Ghonsa Mine Expansion in India

India's state-owned CIL subsidiary Western Coalfields Ltd (WCL) has received environment nod for expansion of production capacity of its Ghonsa open cast mine in Maharashtra entailing a cost of over Rs 102 crore.

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NMA Applauds Secretary Zinke's Land Use Planning Review

NMA President and CEO Hal Quinn today applauded the decision by Interior Secretary Zinke to review federal land use plans and their potential for blocking multiple-use management required by federal law.

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Polish Coal Affection Poses Dilemma for Funding-Hungry Firms

As Poland is reluctant to budge in its feud with Europe over coal, some of the country’s biggest power and mining companies admit it may be the time to change the course.

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New Technology Could Bring Coal Power Roaring Back To Life

The Japanese are showcasing new technology that drastically cuts emissions and increases efficiency of coal-fired power plants, which could threaten the viability of importing natural gas.

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Glencore Outbids Yancoal for Rio Tinto's Hunter Valley Coal Mines

Miner-trader Glencore on Friday said it had offered $2.55 billion cash for coal mines owned by Rio Tinto in Hunter Valley, Australia, outbidding a previous offer from Chinese-owned Yancoal.

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The Fight for Coal's Future Isn't Over Yet

The West Virginia Coal Forum is hitting the road! West Virginia's coal industry is entering a whole new world, and we are bringing industry updates to your community.

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DOE Announces $6.9 Million for Research on Rare Earth Elements from Coal and Coal Byproducts

DOE announced today that three projects have been selected to receive approximately $3 million for research aimed at producing salable rare earth elements (REEs) from domestic coal and coal by-products.

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Bronco Mine Production Could Start in a Few Weeks

Production of coal at Bronco Coal Mine using a continuous miner is slated to begin within the next several weeks according to Dan Baker, CEO and President of Bronco Utah Mine.

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Decision on New Wyoming Coal Mine Due in August

Wyoming officials considering a permit for a new coal mine heard testimony about how the mine could lower groundwater and cause the ground to settle.

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World's First Centre of Excellence on Coal Mine Methane Opened

The expert institution operating under the auspices of the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe will contribute to the development of new methods of capturing and use of methane as a valuable energy source.

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Cyclone Debbie Slashes Trade Surplus

Cyclone Debbie caused a sharper than expected fall in coal exports in April, which is likely to weigh on Australia's economic growth in the current quarter.

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Trump Sends Surprise Message to Coal Miners

President Trump applauded the opening of a coal mine in Pennsylvania on Thursday, saying he is fighting for the miners.

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Alpha Affiliate to Hire 50 Workers for New Met Coal Mine

An Alpha Natural Resources affiliate in West Virginia is ready to hire 50 people for a new metallurgical coal operation in Raleigh County and 30 more of openings at mines in Raleigh and Boone counties.

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EIA's Weekly Coal Production Report: June 8, 2017

The Weekly Coal Production Report has been updated for the week ending June 3, 2017.

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NMA Welcomes President's Infrastructure Initiative

“President Trump’s welcome initiative to rebuild America’s declining infrastructure is poised to spur activity and employment throughout the economy, including in the nation’s mines," said NMA President and CEO Hal Quinn.

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New Coal Mine Touted by Trump Opens in Pennsylvania

President Donald Trump hailed the opening Thursday of a new coal mine as proof deregulation is helping bring jobs to the industry, even though plans for the mine's opening were made well before Trump's election.

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MSHA to Launch Specialized Mine Safety Initiative

The federal Mine Safety and Health Administration is concerned about seven mining fatalities and a number of on the job injuries in the coal industry in 2017.

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Decision on New Wyoming Coal Mine Due in August

Wyoming officials considering a permit for a new coal mine heard testimony about how the mine could lower groundwater and cause the ground to settle.

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Atlas Copco Acquires Swedish Mining Intelligence Business

Atlas Copco, a leading provider of sustainable productivity solutions, has agreed to acquire part of Mobilaris MCE AB, a Sweden-based company that provides advanced software that optimizes underground mining operations.

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China 'Holds The Key' to Thermal Coal Price Stability

The Northern Miner recently spoke with Andy Roberts, Wood Mackenzie’s research director of global thermal coal markets, to get an overview of the sector.

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Paringa Resources to Break Ground on Poplar Grove Coal Mine in July

Paringa Resources is all set to move ahead with the development of the Poplar Grove coal mine in the Illinois basin having awarded a contract to Pollard & Sons Excavating for the excavation and site development works.

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Australia's Carmichael Coal to Help India Cut Emissions From Power Stations

The high-energy content of Adani’s Carmichael coal will provide a 60 percent emissions benefit when burned in India’s power stations, a mining forum in Townsville, Queensland, Australia was told yesterday.

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Coal and Quarry Miner Exchange Now a Formidable Partner of CoalZoom

The monthly publication Coal and Quarry Miner Exchange was acquired by the publisher, Coal News, Inc. in October 2016 and the new website has been online since then.

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Pennsylvania Coal Country in National Spotlight as New Mine Gets Red Carpet Treatment

In a highly unusual move, Corsa Coal of Canonsburg, Pa., will fete its new Acosta Deep Mine, located 11 miles north of Somerset, with so much pomp and circumstance that even President Donald Trump was invited.

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The US Has Been The World’s Energy Superpower Five Years Running

U.S. oil and gas production topped Russia and Saudi Arabia, the number two and three producers, in 2016. Americans have out produced their energy rivals since 2012, and continued to do so even as oil and gas prices collapsed.

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NMA Urges Reform of Broken Program for Abandoned Coal Mines

Testifying this morning before the House Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources, Quinn said the $5.7 billion gap between expenditures and actual reclamation reveals that only one of every three dollars has been spent on the priority coal AML lands.

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Coal Industry Begs Congress to Save Carbon Capture From Trump

Coal companies who once thought president Donald Trump an ally in the search for next-generation technology are now looking to Congress to save them from the White House.

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Murray Energy CEO: Coal Country Generates Close to 50K Jobs Under Trump

EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt said the coal industry has hired thousands of workers since President Trump’s election.

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Minerals Council of Australia Welcomes Adani Carmichael Decision

The Minerals Council of Australia stated they welcome the recent announcement by Adani that the Carmichael coal mine and rail projects have received Final Investment Decision approval.

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Trump’s Energy Secretary Tours Site Of Nuclear Disaster

Energy Sec. Rick Perry toured the Fukushima Nuclear Power plant. “A truly eye-opening experience. The U.S. is committed to our partnership with Japan on this cleanup and our shared vision for a clean environment and brighter future," Perry said.

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Boost Your Output With Longwall Automation

Caterpillar is the only manufacturer that is able to provide a complete modular family of powerful controllers that integrate fully with Cat® longwall equipment.

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New York Times Admits Batteries Necessary For Green Energy Don’t Yet Exist

The New York Times has admitted green energy batteries and storage technology aren’t up to the technical challenge of supporting wind and solar panels on a large scale.

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Pike County, Kentucky Surface Mine Set to Reopen

A surface mine in the Phleps community of Pike County, Kentucky will soon begin work.

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Robot Ghost Ships to Extend Miner's Technology Drive to Seas

BHP Billiton Ltd., the world’s biggest mining company, is studying the introduction of giant, automated cargo ships to carry everything from iron ore to coal as part of a strategic shift that may disrupt the $334 billion global shipping industry.

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Adani Gets Nod for Controversial Australia Coal Mine

“I am proud to announce the project has Final Investment Decision approval which marks the official start of one of the largest single infrastructure and job-creating developments in Australia’s recent history,” the Adani Enterprises Chairman said.

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Governor Proclaims 'Mine Safety Week' in Tennessee

Governor Bill Haslam has declared June 5 through June 9, 2017 as Mine Safety Week in the state of Tennessee. There are 260 surface and underground mines located in state, making miner safety and health in the workplace a crucial issue.

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Glencore's Hunter Coal Mines Hit by 48-Hour Strikes

About 1400 Glencore mineworkers have voted for two 48-hour strikes that will hit most of the company’s Hunter Valley, Australia operations.

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Coal King: It's 'Wonderful' Trump Ditched Paris Climate Deal

"President Donald Trump was very courageous and very prudent to withdraw the United States from the Paris climate accord," Murray Energy CEO Robert Murray told CNNMoney this week.

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Mining Safety Solutions and Expertise at Longwall USA 2017

Quaker Chemical Corporation will be showcasing how its DUSTGRIP® Dust Suppressants and MINETECH™ Ground Control Agents support a safe work environment and offer compliance solutions at the 2017 Longwall USA Show.

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EIA's Short-Term Energy Outlook

Coal exports for the first quarter of 2017 were 58% higher than in the same quarter last year, with steam coal exports increasing by 6 million short tons.

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Media Blitz

When President Trump yanked America out of the UN's Paris Accord last Thursday, Climate Depot's Marc Morano launched into full media overdrive.

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US Natural Gas Prices Tumble as Power Producers Switch Back to Coal

U.S. natural gas prices have tumbled by more than 10 percent since late May as hedge funds start to liquidate a near-record bullish position accumulated in the expectation of a tighter market that failed to materialize.

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Spectro Scientific Wins Reliability and Resilience Innovation Competition at HeliOffshore Conference and General Meeting

Spectro Scientific has announced a joint first place finish with Airbus Helicopters in a vote ranking contestants at the 2017 HeliOffshore Conference and Annual General Meeting in Budapest, Hungary on May 14, 2017.

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Coal Mining Fatalities Topic of Program in West Virginia

Federal mine safety officials will discuss recent coal mining deaths during a meeting this week in West Virginia.

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Adani Gives Official Approval for Giant Carmichael Coal Mine

Adani has given the official go-ahead for its $16.5 billion Carmichael coal mine in central Queensland, Australia.

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Southern Illinois Coal's Reaction to the Paris Accord

President Trump's decision to pull out of the Paris Accord is a good thing for the Southern Illinois coal industry, according the President of the Illinois Coal Association, Phil Gonet.

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Bluefield Coal Show - Letter to Exhibitors

Letter from General Chairman of the Bluefield Coal Show, Charles Peters, and President/CEO of the Greater Bluefield Chamber of Commerce, Joshua Cline.

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EPA Says Pruitt Included Other Mining Jobs When Touting Growth in Coal

When EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt stated that the coal industry added nearly 50,000 jobs since late last year, he was using figures covering the metals, oil and gas industries too, an EPA spokesman said on Monday.

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Trump Not Expected to Attend Acosta Mine Opening, But He Will Have 'A Presence,' Source Says

Plans are in the works to have Trump deliver a special message – perhaps by video – to more than 150 Corsa Coal mine workers, administrators and project investors during a cookout and a ceremonial mine opening at the Jenner Township site, the source said.

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EIA's Coal Markets Report: June 5, 2017

The Coal Markets Report has been updated for the business week ending June 2, 2017.

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Coal Plays Crucial Role in Strong Energy Mix

Today, many in the energy industry assume natural gas will stay cheap. They may well be right, but we shouldn’t bet affordable energy on it.

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U.S. Rail Coal Shipments To Rise Amid Favorable Business Environment

Given the federal government’s favorable policy stance towards the coal industry, we have raised our forecasts for U.S. rail shipments of the commodity. Our new forecast represents 16% higher shipments by the end of our forecast period.

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What's Next for Coal?

Big Coal’s pivot to recovery after former President Obama’s so-called “War On Coal” is expected to include a continued political focus but also changing technology, according to speakers at the recent Virginia Coal and Energy Alliance Conference.

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China 'Sticking' to Paris Agreement in Name Only, as Its Plans Show a Much Different Intent

The New York Times reported Chinese Premier Li Keqiang vowed Thursday that “his country remained committed to the fight against climate change and to participating in international efforts for a greener world.”

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Hong Kong, China Stocks Close Lower; Coal Sector Rallies Amid Merger Talks

Hong Kong shares closed lower on Monday, as investors moved to the sidelines following sharp gains the prior week, while the coal sector advanced amid merger talks between two major Chinese energy giants.

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Two Environmental Groups Ask Ohio EPA to Reject Coal Mine Permit

In a joint comment filed last Thursday, the Sierra Club and the Ohio Environmental Council asked the Ohio EPA to deny a permit to Oxford Mining Company that would allow it to impact streams and wetlands at a proposed coal-mine site in northern Athens Coun

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Kentucky Coal Academy Offering Free Mining Course in Two Locations

The training is taught by a Kentucky certified instructor, qualified by the U.S. Mine Safety and Health Administration.

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Canada's Cape Breton Miners Museum Set to Celebrate 50th Anniversary

The Cape Breton Miners Museum has been telling the stories of miners, and their families for 50 years. To celebrate, events are planned over nine days beginning next week.

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Exciting Mine Rescue Competition Next Week in Harrisburg, Illinois

The new Mine Simulation Training Facility on Southeastern Illinois College's Harrisburg campus will see its first use June 13 and 14, as the sixth annual Mine Rescue and Skills Competition is held.

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Mining Industry Slams Potential Coal Snub in Finkle Review

The mining industry has hit out at plans for a low-emissions target to be recommended this week in the Finkel review of the National Electricity Market, saying that ruling out new, more efficient coal power will compromise reliability and affordability.

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Coal Industry Expresses Serious Concern About Australia's Electricity Market Review

The Australian coal industry has expressed “serious concern” about reports that the Finkel review of the national electricity market has turned its back on coal-fired electricity, in favour of renewable energy.

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Trump Praises the Coal Sector As He Destroys the Paris Accord

President Trump's announcement on Thursday that the U.S. was pulling out of the Paris climate pact hit the global community like a sledgehammer, and the reverberations are still being felt today. At least he made the coal sector happy.

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West Virginia Congressman Evan Jenkins Talks Energy

Jenkins, who represents the Third District in Congress, spent time earlier Friday visiting with employees of West Virginia Manufacturing in Alloy, and he followed that up with a tour of Brookfield Renewable Energy's Hawks Nest Hydro Station on Gauley Moun

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Sharp-Tailed Grouse Take Center Stage at Northwest Colorado Coal Mines

Greater sage grouse are a hit among bird lovers for their bold moves and quirky mating dance, but they're not the only bird in Moffat County, Colorado commanding the stage each spring to win the hearts of their female counterparts.

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Queensland, Australia's Oaky North Mine Industrial Action Continues

Workers at Oaky North Coal Mine will take further industrial action next week against Glencore.

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North Korean Coal Exports Drop to Zero in April

North Korean coal exports dropped to zero in April, a United Nations report showed Sunday, as the international community puts pressure on the reclusive regime to give up its nuclear and long-range missile programs.

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North Dakota Coal Industry Not Backing off Carbon Capture

Officials in North Dakota's coal industry say they won't back off from carbon capture initiatives despite President Donald Trump's decision to pull the U.S. out of the Paris climate accord.

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Paris Climate Accord: 'Big Plus for the Coal Industry'

Coal officials in West Virginia are applauding Pres. Donald Trump’s decision to withdraw from the Paris Climate Accord, saying it will in the long run be beneficial to the industry.

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Coal Miner Who Confronted Hillary: I Support Trump, Climate Deal Withdrawal

West Virginia Senate candidate Bo Copley said he believes the United States can come up with a better plan to foster clean energy than the one the Paris climate agreement proposed.

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CoalBlue Project Statement on the President’s Announcement on the Paris Agreement

The CoalBlue Project issued a statement today from former Ohio Congressman Zack Space, Chair of the CoalBlue Project Board of Directors.

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Lights On!

The President’s action on the Paris Climate Agreement was great news for America, and a tremendous victory for those of us who have been fighting to get the U.S. out of this ill-founded UN climate accord.

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110 Coal Mining Jobs to Be Added in Eastern Kentucky

Beech Creek Coal Company, an affiliate of Southern Coal Corporation, is restarting a large surface mine in Pike County, Kentucky.

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Wellmore Coal Co.’s Red Team Tops in Mine Rescue Contest

Wellmore Coal Co.’s Red Team took top honors in last week's 31st annual Governor’s Cup Mine Rescue and Safety Contest, held on the campus of the University of Virginia’s College at Wise.

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How the US Coal Industry is Reacting to the Paris Climate Accord Withdrawal

Four of the five largest coal producer companies in the United States supported Trump's move, citing their belief that remaining in the Paris Agreement would have impacted the U.S. economy negatively.

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Heath Lovell Named Vice President of Alliance Resource Partners, L.P.

"Heath is a skilled leader and was instrumental in the successful development and operation of our River View and Gibson South mining operations," said Joseph W. Craft III, President and Chief Executive Officer.

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Coal Will Be Competitive Again and the US Needs to be Ready, Says Trump Advisor Gary Cohn

The United States needs to keep all of its options open to ensure the nation has "the cheapest available energy" sources, including coal, top White House economic advisor Gary Cohn told CNBC on Friday.

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Is Coking Coal Pricing Moving Away From Quarterly Benchmarks?

Metallurgical coal miners could be exposed to more pricing volatility if a move afoot to do away with quarterly pricing comes to anything.

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Will President Trump Show Up for the Opening of New Somerset County, Pennsylvania Coal Mine?

“A big opening of a brand, new mine. It's unheard of. For many, many years that hasn't happened. They asked me if I'd go. I'm going to try," said Trump.

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Atlas Copco Rock Drills AB Hosting the Sustainable Intelligent Mining Systems European Project Kick-Off

As coordinator of the initiative, part of Atlas Copco's role will be sharing information with the project consortium members and external stakeholders such as customers, politicians, and society in general.

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Paris Climate Deal: Coal Industry Welcomes Trumps Move

US coal producers welcomed President Trump’s decision on Thursday to pull the US out of the Paris climate deal.

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American Coal Council Statement on Paris Accord Withdrawal

President Trump put in context the staggering cost of the Paris accord to the U.S. economy which he estimated at $3 trillion, and the insignificant impact it would have on global carbon dioxide emissions.

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June 8th MSHA Stakeholder Meeting in Beckley, WV

MSHA has scheduled a stakeholder meeting to discuss the fatalities that have occurred at the nation’s coal mines in 2017 and the fact that about one-half of the coal deaths since 2016 have occurred in southern West Virginia.

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World Coal Association Responds to US Withdrawal from Paris Agreement

“This decision is the result of a failure to build a genuine coalition on climate action that recognizes the role of all technologies, including low emissions coal, to achieve climate objectives," said Benjamin Sporton, World Coal Association CEO.

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This is the Pennsylvania Coal Mine President Trump Referenced in Paris Climate Accord Announcement

Corsa Coal Corporation is opening a new deep mine in Somerset County. It is the first mine to open in the area in years.

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IMI Annual Event - Registration Open!

This year marks the 125th Annual Meeting of the Illinois Mining Institute.

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Murray Energy Corporation Applauds President Trump’s Announcement that the United States will Withdrawal from the Paris Climate Accord

Mr. Robert E. Murray, Murray Energy’s Chairman, President, and Chief Executive Officer, stated “We applaud President Trump’s steadfast leadership, and his delivery on this important campaign commitment.

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ACCCE Commends President Trump for Action on Paris Climate Treaty

The American Coalition for Clean Coal Electricity has applauded President Trump for pulling out of the Paris Climate Agreement.

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EIA's Weekly Coal Production Report: June 1, 2017

The Weekly Coal Production Report has been updated for the week ending May 27, 2017.

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The Cline Group's Donkin Coal Mine Enters Production in Nova Scotia, Canada

The Donkin mine started producing coal at the end of February and the underground operation should churn out 2.75 million saleable tonnes of coal a year over the next three to four years.

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UN Climate Withdrawal Expected This Afternoon

President Trump is expected to announce steps to withdraw from the UN's Paris Climate Agreement in the White House Rose Garden this afternoon.

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China's Solar Industry Leaves European Solar Companies Struggling in the Shade

Fresh price reductions from China have battered Europe’s solar industry, pushing the German company SolarWorld into insolvency and erasing quarterly profits at SMA Solar.

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Coal is Back

Although I’m sure some readers will consider the title of this column hyperbole, coal is back. It’s back in the public discourse, and that’s largely due to the Trump administration.

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President Trump Poised to Announce Decision on Global Climate Deal

President Donald Trump today will announce his decision on whether to keep the United States in a landmark global pact to fight climate change, after a source close to the matter said he was preparing to pull out of the Paris accord.

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Southern Illinois College Develops Program to Simulate Coal Mine Rescues

Southern Illinois has a new way to prepare in case of a mining disaster.

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President Trump Reportedly Exiting Paris! This Means a Cleaner Earth

The agreement imposes massive economic burdens, redistributes fortunes, lines the pockets of profiteers and dictators all while having little or no impact on the temperature of the Earth. It will impoverish people and pressure the environment.

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National Mining Hall of Fame to Induct Falkie, Former Director USBM

The National Mining Hall of Fame has announced the class of 2017 inductees. Of particular interest to the coal industry is Dr. Thomas Falkie.

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Coking Coal Price Talks Stall as Steelmakers, Miners Spar on Contract Terms

Talks between Australian miners and Japanese steelmakers over coking coal supplies have stalled as the Japanese companies are pushing to move to more flexible arrangements from the current quarterly fixed-price terms.

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