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The Future of Mining to be Unleashed at AIMEX

Technological advancements, workforce changes, community collaborations and environmental challenges are the focus at this year’s Asia-Pacific’s International Mining Exhibition.

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Income Falls in Several Appalachian Kentucky Counties as Coal Fails to Bounce Back

New data released by the Appalachian Regional Commission Tuesday show per capita annual income fell by more than $1,000 in several Eastern Kentucky counties from 2016 to 2017, the most recent year made available by the ARC.

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The Conservative Case for a Carbon Tax

In 2016, centrists in the state introduced an initiative that would impose a $25 carbon tax and use the revenue to cut other taxes in the state.

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The World is Spending More Propping Up Coal - Not Less

The signs of the climate crisis are visible all around us. Just not always in governments’ account books.

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Outlook Shaky as U.S. Domestic Met Coal Talks Loom

U.S. coking coal market participants are weighing up an uncertain outlook as domestic fundamentals falter and steel prices drop just weeks before negotiations for 2020 domestic supply contracts are due to begin.

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Japan's Itochu Completes Study, Confirms Investment in Canada's Tenas Met Coal Project

Japanese trading house, Itochu Corporation, has completed its feasibility study and confirmed the second trance of investment in Telkwa Coal Limited for the development of Canada's 750,000 mt/year Tenas metallurgical coal project.

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Cloud Peak Energy Announces Extension of Its Previously Announced Tender Offer for Holders of 2021 Notes to Participate in DIP Financing

Cloud Peak Energy Inc. has announced the extension of its previously announced tender offer.

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England: Beamish Museum's Old King Coal Celebration Fires up a Look at North East's Mining Past

In England, banner parades, brass bands and pit ponies will all play a part in the County Durham attraction’s programme of events, which will run from Wednesday, June 26, to Sunday, June 30.

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Illinois Mining Institute Annual Event- Register Today!

Every year the IMI holds an annual meeting and expo to have the opportunity to show-case our region and the benefits of mining.

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Showcasing the Industry's Latest Developments at Longwall USA

Miners from all over the world gathered in May 2019 in Pittsburgh, Pa., USA, for the Longwall USA exhibition and conference — a biennial underground mining exhibition that has supported the mining industry for more than 20 years.

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Despite Climate Pledges, G20 Coal Subsidies Rise

Despite promising a decade ago to phase out fossil fuel subsidies, the world’s leading economies more than doubled subsidies to coal-fired power plants over three years, putting climate goals at risk, energy researchers said Tuesday.

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In Montana, AFL-CIO President Talks About The Future Of Coal

“We sent a person to the moon and brought them back. We can’t figure out how to burn a lump of coal, cleanly? I just refuse to believe that," says Rich Trumka, the president of the country’s largest union federation, the AFL-CIO.

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Despite Climate Pledges, G20 Coal Subsidies Rie

Despite promising a decade ago to phase out fossil fuel subsidies, the world’s leading economies more than doubled subsidies to coal-fired power plants over three years, putting climate goals at risk, energy researchers said Tuesday.

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G20 Countries Triple Coal Power Subsidies Despite Climate Crisis

G20 countries have almost tripled the subsidies they give to coal-fired power plants in recent years, despite the urgent need to cut the carbon emissions driving the climate crisis.

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Wyoming Governor Mark Gordon's Administration Takes a Magnifying Glass to Wyoming's Tax Structure

Wyoming Governor Mark Gordon recently told reporters he wanted to take a “realistic look” at the state’s energy dependent tax system and better understand the implications of the Wyoming’s seemingly endless cycles of boom and bust.

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G20 Coal Subsidies: Government Support to a Fading Industry

A report shows that G20 governments are currently providing at least $64 billion each year to prop up the production and consumption of coal.

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Blurred Lines: Trump's UN Choice and Her Coal Magnate Spouse

Kelly Craft's husband is coal magnate Joseph Craft, a wealthy GOP donor who had been taking part in a months-long press by the coal industry for access and regulatory relief from the EPA and the Trump administration in general.

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EIA's Coal Markets Report: June 24, 2019

The Coal Markets Report has been updated for the business week ending June 21, 2019.

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UK: Step Back in Time as First Living Exhibit Opens at Beamish Museum's New 1950s Town

The original Leasingthorne Colliery Welfare Hall and Community Centre was funded by the Coal Industry Social Welfare Organization, which provided welfare facilities for miners.

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Coal Heritage Festival Honors Sacrifice and Celebrates History

Fairmont celebrated West Virginia’s history with their coal heritage festival.

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Australia Approves Another Coal Project

The New South Wales government last Friday issued a mining lease for the Wallarah 2 Coal Project, Kallanish Energy learns.

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India's Annual Coal Demand Rises 9.1% to Nearly 1 Billion Tonnes

India’s annual coal demand rose 9.1% to 991.35 million tonnes during the year ended March 2019, India’s Coal Minister Pralhad Joshi told the country’s parliament on Monday.

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War on Coal

A verbal misstep by West Virginia Governor Jim Justice on Wednesday was the perfect illustration of why President Donald Trump is right to be calling retreat in the war on coal launched by his predecessor, former President Barack Obama.

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West Virginia Senator Explains Support for New Emissions Policy

U.S. Sen. Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va., said the Trump administration’s latest rule on limiting carbon dioxide emissions is a reasonable approach to reducing pollution.

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West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey Lauds EPA Coal Reg Rollback

West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey and a 27-state coalition applauded President Trump’s proposed replacement of the so-called Clean Power Plan, a disastrous, Obama-era rule that the Attorney General blocked at the U.S. Supreme Court in 2016.

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Coal Gets a Reprieve

Despite the increasingly urgent warnings of scientists, the Trump administration on Wednesday eased restrictions on coal-fired power plants in a move the administration predicted would revitalize the nation’s coal industry.

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Alliance Resource Partners, L.P. Announces Agreement to Acquire Permian Basin Oil and Gas Mineral Interests

Alliance Resource Partners, L.P. today announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire oil and gas mineral interests from Wing Resources LLC and Wing Resources II LLC for a cash purchase price of $ 145.0 million.

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India Taking More U.S. Coking Coal, Pushing Out Australia

India is buying more U.S. coking coal after disruptions in top supplier Australia, and as U.S. miners seek new markets due to declining demand from America’s steel industry, an executive at Xcoal Energy & Resources India said on Monday.

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China's May Thermal Coal Import Rises 35% on Year as Market Activity Picks Up

China imported 20.68 million mt of thermal coal in May, up by about 19.3% from April and 34.8% from a year ago, according to the coal import data released by the General Administration of Customs on Sunday.

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Can Trump Save the Coal Industry?

President Donald Trump is scaling back sweeping Obama-era curbs on greenhouse gas emissions from power plants burning coal, his biggest step yet to fulfill his campaign promise to stop a “war” on the fossil fuel.

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Celebrating 25 Years of the Kentucky Coal Mining Museum

As some cool mines shut down, it's important for folks in Benham to keep the tradition alive.

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Commissioners' Letter to Delegation Addresses Impacts of War on Coal

A letter addressed to Wyoming’s congressional delegation and signed by four Sweetwater County Commissioners addresses impacts the commissioners allege are a result of a war on coal usage.

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Coal Heritage Festival Honors Sacrifice and Celebrates History

Fairmont celebrated West Virginia’s history with their coal heritage festival.

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Does King Coal Have Nine Lives?

On June 20, australianmining.com.au reported that a subsidiary of ASX listed coal miner Yancoal Limited (YAL), Moolarben Coal Operations, has received approval from the NSW government to expand its coal production at a JV project in NSW.

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Goodbye to Obama's Clean Power Plan

No bureaucratic agency was more arrogant, or heedless of its legal boundaries than EPA. No Obama regulation would have been more ruinous than the so-called "Clean" Power Plan. The "CPP" was so egregious that the Supreme Court put it on hold.

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Peabody Releases Statement of Support for New Affordable Clean Energy Rule

Peabody supports the adoption of the Affordable Clean Energy rule as a replacement for the Clean Power Plan as a significant step in ensuring reliable, resilient and affordable electricity across the U.S.

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MSHA: Death at West Virginia Mine Could Have Been Prevented

MSHA has cited South Fork Coal Company for failing to keep miners away from the area and for failing to train its miners.

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Regulators Resist Call For Action In Response To Black Lung Epidemic

The nation's top coal mine safety regulator told members of Congress Thursday that there's no need for new regulations, despite an epidemic of advanced black lung disease among coal miners in Appalachia.

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Komatsu Acquires Canadian Mining Supplier

In a June 17 news release, Komatsu said adding Timberock to the fold supports its growth into the hard rock drilling and bolting areas of the industry.

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Promises to the Coal Miners

Donald Trump focused much of his 2016 campaign on people who had gotten the short end of the economic stick.

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England: Call for People to Have Respect at Durham Miners' Gala

DMA Secretary Alan Mardghum said: “We are now in our 150th year, and it is a quarter of a century since the last pit was shut, but the gala remains as a wonderful legacy of our coal mining heritage.

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Trump Promised A Boost To Coal Industry, Arch And Peabody Are Trying To Make It Happen

One of President Trump’s signature promises on the campaign trail in 2016 was to help the coal industry bounce back, the opening of more mines and more employment for miners.

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MSHA: Miner Death Result of Working in Unsafe Spot, Poor Training

The March 7 death of a mine operator at a West Virginia mine was the result of the victim being in an unsafe location and the poor training he received.

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Can Peabody & Arch Coal JV Counter Drop in Coal Demand?

The joint venture, which will be owned 66.5% by Peabody Energy and 33.5% by Arch Coal, will require regulatory approval.

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Coal Giants Announce Powder River Basin Deal; Company Doesn't Expect Miner Layoffs

Peabody Energy and Arch Coal will combine their mining operations in the Powder River Basin and Colorado, the companies announced Wednesday morning, bringing together the two biggest coal mines in the country.

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Indian Association Seeks Zero Duty on Coke, Coking Coal

The Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry is lobbying the country's government to remove basic import duties on coking coal and met coke to protect domestic steelmakers.

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Saving Elk With Coal Mine Reclamation

Contrary to what radical environmentalists would have you believe, rural property owners care deeply about the environment.

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Twentymile Mine to be Part of New Joint Venture Between Nation's Largest Coal Companies

Peabody Energy and Arch Coal have announced that they plan to combine assets in Colorado and Wyoming. Routt County’s Twentymile Mine would be managed under the new joint venture.

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Wyoming Residents Welcome Merger Plan

On Wednesday, it was announced that North Antelope Rochelle and Black Thunder will be operated as a single massive entity as part of a joint operation between Peabody Energy and Arch Coal.

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EIA's Weekly Coal Production Report: June 20, 2019

The Weekly Coal Production report has been updated for the week ending June 15, 2019.

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Can Peabody & Arch Coal JV Counter Drop in Coal Demand?

Peabody Energy Corporation and Arch Coal Inc. have decided to form a joint venture by merging some of their most-productive coal mines in Powder River Basin and Colorado.

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National Mining Hall of Fame Names 2019 Inductees Induction Ceremony September 14, 2019, Denver, CO

These individuals, selected for being determined, forward-thinking innovators, doers, and leaders have propelled the industry toward vastly improved safety and social responsibility.

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MSHA Fatality #5 - March 7, 2019 - Final Report

On Thursday, March 7, 2019, a 38-year-old miner with 10 years of mining experience received fatal injuries while he was working on the pad of a highwall mining machine.

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Trump EPA Replaces Obama’s Anti-Coal Clean Power Plan

The Environmental Protection Agency on Wednesday announced a new rule to grant more flexibility for states in regulating coal-fired power plants, replacing the Obama-era regulation that was halted by the U.S. Supreme Court.

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Global Coal Mining Market to Expand as New Technologies for Coal Reserve Management Emerge

The use of improved and advanced technologies across coal reserves has played a pivotal role in the growth of the global market for coal mining.

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America's Two Coal Giants Join Forces as Their Market Wanes

Arch Coal Inc. and Peabody Energy Corp. are combining mines in Wyoming and Colorado through a joint venture, the companies said in a statement Wednesday.

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A Legal Approach to Emissions Reduction, An Eye Towards a Global Challenge

The EPA has rolled out the final version of its long-anticipated Affordable Clean Energy rule.

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Trump UN Pick Kelly Craft Breaks With White House on Climate Change

Kelly Craft told lawmakers at her confirmation hearing she would "be an advocate for all countries to do their part in addressing climate change".

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Trump EPA Scraps Obama's Clean Power Plan to Ease Rules for Coal-Burning Power Plants

Former President Obama's Clean Power Plan is going up in smoke as the EPA scraps it in favor of new guidelines that give states more flexibility and that don’t include carbon capture sequestration or cap-and-trade systems.

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U.S. Mining Industry Accidents and Fatalities in 2018 Analyzed

Occupational safety in the U.S. mining industry has steadily improved over time, with 85 deaths at work at the turn of the millennium falling to just 27 in 2018.

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Atlantic Coking Coal: Europe Sentiment Lackluster

U.S. coking coal prices held steady today but European sentiment remains lackluster and many market participants see scope for prices to soften further in the near term.

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Arch Coal New, Leer South Coking Coal Mine in Northern West Virginia

The new mine, Arch Coal Leer South, will be similar in virtually every respect to Arch’s existing Leer longwall mine, and will operate in the same 200-million-ton reserve base as the Leer operation.

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Coal Titans Plan Joint Venture

Colorado's two top-producing coal mines would be operated in a joint venture by their owners under an agreement announced Wednesday.

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Bankrupt Cambrian Coal Explores Sale Process

Kentucky- and Virginia-focused Cambrian Coal said on Wednesday that its mining operations and customer shipments would continue during a court-supervised sale process.

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Attorney General Morrisey Applauds Trump Energy Plan and Continues Fight for Coal Miners

West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey and a 27-state coalition applauded President Trump’s proposed replacement of the so-called Clean Power Plan, a disastrous, Obama-era rule that the Attorney General blocked at the U.S. Supreme Court in Februa

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EPA Power Plant Rule Balances Environmental Protections with State Authority

The Affordable Clean Energy rule offers a legal framework to advance the nation’s environmental protections while preserving the rightful authority of the states to manage their own unique energy infrastructure and electric grids.

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Final Rule Filed on Trump's Affordable Clean Energy Plan

West Virginia Coal Association President Bill Raney was cautiously optimistic about the Trump administration’s Affordable Clean Energy Rule.

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US Steel Stoppages May Cut 3 Million MT Iron Ore, Met Coal Demand in 2019

US Steel's plan to idle three blast furnaces, starting in July, may cut iron ore pellets and fines demand by over 2.5 million mt and hit demand for US and other met coals by more than 0.5 million mt, according to estimates by S&P Global Platts.

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Mining Unions Call For a New MSHA Silica Standard

Silica is believed responsible for a large rise in cases of black lung disease among coal miners in central Appalachia.

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Peabody And Arch To Combine U.S. PRB And Colorado Assets In Highly Synergistic Joint Venture To Unlock Approximately $820 Million In Synergies

"We are excited about this transaction's potential to enhance the value of Arch's top-tier thermal coal assets," said Arch Chief Executive Officer John W. Eaves.

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Coal Comeback? Trump Plan Breathes New Life Into Aging Power Plants, But Critics Say Climate Will Suffer

The Affordable Clean Energy rule, an amendment to the Clean Air Act, is likely to extend the lives of potentially scores of aging coal-fired power plants across the country whose carbon emissions are blamed for contributing to global warming.

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Investors Bearish on Seaborne Met Market, Concerns About Waning Steel Demand

Chinese blast furnace profitability has weakened to a five-month low as of Monday as steel prices have fallen and iron ore prices have risen, "crimping steel margins," Mark Levin, senior analyst, and Nathan Martin, senior associate analyst, said.

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Don't Write Off Coal

Letter to the Editor featured in North Dakota's Minot Daily News.

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New Coal-to-Liquids Facility Planned for West Virginia

A new $1.2 billion coal-to-liquids fuel facility project will soon break ground in Mason County, West Virginia, according to the development company planning to build it.

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Coal Mining Company Cambrian Files for Bankruptcy

High-vol coking coal and PCI miner Cambrian Coal LLC along with Cambrian Holding Co. and 17 affiliates have filed for Chapter 11, potentially affecting U.S. buyers and exports through international trader Javelin Global Commodities, sources said.

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National Energy Technology Laboratory Working to Unleash the Power of Microwave to Advance Coal Gasification Technologies

Researchers are working to unleash the power of microwaves to advance coal gasification technologies capable of providing cleaner and more affordable energy and valuable chemicals.

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AEP Wants Customers to Fund Clean Coal Group Behind Attacks on Renewable Energy

American Electric Power says it is working to meet strong customer demand for renewable energy, but the major utility wants to use customer money to fund a “clean coal” group involved in misleading attacks on wind and solar power.

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Contura Announces Completion of Successful Refinancing Through $561.8 Million Term Loan Credit Facility

The new facility offers Contura more flexibility to return capital to shareholders by allowing for unlimited restricted payments while the company's total leverage ratio is 3.0x or less and there is no default.

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American Resources Corporation Selects PCG Advisory for Investor Relations Initiatives

PCG is a leading New York City-based Investor Relations and Digital Strategy firm with a focus on broadening awareness, visibility, and credibility of emerging growth companies.

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West Virginia Coal Association Discusses Bloomberg's $500 Million Coal Proposal

Chris Hamilton, Senior Vice President of the West Virginia Coal Association, discusses Michael Bloomberg’s $500 million proposal to close every coal-fired power plant in the United States.

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Trump to Toss Lifeline to Coal Plants. Will It Work?

The Trump administration's much-anticipated rule to replace the Obama-era Clean Power Plan may not be the long-term lifeline for coal that some hoped it would be, analysts say.

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Paringa Provides Update on Poplar Grove Mine Activities

Underground mining activities undertaken by the first mining unit, comprising two continuous mining machines, are progressing well, with record productivity achieved in recent weeks.

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Auction Date Set, Cloud Peak May Be On Last Month

The bankruptcy court in the District of Delaware has accepted and set a schedule for selling the struggling thermal coal producer’s assets to cover nearly $400 million in outstanding debt it can’t repay.

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Markley Shovel Dedicated on Saturday

Most Southeast Kansas families have a friend or family member who have been impacted by the coal mining days, and for the Markley family, a piece of their family history will remain alongside Big Brutus in West Mineral for time to come.

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West Virginia-Based Company to Build Coal to Liquid Plant

Easy access to coal, natural gas and the river are a few of the reasons a company has decided to build a coal to liquids facility in Mason County, West Virginia.

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Commentary: Is the Death of Rail-Hauled Coal True, or Premature?

After being mined and often resized in a crusher, then perhaps washed, most coal moves to markets by rail, using either high-side gondola cars or open-top hopper cars.

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Trump Donor Kelly Craft Faces Climate Hurdles to Be UN Ambassador

Donald Trump is closer to filling a key gap on his national security team as a Senate panel this week takes up the nomination of Kelly Craft to be UN ambassador after she served as envoy to Canada during contentious trade talks.

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EIA's Coal Markets Report: June 17, 2019

The Coal Markets Report has been updated for the business week ending June 14, 2019.

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Lawsuit Accuses Justice-Owned Companies of Racketeering, Fraud

A Kentucky company with a federal lawsuit against Gov. Jim Justice and his family’s businesses now accuses the Justices of racketeering, conspiracy and fraud.

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Indonesian Physical Coal Prices Hold Steady

Indonesian physical coal prices were steady today, although some buyers raised their bidding prices slightly for low-calorific value material amid further weather-related supply disruptions in parts of Kalimantan.

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Virginia Senator: Pumped Storage Project Would Transform Coalfields

Dominion Energy has taken another large step forward towards the construction of the pumped storage facility first envisioned by the legislators in Southwest Virginia.

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Japan is the World's Third-Largest Coal-Importing Country

Japan imported more than 210 million short tons of coal in 2018, making it the world’s third-largest coal-importing country after only India and China.

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Australia's Mining Industry Continues Strong Employment Results

Australia’s job market in the mining and resources sector has remained strong through to the end of May this year, according to recruitment services company DFP.

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West Virginia Governor: Pinnacle Mine Could Become Fully Operational Within a Year

Governor Jim Justice said the mine could resume operations within 12 months, after coal extraction and processing at the site ceased in 2018.

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Faith in Trump Remains for Many in Southern West Virginia

As the 2020 presidential campaign ramps up, many southern West Virginians remain strong in their support for President Donald J. Trump.

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Reflecting on World Coal Association's Powering Asia Conference

With Asia still looking to harness coal as a fuel for socio-economic development, the World Coal Association held a one-day conference in Tokyo last month to explore advanced coal technologies for a zero emissions future.

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West Virginia Governor Jim Justice Gets Personal on Campaign Road Trip

West Virginia Governor Jim Justice wrapped up two town hall meetings in Southern West Virginia Thursday, taking questions from the public about education reform, economic development and the growing divide between he and Senate Republicans.

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Komatsu Moves Ahead on $7.1 Million South Longview Expansion

The project, which includes a new parts warehouse and associated offices, will cover about 81,000 square feet.

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India: Coal Will Remain the Dominant Source

We are chasing a 660-million tonne target this fiscal, says Coal India chairman.

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Ultra Clean Stack Technology for Coal-Fired Power Plants is Now Available

Due to ever increasing progressive political pressure promoting a “carbon-free” environment, domestic coal and uranium mining and electric utilities with coal-fired power plants are rapidly losing ground in our domestic energy mix.

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Illinois Basin Coal Export Market Dead With No Demand, Dropping Seaborne Market

The Illinois Basin export market has faced a steep drop in price over the past year driven by low demand, with one source projecting half as many exports in 2019 as compared with 2018.

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Old King Coal Festival Committee Asking for Donations for Orient #2 Mine Monument

The Old King Coal Festival Committee is requesting financial donations for a monument to honor the 119 miners who died in the explosion at the Orient #2 Mine in Illinois on December 21, 1951.

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Interstate 70 Resurfacing at State Line Nears Completion

The reconstruction of Interstate 70 in Pennsylvania that was damaged by undermining earlier this year is ahead of schedule, but when West Virginia will begin its portion of the project is still up in the air.

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Nippon Steel Settles 2Q Semi-Soft Coking Coal at $129/t

Japan's Nippon Steel has agreed to a second-quarter semi-soft coking coal price of $129/t fob Australia with a New South Wales producer, down from their first-quarter settlement price of $132/t fob.

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Slumping Coal Exports Threaten Rail And Ocean Shipping Demand

Foreign buyers of U.S. coal threw a lifeline to America's embattled mines in 2017-18. As domestic demand dwindled due to environmental regulation and competition from natural gas, export markets helped fill the gap, giving the coal industry a boost.

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Eight Teams Compete in Mine Contest at Southeastern Illinois College

Miners converged on Southeastern Illinois College for the eighth annual Mine Rescue & Skills Competition in partnership with Illinois Eastern Community Colleges June 11.

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Here Comes the Carbon Rule. What to Know

EPA is expected to finalize its power plant carbon rule next week, according to multiple sources, completing the two-year process of replacing an Obama-era regulation with a more industry-friendly substitute.

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Foresight Energy LP Receives a Continued Listing Standard Letter from the NYSE

Foresight Energy LP has announced that it has been notified by the New York Stock Exchange that its common units did not satisfy one of the NYSE’s standards for continued listing.

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Miners' Memorial Day Festival Celebrates Coal History in Windber, Pennsylvania

Windber, Pennsylvania's rich history of coal mining was celebrated on Friday as the second day of the 2019 Miners’ Memorial Day Festival was held along Graham Avenue in the borough.

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Gentleman Jack - In Need of the Coal Authority

Television’s latest great Sunday night heroine – ‘Gentleman Jack’ - would have found her life a great deal easier if the Coal Authority had been in existence.

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Steam Gala Weekend Sees a Special Visitor Return to North East England

When times were tough and money was tight in the 1930s, the North East England's coal industry was forced to make do with second-hand. Unable to afford new locomotives, it bought several steam engines from the Great Western Railway.

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Huge Turnout Expected for 15th Tour de Coal in West Virginia

Fifteen years ago Bill Currey and Bill Queen had a vision and a dream. The two of them could see the value of cleaning up the Coal River and making it a tourist destination.

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The World Returns to Coal

Average global greenhouse gas emissions are rising at double the rate of Australia’s, exposing the mismatch between the “hope and reality” of meeting Paris Agreement goals, a report has found.

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UMWA Reaches Agreement Regarding Murray Energy Properties

An agreement has been reached between the United Mine Workers of America and the Bituminous Coal Operators Association that will result in union members at Murray Energy properties receiving an additional $1 an hour and the restoration of a workers holida

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Gas-Fired Generation Could See More Battles Under Bloomberg Campaign

Proposals for new gas-fired generation are likely to face mounting opposition under Bloomberg Philanthropy's new Beyond Carbon campaign that aims not only to retire remaining US coal plants but also to "stop the rush" of new gas-fired units.

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Cool Summer Could Push U.S. Coal Consumption Below 600 Million Tons

Industry analysts told S&P Global Market Intelligence a projected cooler summer across much of the U.S. could challenge an already struggling coal industry by muting domestic utility demand for the commodity.

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Komatsu to Acquire Mining Workforce Optimization Specialist, Immersive Technologies

Komatsu Ltd., through its wholly owned subsidiary in Australia, has agreed to acquire global mining technology and workforce optimization firm Immersive Corporation Pty. Ltd.

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South Korea Coking Coal Imports Up in May

South Korea imported 2.15mn t of coking coal in May, up by 19.1pc year on year, on the back of increased shipments from Canada, the US and Russia, customs data shows.

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Mine Rescue, Safety Winners Named

Alden Resources took top honors last week in the 33rd annual Virginia Governor’s Cup Mine Rescue and Safety Contest.

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Researchers Uncover History of Former Coal Community

West Virginia University researchers recently completed a year-long project exploring the history of a coal community in Monongalia County, using photos and oral history to create an exhibit.

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American Resources Corporation Added to Membership of Russell Microcap Index

Membership in the Russell Microcap® Index, which remains in place for one year, means automatic inclusion in the appropriate growth and value style indexes.

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Polish Coking Coal Imports Surge Despite Demand Easing

Imports of coking coal to Polish ports have continued to rise since mid-May amid tight domestic supply of certain grades, despite regional steel and metallurgical coke output softening this year.

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Report: Almost All of U.S. Coal Production Consumed for Electric Power

Almost all U.S. coal production is consumed for electric power, the U.S. Energy Information Administration said on Monday.

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EIA's Weekly Coal Production Report: June 13, 2019

The Weekly Coal Production report has been updated for the week ending June 8, 2019.

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England: Floral Display Celebrates 150 Years of the Durham Miners' Association

In England, a floral display to celebrate 150 years of mining heritage has been unveiled in Durham for the launch of Durham in Bloom.

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Australia Seals Coal Commitment as Controversial Mine Approved

Australia has approved Adani Group’s controversial coal project that opens up a new mining region and puts the world’s biggest exporter further at odds with the global movement to phase out the fuel.

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World Premiere of Coal Town Production Set to Hit West Virginia Public Theatre Stage

With a great showing last weekend, “Storming Heaven: The Musical” returns to Morgantown, West Virginia, to continue its fully-staged world premiere at the WVU Creative Arts Center tonight through June 16.

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Joe Manchin is Reportedly Eyeing a New Job Amid Senate Frustration

Democratic West Virginia Sen. Joe Manchin is reportedly considering vacating his Senate seat before his term ends and launching another bid for the governorship of West Virginia, according to a report published Thursday.

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A Roll of the Dice

Natural gas prices have stayed stubbornly low since the emergence of the shale revolution a decade ago, but low prices have generated ever-building demand that could soon catch up to the glut.

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Mine Agency Wins Safety Training Awards

Safety training programs created by the staff of the Virginia Department of Mines, Minerals and Energy recently received top honors from the Interstate Mining Compact Commission.

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DOE’s Perry: Coal, Nuclear Must Be Saved

Energy Secretary said coal and nuclear power must be part of the nation’s “all of the above” energy strategy, but DOE does not have the “regulatory or statutory ability” to establish economic incentives for struggling U.S. coal and nuclear plants.

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India's Adani Expects to Ship First Coal From Australian Mine in Two Years

India’s Adani Enterprises expects to ship first coal from its Australian mine in two years, Adani Mining Chief Executive Lucas Dow said on Thursday, after the company won the green light to start construction on the long delayed project.

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Indian Coking Coal Imports Rebound in April

India lifted coking coal imports to their highest level in more than a year as consolidation and higher capacity in the country's steel industry boosted demand.

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Canada: Ontario Miners Roll Out Public Awareness Campaign

The Ontario Mining Association is celebrating its 100th anniversary this year and to mark the milestone members are backing a public education campaign called #ThisIsMining.

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U.S. Department of Labor Announces Upgraded Data System to Assist Mine Operators in Ensuring Compliance with Mine Safety and Health Regulations

MSHA has completed a major upgrade to its primary data system – the Mine Data Retrieval System (MDRS) – bringing increased functionality and more intuitive navigation to this widely used feature.

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DOE Has No Regulatory or Statutory Ability to Create Coal, Nuclear Bailout, Says Perry

DOE does not have the "regulatory or statutory ability" to create economic incentives for coal and nuclear plants, DOE Secretary Rick Perry told reporters on Tuesday at the 2019 Edison Electric Institute conference in Philadelphia.

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John Sturm Passes Away

Familiar to many throughout the coal industry, John Sturm, founder of Sturm Environmental Services and former employee of the West Virginia Surface Mining & Reclamation Association passed away yesterday at home in South Carolina.

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New Rig Rider Impact Protection Gloves

Industrial glove manufacturer Southern Glove, Inc., has released the Rig Rider glove, featuring impact protection, enhanced gripping power, and durability.

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Mining Association of Canada Announces New Chair

The Mining Association of Canada has announced that Gordon Stothart, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer for IAMGOLD, has been elected Chair of MAC for the next two-year term.

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West Virginia Rep. McKinley: Research, Not Elimination, Needed on Coal

A former New York City mayor’s pledge to spend $500 million on the Beyond Carbon initiative would be better spent on research into cleaner-burning fuels, a West Virginia congressman said Tuesday.

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Alabama's Bevill State Community College Receives $950K From State to Expand Mine Training Facility

Alabama Governor Kay Ivey has signed an education budget, recently passed by the Alabama Legislature, that includes $950,000 in funding to expand Bevill State Community College's Mine Training Facility to include longwall mining training.

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Dedication Ceremony Slated for Historic Markley Shovel

A coal shovel that carved out a significant role in mining history and then sat hidden by a bramble on a farm for more than seven decades now has a prominently visible place to call home.

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Vietnam's May Coal Imports Rise 57% on Year to 3.86 Mil Mt

Vietnam imported 3.86 million mt of coal in May, comprising mainly thermal coal and coking coal, surging 57.1% from the same month in 2018, according to preliminary data released by Vietnam Customs on Tuesday.

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U.S. Coal Mines Set for $1.33 Billion in Project Kickoffs Through End of Year

More than 93% of U.S.-produced coal in 2018 was consumed by the electric power sector, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration, while the industrial sector and exports accounted for the remainder.

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Teachers Learning About Lignite Coal

The annual Lignite Education seminar is being held at Bismarck State College, sponsored by the Lignite Energy Council.

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SME ICGCM 2019: Time’s Almost Up to Register and Save!

The 2019 International Conference on Ground Control in Mining gives you the chance to participate in a forum designed to promote communication in ground control.

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Australia: Anglo Weighs Up Use of Autonomous Haul Trucks at Dawson Coal Mine

Anglo American says it has commenced a study to determine the feasibility of an Autonomous Haulage System for a portion of its truck fleet at its open-pit Dawson coal mine, in central Queensland, Australia.

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EIA's Short-Term Energy Outlook

EIA forecasts that the share of generation from coal will average 24% in 2019 and 23% in 2020, down from 27% in 2018.

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JSW Chief Executive Exit Fuels Uncertainty Over Prairie

Polish coking coal producer Jastrzebska Spolka Weglowa (JSW) today dismissed its president and chief executive Daniel Ozon in a move sending coking coal-related share prices down on the Warsaw Stock Exchange for JSW and exploration company Prairie Mining.

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ARPA-E’s 10th Annual Energy Innovation Summit, “10 Years of Making Ideas into Reality”

The Department of Energy’s Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) will host its 10th Energy Innovation Summit from July 8-10, 2019, at the Gaylord Rockies Resort & Convention Center in Aurora, Colorado.

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Leaders Come Out Against Anti-Coal Plan

An effort by the former mayor of New York City to pour half a billion dollars into ending coal and natural gas-fired power generation in the U.S. is not sitting well with West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice and leaders of the state’s energy industry.

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Mike Bloomberg Reignited the War on Coal. West Virginia Isn't Going Down Without a Fight

West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice, a Republican, railed against Bloomberg at a Monday press conference, alongside coal and natural gas industry leaders.

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Department of Energy Invests $39 Million to Improve Existing Coal-Fired Fleet

Projects will develop, in the near term, advanced technologies that improve the overall performance, reliability, and flexibility of the Nation’s existing coal-fired power fleet.

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Miners' Union Blasts Mike Bloomberg's Anti-Coal Push

Former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s renewed campaign to shut down every coal-fired power plant in the U.S. puts working “families on the economic chopping block,” says the top coal miners’ union official.

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U.S. Coking Coal Exports Decline in April

U.S. coking coal exports in April totalled 4.22mn t, a drop of 21pc year on year, driven down by slower shipments to Europe and the absence of exports to China, data from the U.S. Census Bureau shows.

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Art Exhibit Shows Region Through Eyes of Master Photographer

An exhibit titled “Through the Eyes of Melvin Grubb” opened Monday in the Paine Gallery at the Bluefield Arts Center in West Virginia.

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Coal Consumption Continues to Drop, Despite Trump's Efforts

Despite efforts by the Trump administration to revive the U.S. coal industry, the nation's appetite for coal continues its long decline.

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EIA's Coal Markets Report: June 10, 2019

The Coal Markets Report has been updated for the business week ending June 7, 2019.

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Federal Judge Approves Sale of Kemmerer Coal Mine

A federal judge in Houston, Texas has ruled that the sale of a troubled coal mine in Kemmerer can move forward, several months after a previous sale to a Virginia millionaire fell apart.

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EPA May Spin Off Disputed Changes in Clean Power Plan Redo

When EPA unveiled its proposed replacement for the Obama-era Clean Power Plan last summer, the draft blueprint came attached with a big add-on: a dramatic easing of air pollution permitting requirements for power plant upgrades.

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Judge Hears Appeal of Mining Permit Denial

In Wyoming, a Laramie County District Court judge last week considered an appeal of the state regulatory agency’s 2017 decision to deny a permit for a coal mine that Sheridan-based Ramaco Carbon hopes to build north of the city.

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75 Conservative Groups Oppose Any Carbon Tax Days After Mitt Romney Was Reportedly Looking at One

Seventy-five conservative groups signed a public letter to Congress opposing “any carbon tax” days after reports that Utah Republican Sen. Mitt Romney openly considered backing carbon tax bill.

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Kentucky Coal Association Says Bloomberg Pledge to Close Power Plants Would Be Devastating

The Kentucky Coal Association says former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s $500 million pledge to close every coal-fired power plant in the U.S. would “essentially send us back into the Dark Ages.”

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West Virginia Governor Jim Justice Slaps Bloomberg's Beyond Carbon Push Against Coal and Gas

West Virginia Governor Jim Justice, whose family owns significant coal holdings, is taking umbrage to a pledge by former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg.

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Two More Global Warming Myths Debunked

Nary a day goes by without global warming campaigners attributing a natural, totally unavoidable weather event, to climate change. This is invariably accompanied by a demand for power.

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A Musical Set in a West Virginia Coal Mine is Coming to Morgantown

West Virginia Public Theatre will be presenting “Storming Heaven: The Musical” on June 6-9 and 11-16 at the Gladys G. Davis Theatre in the West Virginia University Creative Arts Center.

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Canadian Coking Coal Exports Weighed Down by Europe

Canada exported 2.12mn t of coking coal in April, down by 18pc on the year, in the absence of shipments to key European destinations, data from Statistics Canada show.

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Miners Publish Safety Reviews After Fatal Collapses of Tailings Dams

Three leading mining companies published documents Friday addressing safety issues, including how they monitor and maintain tailings dams -- where waste is stored -- after dam collapses in recent years killed hundreds of people.

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Ukrainian Mills Assess Russian Met Coal Restrictions

Ukrainian steelmakers are taking stock of Russia's tightening of restrictions on exports of coking coal and metallurgical coke to Ukraine, after a permitting process came into effect on June 1.

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Can This Tiny Coal Miner Keep Its 34-Year Dividend Streak Alive?

Coal miner NACCO Industries (NYSE:NC) has a market cap of just $350 million, but it has done something that has eluded many of its larger peers: It has avoided bankruptcy and all of the pain that accompanies those court protections.

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University of Wyoming Announces Collaboration in Effort to Strengthen State's Coal Industry

The University of Wyoming will partner with a national clean coal company on a testing facility in an effort to “assure the future of the state’s cornerstone coal industry,” the school announced late last month.

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Chris Hamilton, WVCA, Interview

West Virginia Coal Association Vice President Chris Hamilton said he was disappointed with former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg for going after coal miners.

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Strategic Partnership Formed Between GMG and SME

Global Mining Guidelines Group and the Society for Mining, Metallurgy & Exploration are pleased to announce a strategic partnership between their two organizations. A partnership between SME and GMG will drive increased openness in the mining industry.

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Windber, Pennsylvania Set to Honor its Heritage at Miners' Memorial Day Festival

The 2019 Miners’ Memorial Day Festival celebration will be held June 13 through 16, marking the gathering’s 20th anniversary.

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How SME Works

SME Past President, Barbara Arnold, will discuss her SME career through her service to her local subsection and section, the Coal & Energy Division, the SME Board of Directors, and the SME Foundation Board of Trustees.

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Coal Industry Responds to Bloomberg's $500 Million Pledge to Close All U.S. Coal Plants

West Virginia Coal Association Vice President Chris Hamilton said he was disappointed with former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg for going after coal miners.

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New West Virginia Miner Union Offices Named for Union Leader

A United Mine Workers of America office building in Fairmont, West Virginia, has been named for union President Cecil E. Roberts.

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Ramaco Appearls Mining Permit Denial

In Wyoming, a Laramie County District Court Judge Wednesday considered an appeal of a state regulatory agency’s 2017 decision to deny a permit for a coal mine Sheridan-based Ramaco Carbon hopes to build north of the city.

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Alaska's Usibelli Coal Mine Achieves Safety Milestone

Usibelli Coal Mine recently surpassed their prior safety record that was set in 2006 when the mine celebrated working 798 days without a lost time accident on April 10 of this year.

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America’s Coal Fleet’s Importance Focus Of Paper From America’s Power

The white paper highlights the important role the nation’s coal fleet plays in six key areas of the electric grid.

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Summer of Steam Events Announced

The Steam Railroading Institute announced this week a “Summer of Steam,” featuring three weekends of open houses and special events at their grounds.

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Existing Coal-Fired Plants Are Less Costly Than New Electricity Sources

On June 3, America’s Power, in conjunction with the Institute for Energy Research released a study that analyses and compares the leveliZed cost of electricity for new and existing sources of electricity.

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Springfield, Illinois Council Members Hear Alternative to Shutting Down Coal-Fired Power Plants

New technology could extend City Water, Light and Power’s coal-fired power generators by a minimum of 10 to 15 years while reducing emissions.

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India’s Coal Future Hinges on Advanced Ultrasupercritical Breakthroughs

India is striving to conserve coal and slash its carbon emissions. The country which depended on coal for 56% of its total capacity of 356 GW as of May 2019, wants to reduce coal’s share to 45% of a planned capacity expansion to 480 GW by the end of 2022.

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Role-Playing for Real: Mine Rescue Teams Practice Skills in Governor's Cup Competition

In Virginia, the floor of UVa-Wise’s David J. Prior Convocation Center was a disaster Wednesday – a mine disaster.

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Wyoming Governor Mark Gordon Asks AG for Strategy to Sue Over Coal Ports

Governor Mark Gordon asked Attorney General Bridget Hill to research how Wyoming could sue Washington over that state’s decision to deny a coal port permit over environmental concerns, the governor said last week.

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How China is Improving Coal Technology

In China, though specific achievements are hard to pinpoint owing in part to a dearth of public or internationally available information, coal technology developments appear to be advancing more rapidly than anywhere in the world.

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Michael Bloomberg Launches $500 Million Campaign to Shut U.S. Coal Plants by 2030

Billionaire businessman Michael Bloomberg has made another bold move to help tackle climate change, pledging $500m towards a new campaign to close every coal-fired power station in the US by 2030.

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U.S. Coal Exports Dip in April, Down 12.6% on a Year-to-Date Basis

U.S. coal exports totaled 7.52 million mt in April, down 10.1% from March and down 25.3% from the year-ago month, according to U.S. Census data released Thursday.

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How the U.S. Is Investing in Advanced Coal Technologies

The U.S. is investing heavily to ensure its future coal-fired power fleet will be cleaner, more efficient, and more flexible, experts said at the 9th International Conference on Clean Coal Technologies in Houston on June 4.

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Miners Tell Trump Silica Dust Rule ‘Desperately’ Needed to Curb Black Lung Disease

The head of the national coal miners’ union on Thursday urged the Trump administration to impose regulation on silica dust in mines, which researchers believe is responsible for a resurgence of black lung disease in central Appalachia.

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Colorado State University Researchers Could Advocate for Coal's Future in Colorado

Colorado State University wants to help Front Range legislators understand the economic implications of removing coal-generated power from communities across the state of Colorado.

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Drop in Flow to China, Japan Push May Australian Gladstone Coal Exports to Three-Month Low

Exports of coal via the Port of Gladstone in Queensland, Australia, slid to a three-month low in May as volumes to China and Japan slumped, data from the Gladstone Ports Corporation showed Thursday.

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JRL Energy Inc. Announces Expansion of Underground Mining Operations

JRL Energy, Inc. is pleased to announce that it is expanding its underground mining operations in Harlan County, Kentucky. JRL commenced mining at the Magnum No. 1 Mine in June 2019.

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EIA's Weekly Coal Production Report: June 1, 2019

The Weekly Coal Production report has been updated for the week ending June 1, 2019.

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Eriez® Announces Three Executive Promotions

Eriez® announces the promotions of John Blicha, Greg Nowak and Chris Knoll to new positions within the company’s corporate leadership team.

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U.S. FERC's Chatterjee Rekindles Grid Resilience Debate

U.S. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission action on grid resilience could be forthcoming, Chairman Neil Chatterjee suggested Wednesday.

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Peabody's Derek Launius Named

Launius, a senior environmental engineer at Peabody's Arclar Complex in Illinois, is responsible for land stewardship at Arclar and closed operations in Illinois.

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Atlantic Coking Coal: Ukraine Seeks Extra U.S. Tonnes

U.S. export coking coal prices edged down further today as a negative global sentiment pervades, but some additional buying interest emerged in eastern Europe, potentially in connection to new restrictions on Russian coking coal exports to Ukraine.

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Dem Lawmakers Blast Trump for Opening Door to Mining in Grand Canyon

Democratic lawmakers are challenging a new Trump administration report they say is – along with other White House moves – a precursor to opening the Grand Canyon to uranium mining.

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Sandvik Launches the DR416i Rotary Blasthole Drill

Continuing our long tradition of developing innovative technology to help our customers enhance safety, improve productivity and reduce cost, Sandvik Mining and Rock Technology introduces the Sandvik DR416i rotary blasthole drill.

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Ceremony Marks 100th Anniversary of Baltimore Mine Tunnel Disaster

A ceremony Wednesday remembered those who died in the industrial accident 100 years ago after kegs of blasting powder exploded.

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Kentucky Lawmakers Consider Alternatives To Help Ailing Coal Industry

State lawmakers met with Kentucky’s top environmental regulator Tuesday to discuss the future of coal in the face of declining U.S. consumption.

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The Energy Edge: Trump’s Executive Order Spells Widespread Opportunity in Appalachia

President Trump’s recent executive orders call for nothing short of a full pedal-to-the-metal approach for ramping up oil and gas pipeline construction and other infrastructure throughout the United States. But there’s more to it than that.

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U.S. Says National Security Demands Easier Mining Rules

The Trump administration proposed smoothing the way Tuesday for more prospecting and mining of dozens of minerals, including on public lands and even in the oceans, calling them essential to the U.S. economy and security.

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Driving Up the Cost of Power for Consumers

Making an apples to apples comparison of new weather-dependent renewables against existing coal or nuclear power plants cannot be done – at least not with our existing tools.

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U.S. Announces Critical Minerals Strategy

The U.S. government has released a federal strategy aimed at ensuring secure supplies of critical minerals and supply chain resilience.

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Construction of New Mine Set to Begin in West Virginia

According to a release by CONSOL Energy, the company has started on the development of a metallurgical coal operation near Itmann, W.Va.

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IEA Boss Delivers Sobering Reality Check on Global Energy Trends

“We are definitely on a dangerous path,” Birol told Business in Vancouver. “Everybody talks about deeper and deeper cuts, but what we see in real life is that the emissions are increasing.”

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American Resources Corporation Upgrades Deane Mining’s Mill Creek Prep Plant

American Resources' Mill Creek Prep Plant is an 800 ton-per-hour modern coal processing facility and unit train load out located at the company's Deane Mining complex in Letcher County, Kentucky.

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Germany's Interest in Russian Coal Rises

Germany increased its thermal coal imports from Russia by almost 46pc year on year in the first quarter to 3.2mn t, according to data from EU statistical agency Eurostat.

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East Kentucky Power Co-Op Buys 270,000 st of Coal for Spurlock Plant

The Winchester-based utility told the Kentucky Public Service Commission it bought 70,000 st of 11,500 Btu/lb coal from Alliance Coal's River View underground mine in Union County for a base price of 195.66 cents/MMBtu, or $45/st.

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Biden Campaign Tweaks Climate Policy After Report Highlighting Similar Language

On Tuesday morning, the Biden campaign released an ambitious 22-page climate plan that pledged to go "beyond the Obama-Biden Administration platform" on climate.

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Ricochet to Headline West Virginia Coal Fest

The West Virginia Coal Festival will celebrate 26 years when it kicks off on Tuesday, June 18 and runs through Saturday, June 22, at the Boone County Courthouse with an opening ceremony.

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U.S. Report Urges Steps to Reduce Reliance on Foreign Critical Minerals

The U.S. Commerce Department on Tuesday recommended urgent steps to boost domestic production of critical minerals, warning that a halt in Chinese or Russian exports could cause “significant shocks” throughout the U.S. and foreign supply chains.

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Anglo May Export More Queensland, Australia Coal With Fewer Truck Drivers

Anglo American could soon be exporting more Australian coking coal with fewer truck drivers as it weighs up several new investments in its Queensland mines.

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Coal India Lines Up 10,000 cr Capex to Boost Output

Coal India targets more than 8 percent growth in production at 660 million tonnes in 2019-20 compared to 607 million tonnes in the last fiscal and plans a capital expenditure of ? 10,000 crore in the current fiscal, according to sources.

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National Mining Hall of Fame Names 2019 Inductees

These individuals, selected for being determined, forward-thinking innovators, doers, and leaders have propelled the industry toward vastly improved safety and social responsibility.

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Department of Commerce Recommends Significant Reforms for Minerals Permitting

“The report’s recommendations show an important and encouraging recognition that minerals play a vital role in our economy and that we can and will do better when it comes to minerals permitting,” said Hal Quinn, NMA president and CEO.

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Interior Department's Coal Reboot Ignores Tribes and Curtails Public Input

Within miles of the Northern Cheyenne Tribe’s reservation in southeastern Montana, coal mines leave claw marks on the landscape and smokestacks rise above the plains.

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Broader Implications of Two Public Utilities' Troubles Draw Differing Opinions

Falling power demand and changing generation fleets are pressuring municipal utilities across the US, most recently illustrated by reports this month out of Florida and Texas.

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Kentucky Coal Miner Dies After Injuries Sustained in May

The Kentucky Energy and Environment Cabinet said Felix “Matt” North, of Miracle, suffered critical injuries at the Rex Coal Co. mine CVB#1 in Cumberland on May 22.

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Turkey Coking Coal Imports Continue to Recover

Turkey's coking coal imports fell by 37.6pc on the year to 237,409t in April, underpinned by the absence of Australian exports and a decline in U.S. shipments, trade data show.

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Near-Term North America Coal Outlook Stable

According to a research note, Moody's expects flat to slightly lower EBITDA for North American coal miners through mid-2020, but any negative outlook signals, such as a significant fall in met or thermal coal prices, could push EBITDA down over 3%.

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The Future of Coal

Coal’s contribution, which as recently as 1997 was 52.8% and fell to 27.4% in 2018, will continue its downward slide to 17%.

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Tour-Ed Mine in Pennsylvania Offers Lessons in Underground History

Tours of this old coal mine are led by former coal miners, providing a first-hand glimpse into the harsh and backbreaking work that coal miners performed, originally with a simple pick, shoveling coal into a nearby donkey-powered cart.

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Coking Coal and Iron Ore Derivatives Volume Spikes in May

The Singapore Stock Exchange reported Monday a total volume of 1.27 million mt of coking coal traded in May in the PHCC FOB Australia futures contract.

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Epiroc Investing in 3D Printing for on Demand Spare Parts

Epiroc says it is introducing a project focused on the use of 3D printing capabilities for the manufacturing of spare parts.

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World's Top Miners Keep Performing But Investors Unimpressed

The world’s 40 largest mining companies continued to consolidate their stellar performance of the past several years by delivering steady growth in 2018, according to PwC’s Mine 2019 report released today.

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EIA's Coal Markets Report: June 3, 2019

The Coal Markets Report has been updated for the business week ending May 31, 2019.

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2019 China Coal Equipment and Mining Technology and Equipment Exhibition

Founded in 2005, CICEME EXPO is a coal mining industry industry conference, attracting 380 exhibitors from 65 countries and regions, 80 of the world's top 500, and 33,980 professional visitors.

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The Pursuit Of Carbon Capture Is A More Rational Policy Than The Rejection Of Climate Science

When it comes to energy and environmental policies, the Democrats support some variation of the Green New Deal that accelerates investment in clean technologies.

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Australia: Why the Coal Lobby has Misled Queensland on Value of Thermal Coal

Australians must avoid falling for the tricks of the coal lobby, which is seeking to conflate the economic contributions of coking coal with thermal coal, a new research report has revealed.

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June Scholarship Golf Outing- Last Chance to Register!

Raising money for scholarships is the primary purpose of this event - networking and a fun game of golf is the secondary purpose.

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Retired Coal Miners Seek Congress's Help to Preserve Their Pensions

Members of United Mine Workers of America have been lobbying lawmakers in Washington to prevent their pension fund from the insolvency that is expected to hit by 2022.

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Near Site of UBB Explosion, Battle Brewing Over Ballfields

Contura Energy is trying to build a mine belt through the heart of a community at the Pettus Little League Field.

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Keeping the Memories Alive

Supported by a grant from the WVU Humanities Center, a research team used historical images to document the history of the Scott’s Run community in Monongalia County.

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Community Stands to Lose One of its Last Strongholds

For 60 years, children have played ball on the fields after Bethlehem Steel gave the Little League a 100-year lease on the property for $1; however, the landowner could terminate that contract with the Little League with a 30-day notice.

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Fire in the Hole - The 100th Anniversary of Baltimore Mine Tunnel Disaster

One of the worst of Wyoming Valley’s disasters occurred June 5, 1919, when blasting powder being hauled into the Baltimore Mine Tunnel in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania exploded, killing 92 men and injuring another 44.

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West Virginia Governor Jim Justice Family-Owned Business Buys Part of West Virginia's Pinnacle Mine

A representative for the United Mine Workers precinct 1714 has confirmed their miners are in talks with West Virginia Governor Jim Justice’s family mining business following their purchase of the Pinnacle Prep Plant in Pineville.

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Peabody Energy Co. Given Consensus Recommendation of “Hold” by Brokerages

One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, four have issued a hold rating and five have given a buy rating to the company. The average 12-month target price among brokers that have covered the stock in the last year is $37.00.

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West Virginia Bridge Dedicated to Singer Hazel Dickens

The bridge, which carries travelers of County Route 11 over the Bluestone River, will now be known as the Hazel Dickens Memorial Bridge. Of the crowd, many of Hazel’s family members were in attendance.

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Al Gore to Hold Australian Climate Change Event to Discourage Australians From Mining Coal

Al Gore is still at it. At the expense to Australian taxpayers of $142,000, Gore will lead a three-day climate change lecture in Queensland.

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IMI June Scholarship Golf Outing - Register Now!

Raising money for scholarships is the primary purpose of this event - networking and a fun game of golf is the secondary purpose.

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Canada: Cape Breton Miners Museum Short on Funds for Virtual Simulator

A popular project aimed at giving people a hands-on opportunity to share in Cape Breton’s rich coal mining history is pushing forward despite financial concerns.

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Don't Take North Dakota Lignite Coal for Granted

The state is said to have an 800-year supply of lignite coal beneath its prairies. The supply could last even longer if we allow ourselves to be duped into not mining that coal and putting its energy to use, heating homes and powering businesses.

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West Virginia Governor-Owned Company Receives Ultimatum From Federal Judge

A federal judge is giving one of West Virginia Governor Jim Justice’s coal companies until next Thursday to explain how it plans to pay a $1.2 million contempt fine.

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Battle Lines Drawn in Latest Ohio Nuclear, Coal Plants Subsidies Fight

Trade groups and consumer advocates have expressed disappointment and outrage over Ohio's latest effort to subsidize coal and nuclear plants, while the governor indicates he supports assisting nuclear assets.

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Media Explains Why Climate Skeptics Are Going to Win

The trade press publication E & E News today drew attention to the Steve Milloy-authored Energy and Environment Action Team publication, “The Plan Is… No Plan: Why the GOP Shouldn’t Do Anything on Climate.”

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Standard Bank Shareholders Vote for Disclosure on Lending to Coal Projects

In a first for South Africa, climate-conscious shareholders of Standard Bank have compelled the bank to adopt and publicly disclose a policy on lending to coal-fired power projects and coal mining operations.

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