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Where MSHA and the Mining Industry Are as 2023 Comes to an End

As we close out 2023 and look to 2024, the time is right to take stock of developments in mine safety and health law over the past year and consider what may be on the horizon.

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Kentucky Town Awarded Millions to Preserve its Coal Mining Heritage

Like so many communities in eastern Kentucky during the early part of the 20th century, the coal industry was the lifeline

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North Dakota Researchers Find Cost-Effective Way to Extract Rare-Earth Elements From Coal

Critical mineral production in the U.S. is primarily done by mining hard rocks and using heat and powerful solvents to release the desired elements. The process generates large amounts of waste containing environmental toxins.

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Europe HRC Spread Rebounds in November as Steel Prices Rise, Easing Margin Pressure

The spread between European hot-rolled coil steel and raw material prices rebounded in November from October's low, aided by higher spot steel prices and lower coking coal costs.

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Kentucky Congressman Reintroduces Black Lung Bill Named for Coal Miner

Rogers (R-KY) and U.S. Rep. Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. (D-GA) reintroduced the John "J.L." White Ensuring Timely Black Lung Benefits Act — named in memory of a former coal miner from Williamsburg, who passed away in 2019 before receiving the benefits he was a

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John Kerry Wants to Abolish Coal by Government Fiat

He also said existing coal plants should be decommissioned as fast as possible.

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“Coal Consumption for Electricity Generation in 2030 will Drop to 175 Million Tons,” Steve Winberg Warns Congressional Coal Caucus

“In 2022, electricity generation capacity from coal was 197 GW according to EIA and in 2030 this figure will fall to 68 GW as estimated by America’s Power based on announced retirements,” said Winberg.

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Our New Radio Spot Celebrates West Virginia Coal – Tune In!

Great news! Friends of Coal has just launched an invigorating new radio spot, and we’re eager for you to hear it.

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