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Dozens of Communities Urged to Double Down on Coal

Naperville, St. Charles, Winnetka and dozens of other communities urged to double down on coal

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Wyoming Coal Producers Plead for State Tax Breaks Amid New Federal Rules, Crushing Market Forces

Lawmakers are considering whether state subsidies, in the form of tax breaks, might mitigate the financial turmoil destabilizing a $650 million pillar of Wyoming’s economy.

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Mining Industry Advances in Social Responsibility: Achieving a Social License to Operate

As regulatory frameworks surrounding the social obligations of mining operations continue to evolve, many mining companies are already exceeding these requirements to gain the essential ‘social license to operate’ from local communities.

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WV Coal Mine Where Miner Died Had Multiple Safety Violations

A coal mine in West Virginia had a long history of safety violations before a miner was fatally injured this week operating an excavator, according to local news reports.

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CSX Resuming Full Coal Export Operations in Baltimore

After being unable to export coal with the Port of Baltimore’s main channel blocked in the wake of the Francis Scott Key Bridge disaster, the CSX railroad said its terminal here has resumed coal shipments and expects to be back to normal next week.

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US Energy Future Under Threat From Biden Policies

America's energy future is "under threat" from Biden administration policies that "hinder growth of domestic energy production" and cause greater costs for Americans.

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What Do New Federal Rules and Proposals for Coal Mean for Wyoming?

It’s not news to anyone that coal has been declining for a while now – production in Wyoming has almost halved since it peaked in 2008.

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Conveyor Fires: Causes and Prevention

With the Foundations™ Learning Center, the largest comprehensive free conveyor training archive on the web, Martin experts give detailed insight into the causes and prevention of deadly fires.

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EIA's Electric Power Monthly and Electricity Monthly Update—May 2024

Total U.S. coal stockpiles increased by 5.1% to 134 million tons compared to the previous month.

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Virginia Attorney General Miyares Challenging Heavy Truck Emissions Rule and Other Federal Proposals

Joining 23 conservative-led states’ efforts, Virginia Attorney General Jason Miyares has signed on to legal challenges to new federal rules designed to advance emission reductions and address what scientists say is causing extreme weather events.

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As Summer Gets Underway, Celebrate Don’t Fry Day and Learn How to Be Sun Safe

“Remember to protect your skin and eyes from UV rays before you go outdoors,” said Joseph Goffman, Assistant Administrator for the Office of Air and Radiation.

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Politicians Introduce Legislation to End Corporate Welfare for the Fossil Fuel Industry and Save American Taxpayers Billions of Dollars

“American taxpayers have been forced to foot the bill for corporate handouts propping up the fossil fuel industry that is driving the climate crisis,” said Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.).

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Caterpillar Invests $90 Million to Build New Engine in Central Texas

Construction and mining equipment giant Caterpillar plans to spend tens of millions of dollars on its operations in suburban San Antonio in the coming months, company officials announced.

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MSHA Fatality Alert - May 8, 2024

On May 8, 2024, a miner was electrocuted while unloading a roll of belt from a trailer.

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Liebherr USA, Co. Announces New Divisional Director of Mining

Liebherr USA, Co. has appointed Johnny Greer as Divisional Director for Mining, effective May 6, 2024. Greer brings 20 years of experience to lead the US mining division.

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China’s Coal Industry Group Revises Down 2024 Output Forecast

Chinese coal production this year will vary by between a 1% annual decline and 1% growth this year, a major industry association said on Wednesday, revising down its previous forecast of a 1% increase in coal production.

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Ramaco Announces New Leadership Structure to Accelerate Growth

Ramaco Resources, Inc. has made several leadership changes, aimed at supporting and accelerating the Company's growth as it reaches new milestones.

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Hazards for Women in Mining

In 2021, men comprised an estimated 85 percent of the global mining workforce of 214 million workers, according to the International Labor Organization.

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SIU Experts Search Abandoned Coal Mines For Rare Earth Elements Used in Green Energy

Rare earth elements are key to the energy sources that power many modern technologies, and a Southern Illinois University Carbondale researcher is trying to find ways to glean them from the remnants of yesteryear’s energy source.

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GOP AGs: Oil, Natural Gas, Coal Essential to U.S., State Economies

Traditional sources of fuel, oil, natural gas, and coal are essential sources of energy that Americans rely on, and are vital to the U.S. and states' economies, Republican attorneys general argue.

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Epiroc to Acquire French Manufacturer of Excavator Attachments

Epiroc, a leading productivity and sustainability partner for the mining and construction industries, has agreed to acquire ACB+, a manufacturer of attachments and related couplers used by the construction industry.

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EIA's Weekly Coal Production Report – May 23, 2024

EIA has updated the Weekly Coal Production report for the week ending May 18, 2024.

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Biden Power Plant Rule Draws Narrow Attack From Utility Group

The top US electric utility trade group is going to federal court Wednesday to simultaneously challenge stringent new pollution-cutting requirements for power plants —— and defend the government’s authority to set targeted standards.

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Mine Worker Union Challenges Biden Climate Rule in Court

A union representing miners has filed a legal challenge to a Biden administration climate rule.

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EPA’s New Power Plant Emissions Rule Relies on Optimistic Assumptions about Our Energy Future

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently finalized a rule imposing new carbon dioxide emissions controls on fossil fuel power plants.

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Caterpillar Launches Pathways to Sustainability Educational Program

Caterpillar announced the formation of a new educational program designed to support mining, quarry and aggregate industry customers on their energy transition journeys.

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Pennsylvania Senator Pushes for Black Lung Legislation in Senate Hearing on Mine Safety

“Our Nation has long relied on coal miners, so many of whom have risked their lives and their long-term health to do the job of powering years of prosperity,” said Pennsylvania Senator Bob Casey.

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Freedom Caucus Says Gordon Must Fight Biden Coal Ban Now — Not Later

Sixteen members of the Wyoming Freedom Caucus believe Wyoming has to make a swift, decisive response in fighting a new BLM rule issued last week that would end coal production in Wyoming's energy-rich Powder River Basin by 2041.

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What EPA's Carbon Rule Means For the Highest-Emitting Coal Plants

The writing was already on the wall for the U.S. coal industry when the Biden administration launched plans last year to slash greenhouse gas emissions from fossil fuel power plants.

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Mine Worker Union Challenges Biden Climate Rule in Court

A union representing miners has filed a legal challenge to a Biden administration climate rule.

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Republicans Launch Bid to Overturn Coal Wastewater Rule

House Republicans introduced legislation this week to overturn a new environmental regulation that sets stricter water pollution limits for coal plants.

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CSX Fully Resuming Baltimore Coal Exports This Week, CEO Says

CSX this week will return to normal coal export operations at the Port of Baltimore after work crews cleared part of the deep channel serving the second busiest U.S. trade hub for outgoing coal shipments, the railroad’s CEO said on Wednesday.

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2024 SME PCMIA Annual Joint Meeting

Important date changes.

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UMWA Challenges EPA’s New Carbon Emissions Standard

The United Mine Workers of America (UMWA) on Monday, May 20, filed a Petition for Review for the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) recently implemented carbon emission standards for coal-fired power plants.

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As Electricity Demand Soars, BLM Says No New Federal Coal Leasing

On May 16, the Biden administration announced it would not be issuing any new coal leases in the Powder River Basin, the beating heart of federal coal production.

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Lawmakers Hear Grim Updates From the Coal Industry and Electric Utilities

Now that the legislative session is over, lawmakers are meeting periodically to discuss what issues they need to address next session.

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Senator Barrasso: Coal and Natural Gas are Essential to Meeting America’s Growing Demand for Electricity

U.S. Senator John Barrasso (R-WY) has delivered remarks at a full committee hearing to examine the opportunities, risks, and challenges associated with growth in demand for electric power in the United States.

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Bens Creek Faces Administration Amid Financial Woes

Bens Creek Group plc, a metallurgical coal mining company, is facing financial difficulties and has resolved to appoint administrators after failing to repay significant loan note redemptions from two of its major creditors.

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MSHA Final Report Issued for Fatality on July 17, 2023

On July 17, 2023, a miner died while performing repairs on a gyratory crusher. When a component was being suspended by a crane, a lifting eye welded to the component broke free striking the miner.

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MCPA 44th Annual Conference Closes with Discussion on Met Coal Outlook, Railroads, Federal Oversight Challenges

The outlook for metallurgical coal, federal oversight challenges and railroad perspectives dominated the discussion during the final day of the 44th annual Metallurgical Coal Producers Association (MCPA) conference Tuesday in Roanoke, WV.

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Biden Serves Western Coal a Double Whammy

America’s Coal Associations issued the following statement in response to President Biden’s actions to force an end to new coal leasing from federal reserves as his Bureau of Land Management seeks to destroy western coal communities.

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J.P. Richardson Named MCPA Chairman

After recognizing the leadership of Bob Cline, Coronado Global, as the chairman of the Metallurgical Coal Producers Association (MCPA), for the past two years, the MCPA welcomed J.P. Richardson, Metinvest-United Coal, as its new chairman.

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EPA Administrator Michael S. Regan Hosts Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for the National Environmental Museum and Education Center

On May 21, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Michael S. Regan was joined by past and present Senior EPA Officials and other environmental stakeholders to officially open the National Environmental Museum and Education Center.

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Illinois Mining Institute Annual Event- Registration Open!

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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CONSOL Energy Coal Shipments Resume from Its Marine Terminal in Baltimore

CONSOL Energy Inc. reports that coal shipments to international markets began leaving its Marine Terminal in Baltimore last night. This is after a shutdown of the terminal due to the collapse of the Francis Scott Key bridge on March 26.

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Weekly Production / Consumption Report: Week 19 (May 11)

The Weekly Production / Consumption Report: Week 19 (May 11) has been posted.

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America at Higher Blackout Risk as EPA Aims to Shut Down More Power Plants, Despite Grid Assessment

Less than a month after the EPA announced rules that will likely shut down coal plants and prevent more gas plants from being built, a new reliability assessment shows heightened risk of blackouts this summer across large portions of the U.S.

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MSHA Head Calls for National Mining Safety Standdown

The federal Mine Safety and Health Administration hopes mine operators in West Virginia and elsewhere will join in a national safety stand down Wednesday.

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Numerous Fire Departments Respond to Massive Building Fire at Consol's Bailey Complex

A large storage building operated by a subcontractor at the Bailey Mine complex in Greene County caught fire Monday morning, prompting numerous fire departments to respond to fight the massive blaze.

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Coal Still Powers More U.S. Electricity Than Any Renewable Energy Source

Despite a continuous decline in U.S. coal power generation, the share of coal in America’s electricity mix is still above 15%, more than any renewable energy source.

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MCPA Opens 44th Annual Conference Emphasizing ‘Met Coal Makes Steel’ as Key Industry Message

“Met Coal Makes Steel” was the recurring message Monday during the opening day of the Metallurgical Coal Producers Association (MCPA) 44th Annual Conference in Roanoke, WV. T

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Industry Trade Groups, Environmental Groups React to New EPA Lawsuit

A group of 27 states, co-led by Attorney General Todd Rokita, is suing the Environmental Protection Agency over its recent carbon reduction rule.

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Warrior Met Coal CEO and CFO to Attend B. Riley Securities 24th Annual Institutional Investor Conference

Warrior Met Coal, Inc. has announced that its Chief Executive Officer Walt Scheller and Chief Financial Officer Dale Boyles will attend the B. Riley Securities 24th Annual Institutional Investor Conference on May 22, 2024.

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Three May Fatalities Add to Mining's 2024 Total

Mining fatalities slowed significantly to start the year, but three so far in May elevated the 2024 total to seven.

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BLM Ends Future Coal Mining on Powder River Basin Federal Lands

The Powder River Basin, a geological formation that covers much of northeast Wyoming and a portion of southeast Montana, has been the nation’s largest source of coal for decades, with production there peaking in 2008.

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US Moves to Make Nation's Largest Coal Region Unavailable to New Mining

US officials on May 16 released a proposal to block future coal leases on public lands in the Powder River Basin, the nation’s largest coal mining region.

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U.S. Energy Information Administration – Coal Markets Release - May 20, 2024

The Coal Markets Report has been updated for the business week ending May 17, 2024.

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Can Wyoming Break With Federal Government And Become Energy Independent?

Wyoming legislators are examining an approach to energy independence and ownership of coal- and natural-gas power plants that would directly pit them against the Biden administration’s policy of ending coal production by 2041.

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Biden-Harris Administration Announces More Than $300 Million in Brownfield Grants Through Investing in America Agenda to Rehabilitate and Revitalize Communities

178 communities will receive 181 grant awards totaling $231 million through EPA’s MAC Grant Programs.

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MSHA Final Report Issued for Fatality on August 5, 2023

On August 5, 2023, a customer truck driver fell from a large container mounted on the trailer of his truck.

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Sandvik Poised to Complete SP Mining Integration

Following its acquisition of the Schenck Process mining related business in November 2022, Sandvik has been working hard behind the scenes to bring its new offering and capabilities to market, with the OEM poised to complete the integration.

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CRAIC Technologies Unveils LambdaFire™ 2.0 Microspectroscopy Software: Empowering Researchers with Enhanced Spectral Analysis Capabilities

CRAIC Technologies, a pioneering leader in microspectroscopy solutions, announces the launch of LambdaFire™ 2.0 Microspectroscopy Software, a cutting-edge platform designed to elevate microspectrometer control and spectral analysis to new heights.

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Last Chance: Submit Your Abstract for Connecting Mining Conference!

A team of SME student members are planning a new conference for students and early career professionals.

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BHP Debates Improved Bid as Time Runs Out in Anglo Takeover Saga

With time running out on its $43-billion pursuit of Anglo American, BHP Group faces a critical question: what would it take to draw the smaller company to the negotiating table within the next few days?

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India's JSW Steel to Buy Coking Coal Firm in Mozambique

India's JSW Steel will buy a coking coal company in Mozambique to secure supply of the key steelmaking raw material and shield against any volatility in prices.

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Coal Remains King of India's Energy Supply

India reached a milestone with annual coal consumption of one billion tonnes.

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Flexco Outlasts Competition by 14 Weeks in Test Trial

An underground coal mine has seen a major boost with a switch to Flexco’s XP Staple Belt Fastening System.

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Enlow Fork Mine Tour Offers Rare Glimpse Into Underground City

At the start of their shift, the coal miners working on Enlow Fork Mine’s H-3 longwall section step into a black steel elevator and descend 800 feet underground, where they walk out through a heavy airlock door and into a part of the earth that few people

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Consol Energy Aims to be a Leading Force in Slowing the Shift to Renewable Energy

In 2021, the Energy Information Administration projected demand for electricity wouldn’t reach 1% annual growth until close to 2050. Now, the agency thinks it will rise by nearly 3% by the end of 2024 and another 4% in 2025.

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Coal Country Voters Oppose Mountaintop Removal Mining

Voters in the heart of coal country oppose mountaintop removal coal mining, according to a poll released by Earthjustice, Appalachian Mountain Advocates and the Sierra Club.

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Epiroc Opens Cutting-Edge Competency Center for Surface Mining in Tucson, Arizona

Epiroc has announced the inauguration of its new Competency Center for Surface Mining in Tucson, Arizona.

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Traveling Coal Exhibit Heads to Fairmont, WV

The West Virginia Department of Arts, Culture and History created the exhibit. It’s been under the stewardship of Mike Rohaly, president of the Northern Appalachian Coal Mining Heritage Association.

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World Coal Market: Brief Overview

Last week, thermal coal quotations on the European dropped below 104 USD/t, pressured by reduced consumption, increased RES generation, and lower gas prices amid easing concerns over the conflict in the Middle East.

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BLM to End New Coal Leasing in Powder River Basin

The Bureau of Land Management announced Thursday that it will not issue new coal leases in the Powder River Basin, the largest coal-producing region in the United States.

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States, Co-Ops Sue EPA Over Coal Plant CO2 Plan

Predictably, a 25-state group and the nation’s rural electric cooperatives have sued the Biden administration’s Environmental Protection Agency over proposed new rules designed to reduce coal-fired power plants’ greenhouse gas emissions.

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Wyoming Governor Mark Gordon Says Blizzard of Regulations Are Designed to Kill the Coal Industry

Republican Wyoming Gov. Mark Gordon joined 'The Bottom Line' to discuss how President Biden's proposal to end new federal leases in the nation's coal region could impact his state.

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MSHA to Mining Community: Let's All Stand Down for Safety

The Mine Safety and Health Administration’s second annual Stand Down to Save Lives is set for May 22.

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The Real Cost of Coal for West Virginia

When the Environmental Protection Agency announced its new carbon emission rules for coal-fired plants, there were a lot of numbers that got thrown around — and quite a few that didn’t. So here’s a closer look at some numbers.

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Wyoming Delegation Blasts BLM Wyoming Coal Ban

U.S. Sens. John Barrasso and Cynthia Lummis and Rep. Harriet Hageman, all R-Wyo., blasted the Bureau of Land Management’s final supplemental environmental impact statement (SEIS) and proposed amendment to its Buffalo Field Office land use plan.

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Parts of the US Could Face Energy Shortages and Blackouts This Summer

Extreme summer heat increases the risk of power grid instability. Here are the regions in the US that will be affected the most.

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World's Largest Concrete Thermal Energy Storage Pilot Completes Testing

EPRI has recently completed testing of a pilot concrete thermal energy storage (CTES) system at Alabama Power’s Ernest C. Gaston Electric Generating plant (Gaston), which the companies are calling the largest such pilot in the world.

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AI Used to Cut Time and Cost of Carbon Capture and Storage Design

Heriot-Watt University’s global research institute for net zero is leading a multi-million-pound project to develop the use of AI in carbon capture and storage (CCS).

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Alabama Coal Company Sued for a Home Explosion That Killed a Man Is Delinquent on Dozens of Penalties, Records Show

The delinquent penalties include fines for more than a dozen “significant and substantial” safety violations ranging in amount from $772 to $17,469.

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Caterpillar Invests $90 Million, Creates Jobs at San Antonio-Area Facilities

A global construction equipment manufacturer is putting close to $100 million into its San Antonio-area facilities to build the company's newest large motors.

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Formidable Lineup of Speakers Coming to Bluefield Coal Symposium This Summer

A formidable lineup of speakers has been assembled for the Bluefield Coal Symposium.

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US Moves to Make Nation's Largest Coal Region Unavailable to New Mining

US officials on May 16 released a proposal to block future coal leases on public lands in the Powder River Basin, the nation's largest coal mining region.

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BLM Issues Ban on New Coal Leasing

Bureau of Land Management has announced updates to Resource Management Plans for millions of acres of BLM-managed land in Wyoming and Montana, eliminating all new coal leasing until 2038.

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West Virginia Governor and First Lady Issue Statement on Death of Coal Miner

Gov. Jim Justice and First Lady Cathy Justice issued the following statement today after learning of the death of a coal miner in Wyoming County.

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Mine Owners, Lawmakers React to BLM's Proposal to End Coal Leases For Mines in Montana, Wyoming

The Interior Department issued plans Thursday to throttle future coal mining in the nation’s largest coal-producing region.

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Baltimore Coal Shipments Resume, Ahead of Schedule -- OPIS

Access for large vessels into Baltimore Harbour is improving as salvage operations continue.

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EIA's Weekly Coal Production Report – May 16, 2024

EIA has updated the Weekly Coal Production report for the week ending May 11, 2024.

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NMA Statement on BLM Banning New Coal Leasing in the Powder River Basin

NMA has issued comments from Rich Nolan, NMA president and CEO, on the U.S. Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) decision to ban new coal leasing in the Powder River Basin.

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Coal Proves Hard to Dislodge From US Power System

U.S. coal-fired power generation over the first four months of 2024 shrank to its lowest total in four years, but retained a more than 15% share of the national power mix despite widespread efforts to transition energy systems away from fossil fuels.

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Global Coal Phase-Out to Cost Between $200 Billion, $2 Trillion

Over $200 billion will be given as compensation to workers and local communities affected by coal phase-out programs globally, new research has found.

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Coal Mining Death Reported in West Virginia

According to a statement from the governor’s office, Virgil Paynter, of Lynco, was fatally injured while operating an excavator at CM Energy Operations LP Surface Mine.

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Coal Dust Concerns Mount After Baltimore Bridge Collapse

The collapse of the Francis Scott Key Bridge blocked a critical shipping lane, leaving the small town of Curtis Bay with an open-air coal mound that’s piling up. Residents worry how the stockpile may affect air quality.

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The Biden Administration Energy Agenda is Putting America’s Affordable, Reliable Energy at Risk

During the month of March, 108 million Americans were unable to pay their monthly utility bill in full. Undoubtedly tens of millions more sacrificed other essential needs to cover their energy costs.

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Et Tu PJM?

When the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) launched its new suite of rules targeting the coal fleet, it waived away an avalanche of concern over the threat its strategy posed to the nation’s supply of power.

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Alliance Resource Partners, L.P. Investor Presentation, May 2024

Alliance Resource Partners, L.P. has added a new presentation to its website.

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Lambert's Point Ramps Up Coal Dumping Capability Following Baltimore Bridge Collapse

Norfolk Southern announced they have significantly ramped up their coal dumping capability at their Lambert’s Point Pier 6 location, following the March 26 collapse of the Francis Scott Key Bridge.

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MCPA - New Driving Directions to Stonewall Resort, Roanoke, WV Due to Road Construction on I-79

Due to road construction on I-79, the North and South bound 91 Exits (Roanoke) will be closed.

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America’s Power Grid Could Buckle Under Sweltering Summer Heat, Watchdog Warns

Considerable portions of the U.S. are facing heightened risks of blackouts over the summer months, according to a new report by the North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC).

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FERC Just Finalized the Most Historic Transmission Rule This Century

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) passed what might be considered the most significant regulatory milestone concerning interstate power lines in nearly three decades.

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Department of Labor to Hold 2nd Annual Stand Down to Save Lives to Promote Miner Safety, Health at Nation's Mines on May 22

The Department of Labor announced today that its Mine Safety and Health Administration will hold its second annual ‘Stand Down to Save Lives’ on May 22.

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CORESafety Recommendation - Heat Safety Tool From OSHA and NIOSH

The OSHA-NIOSH Heat Safety Tool is a useful resource for planning work activities based on how hot it feels throughout the day.

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Registration Reminder: 2024 SME Spring Seminar Series

The Third Annual SME Spring Seminar Series begins on May 21. All seminars will begin at 1:00 PM EDT and will conclude at 3:00 PM.

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West Virginia Primary Election Results

West Virginia's Primary Election ended with current Governor Jim Justice winning the Republican nomination for the open US Senate seat capturing the Republican nomination to succeed Justice as the states next Governor.

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Coal Miners Museum in Pennsylvania Open for Season

The Broad Top Area Coal Miners Museum in Robertsdale, PA kicked off its 2024 season May 4 and will remain open on weekends until Oct. 31.

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Energy Addition

The tragic collapse of Baltimore’s Francis Scott Key Bridge on March 26 and its impact on the Port of Baltimore has brought a fresh eye to the importance of U.S. coal exports to domestic miners but also to global markets.

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There's Still Time to Register For the 2024 Spring Seminar Series! And It's FREE!

The SME Pittsburgh Section is offering the Third Annual Spring Seminar Series.

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MSHA's New Health Resource Locator Tool

Whether you’re a miner or a mine operator, it’s important to know where to find certain health resources, especially during emergencies.

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Department of Labor to Hold Benefits Assistance Events in Indiana, Illinois for Current, Former Coal Miners Disabled by Black Lung Disease, Survivors

Administered by the department’s Division of Coal Mine Workers’ Compensation, the program currently provides benefits to about 200 people in Indiana and 300 in Illinois.

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India's NTPC Tests 20pc Torrefied Biomass Co-Firing

India's state-owned generator NTPC has demonstrated 20pc torrefied biomass-coal co-firing at a 110MW unit at its Tanda power plant in the northern state of Uttar Pradesh.

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Anglo American to Divest its Met Coal Operations, Focus on Cooper, Premium Iron Ore

Diversified miner Anglo American said May 14 that it will divest its metallurgical coal business and instead focus on copper and premium iron ore businesses, a move it said is critical for delivering products aimed at energy transition.

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MSHA Assistant Secretary Chris Williamson's Letter to the Mining Community

This year "Stand Down to Save Lives" will occur on May 22, 2024.

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Biden Signs Suicidal ‘No Coal’ Pact, While Rest of World Builds 1,000 New Plants

The no-coal pact allows all nations but the Suicidal Seven to continue using as much affordable coal power as they like.

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NMA Statement on Tariff Increases on an Array of Chinese Imports

NMA has issued comments from Rich Nolan, NMA president and CEO, on today’s announcement from the Biden administration concerning tariff increases on an array of Chinese imports.

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FACT SHEET: President Biden Takes Action to Protect American Workers and Businesses from China’s Unfair Trade Practices

President Biden’s economic plan is supporting investments and creating good jobs in key sectors that are vital for America’s economic future and national security.

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Anglo-American Eyes Break-Up as it Fends Off BHP Offer

Anglo American laid out plans on Tuesday to refocus on energy transition metal copper while spinning out or selling its less profitable coal, nickel, diamond and platinum businesses, as it moves to fend off BHP Group's $43 billion takeover offer.

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Coal Bankruptcies Continue to Put a Strain on Communities

The mining industry has put a severe financial and environmental burden on the people of Appalachia and their home.

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Where is the Power Going to Come From?

It is becoming inarguably clear the U.S. is in for a surge in electricity demand. The Biden EPA just finalized its tailpipe rule and by 2032, 70% of new cars will run primarily on electricity.

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Thermal Coal Prices: The Fundamentals See Improvement

The thermal coal market experienced significant improvement in fundamentals throughout the week, leading to price increases for major exporters worldwide.

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DOE Lands Top Two Spots on List of Fastest Supercomputers

The U.S. Department of Energy’s Aurora supercomputer has officially broken the exascale barrier.

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Banks' 2023 Fossil Fuel Funding Rises to $705 Billion

Fossil fuel financing by the world's 60 largest banks rose to $705bn in 2023, up by 4.8pc from $673bn in 2022, with the increase largely driven by financing for the LNG sector.

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REGISTRATION IS ENDING SOON - Join Us at the MCPA Annual Conference!

Join MCPA for insights and perspectives from industry leaders and some great leisure activities at the Met Coal Producers Association 44th Annual Conference!

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Komatsu Launches Battery-Electric Versions of Drilling and Bolting Rigs

Komatsu has announced the second generation of the company’s Z2 product line of small-class development drill and bolting equipment with unique enhancements and additions.

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U.S. Energy Information Administration – Coal Markets Release - May 13, 2024

The Coal Markets Report has been updated for the business week ending May 10, 2024.

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Weekly Production / Consumption Report: Week 18 (May 4)

The Weekly Production / Consumption Report: Week 18 (May 4) has been posted.

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Department of Labor to Hold Benefits Assistance Events in Indiana, Illinois for Current, Former Coal Miners Disabled by Black Lung Disease, Survivors

The Department of Labor today announced that its Federal Black Lung Program will host outreach events for current and former coal miners suffering disabilities related to black lung disease.

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Despite Production Decline, U.S. Coal Exports Expected to Matcy 2023 Levels

U.S. coal exports in 2024 will be almost unchanged from 2023.

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EPA Head Tells Coal Miners Regulatory Assault is Over

The Department of Labor today announced that its Federal Black Lung Program will host an outreach event in Greenville, Kentucky, on May 20 for current and former coal miners suffering disabilities related to black lung disease.

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More Industry Leading Speakers Announced for Bluefield Coal Symposium

The Chamber of Commerce of the Two Virginias based in Bluefield and Princeton, WV is preparing for the 2024 Bluefield Coal Symposium, which is taking place at the Chuck Mathena Center in Princeton, WV on August 12-14.

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Virginia and West Virginia Join in Fight Against New EPA Power Plant Regulations

Virginia’s and West Virginia’s attorneys general have joined a 25-state coalition in a lawsuit asking the U.S. Court of Appeals to review and declare unlawful the EPA's recently-released new rule on existing coal-, natural gas- and oil-fired power plants.

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West Virginia Football Unveils Epic ‘Coal Rush’ Uniforms With Epic Hype Video To Boot

The swag is real in the Mountain State.

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Ten Day Notice Rule Became Effective May 9, 2024

The Ten-Day Notice final rule became effective on May 9.

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India, China Demand to Widen Australia's Lead as Top Coking Coal Exporter

India’s rise as the world’s top coking coal consumer and China’s surging imports from Down Under are set to boost Australia’s lead as the world’s biggest producer of the steelmaking ingredient in the coming years.

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Resourcing Tomorrow Announces Government Roundtable in London this December

Resourcing Tomorrow remains steadfast in its mission to foster meaningful dialogues between governments worldwide and the mining industry.

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MSHA Safety Alert - Battery Fire Explosion Hazard

On 4/11/2024, a Continuous Personal Dust Monitor (CPDM) device was placed on top of a continuous mining machine and was struck by a rock (approximately 24-inch diameter and 10 inches thick) that fell approximately 6 feet.

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Over Two Dozen States Sue to Overturn New EPA Power Plant Emissions Rule

On May 9 Republican attorneys general from 25 states, led by West Virginia's Patrick Morrisey, filed a petition with the US Court of Appeals for the DC Circuit asking the court to invalidate the Environmental Protection Agency's power plant rule.

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Stranded Coal Ship Departs Baltimore as Dali Salvage Work Continues

A coal ship stranded at the Port of Baltimore set sail for Singapore this week as crews work to remove the Dali container ship that crashed into the Francis Scott Key Bridge, causing it to collapse and block access to the port.

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DOE Appoints Inaugural Board of Directors for Groundbreaking New Foundation

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has appointed the inaugural board of directors for its first ever agency-related foundation.

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Video: Capito to Regan: EPA Closing Power Plants With No Plan to Replace Baseload Energy

U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.), Ranking Member of the Senate Environment and Public Works (EPW) Committee, participated in a hearing with Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Michael Regan.

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Biden-Harris Administration Announces Partnership to Supply Federal Facilities in Virginia With 100% Clean Energy

President Biden's Federal Sustainability Plan directs the Government to lead by example to help tackle the climate crisis.

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EPA's Regulations Targeting the Power Sector Don't Square With the Unprecedented Electricity Demand

At a recent @EPWGOP hearing, @SenLummis (R-WY) told @EPAMichaelRegan that the @EPA’s regulations targeting the power sector don’t square with the unprecedented electricity demand.

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EPA Power Plant Rule Targets Coal. Does That Spell Trouble For the Grid?

Piles of coal parked at the entrance of Baltimore Harbor are the gateway to one of the biggest fossil fuel plants in the mid-Atlantic region.

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Alaska’s Minerals are Fundamental America’s Security and Prosperity

“Alaska Mining Day is an opportunity to recognize the mining industry’s importance to both our state and our nation," said U.S. Senator Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska.

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Registration for 2024 SME Third Annual Spring Seminar Series

The SME Pittsburgh Section is offering the Third Annual Spring Seminar Series.

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China's 2024 Met Coal Demand to Rise Only Slightly Amid Property, Infrastructure Drag

China's metallurgical coal demand is expected to rise only slightly in 2024 from 2023 as major steel consuming sectors -- property and infrastructure -- continue to remain weak, limiting downstream steel demand.

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U.S. Coal-Fired Electricity Generation Decreased in 2022 and 2023

Electricity generation from units that primarily consume coal in the U.S. Lower 48 states decreased for all hours of the day by about 23% between 2021 and 2023, according to our Form EIA-930, Hourly and Daily Balancing Authority Operations Report.

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Wyoming Sues EPA, Saying That New Rules Will Destroy Coal Industry

Wyoming is joining about two dozen other states in a pair of lawsuits challenging new rules from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

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U.S. Department of Energy Announces Seven Hydrogen-Related Projects to Receive More Than $300 Million in 48C Tax Credits

DOE recently announced details for 35 projects across 20 states that received a total of $1.93 billion in allocations of the Qualifying Advanced Energy Project Credit (48C).

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West Virginia Joins Suit Aimed at Overturning EPA Power Plant Rules

West Virginia has joined a group of other states in a lawsuit aimed at overturning the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's recently released power plant regulations, according to a press release.

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On Second Try, U.S. House Approves GOP Bill to Ease Mining on Federal Lands

The U.S. House passed, 216-195, a bill Wednesday that would loosen a restriction on mining operations, reversing a vote last week to return the bill to committee.

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Formidable Lineup of Speakers Coming to Bluefield Coal Symposium This Summer

A formidable lineup of speakers has been assembled for the Bluefield Coal Symposium. So far, there are three coal operator CEOs comprising: Jimmy Brock, CONSOL Energy; Randall W. Atkins, Ramaco Resources; and John Schroder, United Coal.

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US Suppliers Flock to Demand-Rich Asia as Regional Steel Expansion Gains Traction

US producer Arch Resources said large blast furnace mills built in Indonesia, Vietnam and Malaysia are seeing increased demand for imported coals.

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Wyoming Files Two Lawsuits Challenging Biden Administration’s EPA Rules that Target Wyoming’s Coal Industry

Wyoming Governor Mark Gordon announced that the state has filed two lawsuits challenging new rules from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) that target Wyoming’s coal and natural-gas fired power plants.

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Alpha Announces Executive Leadership Change

Alpha Metallurgical Resources, Inc. has announced the upcoming departure of Roger Nicholson, the company's executive vice president, chief administrative officer, general counsel and secretary.

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South Dakota Joins Pushback Against New EPA Coal Rules

South Dakota has joined a group of states, led by North Dakota and West Virginia, in asking a federal court to review new pollution standards impacting the coal industry.

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Plans for a Coal/Hydrogen Operation Employing Hundreds Announced for Mercer County, West Virginia

A plan for establishing a new business using locally-mined coal and employing hundreds of people in Mercer County and the counties beyond was announced Wednesday by an entrepreneur with local ties to the area.

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NMA Challenges Illegal, Unworkable EPA Rule Targeting Coal Generation

NMA today issued comments from Rich Nolan, President and CEO, on its filing challenging EPA's newly finalized rule establishing greenhouse gas emissions guidelines for existing coal plants, known as the “Clean Power Plan 2.0.

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Legal Challenges Fly Over EPA Power Plant Rules

A coalition of 23 states and the trade association representing nearly 900 local electric cooperatives filed separate lawsuits Thursday challenging the power plant rules finalized by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in April.

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North Dakota and West Virginia File Multistate Petition Against EPA Attack on Coal

ND Attorney General Drew H. Wrigley and WV Attorney General Patrick Morrisey, along with 21 other states, have filed a petition challenging the Biden EPA’s unconstitutional overreach aimed at killing North Dakota’s coal fired energy production.

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EIA's Weekly Coal Production Report – May 9, 2024

EIA has updated the Weekly Coal Production report for the week ending May 4, 2024.

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OSMRE Announces $62.4 Million in Grants to Protect People and the Environment From the Adverse Effects of Coal Mining

“Regulatory grants are important for providing eligible states with the necessary resources to protect human health, safety and the environment,” said OSMRE Principal Deputy Director Sharon Buccino.

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Union Pacific Coal Company is Part of National Register of Historic Places

May is Historic Preservation Month. All month long the Rock Springs Historical Museum will showcase properties in Rock Springs that are listed on the National Register of Historic Places along with spots on the Rock Springs Historic Downtown Walking Tour.

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EPA’s Regulatory Blitz Collides with Hyperscale Power Demand

“You never like to have to sue, but we’re going to do what we have to do to defend our grid and our customers that use that grid,” Ben Fowke, American Electric Power (AEP) interim president, CEO and director, said during a recent earnings call.

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Ramaco Resources Reports First Quarter 2024 Results

Ramaco Resources, Inc., a leading operator and developer of high-quality, low-cost metallurgical coal, has reported financial results for the three months ended March 31, 2024.

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Wyoming Coal Production Nosedives, With More Trouble Ahead

Some Wyoming coal mines are likely facing extinction-level headwinds — even before the prospect of new federal coal pollution reduction rules taking effect in 2032, some market analysts say.

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NMA Applauds House Action to Support Responsible Domestic Mining Projects

NMA has applauded action in the U.S. House of Representatives to advance several important pieces of legislation designed to support responsible minerals mining projects in the U.S.

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Ramaco Announces Hiring of Two Vice Presidents

Ramaco Resources, Inc. has has hired David N. Dyer, P.G. as Vice President-Marketing & Analysis and Jason P. Bragg as Vice President-Land.

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U.S. Department of Energy Releases Request for Information to Achieve Off-Road Transportation Decarbonization

The purpose of this RFI is to understand the off-road sector alternative propulsion technology preferences, technologies that seem most promising, and the key barriers to achieving the transition to net-zero emissions by 2050.

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Ramaco Resources, Inc. Announces Increase and Term Extension of Revolving Credit Facility

The commitments under the previous Facility were $125 million with a $50 million accordion feature. In addition, the maturity date was extended from 2026 to 2029.

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US Coal Exports to Rise, Production Declines

EIA has revised its coal export forecast upwards, driven by stronger-than-expected February data and progress restoring access to the Port of Baltimore while coal- production declined in April.

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Powder River Basin Coal Tumbles as EPA Regulations Darken Long-Term Outlook

New federal rules that tighten regulations on coal-fired power plants threaten the lifespan of Wyoming’s coal industry while coinciding with a significant drop in coal production to start the year.

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You Are Invited - 2024 RMMI Annual Conference

Registration for the Rocky Mountain Mining Institute 2024 Annual Meeting & Conference is open! This event will take place in Denver, Colorado at the Hilton Denver Inverness.

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Union Ratifies New Contract With Alabama Coal Mine

United Mine Workers of America has announced a new five-year contract at Alabama's Oak Grove metallurgical coal mine and Concord Preparation Plant.

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Caterpillar Reports Better Price Realization, Continued Autonomy Growth & Electriciation Progress

Caterpillar Inc has released its 2023 Annual Report, Sustainability Report, Diversity & Inclusion Report and Lobbying Report.

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WVU Economist: Expansion of Manufacturing Could Improve State’s Economic Outlook

As 38 counties in West Virginia see decreases in average annual employment growth, West Virginia University economist John Deskins cites expanding the state’s manufacturing industry as one way to “spark” economic development in these counties.

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WVCA Legal Matters

As you’re aware, the West Virgina Coal Association (WVCA) is currently involved in several legal matters including the APCo et al.

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National AI Research Resource Pilot Awards First Round Access to 35 Projects in Partnership with DOE

DOE and NSF have announced the first 35 projects that will be supported with computational time through the National Artificial Intelligence Research Resource Pilot, marking a significant milestone in fostering responsible AI research across the nation.

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California Sticks With Coal Exit Despite Grid Concerns

Electricity from coal-fired power plants in other states helped keep the air conditioners running in southern California as the region struggled with record heat. But in a few years, that will no longer be the case.

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Metallurgical Coal Producers Association's 44 ANNUAL CONFERENCE FAST APPROACHING * MAY 18-21, 2024 * REGISTER TODAY!

Time is slipping away to register for The Metallurgical Coal Producers Association’s 44th annual conference, scheduled for May 18-21, 2024, at the Stonewall Resort, Roanoke, West Virginia.

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West Virginians for Coal - Election 2024 – MetroNews Poll Shows Morrisey Ahead, Stuart in Deadhead For AG

According to the most recent Metro News state poll (below), Patrick Morrisey is maintaining a 7 pt. lead over Chris Miller and an 8 pt. lead over Moore Capito for the Republican nomination for Governor.

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EIA's Short-Term Energy Outlook

We have revised our estimate of U.S. coal exports in 2024 upwards by 4% compared with the April STEO due to more-than-expected metallurgical coal exports from the Appalachia region in February.

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CONSOL Energy Hopes to Get Baltimore Coal Exports Up and Running in June

The March 26 collapse, caused by a hit to the bridge by a large cargo ship, killed six construction workers on the bridge and halted operations in and out of one of the country's biggest ports.

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Energy Addition

The tragic collapse of Baltimore’s Francis Scott Key Bridge on March 26 and its impact on the Port of Baltimore has brought a fresh eye to the importance of U.S. coal exports to domestic miners but also to global markets.

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EIA Expects Electricity Growth to be Mostly Met by Renewables

The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) expects electricity generation will grow by about 3% in 2024 and 1% in 2025. Renewable energy sources—chiefly solar—will supply most of that growth.

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MSHA Fatality Alert - April 15, 2024

On April 15, 2024, a miner died when the tail section of a collapsible belt conveyor fell and pinned him between the tail section and middle section.

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Scorching Heat Across Asia Drives Up Power, Coal, Gas Demand

Asian countries including India, Bangladesh, Thailand, Philippines and Vietnam are experiencing record early-summer temperatures that have driven up power demand and consumption of key generation fuels.

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CONSOL Energy Announces Results for the First Quarter 2024

Today, CONSOL Energy Inc. (NYSE: CEIX) reported financial and operating results for the period ended March 31, 2024.

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Where is the Power Going to Come From?

It is becoming inarguably clear the U.S. is in for a surge in electricity demand. The Biden EPA just finalized its tailpipe rule and by 2032, 70% of new cars will run primarily on electricity.

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What New EPA Regulations Mean for the Future of US Coal

The Inflation Reduction Act, President Joe Biden’s landmark climate law, provides as much as $800 billion, according to updated estimates, for investments in lower energy emission technologies, renewable energy projects, and consumer tax breaks.

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Wyoming’s Powder River Basin Closes In On 9 Billion Tons Of Coal Dug Up

Sometime this summer, Wyoming is expected to reach a major milestone of 9 billion tons of coal dug up out of the Powder River Basin over the last 25 years. Experts predict the 9 billion ton milestone will be reached in July.

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MSHA Final Report Issued for Fatality on February 6, 2023

On February 6, 2023, a haul truck driver raised the truck bed into an overhead power line. The driver exited the truck to extinguish a fire on the truck’s tire and was electrocuted when he tried to reenter the truck.

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US Power Grid Being Sabotaged by EPA

On April 25, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) launched a blitz of regulations targeting the nation’s fossil-fuel power plants.

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EIA's Coal Markets Release - May 6, 2024

We have updated the Coal Markets Report for the business week ending May 3, 2024.

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Coal Tycoon, Wine Mogul Host Trump Fundraiser in Horse Country

Joe Craft of Alliance Resource Partners LP, his wife, former Ambassador Kelly Craft, and Jackson Family Wines’s Barbara Banke will host a fundraiser for Donald Trump this month.

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North Dakota Delegation Emphasizes Need for BLM to Change Draft Resource Management Plan

U.S. Senators Kevin Cramer (R-ND) and John Hoeven (R-ND) and U.S. Representative Kelly Armstrong (R-ND) penned a letter to the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) regarding the draft Resource Management Plan (RMP) for the state of North Dakota.

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MSHA Final Report Issued for Fatality on February 6, 2023

On February 6, 2023, a haul truck driver raised the truck bed into an overhead power line. The driver exited the truck to extinguish a fire on the truck’s tire and was electrocuted when he tried to reenter the truck.

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World Coal Market: Brief Overview

Over the past week, thermal coal indices on the European market kept moving downward below the 105 USD/t mark, following lower consumption, as well as falling gas prices amid easing concerns about the conflict in the Middle East.

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Weekly Production / Consumption Report: Week 17 (April 27)

The Weekly Production / Consumption Report: Week 17 (April 27) has been posted.

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Alpha Announces First Quarter 2024 Financial Results

Alpha Metallurgical Resources, Inc. (NYSE: AMR), a leading U.S. supplier of metallurgical products for the steel industry, today reported financial results for the first quarter ending March 31, 2024.

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West Virginia Senator Hopes to Send Strong Message With Resolution Against Power Plant Rules

U.S. Sen. Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va., is hoping to send a strong message to the Biden administration by introducing a Congressional Review Act resolution of disapproval against the U.S. EPA's recently released power plant rules.

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Proof That Wind and Solar are Disasters, Not the Energy American Really Needs

Forget the science is settled. With energy policy, settling on the best energy sources is more important.

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Alpha Metallurgical Resources - Investor Presentation – May 2024

Alpha Metallurgical Resources has added a new presentation to its website.

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India Cautiously Takes on Greater Say in Coking Coal Spot Market

India has continued to cement its position after emerging as the top buyer of seaborne coking coal two years ago, thanks to record crude steel production, even as imports dipped slightly to 56.96 million mt in 2022 and then 56.5 million mt last year.

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G7 Agrees To End Coal Use But Can It?

The United States, the UK, Italy, France, Japan, Germany, and Canada this week struck an agreement to end the use of coal for power generation by 2035.

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Biden Administration Releases Electric Vehicle Tax Credit Rule

The Biden administration issued a final rule May 3 governing implementation of a major electric vehicle tax credit with updates to the credit's critical minerals restrictions.

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DOE Announces Winners of 34th Annual National Science Bowl®

“Congratulations to the wonderfully brilliant minds from BASIS Independent Bellevue and Lexington High School for winning the 2024 National Science Bowl,” said U.S. Secretary of Energy Jennifer M. Granholm.

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Removal of Export Duty May Lift Demand For Russian Thermal Coal

Russian thermal coal may see higher demand following its government's decision to temporarily remove the duties on its export of thermal coal and anthracite from May 1 to Aug. 31.

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UK: Coalfields Regeneration Trust Publishes 2024 Report on Mining Areas

There is still a shortage of quality jobs in many former coalfields communities, four decades after the Miners’ Strike began.

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EPA Power Plant Rule Targets Coal. Does That Spell Trouble for the Grid?

President Joe Biden’s “zero by 2035” goal faces fresh concerns about electricity reliability.

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CO2 Capture Projects at Wyoming Coal Plant Receive Funding

Basin Electric Power Cooperative’s coal-fired Dry Fork Station hosts a CCS testing facility which allows CO2 capture technology companies access to the flue gas that would otherwise be released from the plant.

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Quick Court Action Essential to Keeping EPA Rules From Killing Industry

One of Wyoming's top hired lawyers predicts Wyoming and other coal proponents will prevail in federal court to stop EPA's new coal pollution rules that most observers agree would effectively end the state’s coal industry.

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U.S. Departments of the Treasury and Energy Release Additional Guidance on Inflation Reduction Act Programs to Incentivize Manufacturing and Clean Energy Investments in Hard-Hit Coal Communities

“President Biden’s economic agenda ensures all communities benefit from the growth of the clean energy economy by driving investment in areas of the country that have often been overlooked,” said Deputy Secretary of the Treasury Wally Adeyemo.

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Biden-Harris Administration Delivers on Permitting Progress to Build America’s Infrastructure and Clean Energy Future Faster, Safer, and Cleaner

The Biden-Harris Administration has taken aggressive action to accelerate project permitting and environmental reviews.

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North Dakota Coal Industry Distances From Carbon Pipeline Project

Jason Borher, president of the Lignite Energy Council, joined Plain Talk to talk about carbon capture, and lawyers take issue with Lt. Gov. Tammy Miller's campaign's attacks on their profession.

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US Met Coal Suppliers Expect Belated Supply Tensions

US coking coal prices have so far brushed off any impact of the collapse of the Francis Scott Key bridge in Baltimore on 26 March and the subsequent disruption of vessel traffic via the Port of Baltimore.

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FutureCoal CE Michelle Manook Stresses Importance of Abated Coal in Energy Future of Many Nations

Global coal organization FutureCoal has suggested that world leaders follow a balanced, pragmatic and responsible approach to energy policy, following an announcement by the Group of Seven (G7) forum that unabated coal will be phased out by 2035.

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WVU Football Honors State’s Mining Heritage

West Virginia football will debut a black alternate uniform for the 2024 season that's designed to pay homage to the state's rich coal tradition and honor miners who work underground daily to supply energy around the world.

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US DOE Invests $500 Million in CO2 Transportation Projects, Seeks Applications

The US Department of Energy is seeking applications for $500 million worth of funds it made available to bolster CO2 transportation infrastructure, building ahead of demand as the US aims to ramp up carbon capture, according to a May 2 DOE statement.

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EV Tax Credit Loopholes Create Blank Check For China

NMA has issued a statement on the new Biden administration Internal Revenue Service final tax credit guidelines for electric vehicle supply chains, which provide grace periods and exceptions not included in the Inflation Reduction Act.

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MSHA Final Report Issued for Fatality on December 14, 2023

On December 14, 2023, a contractor died while delivering parts to the mine when an all-terrain telehandler pulling cable, tipped over, striking him.

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EPA’s New Power Plant Rule Will Cause Catastrophic Energy Scarcity

Undeterred by the Supreme Court's 2022 rebuke in West Virginia v. EPA, the Environmental Protection Agency has finalized a new power plant rule even more ambitious—and reckless—than the Obama-era one struck down in that case.

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Survey Focusing on Energy Could Help Northwest Colorado Prepare for Future Without Coal

With Northwest Colorado’s transition away from coal closing in, a survey launched this week could help set a foundation or starting point for future discussions about diversifying local economies and stemming anticipated losses in the workforce and tax ba

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US Power Plant Rules Threaten Grid Reliability, Peabody CEO Says

Peabody Energy, the biggest US coal producer, is warning that federal regulations to curb emissions from power plants pose a threat to the grid at a time when electricity demand is poised to surge.

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FutureCoal Encourages G7 Adopt Balanced Approach to Coal

Following the announcement to “phase out existing unabated coal” by 2035 at the G7 Ministers’ Meeting on Climate, Energy, and Environment, FutureCoal insists that world leaders must embrace a balanced, pragmatic, and responsible approach to energy policy.

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National Mine Rescue Association 100 Year Celebration

Details about the special recognitions and events planned for the 100 year banquet celebration.

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WV Governor Doubles Down on EPA Criticism in Face of New Rules for Coal, Gas Power Plants

In a recent speech, West Virginia Governor Jim Justice has doubled down on his vow to fight new federal rules meant to limit pollution and emissions from coal-fired power plants across the nation.

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EIA's Weekly Coal Production Report – May 2, 2024

EIA has updated the Weekly Coal Production report for the week ending April 27, 2024.

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Banks Slow To Limit Coal Financing

Banks lent almost $470 billion to the coal industry between 2021 and 2023, according to a study published Thursday by German environmental group Urgewald.

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US Met Coal Suppliers Bank on Continued Export Growth Supported by Asia Steel Output

US metallurgical coal exports have seen growth fueled by Asian demand over the past few years. The potential for seaborne volumes to grow hinge on expansions in blast furnace steelmaking and met coke production in India, China and Southeast Asia.

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Biden's EPA Regs Threaten Coal, Natural Gas and the Power Grid

New carbon emission rules will force the country’s remaining coal-fired power plants to close, make it more difficult for future natural gas power plants to operate and put even more of a strain on the nation’s energy grid.

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DOE Announces $500 Million to Build a Safe and Reliable Carbon Dioxide Transportation System

DOE has announced up to $500 million available for projects that will help expand carbon dioxide transportation infrastructure to help reduce CO2 emissions across the United States.

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Peabody Reports Results For Quarter Ended March 31, 2024

Peabody (NYSE: BTU) has reported net income attributable to common stockholders of $39.6 million, or $0.29 per diluted share, for the first quarter of 2024, compared to $268.5 million, or $1.68 per diluted share in the prior year quarter.

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NACCO Industries Announces First Quarter 2024 Results

At March 31, 2024, the Company had consolidated cash of $61.8 million and total debt of $49.9 million with availability of $100.4 million under its $150.0 million revolving credit facility.

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Warrior Reports First Quarter 2024 Results

Warrior reported net income for the first quarter of 2024 of $137.0 million, or $2.62 per diluted share, a decrease from net income of $182.3 million, or $3.51 per diluted share, in the first quarter of 2023.

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Peabody Board Declares Dividend on Common Stock

Peabody (NYSE: BTU) announced today that its Board of Directors has declared a quarterly dividend on its common stock of $0.075 per share, payable on June 5, 2024 to stockholders of record on May 16, 2024.

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FACT SHEET: Biden-Harris Administration Delivers on Permitting Progress to Build America’s Infrastructure and Clean Energy Future Faster, Safer, and Cleaner

President Biden’s Investing in America agenda is making once-in-a-generation investments in America’s infrastructure and our clean energy future.

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EPA Partners with Energy Communities to Support Community-Driven Energy Transition and Economic Revitalization Goals

On May 1, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced two communities will receive technical assistance through the Energy Communities Technical Assistance Pilot program.

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The Biden-EPA’s Alternate Reality

While the EPA continues to brush aside deep alarm over the grid reliability impacts of its new blitz of power plant rules, evidence is rapidly mounting that the nation’s supply of electricity is already in deep, deep trouble.

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Wyoming Governor Mark Gordon Vows to Sue EPA Over Coal Guidelines

The Biden administration's recent announcement of updated EPA guidelines has provoked the ire of Wyoming lawmakers and the state’s coal industry, whose output has almost halved since its peak in 2008.

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Count on Coal: CPP2.0 is Irresponsible, Unachievable and Ignores Americans' Voices

The Biden administration dealt a massive blow to affordable reliable, American-mined energy at a time when we have a surging demand for electricity. CPP2.0 is irresponsible, unachievable and ignores Americans’ voices

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CORESafety TV (May 2024)

Welcome to the May 2024 edition of CORESafety TV — the online video program from the National Mining Association.

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G7 Coal Exit Goal Puts Focus on Germany, Japan and US

A G7 countries commitment to phase out "unabated coal power generation" by 2035 focuses attention on Germany, Japan and the US for charting a concrete coal-exit path, but provides some flexibility on timelines.

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WVU Researchers Aim To Convert Mine Water Pollutants Into Industrial Materials

Coal mining can expose minerals like pyrite to oxygen from rainwater and the air. In turn, this pyrite creates sulfuric acid — a toxin to aquatic wildlife that frequently enters water runoff.

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EPA Highlights Biden-Harris Administration’s New National Security Memorandum on Critical Infrastructure

EPA Highlights Biden-Harris Administration’s New National Security Memorandum on Critical Infrastructure

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Met Coal 44th Annual Conference

Registration is still open for the Metallurgical Coal Producers Association 2024 Annual Conference.

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G7 Countries Put Timeframe on Unabated Coal Phase-Out

G7 countries have committed to phasing out "unabated coal power generation" by 2035 — putting a timeframe on a coal phase-out for the first time.

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EPA Releases Coal-Fired Power Plant Rules

New regulations that could speed up the demise of coal-fired power plants in West Virginia and the nation raised the eyebrows of the state’s two U.S. Senators and Attorney General Patrick Morrisey.

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Opinion: Biden Effectively Bans Coal Power...Again

EPA recently unveiled a series of new regulations likely to devastate the American coal-power industry and turn out the lights by increasing costs, reducing the standard of living.

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It's Coal to the Rescue as Wind and Solar Fail to Keep German Lights On

In Germany they call it the "Energiewende," meaning energy transition, and it doesn't work.

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