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King Coal Festival Questions Continue

More questions have arisen surrounding the King Coal Festival, traditionally held the third weekend of September each year in Williamson, West Virginia.

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North American Mining Community to Gather at Future of Mining Americas

Future of Mining Americas (26-27 Sep, Denver) is set to welcome hundreds of mining executives from some of the biggest mining players in the industry including Anglo American, Rio Tinto, Newmont, BHP, Vale, Glencore, Teck Resources and Fresnillo.

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Court Ruling Adds to Challenges Facing Wyoming Coal Industry

A federal court's decision to require the Department of Interior to consider the potential health and climate impacts of coal mining on public lands could finally give sovereign tribes in Wyoming a seat at the table.

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Mining Equipment Market to Hit $368.99 Billion by 2027: Grand View Research, Inc.

The global mining equipment market size is anticipated to reach USD 368.99 billion by 2027, exhibiting a CAGR of 12.7% over the forecast period, according to a new report by Grand View Research.

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Australia Issues 2022-23 La Nina Weather Alert

The Australian Bureau of Meteorology (BoM) has upgraded its La Nina watch for 2022-23 to an alert, increasing the probability of another wet year to 70pc from 50pc.

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Methanol Production and Markets

Climate change mitigation and the need to reduce greenhouse gases is an urgent priority.

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US Coal Exports Rise in Q2'22 Amid Global Energy Crisis

U.S. coal exports rose in the second quarter as demand and prices remained elevated amid a global energy crisis.

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Lummis Applauds National Mining Association's Appeal of Federal Ban on Coal Leases

The National Mining Association is receiving support from a Wyoming senator as it prepares an appeal of Friday’s district court’s ruling that blocks all new coal leases on Federal lands.

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To Rescue Ten Trapped Miners, Mexico Turns to German, US Companies

Mexico will ask both a German and a US company to help rescue 10 miners who have been trapped in a coal mine for nearly two weeks, officials said on Tuesday.

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Coal Production All-Time High in 2022

Coal mining and production have some dangerous effects on the environment. Renewable energy is coming into the picture slowly, but till today coal stands at the top for producing energy.

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Biden Signs Bill Ensuring Increases to Black Lung Disability Trust Fund

A new law permanently restores a recently expired excise tax rate increase on coal production, which will help fund health care and other benefits for coal miners who have black lung disease.

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The Bluefield Coal & Mining Show Offers Considerable Opportunities for Exhibitors in a Hot Market

There are considerable opportunities for manufacturers of mining machinery and those supplying products and services to the coal industry.

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Senate Climate Bill Has West Virginia Written All Over It

The sprawling economic package passed by the U.S. Senate this week has a certain West Virginia flavor.

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Rocky Mountain Mining Institute Tri-State Meeting in Deadwood, Colorado - Room Block Closes Tomorrow!

Join us at the Doubletree in Deadwood the Cadillac Jacks gaming resort, for the 31st annual Tri-State Regional Meeting September 7-8, 2022.

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Allegiance Coal Completes Coal Off-Take Contract With Marco International

Allegiance Coal Ltd has entered into a binding terms sheet with Marco International Corp. subject to completion of formal documentation.

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Curry Supply Hires Robert Gray as Director of Marketing

Curry Supply Co. has announced the newest addition to the Curry Team. We are excited to welcome our new Director of Marketing, Rob Gray!

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In 2020, Most U.S. Households Prepared at Least One Hot Meal a Day at Home

In 2020, 79% of U.S. households prepared at least one hot meal at home each day, according to our 2020 Residential Energy Consumption Survey (RECS).

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Last Chance to Register for Free!

There's only a few days remaining to get your hands on a free ticket to Australia's largest mining event, the International Mining and Resources Conference (IMARC).

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The Bluefield Coal & Mining Show – One Month to Go 'Til September 14-16, 2022

Plans for the 24th biennial Bluefield Coal & Mining Show, scheduled for September 14-16, are now very nearly complete with exhibitors representing 21 states as well as Canada and Poland, signed up.

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NEPA Is Indeed Posing a Really Big Obstacle to Coal Mining On Public Lands

On Friday, I posted about a decision invalidating BLM Resource Manage Plans for failure to comply with NEPA. My caption was “NEPA Is Still Going to Pose an Obstacle to Leasing Public Lands for Fossil Fuel Extraction.”

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Komatsu's North American Sales Soar 49%

Komatsu has announced earnings from the first quarter of its April-March fiscal year 2022, reporting an 18% increase in net sales compared to the same period last year, to $5.7 billion.

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West Virginia Coal Industry Slams Manchin for Supporting Climate Bill

West Virginia Coal Association President Chris Hamilton joins 'Fox & Friends' to weigh in on Sen. Joe Manchin's support for Democrats; controversial spending bill full of climate provisions.

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New Federal Coal Leases Paused; Some Say It Doesn't Make Difference to the Industry

Any new or future coal leases on federal land are now paused following a ruling by a federal judge late last week, and some say this decision likely will not change much for the industry, as coal has already been on the decline nationwide.

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China's July Daily Coal Output Jumps 16% Y/Y on Peak Summer Demand

China's daily coal output in July rose 16% from a year earlier following Beijing's call for miners to ensure supplies during the peak summer demand season.

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EIA's Coal Markets Report: August 15, 2022

The Coal Markets Report has been updated for the business week ending August 12, 2022.

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International Mines Rescue Competition September 2022

The Holmes Mine Rescue Association (HMRA) in co-operation with MSHA will be hosting the upcoming International Mines Rescue Competition (IMRC) at the MSHA Academy near Beckley, West Virginia 11-16 September 2022.

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West Virginia Coal Country Will Test Power of Democrats' Climate Bill

Travis Elswick used to spend his days detonating millions of tons of explosives, blowing holes in the Appalachian Mountains so miners could reach the coal underneath.

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West Virginia V. EPA: What This Means For Federal Agency Rulemaking Going Forward

The U.S. Supreme Court's decision in West Virginia v. EPA has received much press as a decision that limits regulations designed to address climate change.

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Green Steel Still Decades Away

Australia-based steel producer BlueScope Steel believes green steel is decades away, as Shell withdraws investment from a renewable hydrogen hub at the 2.1mn t/yr Port Kembla steelworks in the Illawarra region of New South Wales (NSW).

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Vietnam Targets Higher Coal Imports as Domestic Demand Climbs

Vietnam has forecast a substantial increase in coal imports over the next 12-15 years, particularly from the power sector, on rising domestic demand.

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Bluefield Coal & Mining Show is Only One Month Away

Just one month to go before The Bluefield Coal & Mining Show opens. The show will be the largest gathering of coal people in the nation this year.

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Trapped Mexico Miners: Setback as Water Levels Rise

Attempts to rescue 10 men from a flooded mine in Mexico have been delayed after the water levels in three shafts rose suddenly on Sunday.

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Allegiance Secures $40 Million in Funding for US Mine

The offtake agreement will run for a period of 12 months, starting in October, and Marco will have the right to extend the contract for another year, and at the expiry of the second year, for a possible third year.

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Putin’s War in Ukraine Promotes the Revival of the Coal Industry Worldwide

Since the beginning of the year, the price of a ton of coal delivered to Rotterdam has risen 130% to $330, with a peak of over $400 at the beginning of the invasion of Ukraine.

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The Inflation Reduction Act May Save the Fossil Fuel Industries

Op-Ed featured on TheHill.com.

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United Mine Workers President Says Criticism of Joe Manchin From Coal Groups Over His Support of Climate and Tax Bill is Absolute Bull

The president of the United Mine Workers of America defended Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin of West Virginia against attacks that the recently-passed reconciliation climate and tax was bad for the coal industry.

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Relatives of Trapped Miners in Mexico Call for Overseas Help

The relatives of the 10 miners trapped in a flooded coal mine that collapsed 10 days ago in the northern Mexico state of Coahuila on Saturday called for the help and intervention of foreign rescuers and criticized the actions of the Mexican experts.

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Coal Giants Are Making Mega Profits as Climate Crisis Grips the World

The globe is in the grips of a climate crisis as temperatures soar and rivers run dry, and yet it’s never been a better time to make money by digging up coal.

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US Energy Production Gets 'Deeply Troubling' News on Coal

Former President Barack Obama is long gone from office, but a 2016 ban his administration imposed on coal leases on federal lands is back in place after a Friday court ruling that reinstated it.

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Shocked and Disheartened - How Coal Country is Reacting to Manchin's Climate Deal

Coal country is still reeling from Sen. Joe Manchin’s (D-W.Va.) decision to back a sweeping climate and energy package that will accelerate the nation’s transition away from coal.

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Understanding the Impact of Crisis Capability on ESG Ratings

Mining companies are investing considerable resources in driving performance to improve their ESG outcomes, which is strongly connected to the market value of the business.

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REThinking Hand Safety: How to Build an Effective Hand Safety Program

Around the globe, hand injuries are the number one preventable industrial accident—in manufacturing, construction, oil & gas, you name it.

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NMA Responds to Reimposition of Coal Leasing Moratorium

NMA has issued the following statement from Rich Nolan, NMA President & CEO, on the coal moratorium ruling.

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West Virginia Coal Country

The Inflation Reduction Act includes hundreds of billions of dollars designed in part to return manufacturing jobs to states like West Virginia that have been pummeled by outsourcing, while aiming to slow global warming in the process.

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FLSmidth Completes TK Mining Acquistion

FLSmidth has announced that all conditions and requirements for the acquisition of thyssenkrupp’s Mining business (TK Mining) have been met.

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Rocky Mountain Mining Institute Tri-State Meeting In Deadwood, South Dakota!

Join us at the Doubletree in Deadwood the Cadillac Jacks gaming resort, for the 31st annual Tri-State Regional Meeting September 7-8, 2022. We will have a short course on Wednesday, September 7th and a dinner with a speaker that evening.

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With Renewables Hit by Tariffs and Supply-Chain Woes, U.S. Coal Plants Delay Closures

Travel brochures in Sheboygan, Wisconsin, tout the town’s beaches on Lake Michigan as the Malibu of the Midwest.

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Indonesia Blocks Exports From 48 Coal Miners as EU's Russian Coal Ban Begins

On August 9, the Indonesian Energy and Mineral Resources Minister announced that 71 coal miners failed to meet their domestic market obligations, and that 48 of them are now banned from exporting coal.

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Judge Revives Obama-Era Ban on Coal Sales From US Lands

A federal judge on Friday reinstated a moratorium on coal leasing from federal lands that was imposed under former President Barack Obama and then scuttled under former President Donald Trump, in an order that marked a major setback to the already struggl

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Coal Company to Pay $3.65 Million, Clean Up Abandoned Mine on Black Warrior River

A federal judge in Birmingham has approved a lawsuit settlement that will force the Drummond Company to clean up a leaking coal mine site along the Black Warrior River and pay $3.65 million.

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Coal Miners Museum Opens This Weekend

The long-awaited reopening of the Broad Top Area Coal Miners Museum at Robertsdale, Pennsylvania has been scheduled for Aug. 13-14, museum officials have announced.

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China Pledges to Cut Mining Deaths After Spate of Accidents

China’s coal industry has come roaring back since last year’s supply crunch saw Beijing prioritize energy security, but a recent spate of accidents is now ringing alarm bells.

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FLSmidth to Complete ThyssenKrupp Mining Acquisition in August

FLSmidth has announced that all conditions and requirements for the acquisition of thyssenkrupp’s Mining business have been met. In accordance with the sale and purchase agreement, final closing of the transaction will take place on 31 August 2022.

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ABB Looks to Acquire Siemens' Low Voltage NEMA Motor Business

ABB says it has signed an agreement to purchase Siemens’ low voltage NEMA motor business in a move that could see NEMA’s mining customers in North America benefit from improved support.

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Initial Dives in Collapsed Mexican Mine Unsuccessful

Rescue divers’ first attempts to reach 10 miners trapped inside a flooded coal mine since last week were stopped by debris-filled shafts and poor visibility.

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American Resources Corp. Commences Planning and Development of Metallurgical Coal Mines

American Resources Corp. has announced that post the success of staffing and starting its Carnegie 2 mine, it has commenced planning and development on its next two carbon mines in Pike County, Kentucky.

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Coal Miners Urge Passage of Permanent Funding for Federal Black Lung Benefits

With the Inflation Reduction Act poised to pass the U.S. House, coal miners could finally secure permanent funding for a federal trust fund that pays for medical treatment of miners suffering from black lung if the responsible coal company doesn’t pay.

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Another West Virginia Senator Just Saved His Coal Industry

Republican Sen. Shelley Moore Capito of West Virginia could save her state’s coal industry after Senate Democrats’ climate bill threatened to introduce new rules on coal by Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin of West Virginia.

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Biden EPA to Tackle Coal Industry Carbon With Rules on Other Pollutants

The approach reflects how the administration of U.S. President Joe Biden intends to forge ahead with goals to decarbonize the power sector despite the recent ruling from the court.

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MSHA Fatality Alert - July 21, 2022

On July 21, 2022, a miner received fatal injuries when his right arm became entangled in an auger (screw) conveyor.

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EIA's Weekly Coal Production Report: Thursday, August 11, 2022

EIA has updated the Weekly Coal Production report for the week ending August 6, 2022.

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EU Ban On Russian Coal Set To Go Into Effect Overnight

An EU embargo on the import of Russian coal goes into effect on August 11 after a midnight deadline for the transition period agreed by bloc members four months ago.

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Coal Price Forecast: Will Europe's Energy Diversification Keep Prices Elevated?

Coal prices have dropped recently after spiking to new highs following the Russian invasion of Ukraine.

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Report Finds Global Coal Demand Set To Return To All-Time High

In a recent report, the International Energy Agency found that coal consumption will rise in 2022 despite a slowing global economy and lockdowns in China.

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Eriez® Teams Up with Weir Minerals to Offer World Class Coarse Particle Flotation Systems

Eriez® Flotation has announced a cooperative agreement with Weir Minerals, the premier international authority in particle classification, pumping technology, wear-resistant linings and other related mill circuit products.

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India Fancies Renewables Actively But Doesn't Want to Let Go of Coal

Amid long-standing global push to embrace renewables as a primary source of power generation, India does not want to be left far behind, but at the same time lowering dependence on coal is emerging to be a constant struggle, given how affordable and abund

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David J Stetson, CEO, Alpha Metallurgical Resources, to Open Bluefield Coal & Mining Show Next Month

Bob Ramsey, Chairman of the newly named The Bluefield Coal & Mining Show, has announced that David J. Stetson, CEO, Alpha Metallurgical Resources, will open the show and address the Media & Exhibitor Appreciation Breakfast prior to the opening ceremony.

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Coal's Skyrocketing Prices Could Last Years on Russia Disruption

Coal’s remarkable rise from a fuel left for dead to one of the world’s hottest commodities is likely to last for years.

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Mining Industry Companies Are Increasingly Innovating in Artificial Intelligence

Research and innovation in artificial intelligence in the mining industry operations and technologies sector is on the rise.

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German Coal Ramps Up To Highest Since March, Gas Dips Below Average

German hard-coal-fired generation ramped up to the highest weekly average since March for the first week of August, while gas generation fell sharply after reaching a six-month-high in July.

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Did Joe Manchin Burn Coal?

The West Virginia senator has either thrown the industry a lifeline or helped kill it.

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The Australian Tycoon With Designs on U.S. Coal Mines

Andrew Forrest, Australia’s richest man and the founder of Fortescue Future Industries, a global green energy company, sees the Inflation Reduction Act as critical to turning America’s coal-fired power-plants into green hydrogen plants.

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Global Coal Use is On the Rise

While domestic energy policy continues to dominate headlines, it’s important policymakers don’t lose perspective on global energy reality.

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Coal Mining Company Commissions $31 Million Dragline

BNI Coal is commissioning a 31-million dollar dragline.

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Rescuers to Enter Mexico Coal Mine as Flood Water Ebbs

Divers and rescuers are expected to enter a coal mine in northern state of Coahuila, where 10 miners remain trapped for the last six days, officials say.

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Republicans Set Sights on Manchin Over Climate Bill

West Virginia Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin’s leadership role on Democrats’ climate change, tax and health care package is intensifying Republicans’ efforts to kick him out of the Senate.

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Manchin Applauds Signing of CHIPS and Science Act

U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), Chairman of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, has applauded the signing into law of the CHIPS and Science Act.

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Mine Safety and Rescue Competition Crowns Champs

The Virginia Department of Energy (Virginia Energy) brought home a first place trophy from Blacksburg mining competition focused rescue and safety.

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Goldman Analyst Calls Out Deeply Disappointing Energy Bets

The ESG industry has focused “too heavily” on blacklisting all fossil fuels, exacerbating an energy crisis that can’t be addressed without embracing natural gas, according to an analysis by a senior researcher at Goldman Sachs Group Inc.

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Rescuers to Enter Mexico Coal Mine as Flood Water Ebbs

Divers and rescuers are expected to enter a coal mine in northern state of Coahuila, where 10 miners remain trapped for the last six days, officials say.

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American Resources Receives $4.9 Million in Federal New Markets Tax Credits for its West Virginia Coal Complex

“By securing additional patient and non-dilutive capital, we can focus on bringing new-age growth to the state of West Virginia that matches the needs of our modern and transitioning electrified economy,” said American Resources CFO Kirk Taylor

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Business Promotion Opportunities Available in Award-Winning Bluefield Coal & Mining Show Directory

The Bluefield Coal & Mining Show, sponsored by the Chamber of Commerce of the Two Virginias (formerly the Greater Bluefield Chamber of Commerce) is a little over one month away being held September 14-16 with over 150 exhibitors participating to date!

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Mining, Rail Capacity Keeps Supply Tight as World Shows New Demand for Coal

Recent circumstances have shown that coal still plays an important part in worldwide energy, enticing coal producers to try and beef up production.

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China Coal Mine Collapse Death Toll Rises to Five Workers

All five workers who were trapped after a roof collapsed at a coal mine in Shanxi province in northern China have been pronounced dead, state-run CCTV reported.

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EIA's Short-Term Energy Outlook

Consumption in the electric power sector continues to increase as a result of limited switching from natural gas-fired generators to coal-fired generators for power generation, despite elevated natural gas prices.

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Senate Republicans Effectuate Positive Changes to EPA’s Authority in IRA Before Passage

Yesterday, West VirginIa Coal Association (WVCA) reported a couple of noteworthy changes pertaining to EPA’s budget allotment and authority that were made to the IRA before it was passed by the Senate.

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EIA Expects a 2.4% Increase in Total U.S. Electricity Consumption in 2022

EIA expects U.S. electricity consumption this year to increase 2.4% over 2021, resulting primarily from increased economic activity but also from hot summer weather throughout most of the country.

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Manchin/Schumer Bill Does Not Reduce Inflation and Hurts Coal State

According to the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton school, “The Inflation Reduction Act of 2022” championed by Senator Manchin and Senator Schumer likely would not reduce inflation at all.

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Ramaco Resources Buys West Virginia Coal Acreage, Expands Elk Creek Plant

Ramaco Resources (NASDAQ:METC) -1.8% post-market after saying it agreed to acquire Maben Coal, which owns 33M tons of minable coal reserves on more than 28K leased acres in West Virginia, from Appleton Coal for $30M.

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Mexico President Urges Increased Effort to Save Trapped Miners

Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador called Sunday for intensified efforts to save 10 workers trapped in a flooded coal mine, during a visit to see firsthand the rescue operation.

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Are Fossil Fuels Solely to Blame for the Earth’s Wobble?

No, but I can see someone like Al Gore and his green energy cronies trying to convince an already gullible Congress and public on this concept.

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American Producers, Natural Resources Can Solve Energy Crisis

America faces a two-fold energy crisis – record high gas prices, such as more than $4 per gallon in West Virginia, and the potential for rolling blackouts. The answer to both of these problems is to produce more American energy, not less.

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No Coal on the Ground in Australia

There is no coal on the ground waiting to be railed to port in Queensland or New South Wales, as mining firms struggle to respond to record high thermal coal prices, according to Australian rail firm Aurizon.

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Austin Powder Completes Record E*STAR Blast at Queensland Coal Mine

Austin Powder says it has completed a record blast using its E*STAR Electronic Blasting System Remote 2.5.

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EIA's Coal Markets Report: August 8, 2022

The Coal Markets Report has been updated for the business week ending August 5, 2022.

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Senator Manchin Writes Letter to WV Coal Association President Explaining Inflation Reduction Act's Impact on Coal Industry

Manchin stressed the need for coal power generation and the development of alternative carbon products.

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OSMRE Observes 45th Anniversary of the Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act

The Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement has observed the 45th anniversary of the enactment of the Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act of 1977.

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Reminder - Professional Engineers in Mining Seminar

The overnight room block for this year’s PEM Seminar (August 19) is dropping soon, so make sure you make a reservation ASAP.

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Capito Votes Against Tax Hikes, Climate Spending Spreee in Partisan Spending Package

U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) released the below statement today after voting against a reckless tax-and-spending spree package, which Democrats passed on a party-line vote by circumventing regular order.

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Mexico's President Visits Site of Trapped Miners as Rescue Efforts Intensify

Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador called Sunday for intensified efforts to save 10 workers trapped in a flooded coal mine, during a visit to see firsthand the rescue operation.

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Alpha Reports Second Quarter 2022 Financial Results

Alpha Metallurgical Resources, Inc. (NYSE: AMR), a leading U.S. supplier of metallurgical products for the steel industry, today reported results for the second quarter ending June 30, 2022.

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West Virginia Bans Five Banks From State Deals Over O&G, Coal Stance

West Virginia State Treasurer Riley Moore has named five banks ineligible for state banking contracts due to their stance on fossil fuels funding.

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Drilling Deeper Into Manchin’s Thought Process

U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin, after saying last month he couldn’t support the latest version of President Joe Biden’s Build Back Better environmental and social spending package due to the rising inflation rate, is back on board.

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Alabama Senator Offers Amendment Requiring Interior Dept. to Complete Coal Lease Applications

The Biden Administration should prioritize initiatives that lower infrastructure costs and increase domestic energy development – and one way to do that is to expeditiously issue pending coal leases to applicants, said U.S. Sen. Richard Shelby (R-Ala.)

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The Ups and Downs of Being Joe Manchin

One of the questions I’ve been asked a lot since last week is “what is Manchin thinking?”

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Leaders Weigh Inflation Reduction Act’s Benefits, Drawbacks For Coal

U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin fought to include provisions in the latest renamed version of Build Back Better to help West Virginia’s oil and natural gas industries, but opponents and supporters differ on whether the bill will benefit the state’s coal industry.

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Manchin Sets the Record Straight on Coal and Inflation Reduction Act

U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) has sent a letter to West Virginia Coal Association President Chris Hamilton to clarify his misunderstanding about the impact the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022 will have on West Virginia’s coal industry.

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Efforts Continue to Reach Ten Miners in Northern Mexico

Round-the-clock pumping slightly lowered the level of water inside the flooded shafts of a coal mine where 10 miners were trapped in northern Mexico, but two days after a collapse it remained too high for anyone to attempt a rescue.

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WV Coal Leader: Dangerously Close to Blackouts With Mine Closures

West Virginia Coal Association President Chris Hamilton argues Sen. Joe Manchin's support of Democrats' climate agenda threatens the coal mining industry and domestic energy.

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Federal Bill Address Acid Mine Drainage

The U.S. House recently voted to pass bipartisan, bicameral legislation led in the House by Congressman Matt Cartwright, 8th District, that addresses acid mine drainage - one of the most visible, costly and hazardous remnants of the area’s coal mining his

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US June Thermal Coal Exports Fall 15.2% on Year as CIF ARA Price Soars

An indication of demand destruction, US steam coal exports fell 15.2% on the year in June as the CIF ARA monthly average price more than tripled to $371.02/mt, according to US Census Bureau data released Aug. 4.

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Ten Miners Remain Trapped Underground in Flooded Tunnel for Two Days in Mexico

Ten miners remain trapped underground in a flooded tunnel in northern Mexico on Friday after first becoming trapped two days ago.

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Relatives Pray for Miracle as Mexico Miners Remain Trapped in Coal Mine

Family members spend another night waiting anxiously for news, more than 48 hours after hundreds of rescuers launched a mission to save 10 workers confined deep underground.

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World Coal Market: Brief Overview

Over the past week, spot coal prices in Europe fell below 335 USD/t, resulting from price correction on the gas, oil and electricity markets on the back of record levels of ARA stocks holding at historical highs of 8.1 mio t (-0.1 mio t w-o-w).

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China to Promote Advanced Coal Production Capacity

China's advanced coal production capacity has been expanded by a total of 490 million tonnes per year since September, the National Mine Safety Administration told a press conference on Friday.

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Glencore H1 2022 Profits Soar on Coal Boom

The firm’s adjusted EBITDA stood at $18.92bn and its total revenues were $134.4bn.

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EIA's Weekly Coal Production Report: Thursday, August 4, 2022

EIA has updated the Weekly Coal Production report for the week ending July 30, 2022.

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Supercharging the Reliability Crisis

For all of the focus on energy policy in Washington, attention to the unfolding grid reliability crisis remains alarmingly absent.

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Rescuers Race to Free Miners Trapped in Flooded Mine in Mexico

Ten miners have been trapped in a flooded coal mine in northern Mexico for over 24 hours, as rescuers battle to reach them.

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Promote Your Company in the Official Bluefield Coal Show Program

We are finalizing the 2022 Official Bluefield Coal & Mining Show Program, the official program handed out as part of the Show Packet.

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Biden and Manchin Building America Backward

In 2010, when it looked like Senator Manchin could lose reelection to Republican John Raese, Manchin released a famous ad in which he literally shoots a hole in a climate cap and trade bill.

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35th Annual National Mining Hall of Fame Induction Banquet

Join us for a fabulous evening to honor five new inductees into the National Mining Hall of Fame!

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Efforts Intensity to Reach Ten Trapped Coal Miners in Mexico

Efforts to rescue 10 miners trapped in a collapsed and flooded coal mine in northern Mexico intensified Thursday with hundreds of people involved in the operation, authorities said.

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Coal Industry Riled Over Manchin's Bill, But the Senator is Pushing Back

Typically U.S. Senator Joe Manchin and the West Virginia coal industry. have a tight relationship, but on the Inflation Reduction Act, the industry and Manchin have parted company to a certain degree.

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The 2022 Marcum National Manufacturing Survey Report

The results of the annual Marcum National Manufacturing Survey are here, and they show an industry battling conflicting forces: there are optimism and supply chain challenges; inflation and higher interest rates.

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Judge Rejects Federal Plans for Fossil Fuel Mining in Powder River Basin

A federal judge on Wednesday night threw out two resource management plans developed by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), finding they failed to account for the risk of fossil fuel leasing on public lands in Montana and Wyoming.

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‘Egregious’: Coal Industry Leaders Condemn Manchin-Backed Climate Bill

The West Virginia Coal Association and several other state coal groups blasted Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin of West Virginia for sponsoring a bill that will “severely threaten” the industry in a statement on Wednesday.

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RMMI Tri-State Meeting Registration Now Open!

The Rocky Mountain Mining Institute Tri-State Meeting will be held September 7-8, 2022 in Deadwood, South Dakota.

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Coal Industry Shocked and Disheartened by Manchin Climate Deal

The WV Coal Association and several other state-based coal industry groups has blasted the tax and climate deal that Manchin agreed to last week, warning it will “severely threaten American coal” and an estimated 381,000 jobs.

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CONSOL Energy Announces Results for the Second Quarter 2022 and Initiates Enhanced Shareholder Return Program

CEIX shipped 6.2 million tons from the Pennsylvania Mining Complex at a net realization above $72/ton, generated $160 million in free cash flow and made debt repayments of $116 million.

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Warrior Met Coal Reports Record-Setting Second Quarter 2022 Results

Warrior reported net income for the second quarter of 2022 of $297.0 million, or $5.74 per diluted share, the Company's third consecutive quarter of record quarterly net income and earnings per share, in over three years.

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Corsa Coal Announces Financial Results for Second Quarter 2022

The results of the second quarter of 2022 improved over the prior quarter, with adjusted EBITDA increasing by 64%, cash margin per metallurgical coal tons sold increasing by 41% and cash provided by operating activities increasing by nearly 600%.

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MSHA Final Report Issued for Fatality on 12/14/2020

On December 14, 2020, two miners died when a back failure occurred in a large intersection.

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NACCO Industries Announces Second Quarter 2022 Results

NACCO Industries® today announced consolidated operating profit of $29.7 million and net income of $37.2 million, or $5.07 per diluted share, for the second quarter of 2022.

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Corsa Coal Announces Financial Results for Second Quarter 2022

The results of the second quarter of 2022 improved over the prior quarter, with adjusted EBITDA increasing by 64%, cash margin per metallurgical coal tons sold increasing by 41% and cash provided by operating activities increasing by nearly 600%.

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Pennsylvania Eligible For More Than $244 Million in U.S. Interior Department Mine Cleanup Funds

The Interior Department asked states Wednesday to apply for $725 million made available this year to clean up abandoned mine sites as part of the 2021 infrastructure bill.

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NRLB Orders Mine Workers Union to Pay Warrior Met Coal Over $13 Million

A federal oversight board ordered the United Mine Workers of America to pay more than $13 million in compensation to an Alabama coal company where members have been on strike for more than a year, a ruling the union said Wednesday it would challenge.

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Biden-Harris Administration Announces Availability of $725 Million from Bipartisan Infrastructure Law to Clean Up Legacy Pollution

The Notice of Funding Opportunity opened yesterday and follows the release of final guidance for how eligible states and Tribes can apply for the historic funding.

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UMWA President Says He's All In One Manchin-Schumer Agreement

The United Mine Workers Union is firmly behind the deal, the Inflation Reduction Bill, struck by U.S. Senator Joe Manchin and Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer but those who run state coal associations are not.

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Up to Eleven Mexican Miners Trapped in Coal Mine After Collapse

Mexican authorities were working on Wednesday to rescue a group of miners trapped in a coal mine in the state of Coahuila after it collapsed, Coahuila State Secretary Fernando Donato de Las Fuentes said in an interview on national television.

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First Half 2022 PRB Coal Production on Par With Last Year, Despite Rail Issues

Halfway through 2022, Powder River Basin mines have produced about half of the total amount of coal as last year, keeping up the pace of production despite struggling to get enough trains to maximize on the continued demand for thermal coal.

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Powder River Coal Mine Awarded for Reclamation Efforts

A coal mine in the Powder River Basin has received state recognition for its reclamation efforts.

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MCPA Shares Concerns With U.S. Senators Manchin, Capito Regarding Agreement on Inflation Reduction Act

Last week, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D - WV) announced that he and Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D - NY) had come to an agreement on passage of the Inflation Reduction Act.

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Manchin’s Support May Hand EPA Power to Throttle Coal Industry

The new spending bill that drew backing from Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., contains funding provisions that could allow the Environmental Protection Agency to work around the Supreme Court’s recent ruling reducing the agency’s ability to regulate emissions f

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MSHA Final Report Issued for Fatality on 8/11/2021

On August 11, 2021, a 53-year-old contract truck driver with ten years’ experience was fatally injured while conducting a pre-operational examination of a truck.

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Met to Thermal Coal Switch Tempts Australia's Stanmore

Thermal coal sales tempt Australian mining firm Stanmore Coal, as it faces rising costs and weaker metallurgical coal prices, as well as a $700mn debt.

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Lawsuits Target Rosebud and West Elk Coal Mines

Conservation groups have recently filed lawsuits against Montana and Colorado environmental state agencies over the Rosebud and West Elk mines, reported the Associated Press.

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Caterpillar (CAT) Q2 Earnings Surpass Estimates

Caterpillar (CAT) came out with quarterly earnings of $3.18 per share, beating the Zacks Consensus Estimate of $3 per share. This compares to earnings of $2.60 per share a year ago. These figures are adjusted for non-recurring items.

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Powder River Coal Mine Awarded for Reclamation Efforts

A coal mine in the Powder River Basin has received state recognition for its reclamation efforts.

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Coal Shipments From Newcastle at Five-Year Low in July

Coal exports from Port Waratah Coal Services (PWCS) terminals at Newcastle port in Australia slipped to their lowest monthly level in at least five years in July because of flooding.

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Lower Price, Currency Flexibility Drive More Russian Thermal Coal to India

According to data from S&P Global Commodities at Sea, Russia has far surpassed Australia and the US to become the third-largest supplier of thermal coal to India in July, following Indonesia and South Africa.

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South Africa Country Analysis Brief

South Africa has a large, energy-intensive coal mining industry and mostly uses coal to meet its energy needs, given the country’s limited proved reserves of oil and natural gas.

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Bens Creek Provides Infrastructure Update

Bens Creek Group plc has provided an infrastructure update following the severe flooding in the Western part of the West Virginia and the Eastern Kentucky region since Wednesday 27 July 2022.

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The Future of Coal: Eight Key Themes From the Global Coal Forum

Coal investors face a multi-layered and unavoidable challenge: markets distorted by war, trade constraints and the existential threat of the energy transition.

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Toxic Mine Pollution Has Turned Ohio River Orange. Now It's Being Made Into Paint.

With rolling hills, forests and hiking trails, Southeast Ohio is a haven for lovers of the outdoors.

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Here's What to Watch as Senate Democrats Try to Pass Energy and Health Bill

The deal on energy and health care that Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer and Sen. Joe Manchin announced last week has a narrow window to navigate both chambers of Congress and land on the President's desk before August recess.

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West Virginia Treasurer Rips Top Banks For Blacklisting Fossil Fuel

"They have outright prohibitions on lending to the fossil fuel industry," he said, putting emphasis on thermal coal.

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Globally More is Being Spent on Coal Than Copper Mining

New data from Industrial Info Resources show 4,790 metals and minerals capital projects (including mining, processing and refining) with a combined investment value of $443 billion are currently under construction around the world

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Manchin May Be Handing EPA The Ability To Circumvent SCOTUS, Throttle The Coal Industry

The new reconciliation bill backed by Sen. Joe Manchin of West Virginia contains funding provisions that could allow the EPA to work around the Supreme Court’s recent ruling that reduced the agency’s ability to regulate emissions from coal plants.

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Biden EPA Plans to Tackle Coal Industry by Enacting New Limits on Other Pollutants

The approach reflects how the administration of U.S. President Joe Biden intends to forge ahead with goals to decarbonize the power sector despite the recent ruling from the court.

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Warrior Met Coal Declares Regular Quarterly Cash Dividend

Warrior Met Coal, Inc. has announced that its board of directors has declared a regular quarterly cash dividend of $0.06 per share to be paid on August 18, 2022, to stockholders of record as of the close of business on August 11, 2022.

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Manchin-Schumer Spending Bill Estimated to Hurt Coal Workers the Most

A deal reached last week by Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., and Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., after months of party in-fighting will reportedly hurt coal workers the most.

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India Prefers Coal For its Abundance, Availability, Affordability

The entry of renewable energy sources should not be viewed as a threat to coal's standing at least in the immediate future as coal would continue to fuel India's electricity generation going by the current consumption pattern.

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Five Mining Companies Recognized for Performance Excellence - Immersive Technologies’ 13th Annual Business Improvement Award

Immersive Technologies recognizes the most outstanding results achieved by mining companies who use simulation as a key driver in their business improvement process.

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EIA's Coal Markets Report: August 1, 2022

The Coal Markets Report has been updated for the business week ending July 29, 2022.

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U.S. Department of Energy Announces Up to $6 Million to Develop Useful Products from Coal and Coal Wastes

Up to $6 million is available for research and development projects that will repurpose domestic coal resources for products that can be employed in clean energy technologies such as batteries and advanced manufacturing.

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Alliance Resource Partners, L.P. Reports Record Revenues up 70.1%, Net Income Rose 266.7% and EBITDA Increased 105.6%; Raises Quarterly Cash Distribution to $0.40 Per Unit; Announces New Energy Transition Investment and Updates Guidance

Continued robust market fundamentals during the 2022 Quarter pushed coal sales prices, volumes and coal sales revenues higher by 25.1%, 9.4% and 36.9%, respectively, compared to the Sequential Quarter.

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The Economics of Workplace Safety

Conveyor safety is not a modern trend bred by government regulation; it’s a common-sense idea as old as the first conveyor design.

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India Prefers Coal For its Abundance, Availability, Affordability

The entry of renewable energy sources should not be viewed as a threat to coal's standing at least in the immediate future as coal would continue to fuel India's electricity generation going by the current consumption pattern.

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Britain to Keep Coal-Fired Power Plants Open This Winter

The UK's Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) said on Friday it has been directed by the government to temporarily relax permitting conditions for coal-fired power stations in England during the winter period.

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West Virginia Bars JPMorgan, Wells, Goldman From New State Contracts

West Virginia State Treasurer Riley Moore has announced the state will no longer do business with major financial institutions that refuse to promote fossil fuel projects.

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US Coal Giants See Surging Sales as Global Prices Reach Records

The biggest US coal miners are seeing soaring revenues as global demand for the dirtiest fossil fuel drives prices to record highs.

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Virginia's First Utility-Scale Battery Storage Project Comes Online

The 12 MW lithium-ion battery storage pilot project was recently energized at Dominion Virginia's Scott Solar facility in Powhatan County.

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West Virginia Solidifies Coal Business Despite Manchin Backing Climate Deal

West Virginia State Treasurer Riley Moore announced Thursday that banks his office believes are engaging in "boycotts of fossil fuel companies" can no longer do business with the state, according to a new law.

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Mining Operations Around the World Employ Continuous Surface Mining Methods

Mining plays a vital role in everyone’s daily lives. The material extracted by surface mining operations creates energy and is used by manufacturers to develop machinery, technology, and the infrastructure people use every day.

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OSMRE Conducts Revegetation Feasibility Study

The Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, P.L. 117-58 contains a provision (Section 40802) calling for a study and report on the feasibility of revegetating reclaimed mine sites.

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