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Citizens, Advocates Criticize West Virginia DEP for Failing to Defend Water Quality Standards

About 30 people turned out for a public listening session Thursday at West Virginia's Department of Environmental Protection, with most criticizing the DEP for recently opting not to defend its own proposal to update water quality standards.

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Respected Former NMS and RM Wilson Executive, Mike Demchak, Passes

Michael J. Demchak, 83, of Wheeling, W.Va., died Tuesday, January 15, 2019 in Ohio County, West Virginia.

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Source: China's Domestic Thermal Coal Prices Under Close Watch Ahead of Key Political Meetings

China's domestic thermal coal prices are likely to come under close watch in coming weeks as the country strives to keep prices of essential goods stable during the Lunar New Year holiday period in February and key annual political meetings in March.

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China's Belt and Road Links Are Crumbling

When a giant infrastructure project in an emerging country doesn’t make sense these days, you can usually count on China’s Belt and Road to be on hand with a bailout check.

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German Thermal Coal Imports in 2019 Forecast Flat at 30 Million MT

German imports of thermal coal in 2019 were forecast to remain unchanged at 30 million mt after having fallen heavily over the past two years, the association of German coal importers VDKi said Friday.

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England: History Day Marks 50 Years Since Pit Closure

A Coal Mining History Day is being held on February 2 to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the closure of one of Shropshire's last coal mines.

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Report Cites Economic Development Opportunities at Abandoned Coal Sites in Appalachia

A new report shows that with a little innovative thinking, there can be life after coal by re-purposing abandoned coal mine sites.

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Arch Coal Net Income Surges on Tax Benefit

Arch Coal on Tuesday reported an 80% surge in third-quarter net income to $123.2-million, or $6.10 a diluted share, helped by a $45.2-million tax benefit. The third-quarter net income compares with $68.4-million, or $2.83 a share, in the prior-year period

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