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Judge Grants Government's Motion to Dismiss Charges Against West VirginiaCoal Executive

Hours after the Department of Justice filed to forgo further prosecution of a West Virginia coal boss on campaign finance charges, Senior U.S. District Judge Irene M. Keeley granted the request by dismissing the indictment against James Lewis Laurita Jr.

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U.S. Coal Production, Exports and Prices Increased in 2017

EIA expects total 2017 U.S. coal production to be 773 million short tons, 45 MMst higher than in 2016 and the largest year-over-year tonnage increase since 2001.

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Carbon Capture Project Advances With Federal Funding

The U.S. Department of Energy awarded $6 million to researchers for early design work on a system to capture carbon dioxide from an existing North Dakota coal-fired power plant.

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This Coal Company Shows Limits of Trump's Bid to Rescue Industry

To understand the big challenge facing U.S. coal companies, look no further than Cloud Peak Energy Inc. The company, which plunged the most in 15 months on Friday, extracts all of its coal from the Powder River Basin of Wyoming and Montana.

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The Coal War in the West: Wyoming Legislature Considers Suing Washington to Force Them to Take Coal

For two decades, coal companies with operations in the Powder River Basin of Wyoming and Montana have been looking for a way to ship their coal across the Pacific.

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Lawmakers Considering Spending Millions to Sue California and Fight the War on Utah Coal

Utah lawmakers appear receptive to bankrolling a $2 million legal challenge against the state of California over its climate policies, which they claim unfairly penalize electricity produced with Utah coal.

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BREAKING NEWS - Murray Energy Corporation Denounces the United States Senate for Passing a Mockery of Tax Reform

In its just released tax package, the Senate failed to repeal the corporate Alternative Minimum Tax on American employers, and particularly capital-intensive, leveraged employers, such as coal mining companies.

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Jennmar Opens Belt Conveyor Structure Plant in Russell County, Virginia

“We are very excited about the next few years in the coal industry under this government and have great pleasure in opening this plant,” said Executive Vice President and Co-Owner Tony Calandra as he cut the ribbon to mark the official opening.

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