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Rep. Carol Miller (R-W.Va.) Addresses the West Virginia Mining Symposium

"Coal is at the forefront as the US seeks to become a leader in the production of rare earth minerals," said Miller.

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US Coal Mining Sector Lost Jobs in 2020

US coal miners shed about 7,000 jobs in 2020 as the industry only partially recovered from disruptions tied to the early stages of the Covid-19 pandemic.

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Komatsu Plant Closure Another Challenge for Region

The unexpected closure last week of the Komatsu manufacturing plant in Bluefield, Va., is certainly disappointing. Dozens of good-paying jobs held by area residents were suddenly lost.

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Atlantic Coking Coal: Demand Tensions Ease

US coking coal prices were largely flat at the end of this week as Chinese buying continues to ease ahead of the lunar new year holiday, while European mills remain focused on term discussions.

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EIA Forecasts Less Power Generation From Natural Gas as a Result of Rising Fuel Costs

Forecast generation from coal-fired power plants will increase by 14% in 2021, after declining by 20% in 2020.

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China Mine Rescue: Survivors to Remain Trapped at Least Two More Weeks

Chinese rescue teams say it might be more than two weeks until they can save a group of miners trapped hundreds of meters underground.

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48th Annual West Virginia Mining Symposium Continues Coal’s Tradition

The 48th Annual West Virginia Mining Symposium presented by the West Virginia Coal Association (WVCA) was held on Tuesday at the Embassy Suites Hotel in Charleston, WV. There were 55 in attendance with over 65 attending virtually.

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Energy Independence is Vital for National Security, Says Joe Craft, President & CEO, Alliance Resource Partners, L.P.

“The importance of energy independence cannot be over-stated,” said Joe Craft, President and CEO, Alliance Resource Partners, in addressing virtually the WV Mining Symposium held on January 12, 2021.

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