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IEEFA Update: No Foreign Players Will Bid in India's Auction on Coal Blocks

India’s Union government has opened 41 coal blocks for commercial mining under the Aatma Nirbhar Bharat Abhiyan. This measure aims to allow private players to mine coal commercially as part of its effort to cushion the impact of COVID-19.

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Census: U.S. Coal Exports Drop to 3.5-Year Low in May

US coal exports tumbled to a 3.5-year low 4.28 million mt in May, as metallurgical and bituminous coal both saw declines, while subbituminous exports rose on the month, according to US Census Bureau data released July 2.

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Mining Will Need Long-Term Strategies to Survive New Normal

For the mining industry to be successful post-Covid-19, the industry will require long-term strategies to deal with its challenges, which includes the pandemic.

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RECLAIM Act To Boost Coal Communities Passes House As Part Of Infrastructure Bill

The U.S. House of Representatives Wednesday passed a $1.5 trillion infrastructure bill that includes two provisions that would specifically help coal-reliant communities in the Ohio Valley.

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The Surface Mining Reclamation Control Act Amendments of 2019 authorizes 15-year extension and the RECLAIM Act Passes the House as part of H.R. 2, The Moving Forward Act

The RECLAIM Act would invest $1 billion in projects. These funds would be invested in over 20 states across the country.

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Biden Picks Comrade Carol Browner as Climate Advisor

Joe Biden has picked Carol Browner as a climate advisor. Browner was the Clinton EPA chief and Obama energy and environment czar.

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Kentucky's Poplar Grove Mine to Close

Hartshorne Mining Group, a subsidiary of Paringa Resources and operator of the Poplar Grove mine in McLean County, Kentucky will close the mine sometime next week, according to McLean County Judge-Executive Curtis Dame.

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Landslide At Myanmar Jade Mine Kills At Least 162

A massive landslide at a jade mine in Myanmar has killed at least 162 people – a moment captured in dramatic video showing a wall of earth sliding down a mountainside into a water-filled open pit.

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At Least 160 Miners Killed in Landslide in Northern Myanmar

On its Facebook page, the fire service said the miners were collecting the precious stones in Hpakant township in Kachin state when they were smothered by “a wave of mud” following heavy rains.

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South Korea's Kepco to Enter Indonesian Power Project

South Korea's state-controlled utility Korea Electric Power (Kepco) is moving ahead with its plans to invest in the building of two coal-fired power plants on the Indonesian island of Java.

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Coal India Unions on Three-Day Strike to Protest Against Commercial Mining, FDI

Coal India Limited unions on Thursday started a three-day strike against the Central government's decision to open the coal sector to private players. The workers raised slogans against the e-auction of coal blocks to private parties.

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England: National Coal Mining Museum Replaces Mining Icon

The giant pit wheel has become an iconic symbol of mining heritage in England; it would have been found in every pit village in England.

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Second Newcastle Max Calls at Port of Mobile Sets Export Metallurgical Coal Loading Record

The Alabama State Port Authority received another Newcastle Max bulk carrier loading a record 135,484 short tons (122,909 metric tons) of export metallurgical grade coal at its McDuffie Coal Terminal.

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Bankrupt Murray Energy Settles Claims With Affiliate Foresight

Murray Energy Holdings Co. has reached a settlement with affiliate Foresight Energy LP to resolve all claims as they advance in their respective bankruptcy proceedings, the coal miner said.

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New Dem Climate Plan Disaster

On Tuesday, Nancy Pelosi's House Democrats unveiled a terrible climate plan modeled after Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's "Green New Deal."

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Chinese Authorities Act Swiftly as Jingtang Coking Coal Quota Near Full

The annual import quota for seaborne coking coal at China’s major coking coal port, Jingtang has been nearly exhausted and the authorities are temporarily halting customs declarations, sources told S&P Global Platts July 1.

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Britain, Birthplace of Coal Industry, to Close Last Plant

George Orwell once observed British civilization was "founded on coal." The author of "1984" would hardly recognize his home country today.

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Miner Recollections: War Story Only a Part of Tragedy in Local Family

Editor’s note: Each week “Miner Recollections” will spotlight Georges Creek, Maryland's coal heritage, and the sacrifices made by those who mined it, by drawing upon biographical sketches, family narratives and historical research.

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EIA's Weekly Coal Production Report: July 2, 2020

The Weekly Coal Production report has been updated for the week ending June 27, 2020.

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DOE Backs Governmental Push for Fossil Energy, Manufacturing in Appalachia

A US Department of Energy report encourages continued government intervention to help attract private investment into energy production and manufacturing in the Appalachian region.

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Alabama: Port of Mobile Sets Record for Single-Vessel Export Tonnage, Ties Record for Largest Bulk Carrier

This Newcastle Max class bulk carrier also matched the previous record bulk ship to call the port, tying the MARAN COURAGE in measuring 984.2 feet (300 meters) in length overall with a width of 164.3 feet (50 meter beam).

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New Platform Seeks to Assist Coal-Dependant Communities

A diverse coalition of leaders in coal communities nationwide have banded together to take on one of the most pressing challenges facing Wyoming and fellow coal-producing regions: how to adapt to the downturn in the coal sector and build new economies.

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BMA Expands Autonomous Hauling Fleet in Queensland, Australia

Major BHP and its coal alliance partner Mitsubishi (BMA) have announced a A$100-million investment into 34 new autonomous trucks at the Daunia mine, in Central Queensland.

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Landslide at Myanmar Jade Mine Kills at Least 123 People

“The jade miners were smothered by a wave of mud,” a statement from the fire service said.

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Grappling with the “Dark Doldrums”

A fascinating thing is happening. While renewable energy and climate policy ambitions are growing more aggressive, the few nations trying to rapidly pivot away from coal, natural gas and nuclear power are struggling.

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DOE Report Spotlights Appalachia’s Economic Progress and Opportunities for Growth

At the direction of President Trump, the U.S. Department of Energy has released a report titled, “The Appalachian Energy and Petrochemical Renaissance: An Assessment of Economic Progress and Opportunities.”

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Cardinal Operating Company Seeks Bids For Coal

Cardinal Operating Company (COC) on behalf of AEP Generation Resources Inc. (AEPGR), an unregulated wholly owned subsidiary of AEP Energy Supply, LLC, is seeking bids for the supply of coal to Cardinal Power Plant Units 1, 2, and 3.

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Canada's Ridley Terminals Monthly Coal Exports Jump to Seven-Year High

Coal exports from the Ridley Terminal in Prince Rupert, British Columbia, jumped to a seven-year high 1.16 million mt in May, according to data from the Prince Rupert Port Authority.

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UK Coal Operator Hargreaves Turns Attention to Land Development

One of Britain’s last remaining coal mine operators will put an end to all mining operations beginning July.

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Australia: Coal Mine Expansion for 2035 Gets COVID Fast-Track Approval Status

In Australia, the Berejiklian government has been accused of using COVID-19 as a cover to speed up approvals for a mine expansion that won't alter operations significantly or create many jobs until after 2035.

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Foresight Announces Implementation of Reorganization Plan

Foresight Energy LP announced today that it has consummated its chapter 11 plan of reorganization.

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Coal Leaders Launch National Platform to Rebuild Coal Communities Amid Economic Decline

A diverse coalition of leaders in coal communities nationwide have banded together to take on one of the most pressing challenges facing Wyoming and fellow coal-producing regions: how to adapt to the downturn in the coal sector and build new economies.

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Democrats' Blueprint for Fighting Climate Change Sees FERC Playing Key Role

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission would be given sweeping new authorities to help address climate change under the recommendations of a plan the Democratic majority on the U.S. House Select Committee on the Climate Crisis released June 30.

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2020 Friends of Coal Golf Tournament

Don't miss your opportunity to register for the 2020 Friends of Coal Fundraiser Golf Tournament in Gillette, WY!

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COVID-19 Deepens Coal's Decline as US Power Emissions Plummet

Reduced US power demand amid the global coronavirus crisis will slash the country's electric sector emissions by 175 million to 320 million metric tons in 2020, equal to a 10% to 20% drop from 2019, Moody's estimated in a June 30 report.

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Corsa Coal Announces Results of Annual and Special Meeting

Corsa Coal Corp. has announced the results of its annual and special meeting of shareholders held earlier today.

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