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Trump Says He’ll Nominate Andrew Wheeler to Head the EPA

The EPA has been at the center of the Trump administration’s agenda to reduce the regulations on industry, and Wheeler has been instrumental in seeing through rollbacks of major environmental policies.

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UMWA Leader Reflects on Strides in Mine Safety as 50th Anniversary of Farmington, West Virginia Disaster Nears

“Those men that lost their lives in the #9 mine sacrificed and gave everything so coal miners today could have a safe place to work,” said Mike Caputo, vice president of the United Mine Workers of America International District 31.

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California Fires Not Climate

Rapid population growth, extensive development, poor water management, and most critically, irresponsible forest management are principally to blame.

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Global Coal Demand Increased In 2017

Even with the Paris climate accords signed in late-2015, global coal demand in 2017 rose for the first time in two years, as reported by the Paris-based International Energy Agency during its annual World Energy Outlook release week.

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Australia: Coal - The New Comeback Kid

Minister for Resources and Northern Australia Matt Canavan welcomed the International Energy Agency report and its positive outlook for the nation’s coal sector.

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Energy Department Announces Intent to Fund Research that Advances the Coal Plants of the Future

This effort—the Coal FIRST (Flexible, Innovative, Resilient, Small, Transformative) initiative—will develop the coal plant of the future needed to provide secure, stable, and reliable power.

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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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