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West Virginia House Committee Approves Bill to Cut Severance Taxes on Steam Coal

West Virginia delegates are mulling a proposal to marginally lower the severance tax on some types of coal, even though it would cut the General Revenue Fund by $60 million.

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Joe Craft, Kelly Craft’s Husband: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know

Joe Craft is Kelly Craft’s husband. Craft, whose full name is Kelly Knight Craft, has been nominated by Trump to be the next UN Ambassador.

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A Timely Reminder of the Essential Value of Coal Power

Weather can be unforgiving. With temperatures across much of the country dipping well-below zero, our energy systems, particularly the electricity grid, were pushed to the limit.

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BLM and OSMRE Begin Scoping Period on Coal Lease by Application Near Hesperus, Colorado

The proposed lease area, known as the ‘Dunn Ranch’, is located adjacent to the current mine and lease and is between 3.5 and 6.5 miles east-southeast from the town of Hesperus, La Plata County, Colorado.

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West Virginia Senate Passes Bill Connected With People Going Into Mines Illegally

The bill was on third reading with the right to amend on Thursday.

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Australia Nailing its Colors to Coal Mast, Despite Call to Halt its Use for Power Generation by 2050

Australia’s East Coast is facing a plethora of electricity issues, with electricity prices having soared to become some of the highest in the world, while much of the natural gas produced in the country is exported instead of being sold domestically.

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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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