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MSHA Chief Says New Silica Rule is Personal

U.S. Assistant Secretary for Mine Safety Chris Williamson says the recently approved changes to the silica dust rules in U.S. mines was one of his greatest goals when he took the job.

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Biden-Harris Administration Invests Over $17 Million To Build Domestic Supply Chain for Critical Minerals and Materials

DOE has announced $17.5 million for four projects that will help lower the costs and reduce the environmental impacts of the onshore production of rare earths and other critical minerals and materials from coal, coal wastes, and coal by-products.

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Underground Carbon Storage Top of Mind for Student Team

Researching how to successfully store carbon underground is helping a group of Virginia Tech students reach new heights.

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DOE’s Office of Science Graduate Student Research Program Selects 86 Outstanding U.S. Graduate Students

The Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Office of Science has selected 86 graduate students representing 31 states and Puerto Rico for the Office of Science Graduate Student Research (SCGSR) program’s 2023 Solicitation 2 cycle.

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End Times for the UK's Final Coal-Fired Station

From the northernmost reaches of the River Soar in Nottinghamshire, the towers of Britain’s last coal-fired power station emerge from the flat countryside like concrete monuments to another time.

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Australia: Olive Downs Officially Opens

Pembroke Resources’ $1 billion Olive Downs steelmaking coal mine has officially opened in central Queensland, alongside a $1 million community boost from the miner.

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Reasons Behind the Price Premium For U.S. Metallurgical Coal Exports

U.S. coal used for the steelmaking process has sold for more than double the price of U.S. coal used as a fuel for electricity generation in six of the last seven years, underscoring a historical trend.

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UBS Lowers 2024 Met Coal Price Forecast, Sees Long-Term Strength

On Tuesday, UBS adjusted its price forecast for metallurgical coal in 2024, citing current market conditions. The financial services firm reduced its hard coking coal (HCC) price forecast to $265 per tonne, down from the previous estimate of $286 per tonn

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Missing the Heart of the Story

Over the past few weeks, both The Washington Post and The New York Times have discovered the sudden reemergence of soaring electricity demand and its collision with the nation’s teetering supply of power.

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Advancing Robotic Technology in Coal Mining

In a recent article published in the journal Energies, researchers proposed an advanced framework for robotic technology systems in mining operations, aiming to enhance safety, efficiency, and intelligence, with a specific focus on coal mining.

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Martin Engineering Acquires TNJ Industries

Martin Engineering has acquired TNJ Industries, an Arizona-based firm specialising in dust management for crushing and conveying of mined materials.

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Bens Creek Makes Further Chapter 11 Filings in US

Bens Creek Group PLC - owner and operator of metallurgical coal mines across North America - Makes further Chapter 11 filings with US bankruptcy court, adding that US companies have entered into a term sheet for debtor-in-possession financing facility.

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US Department of Labor Leaders, Worker Advocates, Families to Mark Workers Memorial Day, Honor People Whose Job Claimed Their Lives

The Department of Labor will hold a ceremony on April 25 to honor people whose lives were cut short by workplace injuries, illnesses or diseases.

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Bluefield Coal Show for 2025 Announced

A major coal show bringing a multitude of companies and professionals in the coal industry to Mercer County is now scheduled to open in September 2025.

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RESERVE YOUR ROOM AT STONEWALL RESORT TODAY * Special room rate expires May 2, 2024 * MCPA'S 44th ANNUAL CONFERENCE FAST APPROACHING

You should contact Stonewall Resort to reserve your room/s immediately. The special room rate $169.00 plus taxes.

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PennQuip, Inc. Wins 2023 Eriez® Merwin Award for Outstanding Sales Performance and Customer Service

Eriez® has announced PennQuip, Inc. as the recipient of the esteemed 2023 Eriez-USA Merwin Award.

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Biden-Harris Administration Invests $11 Million to Design Carbon Dioxide Transport Systems

As part of President Biden’s Investing in America agenda, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) today announced $11 million for four selected projects that will help fight climate change by bolstering the nation’s carbon management industry.

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India's Coal Imports Reach Four-Month High

In March 2024, India’s total coal and coke imports reached a four-month high of 24.19 MMT, driven by the onset of the summer restocking season.

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Federal Regulators Look to Block Montana Coal Mining Law

The Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement said a law passed by legislators in 2023 creates water standards that are “vague and difficult to enforce.”

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Baltimore Opens Third Temporary Shipping Channel

A third temporary shipping channel has opened at the Port of Baltimore to allow more vessel traffic around the collapsed Francis Scott Key Bridge.

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White House Tees Up Coal Waste Rule

The Biden administration has advanced a new rule to protect water resources from coal waste, one of several power plant regulations that industry leaders and environmental advocates expect to come out Thursday.

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MSHA Safety Alert - Customer Truck Drivers

Since 2021, customer truck drivers have been involved in six fatal accidents.

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Epiroc Interim Report Q1 2024

Revenues increased 2% to MSEK 14 143 (13 868), organic increase of 3%.

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All Aboard: Train Enthusiasts Enjoy Hand on the Throttle Event in Pennsylvania

Train enthusiasts got a hand-on experience with the “Hand on the Throttle” event at the Pioneer Tunnel Coal Mine and Steam Train in Ashland this weekend.

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Energy Information Administration – Coal Markets Release - April 15, 2024

The Coal Markets Report has been updated for the business week ending April 19, 2024.

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Biden Administration Considers Scrapping its Cutting-Edge Proposal to Slash Power Plant Pollution

The Biden administration is contemplating scrapping the most cutting-edge aspect of its highly anticipated and impactful power plant pollution rules, two sources familiar with the plan told CNN.

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Biden-Harris Administration Announces More Than $140 Million to Address Legacy Pollution, Revitalize Coal Communities in West Virginia

“There are thousands of miles of streams throughout Appalachia that are polluted and lifeless due to acid runoff from former mines,” said Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary Dr. Steve Feldgus.

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Rockwell Automation and Microsoft Announce Significant Technology Integrations Connecting the Physical and Digital Industrial Worlds at Hanover Messe 2024

Rockwell Automation, Inc. has announced it is working with Microsoft on three significant technology innovations that will be on display at Hannover Messe, 22-26 April.

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Australia: Cost of Living Crisis is Unearthing More Women Who Want to Work in the Mining Industry

For Sienna Mallon, it was a no-brainer for her to ditch her so-so job and chilly home in Victoria for higher-paid work in the mining industry in central Queensland two years ago.

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UK: Bronze Statue of Sir George Dowty Nearing Completion

A bronze statue of Sir George Dowty has been sculpted showing him beside a Lancaster aircraft wheel and undercarriage. This was one of his famous designs and later, Sir George very cleverly adapted the design to make hydraulic props for mines.

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Registration is Now Open for the Bluefield Coal Symposium

The Chamber of Commerce of the Two Virginias based in Bluefield and Princeton, WV has announced that Registration is now open for the 2024 Bluefield Coal Symposium taking place at the Chuck Mathena Center in Princeton, WV on August 12-14.

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West Virginia Coal Association President Warns of Impending EPA Carbon Rules

The president of the West Virginia Coal Association continues to sound the alarm about an impending U.S. Environmental Protection Administration regulation that he said will mean the end of the state’s coal-fired power plants.

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MINExpo INTERNATIONAL Careers in Mining Series

The next episode in our careers in mining series is here!

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Red State Coal Towns Still Power the West Coast. We Can't Just Let Them Die.

In the early morning light, it’s easy to mistake the towering gray mounds for an odd-looking mountain range — pale and dull and devoid of life, some pine trees and shrublands in the foreground with lazy blue skies extending up beyond the peaks.

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Weekly Production / Consumption Report: Week 15 (April 13)

The Weekly Production / Consumption Report: Week 15 (April 13) has been posted.

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Fifteen Attorneys General Demand Answers From Bank of America, Alleging Lender Shutters Accounts Over Customers’ Religious and Political Views

Fifteen state attorneys general are demanding to know whether Bank of America is closing accounts over customers’ religious and political views.

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Coal Production Lags In First Two Weeks of April, Federal Data Show

Coal has seen a slump in production this month, according to federal data.

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Biden Releases $2 Billion in IRA Tax Credits to Boost Coal Communities

Top Biden administration officials announced Friday the first tranche of $10 billion in manufacturing tax credits tied to the Inflation Reduction Act, saying some of the funds will provide a lifeline for communities with shuttered coal mines or coal-fired

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Registration to Open Soon for Bluefield Coal Symposium

Registration will open next week for the Bluefield Coal Symposium.

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Liebherr Electric Excavator Reaches Million Ton Milestone, Scores More Orders

This massive Liebherr electric excavator reached a major operational milestone earlier this month when it moved its one millionth tonne of dirt. And now, its buyers want more!

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West Coast Remains Reliant on Coal as Liberals Demean the Power Source

Southeastern Montana Development Corporation's Jim Atchison responds on 'The Bottom Line' to the sentiment and a recent Los Angeles Times article.

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World Internet Data Hub Relies on West Virginia Coal Power

Surveyors are eyeing space for another power line that will take electricity generated from coal plants to address a drain on power driven by the world's internet hub.

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House Democrat Floats Bill to Curb Coal Mine Pollution

Virginia Democratic Rep. Don Beyer unveiled legislation Thursday that would impose strict deadlines for cleaning up surface coal mines that can leach toxic water containing heavy metals into streams, rivers and drinking water sources.

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Mine Safety Advocates Agree New Silica Dust Rule is Progress, But Some Worry It's Not Enough

The rule largely relies on mining companies themselves to measure the quality of air in their mines and to alert regulators when silica dust levels exceed the new limit.

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Wyoming To Fill 100-Year-Old Coal Mine Under I-80 Before It Caves In

In a few weeks, expect potential traffic delays in Rock Springs along the four-lane Interstate 80 when Wyoming begins pumping cement into a more than 100-year-old coal mine under the highway before it caves in.

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Well-Known and Respected Belt Conveyor Engineer, Mike Accord, Passed

Although this occurred nearly a year ago, CoalZoom.com just recently learned that well-known and highly respected belt conveyor engineer, Mike Accord, died on Friday, May 19, 2023.

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China's Coal Imports From Russia Fall 21% in March

Russia's coal shipments to China fell 21% in March dragged down by sanctions and import tariffs, customs data showed on Saturday.

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Canadian Coal Exports on the Rise in 2024

Canada has emerged as one of the exporters with the biggest increase in seaborne coal exports during 2023, with the upwards trend maintaining momentum in 2024 as well.

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Michelle Bloodworth, President & CEO, America’s Power, Says We Need to Drive Home Reliability Message

Michelle Bloodworth, President & CEO, America’s Power, addressed the West Virginia Coal Association 50th Mining Symposium, held March 26-27, 2024 at the Charleston Coliseum & Convention Center, Charleston, WV.

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Cummins Announces Field Testing of Mining Hybrid (Diesel-Battery) Truck Solution

The hybrid NHL NTH260, a 220 metric ton payload mining truck, rolled off the production line in January and is headed to Baiyun Iron Mine of Baogang Group, China, to begin field testing in March.

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Matrix Design Group Hosts Groundbreaking Ceremony for New Headquarters in Newburgh, Indiana

Matrix Design Group, LLC, a global leader in safety and productivity technologies within industrial and mining segments, hosted a groundbreaking ceremony for its new headquarters in Newburgh, Indiana on April 18

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U.S. Hydropower Generation Expected to Increase by 6% in 2024 Following Last Year's Lows

Last year, U.S. hydropower electricity generation fell to its lowest since 2001.

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Administration Reportedly Ignores Congress, Further Muddies Permitting Process with NEPA Missteps

NMA has issued a comment from Rich Nolan, president and CEO, on news reports concerning the Council on Environmental Quality’s expected new rule, “National Environmental Policy Act Implementing Regulations Revisions Phase 2.”

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Mine Manager Pleads Guilty to Second-Degree Manslaughter For Recklessly Operating Crane That Killed Grafton Mine Mechanic

An upstate New York court accepted a mine manager’s guilty plea today to manslaughter in the second degree, a Class C felony.

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Jimmy Brock, President & CEO, CONSOL Energy, Says NOT SO FAST!

Jimmy Brock, President & CEO, CONSOL Energy, addressed the West Virginia Coal Association 50th Annual Mining Symposium held on March 26-27, 2024 at the Charleston Coliseum & Convention Center, Charleston, WV.

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Bearish Signals Loom for Asian Met Coal in Q2

The seaborne metallurgical coal market has entered the second quarter with bearish signals, fueling concerns that prime hard coking coal prices could slip below lows reached in 2023.

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Coal Continues to Thrive Despite Pledges for Clean Energy

Coal was more popular than ever in 2023, despite big promises from many world powers to curb production and use in favor of cleaner alternatives.

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Bluefield Coal Symposium Returning for First Time Since 2018

An event in West Virginia geared towards bringing leaders in the coal industry together will be returning later this year. The Bluefield Coal Symposium will return to the Chuck Mathena Center from Aug. 12 through Aug. 14.

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New Silica Dust Exposure Limit Sign of Relief for Pittsburgh-Area Coal Miners

The U.S. Department of Labor's Mine Safety and Health Administration issued the new rule that cuts the maximum silica exposure limit to 50 micrograms per cubic meter for an eight-hour shift and creates an "action level" for when exposure hits half of that

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US Power Sector Natural Gas Demand Sets Another Record in Q1, Remains Strong in April

US power sector natural gas demand set another record in the first quarter and has remained higher year over year into April, although it could come under pressure from renewable generation and coal this summer.

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EIA's Weekly Coal Production Report – April 18, 2024

EIA has updated the Weekly Coal Production report for the week ending April 13, 2024.

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New BLM Conservation Rule Will Obstruct Responsible Domestic Mining, Deepen Import Reliance

NMA has issued a statement from Rich Nolan, NMA president and CEO, concerning the Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) new Conservation and Landscape Health rule.

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Bob Peluso, Mine Safety Expert, Passes

Word recently reached CoalZoom.com that on February 15, 2024, after 85 and a half amazing years, Robert Guy "Bob" Peluso passed away peacefully with his family by his side.

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BHP Cuts Australian Met Coal Sales Guidance Again

Australian mining firm BHP has cut its coking coal guidance for the 2023-24 fiscal year to 30 June to a new decade-low of 43mn-45mn t because of the impact of wet weather and cyclones on its Queensland operations.

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Internet Data Centers Are Fueling Drive to Older Power Source: Coal

There, massive data centers with computers processing nearly 70% of global digital traffic are gobbling up electricity at a rate officials overseeing the power grid say is unsustainable.

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The Grid Braces for EPA’s Blitz of Rules

EPA is delivering a cumulative and decisive blow to the nation’s grid reliability it has refused to acknowledge or analyze in its rulemakings.

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MSHA Celebrates Final Silica Dust Rule

Miners and mining labor leaders with U.S. Department of Labor Acting Secretary Julie Su on Tuesday to celebrate DOL’s final rule to protect miners from silica dust.

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MCPA's 44th Annual Conference Fast Approaching

The Metallurgical Coal Producers Association’s 44th annual conference is fast approaching. The conference is scheduled for May 18-21, 2024, at the Stonewall Resort, Roanoke, West Virginia.

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Poland's JSW Declares Force Majeure on Coking Coal

Polish coking coal and met coke producer Jastrzebska Spolka Weglowa (JSW) declared force majeure on some of its coking coal contracts and cut its output outlook following a fire at its Budryk mine on 5 April.

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UK: Visit the National Coal Mining Museum in Wakefield

Situated in West Yorkshire, the National Coal Mining Museum stands as a monumental tribute to the region’s rich mining heritage. Located near Wakefield, this museum offers a glimpse into the life and work of coal miners through the ages.

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US-Brazil Met Coal Freight Slumps as Shipowners Shift Focus to ECSA Grains

After a trading lull during the Lunar New Year in early February, US-Brazil met coal freight has dipped further, as time-charter rates dropped to mid-$13,000s/d on April 16, from the high $16,000s at the beginning of March.

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Department of Labor to Honor Workers Whose Jobs Claimed Their Lives, Recommit to Protecting Workers as Nation Marks Workers Memorial Day

Today, work-related injuries in the U.S. claim about 15 people’s lives a day. In 2022, a reported 5,486 workers suffered fatal injuries, an increase of 296 worker deaths from 2021.

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National Mine Rescue Association Celebrates 100 Years, Upcoming Banquet

The National Mine Rescue Association is celebrating 100 years of Mine Rescue support in 2024. The NMRA was “organized” at a meeting in Leisenring PA on September 6, 1924.

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NMA Statement on Biden Administration Reported Reversal on Ambler Road Project

NMA has released a statement from Rich Nolan, president and CEO of the NMA, on news reports that the Biden administration is expected to block Alaska’s Ambler Road project.

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Martin Engineering Celebrates 50 Years of Air Cannon Technologies

Air cannons have transformed material flows in bulk processing systems, eliminating problematic internal buildups and blockages.

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DOE Announces $1.5 Million Toward Carbon Dioxide Removal

Accelerating development and deployment of carbon dioxide removal, including direct air capture technology advancements, is an essential element of the Biden-Harris Administration’s historic climate and clean energy agenda.

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Ramaco Adding Production, Sees Market Growth

Randall Atkins is a founder and chief executive of metallurgical coal producer Ramaco Resources. He also has been involved in energy-related investment and financing activity for over 40 years.

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Lawmakers Say New Federal Rule Will Protect Coal Miners

MSHA has finalized its proposal to amend current federal standards related to exposure to respirable crystalline silica, or silica dust, according to U.S. Senator Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., U.S. Senator Tim Kaine, D-Va., and U.S. Senator Mark Warner, D-Va.

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Arch Resources to Announce First Quarter 2024 Results on April 25

Arch Resources, Inc. (NYSE: ARCH) will discuss its first quarter 2024 financial results in an investor conference call on Thursday, April 25, 2024 at 10:00 a.m. Eastern time.

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You're Invited - SME Foundation Benefit Golf Tournament

Are you a golfer? Do you know any golfers? If the answer is yes, then we have the golfing event for you!

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Key Theme for Europe's Largest Mining Event Announced

This year’s focus will be on ‘breaking out of the echo chamber’, underscoring the imperative for miners to lead the global effort in the energy transition, achieve decarbonisation targets, and address the issues in the industry that inhibit progress.

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Canada: Government Documents Confirm Coal Lobbying on Rockies Mining, Show Months of Planning

Documents released under Alberta Freedom of Information laws confirm the United Conservative Party government was talking with the coal industry about relaxing a policy that protected the Rocky Mountains from open-pit mines long before making those plans

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OSMRE Announces More Than $124.8 Million to Reclaim Abandoned Coal Mines

OSMRE, through its AML Reclamation Program, addresses the hazards and environmental degradation posed by legacy coal mine sites, eliminating dangerous conditions and pollution caused by past coal mining.

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Remarks by Acting Secretary Su Announcing a Final Rule to Reduce Miners’ Exposure to Silica Dust, Improve Health of Nation’s Miners

Acting Secretary Julie Su made remarks during an announcement of the department’s issuance of a final rule by its Mine Safety and Health Administration to reduce miners’ exposure to respirable crystalline silica dust.

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IBD Stock Of The Day Rallies After Recent Upgrade Even As Industry Group Loses Steam

Warrior Met Coal (HCC) is Tuesday's IBD Stock Of The Day, as the coal producer and exporter has bucked the broader sector trend, advanced in 2024 and is nearing a buy point. HCC stock surged Tuesday.

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A New Look at Carbon Capture and Storage Opportunities in Pennsylvania

Carbon capture and storage (CCS) is one strategy to mitigate carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions that contribute to climate change.

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Manchin, Brown, Casey, Fetterman, Warner, Kaine Statement on DOL Final Rule to Reduce Silica Dust Exposure

Last June, the Senators released a statement applauding the proposed rule and calling for its swift implementation.

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U.S. Department of Energy Surpasses $1 Billion in Support to U.S. Colleges and Universities to Advance Nuclear Science and Technology

DOE has announced more than $59 million to 25 U.S. colleges and universities, two national laboratories, and one industry organization to support nuclear energy research and development and provide access to world-class research facilities.

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Department of Labor Issues Final Rule Reducing Silica Dust Exposure, Better Protecting Miners' Health From Irreversible Workplace Illnesses

MSHA has issued a final rule to better protect the nation’s miners from health hazards associated with exposure to respirable crystalline silica, also known as silica dust or quartz dust.

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MSHA Issues Final Rule Reducing Silica Dust Exposure, Better Protecting Miners’ Health From Irreversible Workplace Illnesses

The final rule lowers the permissible exposure limit of respirable crystalline silica to 50 micrograms per cubic meter of air for a full-shift exposure, calculated as an 8-hour time-weighted average.

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Meeting Growing Global Demand With U.S. Coal

The fourth quarter of 2023 brought a surge in U.S. coal exports and there are promising signs the robust market for U.S. coal will continue.

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EPA Nears Completion of Power Sector Regs

EPA is poised to toughen air toxics regulations on hundreds of coal-fired power plants, undoing a Trump-era decision that no changes were needed.

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U.S. Department of Energy Announces Opportunity for Industry to Connect to High Performance Computing Resources at National Laboratories

DOE has announced a new solicitation to connect industry partners with the high performance computing resources and expertise at DOE’s national laboratories to improve material performance, advance manufacturing processes, and reduce industrial emissions.

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World Coal Market: Brief Overview

Over the past week, thermal coal quotations on the European market kept swinging in the range of 117-121 USD/t. The indices are under pressure caused by falling demand, growing inventories at ARA terminals and a significant increase in RES generation.

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EIA's Coal Markets Release - April 15, 2024

The Coal Markets Report has been updated for the business week ending April 12, 2024.

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MSHA Safety Alert - Electric Arc Flashes

In the last six months, 11 miners received injuries due to electric arc flashes.

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How to Lessen the Risks of Working Alone

Working alone in any mining operation can increase the risks of having a dangerous accident or worse.

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2024 Annual Scholarship Golf Outing

The 2024 Scholarship Golf Outing will be held at Roland Barkau Memorial Golf Course in Okawville, IL.

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US Regional Banks Dramatically Step Up Loans to Oil, Gas and Coal

A group of US regional banks is ratcheting up lending to oil, gas and coal clients, grabbing market share as bigger European rivals back away.

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Alpha to Announce First Quarter 2024 Financial Results on May 6

Alpha Metallurgical Resources, Inc. (NYSE: AMR), a leading U.S. supplier of metallurgical products for the steel industry, plans to announce its first quarter 2024 financial results before the market opens on Monday, May 6, 2024.

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Magnificent Group of Speakers Being Assembled for Bluefield Coal Symposium

The Chamber of Commerce of the Two Virginias based in Bluefield and Princeton, WV recently announced that the 2024 Bluefield Coal Symposium will take place at the Chuck Mathena Center in Princeton, WV on August 12-14.

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Weekly Production / Consumption Report: Week 14 (April 6)

The Weekly Production / Consumption Report: Week 14 (April 6) has been posted.

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Alliance Resource Partners, L.P. Announces First Quarter 2024 Earnings Conference Call

Alliance Resource Partners, L.P. (NASDAQ: ARLP) will report its first quarter 2024 financial results before the market opens on Monday, April 29, 2024.

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MSHA Fatality Alert - July 26, 2023 Fatality

On July 26, 2023, a miner suffered serious injuries when he lost control of the pickup truck as it ascended a haul road. The victim died several months later from his injuries.

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Pacificorp Throws a Lifeline to Wyoming Coal and Natural Gas Industry

PacifiCorp's updated energy roadmap throws a lifeline to Wyoming's coal industry but critics said the new Integrated Resource Plan is a major setback for community health and the climate.

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Pittsburgh Section Spring Seminar Series CALL FOR PRESENTATIONS

The SME Pittsburgh Section will be hosting the third annual Spring Seminar Series from May 21st to June 6th, 2024.

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Utah Company To Invest Millions In Making Cosmetics From Wyoming Coal

A group of investors with hundreds of millions of investment dollars have bought 136 acres of land near the Naughton coal-fired power plant in Kemmerer and are digging up the landscape to make way for a new line of skincare cosmetics made from coal.

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Well-Known and Respected Coal Mining Educator, Joe Leonard, Passes

Joseph W. Leonard III who had a long, well-respected connection to the coal industry and to coal preparation, as well as to academia, passed away on Tuesday April 9th, 2024.

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Warrior Met Coal (NYSE:HCC) Upgraded at Citigroup

Warrior Met Coal (NYSE:HCC – Get Free Report) was upgraded by research analysts at Citigroup from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note issued to investors on Thursday, Marketbeat Ratings reports.

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NIOSH Takes Black Lung Screenings on the Road

The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) said it will provide free and confidential black lung screenings to coal miners through a mobile testing unit stopping at locations in West Virginia, Pennsylvania, Ohio and Virginia.

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Coalfields Expressway Funded in Virginia

While construction has been ongoing on the Coalfields Expressway project in West Virginia, work on the Virginia section of the new four-lane corridor had been largely stalled in recent years.

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DOE Finalizes Efficiency Standards for Lightbulbs to Save Americans Billions on Household Energy Bills

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) today finalized Congressionally-mandated energy efficiency standards for general service lamps (GSLs), which include the most common types of residential and commercial lightbulbs.

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Peabody Energy (BTU) Issues Details of Q1 Earnings Results

Peabody Energy is scheduled to release first-quarter 2024 earnings on May 2 and unveiled some details of the upcoming release.

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Bens Creek Shares Fall as it Moves Mine Into Care and Maintenance

Shares in North American metallurgical coal miner Bens Creek were sliding on Friday afternoon, after the company issued an update on its operations and working capital position, confirming that its West Virginia mine was moving into care and maintenance.

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China to Establish Coal Capacity Reserve System by 2027

China vowed to set up a coal capacity reserve system by 2027, aiming to secure energy security through more flexible coal supplies, according to plans the country released Friday.

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UK: Steam Locomotive Dame Very Lynn to be Converted From Coal to Oil

The North Yorkshire Moors Railway (NYMR) have announced that they will be working with US based railroad engineering and mechanical contractor, FMW Solutions (FMW) to convert the historic and iconic steam locomotive ‘Dame Vera Lynn’ from coal to oil.

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Australia: Anglo American Granted Approval for Expansion of Queensland Coal Mine

The Queensland Government has approved a mining lease for the expansion of Anglo American’s Lake Lindsay steel-making coal mine in Bowen Basin.

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China’s Seaborne Coal Imports Rise Despite Projections of Flat Volumes

China’s seaborne coal imports jumped by 17% in the first quarter compared to the same period of 2023, despite earlier expectations that overall coal imports this year would be largely flat versus last year.

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PacifiCorp Extends Wyoming Coal & Gas Power, Reduces Wind & Solar

PacifiCorp is Rocky Mountain Power's parent company.

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Global Coal Power Grew 2% Last Year, the Most Since 2016, Survey Says

The world’s coal-fired power capacity grew 2% last year, its highest annual increase since 2016, driven by new builds in China and decommissioning delays elsewhere, according to research published on Thursday.

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Signal Peak Coal Mine Could Close in 2025 Without Federal Permit, 262 Jobs at Stake

Montana’s only underground coal mine could shut down by the end of 2025 if it can't expand onto federal land.

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China's First Quarter Coal Imports Surge, Defying Gloomy Forecasts

China’s coal industry says it doesn’t expect imports to increase this year, but the evidence from the first quarter is that the appetite of the world’s biggest buyer remains ravenous.

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$30 Million Project Underway To Move 3 Miles Of U.S. Highway 30 To Access Coal

Work is underway on a $30 million project to move U.S. Highway 30 in Lincoln County, Iowa to access more than 9 million tons of coal. The work will require more than 50,000 dump trucks moving 1.2 million cubic yards of dirt.

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April-May Maintenance to Close Australian Coal Systems

Australian rail firm Aurizon will close the 50mn t/yr Blackwater coal system in Queensland over 13-17 April for maintenance, with further closures scheduled for May.

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EPA Publishes Annual US Greenhouse Gas Inventory

On April 11, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency released its latest annual Inventory of U.S. Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Sinks (GHG Inventory), which presents a national-level overview of annual greenhouse gas emissions from 1990 to 2022.

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Peabody Falls as Production Issues, Weather Crimp Coal Sales

Peabody Energy Corp. shares sunk to the lowest in seven months after the biggest US coal miner warned that first-quarter sales will be lower than expected due to production issues at mines in Australia and weak demand in the US.

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Stop Apologizing

This is the year where we stop apologizing. Advocating for ‘coal elimination’ is irresponsible and it makes vulnerable nations more vulnerable. It is time people understood the facts.

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Don't Miss the RMMI & TMRA Texas Meeting!

The RMMI/TMRA Texas Regional Meeting will be held April 30-May 1, 2024 in College Station, Texas.

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Coal Power Grew in 2023 Driven by China's Expansion and a Slowdown of US Plant Closures

The world’s coal-fired power capacity grew 2% last year, its highest annual increase since 2016, driven by new builds in China and decommissioning delays elsewhere, according to research published on Thursday.

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India: By Year-End, 20 Coal Mines Likely to Come Into Operation

Twenty coal mines are likely to become operational by the end of this year, a move that will reduce coal imports and help meet rising power demand.

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EIA's Weekly Coal Production Report – April 11, 2024

EIA has updated the Weekly Coal Production report for the week ending April 6, 2024.

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New Paper Highlights the Collision of Surging Electricity Demand with EPA’s Grid Reliability Crisis

“This paper clearly shows America’s electricity reality: our ability to keep the lights on now and in the future is in the hands of an agency unwilling to grapple with the facts on the ground and recognize the danger posed by its agenda,” said Rich Nolan,

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Weekly Production / Consumption Report: Week 13 (March 30)

The Weekly Production / Consumption Report: Week 13 (March 30) has been posted.

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New Paper: EPA’s Grid Crisis Collides with Surging Power Demand

NMA has released a new paper on the collision of soaring power demand with rapidly eroding grid reliability driven by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s regulatory agenda.

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CONSOL Energy Schedules First Quarter 2024 Earnings Release and Conference Call

CONSOL Energy Inc. (NYSE: CEIX) will issue its first quarter earnings release before the market opens on Tuesday, May 7, 2024.

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China International Mining Expo (CIME)

Through specialization, marketization, internationalization and brand operation, CIME has become a trade cooperation and exchange platform for the mining industry.

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Komatsu Mining Truck Named 2024 Coolest Thing Made in Illinois

A mining truck manufactured by Komatsu was crowned the winner of the 2024 “Makers Madness” contest, earning the title of “the coolest thing made in Illinois” at the Governor’s Mansion Wednesday.

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Peabody Provides Update on First Quarter 2024 Results

Peabody today announced preliminary unaudited financial results for the first quarter of 2024.

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Tracking the Global Coal Fleet: 2023 Highlights

Global operating coal capacity grew by 2% in 2023, with China driving two- thirds of new additions, and a small uptick was seen for the first time since 2019 in the rest of the world, according to Global Energy Monitor's annual survey of the global coal f

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Gap Between China and Rest of World Widens Further on Key Coal Indicators

China’s continued coal construction surge in 2023 stands in stark contrast to these global trends and offsets gains from dwindling coal capacity elsewhere.

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Which Countries Decreased Their Coal Power Capacity Since the 2015 Paris Agreement?

Operating coal-fired power capacity in countries where it has decreased or fully retired since 2015, in gigawatts (GW); each country on its own scale, highlighting trend changes.

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Which Countries Increased Their Coal Power Capacity Since the 2015 Paris Agreement?

Operating coal-fired power capacity in countries where it has increased since 2015, in gigawatts (GW); each country on its own scale, highlighting trend changes.

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Unsolved Myster: How Much Power is Crypto Using?

Electricity data for digital currency mining remains elusive despite efforts by the Biden administration to learn more.

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Senate OKs Framework for Carbon Capture Sequestration

The state Senate today approved Senate Bill 831 to establish the legal and regulatory framework for potential carbon dioxide capture, utilization, and sequestration (CCUS) in Pennsylvania.

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MINExpo 2024 Brings All Things Mining to Las Vegas

Discovering drone-powered solutions that give you better data. Sitting in the driver’s seat of the newest excavators.

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DOE Awards $15M to Launch Innovations for Long Duration Energy Storage Earthshot

DOE's Office of Electricity today announced the selectees of $15 million in awards at the Long Duration Energy Storage Council Summit on April 8, 2024.

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Poland Axes Coal Spinoffs in Favour of Tie-Ups

Shares in Polish power utilities plunged the most in 18 months after a senior government official outlined plans to abandon coal asset spin-offs and instead link mines back with electricity generators.

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India's NTPC Targets 40mn t Coal Output in FY2024-25

Indian state-controlled utility NTPC aims to raise coal production from its captive blocks by around 16pc during the April 2024-March 2025 financial year from a year earlier.

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Baltimore Port Closure Means 35% Drop in April US Coal Exports

Closure of the Port of Baltimore — America’s second-biggest hub for coal — has choked exports of the fossil fuel, with flows expected to plunge 35% this month.

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US Natgas Will Be Cheaper Than Coal in 2024 For the First Time, EIA Says

U.S. natural gas will be cheaper to burn than coal in 2024 for the first time ever, the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) said in its Short-Term Energy Outlook (STEO) on Tuesday.

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BMO Bank Dropped Anti-Coal Policy, Avoiding Energy Boycotter Label in West Virginia

BMO Bank, the U.S. subsidiary of Bank of Montreal, quietly dropped its policy restricting lending to the coal industry in late 2023, helping it avoid being labelled an energy “boycotter” in West Virginia.

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2024 RMMI Annual Conference Registration Now Open!

During the RMMI conference, mine operators have agreed to schedule one-on-one meetings with suppliers.

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Missouri S&T professor wins SME’s Mineral Industry Education Award

This award was created by the American Institute of Mining, Metallurgical and Petroleum Engineers (AIME) in 1950 to recognize outstanding contributions related to mineral industry education. SME first gave the award in 2011.

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CoalProTec 2024 Conference Schedule

CoalProTec 2024 Conference Schedule

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EIA's Short-Term Energy Outlook

This month we revised the 2022 global liquid fuels consumption data available in our International Energy Statistics, increasing our assessment of global oil consumption that year by nearly 0.8 million barrels per day (b/d) compared to last month’s STEO.

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West Virginia Cracks Down on Major Banks Over Environmental Activism

The State of West Virginia banned four major financial institutions from entering into tens of billions of dollars worth of state contracts over their environmental policies.

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EIA Reduces its Forecast For U.S. Coal Exports Following Port of Baltimore Closure

In its April Short-Term Energy Outlook (STEO), EIA reduced its forecasts for U.S. coal exports for April by 33% and for May by 20% from previous forecasts.

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How Art and Coal Play a Role in Appalachia

HOW ART AND COAL PLAY A ROLE IN APPALACHIA

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The Future of Mining: How AI Can Help Transform the Mining Industry

An investment in Artificial Intelligence can lead to increased levels of efficiency, safety and environmental stewardship.

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80% of Ukraine’s Coal, Gas Power Plants Hit by Russian Attacks: Minister

Russia has hit up to 80% of Ukraine's conventional power plants and half its hydroelectric plants in recent weeks in the heaviest attacks since the war began, Ukrainian Energy Minister German Galushchenko said Monday.

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During Bitter Cold Coal Comes to the Rescue Again

DURING BITTER COLD COAL COMES TO THE RESCUE AGAIN

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US Power System Set to Cut Coal Use to Record Lows

Utilities in the United States are on track to cut the share of coal in national power generation to record lows over the coming months, as the heating demand season ends and output from clean power sources such as solar and wind farms hits record highs.

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West Virginia Treasurer Announces Four More Banks on Restricted List

West Virginia Treasurer Riley Moore on Monday added four more financial institutions to the list of those he said are boycotting investments in fossil fuel companies.

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Intelligent Mining: How the Internet of Things is Revolutionizing the Mining Industry

The Internet of Things (IoT) is radically changing the mining industry by enabling remote controlled ore crushing, automated guided vehicles, and robotic machinery.

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India's JSW Steel Posts Record 2023-24 Output

Indian producer JSW Steel posted its highest annual crude steel output in the 2023-24 fiscal year ended 31 March, while its fourth-quarter production also increased.

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Conn-Weld Serves This Generation and Cares About the Next

Recently, CoalZoom had the opportunity to visit Conn-Weld Industries, LLC. of Princeton, WV.

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EIA – Coal Markets Release - April 8, 2024

The Coal Markets Report has been updated for the business week ending April 5, 2024.

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America’s Coal Associations Calls on Senator Bob Casey to Fully Support the Coal Industry

Senator Casey has had many opportunities over the past two decades to advocate for all the above energy policies necessary to ensure a diverse, reliable, and resilient grid.

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The Role of Technology in Mine Safety and Rescue

Although advances in safety, operational practices and regulation have helped to significantly lower the number of fatalities in mining over past decades, accidents – including fatal ones – remain a risk for miners around the world.

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Warrior Met Coal Sets Date for First Quarter 2024 Earnings Announcement and Investor Conference Call

Warrior Met Coal, Inc. today announced that it will hold its first quarter 2024 investor conference call at 4:30 p.m. ET on Wednesday, May 1, 2024.

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Indonesia's Paiton Power Plant to Boost Biomass Use

Indonesia's 4.71GW Paiton coal-fired power plant, the country's largest power generation facility, is to increase biomass use as part of the country's emissions reduction efforts.

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West Virginia Coal With Nowhere to Go Following Baltimore Bridge Collapse

West Virginia's main export may be affected for an undetermined amount of time due to the collapse of the Francis Scott Key Bridge in Baltimore.

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Bens Creek Down as Struggling Company Inks Additional Avani Coal Order

Bens Creek Group PLC shares sank nearly 20% on Monday morning, as the company announced another coal contract with its largest shareholder following a tough start to 2024.

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Coal Mine Rescue Rules

The Holmes Mine Rescue Association (“HMRA”) Coal Mine Rescue Rules Sub-Committee will develop the rules for mine rescue competitions and submit them to the HMRA Advisory Committee for approval.

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World Depending on U.S. Leadership in Carbon Capture Tech

The energy industry is often fraught with partisan division, but strong bipartisan support exists for advancing U.S. carbon capture and storage (CCS) technologies.

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Ukraine: Metinvest Polytechnic Graduated its First Specialists

Metinvest Polytechnic, a Ukrainian non-governmental mining and steel university, has graduated its first specialists in modern engineering and technical specialties.

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Australia: Stanmore Buys Rest of Eagle Downs

Australian coal miner Stanmore Resources is taking full control of the Eagle Downs assets, in the Bowen basin of Queensland.

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Biden Administration Weighs Decision That Could Shutter US Coal Plants Two Years Early

The Biden administration is considering expediting the retirement of coal-fired power plants across the United States. This development comes as part of the administration's strategy to reduce pollution from the electricity sector.

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UK: North East Heritage at Risk as Historic Building Faces Closure

One of Newcastle’s most historic buildings is under threat, throwing over a century of preserved North East heritage into uncertainty.

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UBB Mine Disaster Remembered 14 Years Later by Manchin

Friday marked 14 years since the tragedy of the Upper Big Branch mine disaster that killed 29 miners and injured two others at the site in Raleigh County, West Virginia.

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UVA Wise Students Harvest the History of the Region

Students from University of Virginia’s College at Wise (UVA Wise) recently worked together to harvest the history of mine rescuers from the Westmoreland Coal Company’s Stonega Division.

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Teck Reports Q1 Steelmaking Coal Sales of 5.9mt

Teck Resources said on Thursday its steelmaking coal sales in the first quarter were 5.9 million tonnes, in line with the lower end of its forecast of 5.9 million tonnes to 6.3 million tonnes.

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UK: Work Under Way on Mining Village Masterplan

The three stage "Hirst masterplan" from Northumberland County Council proposes replacing some homes at the Hirst estate in Ashington with bigger houses.

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Baltimore's Key Bridge Collapse Impacts Auto Dealerships, West Virginia Coal Exports

An attractive feature of the Port of Baltimore for coal mining companies is its proximity to the northern Appalachia coal fields in western Pennsylvania and northern West Virginia.

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Remembering the Upper Big Branch Mine Disaster 14 Years Later

One of the most notable things associated with West Virginia is coal mining, but it is a job that does not come without risks.

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Unearthing Efficiency: How the Mining Industry is Using AI to Make Data-driven Discoveries

Since OpenAI launched ChatGPT to the public in November 2022, artificial intelligence (AI) has exploded into the mainstream, turning into a gold mine for companies that have become early adopters.

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Final OSMRE Rule Restores Citizen Complaint Process for Coal Mines

The Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement released a finalized Ten Day Notice Rule that will restore agency procedures for responding to citizen complaints alerting the agency to potential violations at coal mines.

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Across China: AI Transforms Coal Mining in North China

A 1.5-meter-long drill pipe is moving slowly toward the coal bed in a mine in north China's Shanxi Province, which is known for its coal resources.

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Manchin Statement on 14th Anniversary of Upper Big Branch Mine Disaster

Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) released the following statement on the 14th anniversary of the Upper Big Branch (UBB) mine disaster, a tragedy that killed 29 miners in Raleigh County.

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WV Mining Companies, Operations Recognized for Excellence in Safety and Reclamation

During West Virginia Mining Symposium, which took place March 26-27 in Charleston, the West Virginia Coal Association recognized and celebrated “Exemplary Mine Safety & Environmental Excellence” achievements of mining industry operations across the state.

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Biden-Harris Administration Announces Historic $20 Billion in Awards to Expand Access to Clean Energy and Climate Solutions and Lower Energy Costs for Communities Across the Nation

Vice President Kamala Harris and EPA Administrator Michael Regan will announce selections for $20 billion in awards to stand up a national financing network that will fund tens of thousands of climate and clean energy projects across the country.

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Liebherr Calls 2023 a Record Year

Swiss conglomerate cites its heavy equipment manufacturing and sales operations as its largest revenue generator in its record year.

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Don't Miss the RMMI & TMRA Texas Meeting!

Please join us for a joint Texas regional meeting between Rocky Mountain Mining Institute and Texas Mining & Reclamation Association to be held in College Station, TX, April 30-May 1, 2024.

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Singapore's RGD Acquires Fifth Indonesian Coal Mine

Singapore-listed trading and shipping services firm Resources Global Development (RGD) has agreed to buy a stake in a coal mine in Indonesia's central Kalimantan with reserves of 64mn t.

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During Bitter Cold Coal Comes to the Rescue Again

When the polar vortex slammed much of the country in January, FERC member Mark Christie spoke up about the irreplaceable role dispatchable capacity, namely coal and gas, played in keeping the lights and heat on when power demand peaked.

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Baltimore to Partially Reopen By End of April

The Port of Baltimore shipping channel will be partially reopened — to a depth of 35ft — by the end of April and will fully reopen by the end of May, the Maryland Port Administration said on Thursday.

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Despite Staggering Costs and Logistic Challenges, Carbon Capture Studies at Wyoming Coal Plants Advance

Two electric utility companies in Wyoming will advance engineering studies and analysis to potentially retrofit four coal-burning units with carbon capture technology.

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APCO WV Supreme Court Appeal

In its January decision, the Commission disallowed $231.8 million of the $552.9 million the joint companies requested in Expanded Net Energy Costs (ENEC) or under-recoveries.

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Norfolk Southern Begins Detour Moves of Coal That Normally Moves Through Port of Baltimore

Norfolk Southern today delivered the first coal train diverted from the closed Port of Baltimore to the railroad’s Lambert’s Point coal terminal in Norfolk, Va.

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Hitachi Construction Machinery Americas Gears Up For a Dynamic Presence at MINExpo® 2024

Hitachi Construction Machinery Americas will exhibit at MINExpo International 2024 from September 24 to 26 at the Las Vegas Convention Center.

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Federal Office Announces Change to Coal Mine Report Procedures

It soon will be easier for members of the public to report problems related to coal mines, according to the federal Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement, or OSMRE.

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Iron Senergy Responds to Senator Casey

Iron Senergy, the owner and operator of the Cumberland Mine located in Greene County, Pennsylvania, recognizes Senator Robert P. Casey's concern for the Pennsylvania coal industry and its workforce.

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OSMRE Announces Rule Making It Easier For Public to Report Coal Mine Problems

OSMRE has announced changes to the Ten-Day Notice rule that will make it easier for citizens to report mining concerns, safeguarding people and the environment from the adverse effects of coal mining.

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EIA's Weekly Coal Production Report – April 4, 2024

EIA has updated the Weekly Coal Production report for the week ending March 30, 2024.

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WVCA Primary Election Endorsements

The Primary Election is set for Tuesday, May 14th.

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Wyoming Governor Frames Carbon Capture as a Way to Keep Coal Relevant

Wyoming’s largest electric utility is taking an exploratory step towards reducing greenhouse gas emissions at power plants using carbon capture.

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Coal's Not Dead: PacifiCorp Plans To Extend Coal-Fired Plants

PacifiCorp submitted a refreshed roadmap Monday that reveals how it plans to tap energy supplies over the next two decades. It includes extending some coal-fired generation.

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Insights & Highlights from the 50th Annual WV Mining Symposium

West Virginia’s coal mining industry was on full display March 26-27 as more than 2,000 people converged on Charleston's Coliseum & Conference Center during Coal Days in West Virginia.

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Intramotev Successfully Deploys Battery-Electric Self-Propelled Railcar

Intramotev, the technology company building autonomous zero-emissions rail solutions, announced today that it has successfully deployed the world's first self-propelled battery-electric railcar in a traditional freight train.

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Ramaco Resources Inc. Recognized for Industry-Leading Safety in West Virginia, Receives Awards from West Virginia Coal Association and State Agencies

For the second consecutive year, Ramaco Resources Inc. was awarded for the safety of its operations in West Virginia.

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Utilities to Press Biden Admin on Coal Wastewater Rule

Electric utilities and energy trade associations are clamoring to weigh in on a pending new regulation geared toward curbing wastewater from coal-fired power plants.

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Rich Nolan: Biden's EV Dreams Means More Mining in America

The Biden administration has supercharged the electric vehicle (EV) revolution. With its finalized tailpipe emissions rule, the administration expects that by 2032, 70% of new U.S. car sales will be electric.

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Energy Addition

The tragic collapse of Baltimore’s Francis Scott Key Bridge on March 26 and its impact on the Port of Baltimore has brought a fresh eye to the importance of U.S. coal exports to domestic miners but also to global markets.

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Bluefield Coal Symposium Coming in August

The Chamber of Commerce of the Two Virginias based in Bluefield and Princeton, West Virginia, announced the 2024 Bluefield Coal Symposium will take place at the Chuck Mathena Center in Princeton from August 12-14.

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Biden-Harris Administration Announces More Than $244 Million to Address Legacy Pollution, Revitalize Communities in Pennsylvania

This is the largest annual state allocation under the Abandoned Mine Land program through the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law.

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CALL FOR PAPERS: 2024 Spring Seminar Series

The SME Pittsburgh Section will be hosting the third annual Spring Seminar Series from May 21 through June 6, 2024.

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Rocky Mountain Power Intends to Keep Coal Units, Adopt More Carbon Capture

Rocky Mountain Power says it will no longer retire its Utah coal-fired power plants early, and it plans to adopt carbon capture technology at its existing brownfield power plant sites in Wyoming.

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Exhibition Coal Mine in West Virginia Opens For 62nd Season

The Beckley Exhibition Coal Mine officially opens its doors and its mine carts for another season.

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EPA Launches New Website to Improve Transparency in Permitting

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is announcing the launch of a new website, epa.gov/permits, a centralized web-based platform for information about federal environmental permitting.

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Coal-Based Product Could Replace Sand in Concrete

A study by Rice University researchers found that graphene derived from metallurgical coke, a coal-based product, could serve not only as a reinforcing additive in cement but also as a replacement for sand in concrete.

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DOE Invests $75 Million to Strengthen Nation’s Critical Minerals Supply Chain

As part of President Biden’s Investing in America agenda, the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Fossil Energy and Carbon Management has announced $75 million for a project to develop a Critical Minerals Supply Chain Research Facility.

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MCPA 44th ANNUAL CONFERENCE @ STONEWALL RESORT CUTOFF DATE FAST APPROCHING (Wednesday, May 1, 2024) - RESERVE YOUR ROOM/S IMMEDIATELY!

The Metallurgical Coal Producers Association 44th annual conference will be here soon.

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Wyoming's Largest Utility Eyes CCS Projects on Coal Plants

Electricity giant PacifiCorp is considering carbon capture retrofits to several Wyoming coal plants, despite previous concerns about the cost and viability of the technology.

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Submit Your Abstracts For Connecting Mining: Gen Z and Beyond Virtual Student Conference

A team of SME student members are planning a new conference for students and early career professionals.

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CPSA Latest Journal Issue AND SME Technical Sessions Updates

CPSA Latest Journal Issue AND SME Technical Sessions Updates

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Consol Energy, Other Coal Producers Tackle Logistical Challenge With Port of Baltimore Closure

The Port of Baltimore’s closure continues to put pressure on Appalachian coal producers, especially Consol Energy Inc., which ships much of its Pennsylvania coal overseas through its facility along the waterfront there.

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Research Experience in Carbon Sequestration 2024 is Now Accepting Applications for its 20th Annual Program

RECS is supported by FECM alongside its applied lab, the National Energy Technology Laboratory.

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Why Caterpillar (CAT) is Poised to Beat Earnings Estimates Again

If you are looking for a stock that has a solid history of beating earnings estimates and is in a good position to maintain the trend in its next quarterly report, you should consider Caterpillar (CAT).

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Bluefield Coal Symposium to Be Held on August 12-14, Chaired by Bill Reid

The Chamber of Commerce of the Two Virginias based in Bluefield and Princeton, WV is announcing that the 2024 Bluefield Coal Symposium will take place at the Chuck Mathena Center in Princeton, WV on August 12-14.

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EPA to Curb Water Pollution Tied to West Virginia Coal Mines

EPA has agreed to set pollution limits for 11 impaired West Virginia waterways, in a victory for environmental groups who say the state has failed to stop contamination from coal mines.

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North Dakota Prepares to Fight EPA Rule One Officials Calls a Death Penalty For Coal

North Dakota leaders are preparing for a legal battle with the federal government over a regulation they say could shut down the state’s coal industry.

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Distinguished List of Speakers Being Assembled for Bluefield Coal Symposium

The Chamber of Commerce of the Two Virginias based in Bluefield and Princeton, WV recently announced that the 2024 Bluefield Coal Symposium will take place at the Chuck Mathena Center in Princeton, WV on August 12-14.

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CORESafety TV (April 2024)

Welcome to the April 2024 edition of CORESafety TV — the online video program from the National Mining Association.

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American Resources Corporation’s American Carbon Corporation Provides Updated Rare Earth Analysis From West Virginia Project

The ongoing project development is being funded by the Company's previously announced $45 million tax exempt bond.

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Port of Baltimore Closure Causes Ripple Effect for Coal Producers

The closure of the Port of Baltimore has a big impact on coal producers in northern West Virginia.

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Department of Labor to Hold Benefits Assistance Events in Pennsylvania for Current, Former Coal Miners Disabled by Black Lung Disease, Survivors

The U.S. Department of Labor has announced that its Federal Black Lung Program will host four outreach events in Pennsylvania from April 8-11.

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North Dakota Prepares to Fight EPA Rule One Official Calls a Death Penalty for Coal

North Dakota leaders are preparing for a legal battle with the federal government over a regulation they say could shut down the state’s coal industry.

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Rocky Mountain Power To Retrofit A Coal Plant With Carbon Capture, A High Cost For Taxpayers

Rocky Mountain Power, the largest utility company in Wyoming, announced it is planning to retrofit one of its coal-fired power plants in the state with carbon capture technology.

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Bluefield Coal Symposium to Be Held on August 12-14, Chaired by Bill Reid

The Chamber of Commerce of the Two Virginias based in Bluefield and Princeton, WV is announcing that the 2024 Bluefield Coal Symposium will take place at the Chuck Mathena Center in Princeton, WV on August 12-14.

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West Virginia Environmental Groups Reach Historic Settlement

Three West Virginia environmental groups secured a landmark victory by reaching an agreement with the United States Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) to address pollution in West Virginia streams caused by coal mining.

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Biden-Harris Administration Announces Nearly $23 Million to Address Legacy Pollution and Revitalize Coal Communities in Virginia

Millions of Americans nationwide live less than a mile from an abandoned coal mine. The Bipartisan Infrastructure Law allocated a total of $16 billion to address legacy pollution, including $11.3 billion in abandoned mine land (AML) funding over 15 years.

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Big Boost for Hitachi's Factory in Ontario Which Will Again Produce Mining Trucks for the Americas

Hitachi Construction Machinery Co., Ltd has announced that it will begin full-scale production of dump trucks at its Guelph, Ontario factory in fiscal year 2026, namely Hitachi Construction Truck Manufacturing Ltd.

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Biden-Harris Administration Announces $1.5 Billion Conditional Commitment to Holtec Palisades to Support Recommission of Michigan Nuclear Power Plant

DOE has announced the offer of a conditional commitment of up to $1.52 billion for a loan guarantee to Holtec Palisades to finance the restoration and resumption of service of an 800-MW electric nuclear generating station in Covert Township, Michigan.

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Don't Believe the Spin! Coal is No Longer Essential to Produce Steel

A new Australian government forecast adds to the growing body of evidence that the long-term outlook for metallurgical coal is not as strong as the mining industry would have us believe.

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