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While the Trump administration scrambles to save coal , Britain has shuttered its last deep mine and vowed to stop using coal for electricity by 2025. How did two nations take such different paths? Apparently cheap foreign coal and a political willingness to undergo the pain of mine closures fueled Britain’s…
President Trump has ordered his Energy Department secretary to take immediate action to stem power plant closures, arguing that a decline in coal and nuclear electricity is putting the nation’s security at risk.
“Impending retirements of fuel-secure power facilities are leading to a rapid depletion…
In what one epidemiologist calls a “slow-rolling disaster,” a new set of studies presented at an American Thoracic Society conference this week offered glum news for coal miners. Per NPR , more Appalachian miners are plagued by both early- and late-stage pneumoconiosis , or “black lung disease,” than previous research suggested. Sifting…
A federal judge struck down the city of Oakland’s ban prohibiting companies from transporting coal through a proposed export terminal that U.S. miners see as a key link to overseas markets.
The ban — enacted by the city in 2014 — violates a development agreement, U.S. District Judge Vince Chhabria…
A former coal executive who served a year in prison related to a 2010 mine explosion in West Virginia that killed 29 people is now denying claims of racism as he seeks a Senate seat in the state. In a new ad , Republican Don Blankenship claims “swamp captain Mitch McConnell…
The administration’s commitment to coal is under its stiffest test yet after an Ohio energy company made a plea to favor that power source over its many rivals, including oil and natural gas.
WSJ.com: US Business
The future of coal mining has become center stage in the District 18 House race in Pennsylvania – with both candidates, Democrat Conor Lamb and Republican Rick Saccone trying to win over coal mining workers who have struggled to find jobs after the industry dried up.
In the battle of John Oliver vs. coal mogul Bob Murray, Oliver has come out on top in one big way. Murray sued Oliver for defamation over the late-night host’s Last Week Tonight takedown of the coal industry in general and Murray in particular , but last week, a West Virginia…
Miners in Indiana and other states are getting a small lift from global markets: American companies are shipping more coal to Europe and Asia, helping to stop the yearslong drop in the number of U.S. mining jobs.
WSJ.com: US Business
At least six cargo ships linked to China furtively violated U.N. sanctions by taking on North Korean coal late last year, potentially providing a significant financial boost to the rogue regime, the U.S. alleges.