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Exec order gives coal industry hope, but no new jobs

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President Trump’s executive order signed Tuesday rolling back Obama-era policies probably won’t bring back coal industry jobs, but it could provide the industry some much-needed breathing room to continue working on ways to stay competitive in the ever-changing energy landscape. President Trump signed his “Energy Independence” executive order surrounded by coal miners, who heard the President say many times throughout his ...

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Arch Coal files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection

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NEW YORK — Arch Coal, which has been hurt by the weakening demand for coal, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection Monday. The coal industry is struggling as electric power companies shift to using natural gas, which costs less than coal and produces less pollution. Other coal companies have filed for bankruptcy protection recently, including Alpha Natural Resources Inc. and ...

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2015: The year of Natural Gas?

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It’s been a rough year for coal. Having struggled through lost revenue, mine closures, job cuts and multiple companies filing for bankruptcy, coal production appears to be a fleeting industry. “You can see it across the industry,” said Kristoffer Inton, a coal industry investment analyst. “Neither the domestic situation nor the international situation looks good for coal.” Enter natural gas. ...

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Mountain Pact: Coal mining effects our environment, economy

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Western mountain communities in Colorado and neighboring states want financial reparations from energy companies to help offset the environmental and economic damages they believe is caused by fuel mining, particularly coal mining. This week, mountain community advocacy group Mountain Pact will write to federal and state officials demanding changes in their method of coal royalty collection, The Denver Post reports. ...

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21 confirmed dead in north China coal mine flood

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BEIJING — Search teams have recovered the bodies of 21 Chinese coal miners who died when the shaft where they were working filled with water, an official said Thursday. After days of rescue efforts following the accident Sunday, the final death toll of 21 was confirmed by a Datong city government official who gave only his surname, Meng. More than ...

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Colorado at center of energy divide

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By Kristen Wyatt | The Associated Press DENVER — Out of all the states in the nation, Colorado offers the best sneak peek at what the nation would look like under green energy regulations proposed by President Barack Obama on Monday, industry observers say. A workman at the new Black Hill power plant. Chieftain photo John Jaques 1.30.12 Critics likely ...

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