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US coal exports surge on sales to Europe, Asia

U.S. coal exports rose sharply in early 2017 amid increased demand in Asia and Europe.


Laid off workers called back to Bluefield, Virginia manufacturer Video included

Scores of laid off workers will remember today. About 65 laid off and newly hired employees clocked in...


Coal company admits to safety violations at Wise County mine

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A coal company pleads guilty to violating federal mine safety laws by giving workers advance notice that MSHA inspectors were on site at a Wise County mine.


West Virginia coal, gas taxes continue rising in June

West Virginia's tax collections from natural gas, coal and oil production totaled $47 million in June, exceeding estimates again and showing a continuing rebound in the state's energy sector.


Princeton-Mercer Chamber of Commerce CEO makes surprise retirement announcement Video included

Members of the Princeton-Mercer County Chamber of Commerce received a shock at their monthly board meeting today. Robert Farley, their president and CEO, announced he was retiring after 14 years at the helm. His retirement date isn't effective until next March, giving the organization enough time to find a suitable replacement. Incidentally, his retirement date also marks his 78th birthday. Farley says he will miss the job, but its time to rest.  "I think this posi...


Coal-fired plants top polluters in Europe


EU blames coal-fired power plants for the highest pollution on the continent, with Britain among top polluters. More>>

Court upholds $1.23 million fine for Justice coal company Video included

A federal appeals court has upheld $1.23 million in civil contempt fines ordered against one of Gov. Jim Justice's family coal companies.


Chinese coal mine plans scaled down on Australian farmland


A state government says it will buy back most of a Chinese mining company's coal exploration license for 262 million Australian dollars ($201 million) in a bid to protect some of Australia's most fertile farmland. More>>

Perry says coal-fired power plants important in US future

After touring one of the few recently built coal-fired power plants in the U.S., Energy Secretary Rick Perry says they're important for the country's future.


Dominion exploring pumped storage in coalfields

Dominion Energy says it has identified dozens of possible sites in the Virginia coalfields suitable for a pumped storage system.


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