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Coronavirus accelerates decline of slumping coal industry

Lockdowns have shut off lights in offices and schools, sapping demand for electricity provided by coal-fired power plants.

Eastern Ky. communities receive millions in Grants

In Governor Beshear's budget proposal, officials say returning every coal severance dollar back to coal-producing counties.

TVA plant in Kentucky halts last coal-burning unit

The Tennessee Valley Authority has shut down its last coal-fired unit at Paradise Fossil Plant.

Company that bought Blackjewel mines idling some miners

Inmet Mining, the company that bought bankrupt Blackjewel, says it's temporarily halting its coal operations beginning Monday.

Coal bankruptcy judge asks company to explain attorney costs

A judge is telling a bankrupt coal company to provide more information about over $73,000 in expenses accrued by its attorneys while miners awaited back pay.

Kentucky-based coal company to close West Virginia facilities

Blackhawk Mining says it's closing three mines and two preparation plants in West Virginia amid weak global coal markets.

Mountain Arts Center: Racing, Coal, and Art

Visit the Mountain Arts Center in Prestonburg, KY to tour their performance center coal exhibit, and art center.

Coal company compliance over wage bonds under investigation

Coal company compliance over wage bonds under investigation
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Kentucky’s Cambrian Coal files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy

Cambrian Coal LLC plans to auction off most of its assets next month, if it gains court approval.

Tractor-trailer hanging off overpass dumps coal on I-64

A stretch of eastbound I-64 in Clark County was closed overnight Wednesday when a tractor-trailer crashed and ended up hanging off an overpass, spilling coal on the interstate, according to the state.
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Operator of major Wyoming coal mines files for Chapter 11

Blackjewel LLC operates the Eagle Butte and Belle Ayre mines in the Powder River Basin and several other U.S. coal properties.

Third-biggest US coal company files for bankruptcy

The nation's third-largest coal company by production volume filed for bankruptcy Friday as utility companies increasingly turn to gas-fired generation and renewable energy for electricity.
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Feds sue WV governor’s coal companies over safety violations

All 23 companies are listed in the governor's most recent financial disclosure form and they operate in Virginia, West Virginia, Tennessee, Alabama and Kentucky.
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Coal investor offers to buy power plant slated for closure

A coal investor has offered to purchase a Tennessee Valley Authority plant in Kentucky that's slated for closure next year.
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Trump’s coal pledge could be tested by TVA vote this week

President Donald Trump's vow to save the coal industry will be tested this week when a utility board he appoints weighs whether to close a coal-fired power plant in Kentucky whose suppliers include a mine owned by one of his campaign donors.

TVA report backs Trump-opposed closure of coal-fired unit

A report by the Tennessee Valley Authority says it no longer makes sense to keep burning coal at its Paradise, Kentucky, power plant, despite calls by state and federal officials to keep it open.

US coal consumption drops to lowest level since 1979

Americans are using less coal this year than at any time since Jimmy Carter's presidency.
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Trump’s pollution rules rollback to hit coal country hard

GRANT TOWN, W.Va. (AP) - President Donald Trump picked West Virginia as the place to announce he'd roll back pollution rules for coal-fired power...
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Summit seeks solutions for struggling coal region’s economy

Community leaders are meeting in a Kentucky region hurt by the collapsing coal industry, seeking to help redevelop the area economy.

Trump plan rolls back Obama’s coal emissions standards

The Trump administration is preparing a plan to give states broad authority to determine how to restrict carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gas emissions.

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