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April 22: Warrior Met Coal Holding Job Fair to Hire Coal Miners, Alabama

April 20, 2017

Warrior Met Coal is hosting a job fair in Bessemer on Saturday. The metallurgical coal mining company operates longwall and continuous miner sections at its underground mines near Brookwood. The company has an immediate need for experience miners. The job

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Trump Team to Discuss U.S. Position With Paris Climate Agreement

April 20, 2017

President Donald Trump’s key advisers remain divided on the issue of climate change as they prepare to discuss whether the United States should remain a party to the Paris Climate Agreement. “Senior officials will meet this week to discuss the

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GOP Crafting New Health Care Plan for Retired Unionized Coal Miners

April 20, 2017

Coal companies say a new Republican plan to extend retiree health benefits is fair, but unionized miners worry it will siphon federal resources they believe should be used for their pensions. The measure, which hasn’t yet been introduced, shifts the

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Golden Sunlight Readies to Develop New Underground Apex Gold Mine, Montana

April 20, 2017

A projected gold mine planned to open north of Whitehall in 2018 will not likely create new jobs, according to Golden Sunlight Mine General Manager Dan Banghart. That’s because the new mine will be entirely underground, which requires less manpower,

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Stillwater’s $2.2 Billion Merger with Sibanye Gold Clears Key Final Federal Review

April 19, 2017

Stillwater Mining Co. announced Monday it has cleared the final federal regulatory hurdle in its proposed $2.2 billion acquisition by South African firm Sibanye Gold Ltd. The Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States found no national security issues

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Energy Secretary Perry Cheers Petra Nova Coal Carbon Capture Project in Texas

April 19, 2017

Energy Secretary Rick Perry attended an opening ceremony Thursday for a new carbon-capture project at a Texas coal-fired power plant, hailing it as a model of “clean coal.” The Petra Nova project at the existing WA Parish Generating Station is

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Cloud Peak Energy’s CEO Expects Record Year for Coal Exports

April 19, 2017

The CEO of Cloud Peak Energy, the U.S.’s third-largest coal producer, expects a record year for coal exports, but says the small boom has little to due with President Donald Trump’s policies. “There is already a revival in exports compared

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Electric Grid Study Ordered by U.S. Energy Chief Rick Perry to Boost Coal

April 19, 2017

U.S. Energy Secretary Rick Perry is ordering a study of the U.S. electric grid, with an eye to examining whether policies that favor wind and solar energy are accelerating the retirement of coal and nuclear plants critical to ensuring steady,

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EPA Moves to Undo Tougher Pollution Limits on Coal-fired Power Plants

April 19, 2017

The Trump administration is moving to rewrite Obama-era rules limiting water pollution from coal-fired power plants. Scott Pruitt, the administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, sent a letter announcing his decision to a coalition of energy companies that lobbied against

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Norfolk Southern Railway Commits to Sticking with Coal

April 19, 2017

Norfolk Southern Railway will continue to use both thermal and metallurgical coal, Chief Marketing Officer Alan Shaw announced last week at the National Coal Transportation Association Conference. S&P Global Platts, an energy price assessment and reporting agency, reports that Norfolk

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