Hundreds of miners have been laid off this week following the closure of the Pinnacle mine in Wyoming County, and the news has left some considering getting out of the industry altogether. Bobby Bowman, president of the United Mine Workers of America chapter representing the employees, said the layoffs would […]Read More
A coal comeback?
The so-called “war on coal” is now over, according to a statement from Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, who recently praised the Trump administration for its work with the Environmental Protection Agency to withdraw from the Obama-era “Clean Power Plant” rule that limited greenhouse-gas emissions from existing power plants. The […]Read More
A national bump in coal production that started in mid-2016 may be pausing or even coming to an end, although overall job growth and production in Central Appalachia continues to grow. The downtick in production figures was reported Thursday by SNL Energy, a publication produced by S&P Global Market Intelligence. […]Read More