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JAN-FEB 2017

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JANUARY-FEBRUARY 2017 VOL. 122 NO. 1 January-February 2017 1 feature articles 20 The Outlook for Coal Improves Optimism returns to an industry ravaged by hostile regulatory overreach 26 U.S. Longwall Operations: How Slow Can We Go? Anticipating a recovery in 2017, longwall mines sit in a holding pattern 34 Informational Preferences of Coal Miners The What, When and Who coal in the news 4 Working With Congress, President Trump Repeals Stream Protection Rule 4 Corsa Increases Met Coal Guidance 5 Greens Hollow Coal Tract Receives Bid of $22.9M 7 Peabody Reaches Agreement With UCC on Reorganization 9 Texas Mineral Resources Signs Extension With Jeddo Coal 10 Illinois Power Generating Emerges From Chapter 11 10 Alliance Sees Large Increase in Net Income for 4Q 2016 16 Duke Seeks Approval for East Bend Generating Station 18 Bills Introduced in KY Seek to Help Coal Production 19 Bill is Introduced to Streamline Permits for Mining world news 5 Japan to Build 45 New Coal Pants in Next 10 Years 6 India Postpones Coal Exports 7 Conuma Restarts Operations in British Columbia departments 2 Editorial 4 News 5 World News 8 Dateline Washington 10 People 14 Awards 18 Calendar 40 Operating Ideas 42 Suppliers News 44 Product News 47 Classifieds 48 Legally Speaking In addition to the Annual Forecast, Coal Age publishes the U.S. Longwall Census. The top four longwall mines produced 43.5 million tons last year. (Cover photo courtesy of Cat.) this issue NEWS/ 4 U.S. LONGWALL CENSUS/ 26 HEALTH & SAFETY/ 34 2017 ANNUAL FORECAST/ 20

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