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By Rose Ragsdale
Mining News Contributing Writer 

Coal cash: coal-to-liquids being studied

Federal, state agencies pursue lucrative potential for converting Beluga's vast reserves into synthetic transportation, power fuels


Last updated 7/24/2005 at Noon

U.S. energy legislation currently working its way toward finalization in Congress provides $200 million in aid for programs that develop ways to convert coal into synthetic fuels such as clean diesel, along with billions in loans and incentives to encourage environmentally friendly methods of burning coal to generate electricity.

A huge federal transportation bill still in the U.S. House also...

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