Spanish energy providers decided that refitting coal plants to reduce carbon emissions and meet EU regulations was too expensive.
The threat of coal plant closures is making Kemmerer, Wyoming, think closely about diversification.
When we subsidize coal companies, does that make it back to the people living in coal country? In her reporting for Quartz, economics writer Gwynn Guilford found that the answer may be a loud, resounding “no.” For her article “The 100-year capitalist experiment that keeps Appalachia poor, sick, and stuck on coal,” Guilford reported on the […]
The Interior Department is stopping a two-year study on the health risks of mountaintop-removal coal mining for people who live nearby. The study was looking at the connection between mining waste and reported increases in heart and lung disease, cancer and birth defects. Some see an end run around industry regulation. Industry says there’s not […]
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It's a small part of Kentucky's economy, but it plays a big role in politics.
Here are the numbers behind the much-discussed coal industry in the U.S.
Senior Trump administration officials cancelled a meeting today to talk about whether the U.S. will stay committed to its emissions targets under the Paris climate agreement. Trump has promised to take the U.S. out of agreement. A surprising group wants America to stay in: coal executives. The nation’s three biggest coal companies would rather the […]
Under a new administration, this extraction-industry town feels revitalized.
They cover the night Trump won the election...to the importance of the extraction industry for Wyoming.