Wyoming coal community imagines a new future

Jun 3, 2019
The threat of coal plant closures is making Kemmerer, Wyoming, think closely about diversification.
Mayor Tony Tomassi standing on the edge of a small residential community in Kemmerer.
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Can looser regulations save the coal industry from market forces?

Aug 21, 2018
The Environmental Protection Agency released details today of its plan to replace the Obama-era rules governing carbon emissions from power plants. The EPA’s proposals differ radically from the old Clean Power Plan. They give a lot of concessions to the…
A truck dumps coal at a coal prep plant outside the city of Welch in rural West Virginia on May 19, 2017.
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Coal and nuclear power stand to gain from new Department of Energy moves

Oct 2, 2017
The Trump administration is asking for new regulations in the name of grid reliability. Specifically, it wants to support coal and nuclear power to make sure the U.S. always has a  supply on-hand for possible times of need. But skeptics…

New report calls on federal government to help shore up nuclear security

Aug 16, 2017
Former Energy Secretary says our nuclear energy, technology, are tied to national security.

Community near Georgia nuclear plant looks at an uncertain future

Apr 25, 2017
What will Westinghouse's bankruptcy mean for its nuclear projects in the U.S.?
Plant Vogtle in  Georgia sits just west of the Savannah River.
Grant Blankenship